Probiotics: Friendly Bacteria With a Host of Benefits

Many bacteria and other organisms live in our bodies normally. The intestines are home to billions of friendly bacteria belonging to hundreds of different species that perform a host of useful functions. This community of beneficial bacteria are collectively known as your “gut flora.” The beneficial bacteria you eat to help boost the gut flora’s population are called “probiotics.” This ‘friendly’ bacteria such as the variety of species lactobacillus in yogurt and kefir cultures can help us break down food and absorb nutrients.

Green Valley Organics Lactose Free Yogurt and Kefir contain Flourish®: our proprietary blend of 10 different live & active probiotic strains.  We selected each strain for its unique and complementary role for flavor development. They are: L. Bulgaricus, L. Acidophilus, L. Casei, L. Rhamnosus, L. Lactis, L. Diacetylactis, S. Thermophilus, L. Cremoris, Leuconostoc Cremoris and B. Bifidum. Together, this signature blend of 10 probiotic cultures are responsible for the terrific, signature “tang” of the products they’ve cultured and their smooth and creamy textures.

Testing and Amounts…

When testing our lactose free cow dairy for probiotic amounts, we review samples taken when the products are just made as well as products at the end of their ‘shelf life’, (the last date of sale that is printed on each cup or bottle).

Products That Contain Flourish: This laboratory testing shows that our Green Valley Organics brand lactose free yogurt and kefir, average 2.6 billion live probiotics per gram! We use an average as batches can vary slightly and the number of probiotics at the beginning of our products ‘life’ can be slightly more or less than at the end of the products life.

Cultured dairy products—such as Green Valley Organics® lactose free yogurts and kefirs—are among the tastiest, most convenient and time-tested vehicles for delivering a daily dose of probiotics. There is a large volume of research that has been done in the field of probiotic health and research continues on this important health topic. We invite you to talk to your nutritionist or other health professional for information on how probiotics can work for you.

In addition, please visit our website to learn more from our ‘Expert Resources’ page. You may also wish to visit, a website devoted to probiotic research.