You’ve heard of taking probiotics for a healthy gut, but what about literally spraying live bacteria on your skin? As Dr. Mallika Marshall reports, a local company thinks it’s a good idea for overall health, and plans to prove it.
From the moment the Washington Redskins drafted him three rounds behind Robert Griffin III in 2012, Michigan State’s Kirk Cousins was reduced to a fallback plan. He was the football equivalent of a college applicant’s “safety school” or the friend who fills in as a prom date after true love fails.
The Frey Foundation in Grand Rapids presented 25, $2,000 Artist Seed Grants for the seventh installment of ArtPrize. It’s the second year the foundation has presented the grants.
The instructions on the bottle are simple enough: Shake before use. Mist twice daily as needed.
But the science behind the $49 spray solution from the Cambridge startup AOBiome can be a little hard to fathom. It uses living bacteria that the company says make your skin clean and fresh.
It’s currently the best-selling beverage in the country—and with global consumption rising—bottled water is averaging a growth rate of 6% per year since 2008 with sales expected to reach about 233 billion liters this year, overtaking soda by about 1.3%, according to market research group Canadean.