Disclaimer: Please note that only your own physician can determine your precise needs, but in order to give you some information these answers are based upon the ‘average person’ and clinical/ published results.
What are the benefits of 1st Line Thiocyanate? • Harnesses the body’s natural bio-identical protection from attack • Fights influenza, colds, and infections like regular first-line antibiotics • Offers strong defence against viruses, yeasts and funghi • Easily activates immunity-boosting ions found naturally in the body: just add water • Attacks harmful bacteria without causing damage to our bodies’ healthy bacteria • Works as a regular monthly supplement or on an ad hoc basis when symptoms of cold or flu first become apparent
What is thiocyanate? An alternative to antibiotics, thiocyanate is a group of ions found naturally in saliva, tears and milk that aid the immune system. Until very recently, there was no way of isolating and storing thiocyanate ions for effective use at a later point. British scientist, Dr Richard Steed, however, made a breakthrough that allowed the thiocyanate and 1st Line’s other active ingredient, hypothiocyannous, to be activated immediately prior to use. By adding water to make a solution means that thiocyanate and hypothiocyannous can be used as part of a legitimate immune-boosting supplement.
How is 1st Line Thiocyanate better than antibiotics? The ions that are activated when a 1st Line Thiocyanate sachet is mixed with water have a much lower molecular weight than antibiotics. • The ions diffuse much further and faster throughout the affected tissue than the synthetically made compounds that are most common. • The ions kill a much wider range of damaging microbes, like fungi, without interacting with naturally beneficial bacteria such as bifidobacteria or lactobacilli, which our bodies have evolved to accommodate. 1st Line Thyiocyanate is a remarkable supplement, which is set to change the way we think about protecting our health from toxins.
Why is 1st Line such a remarkable breakthrough? The benefits of thiocyanates have long been recognised, but their disadvantage is they are inherently unstable and short-lived. In the past, any solution containing thiocyanates needed to be made up and consumed immediately to have any effect, which made them impractical as a supplement. That is until British chemist, Richard Stead, patented the 1st Line kit, which allowed the thiocyanate solution to be stable at room temperature for up to two years. The 1st Line kit simply requires four ingredients to be mixed into water, and drunk within two hours of preparation. It is virtually tasteless and is simplicity itself to prepare.
The 1st Line kit is effective against a broad range of infections, many of which are not responsive to antibiotics. These include: • Campylobacter jejuni – one of the most common causes of human gastroenteritis worldwide; • Haemophilus influenzae – responsible for a wide range of diseases, including pneumonia, acute bacterial meningitis, cellulitis and osteomyelitis; • Candida albicans – which causes yeast infections such as thrush; • Herpes simplex virus; • Listeria monocytogenes – which causes listeriosis, a potentially fatal food poisoning; • Salmonella; • Streptococcus mutans – a bacterium which contributes to tooth decay.
How should I take 1st Line? 1st Line comes in a kit form, with easy-to-follow instructions for mixing with water. The recommended dose is 25mg per day. Taken regularly, 1st Line can significantly boost the immune system, and provide a safe and healthy way of fighting infections. 1. Dosing Proposals a. For mild and recent infections: A single dose repeated on the following day if necessary. b. For persistent and present infections: Two (BID) doses on day 1 and again the 2nd day; ideally taken at the start and the end of the day. c. Heavy and persistent (chronic): Up to four (QID) doses on day 1, followed by two (BID) doses each on days 2 and 3. 2. Peformance 1st Line does not operate in the usual antibiotic manner. A single thiocyanate molecule can destroy a single bacterium but several molecules are required to eliminate viruses or fungi. The dosing intention with 1st Line is to bring down the pathogenic contamination to a level at which the immune system can take over the elimination process. Additional doses of 1st Line may be indicated if symptoms persist, or should secondary infections emerge. 3. Infections linked with chronic conditions There are numerous chronic conditions where infections may be implicated, such as Cystic Fibrosis, Multiple Sclerosis and Autism etc. After initial dosing brings the infection(s) under control, regular maintenance doses of 1st Line is recommended. These could be weekly or monthly doses, as determined by the symptomology. 4. Foods For 1-3 hours before and 1-2 hours after dosing, try to avoid ingestion of food, drinks, supplements and herbs. This is because iron and / or vitamin C and other nutrients can destroy the efficacy of the thiocyanate molecules.
1st Line Instructions: Into a 1 liter clean glass jug add 500 mL of water. Add the contents of sachet ONE into the water. Stir well to ensure all the powder becomes wet. Add the contents of bottle TWO into the water and stir well. Add the contents of bottle THREE into the water and stir well. Add the contents of bottle FOUR into the water and stir slowly for 3-minutes. Allow the mix to stand for at least 20-minutes. During this time you will see some green/ brown colored material dropping to the bottom of the jug- this is normal. Slowly pour the clear liquid into a glass and drink it, there is no need to drink the green/ brown colored mass at the bottom, although allowing some to be drunk will make no difference. Dispose of the green/ brown mass from the jug into your toilet and also dispose of the bottles and sachet responsibly.
1st Line Dosage Use: Simply follow the instructions inside this box to mix the four ingredients one at a time into 400 to 450 millilitres of water and consume within 20-minutes of the final completion. 1st Line can be used regularly to boost immunity, such as once a month or once a quarter, (depending upon the need). 1st Line can also be taken as early as possible, (upon recognition of an infection) once a day until the symptoms have passed. Often it only requires 1 or 2 applications of 1st Line to eliminate or significantly reduce most common infection ailments. Before you start read this notice: The procedure requires you to handle chemicals (as described below), treat them sensibly and responsibly. Spillages must be cleaned up thoroughly. Children must not be allowed to play with any of the containers, empty or otherwise. Be patient! A few minutes will offer no advantages. The solid mass that collects at the bottom of the jug is harmless, so swallowing some or all will make no difference; it is also completely biodegradable and will not affect waste/ treatment systems. Mixing two or more ingredients at the same time or changing the order of the mix could destroy the efficacy of the kit- follow the instructions carefully. If you feel you need a second dose, wait until the following day before taking a second dose. Some people report feeling more unwell an hour or so following a dose, however this only lasts a short time before improvements are noted. If being taken for stomach upset, we recommend that the dose is followed by a course of non-dairy probiotics from the third day onward.
1When should 1st Line be used? 1st Line can be used in a number of different ways, the choice of which will depend upon your personal circumstances: • Whilst you are feeling well it can be beneficial to use 1st Line to give your immunity an occasional boost. By doing this not only do you boost your immune system, but you also lower burdens on your body which, together, can lead to increased energy levels and enhanced well being. If this is why you are taking 1st Line, you may find that you only need to take it from anywhere between once a month to once every three months - it all depends upon your own personal need. To determine your need, ask yourself how susceptible you are to infections/colds? The more susceptible you are, then the more frequent your dose of 1st Line should be • At the first signs of cold/flu like symptoms, take a 1st Line kit. If significant symptoms are still present the next day, take a second kit. In the majority of cases there will be no need to consume any further doses • For those with severely compromised immunity (which includes patients with HIV and MS) or in the face of known high risk infections, 1st Line kits may be consumed at the rate of once a day up to once a week..
Can a small portion of 1st Line™ be used topically for genital herpetic lesions? We have no direct experience of topical treatment for herpes, however it should be safe and if the lesion is ‘open’ there should be a beneficial effect. A cotton pad can be used- soaked in the 1st Line solution; apply it to the lesion then wrap gently with something like shrink-wrap to hold in place and to retain the liquid. Then take the remainder orally for a two-sided approach. The pH will be between 7 to 8 and depending upon the pH of the original water used.
I have seen some papers that have suggested that OSCN can have some effect on the thyroid- does 1st Line affect thyroid production? There is no evidence to suggest that the 25 mg of OSCNs delivered in each 1st Line™ kit can affect the thyroid, even if delivered continuously each day. The articles that refer to these effects have dosed at levels many times this. However, if one is concerned and using 1st Line™ on a very regular basis, then a few drops of iodine taken concurrently should suffice.
I have a persistent and recurrent urinary tract infection. I see an acupuncturist and have had some relief from herbs, but nothing seems to eliminate it. I react badly to antibiotics and want to avoid a repeat of them if possible. There is no published data regarding 1st Line and urinary infections; we are still waiting for a 200 patient trial to be released. However, Richard Stead, the inventor of 1st Line says that it is good for most soft tissue infections. The difficulty lies in the lack of information regarding dosing, for sure some infections require a repeat dose of 1st Line on the following days and then some require it again etc. We know how it works - each ion takes up its place on the pathogens (or viruses) receptor, but it takes complete coverage for elimination, therefore how many pathogens / viruses are there? Being armed with an idea may give a more accurate 1st Line dosing therapy, right now it’s educated guesswork unfortunately. Of course, the two huge advantages of 1st Line (other than the evidence that it can destroy viruses as well as pathogens) are the facts that (1) it does not destroy intestinal flora, (a huge problem for all antibiotics which is why one is weaker after a course of them) and (2) pathogens will not become resistant to it (after all it contains bioidentical thiocyanate ions, which have presumably been around since we have).
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