Achieving gut health will be the most important thing you do for your health. Doing this is not easy given the convenience of processed foods and sugars, daily stress and pharmaceuticals but I have an easy solution that will get you well on your way to better immune health, brain health and gut health. Flourish Probiotic is by far the most effective probiotic I have ever taken-and that’s saying a lot since I’ve taken so many. Flourish is a liquid probiotic with 11 strands of bacteria that are delivered to you still alive. Forget those freeze dried pills!
I am obsessed with gut health. Weird statement, but it’s the truth. When a living, liquid probiotic came across my path, I was intrigued to say the least! Lord knows, good bacteria strains that can survive the stomach environment are hard to come by. In a compromised gut, finding strong strains that work together to proliferate and kill the bacteria before the bad bacteria can fight back seemed like a distant dream, until now…
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve had stomach issues. Anytime I would experience stress, stomach pain would set in. When I was 15, I was put on antibiotics to clear my acne-BIG MISTAKE!! Not knowing the harmful side effects of antibiotics, I continued to be on antibiotics for over a year. I immediately started experiencing chronic ear infections which prompted strong antibiotics and by the time I was 17, my gut was massively out of balance and I’ve struggled with digestive issues ever since.
I suspect leaky gut and SIBO have resulted from my prolonged antibiotic use. I’ve used one probiotic after another experiencing temporary relief for a time but never really feeling like the probiotic was actually proliferating good bacteria fast enough to fight the bad bacteria.
These days, I work on my diet and have eliminated grains and gluten and eat very little dairy. This has helped immensely but the missing piece was truly a potent probiotic that could survive the stomach environment and deliver enough good bacteria that could survive and fight the bad.
I’m always researching ways to improve my gut.
After all, Hippocrates, the “father of medicine” did say, “All disease starts in the gut”. This has been researched and supported over and over since again and in my opinion is the first and foremost issue to be addressed when on the path to optimal health.
I’ve been following several new people on Instagram and one lady, who is a hard core researcher, was talking about a company called Entegro who have a liquid probiotic called Flourish. It greatly appealed to me that it was in liquid form because most probiotics are put through quite a lot to get them in pill form.
What’s the Difference in Flourish Probiotic?
Flourish is a live, liquid probiotic. Because the bacteria is in liquid format, it is in the most natural state that a probiotic can exist. Also, it has 11 different strains (5 different genera) of bacteria living together.
Flourish and Flourish Junior are brewed in artisanal, small batch, traditional old world style using only the finest, meticulously sought out ingredients.
They believe in the theory of consortia, which is the process of co-growth that combines multiple strains during production. Each strain develops while interacting with other strains. These strains are grown together in community, resulting in microorganisms that become a small eco-system, much more resilient and capable of working together synergistically.
In nature, strains do not exist in isolation. Most probiotics are in powder from and the strains have been grown individually and combined only after having been centrifuged and freeze-dried.
Because Flourish’s strains are in their most natural state and are living, the active beneficial bacteria can retain all of the beneficial metabolites and organic acids released by the bacteria during their normal lifecycle. These metabolites also have benefits for the human body, especially the brain and immune system.
Benefits of Flourish Probiotic:
- Strengthen the immune system
- Boost energy
- Boost metabolism
- Enhance the production and absorption of vitamins and minerals
- Support brain health-improving anxiety, depression and ADHD
- Enhance digestion
- Support weight management
- Promote regularity
- Relieve gas and bloat
- Restor gut microbiota after antibiotic use
- Reduce symptoms of IBS, inflammatory bowel disease and Crohn’s
- Facilitate the mechanisms that build bone density
- Decrease inflammation
- Correct leaky gut syndrome
- Amend metabolic syndrome, which is a risk factor in developing diabetes and heart disease
- Support brain health in preventing neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis.
My Experience with Flourish:
I have tried many probiotics and each time would deal with a good deal of bloating, constipation and gas in the beginning. Not wanting to deal with more stomach upset, I took only a teaspoon of Flourish the first week. Because I had already begun to experience so much relief with going grain free, I am not exactly sure how much relief is from Flourish and how much is from my diet. I’ve continued to take a tablespoon of Flourish every morning for 2 mos. now and feel great.
Here’s the exciting part-A little over a week ago I noticed this feeling of well-being. I’m talking happiness on a whole other level that I haven’t experienced in decades. I’ve always consider myself a happy person and throughout my adult life I’ve taken great effort in leaning into the positive and blocking negative thoughts. I feel so blessed and feel that I have a wonderful and fulfilling life. However, I experience anxiety. Anxiety that doesn’t merit the situation.
I also deal with a lot of brain fog and can often feel very flat. Nothing is wrong, I am just not excited about life at times. I figured it has a lot to do with my age and normal baggage of life.
I started to question what could be causing this euphoric feeling? I’m at an all time high with my health lately and have been immersed in research and learning. I have overhauled my supplements as well as my diet and so I’m taking several new things that could be contributing but my gut (pun intended) and the Lord are telling me it is Flourish along with going grain free.
Eliminating grains can do wonders for your gut. No grains can also result in brain clarity-No more “grain brain”! Paired with a living probiotic, I believe my mental health has greatly improved.
While trying to make the connection between my new found happiness and which supplement could be causing it, I read that over 90% of the body’s serotonin is produced in the gut, not the brain. Ding, Ding, Ding! Serotonin is the feel good chemical our bodies produce and when the gut is compromised, serotonin levels dwindle.
What to Expect:
Flourish is the most effective probiotic that I’ve ever encountered. Because of that, good bacteria can quickly start to proliferate in the gut. This means that the good bacteria from Flourish will begin to fight the bad bacteria that is already there. As the bad bacteria begins to die-off, you often will get symptoms like gas, bloating and diarrhea.
These symptoms are temporary and it’s important to drink more water in order to help the detox process. I personally did not experience any noticeable symptoms. I did start out with only 1 teaspoon and move to a full tablespoon after a week.
You might be wondering how does it taste? It’s an odd taste, I’ve got to admit. However, I don’t mind it at all. I got used to it on day 2. If you find it offensive, you can put it in a liquid. Flourish Junior is the exact same formulation as the adult Flourish except that Junior contains sorghum to sweeten it.
Flourish can be taken on a full or empty stomach. I believe empty is the best though. It is preferable to store it in the fridge for a longer shelf life.
Here’s a fun fact: You would have to drink four to five entire 16 oz. bottles of kombucha to get the same “dose” of probiotics that you would get from one tablespoon of Flourish Probiotics!
I am so thankful I’ve found Flourish. I truly, truly believe it is the way to go and that everyone should be on it. There is not one person that should skip taking a probiotic and why waste your money on freeze dried after finding a live liquid?
Flourish Junior can even be given to newborns.
How Much Does Flourish Cost?
Flourish and Flourish Junior are only $30 a bottle which should last a month if you’re taking the recommended dose of 1 tbsp. a day. That is cheaper then all the other probiotic brands I’ve taken!! Also, once you determine whether you want to continue taking it after your first bottle, you can sign up for auto ship and receive a discount on each bottle! I’ve been very impressed with this company, their practices and their customer service.
Just so you know, because I have come to love this product so much, I have become an affiliate which means, if you buy a bottle from a link in this post or my social media, I will get a small commission. Flourish having an affiliate program was a happy bonus but had no bearing on me trying the product. Entegro did not contact me, I happened upon them.
Find Flourish HERE.
Hope you try it-I know you’ll benefit and I’d love to hear about it!
Update: Over 2 years later and I still am enjoying the benefits of good gut health thanks to Flourish. My whole family is on it (including my parents) and I still stand by this probiotic 100%. I highly recommend you try it-it truly is like no other probiotic I have ever tried!
Thank you, Jenni, I’ve just set up autoship. I’m excited to see what a few months on Flourish does for me. Something about reading your post clicked and my inner self was all, “yes, this is what you need!”
Janice-I’m so glad! I’m relying on my inner voice too because I’m tired of paying for so many supplements that aren’t doing enough for my body. This one I can feel is so different from other probiotics. I just never expected the brain benefits!! Hope you love it as much as I do!
Thank you Jenni for always sharing good info with us.
You are truly an Angel from heaven and I appreciate you so ♥️
SANDY!! Oh my gosh-thank you for saying such a kind word! I really hope this helps my readers like it has helped me! I know what it’s like to have issues and not be able to find answers or relief.
Is the bottle a one month supply?
Gina-If you are taking the recommended amount of 1 tbsp a day then a bottle will last a month. I started out slow so my first bottle lasted longer. Now I try to take 2 tbsp a day because of yeast issues so it lasts less but not everyone needs or should take that much.
I can’t speak to how well this works yet, but it tastes so bad. Like barbecue sauce mixed with vinegar or pickle juice. Barf. I actually got this for my child and decided to get the original as this and the junior version are supposedly the same formulation. I always strike out with him when I buy “flavored” anything because it never seems to mask the task and I didn’t think he would like the junior apple cider flavor (as described). Sadly, I know he won’t like this one either! I’m trying to figure out the best way to mask the demonic taste of this stuff so that he can reap the benefits! Feel free to reply with any suggestions!
Amber-LOL. The benefits far outweigh the taste. It’s not good that’s for sure but I’ve never had a probiotic have such obvious results. As for your kiddo-you can put it in fruit juice. I’ve not done that because I enjoy the sour looks my girls get when they take it but it’s perfectly fine to mix it with something! Don’t give up!
Jenni-I just started taking this per recommendation of a new functional doc I am seeing. I have a very long history of gut imbalance/dysbiosis and just am seeing some huge improvement with a change in thyroid supplement. You had mentioned you suspected SIBO and leaky gut 🙋♀️ Here girl. My FD said this is a safe treatment while breastfeeding and pregnant so that’s why I’ve started. I may have increased too fast bc day 2 and I’m having some constipation symptoms 😬🙄
Sara-I can’t say enough about this probiotic-I’m always constipated though and unfortunately don’t get much relief from this probiotic alone. I don’t think increasing too fast couldn’ve caused it though. My bet is, your body is busy doing other things and has slowed it’s work on digestion. That is if you are pregnant or breast feeding-I assume so from what you wrote. Hopefully your body will get back on track.
Where can I buy the liquid flourish in South Africa as I have hpylori I’m using pills but does nothing for me.
Yetty-I don’t think it’s available any where but the U.S. and Canada but I’ve heard rumblings of international availability. I’ll keep you posted.
Hey jenni! Do you have any shipping promo codes?! I’m excited to get started! It’s so hard finding a really solid probiotic especially for the little ones!! ✨
Katelin-I don’t-I’ve never seen them issue one either. Sorry! Yes, my girls take this probiotic daily and I believe it has helped on many levels!
I live in Canada like too know if you deliver in Canada
Lise-I only use these probiotics. I’m not part of the company. I do think I heard they are working on shipping outside of the U.S. though.
Hello, did you find the cause of your dermatitis. I have the same thing around my eyes that keeps coming back. Wondering if it’s the collagen supplement I’m taking. So frustrating
Laura-Irritation caused mine. I had just met my husband at the time and he had a beard so we were doing a lot of kissing. LOL. Then it spread to my eyes. Luckily it has never come back for me but I’m always looking for it. It’s such a weird skin issue that it spreads like it does. Best of luck in sorting yours out.