What makes is Probioform so unique?
The reason many health practitioners and doctors consider our product superior to other probiotic supplements is simply that Probioform is made up of three classes and multiple strains of bacteria, as opposed to the usual single-class, freeze-dried bacterial products. Probioform is brewed at body temperature and is stable at room temperature, making refrigeration unnecessary — even after opening the box. It is so stable that it will stay unchanged for one year (some changes in flavor will occur as the pH gradually drops). It is completely raw and natural. One of the major benefits is that it not only consumes toxins and eliminates pathogens, but also, through its extremely powerful probiotic qualities, promotes health and life.
Have the bacteria ever been freeze-dried?
No. Our bacteria have never been freeze-dried.
Is your product gluten and sugar free?
Yes, our product is free from gluten and sugar.
Is it vegan?
Yes. All our products are suitable for both vegetarians and vegans. No animal-derived products are used in the culturing or production of our products. Even our packaging is vegan!
What is the pH level of Probioform?
Probioform has a low pH in the range of 3.0–3.7.
Does Probioform contain any prebiotic, insulin or F.O.S.?
No, Probioform does not contain any prebiotic, and it does not irritate inflamed intestinal walls.
How does glyphosate affect our intestinal walls?
In the intestines, glyphosate is a profound zonulin stimulator. It damages the epithelial tight junction tissue on contact, weakening the barriers that protect us on the inside from the barrage of other environmental toxins to which we are exposed. Injury to the tight junction membrane in the gut can lead to intestinal permeability. The acute inflammatory response becomes chronic inflammation as the system is overwhelmed with toxins from the outside world.
How do your products differ from other probiotics?
The reason for Probioform’s efficacy and results is not, as many people believe, the number of microbes present in the product, but, rather, the mixture of microbial species. Although lactic acid bacteria are the most predominant bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract, they cannot establish themselves without the natural symbioses they share with other types of microbes and the right pH. In the natural world, various classes of bacteria are utterly reliant upon each other for growth and stability, as can be seen by the diversity of microbial life in soils and plants. Unlike most probiotic products which contain freeze-dried strains of just one or two species of microbes, Probioform closely mirrors the natural range of good bacteria that are found in our fermented and wild living foods. It is the combination of these raw natural species in a liquid form that makes Probioform unique. This is what accounts for our efficacy and successes.
The bacterial count of Probioform is lower than other probiotics. Why?
The questions of bacterial counts (more commonly referred to as the CFU count – Colony Forming Units) and survivability in the gastrointestinal tract is really only relevant when one is dealing with pure cultures (i.e., those strains are grown in isolation). Pure cultures are generally very weak and have very little resistance or adaptability. Very high counts are therefore essential in order to get a fraction of the dose to survive the stomach and gastrointestinal tract. Generally, AB (Acidophilus/Bifido) culture probiotics have CFU counts in the billions. These are often freeze-dried or dehydrated, which further reduces their efficacy. They are also sometimes inserted in “carrier” mediums in order to “shelter” them from the low pH of stomach acid. An analogy would be taking a child and protecting him/her from any and all illnesses during the initial 2 years of life. As soon as that child is exposed to the real world, you can expect him/her to contract numerous illnesses, as there he has built up very little resistance – the immune response has not developed. Conversely, the microbes in Probioform are composed of a wide-ranging consortium of multiple strains and classes. They are not grown in pure culture, and, therefore, have to compete with each other in order to survive and proliferate. This far more closely approximates the conditions that life encounters while trying to survive. In addition, Probioform bacteria is already living at a low pH. (3.0 – 3.7). Tests done on Probioform show the microbes survive in a wide pH range, from as low as 1.0 up to 13.0.
Does the low pH from hydrochloric acid in the stomach destroy the good bacteria before they reach the colon?
Tests done confirm that Probioform’s bacteria survive pH levels as low as 1.0. This is lower than the pH of the stomach. The fact is: the natural microorganisms that occur in the gut arrived there via the stomach, so while some may not survive, those are generally the ones we don’t want! The pH of Probioform is in the range of 3.0–3.7, mainly due to the lactic acid which makes the right environment for its own healthy existence.
Why does the stomach have gastric acid as low as 1.5–3.5?
One of the key purposes of stomach acid is to act as a sterilizing or sanitizing tank. The low pH kills almost all of the pathogens, provided we chew our food properly and don’t drink too much water when eating, as water will dilute the gastric acid.
Why do probiotics in powders and pills have a hard time surviving the low pH of gastric acid?
Most conventional probiotics are produced from what is known as pure cultures, and they tend to be very fragile, as they are grown in a high pH solution. So chances are that a lot of them will be affected by the sudden pH level drop before they had the chance to reawaken after the freeze-drying.
Why is Probioform not affected by the low gastric acid?
The good bacteria in Probioform are extremely robust, as the have never been freeze-dried and already live in a low pH solution ranging from 3.0 to 3.7. The multi-strain nature of Probioform means it is very adaptable under a wide-ranging set of pH levels.
How does a cesarean delivery affect my baby’s natural probiotic development?
Newborns born via C-section don’t pass through the birth canal, and they are, therefore, not exposed to the same variety and concentrations of bacteria. As a result, they tend to have less beneficial bacteria, and the flora that does take root is not only different, but also less effective.
How does the transfer of good bacteria happen at birth?
Under normal delivery conditions, good bacteria are transmitted from the birth canal of the mother, and they quickly make their way into the child’s digestive, respiratory and genitourinary tracts where they begin to colonize, serving as a sort of seed for the child’s developing microflora. As these beneficial bacteria establish themselves, infants gradually begin to experience all of the immune, digestive and other health benefits that these bacteria provide.
What is a colonic implant?
A colonic implant is a small amount of concentrated liquid solution inserted into the colon through the rectum. The solution is retained for a certain amount of time (a few minutes or sometimes even overnight — however long the body allows it to remain in the colon).
What happens if you transfer Probioform’s liquid into a different container?
We don’t recommend transferring Probioform into other containers, as our package keeps all light and air out of the drink. If you decide to put it into a different container, you will get white flakes floating on the top. This is the natural yeast that forms when the product is exposed to oxygen and light. It is normal for it to happen.
Should I shake the product?
Yes, we recommend that you sometimes softly shake the product as the yeast and minerals will sediment to the bottom after some time. If you don’t shake it, you might experience that the color will be darker in the end.
Can I refrigerate the product?
Yes, you can refrigerate Probioform. It you like to drink it without water, the taste is fresher and can remind you of the taste of kombucha.
Can I store Probioform at room temperature?
Yes, you can store it at room temperature. Most people store it in on the kitchen bench so it is easy to use every day. Store at room temperature out of direct sunlight.
Can I freeze the product?
We don’t recommend freezing it, as the microbes go dormant if frozen.
How will I know if the product has expired?
The product has a 12-month shelf life from date of production, and the same amount of living bacteria is present in the box 12 months after the production. From 12 months to 24 months, the amount off active bacteria will gradually decline. Probioform is like a good wine — it gets better with age. The probiotic effect gradually declines and will be transformed into enzymes and antioxidants. If the product is expired, it will develop a really “rotten” smell, and you will have to discard the box.
Does it need to be refrigerated?
Probioform is brewed at body temperature and is stable at room temperature, making refrigeration unnecessary, even after opening the box. It is so stable that it will stay unchanged for one year (some changes in flavor will occur as the pH drops gradually). It is completely raw and natural.
How much Probioform should I use?
Please refer to our dosing guide.
Can I give Probioform to my baby or child?
Yes. The daily dose is dependent on the age of baby. Newborn babies only need a couple of drops —that can be increased with age to half teaspoon and then one teaspoon. Please refer to our dosing guide.
Are there any side effects?
Very seldomly. Some people may occasionally experience symptoms of detox when they first start using Probioform. This happens because your body can rid itself of chemicals that have been accumulating in the intestines, resulting in mild diarrhea, gas or very seldom hard stools. If this occurs too suddenly, just cut down the quantity and increase slowly until the body is comfortable with it. Any side effects experienced will be as a result of the detox action of the beneficial bacteria. This is a good thing, as it shows the body is cleansing itself.
How much should I take if I have a compromised digestive system?
Everyone has a different ratio of good and bad microbes and toxins in their digestive tract. Probioform contains naturally occurring antioxidants, as well as very active good bacteria that can replenish the body. Individuals with compromised immune/digestive systems MUST start on lower dosages: for adults: 1 teaspoon (5ml) per day mix with water, and for children under the age of two, 1 teaspoon (5ml) per day mixed with water divided throughout the whole day. After a month, one can start slowly increasing the dosage.
Does Probioform work against constipation?
Yes, Probioform increases the number of weekly bowel movements while helping to soften tools (making them easier to pass).
What causes constipation?
The obvious culprits include a low-fiber diet, repeatedly ignoring the urge to use the bathroom, not drinking enough water, a lack of exercise, or certain medications, all of which can actually ruin the balance of gut flora. Particularly bad for this are antibiotics, which work by killing off pretty much all bacteria. A healthy intestinal flora weighs about 2 kg, and, with every bowel movement, our intestine lets go of billions of living bacteria. If the intestinal flora is too weak, it will not be able to replenish itself and will naturally try to hold back the stool to not lose more bacteria. By replenishing the good bacteria with Probioform allows you to gradually regain your 2 kg of healthy bacteria giving you a regular and pain free bowel movement.
How much Probioform should I drink to replenish my intestinal flora?
We recommended that you start gradually with 2 tablespoons twice a day mixed with water, then gradually increase to 1 dl divided throughout the day (about 30 ml x 3 times a day). Keep this dosage until the constipation resides. Then you can gradually reduce back to 2 tablespoons twice a day or as needed.
How long do I need to use a high dose?
Usually, people experience a normal bowel movement after 3 to 5 days, though some difficult cases might need as long as 2 or 3 weeks.
What if I have loose stool or mild diarrhea?
If you recently have been out traveling or have been undergoing antibiotic treatment, we recommend to start gradually with 2 tablespoons twice a day mixed with water, then gradually increase to 1 dl divided throughout the day (about 30 ml x 3 times a day). Keep this dosage until the symptoms start getting better. Then, you can gradually reduce back to 2 tablespoons twice a day or as needed.
What if I have IBS, Crohn’s disease or other inflammation in the intestines?
With all inflammations, we recommend starting very carefully. For some very serious cases, we start with one or two drops in water a day, then very gradually increase. We immediately reduce the dosing if the symptoms are increased, then wait until they are gone until we start again. This process has shown great results, but it takes more time than with constipation.
Why do we have to start with so little dosing if we have inflammation of the intestines?
There are many reasons why the intestines have developed inflammation, but a couple common reasons are trapped residue from industrial foods and fillers, as well as excessive use of antibiotics found in food and medications. Also, pesticides like glyphosate can get trapped in our intestinal walls. Probioform will help to expel this, and, if this is done quickly, the reaction can be uncomfortable and increase the symptoms.
When is the best time to take Probioform?
Probioform can be taken at any time, with or without meals, morning or evening.
Why do I need to take a probiotic supplement daily?
Every day, the good bacteria in the digestive tract are killed by stress, poor diet, caffeine, alcohol, antibiotics, over-the-counter or prescription medications, chlorinated water, fluoride in the toothpaste and mouthwash, herbicide in the food, and toxic chemicals in the environment.
How should I give my baby probiotics?
Mothers find it easy to just add some drops to the nipples before breastfeeding. If you use a bottle, just add some drops into the liquid.
What age can my children start taking Probioform, and at what dosage?
Probiotics are needed at all ages and can be integrated into a healthy lifestyle from an early age. The dosage depends on age of your child. For newborn babies, a couple of drops is ideal. Increase with age to a half teaspoon, then one teaspoon. For older kids, gradually build your way up to 1 tablespoon two times a day.
Should I use Probioform after performing a colon cleanse?
Colon cleansing, such as colonics and enemas, change your gut flora. They not only eliminate waste from your body and release bad bacteria, but also flush the good bacteria from your body. You need these good microbes to maintain healthy balance. Thus, it is very important to replenish your gut flora with healthy bacteria when colon cleansing.
Can I use Probioform as a colonic implant?
Yes, Probioform can be used as a colonic implant.