Probiotics Have Evolved.
Terraflora™ is a next generation probiotic plus prebiotic supplement designed for advanced gut microbiome support. Terraflora™ is formulated with spore form, or soil-based, probiotic microbes and food-based, ancient prebiotics blended to optimize gastrointestinal health.
Why Is Terraflora™ 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.1
- Symbiotic Strains: A balanced formulation specially selected to mimic the natural flora found in traditional and ancestral diets.2
- Shelf-stable: With expected variations of less than 5% over 2 years from the date of manufacture when stored at 98°F / 37°C
- Advanced Prebiotic Support: Unique formulation of diverse polyphenols and polysaccharides support healthy intestinal flora.
Most probiotic supplements are made from fragile, lactic-acid based organisms. SBO’s are different.3
Why Do We Need Probiotics?
When your GI tract isn’t functioning at peak performance, you may experience the following signs of occasional GI distress:
- Abdominal discomfort/bloating
- Irregular bowel patterns
- Feeling “out of sorts” (malaise)
GI distress can be the result of an imbalance in the makeup of healthy bacteria found in your intestines.
And ongoing medical studies continue to reveal the importance of gut-friendly bacteria for daily health. From immune stimulation to vitamin production to anti-microbial agents and even emotional health, the good bacteria in our digestive system play a critical role in how our body stays healthy and performs.4 5
The Human Microbiome
Researchers now know that the number of bacterial cells in our bodies is more than 10 times the number of human cells. This collection of living cells is essentially an extension of our own bodies, and has been labeled the “human microbiome” by medical scientists.6 7
Individuals with higher levels of GI distress have been found to have a lower variety of helpful bacteria in the intestines.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, it has also become clear that the number and types of species found in the gut spell the difference between an optimal digestive and immune system and an unhealthy one. Individuals with higher levels of gastrointestinal distress and gut irregularities have been found to have a correspondingly lower variety of helpful bacterial in the intestines.8
What’s Wrong with Other Probiotic Supplements?
Most probiotic supplements on the market today rely on 1 or 2 strains of fragile, lactic-acid based bateria. Spore form bacteria are different. Dr. Mehmet Oz of the well-known Dr. Oz Show has said:
Spore form probiotics are the Chuck Norris of probiotics: total tough guys.9
Benefits of Soil-Based Organisms
Human clinical research shows that SBO’s:
- Replenish healthy GI microflora*
- Promote a healthy gastrointestinal environment*
- Relieve occasional abdominal discomfort and bloating*
- Alleviate occasional indigestion and nausea*
- Promote a normal bowel pattern*
- Reduce flatulence*
- Support overall wellness and vitality*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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- Lightfoot HN. (Department of Biology, Eastern Washington University, Cheney WA.) Letter regarding indigenous microbe inhabitants of natural soils, freshwater, and organically grown fruits and vegetables. 1998 July 21