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If there's a topic which has come to dominate headlines about medicine and diseases in recent years, it's the topic of antibiotic-resistant diseases. The revolution of antibiotics which began in the early 20th Century and has saved countless lives has also sparked an evolutionary war with diseases. And the diseases may be winning.

Today, more and more diseases are being discovered which are resistant to most or all of the antibiotics we currently have. And scientists are struggling to manufacture enough new antibiotics to keep up our side of the war.  

One of the most pernicious forms of antibiotic-resistant diseases are those based in biofilm. Biofilm infections can be especially dangerous to diabetes sufferers, but are increasingly becoming a threat to people in general. Here's what you need to know.

What Are Biofilm Infections, And Why Are They Antibiotic-Resistant?

Why are biofilms hard to treat? Simply put, biofilm is a slimy layer made up of multiple kinds of bacteria and other microorganisms which can form on wounds or other diseased areas of the body. These microorganisms work together, creating a layer of infectious disease. It is extremely difficult for medicines to break up or eliminate biofilms.  

As an analogy, think of picket lines or protests made up of people linked arm-in-arm. This is roughly how a biofilm works. By blocking the entrance to wounds with infectious material, it ensures those wounds remain diseased.

Biofilm infections can easily develop on the wounds of diabetic people, if those wounds fail to heal properly. They are also known to contribute to a wide range of diseases such as cystic fibrosis, endocarditis, and cystitis. Additionally, biofilm infections can form around implanted medical devices such as pacemakers, inhibiting their action or encouraging infection in the implantation site.

Related: Diabetic Wounds and The Challenge of Biofilm

The very purpose of biofilm, from the point of view of the microorganisms, is to prevent themselves from being killed by the body's defenses - or by external antibiotics. While there are still techniques which can disrupt biofilm infections, and kill the constituent parts, they are becoming increasingly rare just like all effective antibiotics are becoming rare.

New methods and new antibiotics are needed for destroying biofilm! And a biofilm antibiotic treatment is exactly what we're providing, here at Lavior.

Introducing Inula Viscosa - "The King Of Medicinal Plants"

The world is full of plants which are well-known to locals for their healing properties, but have not yet received enough attention from western medical science. Among the most prominent of these is Inula Viscosa, a shrub which grows across Israel, Palestine, and other parts of the Mediterranean. For thousands of years, people in these regions have relied on the curative properties of Inula Viscosa - and now you can use it as a natural biofilm disruptor too.

Lavior’s line of skin care products and healing agents are based on our own proprietary extract of Inula Viscosa, mixed with other medicinal herbs known for their healing factors, called the AGS Botanical extract, With products for diabetic wound care, chronic wounds, surgical wound care, burn recovery, and just everyday protective skin care (the M-care is a preventive product as well), we offer a genuinely new way to fight biofilm and other infections. Because Inula Viscosa has been ignored by the world, most bacteria have not evolved resistance to it.  

Lavior is here to change how science and medicine deal with antibiotic resistance and biofilm infections. To learn more about the science behind our biofilm treatment products, and their effectiveness, please contact us.

 


If there's a topic which has come to dominate headlines about medicine and diseases in recent years, it's the topic of antibiotic-resistant diseases. The revolution of antibiotics which began in the early 20th Century and has saved countless lives has also sparked an evolutionary war with diseases. And the diseases may be winning.

Today, more and more diseases are being discovered which are resistant to most or all of the antibiotics we currently have. And scientists are struggling to manufacture enough new antibiotics to keep up our side of the war.  

One of the most pernicious forms of antibiotic-resistant diseases are those based in biofilm. Biofilm infections can be especially dangerous to diabetes sufferers, but are increasingly becoming a threat to people in general. Here's what you need to know.

What Are Biofilm Infections, And Why Are They Antibiotic-Resistant?

Why are biofilms hard to treat? Simply put, biofilm is a slimy layer made up of multiple kinds of bacteria and other microorganisms which can form on wounds or other diseased areas of the body. These microorganisms work together, creating a layer of infectious disease. It is extremely difficult for medicines to break up or eliminate biofilms.  

As an analogy, think of picket lines or protests made up of people linked arm-in-arm. This is roughly how a biofilm works. By blocking the entrance to wounds with infectious material, it ensures those wounds remain diseased.

Biofilm infections can easily develop on the wounds of diabetic people, if those wounds fail to heal properly. They are also known to contribute to a wide range of diseases such as cystic fibrosis, endocarditis, and cystitis. Additionally, biofilm infections can form around implanted medical devices such as pacemakers, inhibiting their action or encouraging infection in the implantation site.

Related: Diabetic Wounds and The Challenge of Biofilm

The very purpose of biofilm, from the point of view of the microorganisms, is to prevent themselves from being killed by the body's defenses - or by external antibiotics. While there are still techniques which can disrupt biofilm infections, and kill the constituent parts, they are becoming increasingly rare just like all effective antibiotics are becoming rare.

New methods and new antibiotics are needed for destroying biofilm! And a biofilm antibiotic treatment is exactly what we're providing, here at Lavior.

Introducing Inula Viscosa - "The King Of Medicinal Plants"

The world is full of plants which are well-known to locals for their healing properties, but have not yet received enough attention from western medical science. Among the most prominent of these is Inula Viscosa, a shrub which grows across Israel, Palestine, and other parts of the Mediterranean. For thousands of years, people in these regions have relied on the curative properties of Inula Viscosa - and now you can use it as a natural biofilm disruptor too.

Lavior’s line of skin care products and healing agents are based on our own proprietary extract of Inula Viscosa, mixed with other medicinal herbs known for their healing factors, called the AGS Botanical extract, With products for diabetic wound care, chronic wounds, surgical wound care, burn recovery, and just everyday protective skin care (the M-care is a preventive product as well), we offer a genuinely new way to fight biofilm and other infections. Because Inula Viscosa has been ignored by the world, most bacteria have not evolved resistance to it.  

Lavior is here to change how science and medicine deal with antibiotic resistance and biofilm infections. To learn more about the science behind our biofilm treatment products, and their effectiveness, please contact us.