Do I need a probiotic?
80 percent of your entire immune system is located in your digestive tract! To have a healthy gut, it is important to have plenty of good bacteria (probiotics) present. This critical balance of good bacteria can be compromised in many ways, such as from taking prescription antibiotics, a sugary diet, tap water, GMO foods, grains, emotional stress, chemicals and medications. It makes sense to continue to assit the body in maintaining this optimal environment for immune support and digestion. Our Pre-Probiotic is a naturally fermented food-based prebiotic, that when combined with probiotics, works perfectly as a daily product to support optimal gut health.
How many CFU are in a serve?
Only the addition of a standardised cultivated probiotic as an ingredient can provide quantified and regulated strains. Our product contains probiotics as a naturally occurring product of fermentation. We do not add these as an “ingredient” and hence cannot provide a quantified amount in the product The fermented foods have probiotic activity but are not standardised species. Strains can also change batch to batch as this is subject to the strains present in raw materials, the mother culture, season, temperature and other environmental factors. As probiotics are living organisms, they continue to be subject to environmental influences even after packaging. The incredible thing about taking a wholefood fermented product like our Raw Pre-Probiotic is that the potency can increase while on the shelf.
What strains of probiotics are present?
Lactobacillus Delbruecki, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Lactobacillus Caseii, Lactobacillus Bulgaricus, Lactobacillus Caucasicus, Lactobacillus Fermenti, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Lactobacillus Brevis, Lactobacillus Helveticus, Lactobacillus Lactis, Bifidabacterium Bifidum, Saccharomyces Boulardii, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae. There are 13 strains used in the original mother culture that is integral in our fermentation process. As probiotics are living organisms, they continue to be subject to environmental influences even after packaging. As we know, this is also a great selling point for our Raw Pre-Probiotic because the good bacteria can potentially continue to multiply on shelf creating a more potent product.
How would I describe the health benefits and active organisms/ingredients in our Pre-Probiotic?
It is best to describe the product as a fermented food or a “living food”, similar to fermented foods such as kimchi, kombucha or sauerkraut. The ingredients in the product have their sugars broken down by lactic acid fermentation. It really is a product with a fermented prebiotic base, with probiotic activity, nourishing the body’s microbial ecosystem.