What Are CFUs?

In today’s world, people are inundated with miracle drugs and fool-proof supplements. Many claims have a catch-all phrase that rarely proves fruitful. One key number that always comes into your decision when looking for a probiotics supplement is the CFU count. In general, many people take the CFU into account when shopping for probiotics pills and will swear religiously to the correct number attached the acronym. But what are CFUs and why are they so integral in probiotic products? What Is CFU? This is an acronym for “colony forming unit”. In essence, each unit is a bacteria that lives and reproduces to form a group of identical bacterias for your stomach. The CFU count on your digestive supplement bottle is...

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How Probiotics Work: Get Rid Of Bloating

Your gastrointestinal tract is home to millions of bacteria, broken into hundreds of different species, and each has a very specific effect on your body as a whole. While many of these bacteria species work to help your digestive system, there are many different kinds of bad bacteria which prevent your digestive system from working properly. These bacteria are in a constant battle for control over your health, and good bacteria does not always win the battle. With a probiotics supplement from activechange™, your body can have a great tool to help you thrive.   Why Bad Bacteria Is Winning Unfortunately, the American lifestyle is not conducive to the healthy growth of good gut bacteria. In fact, our heavily-processed, high-carbohydrate,...

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Social Enterprise THRIV3 LLC Launches First Probiotic Product

By Sara Parker - June 3, 2016 Each month, the Center for Social Enterprise Development (CSED) publishes an article about a local social enterprise, showcasing its social impact within a specific focus area. June’s focus is social impact related to health. Below this article, please view a list of all local social enterprises committed to this focus area. When Sarah Irizarry’s husband was diagnosed and treated for cancer at a relatively early age in 2003, the couple quickly came to the realization that life is short and they wanted to make a difference in the world. Living in Cincinnati at the time, they started to attend Crossroads, a church that focuses on outreach, and began to volunteer and get involved financially. The church runs programs focused...

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