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FAQ's

What are microbes?+

Microbes are single celled living organisms that cannot be seen by the naked eye. There are three main types of microbes – lactobacilli, photosynthetic bacteria and yeasts.

What do microbes do?+

Microbes complete the cycle of live 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 chemicals – including carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus – that can be used to build new plants and animals.

What are pathogens?+

A pathogen is anything that can produce disease

Why do we need beneficial microbes?+

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. They support the immune system and healthy regeneration of cells.

Are microbes safe for kids?+

Yes. Microbes are safe for kids. 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 and organic.

How many strains of microbes are there in your products?+

There are 13 families or cultures in our probiotic Microbz probiotics however within these families are thousands of different microbes doing crucial jobs to support health.

BIO-LIVE

Why choose Bio-Live+

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 insuring that most of these friendly microbes get into the lower intestine alive and ready to work.

What strains of bacteria are contained in Bio-Live?+

Bio-Live 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.

How many bacteria are there in Bio-Live?+

Bio-Live is regularly tested by “ALS Food and Pharmaceutical” an independently certified laboratory to prove that each cfu/g (colony-forming units “g” means 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 six month use by date on the label.

What is the difference between Bio-Live and freeze dried capsules?+

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 6 month use by date without refrigeration. Bio-live contains 5 different super juices, minerals and herbs which is a food for the microbes insuring they have enough to stay active fresh and ready to use.

What are the other ingredients in Bio-Live?+

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.

Why is Bio-Live fermented with juices, herbs and minerals?+

In the same way that cabbage through lactose fermentation becomes a more nutritious food when it is turned into sauerkraut. The microbes in Bio-Live also ferment the Juices, herbs and minerals pre-digesting the ingredients into bioavailable 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 pre-digested micro-nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants and minerals.

What is the difference between Bio-Live Dark and Gold?+

Bio-Live Dark is gluten free and made with black strap molasses which is packed with sugars and mineral, this gives the product a dark colour and a strong taste. Bio-Live Gold is made with malt extract, mainly sugars, giving this product 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

What quality control do you have in place when you make Bio-Live+

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.

What are the health claims for Bio-Live+

Current legislations 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.

Do probiotics work for everyone?+

The bacteria 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 sadly do not work 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 three months to give it the best opportunity to work.

Does Bio-Live have any downsides?+

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 and becomes too uncomfortable reduce the dosage or discontinue use.

What else can I do to improve the success of taking Bio-Live?+

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.

When is the best time to take Bio-Live?+

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 die, the majority survive and get where they need to go.

Is daily consumption necessary?+

Yes, it has been shown that taking a regular daily dose of liquid probiotic over time will produce the best results.

How long do I need to take Bio-Live?+

Although many consumers will notice results in the first month it does take at least three months 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.

Can I take Bio-Live during and following antibiotic treatment?+

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.

Is Bio-Live suitable for vegans?+

Yes, there are no animal derived products used in the culturing or production of Bio-Live.

Can people with allergies take 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.

Can I take Bio-Live if I am pregnant or breast feeding?+

We have never received any reports of serious effects from taking Bio-Live. However, with specific conditions (e.g. pregnancy and breast feeding), we recommend consulting a doctor before use.

We do provide a GOOforYOU for children which has also been specifically brewed to benefit those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Can I take Bio-Live and drink alcohol?+

Alcohol can have a negative effect on your gut bacteria, also with Bio-Live. We recommend alcohol is avoided for a few hours before and after taking Bio-Live

How do I store 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.

What's the shelf life for Bio-Live?+

Bio-Live unopened has a six month shelf life, see the sell by date on the bottle. Once opened use within two months.

Is it normal for pressure to build in the Bio-Live bottle?+

Yes, the bottle may expand when stored in warmer than room temperature environments. This liquid probiotic contains live bacteria 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

Is it ok to take if I see white flakes floating in product?+

Bio-Live is 100% natural. Ingredient settling or floating may occur and does not impact product quality. Shake gently before use. Flakes and sediment is a sign of quality.

Bioemsan

What are natural tensides and what are they good for?+

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.

Garden

How do microbes help plants?+

Microbes boost plant growth, plant quality and soil fertility by using fermentation. Fermentative decomposition is stimulated and putrefaction disappears, so that less energy is lost. Soil in which constructive microorganisms dominate produce optimal productivity levels, suppress illnesses and produce high-quality yields.

How are microbes used in conventional agriculture and with organic farmers?+

Using microbes can lower fertiliser costs and can reduce weed infestation over time. Microbes mainly work in the anaerobically, therefore they are especially suitable for use in places where problems with decomposition, odour and siltation occur. Throughout Europe microbes are used extensively in agriculture; in the UK we are catching up.

Animals

Can microbes help animals with wounds?+

Microbes has 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.

Can the animal nutrition boosters also be used with other medication?+

The nutrition boosters increase appetite and strengthen digestion, they help the animal`s immune system and are an ideal supplement to medical treatment.