What is a probiotic drink?

A probiotic drink is often referred to as a functional food that provides a quick and easy way to add probiotics, beneficial enzymes and highly bioavailable nutrients to your diet. Functional foods have a potentially positive effect on your health beyond basic nutrition, including gut health and general wellbeing.

Probiotics are the good guys

Probiotics help to colonise your gut and maintain the balance between friendly and unfriendly gut flora. They also act as catalysts for your gut microbiota (your collection of gut flora), influencing how it interacts and behaves in your body. Your microbiota contains around 100 trillion micro-organisms, which outnumber your human cells by 10 to 1, and includes bacteria, yeasts, fungi and viruses. While there are more than 1,000 species, 95-99% of your microbiota is made up of 10 different species, including Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. A higher concentration of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium is associated with a healthier intestinal tract.

The bio-fermentation process

Just like any other fermentation process, the probiotic culture is added to starting ingredients, such as water, sugar and herbal or fruit extracts, where the probiotic culture ferments the sugar and herbal or fruit extracts. The probiotics begin to multiply during the fermentation process, using up all the added sugar and the sugar found naturally in herbal or fruit extracts. The fermentation process is stopped at the ‘peak’ when the probiotics reach their maximum multiplication.

During the fermentation process, the probiotics produce many beneficial compounds including lactic acid, enzymes, nutrients (B vitamins), amino acids and many others.  Lactic acid, in particular, helps to reduce the pH in your gut, which helps to inhibit pathogenic microbes and also has the capacity to produce water-soluble vitamins, including folic acid, vitamin B2, vitamin B12 and biotin. The end result is a live, probiotic-rich, tasty concentrate that is 99.9% sugar-free.

Herbs of Gold CULTURE

Herbs of Gold CULTURE recharges the digestive system with 8 live probiotic strains including Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium and Saccharomyces in a bio-fermented base of Papaya, fruit, herbs and nutrients. Each 15mL serve contains the equivalent of 6 billion colony forming units (CFU*). CULTURE comes in two flavours that can easily be added to water, smoothies, juices, protein balls or even chia seed puddings for greater variety.

  • CULTURE Chai is a delicious combination of warming herbs, including Cinnamon, Cardamom, Ginger, Cloves and Black pepper. These herbs support circulation and blood flow, and Cinnamon, Cardamom, Ginger and Clove support healthy digestion and help relieve digestive symptoms, such as bloating and flatulence. See more here
  • CULTURE Coco Berry is a delicious combination of organic Coconut water, Pomegranate and Elderberry. Pomegranate provides powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant nutrients including anthocyanins, vitamin C, quercetin, rutin and numerous minerals. It’s thought that Pomegranate seed extracts have 2-3 times the antioxidant capacity of Green tea. Coconut water is high in electrolytes, including calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium and potassium, helping to hydrate the body. See more here
*Based on the measurement of natural killer (NK) cell activity when compared to NK cell activity of 25 billion CFU.

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