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What are microbes?

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.

What do microbes do?

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.

What are pathogens?

A pathogen is a microbe 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. Probiotic products boost beneficial microbes and restore balance. Within a human or animal body, they support the immune system and healthy regeneration of cells.

Are microbes safe for kids?

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 Bio-Live Kids is brewed especially to maintain children’s 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.

Are microbes allergy free?

Yes. In fact, they can even help alleviate some allergies.

Why do you still use plastic bottles?

We are acutely aware of our environmental impact and have recently stopped sending out plastic spray bottles with our cleaning and animal products. We are currently working with partners to investigate using recycled bottles for our Bio-Live and home cleaning ranges. We are considering the environmental impact of making and recycling glass in comparison to plastics and also taking into account transport emissions. We hope to be able to start using more recycled materials soon and to keep on reducing our environmental footprint.


Are the many ingredients present in your brews there to supplement the microbes' diet or my own?
They are designed to supplement your diet. Microbes get energy and sustenance more from prebiotics (vegetables that are high in inulin), which is one reason a plant based diet is preferable. The many ingredients in Bio-Live are a great supplement to your diet, and the diverse microbes in a healthy gut will deliver those nutrients to wherever they are most needed in the body.
Is Bio-Live the best probiotics for celiac disease

Bio-Live is a great probiotic to try if you have celiac disease. Because it is a fermented product, all the gluten is used up by the microbes. We would recommend that you start with Bio-Live revive. All Bio-Live products are regularly tested to ensure the gluten is below 20ppm and therefore registered as gluten free. However we know that for people with serious gluten intolerances having products containing any gluten can be scary therefore Bio-Live Dark and Bio-Live Resilience are made with organic molasses rather than any barley and are allergen and gluten free. 

Why do you add so many ingredients to your brews/ what is the reasoning behind including so many different things in one mixture?
Our approach is to deliver a multi-strain, synergistic, wide angled, broad spectrum product. Research and our own experience suggests that a combination of microbes (and herbs) is more powerful that just one. There is strength in community intelligence and action. Diversity, abundance and generosity are in nature; these qualities are also in our brews. We know that every microbiome is unique, and we trust that the microbes will help the body access what nutrients it needs from the formulation. Anything the body doesn’t need, it allows to pass through the digestive process.
I am noticing a reaction in my body since taking Bio-Live. Is this normal/ safe? For example loose stools.
Bio-Live is safe for everyone. Occasionally people do report a reaction when they start taking Bio-Live. A reaction indicates an existing imbalance of some kind in the microbiome. Many times reactions are positive and can be a great help. They indicate just what needs the most healing and are usually a sign of that kick starting. Very often this is a detoxification process that we can feel happening through what we describe as reactions. In the example of loose stools, we recommend taking a smaller daily dose until the digestion settles down.
Some people report rashes when they start taking Bio-Live. Rashes are a classic sign of a detox happening.The body heals from the inside to the outside and the skin being our largest organ can be very efficient at taking on this role. What you want to do when detox is happening is to support the process, so don’t put creams on to suppress, but drink plenty of filtered water and eat lightly, and just manage it by halving the dose if you felt it was getting much worse, slow healing is good. 
I am concerned about the presence of a certain ingredient/herb in your product.
The amounts of herbs and minerals in our products are not medicinal doses. They are designed to stimulate the body into self-healing. The key is that we deliver microbes alongside the herbs. Microbes give our brews an intelligence and act as a messenger. They help the body access what it needs, and distribute accordingly. What the body doesn’t require, it will allow to pass through the system.
I see that you use hydrogen peroxide in your probiotics, is this safe? Isn’t it used to kill bacteria in cleaning products?

Hydrogen peroxide is water with an extra oxygen molecule and it can be very effective to give the body more oxygen, in a concentrated form it is also used to clean surfaces. We use a micro-dose of food grade 35% solution which is carefully diluted to ensure it is safe for the body. Hydrogen peroxide is found naturally in mother’s milk and fruit and vegetables and it can activate the immune system, increase the oxygen content of the blood and body tissues and detoxify the body.

There is some evidence that cancer cells thrive in a low-oxygen environment so hydrogen peroxide promotes healthy metabolism by saturating cells with oxygen.

What is your CFU count - why don't you have one?
All our products are hand brewed and therefore each batch is unique. We know every bottle contains billions of microbes but we do not put a consistent number on our labels, because our test results naturally vary. The world of microbiology is full of mindbogglingly large numbers, and many producers claim ever higher CFU counts; we are confident that each tablespoon of Bio-Live is teeming with billions of beneficial bacteria. We also believe that rather than the number of beneficial microbes, an important factor in their ability to maintain health is the combination of many different strains of microbes.
How do the microbes in Bio-Live survive the stomach acid?

Bio-Live is brewed to a Ph (acidity) of 3.2 which is the same as stomach acid, so they are not affected in fact they naturally survive.

Is there any science behind the selection of ingredients and the amounts?
We use qualified medical herbalists to design the Bio-Live range, and each of the selected ingredients has been the subject of scientific study.
My Bio-Live sometimes has little white bits in it. What are these and is it still okay to take it?

The white bits you have seen in your Bio-Live are quite common. Some of the bacteria in Bio-Live are anaerobic – this means they normally live in an oxygen free environment. When the liquid is exposed to the air, during the bottling process and obviously when you open it, these bacteria act to create the right environment for themselves – i.e. they try to “protect” themselves from the air by forming a skin of sorts.

The sediment is evidence that the bacteria are alive and active. It is perfectly safe to drink the product, white sediment and all, and the sediment will not affect its effectiveness.

How high is the concentration of herbal ingredients in your brews?
None of the herbs and minerals in Bio-Live are medicinal doses. We know that no one thing heals the body, the body is designed to heal itself given the right environment. The amounts of herbal ingredients that remain at the end of the fermentation process are designed to nudge the body into self-healing. The key is that the microbes give our brews an intelligence and they help the body access what it needs from the herbal ingredients, and distribute accordingly.
If these amounts are so low will they really have any effect?
We introduce substances into Bio-Live that are designed to activate the body to heal itself. Even small amounts of particular herbs can nudge the body to re-find balance, and balance = health.
Do I take a break from taking Bio-Live?

Bio-Live is a living liquid food supplement designed to support overall health and well-being and boost your immune system. Of course, there would be no harm in taking a break from Bio-Live but for optimum results, and to obtain the best microbiome, we would highly recommend taking it every day as a part of your daily routine.

Can Bio-Live produce B vitamins?

Bio-live cannot make B vitamins as such, but when combined with a gut friendly diet the microbiome can flourish and then certain microbes will be able to produce Biotin, Folic Acid, B1 and B12.

Is it ok to take a Bio-Live product if I have Candida (Candidiasis)?

Bio-Live does contain yeasts as they are a very important source of beneficial microbes and nutrition to protect the immune system and keep pathogenic organisms such as Candida Albicans in their place. We all have some of the strains of Candida in our gut (there are around 20 different strains) but when we have a healthy gut microbiome, all micro-organisms are in balance with each other.

Our advice on this matter is that if you are currently suffering from an overgrowth of Candida Albicans to avoid sugars and yeasts and not take Bio-Live for the acute period in case it may aggravate symptoms. (Some people are more sensitive to yeasts in general than others). After the condition has been bought into remission (there are various approaches) then Bio-Live is highly recommended to maintain a healthy gut environment along with a healthy plant rich diet.

Sometimes my Bio-Live is fizzy when I open it. Is it still okay to drink it and does it still work?

We hand brew Bio-Live and so each of our brews does have its own personality. This means that different batches may taste different and may, as you say, become a little fizzy. The fizz is the result of the Bio-Live going into what is called secondary fermentation. This means that some fermentation has taken place in the bottle, and the gas that is a by-product of fermentation dissolves back into the liquid causing it to be a little fizzy. Some Bio-Live drinkers are disappointed when their Bio-Live isn’t fizzy!

Secondary fermentation indicates that the bacteria are alive and active so the product certainly does still work and is perfectly safe to drink.

It says it doesn't have sugars, but the labels mention molasses, malt or agave. How come?

The high-quality sugar is food for the microbes, and all are used up in the fermentation process. We regularly test the finished brews for sugar (amongst other things) and the result always comes back as sugar-free.

Why choose Bio-Live?

Bio-Live is a living liquid food supplement containing 15 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 acidic 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 15 strains of carefully selected bacteria: Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactoccus lactis, Bacillus subtilis, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium longum, Bifidobacterium infantis, Saccharomyces boulardii, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Streptococcus thermophilus and 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 15ml 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 14 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 14 strains of bacteria, water, molasses or malt, Bio-Live contains 50+ other ingredients selected specially 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 living fermented liquid, 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.

Watch Jeff’s video on the difference between Bio-Live Gold and Dark here.

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?

No specific health claims can be made for probiotics (such as Bio-Live) as they are not listed on the EU register. There are many studies and articles that show the links between beneficial bacteria and health and 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 beneficial, especially if you are also managing your diet and lifestyle. A good quality probiotic can have positive effects for 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 it’s 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 prebiotics 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 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 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 rebalance your gut microbiome 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?

Our Bio-Live range has been certified safe for vegetarians and vegans by the vegetarian society apart from Bio-Live Revive (but we are working on it!)

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.

We also make Bio-Live Kids 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.

Watch Jeff’s video on keeping your microbes here.

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 living liquid 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.

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 14 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.

What is seawater concentrate and why do you add it to Bio-Live?

It’s distilled seawater so much of the sodium chloride is removed, leaving a concentration of hugely beneficial minerals. We add a small amount to Bio-Live because seawater contains traces of every mineral on earth, as they drain from the land into the sea. Amazing fact: the salinity of human blood is the same as the salinity of the sea.


What benefit is there to using microbes on my skin?

Microbes intensify the effect of the raw materials and herbs used in the products and have a positive effect on the acid mantle and the balance of the skin. 

Our skin fulfils a number of functions and forms an essential part of our immunological system. However, the skin can only carry out these functions when it is healthy. The important bioactive substances contained in bioemsan products including organic oils (so-called fat companion substances) such as flavanoids (organic colourings), vitamins, carotinoids, phytosterols, trace elements and aromas penetrate the skin, support its protective and immunological functions, have a balancing and regenerative effect, and in connection with essential fatty acids, delay skin ageing.

Are these products made from natural materials?

We use only the most valuable raw materials from controlled organic farming and other naturally sourced materials. At the heart of all bioemsan products are fermented herbs, Manju, Manju Sea Salt, EM ceramic powder and coral calcium.

There are no genetically engineered raw materials, synthetic fragrances or colourings, or raw materials derived from nanotechnology (e.g. titanium dioxide and zinc oxide in the micronised form) in bioemsan products.

Where are bioemsan products made?

bioemsan products are made by a company called Multikraft, based in Austria. Find out more on their website www.multikraft.com. 


Are microbial cleaners OK for people with severe allergies?

Yes. They may be the only thing that is safe for those with severe allergies. The beneficial microbes in the cleaners should help to ease allergy symptoms. However, if your symptoms dramatically increase or you don’t see any improvement over a month then please contact us.

Will there be bacteria left on my surface after I've cleaned with microbes?

Yes. Microbial cleaners work by introducing bacteria (microbes) that are positive to the environment you’re cleaning. The job of these bacteria is to gobble up dirt and grease – which they are very good at – and to fight off pathogenic, or bad, microbes.

Chemical cleaners kill all the good and bad bacteria on a surface but after 20 minutes or so the surface will be recolonised with bacteria and the strongest ones are often the bad ones. Also, because bacteria are living creatures, the more you kill them, the more likely they are to mutate and grow resistant to antibacterial cleaners. By balancing the good and bad you are cleaning with the power of nature. 

How long will my surface stay clean?

The more you use microbes to clean your home the longer your surfaces and textiles will stay clean. The balance of good microbes over time builds up a bio-film of positive bacteria meaning you will need to clean less often. 

Can you continue to use cleaning substances such as vinegar and bicarbonate of soda or would it effect the effectiveness off the probiotic cleaning products?

Vinegar and bicarbonate of soda are great natural cleaners. They work in a different way in that they are disinfectants, tackling pathogens effectively but in doing that they would also affect the formulation and effectiveness of the microbial cleaners.

More importantly, vinegar and bicarb would not repopulate a surface with beneficial bacteria for better long-term results. Various studies have shown that surfaces cleaned with microbial cleaners stay cleaner for longer because the pathogenic bacteria don’t come back so quickly, as they are repelled by the ‘good guys’.

Finally, Microbz cleaners have essential oils added so the smell is different – we would say better!

You could safely switch to Microbz cleaners and not lose any benefits; in fact, as I say, you get the added benefit of spreading good bacteria throughout your home. But if you still want to use vinegar and bicarbonate of soda for particular situations, I would say don’t use them at the same time or on the same day as your Microbz.

Why do natural shampoos create less foam?

This is because these shampoos do not contain any surfactants or foam builders because they are not natural ingredients. 

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.

How strong is the scent (as I'm sensitive to smell)?

The cleaners smell of essential oils. The scent is not overpowering.

Can I use the drain cleaner undiluted?

No. You need to dilute it. Find out more about dilution rates here.

What’s the difference between power cleaner and multi surface cleaner?

The power cleaner contains enzymes for an extra boost to break down grease and grime whereas the multi surface does not.

Are Microbz cleaners suitable for all surfaces?

Yes. The Multi-Surface Cleaner and Power-Cleaner are suitable for any surface.

Are Microbz cleaners plant-based?

The cleaners are not made out of plants. They are made from microbes which are derived from nature. The ingredients include beneficial microbes, essential oils and enzymes. Microbial or probiotic cleaners are more effective than plant-based cleaners because they add beneficial microbes to your surface or textile.

Are the cleaners made from organic ingredients?

The cleaners are made from 100% natural ingredients. The essential oils used are organic. 

Can I use your cleaners around babies or small children?

Definitely, Microbz cleaners are 100% natural, non-toxic and safe to use around people, pets and the environment. Introducing more beneficial microbes into your home may even have a positive benefit for their health.

How do the ceramic water pipes work?

The ceramic clay is fired with beneficial bacteria at a very high temperature, so the microbes are no longer alive. Yet these beads revitalise water damaged by chemicals or industrial processes, so it is easier for the body to absorb. They work by resonance, bringing the energy of balance back into water.

Where can I use the ceramic water pipes

Anywhere you store water, whether in kettles, water jugs, animal troughs or water tanks. Even flower vases, dishwashers and washing machines. The ceramic water pipes also discourage limescale and algae buildup so you don’t have to clean or de-scale so often.

Are probiotic cleaning products effective against viruses like Covid-19?

Viruses need a living host in order to survive and multiply. They can only survive on surfaces (i.e. outside a living host) when in a droplet form, and only for a limited time. The good bacteria in our products eat away at the matter in this droplet, creating an environment where the virus cannot survive. So, whilst our products don’t directly kill viruses, they do breakdown some of their defences.

We need to have concrete scientific evidence to support the efficacy of probiotic cleaning products against specific viruses (e.g. SARS-CoV2) before we can advise our customers. We are hoping to test our products against specific viruses, but until such a study is complete, we cannot state anything for certain.


Is there any evidence to show microbes work in the garden?

There is scientific evidence to indicate that microbial cultures can suppress soil-borne pathogens, accelerate the decomposition of organic wastes and residues, increase the availability of mineral nutrients and useful organic compounds to plants, enhance the activities of beneficial, indigenous microbes, fix atmospheric nitrogen, and reduce the need for chemical fertilisers and pesticides. 

How do microbes help plants?

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.

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 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.

How do microbes work in the soil?

Large numbers of bacteria exist in soil. One gram of soil contains anywhere from a few hundred million to several billion microorganisms.

Microbes are fundamental to help the ecosystem function by breaking down organic substances and circulating nutrients. When the quantity of healthy microbes in the soil decreases or the balance is disrupted, other living things such as earthworms will be negatively affected and the soil will become impoverished.

The diversity of microbes contained in Microbz products will increase the number and diversity of microbes in the soil. When they are activated, protozoans and larger organisms such as worms will increase in number and a healthier ecosystem will result. Soil with diversified microflora will inhibit the growth of specific disease-causing bacteria, which help prevent plant loss. 

Are any of your products fertilisers or do I have to apply those as well?

Soil Conditioner will, when applied, increase the fertility of your soil and because it is a natural product it does not have any negative effects. We would recommend that you do not use any chemical fertilisers.

What is the difference between your Soil Conditioner and Soil Replenish? Can they be applied at the same time?

Soil Conditioner contains beneficial microbes to boost soil fertility and Soil Replenish contains minerals only, including sea minerals, to replenish the minerals which leach out of the soil.

Soil Replenish and Soil Conditioner can be applied at the same time.

What is the best time of the year to use Soil Conditioner?

The best time of year to use Soil Conditioner is in the spring when preparing the soil for planting, and in the autumn once annual flowers and vegetables have gone over or have been harvested.  It is best to spray or water over cover crop, plant waste or bare soil or so maximum solution reaches maximum soil.

What is the best time of the year to use Soil Replenish?

You can apply Soil Replenish at any time of year but it is most effective when used to replenish minerals in the soil just before planting.

What is the best time of the year to use Plant Boost?

The best time to use Plant Boost is throughout the growing season depending on the plant or vegetable. It is a foliar feed, so at least two to three leaves need to be showing on young plants before you use it. Also, on young plants use a very diluted solution as specified in the instructions.

Is Pond Balance safe for the fish in my pond?

Pond balance is completely safe and non-toxic for all animals in and around your pond.

Can I use your garden products on my potted plants?

Yes. And your indoor plants. Plant Boost and Soil Conditioner can both be used on your potted plants. If you use a little Soil Conditioner as you pot new plants this will also give them an added boost of beneficial microbes.

Are your garden products safe to use on my vegetable patch?

Yes. It is encouraged to use our Soil Conditioner, Soil Replenish and Plant Boost on your vegetable patch. They will help to keep your soil fertile and help your vegetables grow.

My plant has a fungal infection will Plant Boost help?

Yes. Beneficial microbes are very good at fighting fungal infections. They help to balance out the bacteria and microorganisms in a plant which helps to keep fungal infections at bay.


Why should my pets be using your products?

Gut health and well-being are as important in animals as it is humans. Microbz products are natural and safe for your horses and their environment.

My pet has allergies are your products suitable?

Yes. Beneficial microbes are very good at supporting a pet’s immune system and helping them to fight allergies. However, if you notice any increase in your pet’s symptoms then please stop using the product and contact us.

Can microbes help animals with wounds?

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.

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

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.

Why do my pet's habitats also need microbes?

We don’t like chemicals and given the choice we expect our pets will feel the same. Cleaning kennels, coops, patios and other outdoor areas where urine and faeces produce smells and flies with Healthy Habitats helps reduce odours and fly infestations. Because it’s 100% natural it’s perfectly safe for your pets to walk on before it’s dried and you need not worry about them licking their paws. 

Spraying Healthy Habitats or Air and Fabric Freshener on your pet’s bedding can reduce odours in between washes.

My horse has PPID (Cushing's Disease) but your product has molasses in does this mean my horse can’t use it?

All the sugars are taken out in the fermentation process so in the final product there are no sugars. Microbz products are100% natural for any horse or pony with PPID.

How will feeding my horse a probiotic help with their coat and hooves?

People worry about the word “bacteria”. There are three kinds of bacterial microbes good, neutral and bad. Horses need a balance of these and thankfully only a few of the good bacteria are needed to keep the bad and neutral in check. As long as the balance of good, neutral and bad bacteria remains constant and the gastrointestinal tract is stable and the horse stays healthy.

My pet has arthritis do you have any products suitable for that?

Yes. Our new dog and cat BioFlex will help to protect pet joints.

My pet is constipated, what should I give them?

Pet Nutrition Booster is the best product for pets who are suffering with constipation. The beneficial bacteria will start to work in their guts and help to loosen their stools.

My pet turns her nose us at the product - what should I do?

Try mixing the product in with your pet’s wet or dry food. Start with small amounts and increase gradually to the full dose.

Your nutrition range pages say that the boosters are suitable for kittens, puppies and young animals in general, do I give them the same amount as I would my adult pets?

Yes, our nutrition range is suitable for young animals however we recommend starting them on a lower dose. Try a half dose initially and increase gradually as they grow.

When I first gave the nutrition booster to my kittens their stools became very loose. Is it okay to give it to them?

Yes. It is common at first for pets (and humans) to have a loosening of stools. If anything, it is a sign that they need more probiotics to stabilise their gastrointestinal system. Keep giving your kitten the Nutrition Booster. If symptoms persist for more than two weeks, please contact us.

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