At Entegro Health, we say these two words together often. It’s what we do! But what do these words really mean?
Flourish means to grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, especially as the result of a particularly favorable environment.
Probiotic is a microorganism introduced into the body for its beneficial qualities.
To go even further, let’s break down the actual word PRO-BIOTIC. The term probiotic is derived from the Latin preposition “pro”, which means “for” and the Greek word “biotic” meaning “bios” or “life”. The concept that the gut flora can be modified, and harmful microbes replaced with beneficial ones was first introduced in 1907 by a Russian scientist named Elie Metchnikoff. Probiotic literally means FOR LIFE.
So, now we know that probiotics are living bacteria that work together with your body providing numerous health benefits. They are thriving beneficial bacteria that help maintain the proper balance in your digestive system. We know how probiotics are defined, so now it’s becoming clearer why Flourish probiotics are so unique compared to other brands on the shelves.
As you saw in our last blog post, the production process for most encapsulated probiotic supplements does not leave you with living, thriving beneficial bacteria. Processing for most probiotic supplements includes growing and fermenting the bacteria strains separately followed by centrifugation, or, the process where the valuable liquid and nutrients are spun out, leaving a paste. This paste is then freeze-dried and ground into a fine powder. At this point the separate strains are combined and encapsulated. The probiotics food source is removed in this process. The bacteria are not a part of a community.
But Flourish is different.
The Flourish Way is to keep it simple, letting the bacteria lead the way.
Our 11 diverse strains from 5 genera are grow together in community. They live together in this broad ecosystem. They get along well and support each other. NEVER freeze-dried, Flourish probiotics continue to thrive in their most natural liquid environment, even after bottling. This liquid form allows the probiotics to comfortably live and multiply continuously within. Flourish probiotics are synergic. The all-natural Flourish liquid is a valuable broth, including not only these health-promoting bacteria, but also their nutrients and by-products. This includes short chain fatty acids, bioactive peptides, amino acids, enzymes, and minerals all working together. This complete broth makes our probiotics extremely resilient. Flourish is naturally acidic. These living healthy bacteria will survive the stomach acid unscathed and transit to the lower GI tract where they are needed.
This collection of unique traits is what makes Flourish probiotic SO special. Flourish doesn’t need any fancy double encapsulation or slow release feature. Flourish probiotics are alive and well – they have what it takes to get where they need to be to be the most beneficial to you and your family. Scientists agree. Consistent introduction of good bacteria to your gut supports whole body health.
Better health is a journey. At Entegro Health, it’s our honor to have the wonderful opportunity to help others find the right path to get there. We Flourish everyday, because good health begins in your gut!
Written by Lynn Haak, Entegro Health