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New to North America: A Sticky “Gut Scrubbing” Seed That Can Boost Immunity

  • By Caylie Shelton
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  • 09 Dec 20

How a Plant From India Cleanses the Gut and Removes Pathogens

Meridian, Idaho, December 09, 2020— The topic of strengthening the immune system is at the forefront of 2020. The usual remedies are hydrating, increasing vitamin C and zinc intake, managing stress, and prioritizing rest. But there’s a less discussed, crucial practice for reinforcing immunity: cleansing your gut.

According to Microbe Formulas founders Dr. Jay Davidson and Dr. Todd Watts, parasites, pathogens, and toxins linger in the gut and create inflammation wherever they are present. They take over your gut microbiome, rob you of nutrients, and weaken your immune system. To obtain strong immunity, removing unwanted substances should be a top priority.

So where do you begin to effectively remove pathogens from your gut? Dr. Davidson and Dr. Watts recommend taking a plant ingredient called Mimosa pudica seed. The Mimosa pudica plant has been used traditionally in India for hundreds of years. But its seed was only recently discovered. In the article An Intro to Mimosa Pudica (And Its Sticky Seeds), they refer to this seed as a powerful “gut scrubber.” It can gently remove the harmful, unwanted elements that linger in the digestive tract and suppress immunity.

Dr. Davidson and Dr. Watts explain, “If you’ve ever used a sticky insect or rodent trap, you’ll easily understand how Mimosa pudica seed helps bind toxins and pathogens. When ground into a powder and exposed to liquid, the seed quickly forms a sticky gel.”

When taken orally in a capsule, this gel pulls out debris, parasites, and even biofilm. Think of biofilm as a blanket that hides harmful microbes. The doctors add that when you take Mimosa pudica seed, the “bad guys” are eliminated through your stools. This then promotes gut health and reduces the burden on your immune system.

For optimal detoxification and immune support, Dr. Davidson and Dr. Watts recommend taking Mimosa pudica seed capsules on an empty stomach regularly. The doctors caution anyone who takes a Mimosa pudica seed supplement to read the ingredient label and make sure it contains the seed. That’s where you can find the strongest gut and immune benefits. Some Mimosa pudica supplements sold only contain parts of the plant, which won’t offer you the same “gut-scrubbing” action. 

About Microbe Formulas: Microbe Formulas is a wellness company and leader in foundational health. With their all-natural ingredients and cutting-edge proprietary technology, Microbe facilitates health journeys, all in the hopes of saying “Welcome to the real you.” 

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Shawnda Huffman, Director of Public Relations for Microbe Formulas, at 208-274-8054 or