Probiotic Foods Information Guide for Users

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Probiotic Foods: Information Guide for Users

Since the beginning of time, Mother Nature provided us with our essential gut bacteria (probiotics) from the natural food we ate. Our gut has developed to work with this bacteria, which is why our range of probiotic foods only use food-based bacteria in the fermentation process. Who knows better than Mother Nature herself?

What are probiotics?

Often referred to as ‘good bacteria’, probiotics are live bacteria essential for a healthy, functioning digestive system.

Throughout history, ancient cultures have been mimicking nature’s process by fermenting foods with natural probiotic strains, to not only preserve food for longevity, but to make food more nutritious. These cultures have a record of long, healthy lives, with little or no disease. The fermentation process preserves the food and assists in releasing beneficial enzymes, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fatty acids, making the foods more readily absorbable. It also creates an environment where beneficial strains of probiotics flourish. Why do we need probiotics? If we lived in the wild and picked our food fresh from the ground, consumed fresh meat, drank pure clean water and had a pollution and stress free life, we wouldn’t need to top up our good bacteria every day. But daily we compromise our life giving, good bacteria, killing it off with:

  • Chemicals, such as chlorine and fluoride
  • Toxic and processed foods
  • GMO
  • pesticides and herbicides
  • Medications, eg. antibiotics, birth control pills and anti-inflammatories
  • Anti-bacterial ingredients in our personal care products
  • Pollution
  • Stress
  • Alcohol and cigarettes

Once our gut becomes compromised we lose the ability to extract the precious nutrients from the food we eat. Our gut should have over 500 species and nearly two kilograms of good bacteria. These bacteria are our immunity—of which 80% is in the gut alone—and without a full complement of life giving bacteria, we would not survive. Not only do they assist our immune system, but they break down our food to release the vitamins and minerals. Probiotic Foods not only offer good bacteria, but the benefits of the ingredients broken down by the fermentation process, ready for your body to absorb.

The importance of maintaining a healthy gut

Most people have poor gut health due to a variety of lifestyle and environmental factors such as poor diet, toxic exposure, stress and antibiotics.

More and more, science is now recognising the importance of gut friendly bacteria. Probiotics play an important part in keeping the body healthy. Ongoing medical studies are now finding that many conditions are the result of compromised gut bacteria. With the ever increasing decline in human health we have to look at the basics if we ever intend to change the illness epidemic. The basics of a healthy body is as simple as being hydrated, with a healthy digestive system that can break down food and a gut full of healthy viable probiotics. Probiotics assist by replenishing the gut with the essential good bacteria, allowing us to absorb the nutrients from the food we eat. It is these vitamins and minerals from food that repair our cells and help prevent future illness.

What are the signs that we need probiotics?

  • Fatigue/weakness
  • Tiredness
  • Flatulence
  • Sugar cravings
  • Irregular bowel movements
  • IBS
  • Nausea/indigestion
  • Digestive problems

Probiotics during pregnancy

Every mother should be aware of the importance of probiotics in pregnancy. A newborn’s gut bacteria reflects what is in the mothers gut, so probiotics in pregnancy are essential to give your little one the best possible start. Children and probiotics Probiotics are essential for children in our over sanitised world that destroys not only bad bacteria but also beneficial bacteria. Daily probiotics support digestion and absorption of nutrients assisting the immune system, growth and development.

Out gut is home to over 100 trillion micro organisms that’s 500 species and nearly 2 kilograms of good bacteria.

Why our range of probiotic foods?

Over 25 years of research has created what we believe is the best nutritionally released product in the world.

We have created a range of probiotic blends from a selection of certified organic foods, broken down by a super-culture of good bacteria, making them easily absorbable. You can take Probiotic Foods with the confidence they do not contain additives or anything artificial—they are simply an organic, wholefood energy source.

Probiotic Foods are created by the breaking down of the ingredients by a super-culture of food-based bacteria. By mimicking the gut’s natural process, we achieve what should happen in a healthy digestive system. We allow the good bacteria to ferment, to release the precious nutrients the food contains. Without this process, food just passes through the gut and much of the nutrient value is wasted down the toilet. It is for this reason we recommend first time users start with small amounts, until their bodies adjust to receiving nutrition at this level.

Our Probiotic Foods DO NOT contain:

  • Artificial Flavours or Colours
  • Preservatives
  • Sweeteners
  • Fillers or Binders
  • GMOs
  • Dairy
  • Gluten

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What is a super-culture? We call our probiotics a super-culture because all of the strains have been stressed to cold, heat and some chemicals. They can survive freezing and temperatures in excess of 55ºC, making them perfect for baking recipes and smoothies.

What are prebiotics?

In our blend, the probiotics are alive in their own food source. That food source is the broken down ingredients which is called a prebiotic. Probiotics on their own do not have this advantage. No need to refrigerate! Our naturally resistant probiotics survive where others cannot as they have been stressed to a wide range of temperatures, and in their own food source. What is the shelf life? Lab reports show that even after nine years of sitting on a shelf, the product is still safe and even showed live bacteria after all that time. We know our product passes all shelf life tests. Bacteria sources: Food is where we should be getting our probiotics—not from a laboratory, soil or dairy sources. Since time began humans have replenished their bacteria from the food they ate, containing natural bacteria. We didn’t eat dirt, we received our bacteria from our food. Animals are a good example; they get their good bacteria from food, not from dairy, faecal or soil-based organisms.

The ingredients in our products have been through a natural, organic fermentation process using organic bacteria. Our range is Certified Organic by the Organic Food Chain, ensuring you and your family are receiving a quality assured product.

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