Sunbiotics - Organic Raw Almonds Original - 1.5 oz. (42.5g)
Sunbiotics Organic Raw Almonds Original are delicious Sunbiotics is proud to bring you probiotic enhanced nuts. Imagine adelicious and healthy gourmet snack with the extra benefits of probiotics. Their patent pending process begins bysprouting raw, organic almonds and then generously coating then in their potent probiotic blend (8 billion per package*).Low temperature drying is used to increase crunchiness, preserve nutrients and probiotic potency.
There is no argument, the body is an amazing and intelligent operating machine. Though modern science and technologyhas been able to analyze, break down and understand much of what goes on within our tissues and cells, there is still alot left to mystery. For instance there are elements of how our bodies heal and regenerate that are still very muchunexplained by modern science and medical understanding. How can one person completely heal themselves of an “incurable”disease while another with a seemingly equal opportunity to heal may succumb to the illness?
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Part of why people don’t fully understand exactly how our own bodies work is because what we consider a functionof our bodies may actually be a function of the billions upon billions of bacteria that are living within us and on thesurface of our skin. Did you know there are roughly 500 different species and 100 trillion total microorganisms thatinhabit a normal healthy colon? And that is just one area of our digestive systems. If we look at a cross section of ourskin under a microscope for instance we would quite clearly see that humans are absolutely crawling with life forms. A bitfreaky? Yes, perhaps. But not all bacteria and “critters” are created equal and this is an extremely important aspect oflife within this body. It is fascinating to learn that humans actually contain 10 times more bacteria cells than actualhuman ones! Many of these microorganisms are what can be referred to as microflora, and are actually helping us a greatdeal. In fact, without these little microscopic friends life within this great machine we call a body could not exist.Yes, it is a strange system we’ve had set up for us but one that has proven itself to work rather well throughout the testof time.
Throughout time many medical researchers proclaimed that these massive colonies of bacteria, such as lactobacillusbulgaricus, lactobacillus casei, streptococcus, and bifidobacterium which are 4 of the primary ones found in ourintestines, did very little of anything for us. They didn’t necessarily harm us in any way but they also didn’t doanything helpful or health promoting. Another common belief was that we should try and limit the amount of bacteria wecome in contact with for fear of getting sick, and that is was perfectly safe to use antibiotic substances on the regularto cure infections. Times have changed and while the main stream medical world has a long way to come in regards to trulyunderstanding our relationship with the creatures living within and on our bodies, we have come a long way. People arerealizing that while antibiotics most definitely have their place and can potentially save lives, they should be used withcaution, respect, and thoughtfulness. There are way more guests attending this party than the pathogens that are ruiningeveryone's fun. Antibiotics wipe everything out including our friendly flora. While it is possible to rebuild ourhealthy bacteria levels it can often become a process that takes a great deal of time and care. We are first indoctrinatedwith bacteria as babies during labor from our mother’s body, and then consume a wide variety of flora, predominantlybifidobacterium, through breast milk. From that point on we come in contact with many forms of bacteria through the air webreathe, foods with eat, from our water and from objects we touch. We are also exposed to substances, chemicals andinfluences that shift our microbiological balance. Processed sugars and foods, pesticides, flouride and chlorine in ourwater, environmental pollutants, toxic body care products, pharmaceutical medications, and even an imbalance in chemicalsthat our own bodies produce such as adrenalin and cortisol can cause an imbalance within our microflora.
All this being said, what is it that these trillions of healthy bacteria are really doing for us aside from keeping thepathogens in check? Where does one even begin. They play a major role in everything from nutrient manufacturing andabsorption to actually regulating our intestine’s lymphatic tissue for a healthy and robust immune system. In fact, 83% ofour immunity resides in the wall of our digestive system. Bacteria in our digestive systems also vastly aid our absorptionof calories and nutrients to the point where without them we would become severely malnourished. These probiotics actuallybreak down our nutrients and then carry them through our intestinal barrier where they can then be absorbed into ourbloodstream. Not only that but the probiotics themselves are actually producing vitamins that we then absorb such asvitamin K, biotin, folic acid and the very critical vitamin B 12. It is a little known fact that vitamin B 12 is actuallya nutrient manufactured by bacteria living within our own bodies. One particular strain of bacterium, lactobacillus,deserve a special shout out, as they play a huge role in our human experience.
They live within our bodies and also on the surface of our skin. One huge role which they play is to maintain an acidenvironment on areas which need a lower pH in order to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria, such as on our surfacetissues. This is the case with the surface of our skin which requires a pH of 3.5-4.5 in order to maintain it’s first lineof defense by means of an “acid mantle”. Lactobacillus taken internally through cultured foods or through supplements canalso aid in digestive issues and help re-establish balance if there has been food poisoning or symptoms of a yeastinfection.
It is quite clear that the goal is definitely not to create a sterile or “squeaky clean” environment when it comes toour bodies. Rather it is about having an abundant volume of healthy microflora which is needed to achieve and maintainoptimal levels of health. Luckily for us these days there are so many delicious options for introducing probiotics intoour system. A great suggestion would be to start experimenting with making your own cultured foods at home, this way youcan be sure of the ingredients ad process. For instance, it is super easy to make your own live, vegan yogurt by simplytaking coconut meat or soaked nuts and seeds and blending into a thick cream consistency with a little purified water.Then add some probiotic powder, and let sit in a glass jar to culture. This is just one example. Another option would beto make your own cultured vegetables, or even kefir. If creating your own recipes isn’t feasible there are many productsthese days sold in health foods all over who are making incredible, raw, organic fermented and cultured foods. The key isgetting variety and using these foods, or taking a high quality supplement, on a regular basis.
Sunbiotics Gourmet Probiotic Snacks are their delicious take on combining healthy snacks and probiotics. Thebenefits of probiotics are well documented and constantly researched, so adding snacks to the mix was the natural nextmove. They take the finest raw, organic almonds and put them through a special process which involvessprouting/germinating (enhance enzymatic activity) and then low temperature drying (preserves raw state + addscrispiness). They then coat them with probiotics, an amount equivalent to 8 billion CFU per packet.
They couldn’t just leave it at plain supercharged almonds – they wanted to explore the possibilities of flavors. Theycurrently offer 4 delicious flavors, each better than the other. Cheesy, Truffle Salted, Chocolate, and Original are allmade with simple and high quality ingredients. All this makes for a yummy, probiotic enhanced, and most importantly raw,vegan, and organic treat. Sunbiotics are ideal for grab-and-go, incorporated with other dishes, all ages, and best of all– supplies a generous amount of your daily need for probiotics. Nutrition + Ingredients + Probiotics = Sunbiotics