Gut cleansing supplement with wormwood

Para-X (90 Caps) was Paracid-X


You cannot enjoy the health benefits of a balanced gut without the removal of destructive organisms. Para-X uses nature’s finest anti-microbials to help expel them from your intestinal tract.

  • Paracid-X is now Para-X (September 2023)
  • Experience broad-spectrum, plant-based defense against intestinal invaders
  • Supplement with potent compounds known to interfere with harmful digestive microbes, while protecting good bacteria and tissues
  • Clean up your digestive tract and restore vitality, by reducing inflammation, malabsorption, and infectious microbes
  • Supportive of maintenance and intervention on dysbiosis and leaky gut

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Suggested Use

2 capsules three times per day or as recommended by your health care professional.


One Capsule of Para-X Contains:

Sweet Wormwood Herb Powder (Artemisia annua) – 150 mg
Olive Leaf Extract (Oleuropein 20%) – 100 mg
Black Walnut Hull Powder (Juglans nigra) – 85 mg
Berberine HCL 97% (Phellodendron amurense) – 75 mg
Artemisinin 98% – 25.5 mg

Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Vegetable Stearate, Silicon Dioxide, Hypromellose (Vegetable Capsule Shell)

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.

What’s Eating You?

Cleanse the GI Tract of Bad Bugs

When your intestinal tract is home to invasive organisms, it is impossible to feel your best. These bugs are living off the nutrients you ingest, inflaming the barrier of your intestinal wall, and pushing your stress hormones to exhaustion. Unpleasant symptoms (such as nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and general weakness) are just the beginning of what these damaging microbes can do to your health. Let’s help you get rid of them.

Natural Alternatives for Microbiome Balance

There is no doubt that drug development has contributed to profound healing opportunities, and antibiotics are a conventional approach to treating parasites – though their long-lasting side effects on healthy bacteria and tissues are also well-known.

Complementary Supplements for Intestinal Cleanse

Since long before drugs were commonplace, the Earth has yielded plants with properties capable of preventing and removing intestinal parasites. For centuries and across cultures, plants have been the staples of gastrointestinal therapies. Para-X contains several of these ancient, double-blind study validated ingredients.

Plant-Based Treatments

When you decide to take a plant-based approach to preventing or treating invasive organisms, there are many options. Complementary therapies exist to take a dynamic approach to healing, with numerous modalities available, including colon irrigation, laser therapy, and more. But you may be best served by focused, potent supplements with the power to deliver results safely and effectively, without unnecessary burdens of time and money. Keep it simple.

Para-X is formulated to be used exclusively in the effort to prevent or treat bad bugs, but it can also complement more complex therapies. Working with a motivated integrative health professional can help immensely in dialing in the details of your gut therapies. Be sure to protect your liver with a detoxification supplement, and restore healthy flora with a probiotic.

The Para-X Advantage

Unlike competing supplements that can irritate already inflamed tissues, Para-X helps to eliminate bad bugs while minimizing inflammatory damage. The five ingredients come together to create a hostile environment for harmful microbes, without harsh side effects. They also aim to protect the beneficial, friendly organisms that have been under assault.

The Formula: Purpose

  • Sweet Wormwood/Artemisinin – Whole wormwood (containing artemisinin) combined with whole artemisinin to hit the target with broad-spectrum effects
  • Olive Leaf Extract – To decrease inflammatory molecules, suppress harmful microbes, and support innate immunity against toxic microbes
  • Black Walnut Hulls – Possessing activities that inflict permanent damage on nasty microbes, while also promoting toxin elimination
  • Berberine – Not only targets the bad bugs, but it also has properties that make it effective in increasing short-chain fatty acids

FAQ: Para-X

Can children take Para-X?

Due to FDA regulations and limitations on pediatric studies of these ingredients, we cannot advise on how to dose Para-X for children. However, many of our professional customers use the product, just at lower doses.

When should I take this product?

Empty stomach seems well tolerated by most people, whenever is convenient. Sensitive individuals can combine with a small, light snack.

Can I open the capsules and pour the powder into food or drinks?

This is not recommended, because you want the capsule to break up while in the stomach for optimal release into the intestines.

Science-Based Ingredients

Para-X contains botanical extracts that have stood the test of time – and the rigorous investigation of researchers:

  • Sweet Wormwood – Sweet wormwood has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years as a natural ailment for hemorrhoids and parasite infections. Scientists now know that sweet wormwood is rich in artemisinin, a compound that possesses potent parasite-neutralizing antioxidant capabilities [1]. The name wormwood stems from its traditional use to eliminate worms (helminths) from the body.
  • Artemisinin – This antioxidant is derived from wormwood. Artemisinin has been shown to exhibit potent antioxidant capabilities that can significantly neutralize invaders that cause infections [2]. Artemisinin also targets several major inflammatory pathways to modulate inflammation [3].
  • Olive Leaf Extract (20% Oleuropein) – Researchers have found that olive leaf extracts can significantly inhibit the growth of protozoa [4]. This effect is likely due to the antioxidant, oleuropein, which helps to neutralize pathogens [5]. In infected states, olive leaf extract has been shown to increase levels of beneficial inflammatory molecules, while also decreasing damage-related inflammatory molecules [6].
  • Black Walnut Hulls – Black walnut hulls have been used in traditional medicine as a natural remedy for intestinal diseases. Native Americans also used black walnut hulls to eliminate parasites and as a natural laxative. The hull is rich in a compound called juglone which supports a healthy gut microbiome and inflammation control [7]. The hull also contains potent antioxidants, called tannins, which target immune defense towards pathogens and modulates the immune response [8]. The fiber-rich hulls may exert a natural laxative effect that helps to flush out mobilized pathogens and toxins [9].
  • Berberine – Native to the Northern Himalayas, berberine has been used in Ayurvedic medicine elixirs for centuries to support immunity, balance the inflammatory response, and aid in toxin elimination. This potent alkaloid has been shown to support healthy levels of inflammation and colon recovery [10]. Berberine accomplishes this by switching off undesirable inflammatory signals in immune cells (called macrophages) and interfering with pathogen-induced gut barrier damage.


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  2. Watts RE, Odedra A, Marquart L, et al. Safety and parasite clearance of artemisinin-resistant Plasmodium falciparum infection: A pilot and a randomised volunteer infection study in Australia. PLoS Med. 2020;17(8):e1003203. Published 2020 Aug 21. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1003203
  3. Ho WE, Peh HY, Chan TK, Wong WS. Artemisinins: pharmacological actions beyond anti-malarial. Pharmacol Ther. 2014;142(1):126-139. doi:10.1016/j.pharmthera.2013.12.001
  4. Sifaoui I, López-Arencibia A, Martín-Navarro CM, et al. Activity assessment of Tunisian olive leaf extracts against the trophozoite stage of Acanthamoeba. Parasitol Res. 2013;112(8):2825-2829. doi:10.1007/s00436-013-3453-9
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  10. Yan F, Wang L, Shi Y, et al. Berberine promotes recovery of colitis and inhibits inflammatory responses in colonic macrophages and epithelial cells in DSS-treated mice. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2012;302(5):G504-G514. doi:10.1152/ajpgi.00312.2011


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