Candida & Bacterial Optimizer (CBO) Protocol

Candida & Bacterial Optimizer (CBO) Protocol

When we feel our best, everything else in life falls into place. But if you are one of the many dealing with gut and digestion problems, then you know first-hand how the stress can take over your life. In today’s culture where antibiotics, poor food choices, birth control, artificial sweeteners, and other gut toxins are on the rise, it’s not surprising that our GI can be impacted and fall out of balance. That’s where our scientifically validated and comprehensive 90-day protocol can help -- by addressing the root cause of your gut, digestion and related health issues, so you can live the healthy and happy life you deserve.



Our Candida & Bacterial Optimizer (CBO) Gut Protocol addresses yeast and bacterial overgrowth in three key ways over the course of 90-days, enabling you to balance the microbes living in your gut using a scientifically validated method for maximum effectiveness.

Not only has our CBO Gut Protocol been successfully used for years in Dr. Cabral’s private wellness practice, but many other practitioners from around the world have adopted this exact protocol for their patients and clients because of its effectiveness.


  • Helps Reduce Bloating and Gas
  • Improves Digestion & Absorption
  • Promotes Regular Bowel Movements
  • Increases Energy and Vitality
  • Promotes Healthy Skin
  • Supports a Positive Mood

There’s a reason why this has become a well-known saying — the integrity of your gut strongly affects your overall health since 80% of your immunity is located there. With so many of our bodily systems linked to gut health, it’s no wonder that your overall health can be impacted if your gut falls out of balance.

Inside your gut are more than 100 trillion microbes (mainly yeast & bacteria) that make up your microbiome. A variety of factors that build up over time including poor nutrition, environmental toxins and even mold exposure can allow certain types of bacteria or fungus to take over, throwing your microbiome out of balance. Unfortunately in today’s modern world, this is likely to occur more often than it should. (3,8,10)

One of the most common types of imbalances that Dr. Cabral sees in his private wellness practice is due to yeast and bacterial overgrowth. While some levels of yeast are normal, an overgrowth may lead to other issues such as increased intestinal permeability, which then triggers everything from food sensitivities to brain fog, mood disturbances, fatigue and more.


How we live, where we live, what we eat, and what we do affects our microbiome — it changes with everything from our environment to our mood. Many factors, including mold exposure, antibiotics, birth control, stress, or poor diet, can contribute to a microbial imbalance in the gut.

What’s more, gut imbalances can lead to an overactive immune system which can cause chronic inflammation in the body. Studies have shown that unwanted bacteria called endotoxins can sometimes leak through the gut lining (your intestines) and enter your bloodstream. Your immune system then recognizes these as foreign molecules and attacks them — resulting in chronic inflammation. This is why, until you rebalance your gut using a trusted protocol, it can be difficult to optimize your health and wellness. (2,4)

If you suffer from bloating, gas, acid reflux, irregular bowel movements, brain fog, poor mood, or low energy, you may have an imbalance of yeast and bacteria in your digestive tract. The good news is that it’s possible to correct this imbalance by targeting the root cause(s) of the issue.

Our comprehensive approach is part of a carefully formulated, 90-day protocol to naturally rebalance the gut and clear unwanted bacteria and yeast in order to restore optimal health in the body. The protocol for each month contains a 3 product system that works from gentlest to strongest to completely rebalance your gut health.

While unwanted bacteria is being removed from the body each month, good bacteria are also being introduced and replenished in the body. The 90-day timeline ensures this is done in a safe and effective manner for restored balance and ongoing success. We’ve found that a shorter protocol is not enough time to maximize long term balance.

Dr. Cabral himself rebalanced his body and health using this system, and he’s helped countless others do the same. That's why our exclusive CBO Gut Protocol is the most popular program in both Dr. Cabral’s private wellness practice and online!


Our CBO Gut Protocol has been carefully created to get to the root cause of your gut and digestive issues using a 3-step methodology:

Step 1: Biofilm Disruption

The microbes in our gut are encapsulated by a sticky layer of material called a biofilm. In order to address the balance of yeast and bacteria inside your gut, we must first disrupt and penetrate the biofilm in which they hide. This is often the missing step in most other gut healing protocols.

Step 2: Herbal Microbial Balance

Once we are able to penetrate the biofilm and get to the unwanted gut microbes, our herbal microbial balance formulas can go to work eliminating these microscopic pathogens.

Step 3: Replenish & Restore

Then after unwanted pathogens are removed, it’s now important to replenish the microbes in our gut with healthy microorganisms (normal gut flora and bacteria) to achieve balance and optimized wellness. Dr. Cabral was also one of the first practitioners to recognize that probiotics should not be used during the first month of a gut healing protocol, but instead Saccharomyces Boulardii should be added instead.

The three product combinations for each month have been specifically designed to sequentially rebalance your gut over the 12-week course of the CBO Gut protocol. There is truly nothing else like it in the world.


Level 1 Month 1

  • (1) Bottle of S. Boulardii
  • (1) Bottle of Microbial Balance
  • (1) Bottle of BioFilm Disruptor
  • (1) Dr. Cabral Sensitive Gut Guide (meal plan)
  • (1) Dr. Cabral CBO Level 1 client instructions and protocol

Level 2 Month 2

  • (1) Bottle of Dairy-Free L. Acidophilus
  • (1) Bottle of Gut Bacterial Support
  • (1) Bottle of FloraFilm
  • (1) Dr. Cabral CBO Level 2 client instructions and protocol

Level 3 Month 3

  • (1) Bottle of Clean Gut Probiotic
  • (1) Bottle of Candida Complex
  • (1) Bottle of Healthy Belly
  • (1) Dr. Cabral CBO Level 3 client instructions and protocol


We’ve combined ancient herbs and modern science to formulate our CBO Gut Protocol. These clinically studied ingredients include carefully curated probiotics, enzymes and herbs to rebalance the gut and resolve your gut-based issues. Here are just a few samples of what’s included in your CBO Gut Protocol.


Cellulase is an enzyme that helps to break down cellulose (a complex carbohydrate found in plants) so that it can be absorbed by the intestines. Humans don’t generate cellulase naturally so supplementation is required.

Cellulase has also been demonstrated to disrupt biofilms which is a necessary phase of our CBO Gut protocol. Biofilms are a community of microorganisms that attach to each other and to surfaces. They can be harmful because they can protect unwanted microbes from being removed. (9)

Supplementing with cellulase can help to break down biofilm in the gut in order to clear unwanted bacteria as well as to promote digestion and relieve unwanted side effects such as bloating, gas, indigestion and constipation or diarrhea.


Oregano leaf extract is a natural microbe-balancing agent. It penetrates into the digestive system and destroys microbes, such as bacteria and yeast. Oregano leaf extract has proven to be one of the strongest essential oils in balancing yeast (1).

Supplementing with this powerful herb can aid in the removal of unwanted bacteria and yeast to alleviate unpleasant side effects in the gut through restoring microbial balance.


Saccharomyces Boulardii (S. Boulardii) is a highly effective, stomach acid-resistant strain of yeast that has been shown to promote healthy microbial balance by competing against unfriendly bacteria and yeast in the gut. While most probiotics are bacteria, S. Boulardii has been found to be an effective probiotic with a wide range of benefits. (6,7)

Supplementation with S. Boulardii helps to restore healthy gastrointestinal flora, strengthen intestinal barrier function, and enhance immune function.


Lactobacillus acidophilus (L. acidophilus) is one of the most important bacterial species in the small intestine. It produces acids that inhibit the colonization of undesirable yeast and bacteria in the body as well as an enzyme called lactase which aids in the digestion of dairy. (5)

Supplementation with L. acidophilus can aid the body in the digestion and absorption of nutrients as well as stabilize bowel function by replenishing and restoring healthy gut bacteria.


In addition to these powerful CBO Gut Protocol supplements, you will also receive bonus materials for each month to support your plan and ensure maximum, and long-lasting results:

(1) Dr. Cabral Sensitive Gut Guide (Includes suggested food shopping list)

(2) Dr. Cabral CBO Gut Protocol Levels 1-3 client instructions and protocol

* All Items are shipped as one complete package to allow for zero interruption during your 90-day protocol.

* Although the CBO Protocol is quite in depth in terms of its formulation it is extremely easy to follow and use on a daily basis, which is why thousands of people around the world use it.

* We recommend using the Daily Nutritional Support (DNS) powder for a breakfast shake in combination with the CBO Gut Protocol, however it is not required. DNS Powder is not included.

* Finally, we recommend The CBO Finisher: Gut Rebuilding Protocol for 2-3 months following completion of the CBO Gut Protocol. Please note this protocol is purchased separately as well.


Wheat, gluten, soy, artificial fillers or additives.


Consult your healthcare professional prior to using this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication(s) or have a medical condition.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


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Healthy Belly

Gut Bacterial Support

Clean Gut Probiotic

Candida Complex


Saccharomyces Boulardii


BioFilm Disruptor

Microbial Balance




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Family First

Every product on this website was formulated with the mindset that my family and I would be using each nutritional supplement.

When you go into a product formulation knowing that your own family and children will use these products it ensures there will never be any compromise…

Plus, I want only the best for my online community and private practice clients. And, since people come to me for results after failing many times in the past, I have to know that every one of these products are truly the best of the best and will help people on their healing journey…


Functional Medicine Formulations

It’s important to understand that not all nutritional supplements are created equal.

For example, in a Functional Medicine practice only methylated or highly bio-available vitamins and minerals will be used in order to make it easy for the body to utilize.

Not only do these formula get better results, but they do not build up as toxins in the body or simply get excreted in the urine like most cheaper forms… 


Zero Compromise Policy

I made a promise to myself when I first started formulating the EquiLife line that I would not compromise on quality…

Even if a product cost me a few more dollars, I would not take any shortcuts in order to make a product for less.

This has enabled EquiLife to set itself apart even in the Functional Medicine community as a leader in the best ingredients used.


GMP Certified

Besides never compromising on using the highest quality ingredients available when formulating our nutritional supplements, I make sure that each batch is 3rd Party tested for contaminants like:

  • Heavy metals
  • Mold
  • Bacteria
  • Impurities
  • Standard dosages

This then allows me to be confident when consuming these products myself and knowing that the dosages are what is stated on the bottle.

Again, this leads to better user results and happier customers and wellness clients!


Consistency & Freshness

Another way in which the Equilibrium Nutrition supplement line sets itself apart as the leader in the industry is by always producing fresh orders every couple of months.

Our products do not sit in warehouses for over a year…

Instead we maintain freshness with smaller continuous batch orders along with climate controlled fulfillment centers.

This guarantees purity, freshness, and taste.

This is a difference you can both see and taste with every bottle!

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Customer Reviews

Based on 72 reviews
Erika B.D.C. (Huntington Beach, CA, US)
Doing all the things. Finally focusing on my health.

If I all I did was guess, I would still be in a heap of trouble. I felt as if EVERYTHING I ate affected me. Yes, even the healthy stuff. Testing for my Food Sensitivities is what led me down the CBO Protocol path. Prior to that, I did the 21 - DAY DCD. I'm finishing up week 2 of CBO protocol and I'm excited for what's ahead in my health journey.

Colby m. (St. Petersburg, FL, US)

Works well easy on the stomach

Amanda J. (Peabody, MA, US)

I just started the CBO protocol, I have been experiencing stomach issues for 4 years now and I am hopeful this is the answer. Everything is laid out for you, when to take them, what foods to avoid/eat, ect. We'll see!

Bela B. (Perth, WA, AU)

Being able to tackle your gut issues through a nutritional lease, rather than with medication, is life changing. Feeling healthy and in control - loving it.

Corinne R. (Wasaga Beach, ON, CA)

We are midway through month one of the protocol. We are finding it a bit hard to stick to the food restrictions but doing our best. Hopefully it’ll get easier!
Healing from candida is hard!