EM® is an acronym for Effective Microorganisms®. It is a brand name referring to a line of microbial-based products using a technology developed by Japanese scientist Dr. Teruo Higa. Through years of experimentation he discovered the right combination of microbes and named the combination “EM®”.
Dr. Higa started his development of EM·1® in 1968. His work pioneered the use of multiple strains of microbes in one culture as well as the use of multiple applications. The first batch on the market under the trade name “EM®” was sold in Japan in 1982. Use quickly spread through Eastern Asia, but was slow to grow in its home country, Japan. In 1992, EM Technologies, Inc. began manufacturing to EM·1® in Tucson, Arizona for the North America market. The product name has included several variations over the years including “EM®”, “EM-1®”, and “Kyusei EMTM”. It has been referred to as “EM1” or “EM4” in some research papers. It is now called EM•1® around the world.
The main products under the Effective Microorganisms® brand include:
- EM·1® Microbial Products (Microbial Inoculant)
- EM·1® Waste Treatment Concentrate
- EM® Ceramics
- Pro EM·1® Daily Probiotic Cleanse (manufactured only in the USA)
- EM-X® Gold Health Drink
Only licensed products that are allowed to use the EM® Logo are authentic EM® products. Visit our website for more information on this effective probiotic we’re now carrying!
Many have heard of the benefits of taking probiotics (helpful microorganisms) as a health supplement. As a supplement, they can provide a healthy balance valuable bacteria for the digestive tract. Many with chronic intestinal diseases such as colitis have reported benefits of taking probiotic supplements. What many people don’t know is that since probiotics are living microorganisms, they are able to break down harmful substances that other synthetic compounds may not.
Some of the other uses of probiotics include:
- Odor Removal
- Pet Health
- Skin Lotion
- Plant Health
It’s important to find a supplier that manufacturers the probiotics for the purpose you’re looking for. For example, you wouldn’t use the probiotic product that’s made to be taken as a health supplement to clean with. Companies like Mighty Microbes do offer a range of probiotic products designed specifically for whatever it is you are trying to handle.
Composting is a great way to make nutrient-rich supplement for a healthy garden, while recycling kitchen scraps. There are different methods to composting, all with the same goal of creating an environment in which micro-organisms can break down organic material, such as kitchen scraps. The result of this is a dense, nutrient-rich substance that can sustain plants and give them the elements they need to flourish.
The main ingredients in composting that allow the process to take place are carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and water. With this combination, microorganisms can grow and thrive. These organisms can feed of many different things such as cardboard, leaves, yard trimmings, fruits and vegetables. Some composts take weeks, some can take over a year. The key to a good compost is the micro-organisms. Since the whole process revolves around these life-forms breaking down the material in the container, it’s important to create an environment for them to do that.
An easy and convenient method of composting is using Bokashi. Bokashi is a Japanese word for “fermented organic matter”and consists of wheat/rice bran, molasses, microorganisms and sometimes wood shavings. This combination creates a starter culture for the composting process to begin. Once started, a Bokashi compost normally takes 2-4 weeks to complete. Composting systems using Bokashi have the convenience of being compact and able to be kept under the sink, or other out-of-the-way place in the kitchen.
Utilizing the effectiveness of same microorganisms found in Xtra Immunity and Essential Probiotics health supplements, the Bokashi Composting Kit from Mighty Microbes is an affordable, complete composting solution.