InterFase PlusKlaire Labs has developed a product with enzymes designed to break down biofilms that develop in the gut that can embed possible pathogens. Biofilms can then alter the environment making it difficult or impossible for other – beneficial – strains to get a foothold, and create their own biofilm. Whoever has the biofilm wins.

InterFase and InterFase Plus have no adverse effects on healthful biofilms created by beneficial bacteria but is effective against pathogenic bacteria, which means you preserve your good bacteria, while dissolving the pathogenic biofilm over time.

Good bacteria that is preserved include:

  • Bifidobacterium bifidum PT131
  • Bifidobacterium breve PT132
  • Bifidobacterium longum PT136
  • Lactobacillus casei PT116
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus PT112
  • Lactobacillus salivarius ATCC 29602

Pathogenic bacterial biofilms that are disrupted include:

  • Escherichia coli O157:H7
  • Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 29213
  • Gardnerella vaginalis ATCC 14018
  • Staphylococcus aureus MRSA 399
  • Helicobacter pylori ATCC 43504
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae ATCC 10015
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae ATCC 4352
  • Streptococcus pyogenes ATCC 10096
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 27853
  • Candida albicans SJ2083133
  • Clostridium difficile ATCC 9689
  • Candida paratropicalis ATCC 99916 

How does it work?

This product has a multitude of enzymes that have been shown in the lab to break down bacterial biofilms from a range of bacteria and fungi, including Candida albicans and Gardnerella vaginalis.

Biofilms require calcium, iron and magnesium to develop, and InterFase Plus includes a special acid (EDTA) that binds the metals, removing them from available resources of the bacteria. This interrupts the bacteria’s ability to create a biofilm, but could also cause a problem for those who are already suffering low iron.

Many pathogens actually use iron from our food, and can be a trigger for iron deficient anaemia, so talk to your doctor if this applies to you, since a more tailored approach could work well to clear the gut of those bacteria and their biofilms. The process could be a bit hard on your body, so care needs to be taken.

How to take InterFase and InterFase Plus

InterFase and InterFase plus are used to support normal gastrointestinal flora and gut function, and are best used with a broad, multispecies probiotic formulation and a prebiotic to support normal, healthy colonies and biofilms in the intestine. They can be used with other antimicrobials (like antibiotics or herbs).

The daily amount to take is between 1-4 capsules of InterFase or 2-8 capsules of InterFase Plus, dependent on age and size – see the packet insert for instructions. Take away from meals for maximum impact.

Dose: 2 capsules, 60 or 120 caps per container
Cost: InterFase and InterFase Plus are about US$20-$40 per 120 capsules online, but price seems to vary depending on your location

Who can’t take InterFase or InterFase Plus?

Anyone with an egg white allergy should speak to their doctor before taking this product.

InterFase Ingredients (500mg – 2 capsules)

  • Glucoamylase (with isomaltase side chain activity)
  • Chitosanase
  • Cellulase
  • Hemicellulase/Pectinase Complex
  • Beta-Glucanase
  • Protease/Peptidase Complex with endopeptidase, exopeptidase, and DPP-IV activity
  • Lysozyme (from egg white)
  • Serratia peptidase (enteric-coated)

InterFase Plus Ingredients (750mg 2 capsules)

  • Glucoamylase (with isomaltase side chain activity)
  • Chitosanase
  • Cellulase
  • Hemicellulase/Pectinase Complex
  • Beta-Glucanase
  • Protease/Peptidase Complex with endopeptidase, exopeptidase, and DPP-IV activity
  • Lysozyme (from egg white)
  • Serratia peptidase (enteric-coated)
  • EDTA (as disodium EDTA)

Other ingredients:

  • Vegetable caps (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, water)
  • L-leucine, and cellulose

For more information on this product, see the Klaire Labs manufacturer’s factsheet.

Does this product work in the vagina?

This product is designed to be taken orally and ingested. It works on G. vaginalis, and works systematically throughout your gut and has a secondary effect on the vagina. Klaire Labs doesn’t mention anything about what their product can be useful for except the specific bacterial biofilms that it is effective against. We always recommend you follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

Treating the gut to treat vaginal infections is a viable method, particularly for stubborn cases, since many of these problems originate in the gut and cause imbalance that then sets you up for vaginal infections.

Side effects

Some people have unpleasant side-effects after taking this product due to its impact on the microflora in the gut. Everyone is different, so start off slow, follow all the instructions, and get help from a doctor if you aren’t sure how it will impact you. If you are pregnant, talk to your healthcare practitioner first.

Some side-effects have included migraines, intestinal upsets, and flu-like symptoms, which could be due to the biofilm disintegration releasing trapped molecules into your system.

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