Martine Woodvine

I was very cranky and moody, I had IBS flareups and I also had fibromyalgia. They all fed into that cycle and sparked each other off. Now there are very few flareups and it all holds itself in check.

“I want as much value for money as I can and with a live product you get active microbes. I used to work in fermentation so I am aware of the benefits of live strains.”

About 5 years ago I had insomnia. I was volunteering in a vegan wholefood place and I saw microbz sleep on the shelf. I read the label and I liked that it was fermented, and there were 15 different strains which you very rarely come across.

So I thought I would give it a go. And lo and behold the second day I slept 5 and a half hours in one stretch, and that hadn’t happened in years. And I put it out on a group and a fair few people tried it and found it helped them too. 

I have stuck with it ever since. My night-time ritual is microbz sleep along with peppermint tea.

At the time I was very cranky and moody, I had IBS flareups and I also had fibromyalgia. They all fed into that cycle and sparked each other off.

Now there are very few flareups and it all holds itself in check. I know it’s because I have slept, and the quality of sleep is different. Occasionally when I have gone away for 3-4 days and didn’t bring my microbz sleep bottle, which is rare, then I remember why I am taking it: I go straight back to having an interrupted night.

I’m a firm believer in taking microbz sleep. It keeps me calm, I don’t fly into a panic. I can be very flighty but I feel I conduct myself in a normal manner. 

When you get into that cranky nervous state you are not in control and you miss a lot of things in daily life, it leaves you exhausted and not in a good space to sleep in the first place. By taking the sleep preparation I can cut all of that out and actually feel normal.

There are plenty of other products with usually not that many strains but they’re in a dry preparation and a lot of them have been proven not to be worth the money because what you are paying for is dead microbes. I want as much value for money as I can and with a live product you get active microbes. I used to work in fermentation so I am aware of the benefits of live strains. I hate the thought of ever running out.

Microbz is not only value for money but you have the guarantee of live microbes. I never felt any real difference when I took probiotic pills. When you have live microbes you have an immediate effect, whereas with something dry it cannot be taken up. And how effective are they in the capsules to survive stomach acid? 

I am so glad to see there are live products available. You can tell the difference straight away, thank you.