Your Flora Sensitive - Living Nutrition
Living Nutrition's Your Flora Symbiotic supplements contain over 100 different species of microbes that can support the gut microbiome. Their symbiotic base is made from sprouted organic soybeans that are fermented from Kefir and Kombucha. The added Peppermint and Lemon Balm support this effect because they ensure the maintenance of healthy digestion, are good for intestinal function and can help maintain a balanced intestinal flora.
Traditional use of Peppermint and Lemon Balm
History of Peppermint
Peppermint is the hybrid "child" of Green mint and Water mint. It was first cultivated in England in the 17th century. Long before that, Peppermint was already used in ancient Egypt as a remedy for indigestion. The ancient Greeks and Romans were also fond of peppermint. They used the herb to soothe the gastrointestinal tract. From the 18th century Peppermint became popular in Western Europe as a remedy for (morning) nausea, respiratory infections and menstrual problems, among others.
History of Lemon Balm
The name 'Lemon Balm' is derived from the Greek word 'Melissa', which means 'honey bee'. The story goes that Lemon Balm was planted near beehives because it was believed that bees would never leave their hives if Lemon Balm grew nearby. Through the Spanish trade routes, Lemon Balm found its way into many monastery gardens during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, where it was processed by monks into so-called 'Carmelite water'. This was used as a remedy for tension headaches, and it was also used as a perfume to mask odors and promote a good mood.
Health Benefits of Lemon Balm and Peppermint
Over the years, Lemon Balm and Peppermint have been used in particular to support digestion and the intestines. The herbs can provide the following effects:
- Support the maintenance of healthy digestion
- Good for the bowel function
- Good for a balanced intestinal flora
- Living Culture Symbiotic™ Kefir-kombucha fermented organic sprouted soybeans (Glycine max) - 300mg per daily dose of 2 capsules
- Organic Peppermint (Mentha piperita) leaf - 200mg per daily dose of 2 capsules
- Organic Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) leaf- 200mg per daily dose of 2 capsules
- Organic fermented tapioca (capsule)
Fermentation throughout the years
Fermenting foods is something of all times, cultures and civilizations. About 30% of the human diet consists of fermented foods. This is not an unnecessary luxury, as fermented foods consist of a complete ecosystem of different compounds and nutrients that support and protect the microbiome.
Fermentation health benefits
Research suggests that regular consumption of fermented foods may reduce the risk of certain cancers, it may support the immune system, it may protect the health of the gastrointestinal tract and urinary tract, and it may alleviate symptoms of Crohn's disease and irritable bowel syndrome. (LINK: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7823516/)
Probiotics and prebiotics
The fermentation process significantly increases the level of nutrients which are, in this way, pre-digested into a bioavailable form. New nutrients are thereby created together with a wide range of metabolic and digestive enzymes, which are also sometimes called probiotics or prebiotics.
Living culture symbiotics with Kefir and Kombucha
The products from Living Nutrition are made of a combination of the two most superior fermentation processes: Kefir, made from fermented soy milk and Kombucha, made from fermented tea. This form of fermentation is also known as "symbiotics". The following differences are found between symbiotics and single probiotics:
Are grown synthetically in laboratories
Naturally fermented from plants
Only isolated bacterial species
More than 100 balanced and evolved bacterial species
Are attaching to maltodextrin, a form of sugar, to stabilize
Attaches to natural enzymes and peptides
Contains no digestive nutrients
Rich in nutrients for digestion
Prebiotic sugars or fiber added
Wide range of natural prebiotics
Many naked, exposed bacteria
A complete, living ecosystem in harmony with the digestive microbiome
Increased bioavailability due to fermentation
The above mentioned symbiotic fermentation process, allows nutrients to be enhanced from food rather than isolating and extracting individual components, which is often done when making single probiotics. In this way, the foods and herbs in Living Nutrition's products can be preserved in their natural and complete state, which increases their bioavailability and potency. This fermentation process also creates a whole range of new compounds that can support good health, such as enzymes and metabolites.
Fermented Soy Milk in Living Nutrition
Living Nutriton uses fermented soy milk for the kefir fermentation process. In fact, sprouted soybeans contain a host of exceptional properties, including a unique balance of nutrients such as amino acids and polyphenols. After the fermentation process, these nutrients form compounds that provide wonderful support for the digestive process, the healing of tissues and for creating the optimal environment for a healthy microbiome in the intestines.
About Living Nutrition
In 2014, Living Nutrition was founded in England, by nutritional therapist Graham Botfield. Living Nutrition is a small company with a great vision and mission: to live and work in synergy with nature. All products are handmade in a purpose built laboratory where every ingredient and the entire process is 100% natural. The basis for all Living Nutrition products consists of a specially developed Kefir-Kombucha fermentation process applied to organic herbs and foods in order to offer them in their most natural state and with the most bioactive components.
Only the raw materials of the highest possible quality are selected for Living Nutrition products in order to guarantee the completeness of activity of each ingredient. All ingredients in Living Nutrition products are 100% organic. In addition, all the products of Living Nutrition are:
- 100% vegan
- 100% GMO free
- 100% plastic free
- 100% pure
- Consult with an expert before using this supplement in case of illness, medication use, pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Store out of reach of children in a dry and cool place
- Dietary supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet