Essential oils for microbiome balance

Microb-Defend (90 Caps)


Restore your microbiome balance with the help of potent essential oils known to help relieve overgrowth of yeast and other microbes. †

  • Help deter harmful microbes with thyme, clove, and oregano oils in softgel capsules
  • Protect your system from yeast imbalance with herbs studied for their microbe balancing properties
  • Ease aches, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation by balancing inflammation and enhancing natural gut flora
  • Complement yeast balancing supplements like Candid-X, for maximum results

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Suggested Use

As a dietary supplement, take 1-3 soft gel capsules per day. For more specific recommendations, or if you are nursing or pregnant, please consult with your health professional.


One Soft Gel Capsule of Microb-Defend Contains:

Thyme Oil (Standardized to contain 30-75% thymol) – 200 mg
Clove Oil (Standardized to contain >80% eugenol) – 100 mg
Oregano Oil (Standardized to contain 55-80% carvacrol) – 100 mg

Other Ingredients: Rice Bran Oil, Gelatin, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Purified Water.

Allergen Information

Contains: No known allergens

Formulated to be free of: Egg, Dairy, Shellfish/Fish, Tree Nuts/Peanuts, Soy, Gluten, Bromelain, Corn, Artificial Colors, Artificial Flavors, Artificial Preservatives, Sodium, Sugar, Rice.

Microbiome Balancing Supplement

When your gut microbiome is disturbed, healthy flora – and the intestinal barrier that keeps invaders out – become compromised. While enzymes and probiotics encourage the growth of healthy gut flora, they cannot directly suppress unwanted gut microbes. As a result, your gut remains irritated and complicated by microbial overgrowth, unregulated inflammation, oxidative stress, and impaired nutritional balance.

Essential Oils for Gut Health

Though essential oils have recently gained widespread popularity, certain oils have been used worldwide for centuries due to their extensive medicinal profiles. Long before modern medicine, our ancestors used thyme, clove, and oregano to purify their bodies, heal wounds, and restore balance to the digestive tract. Researchers have investigated the properties of these plant oils and have found that they not only support the removal of bad microbes, but also encourage the health of good bacteria, wound healing, and pain relief. †

The Microb-Defend Advantage

Microb-Defends effectiveness lies in its simplicity: Three herbs in oil, each with centuries of cultural and scientific success in resolving gut problems. This formula enhances your defenses against numerous strains of harmful organisms, while also supporting probiotic harmony. For additional support, Microb-Defend aids in moderating inflammation and soothing digestive complaints. It is also a perfect complement to Candid-X for addressing stubborn cases of yeast overgrowth. †

The Formula: Purpose

  • Thyme – Contains thymol to support the suppression of numerous harmful bacterial strains while promoting the growth of probiotic strains, in addition to enhancing cholesterol balance and oral defense against inflammation and bacterial damage.
  • Clove – Contains eugenol to promote defense against harmful gut bacteria, balance intestinal inflammation, and help neutralize oxygen radicals.
  • Oregano – Rich in carvacrol, which enhances defense against harmful microbes in addition to soothing intestinal symptoms and balancing cholesterol levels.

FAQ: Microb-Defend

Can I open the caps and spill the liquid into food or drink?

This is not recommended, The strength and flavor of the herbs can be intense, plus you want these oils entering the small intestine as intact as possible.

I am taking this product to deal with yeast overgrowth. Can I take it with Candid-X?

This combo is commonly taken by patients on a 30-60 day Candida treatment and can be very effective, but we suggest starting slowly, one product at a time, given the die-off effects that can be stimulated as dying yeast release toxins.

Ingredients: Science-Based Formula

  • Thyme oil – This essential oil has been used across Europe and the Mediterranean for centuries to ameliorate infections, calm nerves, and regulate blood pressure. One study found that thyme oil significantly inhibited over 120 strains of bacteria that invade the GI tract [1]. Another study showed that thyme-enriched oil was found to not only decrease LDL levels but also increased beneficial Bifidobacterialprobiotic strains [2]. The key compound in thyme oil is thymol, which is widely used to protect from damage by bacteria, plaque accumulation, and inflammation.
  • Clove oil – Native to Asia, clove oil contains a compound that exhibits a wide therapeutic profile called eugenol. Since eugenol helps defend against inflammation and targets dangerous microbes, eugenol may promote intestinal microbial balance. One study found that eugenol significantly inhibited 30 strains of Helicobacter pylori – a bacteria that can cause gastric and intestinal ulcers [3]. In another study, eugenol administration in patients with inflammatory conditions was found to significantly reduce markers of inflammation and oxidative stress [4].
  • Oregano oil – Native to Europe, oregano oil is rich in carvacrol, which possesses antibacterial, antifungal, and antioxidant properties. One study found that patients infected with Escherichia coli, streptococcal, and staphylococcal infections who were supplemented with oregano oil for 10 days experienced significantly reduced infectious loads without any side effects [5]. With potent antiparasitic properties, supplementing with oregano oil for six weeks was found to significantly ameliorate parasitic infections while also improving gut symptoms [6]. Research shows that oregano oil can also significantly inhibit over 30 strains of Candida albicans, a yeast that can be harmful when it overgrows [7]. Another study found that participants with high cholesterol who were supplemented with oregano for three months experienced significantly reduced LDL and increased HDL levels [8].


  1. Sienkiewicz M, Łysakowska M, Ciećwierz J, Denys P, Kowalczyk E. Antibacterial activity of thyme and lavender essential oils. Med Chem. 2011;7(6):674-689. doi:10.2174/157340611797928488
  2. Martín-Peláez S, Mosele JI, Pizarro N, et al. Effect of virgin olive oil and thyme phenolic compounds on blood lipid profile: implications of human gut microbiota. Eur J Nutr. 2017;56(1):119-131. doi:10.1007/s00394-015-1063-2
  3. Ali SM, Khan AA, Ahmed I, et al. Antimicrobial activities of Eugenol and Cinnamaldehyde against the human gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori. Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob. 2005;4:20. Published 2005 Dec 21. doi:10.1186/1476-0711-4-20
  4. Alqareer A, Alyahya A, Andersson L. The effect of clove and benzocaine versus placebo as topical anesthetics. J Dent. 2006;34(10):747-750. doi:10.1016/j.jdent.2006.01.009
  5. Ghitea TC, El-Kharoubi A, Ganea M, et al. The Antimicrobial Activity of Origanum vulgare Correlated with the Gastrointestinal Perturbation in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome. Molecules. 2021;26(2):283. Published 2021 Jan 8. doi:10.3390/molecules26020283
  6. Force M, Sparks WS, Ronzio RA. Inhibition of enteric parasites by emulsified oil of oregano in vivo. Phytother Res. 2000;14(3):213-214. doi:10.1002/(sici)1099-1573(200005)14:3<213::aid-ptr583>;2-u
  7. Bona E, Cantamessa S, Pavan M, et al. Sensitivity of Candida albicans to essential oils: are they an alternative to antifungal agents?. J Appl Microbiol. 2016;121(6):1530-1545. doi:10.1111/jam.13282

Ozdemir B, Ekbul A, Topal NB, et al. Effects of Origanum onites on endothelial function and serum biochemical markers in hyperlipidaemic patients. J Int Med Res. 2008;36(6):1326-1334. doi:10.1177/147323000803600621


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We use botanically sourced ingredients whenever possible, to provide your body with nature’s simplicity and efficacy.