Flourish Probiotics and Postbiotics

Postbiotics

One of the most unique aspects of Flourish probiotics is the fact that Flourish contains naturally occurring beneficial postbiotics. If you haven’t read our first blog on what postbiotics are, make sure to check that out here. Postbiotics Come in Different Forms Postbiotics are the beneficial byproducts of probiotics. There are many different forms of…

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What are Postbiotics?

postbiotics

In recent years, the field of gut health has gone through many shifts in focus beyond just the importance of probiotics. Likely, if you’re familiar with probiotics, you have also heard of prebiotics and how they can help feed the good bacteria in your digestive tract. But did you know there is a third amigo…

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Prebiotics

Prebiotics

Prebiotics Defined Since 2016, the International Association of Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) has defined prebiotics as “a selectively fermented ingredient that results in specific changes in the composition and/or activity of the gastrointestinal microbiota, thus conferring benefit(s) to host health.” Basically, prebiotics are a type of nutrient that we as humans are not able to…

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Flourish & Synergy

synergy

What is Synergy? Synergy is defined as the cooperation of two or more organizations that produces a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects. Bacteria are Naturally Synergistic. There’s an old adage in microbiology: no microbe is an island. That is to say, bacteria are not made to live in isolation. Out in…

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Probiotics for Men

probiotics for men

What are the “best” probiotics for men?   In our blog post The Importance of Men’s Gut Health, we learn that a gut is not just a gut. Although men and women have similar GI systems, there are unique differences between their gut microbiomes. Preliminary research shows that men have several male-specific health conditions that link to…

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Alcohol Use and Gut Health: A Crossroads

alcohol use and gut health

Have you ever wondered how alcohol use affects your gut health? As summertime approaches, kicking back on the deck with an ice-cold cocktail sound like a great way to end the day. Is a small amount of alcohol better than a large amount of alcohol? How does alcohol use affect the gut and the bacteria…

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FODMAPs Explained 

FODMAPs Explained

Most people do not have to follow the low FODMAP diet to have a good life. However, those who suffer from IBS may find this food plan the best way to manage the painful symptoms of the disease. 

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Why Liquid Probiotics?

why liquid probiotics

Five Reasons to Love the Flexibility of Liquid Probiotics, and One Reason Not  One of the great things about Flourish probiotic is the all-natural liquid nature of the supplement. But why is liquid best? Here are five great reasons to love the liquid nature of our beloved Flourish, and to help us understand the reason…

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Hummus Bowl with Chicken ‘Shawarma’ Recipe

hummus bowl

Hummus is a great way to add fiber in a flavorful way to dinner. Personalize your hummus bowl with your favorite toppings – the sky is the limit! Just imagine your favorite protein or grain, crunchy vegetables, briny olives, pickled onion, and salty cheese on a velvety bed of hummus. Use pita, naan, or even…

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Quick Pickled Red Onions

Pickled Red Onions

These gut-friendly beauties add a nice, cool tang to any meal. Pickled onions ferment in a snap and can be ready for dinner tonight! Raw onions make a great prebiotic, and this has got to be the tastiest way to eat raw onion.  Ingredients:  1 medium red onion, thinly sliced  2 teaspoons maple syrup  ½ teaspoon…

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