By Nicole Wise on Oct 24, 2012 1:10:00 PM
Lately, probiotics seems to be all the rage. It’s seen as a hip, new science found in the form of yogurt and pills that restore your body’s health. But in actuality, probiotics have been in effect long before this new fad.
Probiotics is the idea of introducing non-harmful bacteria to our bodies to keep the “bad bacteria” in check. It’s all about keeping the balance between the good and bad bacteria in harmony. The truth is, this happens naturally from birth; however, sometimes our bodies can use an extra boost.
Let’s take a step back.
Our bodies contain trillions of cells and microbes. The average person contains at least 400 species of microbes in the intestinal tract alone. Furthermore, out of the 100 trillion cells that make up the average person, only 10 trillion of them are human cells; the rest are foreign.
It’s important for our health that the balance between good (as well as benign) and bad bacteria is kept in check. When the population of bad bacteria is greater than the good, certain sickness can occur including colds, constipation and diarrhea to just name a few.
Probiotics help maintain that balance by introducing benign (non-harmful) and good bacteria to our bodies, making it difficult for bad bacteria to overpopulate and throw off the balance.
Soil health is just like human health
Our turf and soil work in much the same way. There is a natural balance between good and bad soil microorganisms.
The good microorganisms, for example mycorrhizae and nitrogen-fixing bacteria, are responsible for important roles in plant health. Mycorrhizae help thicken root density and increase the ability for water uptake. Nitrogen-fixing bacteria convert unusable nitrogen from the air and soil and transform it into a usable form (nitrate) for the plant.
However, when bad micoorganism populations exceed the good, the plants get sick and potentially die off. Making sure your microbe population is in harmony is immensely important for plant wellness.
How can you keep the balance between good and harmful microbes?
Holganix Bio 800+ is a 100% organic soil and plant probiotic that balances the soil's ecosystem, building strong roots and growing healthier, more resilient plants. It does for the soil and plants, what probiotics does for our bodies.
Holganix Bio 800+ contains over 800 species of bacteria and 20 species of fungi that, when introduced to the soil ecosystem, help keep the natural balance and ensures that your plants, turf and soil are healthy.