The word probiotic literally means ‘for life’. Probiotics are good bacteria that are either the same as or very similar to the bacteria that are already in your body. Your lower digestive tract alone teems with a complex and diverse community of these bacteria. Probiotic, or EM (Effective Microorganism) is a common ingredient in all Conscious Living products.
How does Probiotic Work?
This infographic shows clearly how adding a small amount of Effective Microorganisms (EM) can help convert neutral microorganisms to BENEFICIAL microorganisms. By adding natural probiotics or good bacteria (Lactobacillus casei, Rhodopseudomonas palustris, Saccharomyces cerevisiae), you are able to get rid of pathogenic bacteria without the need to use harmful anti-bacterial agents like Triclosan. We also increase our natural defense against bad bacteria in the area where we use them. This is the basis of Conscious Living entire range of cleaning products.
Who is the Pioneer of EM?
Dr. Teruo Higa is known as the father of EM or Effective Micro-organism. Dr. Higa describes that a combination of approximately 80 different micro-organisms are capable of positively influencing and decomposing organic matter such that it reverts into a “life promoting” process. Higa invokes a “dominance principle” to explain the effects of his “Effective Micro-organisms”. He claims that three groups of Micro-organisms exist: “positive micro-organisms” (regeneration), “negative micro-organisms” (decomposition, degeneration) and “opportunist micro-organisms”. In every medium (soil, water, air, the human intestine), the ratio of “positive” and “negative” Micro-organisms is critical, since the opportunist micro-organisms follow the trend to regeneration or degeneration. Therefore, Higa believes that it is possible to positively influence the given media by supplementing with “positive” micro-organisms.