Did you know that you DO NOT DIGEST THE FOOD YOU EAT? Neither do plants, and animals! No plant or animals digest their own food. Plants do not have the capability to secrete sufficiently strong acids to break down rock in order to obtain the rock’s minerals. Rather, it is the soil-based microorganisms through a very complex exchange of materials that digest various rock minerals (inorganic) and organic materials to produce food that is then absorbed by plants or animals.
The Simple Explanation:
In the case of plants, they secrete starches and sugars through their root systems, the microbes eat it and secrete acids. This breaks down rocks to be digested by other soil microbes, releases the minerals, etc needed by the plants and eventually the plant reabsorbs these materials as food.
The More Scientific Explanation:
Photosynthetic bacteria or phototrophic bacteria:
Photosynthetic bacteria are independent self-supporting microorganisms. These bacteria synthesize useful substances from secretions of roots, organic matter and / or harmful gases (e.g. hydrogen sulfide) using sunlight and the heat of soil as sources of energy. The useful substances secreted by the photosynthetic bacteria include amino acids*, and sugars, all of which naturally promote plant growth and development. Photosynthetic bacteria are the pivots of Soil-based microorganism’s activity.
Lactic acid bacteria:
Lactic acid bacteria produce lactic acid from the sugars and other carbohydrates that photosynthetic bacteria and yeast produce. Lactic acid bacteria have processed food, such as yogurt and pickles for thousands of years. Lactic acid is a strong, natural sterilizer. It eliminates harmful microorganisms and increases rapid decomposition of organic matter. Lactic acid bacteria enhance the breakdown of complex organic matter, such as cellulose, fermenting these materials without creating the harmful substances caused by putrefaction. Lactic acid bacteria can eliminate a specific type of harmful microorganism, which causes disease as well as an increase of harmful nematodes. (Microscopic roundworms) in the soil.
The fermentation activities of yeast produce useful substances for plant growth from amino acids and sugars found in soil organic matter and the secretion of plant roots or photosynthetic bacteria. Yeast also produces bioactive substances such as hormones and enzymes, which promote active cell and root division in plants. Their secretions are useful to Lactic acid bacteria and Actinomycetes.
Actinomycetes, a group of microorganisms that are intermediate in structure to bacteria and fungi, produce antimicrobial substances from the amino acids secreted by photosynthetic bacteria or found in soil organic matter. These antimicrobial substances help to limit the growth of harmful fungi and bacteria.
Actinomycetes can coexist synergistically with photosynthetic bacteria. Thus, both groups of microorganism’s work together to enhance the quality of the soil environment by increasing the activity of the beneficial soil organism and eliminating harmful ones.
The Soil-based microorganism blend has several groups of these, which decompose organic matter rapidly to produce alcohol, antimicrobial substances, and other substances. These fungi help to control odors and prevent infestation of harmful insects and maggots by eliminating their food supply.
It is a group activity. It is the combined effort in harmony or balance that produces good digestion or fertility in the soil. If there is chaos or disharmony, it will produce disease and lowered immunities.
Each group of species in Soil-based microorganisms, (photosynthetic bacteria, lactic acid bacteria, yeast, actinomycetes and fermenting fungi), have their own important function. Photosynthetic bacteria enhance the activities of other microorganisms. In turn, photosynthetic bacteria also utilize substances produced by other microorganisms. The synergistic phenomenon is referred as the principle of “coexistence and co-prosperity.”
When Soil-based microorganisms increase as a community in soil or in an animal’s gut, populations of other beneficial microorganisms are also enhanced. Thus, the soil microflora becomes rich and well balanced with beneficial microorganisms and pathogenic (disease-causing) microorganisms do not dominate. A process known as “competitive exclusion” or “sterility through exclusion” eliminates soil-borne diseases. Plant roots also secrete useful substances, such as carbohydrates, amino acids, organic acids and enzymes. Soil-based microorganisms use these substrates (The microbe / plant root environment) for growth. During this process, they too secrete substances and provide amino acids, a variety of vitamins and hormones to plants. For this reason, in such soils, Soil-based microorganisms and other beneficial microorganisms in the rizosphere (the root zone) co-exist in a state of symbiosis with plants. Hence, plants grow exceptionally well in “living soils” which are dominated by Soil-based microorganisms.
Nature’s natural sterilizer, and antimicrobial substance:
The lactic acid bacterium produces lactic acid, a strong natural sterilizer. It eliminates harmful microorganisms. Actinomycetes, which are intermediate in structure to bacteria and fungi, produce antimicrobial substances from amino acids. The combination of these two group with the other soil microbes creates a material which can be used for building the soil, making compost, creating fermented foods, (fermented feed, pickling vegetables, old fashioned soda drinks). As a pro-biotic / supplement / pre-digester / disinfectant it can be sprayed on the feed of animals or sprayed directly on the animals. It can be sprayed on ponds, bedding, barns, watering systems, fecal ponds, other waste sewage containers and conduits. It is also an excellent stain remover (for whites and light color materials only). Because this material is non-toxic and edible it can be used as an excellent disinfectant. It can be sprayed directly into and on cuts and wounds of animals and very diluted solution for cuts on plants (1:500). Call (727) 447-2344 for more information.
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Notice that when you buy probiotics you generally can only find Lactic acid bacteria which may contain 2 to 28 species of the Lactic acid Family. None of the other bacteria that are vital for digestion are available! (In other words, lactic bacteria are primarily designed to digest proteins, such as meats and milk products.) As a result, many health practitioners recommend man made synthetic or plant based enzymes as a substitute. In my opinion this is a very poor short-term solution. In terms of long-term solution it will create other digestion and general body ailments. (You will first notice that you have cold fingers and toes. Second is poor circulation, weak sporadic heart rate…etc.)
In addition, some probiotics are GE (Genetically Engineered) for the product to die in 3 days! The bacteria will NOT reproduce! Thus you will need to continue to order the product. What’s wrong with this picture? To purchase full-spectrum, non GMO soil-based microorganisms, call me at (727)447-2344.