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, ensuring that most of these friendly microbes reach the lower intestine alive and ready to work.
What strains of bacteria are contained in Bio-Live?
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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?
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.
What is the difference between Bio-Live Dark and Gold?
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.
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 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 bacteria commonly known as probiotics can maintain balance in the gut.
Do probiotics work for everyone?
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 you are also managing your diet and lifestyle. A good quality probiotic can have positive effects on the vast majority of people 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.
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 because 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.
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 worthwhile improving your diet by removing gluten, refined sugars, seed oils and trans fats. 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 and 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 may not make it, the majority survive and get where they need to go.
Is daily consumption necessary?
Yes, it is thought 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, 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.
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 brewery. However, customers should be encouraged to contact their doctor before using our product if they have any concern about allergies.
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 breastfeeding), we recommend consulting a doctor before use. There is lots of research suggesting that pregnant and breastfeeding mums and their babes benefit 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.
We also make GOO for YOU for children which has 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.
Can I take Bio-Live and drink alcohol?
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.
Can I still take my other supplements?
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?
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?!
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 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.
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 this does not impact product quality. Shake gently before use. Flakes and sediment are a sign of quality.
What about those probiotic drinks in the supermarket, or live yoghurt - don't they simply do the same job?
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 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.