Microbes are the oldest form of life on earth
There are microbes everywhere. Your body contains 10 times more microbes than human cells. Each of us has a microbiome: our own community of trillions of single cell, living organisms; an integral part of us. As we look after it, it looks after us.
Most microbes are helpful and life enhancing; very few cause disease. In trying to kill the bad ones, we can strengthen them so they become REALLY bad ones – that can make our environment and us sick.
Microbes complete the cycle of life through the process of fermentation and they are powerful antioxidants. They break down organic waste in the cycle of life and use the remaining minerals and nutrients for regeneration.
Healthy biomes contain a huge variety of microbes doing thousands of different jobs, like breaking down food in the gut, delivering calcium and vital nutrients to where they are needed, and generally boosting our health and that of our soils, plants and animals.
Lactobacilli are very good for gut health. They produce lactic acid, which may prevent harmful bacteria from colonizing the intestines. They also help the lining of the intestines to stay intact. There are lots of different species of lactobacilli which all do slightly different jobs.
How Microbes Work
Microbes have been around for millions of years and successfully colonised every corner of the earth and every creature on it. Here are four fundamental principles that are the heart of their achievement.
If the degenerative microbes become dominant, the opportunistic ones will gravitate towards them so there is a negative effect, for example a sudden bout of food poisoning, a tummy bug or a plant pest.
If the regenerative microbes are dominant then the opportunistic ones will support the positive effects. Using products that contain beneficial microbes boosts the numbers of regenerative microbes so that the detrimental ones do not have the chance to flourish.
The Cycle of Life
In fermentation matter is broken down into its constituent parts, mostly carbohydrates, nitrates and phosphates, which are then readily available for other organisms to use. Fermentation can take place with or without oxygen.
Antioxidants keep us healthy by delaying or preventing cell damage. Antioxidants are found in a variety of foods including Bio-Live and bring health benefits by neutralising free radicals and protecting cell stability.
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