Extremophiles are organisms that live in extreme environments under extreme conditions, and these organisms have evolved various adaptations that allow them to survive their harsh environments. As an example, consider the organisms that live on hydrothermal vents at the bottom of the ocean. These organisms have unique enzymes that allow them to function, and thrive, in an environment with extreme pressure and temperature. Now, imagine the possibilities if some of these enzymes could be extracted for agricultural or medicinal use. This is the basic premise of bio-adaptive supplementation, a process that extracts the unique properties of extremophiles and transfers them to other organisms to augment their health. Organibliss™ uses bio-adaptive supplementation to enhance the health and yield of common agricultural crops. However, instead of using enzymes from deep-sea organisms, Organibliss™ draws from the drought-resistant Neem tree (Azadirachta indica), a common plant in sub-Saharan Africa.

organic-plantsThere are two general steps involved in bio-adaptive supplementation. The first, chemical extraction, involves extracting the desired bioactive compounds from the Neem plant and concentrating them into a liquid. The next step, supplementation, refers to the application of this concentrated liquid to target plants like tomatoes, blueberries or medicinal crops

There are a variety chemical extraction techniques that can be used for bio-adaptive supplementation, but Organibliss™uses a process developed by a PhD research scientist that retired as a research fellow after 37 years with a global chemical company.  He literally “wrote the book” on chemical extraction technology.

After extraction, the second step of bio-adaptive supplementation is the transferal of bioactive compounds from the Neem plant to the target plants, known as supplementation. The concentrated liquid produced from extraction is mixed with water and sprayed on the plant. The target plant absorbs the beneficial compounds, which provide additional nutrients to the plant. Additionally, the concentrated liquid is added to the watering mix to help build a strong root system.

The target plants use these compounds in different ways. Because the Neem plant is drought-resistant, some of its compounds promote root growth, which allows the plant to draw water and nutrients from deep in the soil. Drought resistant compounds help crops reduce stress, resulting in healthier plants.

Bio-adaptive supplementation is a complex science that encompasses a variety of extraction and preparation techniques. However, as scientists continue to improve extraction and application methods, the possibilities of bio-adaptive supplementation will continue to grow.