Questions & Answers

What is the difference between the human health products?

Probiotica:
The premium Efficient Microbes human health product. Health Booster is a microbial formula with 100% natural fruit juices and concentrates plus 7 herbal extracts tailored to assist the body’s functions. Probiotica is packaged in a 500ml glass bottle.

Health Booster:
Efficient Microbes formula with 100% natural juices, but does not contain any of the herbs as does in Probiotica. With or without the herbs, however, the key to Efficient Microbes products is the unique microbial blend and the product remains extremely effective. It is packaged in a one liter plastic bottle. Health Booster is the most popular product as it is cheaper than Probiotica and easier to transport. The 1 liter bottle lasts a month.

Health Booster Extra Strength:
Efficient Microbes formula but without the concentrated fruit juice or herbs. Since it is not brewed with any fruit juices it is more bitter, but also much cheaper. The Health Booster Extra Strength is also packaged in a one liter plastic bottle.


Are there any side effects?

Very seldom. Occasionally the body may start to detox and get rid of chemicals which have been in your system, resulting in mild diarrhea or gas. If this occurs too suddenly, just cut down quantity and increase slowly until the body is comfortable with it. Any side effects experienced will be as a result of the detox action of EM. This is a good thing as it shows the body is cleansing itself.


How much should I take if I have a compromised digestive system?

Our product contains anti-oxidants in large numbers, as well as very active beneficial bacteria. Individuals with compromised immune/digestive systems MUST start on lower dosages: for adults: 1 tablespoon (15ml) per day, and for children under the age of 12: 1 teaspoon (5ml) per day. After a month one can start slowly increasing the dosage.


How do your products differ to other probiotics?

The reason for EM’s efficacy and results is not, as many people believe, the number of microbes present in the product but, rather the number of microbial species. Although lactic acid bacteria are the most predominant bacteria in the GI tract they cannot establish themselves without the natural symbioses they share with other types of microbes. In the natural world various classes of bacteria are utterly reliant upon each other for growth and stability, as can be seen by the diversity of microbial life in soils and plants. Unlike most probiotic products which contain freeze-dried strains of just one or two species of microbes, EM closely mirrors the natural range of microbes that are found in our soils and food. It is the combination of these species which make EM unique. This is what accounts for EM’s efficacy and successes.


Why are EM Products unique?

The reason that we consider our product superior to other bacterial or probiotic supplements is simply that unlike most biological products available, EM is made up of three classes and multiple strains of bacteria, as opposed to the usual single-class bacterial products. The product is brewed at body temperature and stable at room temperature. It is completely raw and natural. One of the major benefits of EM is that it not only consumes toxins and eliminates pathogens, but also, through its extremely powerful probiotic qualities, promotes health and life. Thus, it is also used widely in the fields of waste treatment, agriculture and livestock (our other lines of business in South Africa). EM technology is one of the only technologies on the planet that allows for a variety of different classes of bacteria to be grown and maintained stably in a probiotic consortium.


The bacterial count of EM is lower than other probiotics, why?

The questions of bacterial counts (more commonly referred to as the CFU count – Colony Forming Units) and survivability in the GI tract is really only relevant when one is dealing with pure cultures i.e. those strains are grown in isolation. Pure cultures are generally very weak and have very little resistance or adaptability. Very high counts are therefore essential in order to get a fraction of the dose to survive the stomach and GI tract. Generally AB (Acidophilus/Bifido) culture probiotics have CFU counts in the billions. These are often freeze dried or dehydrated which further reduces their efficacy. They are also sometimes inserted in “carrier” mediums in order to “shelter” them from the low ph. stomach acid. An analogy would be taking a child and protecting him/her from any and all illnesses during the initial 2 years of life. As soon as that child is exposed to the real world you can expect him/her to contract numerous illnesses as there is very little resistance that has built up; the immune response has not developed.

Conversely, the microbes in EM are composed of a wide ranging consortium of multiple strains and classes. They are not grown in pure culture and therefore have to compete with each other in order to survive and proliferate. This far more closely approximates the conditions that life encounters while trying to survive.

In addition, EM is already a low ph. product (ph. is in the range of 3.0 – 3.5). Tests done on EM show the microbes survive in a wide ph. range from as low as 1.0 up to 13.0.


I have been using your product for a while now but have heard that the micro-organisms are destroyed by the hydrochloric acid in the stomach before they even reach the colon.

To answer your question, specific tests done by our parent company in the USA confirm that the microbes in EM survive ph. levels as low as 1.0 This is lower than the ph. of the stomach. The fact is that the natural microorganisms that occur in the gut arrived there via the stomach, so while some may not survive, it is generally the ones we don’t want! The ph. of EM Health Booster is in the range of 3.0 – 3.5 (Mainly lactic acid) which is already quite low.

One of the key purposes of the stomach is to act as a sterilizing or sanitizing tank. The low ph. kills almost all of the pathogens provided we chew the food correctly. Our ancestors as recently as 100 years ago ate food that would probably kill most of us today!

In addition, the microbes in EM are extremely robust. Most conventional “probiotics” are produced from what is known as pure cultures and tend to be very fragile, so the chances are that a lot of them will be affected by the stomach acid. The multi-class, multi-strain nature of EM means it is very adaptable under a wide ranging set of environmental variables.


Why are there white flakes on the top

This is the natural yeast that forms when the product is exposed to oxygen (in other words, once the seal is broken) Do not shake it, it is normal for it to be there.


Can I take EM health products with other medications?

Yes, you can.  The gastro-intestinal tract’s healthy function relies on the presence of beneficial bacteria. Beneficial bacteria aid in digestion, correct pH balance (acidity), the processing of nutrients and the prevention of the build-up of harmful bacteria. Beneficial bacteria do not interfere with medication.  In fact, they are almost completely killed off with the use of antibiotics and the immune system is hugely compromised by the toxins in most medical drugs. Taking EM Probiotics help to protect the body from harmful toxins.


Why should one not shake the product?

Because the product is a “live” microbial product.


Can I refrigerate the product?

No, it is a “live” microbial product. The microbes go dormant if refrigerated. Keep at room temperature.


Can I give EM to babies? What age can they start to take EM and what dosage?

Yes – Depends on age of baby. New born babies, a couple of drops. Increase with age to half teaspoon and then one teaspoon.


Can I use EM in a nebulizer?

Yes, use as a substitute in the same dosage as the recommended pharmaceutical products.


How will I know if EM has gone off?

The product has a 6 week shelf life once the bottle has been opened. It will get a really “rotten” smell when it goes off.


How do I become a distributor?

Please contact our Head Office on 031 2662935 or email info@saem.co.za


Where can I purchase EM products?

Health Shops, Pharmacies, directly from our website – Online Shop or contact us directly on info@saem.co.za or 031 266 2935 and we will direct you to your nearest distributor/ stockiest.

How do I place an order through the website?

  1. Find the products that you would like to order by browsing the categories using the SHOP menu. You can also search for products by using the ‘Search’ box at the top of the page.
  2. When you find a product that you like, add it to your shopping bag by clicking the ‘Add to Cart’ button.
  3. When you have chosen all the products that you would like to buy, click the My Cart button at the top of the page to proceed to check out.
  4. It will then ask for your contact details to calculate the delivery cost and get your order to you.
  5. You will then be asked to choose your delivery method. Your order can either be delivered by the post office or by a door to door courier service, or you can come and collect the order from our premises.
  6. You will then be asked to choose your payment method – you can pay by credit card or instant EFT. If you are paying by credit card you may be requested to enter a one time password (OTP) which is a password using 3D secure payment security technology. This is sent to your phone in order to increase online payment protection and avoid fraud.

I need to order large quantities of EM. How do I go about it?

Please contact our Head Office on 031 2662935 or email info@saem.co.za


What are my delivery options?

We post or courier your order to any address in South Africa. You can also collect your order from our business premises free of charge.

When you place an order our system will offer you a choice of delivery options based on your delivery address.

We dispatch all orders, unless otherwise stated within one working day of receiving payment confirmation. The length of time depends on where you are situated and which method chosen.