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FAQ - HERB'D® Complete Probiotic Fermented Superfood

Our bacteria have been stressed to withstand temperatures of up to 55 deg. cel. for up to a week constantly, so they are pretty hardy and will survive the transit. If you like what you can do to speed up your delivery time is choose express post by clicking Australia express in the country field of your address. You could also have it delivered to your workplace. Some customers also request to have it left in their esky at the front door.

You can mix HERB’D® with juice or water, blend it with your favourite fruit and make a smoothie, sprinkle on your cereal or however you like! We recommend not to mix with hot foods as this may kill the bacteria. Go to the Directions page for more in-depth advice on how to get started, what to expect etc.

We recommend starting slowly with children gradually increasing over time. Children can take ½ a teaspoon daily, for babies under 2 use just ⅛ to  ¼ of a teaspoon.

Mix into yoghurt, porridge (once cool enough for the children it is fine for the bacteria), fruit juice etc.

Yes absolutely you can take HERB’D® while pregnant. As HERB’D® is completely natural with 100% organic and non-GMO ingredients, it is well suited to take during pregnancy. I am currently taking it throughout my pregnancy and would recommend it. It is important to keep healthy during pregnancy, the multi-vitamins from the wholefoods provide essential nutrients and the probiotics help to keep the immune system strong, and this will pass on to the baby, helping to establish his or her own microbiome.  It is also great for keeping regular as some women can get a bit blocked up during pregnancy.
Yes it is fine to take HERB’D® while breastfeeding – it is safe and effective as it is a certified organic, completely natural powder form of probiotics and wholefood nutrition. The good bacteria help to strengthen the immune system of you and your baby, while the wholefoods provide important nourishment to both you and your baby.
HERB’D® is not only a probiotic but also a natural multi-vitamin. The wholefoods fermented with the bacteria provide comprehensive nutrition that can be instantly absorbed by your body’s cells, so it can be used in place of a multivitamin. Also worth noting is that most multi-vitamins come in pill form which are often made with fillers and are difficult for the body to digest to get the full benefit from. HERB’D® is a certified organic powder that easily mixes with your favourite juice, smoothie or water, and contains natural vitamins and minerals along with good bacteria for the ultimate solution for strengthening the gut and immune system
Digestive enzymes are important to be able to get all the goodness out of the food you eat, and your body’s organs are able to produce all the enzymes you need to digest carbs, protein and fat. Digestive enzymes such as Amylase, Protease & Lipase are secreted by the salivary glands, stomach, pancreas, and the small intestine, and you can also get some digestive enzymes from the food you eat, such as raw fruits and vegetables, sprouted seeds, raw nuts, whole grains, and legumes. Getting your digestive enzymes out of your food however is really dependant on how much you chew your food. When you chew your food, enzymes such as Amylase, which is produced by the salivary glands, breaks complex carbohydrates to smaller chains to aid digestion. So, the single most important thing to do is to chew your food properly to ensure the maximum digestive enzymes are produced. Fermented foods such as HERB’D®, which contains multiple raw wholefoods is a great source of digestive enzymes to supplement those produced by your own body.
HERB’D® is a food so shouldn’t have any effect on your medications however if you are concerned please consult with your health professional.

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is very common and usual symptoms of include bloating, constipation and / or diarrhoea, and abdominal discomfort. Sufferers often have lower levels of beneficial gut bacteria e.g. Bifidobacterium species, and increased levels of gut pathogens.

There are different types of IBS, and different strains of probiotics help in different situations. HERB’D® has 15 strains of LIVE probiotics (13 strains of bacteria and 2 strains of beneficial yeasts), which give a huge boost to the numbers of friendly bacteria in the gut, reducing inflammation and counteracting colonisation of ‘bad’ microorganisms, which often cause excess gas production and digestive discomfort.  Beneficial microflora can help to break down foods which may exacerbate IBS, and healthy flora may play a part in modulating the nervous system in the gut, reducing the impact of stress on the gut, which is a key factor for many people with IBS.

HERB’D® is a food hence you cannot take too much, however you may experience more intense healing responses such as an upset tummy or diarrhoea if you take a lot in one sitting. We recommend taking one or two teaspoons per day however this can be increased depending on your own body’s needs and response.

HERB’D® ingredients are non-gluten based, however this cannot guarantee that the end product is non-gluten. Because the ingredients have been pre-digested by the bacteria the possibility of any gluten present is extremely low.. In many instances once the friendly bacteria are replaced the gluten intolerance disappears and you may find you can now eat wheat products. If you have Coeliac disease then you can take the gluten-free formula as this is guaranteed free of gluten.

Whilst some of the ingredients in the Original formula contain gluten, the wholefoods have been pre-digested by the bacteria through the fermentation process, so approximately 98% of the gluten protein has already been turned into an amino acid. Therefore, anyone who is mildly gluten intolerant or choosing to be gluten-free should have no issues with this product. The main thing to remember is that often issues with gluten can be caused through a bacterial deficiency in the gut, which means that there are also other proteins that the body is not processing. Once the balance of good bacteria is restored, the issues with digesting gluten can be reduced.

Every batch of HERB’D® is tested to ensure high numbers of active colony forming units (CFU) per gram. Each CFU has approximately 1,000,000 (1 million) bacteria in that colony (this is when there is enough bacteria to be visible as a colony and can then be counted). So if a batch test comes out at >10,000 live CFU’s per gram, for example, that would mean that batch has a MINIMUM of 10,000,000,000 (10 billion) actual bacteria per gram. A child serving of 1/2 a teaspoon is approximately 1.5 grams so this would give them a MINIMUM of 15 billion bacteria, and an adult serving of 1 teaspoon is 3 grams which would be minimum 30 billion bacteria. These are minimum numbers as our bacteria are alive and so are multiplying all the time (live bacteria multiply every 20 minutes).
HERB’D® is manufactured via a natural fermentation process so the number of live bacteria will always vary, each batch will be different and it would be impossible to state a number of bacteria on the product label as live bacteria are constantly multiplying (and we would have to change our label for every batch!). This is why a batch test is important to ensure that there are actually LIVE bacteria in the product, this is much more important than a number. Most products that state a number of bacteria are freeze-dried or in pill form where the bacteria are inert (and therefore not multiplying) when ingested, and need favourable gut conditions to reactivate in the gut, whereas HERB’D® is working from the moment it enters your mouth.
There is no one answer to this as everybody is different and will respond differently. It will likely depend on your current diet and lifestyle as to the changes you may notice. The real question is where else are you getting your nutrients and how are you replacing the good bacteria? Both are essential to good health so regardless if your body shows major changes or subtle ones the key is to replace bacteria daily and to saturate the body with nutrients.
HERB’D® is manufactured in Australia. All ingredients are Certified Organic and none of them have been genetically engineered. The wholefoods, herbs and root plants are combined with the bacteria and beneficial yeasts using an exclusive fermentation process, which ensures active, viable bacteria and pre-digested, natural nutrients. Only the finest ingredients available are used to make our products.
Our bacteria come from fruits and vegetables, unlike many bacteria which is taken from faecal matter. In addition, our bacteria are organic and have not been genetically modified.
Each day our bodies lose approximately 50mls of bacteria and therefore to replace this we need to take one teaspoon of HERB’D® daily for the rest of our lives. This is due to the fact that in modern society the bacteria are being killed daily through antibiotic therapy, heat and cold in the processing of foods, chemicals in fizzy drinks, stress, fluorides, chlorides, salt, and alcohol to name just a few.
Prebiotics are simple sugars that the bacteria require to keep them alive. HERB’D® contains molasses for the bacteria to feed on so there is no need to take a prebiotic.
Yes. Antibiotics are used to destroy harmful bacteria in the body causing infection. However, they also kill off the good bacteria our bodies need to stay healthy. Therefore, a good probiotic like HERB’D® is imperative to be taken before, during and after a course of antibiotics to ensure a healthy balance of good bacteria in the body.
HERB’D® can be taken at any time of the day, with or without food. It is best to incorporate it into your daily routine, and not to be mixed with hot foods or beverages, as this may affect the integrity of the bacteria.

There are 13 strains of Lactobacillus Bacteria in HERB’D® and 2 beneficial yeast strains. These bacteria are organic and sourced from fruits and vegetables (many other bacteria are cultured on dairy, animal faeces or produced genetically).

Eighteen years of research and $2.5m have been invested to evolve these bacteria into a super strain that are resistant to many of the things that could kill them. This is the very reason why the fermentation is kept confidential and exclusive from the probiotic capsule market.

The formula also contains all of their favourite foods so they do not compete with each other to protect their food source.

HERB’D® bacteria are alive when they go in so begin their job when they enter your mouth, an important place for friendly bacteria to populate.

Every batch of HERB’D® is tested to ensure high numbers of active colony forming units (CFU) per gram. Each CFU has approximately 1,000,000 (1 million) bacteria in that colony.

The bacteria in HERB’D® have been bred to withstand temperatures of up to 55°C for up to a week, and therefore HERB’D® does not need to be refrigerated to keep the bacteria alive. However as it is a food, for ultimate protection of the nutrients once opened you may wish to keep your HERB’D® refrigerated like any other food, or kept in a cool dry place.
The shelf life of HERB’D® is 2 years.

Freezing has no effect on the bacteria so frozen smoothies are fine.

Yes the bacteria are alive and therefore HERB’D® makes an excellent starter for yoghurt. Use 1 teaspoon of HERB’D® per 1 litre of milk.
Some people experience what is called a “healing response”. Most people are very toxic from the effects of prescription drugs, bad eating habits and accumulation of preservatives eaten over the years. Once the body starts to receive proper nutrients and the good bacteria start to destroy the bad bacteria a healing response may follow. This is a good sign – it means the body is detoxifying itself and it is important to continue taking the product throughout the healing process to ensure the health benefits are realised. Some people experience aches or pains, some flu-like symptoms, diarrhoea, or a general unwell feeling. This can last up to a week. If it becomes too uncomfortable then take less HERB’D® until the healing response passes. Also, drink lots of water to assist in the elimination process.
As you’re introducing new bacteria into the gut, this may initially cause some bloating and intestinal gas, this is normal and is only temporary as per question above. If it becomes too uncomfortable then take less HERB’D® until this response passes.
It takes years for the body to decline in health. When you start the road to recovery you walk back up the road of decline. You do not instantly move to good health, the body has to heal itself again and this takes time. Many experience the hit of feeling good and then as the body goes through its healing response you may feel bad for a while. If you had a particular problem that went away it may just have gone into dormancy. When the body starts to heal itself a battle erupts with the problem trying to survive and this battle is what is possibly being experienced as a feeling of “worse than ever”. Follow the advice given in the healing response answer above.
More than likely since the ingredients have been pre-digested by the bacteria you should have no problem. However, it is prudent to be careful so try just a ½ teaspoon and see how your body responds. Most allergies to foods are the result of the improper balance of bacteria in your intestinal tract. You may find after using the product that these allergies disappear.
The apple cider vinegar will not harm the bacteria in HERB’D® as they have been bred to withstand such things. Once the cider vinegar is in the gut it becomes alkaline which is one reason why it is so good for us. We would suggest that you do take it separately though. Other than that they will complement each other very well.
Over 18 years of research and 2.5 million dollars of investment was spent to develop a super strain of bacteria that is contained in HERB’D®. The main killers of bacteria were identified, which include antibiotic therapy, colas, synthetic ascorbic acid, heat, cold, fluorides, chlorine’s, preservatives, salt, alcohol, and stress, and through a unique process the bacteria contained in HERB’D® have been evolved to be resistant to most of these killers. This resulted in a super strain of bacteria that have the power to overcome even the most stubborn bad bacteria, yeasts and stomach environments.
Much of the time disease can be the result of poor nutrition and a symptom of an intestinal tract that has been compromised. The single greatest thing we can do to protect our health is to replace the bacteria that are responsible for all nutrient absorption, the making of enzymes and getting rid of the bad bacteria. Add to this a nutrient saturation formula that provides all the essential nutrients from organic whole food sources. This daily ritual will become the most important thing you can do in life. Once people realise the relationship of bacteria, nutrients and good health, then it becomes very easy to understand the importance of taking a good quality probiotic superfood such as HERB’D®.
As we are not Medical Practitioners we can’t comment specifically on any medical conditions, however HERB’D® provides the raw materials the body needs in order to heal itself. The body is a complex chemical factory capable of healing itself of many problems as long as it has the raw materials in the form of whole food nutrients available and as long as the intestinal tract is healthy with the proper balance of good and bad bacteria. The secret to combating any problem in the body is to unleash and assist its potential to heal itself. HERB’D® does this by providing the whole food nutrients that assist the immune system. The front line defence and offence of the immune system is the friendly bacteria. Then having a vast array of nutrients in the form of amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and enzymes provides the needed raw materials so the immune system has what it needs to get the job done.
The only proof in the world is in the experience. No matter how much documentation we provide the only real judge is you. Try the product for yourself and then make up your own mind!

FAQ - Product Range

Our top selling Probiotic features the MAKTREK patented stomach acid protection and delivery system. This can allow strains to survive stomach acid and reach deep into the small intestine to support a healthy gut.

Our product will assist to replenish the beneficial bacteria to improve digestive an immune health. Our industry leading capsules are formulated with a patented combination of probiotic starins and CFU’s containing Lactobacillus Acidophilus Plantarum Paracasei and Bifidobacterium Lactis.

HERB’D assures our probiotic supplements potency until expiration, which means you will not be buying dead probiotics which is very important.

If you are having problems with concentration and focus then our Neuro Plus is definitely for you. Our fast-acting brain supplement was carefully formulated with 21 Bio-Active vitamins and a Proprietary blend of Herbal extracts to support Brain health, mental performance, promote a positive mood, and also boost energy. For sleeping issues I would suggest you try our Anti-Anxiety supplement to help you relax and get a better nights sleep!

Ashwagandha Root Extract has been known to help combat Stress and its effects, by promoting a healthy stress response. It has also been known to help reduce anxiety and depression without causing Drowsiness. We would definitely recommend that you try our supplement as it may promote and support an Energetic and Rejuvenating sense of well-being for you.

Our powerful Garcinia Cambogia Complex is an active appetite suppressant keeping hunger in check by increasing the levels of Serotonin, a brain chemical that makes you feel fuller. Combined with a healthy diet, these weight loss supplements boost your metabolism burn fats and break down excess body sugar into energy, faster than other synthetic supplements. They also block the absorption of fat and prevent carbs from being converted into and stored as fat helping you maintain your weight.

Magnesium Glycinate supports bone, muscle & nerve health, helps increase energy levels, helps with digestion & relieving constipation, supports cardiovascular health, and helps calm nerves & anxiety. Additionally, Magnesium Glycinate helps support insomnia, helps with muscle aches & spasms, helps regulate levels of calcium & potassium, and helps prevent headaches & toothaches. Magnesium Biglycinate also supports well-being and normal mood. Hopes this assists you!

Our Turmeric supplements are designed to  support your Immune System so we would recommend these if you are always getting sick. In addition, they will also help with your digestive health, heart health and furthermore aide in weight management. By cleansing your digestive system this will help rid toxins sitting in your gut and may also assist to boost your immune system. Other supplements that I would also recommend that you take would be our Resveratrol and Elderberry supplements which are also designed to boost your immune system.

Along with biotin for hair growth, the vitamins in our product supports stronger healthier nail, so if you have fragile nails our supplement should help strengthen them. Our formula also contains a carefully selected Herbal blend which is scientifically proven to support Hair, Skin, and Nail health- Horsetail Extract, Bamboo Extract, Fo-Ti, Nettle Root, Peony, Spirulina, Saw Palmetto, Plant Sterols, Alfalfa, And Barley Grass.

Yes our Oxy Burn supplement is designed to Metabolize fat whilst not losing muscle, so this will assist you with your goal. In addition, it is designed to increase muscle strength, boost your energy during workouts, boost your metabolism, increase mental focus and also act as an appetite suppressant.

HERB’D was scientifically created using the most cutting-edge ingredients that help boost nitric oxide and enhance blood flow to the muscle during training. Improved blood flow allows for greater nutrient delivery and muscle fullness. Just one serving of HERB’D pre workout and you’ll feel the difference. In addition, Nitric oxide is important for relaxing and expanding blood vessels while you train. Boosting nitric oxide helps fuel nutrient delivery to working muscle tissue, creating an optimal anabolic environment for muscle building. Moreover, the increased blood flow will enhance your pumps, strength, and endurance in the gym. Hope this helps!

Herb’d liver support multivitamin with herbal extracts advanced Formula works to help your liver function optimally. This multivitamin provides free radical fighting properties to help detox your liver and strengthen your immune system. We would recommend taking our supplement and also following a calorie controlled diet and regular exercise in addition to following your doctors instructions.

This fantasic product has 35 Bio-active ingredients and is highly recommended! Herb’d mens multivitamin with herbal extracts advanced formula works to keep you energized and focused. This multivitamin supports the balance of physical and mental energy levels so you can go the extra mile! Hope this has answered your question!

Our horny goat weed for men, experience the extra strength- Herb’d male enhacement Horny Goat Weed is the answer that you have been searching for! Enjoy our powerful blend of premium ingredients to support energy and fire back to your days and nights!. We are confident that this will assist you to keep up with your partner!

Our GLUCOSAMINE SUPPLEMENT FOR JOINT SUPPORT & FLEXIBILITY – a natural way to increase FLEXIBILITY and SUPPORT joint mobility. Extra STRENGTH, to aide in sports related and other age related joint problems. HERB’D SPECIALIZED FORMULA – Specialized blend of ingredients such as GLUCOSAMINE, CHONDROITIN, and BOSWELIA extract this product can help athletes and those with age related deterioration to find more comfort. Our formula also contains powerful anti-inflammatory botanicals, organic turmeric curcumin and boswellia serrata extract, guaranteed to contain 65% Boswellic Acid, for powerful relief from stiffness, achy joints, and arthritis pain. Our supplement can definitely assist in your recovery, good luck and get well soon!

Our Omega 3 Fish Oil is designed to manage and support EYE health, like our Brains, our eyes rely on Omega 3 fats. Evidence shows that people who don’t get enough Omega 3 have a greater risk of eye diseases. One study found that consuming a high dose of fish oil for 19 weeks improved vision in all AMD patients. It also supports joints and bones, during old age bones can begin tom lose their essential minerals, making them more likely to break. This can lead to conditions like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Whilst calcium and vitamin D are important for bones some studies have suggested that Omega 3 fatty acids can also be beneficial. Our Omega 3 supplement can certainly be beneficial for your eye health, but we would also recommend that you see an Eye specialist just to make sure there are no underlying issues.

Our HERB’D Women’s Multivitamin provides essential shortfall nutrients that women may miss in their diets. Our formula provides targeted nutrient support for a woman’s body to function optimally. In addition to our broad spectrum high potency multi vitamins, each capsule also contains powerful HERBS such as Urtica Dioca Extract and Saw Palmetto for Health support.

Our 15 DAY fast acting formula with powerful herbal extracts was specifically designed to kick-start any weight loss program into gear. Our weight loss detox supplement can alleviate and reduce bloating and can aid in the elimination of waste and toxins. This product contains probiotics to support digestion, promote a healthy colon and support your immune system. Great product, highly recommended!

Our Anti-Anxiety Supplement contains powerful ingredients designed specifically to calm and relax your nerves, such as Vitamin B1, B2, B5, B6 -For healthy brain function and nerve health; Niacin -Boosts brain function and health; Biotin- To help support a health metabolism; Calcium Carbonate- Calcium is needed by the body for a healthy bones, muscles, and nervous system and many more.

Our Made with 100% natural apple cider vinegar, Herb’d apple cider vinegar supplement is the perfect solution for rapid and healthy weight loss, chronic bloating relief, cleanse for weight loss, detox pills, and a natural appetite suppressant. Get all the benefits of apple cider vinegar without the bad taste! Highly recommended.

Yes Apple Cider Vinegar has been known to relieve bloating and detox. Highly recommended.

While many people may begin taking beta-hydroxybutyrate to support healthy fat loss, you could argue that weight loss wouldn’t even be the greatest benefit. If you want more mental clarity, fewer cravings, and way more energy throughout your day, this ketone is the way to go. BHB is a far more efficient energy source than glucose, especially for your brain. Not only does it provide as much or even more energy, but it does so while fighting stress, promoting healthy inflammation response, and supporting organ health. Great product highly recommended!

An indispensable nutrient for collagen production, our Vitamin C Serum synergistically blends with Botanical Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E in this advanced formula designed to target the most common signs of aging including brightness, firmness, fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots & sun spots. We would definitely recommend our Vitamin C Serum for your issues.

Our clients often say they really notice the THE DIFFERENCE in skin treated with HERB’D Vitamin C Serum with the  striking skin pigmentation improvement. OUR customers rave about brighter, fresher looking skin, improved tone and clarity, smaller pores, less breakouts, fine lines and dark spots.

Our VITAMIN C FACE SERUM is a Plant Based Formulation – Free of synthetic color additives, fragrance, and stabilizers, dynamic active botanicals like aloe leaf, msm, cassia angustifolia seed polysaccharide, hamamelis virginiana, carbomer, kosher vegetable glycerin, jojoba oil, vitamin E, gotu kola extract, horsetail plant extract, geranium extract, dandelion extract, ALL combining in a silky smooth serum that can be used day or night.

Our Anti-Aging retinol cream reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hydrates and moisturizes, SOFTENS and soothes dryness, LOCKS in moisture, to keep SKIN healthy. If you are concerned by maturing skin on your face and neck? or Dry patches? Or Fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet? Our anti-aging, anti-wrinkle facial cream hydrates and softens delicate facial skin to stop the advancement of aging; Hydrating enough to use around the eye area also. Use day and night for real results! Highly recommended.

Our Anti-Wrinkle retinol cream reduces the  appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hydrates and moisturizes, softens and soothes dryness, locks in moisture, to keep skin healthy, highly recommended!

We would highly recommend our Moisturising Cream and in addition our Anti-Aging cream to help with the patches in your skin.

Our EYE CREAM FOR DARK CIRCLES AND PUFFINESS to reduce appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, it will also HYDRATE and moisturise, SOFTEN and soothe dryness, LOCKS in moisture, to keep your SKIN healthy.

We would recommend our Instant Face Lift Cream. WE USE only the best premium ingredients in our INSTANT FACE LIFT. Here are just a few of the amazing ingredients in this rich formula: ALGAE EXTRACT – softens, hydrates and nourishes skin in addition to protecting skin against free radical damage and supporting collagen health; PULLULAN – creates instant skin tightening effect; GLYCERYL STEARATE – helps prevent loss of moisture; CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE – replenishes skin and helps resist moisture loss.

Our NITRIC OXIDE shock powder has been specially formulated to promote surges in nitric oxide, which provides blood flow to muscles & supports vascularity, pump & intense endurance and furthermore its aids pre-workout energy & muscle growth. Our formula is further enhanced with arginine, citrulline (converted to arginine in the body) is a combination clinically shown to increase arginine blood levels more than supplementation with arginine alone.

OUR BCAA Powder contains the ideal ratio of 2 parts Leucine to 1 part Isoleucine and Valine for FAST MUSCLE RECOVERY. In our HERB’D PROPRIETARY FORMULA, we use premium ingredients to give our customers a high-quality product that they’ll love. Our BCAA SHOCK POWDER was formulated with some of the industry’s most popular PERFORMANCE ENHANCING/RECOVERY ingredients to ensure effectiveness: Is a high potency blend of 5000mg of BRANCHED CHAIN AMINO ACIDS;* Contains GLUTAMINE for lean muscle and recovery;* BCAA’s are the most abundant amino acids found in muscle tissue, also the most readily absorbed group of Amino Acid;* OUR BCAA Powder contains the ideal ratio of 2 parts Leucine to 1 part Isoleucine and Valine for FAST MUSCLE RECOVERY.

Our Concentrated organic Black Elderberry extract will provide vitamins & flavonoids for a convenient daily immune boost on the go to give you winter season protection and immune support. Elderberry supplements have been around for several years and are extremely beneficial and sought after by our customers during the colder months of the year. With Elderberries being rich in different vitamins and minerals like Potassium & Vitamins C, B6 and A, makes this one of the best immune boosting vitamin supplements on the market. For your digestive issue we recommend our High strength 40 Billion CFU Probiotic.