Immune System Function


CHD-FA: Benefits for Gut Health, Candida, and Immunity- (higher safety profile than Caprylic Acid)

  1. Digestive System and Digestive Function
  2. What is CHD-FA
  3. Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Fermented Foods
  4. CHD-FA Detox Effects
  5. People who benefit from taking Bettamed
  6. Bettamed Tablet Ingredients
  7. Bettamed Tablet side-effects

The benefit of a properly functioning immune system is improved well-being, skin condition, resistance to common infections and the ability to suppress allergic reactions.

Your Immune System and Digestive System have an important link

Your immune system is a complex defense system. The main part of which is your gastrointestinal tract, which is the largest barrier between you and the outside world.

1. The Digestive System and Digestive Function

Researchers are now saying that up to 90% of all diseases can be traced in some way back to the gut and health of the microbiome.

The importance of this cannot be overstated.

Indigestion and digestive issues, sometimes referred to as food intolerances may include: bloating, discomfort after eating certain foods (usually simple carbohydrates like pasta, bread, cakes, pies etc) and sugar.

Poor diet, antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medication (including antacids) changes the composition and function of a person’s gut microbiota, or “gut bacteria.” The trillions of bacteria in the human gut affect our health are adversely affected by: sugar, alcohol, artificial colourants, preservatives and lack of food diversity, especially fruit and vegetable.

Digestive Function & its link to Immune Function

The gastrointestinal tract is like an internal skin. It also contains the largest number of immune cells of your entire body, constituting approximately 80% of your immune system.

Altogether, your immune system functions as an amazing team, working to keep you healthy, safe, and alive.

2. What is Bettamed CHD-FA

Carbohydrate-Derived Fulvic Acid (CHD-FA™) is a proven anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant agent whilst also assisting with nutritional uptake by up to 500%.

Hailed the “holy grail of good health”, by doctors and physicians, Fulvic Acid helps nourish the digestive tract and boosts the ability of “good bacteria” to repopulate and form a healthy “microbiome”.

Carbohydrate derived fulvic acid with its ability to transport oxygen, nutrients and minerals, are beneficial for treating a wide range of conditions. An interesting CHD-FA fact is that we are accustomed to it already due to its presence in plant-sourced foods.

Bettamed “Cleanse & Recover” tablets and liquid, is a blended formula that consists of CHD-FA, Vitamin A, Vitamin, C, Zinc and Selenium. It is scientifically formulated in the correct concentrations for proper Immune Function. This makes it a valuable support after surgery, chemotherapy, having a baby, or healing an open wound, including bed sores and leg ulcers.

CHD-FA Benefits

CHD-FA is beneficial for the following:

  • Candida and other Resistant Yeast infections
  • Gut health and stomach lining healing
  • Skin conditions like Eczema, Itchy Rashes & Acne
  • Shingles
  • Nail and toenail infections
  • Bed Sores and Leg Ulcers
  • Piles
  • Cold Sores
  • Tinea (Jock Itch) & Athletes Foot

CHD-FA has superb anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that work naturally to restore skin health by shifting the stomach environment and modulating the immune system.

Researchers consider Bettamed’s CHD-FA – pure plant sourced fulvic acid to be: “the Ultimate Nutrient Booster, because of the “Supernutrition Effect”. Besides providing raw nutrients to your Immune Cells; minerals & antioxidants are transported and absorbed much more effectively.”- Dr Josh Axe.

Bettamed “Cleanse & Recover” can be found in tablet (and liquid) form. Its unique ability to easily pass through cellular membranes, allows it to be absorbed and chelation allows it to boost the assimilation of other nutrients and supplements.

Bettamed CHD-FA  can be taken in small doses and still create vast improvements in the ratio of bacteria living in the gut, which stimulates the immune system to help defend the body against viruses, reduce autoimmune stress and calm inflammation.

Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are types of inflammatory bowel disease that can occur in different parts of the digestive system. The inflammation results in pain, intense diarrhoea, bloating, bleeding, lethargy, weakness, weight loss, and malnutrition. It can even advance into the underlying layers of the bowel, which can lead to lethal complications.

A mucus-covered tissue called the epithelium lines your digestive system. It acts to defend your gut from potentially dangerous toxins and micro-organisms. Individuals with inflammatory issues in their digestive systems lose this healthy mucus-covered barrier, and when stimulated, the epithelial cells begin to secrete interleukin 8 and other proteins that cause inflammation.

CHD-FA disrupts the release of interleukins and thereby reduces inflammation in the gut.

3. Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Fermented Foods

CHD-FA is a supplement that can support gut health even if you do not have candidiasis. Is it a probiotic? Well, no. CHD-FA isn’t a probiotic, but it can help to support the health of your digestive system through its anti-inflammatory and antifungal effects.

Regardless of whether Probiotics have been taken, missing gut microbes will cause digestion issues. There is strong evidence that the stomach is able to regenerate its own flora over a period of 30-60 days, and that stomach flora prefer Probiotic foods way above supplements.

The missing piece is that gut flora won’t reseed if the stomach lining is “leaky” and inflamed.

Bettamed “Cleanse & Recover” tablets (or liquid) can be used to repair the “leaky” stomach lining. Bettameds patented organic CHD-FA active ingredient has been shown to act naturally as an anti-inflammatory agent on par with diclofenac. This makes it imperative as a first step to the reseeding process with Probiotic foods.

Research has shown that Probiotic foods:

  • don’t reseed as vigorously when the stomach lining is still inflamed and (therefore) “leaky”.
  • allow for poor microbe diversity and incomplete regeneration of the gut flora which creates skin & health issues months after illness.

4. Bettamed Detox Effects

 Here are a few of the benefits of Bettamed “Cleanse & Recover” tablets (or liquid) with CHD-FA:

  • It kills yeasts, including Candida Albicans
  • Studies have shown its potency to be similar to prescription anti-fungals. Peter Warn, Euprotec UK.
  • It helps to regulate the acidity in your stomach and gut, by healing the stomach lining with its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.
  • It boosts your immune system. Prof J Snyman, Univ. of Pretoria.
  • CHD-FA is known to work synergistically through chelation with both natural ingredients and medications.
  • CHD-FA is a multi-faceted molecule with distinct anti-bacterial abilities against resistant infections like Staph and E Coli which strengthens a healing approach for overall immune health and healing. Prof. David Perlin, USA.

Bettamed is not only hugely beneficial for digestion and improving energy, but also for lower free-radical damage. It binds-to-and-breaks-down toxins and metals that enter the body through medications and pollutants.

CHD-FA uses the lymphatic system to remove and toxins from the body- as waste .

5. People who benefit from taking Bettamed® :

  • People with chronic or acute diseases and conditions like, TB, Diabetes, Eczema Asthma, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sinus Infections, which stresses the immune system, diminishing it’s capacity to deal with infection and allergies.
  • People on chronic medication (which interferes with nutrient absorption and energy levels),
  • Mothers’ who are breastfeeding,
  • Children with poor immune systems,
  • Athletes in training,
  • People with recurring viral sores (like cold sores),
  • People with allergies (especially itchy skin or prone to rashes),
  • People with acne prone skin,
  • People with recurring fungal infections (like Candida),
  • People recuperating from illness and operations,
  • People with slow healing wounds and burns,
  • Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy and radiation.

Bettamed® Tablets

A Super Supplement to Boost Immune System Function

Bettamed has pioneered the use of CHD-FA in South Africa, since 2006. The combined work of: Research Scientists, in the UK and at the University of Pretoria; our chief Biochemist and our doctorate Pharmacist has produced the best Fulvic Acid product in South Africa.

Bettamed tablets (and liquid), are a source of:

  • the best mix of vitamins and a balanced variety of micro-nutrients,
  • to increase digestive health and optimal nutrient absorption
  • so that you can enjoy optimal health, strong healing ability and your best appearance.

6. Bettamed® Tablet Ingredients:

  • Fulvic Acid -pure plant-sourced Carbohydrate derived Fulvic Acid
  • Zinc
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Selenium

Bettamed ingredients are perfect for Immune, Digestive health and skin repair. We use evidence-based science to formulate all our products, because efficacy matters.


Zinc is an essential nutrient for everyone, and it’s a powerful antioxidant known to boost immunity. It has even been described as the “gatekeeper of immune function.”

You can find zinc in plant foods, such as wheat germ, beans, legumes, nutritional yeast, oats, nuts, and seeds. However, plant-based diets are often high in phytates (found in cereal grains and corn), which can inhibit the absorption of zinc from other foods and ultimately increase your daily requirements.

Zinc also improves the absorption of Vitamin A. Vitamin A plays an important role in the maintenance of the Immune System, is essential for vision, cell formation and the integrity of the body’s mucus membranes. Vitamin A plays a role in the heath of many organs including: heart, lungs and kidneys.

CHD-Fulvic Acid which is unmatched as an anti-oxidant, taken together with Zinc & Selenium– combine as great healers. Fulvic Acid increases Zinc absorption by up to 500%, which advances Immune Function, heals acne and calms inflammation related to eczema and shingles.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is used by your body for wound healing, repairing, and maintaining the health of your bones and teeth, and plays a role in helping your body absorb iron.

It plays a role in your body’s production of collagen, carnitine (which helps your body turn fat into energy), and catecholamines (hormones made by your adrenal glands).

Vitamin C also helps regenerate vitamin E from its oxidized form. In turn Vitamin E is an important immune booster- strengthening the activity and functioning of immune cells, and warding off infection.

Vitamin C also boosts your body’s ability to absorb iron from the foods you eat, and plays a role in detoxification, as it helps neutralize and eliminate a range of toxins from your body.

One of the most famous forerunners of high dose vitamin C treatment for colds and other disease was Linus Carl Pauling (1901-1994), a physical chemist and peace activist who won two Nobel Prizes; one in chemistry in 1954, followed by a Nobel Peace Prize in 1962.

The New Scientist magazine ranked him as one of the 20 greatest scientists to ever live.

7. Bettamed Tablet side-effects

CHD-FA can cause a softer stool than usual. Individuals experiencing Candida “Cleanse” or die-off symptoms, may experience symptoms similar to a detox diet. People wanting to avoid “die-off” symptoms will prefer CHD-FA.

CHD-FA has a much higher safety profile and an even higher Therapeutic Index than Caprylic Acid.



Safety Profile

Reported issues

Caprylic Acid CHD-FA

Bettamed “Cleanse & Recover”

Nausea Yes Very rare
Diarrhoea Yes Rare
Heartburn Yes
Vomiting Yes
Bloating & Stomach Pain Yes Safe for use

Helpful for these issues

Low Blood Pressure Yes Safe for use
Not to be taken with: COQ10, Highblood Pressure meds, Anti-inflammatories

eg. Cataflam, Nurofen & Asprin

Yes Safe for use
Not to be taken if Breastfeeding Yes Safe for use
Not to be taken if you have liver issues Yes Safe for use
Not to be taken if you have IBS, SIBO, Crohns or any other inflammatory stomach issues Yes Safe for use

Helpful for these issues