DTC plus
Supportive treatment of Lyme disease with natural ingredients


Premium nutritional supplement for supportive treatment of Lyme disease

DTC plus is a natural nutritional supplement, with specially selected ingredients based on scientific studies. It can be used to support the treatment of Lyme disease.

Our nutritional supplement for supportive treatment of Lyme disease, DTC plus, contains chlorella, stinging nettle, bilberry, cranberry, lingonberry, artichoke, sage, wild garlic and curcuma.


The chlorella algae are microscopic, highly complex and extensively researched single-cell organisms. There are a wide variety of scientific studies available which confirm the diverse health benefits of chlorella algae. One significant component is the chlorophyll pigment, responsible for the typical green color of the algae. This chlorophyll is particularly important for the function of the liver, protecting the liver cells from many of the toxins which enter our bodies on a daily basis. In addition to its detoxifying effect, chlorella algae also have a powerful anti-oxidizing cell protection function and supply the body with all key nutrients and vital substances.

Scientific studies on chlorella as an ingredient

Komiyama, K.: Hirokawa, Y.; Mocota, T., et al: An acidic polysaccharide chlon A, from chlorella pyrenoidosa. Anti-tumour activity and immunological response, Chemotherapy, 34: 302-307, 1986.
Miyazawa, Y.; Murayama, T.; Ooya, N. et al: Immunomodulation by unicellular green algae (chlorella pyrenoidosa) in tumour-bearing mice. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 24, 135-146, 1988.
Mason, Russ. "Chlorella and Spirulina: green supplements for balancing the body." Alternative & Complementary Therapies 7.3 (2001): 161-165.
Pore RS. 1984. Detoxification of chlordecone poisoned rats with chlorella and chlorella derived sporopollenin. Drug-Chem-Toxicol 7(1):57-71.
Jensen B. 1987. Chlorella: Gem of the Orient. Bernard Jensen Publisher, Escondido, CA. Travieso R O et al. 1999. Heavy Metal Removal by Microalgae. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 62:144-151.
Merchant R and Andre C.2001. Dietary supplementation with Chlorella pyrenoidosa produces positive results in patients with cancer or suffering from certain common chronic illnesses. JANA 4(2): 31-8
Ley, Beth M. Chlorella: The Ultimate Green Food: Nature's Richest Source of Chlorophyll, DNA & RNA: a Health Learning Handbook. Bl Publications, 2003.
Stinging nettle
The stinging nettle has traditionally been used for a wide variety of medicinal uses, several of which have been scientifically proven. These include the alleviation of arthrosis, arthritis, prostate complaints and bladder issues. It is also known to have a positive influence on inflammatory diseases of the digestive system. Furthermore, the stinging nettle is a popular recommended remedy for detoxification and purification treatments.

Scientific studies on the stinging nettle as an ingredient

Testai L, Chericoni S, Calderone V, Nencioni G, Nieri P, Morelli I, Martinotti E.: Cardiovascular effects of Urtica dioica L. (Urticaceae) roots extracts: in vitro and in vivo pharmacological studies. J Ethnopharmacol. 2002 Jun;81(1):105-9.
Riehemann, Kristina, Bert Behnke, and Klaus Schulze-Osthoff. "Plant extracts from stinging nettle (Urtica dioica), an antirheumatic remedy, inhibit the proinflammatory transcription factor NF-κB." FEBS letters 442.1 (1999): 89-94.
Duke, J. "Herbs with anti-Lyme potential." TOWNSEND LETTER FOR DOCTORS AND PATIENTS 285 (2007): 114.
Gülçin, Ilhami, et al. "Antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiulcer and analgesic activities of nettle (Urtica dioica L.)." Journal of ethnopharmacology 90.2 (2004): 205-215.
The positive effects of the bilberry on human health were already known by Hildegard von Bingen, a renowned 11th century German abbess and pioneer in natural history and medicine. Due to its high polyphenol content, the bilberry has an anti-oxidizing potential and is also said to have diuretic, haemostatic and calming effects. Scientific studies also confirm its positive influence in the prevention of arteriosclerosis. Furthermore, the anti-bacterial property of the bilberry helps to prevent bacteria docking onto our cells.

Scientific studies on the bilberry as an ingredient

Burdulis, Deividas, et al. "Comparative study of anthocyanin composition, antimicrobial and antioxidant activity in bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) and blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) fruits." Acta poloniae pharmaceutica66.4 (2008): 399-408.
Murphy, Kathleen. "Bilberry against liver damage." Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism 22.3 (2010): 100-102. Katsube, Naomi, et al. "Induction of apoptosis in cancer cells by bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) and the anthocyanins." Journal of agricultural and food chemistry 51.1 (2003): 68-75.
Cranberries are primarily known for their scientifically proven role in preventing cystitis (bladder infections). The berries are rich in antioxidants, including proanthocyanidin type A. The general assumption is that proanthocyanidin type A is a more effective free radical interceptor than type B. In addition to its anti-inflammatory effect, the cranberry also has antibacterial properties and is used to combat the helicobacter pylori bacteria, which are understood to cause cancer of the stomach and stomach ulcers.

Scientific studies on the cranberry as an ingredient

Caillet, Stéphane, et al. "Antimicrobial effects of fractions from cranberry products on the growth of seven pathogenic bacteria." Food Control 23.2 (2012): 419-428.
Ferguson, Peter J., et al. "A flavonoid fraction from cranberry extract inhibits proliferation of human tumor cell lines." The Journal of nutrition 134.6 (2004): 1529-1535.
González-Lamothe, Rocío, et al. "Plant antimicrobial agents and their effects on plant and human pathogens." International Journal of Molecular Sciences10.8 (2009): 3400-3419.
Neto, Catherine C. "Cranberry and blueberry: evidence for protective effects against cancer and vascular diseases." Molecular nutrition & food research 51.6 (2007): 652-664.
The lingonberry has similar properties and is frequently used to prevent and even treat bladder infections. It is also thought lingonberries have an even higher level of the important proanthocyanidin type A than cranberries.

Scientific studies on the lingonberry as an ingredient

Bomser, J., et al. "In vitro anticancer activity of fruit extracts from Vaccinium species." Planta medica 62.3 (1996): 212-216.
Riihinen, Kaisu R., et al. "The antibiofilm activity of lingonberry flavonoids against oral pathogens is a case connected to residual complexity." Fitoterapia97 (2014): 78-86.
Heinonen, Marina. "Antioxidant activity and antimicrobial effect of berry phenolics–a Finnish perspective." Molecular nutrition & food research 51.6 (2007): 684-691.
The artichoke is one of the most intensely researched plants world-wide. An extract gained from the leaves of the artichoke helps with digestive problems of the upper abdomen and can boost liver function. Various studies have proven that artichoke extract not only enhances the function of the liver but also has a direct detoxification effect, leading to a higher level of toxins eliminated.

Scientific studies on the artichoke as an ingredient

Mossi, A. J., and S. Echeverrigaray. "Identification and characterization of antimicrobial components in leaf extracts of globe artichoke (Cynara scolymus L.)." II WOCMAP Congress Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Part 2: Pharmacognosy, Pharmacology, Phytomedicine, Toxicology 501. 1997.
Zhu, Xianfeng, Hongxun Zhang, and Raymond Lo. "Phenolic compounds from the leaf extract of artichoke (Cynara scolymus L.) and their antimicrobial activities." Journal of agricultural and food chemistry 52.24 (2004): 7272-7278.
Mehmetçik, Güldal, et al. "Effect of pretreatment with artichoke extract on carbon tetrachloride-induced liver injury and oxidative stress." Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology 60.6 (2008): 475-480.
Marakis, G., et al. "Artichoke leaf extract reduces mild dyspepsia in an open study." Phytomedicine 9.8 (2002): 694-699.
Heidarian, Esfandiar, and Mahmoud Rafieian-Kopaei. "Protective effect of artichoke (Cynara scolymus) leaf extract against lead toxicity in rat." Pharmaceutical biology 51.9 (2013): 1104-1109.
Zapolska-Downar, Danuta, et al. "Protective properties of artichoke (Cynara scolymus) against oxidative stress induced in cultured endothelial cells and monocytes." Life sciences 71.24 (2002): 2897-2908.
Sage is traditionally used for respiratory illness, mouth and throat infections and to combat excess perspiration. It is also known for its anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties.

Scientific studies on sage as an ingredient

Djarmati, Z., et al. "High antioxidant activity of extracts obtained from sage by supercritical CO2 extraction." Journal of the American Oil Chemists Society68.10 (1991): 731-734.
Ho, Chi‐Tang, et al. "Chemistry and antioxidative factors in rosemary and sage." Biofactors 13.1‐4 (2000): 161-166.
Cuvelier, Marie Elisabeth, Claudette Berset, and Hubert Richard. "Antioxidant constituents in sage (Salvia officinalis)." Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 42.3 (1994): 665-669.
Koga, Tetsuro, Naoko Hirota, and Kenji Takumi. "Bactericidal activities of essential oils of basil and sage against a range of bacteria and the effect of these essential oils on Vibrio parahaemolyticus." Microbiological research154.3 (1999): 267-273.
Wild garlic
Wild garlic – primarily the leaves of the plant – contains a high vitamin, mineral and trace element content. Only 100 g already covers most of your daily intake requirement. In addition to these vitamins, minerals and trace elements, wild garlic is also rich in so-called secondary plant substances plus the sulfur compound alliin. When combined with the enzyme allinase, alliin is transformed into allicin, which is known for its antibacterial properties. Wild garlic also plays a key role in detoxification of the body, due to its vitamin C, sulfur and chlorophyll content and is particularly effective in the removal of heavy metals, toxins and even carcinogenic substances. This detoxification effect can be enhanced still further by combining wild garlic with the chlorella algae.

Scientific studies on wild garlic as an ingredient

Kyung, Kyu Hang. "Antimicrobial properties of allium species." Current opinion in Biotechnology 23.2 (2012): 142-147.
Štajner, D., et al. "Antioxidant and scavenger activities of Allium ursinum."Fitoterapia 79.4 (2008): 303-305.
Bagiu, Radu Vasile, Brigitha Vlaicu, and Monica Butnariu. "Chemical composition and in vitro antifungal activity screening of the Allium ursinum L.(Liliaceae)." International journal of molecular sciences 13.2 (2012): 1426-1436.
Klinghardt, Dietrich. "A Comprehensive Review of Heavy Metal Detoxification and Clinical Pearls from 30 Years of Medical Practice." Klinghardt Academy of (2007).
Abrahamová, V. "Antioxidants from plants in human nutrition and improving of health." Acupuncture and Natural Medicine= Akupunktúra a Naturálna Medicína2 (2015): 40.
Curcuma – otherwise known as Indian saffron – is primarily known as a remedy in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine. This is due in particular to the ingredient curcumin. Many scientific studies have confirmed the efficacy of this natural substance in the treatment of inflammation. The anti-inflammatory effect is comparable to that of many well-known medicines on the market, without having their harmful side effects. Because curcumin is able to penetrate the blood-brain barrier, recent studies are also investigating whether it could potentially protect us from neurologically degenerative diseases. Other research is examining whether curcuma could be helpful in the treatment of cancer, lung disease or mercury poisoning.

studies on curcuma as an ingredient

Singh, Rambir, et al. "Antibacterial activity of Curcuma longa rhizome extract on pathogenic bacteria." CURRENT SCIENCE-BANGALORE- 83.6 (2002): 737-740.
Araujo, C. A. C., and L. L. Leon. "Biological activities of Curcuma longa L."Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz 96.5 (2001): 723-728.
Çıkrıkçı, Simay, E. Mozioglu, and Hasibe Yılmaz. "Biological activity of curcuminoids isolated from Curcuma longa." Rec Nat Prod 2.1 (2008): 19-24.
Pundir, Ram Kumar, and Pranay Jain. "Comparative studies on the antimicrobial activity of black pepper (Piper nigrum) and turmeric (Curcuma longa) extracts." International Journal of Applied Biology and Pharmaceutical Technology 1.2 (2010): 492-500.
Packiavathy, Issac Abraham Sybiya Vasantha, et al. "Inhibition of biofilm development of uropathogens by curcumin–an anti-quorum sensing agent from Curcuma longa." Food chemistry 148 (2014): 453-460.

Plants which influence our health and well-being can also have side effects. This page is designed to provide general information about these plants but is not intended as a guide for self-medication.


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