Welcome, SIBO warriors!
A lot has happened in the last little over a month. And many of you have patiently been awaiting this blog post. Know that after Sam and I’s wedding is over, things should be slowing down a little more + I have some excited new projects in the works for all of you 😉 I appreciate your constant encouragement and checking in.
*sappiness rant over*
Anywhooo–most of you who have made it to this post have been dying to know how the Matula Tea protocol worked for me.
Unless you have absolutely no idea what Matula Tea is or what I am talking about. In that case, let’s rewind.
After clearing my detox pathways, I shared everything I had recorded about the process with my bomb health professional. We’d been e-mailing back and forth throughout the process. I was having some trouble removing foods that were high in salicylic acid from my diet (they were an MRT sensitivity for me). I had difficulty breathing and my LPR was absolutely off the charts. So, my health professional (let’s call her Dr. A) had a hunch that I may have had an H. Pylori infection (even though it came back negative on my stool test).
She was frustrated my former specialist had ordered a non-quantitative test because I may have been “borderline” positive. So, she wanted to go ahead and treat me as though I had it.
At the time of this conversation, I was not in a place where I could do everything I needed to do to take care of myself. I was in a low place, under a lot of stress + didn’t quite have a place to call “home”. I just couldn’t imagine carrying 7-8 different supplements around with me everywhere. So I asked her if there was something very simple I could do in the meantime to treat this H. Pylori infection.
She told me there was an option, but it was hella expensive.
And I didn’t care what it was. I just wanted to feel better.
So, she mentions Matula Tea. It’s a specialized, powerful blend of herbs that only originates from Africa. And through several in-vitro tests done by Professor Patrick JD Bouic, Matula Tea has shown potent activity against the H. Pylori bacteria (which can also be one the main causes of stomach ulcers).
The tests showed a 93% inhibition of the H. Pylori bacteria.
It can be taken alongside other medications. And all you have to do is drink a cup of tea in the morning and at night (away from meals).
The catch with this “miracle” tea?
It’s $190 total for a month’s worth of tea (60 packets).
BUT if you tested positive for H. Pylori and you re-test positive after a 30-day course of tea, you will receive a full refund for the tea.
Personally, it was a pretty good motivator for me to go for it (even though I tested negative). That gave me some confidence in the quality of the product (alongside reading all of the 5-star reviews on + off the site).
Aside from being highly effective in eliminating H Pylori + ulcers, Matula Tea has the following benefits:
- Regulates the production of stomach acids which promotes the healing of heartburn and reflux disease
- Aids in rebuilding the protective mucus lining of the stomach
- Promotes the healing of damaged tissues
- Non Toxic – it is as safe as a normal cup of herbal tea
- Alleviates reflux + candida symptoms
So, I knew even if H. Pylori wasn’t an infection I was dealing with, I would certainly benefit from the use of such a powerful blend of herbs.
It’s obviously a pricey investment, so I’d encourage you to do your own time/research, but I knew I wanted to give this stuff a try.
So I (with a little bit of pain in my heart) bought a month’s worth of tea for $190. It arrived much more quickly than I anticipated and I began! I took it an hour before breakfast and right before bed each night. It was nice to not be on a protocol with 7-8 pills per meal. (Although I did continue to take digestacure, enzymes, minerals, and a probiotic during this protocol.)
Fortunately for me, even if I did have any traces of H. Pylori, it was eliminated with this course of tea. Unfortunately, my SIBO symptoms weren’t alleviated due to the tea.
There weren’t many side effects. It was nothing like being on a round of herbal antibiotics. But, with any new supplement is always hard and there is generally some mild die off. I did have to take a break every 5-6 days from the tea because of traveling and/or some bloating, fatigue, etc.
However, the one noticeable benefit I saw while on the tea was a significant improvement of my larynpharyngeal reflux. Like, I could lie down without having to be upright and I would wake up with no cough and it was glorious.
So, I guess all of their claims to fame really are legit.
I’m glad I didn’t have H. Pylori, but I half wish I did so I felt better. That’s alright, though! Matula Tea was a little piece of my puzzle and if you can afford it + have H. Pylori — I would definitely give this tea a try! With a full refund, what do you have to lose? If it’s just not in your budget, there are definitely other other, less tasty alternatives (i.e. mastic gum).
After finishing this course of tea, my next steps will address bacteria and pathogens that actually did show up on my stool test–so I am hoping to see some results from that. New supplements are on the way and as always, there will be a later post on that protocol in the future.
Thanks for reading + following my health story!
Have y’all used Matula Tea before? Did (or do) you have H. Pylori? What have you used to treat it? Was it successful? What are you still working on? I’d love to know!! Leave a comment below! 🙂