HERX is a carefully crafted blend of Smilax glabra, Galium aparine, and high-dose molybdenum, meticulously formulated to manage Jarisch-Herxheimer reactions—a challenging inflammatory response triggered when harmful microorganisms are rapidly eliminated by medical treatments. This reaction leads to the release of endotoxins, causing a temporary exacerbation of symptoms, which subside as the body clears the toxins.
Smilax glabra, a key ingredient in HERX, exerts a direct binding effect on endotoxins and exhibits anti-inflammatory properties, effectively mitigating the inflammatory responses associated with the heightened endotoxin levels in Herxheimer reactions.
Galium aparine, known as cleavers, plays a vital role in this synergistic blend, acting as a blood purifier and detoxifier through its diuretic and lymphatic-stimulating properties. By increasing urine output and stimulating lymphatic drainage, it facilitates the elimination of endotoxins released during the rapid eradication of harmful microorganisms, potentially alleviating Herxheimer reaction symptoms.
HERX also harnesses the power of high-dose molybdenum, an essential trace element crucial for the body’s detoxification pathways. Molybdenum’s enzymatic reactions convert toxic substances into less harmful forms, effectively enhancing detoxification processes. By augmenting molybdenum intake, the detoxification pathways may be further bolstered, aiding in the clearance of endotoxins released during Herxheimer reactions and potentially alleviating associated symptoms.