Helpful Hints on Taking In-Liven
In-Liven is a certified organic, raw, whole food probiotic in powder form. A probiotic is a dietary supplement that contains beneficial microorganisms ("friendly" bacteria and/or "friendly" yeast). Beneficial microbes should comprise approximately 85% of your living intestinal organisms. The literal meaning of probiotic is "for life."
Unfortunately, many people have 85% pathogenic (disease-causing) microbes and only 15% beneficial microbes. Medications, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, stress, synthetic chemicals, and processed food are just some of the things that kill beneficial intestinal bacteria, thereby favoring the overgrowth of pathogenic bacteria.
Warning signs of a bacterial imbalance include:
- Difficulty losing weight, sugar/carbohydrate cravings
- Frequent fatigue
- Poor concentration
- Frequent constipation or diarrhea
- Faulty digestion, acid reflux and other digestive disorders
- Insomnia, night sweats
- Painful joint inflammation, stiffness
- Bad breath (halitosis), gum disease, and dental problems
- Frequent colds, flu or other infections
- Yeast infections
- Acne, eczema, and other skin or foot infections
- Extreme menstrual or menopausal symptoms
- Food sensitivities including those to dairy and wheat gluten
- Skin allergies including those to poison ivy, oak or sumac
In-Liven consists of 26 living whole foods (including vegetables, blue-green algae (spirulina), beans, grasses, flaxseeds, etc) as well as 15 strains of beneficial microbes (including 13 strains of bacteria and 2 strains of yeast). All 18 essential amino acids as well as Omega-3 essential fatty acids are naturally present within it.
In-Liven provides your body with the phytonutrients and beneficial microflora necessary to maintain a healthy immune system. In-Liven contains chlorophyll (as a component of the whole foods in it), which is the blood of the plant. Chlorophyll acts a natural detoxifier. Once functioning optimally, your immune system should be able to ward off illness to regain and maintain health and vitality.
A typical adult will benefit from 1 teaspoonful a day. Some adults need as much as 1 tsp three times per day, depending on their overall health status. When you get the In-Liven, start with a "pinch" and gradually work up over one week to one teaspoonful per day.
If you have digestive problems, it is suggested to take a dose 1/2 hour prior to each meal. Otherwise, take it on an empty stomach just prior to bed so that the healthy bacteria have the whole night to re-colonize your digestive tract.
You can not "overdose" on In-Liven because it consists entirely of healthy food and beneficial bacteria. However, if you take too much too soon you could feel bloated from the beans and broccoli (until your intestines have a healthy colony of beneficial bacteria to digest and utilize them completely). It does not cause diarrhea.
You can mix it in food or a beverage. It is preferable to consume it with a healthy drink. Most people mix it in orange juice or a home made, fruit smoothie. The absolute healthiest thing to drink it with is organic aloe vera juice, especially if you have intestinal problems such as Colitis, IBS, Crohn's Disease, etc.
Do not drink it with chlorinated tap water. Chlorine is added to water supplies to kill harmful bacteria, but unfortunately, it does not distinguish between beneficial and harmful bacteria in your intestines. Do not mix it with alcohol because you will kill the live bacteria instantaneously and waste it! Also, do not mix it in scalding hot food or beverage. Remember that it contains living microorganisms.
When taking medications, try to separate them from the probiotic (esp if you have to take an antibiotic for any reason). Try to take the probiotic 2 hours after the medication.
If you are gluten intolerant, consider trying Fast Tract prior to the gradual introduction of In-Liven.
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