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Microbes are single cell living organisms that cannot be seen by the naked eye. They can be divided into six major types: bacteria, archaea, fungi, protozoa, algae, and viruses. Microbes make up an astonishing 70% of all matter and are generally hugely beneficial to life, but some can cause serious harm.
Microbes complete the cycle of life through fermentation. They break down dead organisms, animal waste, and plant litter to their basic nutrients. But microbes don’t just eat nature’s waste, they recycle it. The process of fermentation releases enzymes and chemicals – including carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus – that can be used to build new plants and animals.
A pathogen is a microbe that can produce disease.
Healthy people and healthy environments occur naturally when there is diversity of microbes. Overuse of chemicals and antibiotics has meant that in some environments pathogenic bacteria are dominant. Probiotics boost beneficial microbes and restore balance. Within a human or animal body, they support the immune system and healthy regeneration of cells.
Yes. Microbes are safe for kids. In fact, children with a wide diversity of different microbes are less likely to suffer from allergies and asthma. Our GOO for YOU probiotic liquid drink has been brewed especially to support children to have healthy guts and robust immune systems. All Microbz’ products are safe for children and pets to come into contact with because they are 100% natural.
There are 13 families or cultures in our Microbz probiotics; however within these families are thousands of different microbes doing crucial jobs to support health.
Bio-Live is a living liquid food supplement containing 13 different strains of friendly bacteria which are known to support and protect the gut. When bacteria are consumed in a liquid they get delivered straight to the lower intestine. Unlike freeze dried capsules Bio-Live is already at the right Ph level enabling the bacteria to survive the acid environment of the stomach, ensuring that most of these friendly microbes reach the lower intestine alive and ready to work.
Bio-Live is made with 13 strains of carefully selected probiotic bacteria: Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactoccus lactis, Bacillus subtilis, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium longum, Bifidobacterium infantis, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Streptococcus thermophilus, Comobcillus. The Bio-Live culture is brewed slowly in small batches with super juices, herbs and minerals to make this a unique fermented food supplement.
Bio-Live is regularly tested by ALS Food and Pharmaceutical, an independently certified laboratory to prove that each cfu/g (colony-forming units per “g” meaning grams) contains at least 500 million living bacteria per 1ml. That means a 20ml shot of Bio-Live contains over 5 billion viable bacteria right up to the use by date on the label.
Bio-Live is a living culture that contains 13 strains and billions of active bacteria. It is fermented to a Ph level of 3.6, and this means that the unopened bottle will stay fresh and viable right up to the use by date without refrigeration. Bio-Live contains 5 different super juices, plus a variety of minerals and herbs which provide food for the microbes, ensuring they have enough to stay active, fresh and ready to use.
Including 13 strains of bacteria, water, molasses or malt, Bio-Live contains 40+ other ingredients selected especially to boost the fermentation process and act as food for the microbes. Juices: Acai berry juice, Cherry juice, Goji berry juice, Noni berry juice, Pomegranate Juice, Lemon Juice, Apple cider vinegar, Sea water concentrate, Volcamin Forte. Herbs: Blueberry, Cats claw, Camu Camu, Chaga Mushrooms, Chia seed, Chlorella, Clove buds, Dandelion root, Fresh Ginger, Hawthorn berries, Kelp, Maca, Moringa, Nettle, Olive leaf, Rhubarb root, Shiitaki mushrooms, Spirulina, Turmeric, Valerian root, Yarrow. Minerals: Boron, Calcium, Chromium, Green clay, Himalayan rock salt, Iodine, Iron, Magnesium, Molybdeum, MSM, Potassium, Selenium, Zinc.
Just as cabbage through lactose fermentation becomes a more nutritious food when it is turned into sauerkraut, the microbes in Bio-Live also ferment and boost the juices, herbs and minerals. They pre-digest the ingredients into bio available compounds that are easily absorbed into the body. Bio-Live is not just a powerful multi-strain probiotic, it is also a rich source of micro-nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants and minerals.
Bio-Live Dark is gluten free and made with molasses which is packed with sugars and minerals, giving it a dark colour and a strong taste. Bio-Live Gold is made with malt extract, mainly sugars, giving it a gold colour and lighter flavour. All the other ingredients are exactly the same. The sugars contained in the molasses and malt are food for the microbes and are used up in the fermentation process.
At Bio-Live we pride ourselves on offering a high quality product every time. The production process is run to full food standards certification and Bio-Live is regularly tested by ALS Food and Pharmaceutical, an independently certified laboratory, to ensure that every batch reaches the stated quality and purity. On top of this, our products are constantly under scrutiny within our Research & Development Programme.
Current legislation means that probiotic supplements are categorised as a food so no specific health claims can be made for Bio-Live. However many people including dieticians, nutritionists, doctors and scientists believe that taking supplements which contain live viable bacteria commonly known as probiotics can maintain balance in the gut and help with many health issues. The Internet is a good source to learn more about current research and other peoples’ experiences and of course you can try for yourself.
The bacterial balance in the gut is complex and not all of the causes of imbalance are fully understood. Taking probiotics can be highly effective, especially if people are also managing their diet and lifestyle to avoid their main triggers. A good quality probiotic can give positive benefit to the vast majority but do not necessarily work the same way for everyone. It may take a few weeks for you to start to feel the benefits but it is important that anyone taking Bio-Live for the first time uses it for at least three months to give it the best opportunity to work.
Occasionally customers have reported a loosening of stools or some gas and discomfort during the first few days of taking Bio-Live. This is quite normal as it means the bacteria are busy working to balance your digestive system. If the discomfort persists or becomes too uncomfortable reduce the dosage or discontinue use.
With a bit of time and dedication put towards improving your gut health you will feel great and see results in all aspects of your health.
If you have not done so already its very worthwhile improving your diet by removing gluten, refined sugars, seed oils and trans fats etc. Replace inflammatory foods with healing foods, like fermented vegetables (i.e sauerkraut, kimchi). Eat lots of leafy greens and add PRE-BIOTICS to your diet. Treat any intestinal pathogens (such as parasites) that may be present. Take steps to manage stress, maybe try yoga or meditation.
We recommend taking Bio-Live on an empty stomach, in the morning and before breakfast. This gives the microbes the best chance of surviving the stomach acid. Bio-Live is concentrated and strong so even though some microbes may not make it, the majority survive and get where they need to go.
Yes, it is thought that taking a regular daily dose of liquid probiotic over time will produce the best results.
Although many consumers will notice results in the first month it does take at least three months, and up to two years, to rebalance and stabilise a healthy system. After three months it is recommended that we establish a maintenance dose of probiotics to keep our gut in top condition.
Yes, it is very helpful to take probiotics during and after any antibiotic treatment to help restore and maintain a healthy balance in the gut. Whilst antibiotics usually help to get on top of illness, they can also destroy the ‘beneficial’ bacteria in the gut as they are not discriminating. However it is recommended that you take Bio-Live at a different time to your antibiotics if possible – remember that ideally you should take Bio-Live 10 minutes before eating or drinking to allow it to pass through the stomach to get to where it needs to.
Yes, there are no animal derived products used in the culturing or production of Bio-Live.
Bio-Live does not contain any dairy, nuts, soy or egg derivatives and we do not process these materials in our plant. However, customers should be encouraged to contact their doctor before using our product if they have any concern about allergens.
We have never received any reports of serious effects from taking Bio-Live. However, with specific conditions (e.g. pregnancy and breastfeeding), we recommend consulting a doctor before use. There is lots of research suggesting that pregnant and breastfeeding mums benefit themselves and their babes by boosting their microbes. Microbes play a part in every function, from boosting digestion, metabolising food, preventing allergies, eczema and hay fever as well as producing neurotransmitters that affect brain development. Probiotics are one of many ways to build a diverse strong microbiome, which is what every mother would want for her child in any case.
We also make GOO for YOU for children which have also been specifically brewed to benefit those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. GOO for YOU contains strains of friendly microbes which have been shown to pass from mother to child in natural childbirth and breastfeeding.
Alcohol can have a negative effect on your gut bacteria, and equally with the bacteria in Bio-Live. We recommend alcohol is avoided for a few hours before and after taking Bio-Live.
For the microbes to perform at their best Bio-Live should be consumed while at room temperature. For that reason we recommend not storing it in the refrigerator; keep Bio-Live in a temperate environment out of direct sunlight.
For an unopened bottle of Bio-Live, see the sell by date on the bottle. Once opened use within two months. This is because every time you open the top new microbes from the air will naturally enter the bottle. Did you know that every time you breathe, you inhale millions of microbes?!
Yes, the bottle may expand when stored in warmer than room temperature environments. This liquid probiotic contains live bacteria that have been involved in a fermentation process and slightly higher temperatures may cause the bottle to expand. You may hear a light fizz when opening. Store at room temperature out of direct sunlight.
Bio-Live is 100% natural. Ingredient settling or floating may occur and this does not impact product quality. Shake gently before use. Flakes and sediment are a sign of quality.
The probiotic drinks and live yogurts in the shops contain microbes but generally only from one or two families such as lactobacillus and streptococcus. They may also contain sugar and preservatives. Of course they are better than fizzy drinks or fat-and-salt-loaded processed food, but it will take a long time and a lot of them to benefit your digestive system. Bio-Live contains a wide range of microbes from 13 main families of bacteria, and within that there are many subcultures so it is a more complex and wide-ranging mix. It is fermented AND alive, and all this makes it much more effective more quickly. Same job maybe, but why wouldn’t you go first class if you could?!
bioemsan shampoos create less foam than conventional shampoos, while having the same effect because it doesn’t contain the ingredient sodium laurel sulphate.
Whilst it has not been scientifically proven, sodium laurel sulphate has been linked to irritation of the scalp, gums and skin and higher concentrations were responsible for severe irritation and even corrosion of the skin.
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Tensides are detergent substances that we use in our shampoos, shower gels and toothpastes. We use two herbal tensides that are gentle to the skin, hair and gums, and environmentally friendly: they are completely biodegradable. Coco glucoside (INCI: coco glucoside) is a combination of fatty acids and cane sugar. This mixture of coconut and palm kernel oils and cane sugar is biodegradable and does not cause irritation to the skin, mucous membrane or eyes. Its task in toothpaste is to ensure the medicinal substances in the toothpaste stay in the mouth for as long as possible with its slight frothing quality. Acyl glutamate (INCI: disodium cocoyl glutamate) is a mild detergent substance that is created from amino acids in combination with a coconut fatty acid. The raw material is coconut oil, which is biodegradable and non-irritating. It also supports the abrasive chalk in fighting plaque.
Microbes boost plant growth, plant quality and soil fertility because they balance the environment and deliver nutrients to plants. Fermentative decomposition is stimulated and putrefaction disappears, so that less energy is lost. Soil in which constructive microbes dominate produce optimal productivity levels, suppress illnesses and produce high-quality yields.
Using microbes can lower fertiliser costs and can reduce weed infestation over time. Microbes mainly work anaerobically, therefore they are especially suitable for use in places where problems with rotting and smells occur. Throughout Europe microbes are used extensively in agriculture; in the UK we are catching up.
Microbes have proven very effective in treating wounds. We have seen pictures of a horse horribly wounded by barbed wire that healed within 10 days. To treat wounds spray daily with undiluted microbes until healing is complete.
The nutrition boosters can increase appetite and strengthen digestion. They generally support the animal`s immune system by delivering friendly microbes to the gut, and are an ideal supplement to medical treatment.