4 ways maple syrup may help antibiotics (or herbs, fermented foods, sprouts) do a better job killing “bad” bugs in your microbiome.

1. Maple syrup breaks down biofilm (communities of bacteria that cling to each other on a

surface surrounding good bacteria and block something getting “in” to attack bad bacteria.

2. It breaks down the membrane around the bad bugs.

3. It neutralizes tiny pumps inside the bacteria that are normally used to push away the


4. The researchers also found that when maple syrup extract was given at the same time

with the antibiotics, this duo was more was more effective in destroying bacterial biofilm

than giving either singly.


American Society of Microbiology