Nutrient Density & Brix

The substance of the food we eat today is not the same as it was decades ago due to the way we grow our crops.  Practices such as over-fertilization, chemical and hormone use can greatly diminish the nutritional quality in our food supply.  These techniques cause plants to grow very quickly, but they don't necessarily have the time to obtain nutrients from the soil or to produce the vitamins, anti-oxidants, and other vital nutrients that add value to our diet and health.  This results in food that is deficient in nutrition and adds more empty calories to our diet.

Microbe Life contains beneficial bacteria as well as organic humates, a combination that has proven very effective in producing nutrient dense food.  Our photosynthetic bacteria produce sugars by utilizing the energy in sunlight.  This provides sugar to the plants - increasing the brix (sugar) levels, taste and nutritional quality and density.  The other beneficial bacteria in Microbe Life help to break down and cycle organic compounds and to sequester minerals, thus providing plants with the raw materials they need to produce healthy substances and to store vital nutrients in their fruits and vegetables.  Humates are known to bind over 50 elements from the periodic table, including vital minerals such as calcium and magnesium.  The humates in Microbe Life concentrate these substances near a plant, allowing the nutrients that are present to be better utilized by the plant and incorporated into the fruits and vegetables.

Onion Pungency Chart

Data from our field tests and from our many produce growers, including those for one of the largest food chains in the world, have demonstrated fruit and vegetables with higher brix  levels, as well as increased nutrient levels of magnesium, calcium and other micronutrients in plants grown with Microbe Life.  The data below shows an example of cherry trees grown in soil considered deficient in calcium, magnesium and phosphorous.  After those trees were treated only with Microbe Life and water - no fertilizer or other inputs were added, they produced leaves with normal levels of the those elements!