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Friday orders after 3.30pm will be shipped on the following Monday. For next day courier delivery orders must be received by 1.00pm.
For orders placed on Friday before 1.00pm requiring a next day courier you have 2 options; Next Day Saturday which incurs a premium charge or Next Day Standard which will be delivered on the following Monday.
Orders placed after 1.00pm via the courier option will be processed on Monday for Tuesday delivery.
Please note we do not process orders on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays.
A Healthy Immune System Requires a Healthy Microbiome
The human microbiome is a diverse group of metabolically active microorganisms that play a crucial role in maintaining health. These microorganisms contain their own genome that continually interact with the human genome. Through this interaction, the microbiome becomes an integral component of the immune system in promoting a healthy inflammation response. Many physical and neurologic inflammatory conditions have been shown to have a disruption in the microbiome1. Managing the gut microbiome is essential for the immune system to support positive long-term health outcomes.
Importance of Genomic Sequenced Strains
The development of probiotic formulas has moved beyond including general groups of organisms to using specific strains. Previous probiotic formulations might have listed bacillus subtilis for example without identification of the specific strain number. Advanced formulations include only those probiotics that have been identified by genomic sequencing and are registered with a specific strain number. Only these strain-specific probiotics have undergone rigorous genomic studies; guaranteeing accurate specificity and potency.
Soil Based Organisms
Spore forming probiotics (also known as soil based organisms or SBO’s), are derived from the soil. Traditionally when people consumed organic produce, they ingested soil-based probiotic organisms. These SBO’s helped maintain a normal microbiome in the intestines. Today with processed foods containing pesticide and hormone residues, people do not consume these beneficial SBO’s, leading to dysbiosis or microbial imbalance. Because SBO’s are spore forming, they are heat stable, dairy-free, and able to withstand stomach and bile acid. This allows them to pass into the intestines without degradation. Once in the intestines they leave the spore form and produce lactic acid which has natural antibacterial properties to prevent growth of pathogenic bacteria. This competitive inhibition helps the beneficial probiotic bacteria proliferate.