Micromax® Biodynamic Effective Micro-organisms
Micromax® is a naturally fermented live gut reconditioning supplement that helps to optimise the bacterial population profile in the gastrointestinal tract.
There are up to a thousand or more different species of bacteria living in our intestinal tract that are vital for our survival and well-being. These "friendly bacteria", which can total up to 2kg in weight, number in the thousands of trillions and which collectively contain up to 3.3 million genes (compared to just 23,000 of the human genome), have developed a close symbiotic relationship with us over the course of evolution, making our gut flora an integral part of our biological and metabolic systems.
It is well known that these friendly bacteria inhibit the growth of unhealthy bacteria and other pathogens that would normally thrive in the warm, moist and nutrient-rich environment of the intestines, but research is now showing that they have many other important functions such as:
- breaking down undigested food (including certain carbohydrates);
- helping with the absorption of vital minerals (such as magnesium, calcium and iron), lipids, vitamins (such as Vitamin K) and other nutrients;
- synthesising particular B vitamins such as biotin and folate;
- adjusting our metabolism and weight;
- regulating the functioning of the immune system and
- the production of antibodies and cytokines that are then effective outside the gut as well;
- modulating our nervous system, psychological wellbeing (including anxiety and depression) and memory.
It is no exaggeration to say that healthy gut bacterial are absolutely central to both physical and psychological health. It is impossible to be healthy without a healthy gut microbiome. The gut microbiome is derived from our mother in utero, during a normal birth and through breast feeding.
Modern diets (which are usually low in fibre, nutrient-poor and/or toxin-rich), antibiotic use (both internally and topically), and the rise in C-section births have all unfortunately had a deleterious effect on our gut flora, significantly reducing the number of friendly bacterial species inside of us. Some even call this a mass extinction! Research on hunter-gatherers around the world indicate that they have up to 50% more bacterial species and twice as many bacterial genes than we do. This means that for the vast majority of us the vital biological processes determined by our gut microbiome are not as efficient or effective, making our health more fragile.
Traditional ways to try to improve the bacterial populations in our gut have been to take probiotics — supplements that supply healthy bacteria — and/or prebiotics — supplements that supply food that healthy bacteria thrive on. However, when one considers that there are up to 1,000,000,000,000 (a trillion) micro-organisms per gram of intestinal contents, with up to 2kg of gut flora in total, then adding a few billion extra per day, in the case of probiotics, is unlikely to make a significant impact, and neither are prebiotics which do not necessarily feed only healthy bacteria.
Fortunately there is now an effective solution. Professor Teruo Higa in Japan has developed a very specific fermentation process that produces a perfect balance of approximately 80 different strains of specific aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. These include lactic acid bacteria, yeast and photosynthetic bacteria and other accompanying species. Even though the product contains yeast, it can actually be used to recover from yeast infections because the lactobacillus feed off the candida, producing peroxide in the process which further kills pathogens.
This specific microbe combination, which Professor Higa calls effective micro-organisms, are supremely effective at promoting richer and healthier bacterial colonies, inhibiting pathogenic ones, and pursuading neutral bacteria to act in healthy ways. They are able to do all this by introducing health-promoting genetic information into our gut flora systems, taking advantage of the rapid twenty minute generational cycle of bacteria. In this way, our gut flora is fundamentally changed for the better at the genetic level.
Micromax® is a new high-quality biodynamic version of Professor Higa's effective microorganisms that uses organic fermentation ingredients (principally sugar cane molasses and over 40 different wild Alpine herbs) to produce exceptionally high quality effective micro-organisms. The herbs used supply antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and other nutritional components. The sugar is used up in the fermentation process so Micromax is safe for diabetics. Although it is a fermented product, it can also be a part of an anti-candida treatment program and a digestive cleanse.
When taken orally with water, Micromax is extremely effective at balancing gastrointestinal flora and inhibiting gut pathogens. It can also be used externally on the skin, and internally in an enema, as a vaginal douche or even as a sinus cleanse. After all, bacteria are not just important for gut health but are found all over our bodies where they play vital roles in keeping us healthy.
The biodynamic manufacturing of Micromax is carried out to the very highest standards in Austria, and all batches are lab tested for safety, including for Shigatoxin-Geb 1 and 2 (EHEC). Finally, Micromax is vegan — no animal products are used in its manufacture.
So forget probiotics and prebiotics: if you really want optimal gut health, Micromax is the way to go!