You Are Bacteria
We now know the microbiome begins in the womb. It further develops through infancy and exposure to mother’s milk, which contains lactobacillus and bifido probiotic bacteria. As we graduate to solid foods, no longer require exposure to mother’s milk, and start crawling around on the ground, our exposure to environmental microbes begins and the rapid maturation of diversity in our gut bacteria starts to take shape.
Our bodies are home to over 100 trillion microbes. Only 10% of the cells in your body are human—the rest are microbial. Each microbe inhabiting your body has its own set of genes, and those genes affect how your body functions. Certain microbes in the gut help break down dietary fiber, amino acids, and toxic chemicals, while others manufacture vitamins or influence immune function and overall digestions.
Nature’s true, long-term probiotic is environmental microbes, helping to boost our immune system and prepare us for the harsh environment in which we live.
What Is Dysbiosis?
Modern diet and lifestyle, and lack of routine exposure to environmental microbes can create a microbial imbalance in the gut, otherwise known as dysbiosis, which can express itself in a host of symptoms, including:
TerrafloraTM is a next generation probiotic plus prebiotic supplement designed for advanced gut microbiome support. TerrafloraTM is formulated with spore form, or soil-based, probiotic microbes and food-based, ancient prebiotics to optimize gastrointestinal health.
Why Is TerrafloraTM a Better Choice?
- Convenience: No need for refrigeration.
- Inherent Viability: A matrix of superior, highly-resilient microflora whose organic, seed-like structure survives the early GI tract to reach their target destination—the lower GI tract—intact, alive, and thriving in the intestine.
- Symbiotic Strains: A balanced formulation specially selected to mimic the natural flora found in traditional and ancestral diets.
- Shelf-stable: Highly resilient strains are protected against environmental factors
- Advanced Prebiotic Support: Unique formulation of diverse polyphenols and polysaccharides support healthy intestinal flora.
Probiotic + Prebiotic = Synbiotic
Bacteria thrive with the support of prebiotics, which are the food probiotics need to survive. Few probiotic supplements include prebiotics, and as a result, the beneficial microbes that do make it to the gut intact, have no fuel to sustain growth. However, prebiotics are not just for the bacteria contained within the probiotic supplement. The paired prebiotics in TerrafloraTM are designed to enrich a broad spectrum of beneficial bacteria within the GI tract, which ensures successful proliferation of diverse, favorable microbes throughout the lower intestines.
Why Do We Need Probiotics?
The world around us is changing faster than our bodies can adapt. In this modern world, an optimal balance of bacteria can be altered in many ways:
- Antibiotics that kill bacteria in the gut indiscriminately
- Lack of sleep
- Poor diet & lifestyle
- Prescription medications
- Physical disconnection with nature
- Travel & geography
To restore balance, examine diet & lifestyle, make any necessary positive changes, and repopulate the gut with beneficial bacteria through probiotic-rich foods and quality supplementation.
The Problem With Traditional Probiotics
Given the acidic environment of digestion, many traditional probiotics are too fragile to survive. Traditional probiotics are further challenged by their short shelf life and need for constant climate control. Unless they are continuously refrigerated, they may not contain an adequate number of live organisms by the time they are ingested.
Probiotics Have Evolved
Unlike other probiotics, Terraflora’s bacteria are inherently resilient so no refrigeration is required, and the potency and viability are maintained. Terraflora™ has a natural seed-like structure that encases the probiotic bacteria. This barrier protects against degradation by stomach acid, so they reach their target destination in the lower GI tract, intact and alive.