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A.C. Formula®

What Is A.C. Formula®

A.C. Formula® is a standardized herbal formula consisting of barberry, grapefruit seed, lavender, tea tree oil and red thyme extracts, as well as calcium undecylenate for intestinal tract microbial balance and health.*

Features of A.C. Formula®

• Barberry, containing the alkaloid berberine, which helps promote immune system function and impede the adherence of bacteria to cells.*

• Grapefruit seed, providing polyphenolic compounds and supporting healthy microbial and fungal balance in the gastrointestinal tract.*

• Lavender, soothing the stomach and colon.*

• Tea tree oil, promoting the balance of beneficial bacteria.*

• Red thyme, soothing the gastrointestinal tract.*

• Calcium undecylenate, supporting healthy fungi levels.*

Uses For A.C. Formula®

Promotes Healthy Microbial Balance In The Intestinal Tract: This synergistic combination of concentrated herbal extracts promotes microflora balance, as well as healthy yeast and fungi levels in the colon and intestinal tract.*

Sourceof A.C. Formula®

This formula contains:

Berberis vulgaris(barberry) extract (6:1);
grapefruit seed extract;
calcium (calcium undecylenate);
lavender extract (standardized to contain 15% essential oil);
tea tree oil extract (standardized to contain 15% essential oil);
red thyme extract (standardized to contain 15% essential oil).

Potential Side Effects Or Precautions for A.C. Formula®

Not recommended for pregnant or lactating women. Some individuals may experience lethargy, nose bleed, skin and eye irritation, and kidney irritation if sensitive to barberry extract. This formula contains thyme extract, which may lead to dizziness, vomiting, and breathing difficulties in sensitive individuals.

Potential Drug Interactions of A.C. Formula®

This formula may potentially react with antibiotics. Consult your physician for more information.

Ingredients in A. C. Formula®

Two vegetable capsules of A. C. Formula® contain

Berberis vulgaris (barberry) extract (6:1) - 100 mg.  

Grapefruit seed extract- 40 mg.

Calcium (calcium undecylenate) - 15 mg.

Lavender extract (standardized to contain 15% essential oil ) - 266 mg.

Tea tree oil extract (standardized to contain 15% essential oil) -266 mg.

Red thyme extract (standardized to contain 15% essential oil) -133 mg.

Suggested Dose:

4–6 capsules per day, in divided doses, just before meals, with 6–8 oz. water.


1. Banes-Marshall L, Cawley P, Phillips CA. In vitro activity of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil against bacterial and Candida spp. isolates from clinical specimens. Br J Biomed Sci2001;58(3):139-45.

2. Cox SD et al. The mode of antimicrobial action of the essential oil of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree oil). J Appl Microbiol2000 Jan;88(1):170-5.

3. Hammer KA, Carson CF, Riley TV. Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil inhibits germ tube formation by Candida albicans. Med Mycol2000. Oct;38(5):355-62.

4. Mahajan VM, Sharma A, Rattan A. Antimycotic activity of berberine sulphate: an alkaloid from an Indian medicinal herb. Sabouraudia1982 Mar;20(1):79-81.

5. Pattnaik S, Subramanyam VR, Bapaji M, Kole CR. Antibacterial and antifungal activity of aromatic constituents of essential oils. Microbios 1997;89(358):39-46.

6. Carson CF, Riley TV. Antimicrobial activity of the major components of the essential oil of Melaleuca alternifolia. J Appl Bacteriol1995 Mar;78(3):264-269.

7. Healthnotes Clinical Essentials. Copyright 2004. Healthnotes, Inc.

*This is a statement of nutritional support. This statement has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

This information is for educational purposes only. Consult your physician for any health problems.

Source: Product Information Sheet from Pure Encapsulations

Manufacturers continually change product specifications. While we try our best to keep product descriptions up to date, they do not necessarily reflect the latest information available from the manufacturer. We are not responsible for incorrect or outdated product descriptions and/or images.

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