If you thought that Probiotics started and ended with human health products like those advertised by little blue men on the television, then you need to think again. These amazing beneficial microorganisms have myriad applications – each of which has the capacity to improve your environment, your animals’ health, as well as your bottom line.
When we first brought the concept of probiotics for commercial and industrial application to Australia in 2011 we were most interested in their use in controlling odours and bioremediation. We had seen it being used in the US and Europe and it just made sense. So we took the plunge and invested in a manufacturing plant in Sydney. Along the way however, many more uses (and products) have emerged.
So what are those myriad uses for probiotics?
As a start – the application of specialist probiotics have shown very positive results and can support improvements in all of the following areas:
- Equine Health
- Animal production
- Soil and Plant Health
- Odour management
- Water & sewerage treatment
- Commercial and domestic cleaning
But within those broad headings there are many individual applications. In many circumstances it’s only limited by your imagination (and your willingness to experiment). Who would have thought our Equine Plus product would have been effective for racing pigeons, or that you could mix apple cider vinegar with our BioSoil to create an effective seed soak to improve germination rates.
Odour management, whether it’s industrial smells, the possum that died in the ceiling, smelly drains, or your pet who simply loves the carpet in your spare room or your artificial lawn, dealing with them can be a challenge. You can use masking agents with perfumes, but to be truly effective, you need to deal with the source of the odour. Probiotics can help neutralise the pathogens that create the odours. But the good news is that it’s not a one off solution. Probiotics hang around and continue to work.
Check out some of the more interesting uses of OzProbiotics in the testimonial pages.
What is Microbial Consortia Technology?
Many microbial technologies today are based on “pure-culture” methods of manufacturing. This means the microorganisms are grown as individual strains in sterile media. If a finished product contains more than one strain, each strain is typically grown in pure culture and then blended at time of packaging.
At OzProbiotics we manufacture microbes using SCD Probiotics Technology. This is fundamentally different because the selected strains are grown in “consortia”, in a process of co-growth that combines multiple strains during production. Therefore, each strain develops while interacting with other strains. Ultimately, through the proprietary consortia culturing processes, the microorganisms become a small eco system– much more resilient and capable of working together synergistically. This methodology is closer to how microorganisms survive in the natural environment. In nature, strains never exist in isolation or pure culture. They are always interacting with other strains.
Shelf life and stability
As a result of the Consortia, our probiotic products and their live microbial components have been rigorously developed and tested for shelf-life stability. The minimum shelf-life of the products is 3 years, with many still testing within spec at the 5 year mark.
Survival under extreme conditions of temperature and pH
SCD’s probiotic products maintain their guaranteed viable CFU count under a temperature range of 5 to 50 degrees Celsius and a wide pH range. This means that the products do not require refrigerated storage and handling, contrasted with many competitor products. In addition, the products can perform in a wide range of applications where pH could be a restriction for other technologies.
Natural and organic technology
Each strain used in our probiotic products is naturally occurring, not genetically modified and non-pathogenic. All ingredients used for culturing the microorganisms are natural and where possible certified organic.
SCD produces its own Mother Cultures in their proprietary high-quality facility in Kansas City, Missouri and OzProbiotics imports these proprietary mother cultures into Australia. We then add additional organic ingredients, to manufactures a range of probiotic products under license.
Each product sold by OzProbiotics is certified by Australian Organics as an allowed input (Cert: 12313). High quality processing and rigorous testing of every batch ensures that all products sold are simultaneously consistent and of high quality.
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