Q: What does the NDF® stand for?
NDF® stands for Natural Detox Formula. It naturally removes harmful heavy metals and chemicals while bringing the essential elements back into balance. We have two formulas: NDF® is for individuals with a strong constitution while NDF Plus® is specific for sensitive individuals.
Q: What are toxic heavy metals?
Heavy metals are the term used for a group of elements that are on the "heavier" end of the periodic table of elements. Some heavy metals - such as copper, iron, manganese, and zinc - are essential to health in trace amounts. Others are non-essential and can be harmful to health especially in excessive amounts. These include cadmium, thallium, antimony, mercury, lead, and arsenic - the last three being the most common in cases of heavy metal toxicity.
Q: How quickly do parents notice results?
Some parents have reported progress after the very first dose. If you don't see any positives within one week, the dose may need to be increased. If you see any negatives, the dose needs to be decreased.
Q: What benefits have parents reported when using NDF Plus® with their child?
Parents report improvements in speech, functional communication, social interactions, behaviors, independence, abstract thought, focus, performance at school, sensory issues and tolerance for their environment and sensory issues.
Q: How does NDF/NDF Plus® work?
NDF® and NDF Plus® are proprietary synergistic blends of micronized organic chlorella, cilantro and probiotic lysate. The chlorella cell wall in NDF/NDF Plus is a mucopolysaccharide ion exchange resin, and forms both ionic and double bonds with the metals it comes into contact with. NDF/NDF Plus is manufactured with the exact methodology used to produce a ‘clathrating agent’, a bond that completely encloses the bound metal material and this is in addition to the ion exchange resin in the chlorella cell wall. Cilantro increases the mobilization of toxic metals. The probiotic lysate decreases imbalances in the gut which are very common with heavy metal detoxification. The synergy of the ingredients in NDF®and NDF Plus® is what makes these formulas so safe and effective.
Q: Why are removing toxic heavy metals and chemicals important in immune compromised children?
Toxic heavy metals & chemicals cause a deep systemic disruption in normal internal body chemistry and the cells ability to communicate with each other. These toxins can embed in various parts of the body systems and differs from person to person. Heavy metals are naturally excreted through the urine, feces, and sweat glands. But when the natural routes of elimination are compromised, and/or our exposure is increased, we begin to experience toxic effects. This is common in immune compromised children.
Dr. John Char’s took 1569 of his patients with immune issues through detoxification with NDF and noted the symptoms that improved. This exciting analysis can be viewed here: Toxic Free Dentistry by Dr. John Char.
Q: How do you know NDF/NDF Plus removes toxic heavy metals?
Pre and post Urine Toxic Element tests show that both NDF® and NDF Plus® increase the excretion of heavy metals. Essential element testing shows they bring beneficial minerals back into balance. And both adult and children’s symptomology correlate and corroborate these laboratory results over and over again since 2000. Lab testing can be found here.
Q: How will I know if NDF/NDF Plus is decreasing the level of toxic metals in my child?
One of the easiest ways to determine if you are decreasing the level of toxic metals is if your child begins to feel better and symptoms improve. You can also have laboratory testing done to measure the levels of toxic metals being excreted. Here’s a Summary of Lab Testing for Heavy Metals currently available. Intake dose of NDF/NDF Plus relates to the amount of heavy metals being excreted.
Q: Why is NDF Plus® so beneficial for children who are immune compromised?
Some individuals have what we call “low battery focus”. This is when the cell's ability to communicate with each other is so debilitated that it is similar to a low car battery. This is especially true for people with chronic exposure, immune issues, and gut issues. These individuals often have a difficult time detoxifying as the cells become hard to permeate.
What makes NDF Plus® exceptional from any other detoxification product for immune compromised people is that NDF Plus® has been put through an additional fermentation processes, which improves cell to cell communication making it easier for an immune compromised person to detoxify.
Q: Why does everyone start out at the same dose of NDF/NDF Plus? Doesn't age and weight matter?
Dosing of NDF/ NDF Plus is based on tolerance. We recommend kids start with 1 drop and ramping up slowly as tolerated. If your child is very sensitive to other treatments, beginning with a diluted dose of NDF Plus® is recommended. The dose should be high enough so your child has a positive response and low enough so there are no aggravations.
Q: What is the top recommended dose of NDF/NDF Plus for children?
1 dropper (26 drops), 2x a day.
Q: What is the half-life of NDF/NDF Plus?
The half-life of NDF Plus® is 2 hours. For individuals who prefer more frequent dosing protocols, NDF/NDF Plus can safely be used in lower doses, more frequently throughout the day.
Q: What symptoms may indicate the dose of NDF/NDF Plus is too high?
An increase in irritability, frustration, self stimulatory behaviors, not being able to focus or concentrate, rashes, or feeling unwell after ramping up the dose indicates the dose is not tolerated. A change in the appearance of stools is not typically considered an aggravation.
Q: What do I do if my child experiences an aggravation?
Cut the dose of NDF/NDF Plus in half or discontinue. Make sure your child’s bowels are moving daily and give fresh squeezed lemons in water. If aggravations persist, 1-2 capsules of activated charcoal can be given. Reintroduce NDF/NDF Plus at a lower dose once all symptoms have subsided.
Q: What can I do to improve my child’s tolerance of NDF/NDF Plus?
The foundation to any successful detoxification protocol is making sure the bowels are moving daily, your child is well hydrated, liver function is optimized, and acidic waste is draining and leaving the body efficiently.
For children who have 1-3 bowel movements a day, starting with Liver Life™ is appropriate.
For children who have sluggish bowels, BioRay’s Children Liver Restorative Kit is recommended.
Q: Why do I wait for my child's urine pH to be 5.5-6.2 before adding in NDF/NDF Plus?
NDF/NDF Plus increases the excretion of acidic waste including toxic heavy metals and chemicals. Making sure your child is able to drain these toxins efficiently will make detox more efficient and decrease their chance of experiencing an aggravation.
Q: Do I have to wait to give my child other supplements?
NDF/NDF Plus is most efficient when given on an empty stomach 15-30 minutes before other food or supplements. If this is an issue, it can be given at the same time. It may take a slightly higher dose to notice the same type of progress than if NDF/NDF Plus is taken on an empty stomach. All BIORAY® products can be given at the same time as they are liquid tinctures that absorb very quickly, compliment one another and address different systems and issues in the body.
Q: What if I can't get my child to drink enough after his dose?
If your child doesn't drink much, we recommend putting your child's current dose of NDF/NDF Plus in their drink which can be sipped throughout the day. This will insure that they are being hydrated while using NDF/NDF Plus.
Q: What are some signs that the dose may need to be decreased?
Anything that indicates the child is feeling worse instead of better would indicate the dose is too high including irritability, frustration, crying, and self stimulatory behaviors, not being able to focus or concentrate, and skin issues. A change in the appearance of bowel movements is not typically considered an aggravation.
Q: What do I do if my child has irritating symptoms while ramping up the dose?
When the dose is too high, the body is trying to eliminate more toxins than the detox organs can comfortably excrete. It’s appropriate to discontinue or lower the dose until symptoms subside. Drinking fresh squeezed lemons in water (lemonade is great for this) and giving activated charcoal can mitigate the symptoms very quickly. Make sure bowels continue to move 1-3x a day.
Q: How long does NDF Plus® need to be used?
Detoxification with NDF/NDF Plus typically takes between 6 to 12 months depending on your child’s level of toxicity, biochemistry and his or her current dose. Kids who are inefficient at detoxifying, or have high current exposure to toxins will benefit from a small maintenance dose. NDF/NDF Plus can also be used to offset the negative health effects from chlorine as it’s binds to organochlorides.
Q: How long does a bottle of NDF/NDF Plus last?
This will depend on the dose.
For children or sensitive individuals starting out, a 1oz bottle lasts 4 - 5 months while a 4oz bottle lasts approximately 8 - 10 months.
At 6 drops, 2x a day, a 1oz bottle lasts about 2.5 months; a 4oz bottle, 10 months.
At 15 drops, 2x a day, a 1oz bottle lasts 31 days; a 4oz bottle, 4 months.
At 1 dropper, 2x a day, a 1oz bottle lasts 18 days; a 4oz bottle, 2.5 months.
Q: Can Liver Life™, CytoFlora™ & NDF Plus® be given at the same time?
Yes, they can. BioRay products complement one another while addressing different systems and issues in the body. However, introducing one product at a time and waiting 2 weeks between including each product is recommended.