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What is Biofilm?

Biofilm is Everywhere and on Everything.

You find it on counters, sinks, toilets, tubs, faucets, refrigerators, stoves, floors, remote controls, cell phones, lamps, door knobs, reading glasses, tools, dashboards, fruits, vegetables, meats, cutting boards, silverware, coffee pots, water bottles, toys, rattles, baby bottles, teeth, dental appliances, skin, catheters, sinuses and implants.

Chemical based products are ineffective at removing biofilm.

If you do not clean away biofilm, nothing is really clean or protected.


Only nature holds the key to totally break down a bio-film. 

Conventional cleaning methods normally use chemicals that leave a residue in your homes and also they don’t physically remove all the contamination at the microscopic level where dirt and unwanted ‘germs’ hide.

Also, most important, conventional cleaners do not penetrate the biofilm layers formed by bacteria to protect themselves and where bacteria thrive.

This biofilm needs to be removed for optimal cleaning and to protect your health.

Some of the key innovative aspects of PureBiotics® are that probiotics act like millions of tiny workers removing the contaminations and dirt at the very microscopic level that you normally can never reach.

These contaminations are simply converted to mass and CO2, the same as you breathe out – and these beneficial little workers continue to work for up to days at a time after each cleaning to keep eating away the biofilm put down by pathogens and other harmful (bad) germs.

With PureBiotics®, surfaces that have been cleaned and colonised the probiotic way, will remove the biofilm and establish an environment that will not be hospitable to viral or bacterial colonisation.

Our Toothbrush and Dental Appliance Cleaner is one of our amazing products that reduce the pink build up (biofilm) on toothbrushes after extended use.

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Biofilm is responsible for odours - eliminate biofilm, and you eliminate odours, as well as mould, mildew and fungus.

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All your life you have been part of an arms race between humans and bacteria.

You use chemicals in soaps and disinfectants in your fight, but, even with all of today’s technology, we still find ourselves endlessly battling between trying to protect ourselves and using dangerous chemicals and products that harm us, our children, animals and the environment.

But, the “germs” have a secret weapon – their ability to rapidly form “biofilms” – a protective matrix, a cover, like a housing, in which large colonies of microbes are embedded.

Biofilms are not just a place to hide dirt, viruses, pathogens and other contaminants, but it is a slimy matrix that is one of the key weapons micro-organisms use to defeat the immune system, antibiotic drugs and other threats.

When bacteria find themselves on a new surface, within a few hours a colony can be created very rapidly – and this bacteria colony builds a slimy protective layer, the biofilm, which protects the colony against harmful environmental influences. 

That biofilm is produced by the bacteria from proteins and multiple sugars and it protects the colony from UV light, poisonous substances such as disinfectants, cleaners, antibiotics and against dehydration. 

You see biofilm all the time and don’t realise it.

When much thicker, you may see it as a stain or darkening on a wall or floor and it is what makes all the grout in your house darker. It is on all surfaces from the railing on your stairs, hiding in the sides of your sink to the insides of your pipes and can lead to outbreaks of diseases.


The primary source for bacterial or viral disease transmission is by surface to hand or hand to hand contact.

Viruses are relatively short-lived organisms not capable of living away from it’s host. When a virus lands on a surface without a host or a support system, it will die within hours.

A bacterium landing on the surface will carry a protective coating that will provide a longer life cycle than a virus, but after a while, it will die too.

So viruses and bacteria would not pose a big problem if they were not protected by something – so normally you would think that if you don’t touch a surface close to a sick person for at least a couple of hours after they coughed or sneezed, the pathogens will die. If however, the pathogens land on a bio-film, they can stay alive and virulent for a long, long time.

So, it becomes clear now that the real threat is the bio-film, not just the pathogens!

Therefore, wouldn’t it make sense to get rid of the bio-film rather than continuing warfare against bacteria in which we are still winning battles, but obviously losing the war?

Normal cleaning with a disinfectant will do very little damage to a bio-film or the pathogens living inside of it. Even a strong caustic chlorine can not totally remove it.

PureBiotics and its effect in biofilm.


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