We get the confusion. We don’t actually fit in any of the traditional categories. Technically you could call us a psychobiotic, which are essentially beneficial bacteria that influence the brain via the gut-brain axis. The active ingredient in aurum+ is a mycolicibacterium called M. aurum Aogashima (M. aurum).
So we’re a mycolicibacterium. Doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, but that’s what we are.
It is a non-pathogenic, heat-killed species of environmental bacteria.
Because you’re not simply a ‘human’. You’re a host to trillions of microorganisms living in and on you. In fact you have more bacteria than human genes. Despite what many ads for cleaning products would have you believe, bacteria is not the enemy. The opposite is true. We need bacteria for our bodies to function properly. They regulate inflammation, helping our immune system determine what to fight and what to leave alone. They also communicate with the brain, via the gut-brain axis.
Without exposure to beneficial bacteria found in our natural environment, we are at risk of inflammatory disorders. Anything from Parkinsons and Multiple Sclerosis to Asthma and allergies, and of course, psychiatric conditions such as anxiety and depression.
There is now undeniable evidence linking chronic inflammation as an underlying cause of stress-related mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression. People exposed to a diverse microbial environment are far more mentally resilient than those who aren’t.
Inflammation is your immune system’s way of fighting an outside threat, such as a germ, virus or injury. It’s actually a good thing!
But chronic inflammation is what happens when inflammation persists. Your immune system doesn’t press the inflammation STOP button and continues fighting anything and everything, from your body’s own tissue (causing disease like multiple sclerosis), to harmless molecules in the air we breathe (hello, asthma and allergies), to your gut contents (oh, welcome back IBS).
The disorders associated with chronic inflammation are steadily increasing. We now have irrefutable evidence that shows chronic inflammation is the most common denominator in mental health conditions such as anxiety, stress and depression.
The real kicker is that these conditions themselves prompt an inflammatory response. So it becomes like a chronic inflammation rollercoaster you can’t get off. Fun.
The M. aurum species was originally isolated from a sample of soil from Aogashima in Japan and designated a new species in 1966 by a Japanese scientist called Michio Tsukamura.
M. aurum Aogashima was once ubiquitous, found free-living in nature, favouring wet environments such as marshland, mud, free water and rotting vegetation. These environments are considered unsanitary by modern standards, but are actually incredibly rich and diverse microbial environments.
We’re no longer exposed to these environments in daily life, so we need science to help us. We now grow M. aurum in our laboratory, under high sanitary conditions aligned with the global principles on food safety. The final product is a heat-killed whole cell preparation of the original M. aurum bacteria.
We currently have two laboratories where aurum+ is produced - one in the UK and one in Singapore. We are also in the process of onboarding our US lab.
No you will not become addicted to aurum+ as it is a completely natural solution. We are simply restoring your body’s exposure to a key mycolicibacteria it would’ve been exposed to naturally before us humans ‘evolved’ away from living in such close proximity to nature.
Mycolicibacterium aurum Aogashima (M. aurum), the active ingredient in aurum+, is heat killed in order to add an extra layer of safety over and above the fact that it is a harmless agent. Mycobacteria have the thickest cell wall of any cell in nature - think of a tractor tyre compared to a balloon. The compounds that trigger the immune response are part of the cell wall and survive the heat killing process intact, whilst other bacteria tend to break up and rely on breakdown products. Our bacteria lose very little activity when killed. We believe you need all the compounds to get the best effect.
There are several differences between M. aurum and probiotic bacteria. Probiotics are defined as live organisms that colonise your gut and contribute to the microbiome. Our M. aurum is heat killed and therefore cannot grow in or colonise the gut.
In fact, mycobacteria in general do not colonise the microbiome, even when alive. Rather they pass through unchanged in our faeces. This is why you need constant exposure to them, and why you have to take M. aurum every day.
The established gut bacteria are present in huge numbers and intersect with the gut immune system indirectly. M. aurum is only needed in minute numbers and interacts more directly as an immunoadjuvant. It targets the immune cells in the lymph tissue at the end of the small bowel and there is a more direct “cross talk” with the immune system.
When thinking of the microbiome we always just think of bacteria, but there are yeasts, fungi, viruses and even worms involved! Such a complex system needs an adjuvant. Say for example, you were trying to navigate the stock market as a beginner, you would require a broker to organise the deals. Same with the immune system. It is now becoming very clear that without an adjuvant - or broker - the microbiome will not function correctly. M. aurum has an immunoadjuvant effect, passing information into the immune system as a whole, as well as to nerve cells which have a direct route to the brain.
aurum+ is categorised as a supplemented food by the FDA. Legally, the FDA are not permitted to approve dietary supplements.
Yes we are certified as an approved substance by the World Anti Doping Agency.
Great question! It’s my-ko-lissy-bacteria. Now say it fast 5 times.
Although we may share the same name as other products, that’s where the similarities end. Aurum+ is not associated with any other products using the same name (such as aurum oil for example). Aurum+ got its name from its core ingredient, a species of environmental bacteria called Mycolicbacterium aurum Aogashima. And there’s nothing else quite like us.
The slightly cloudy appearance is due to the addition of cera alba (beeswax) in the capsules. This natural ingredient is added to ensure stability and the precise 0.01mg dosage of M. aurum bacteria during production. The appearance has nothing to do with the efficacy or quality of the product.
Our Vegesoft® capsules utilize a patented technology to produce a vegetarian softgel capsule with strength and stability comparable to animal gelatin capsules.
Our capsules use Starch and Carrageenan as the capsule shell ingredients. Carrageenan is an extract of seaweed, which is widely used in foods and is the functional ingredient in the capsule shell, producing a product of exceptional quality and strength. The capsules are non GMO and vegan suitable.
There’s no prescription required, so whether or not you decide to take aurum+ is completely up to you. We are a clinically proven treatment for inflammatory mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression. But we are also a prevention. Because by reducing inflammation, we increase your body’s natural stress resilience and proactive coping abilities. So you will just feel like a better version of… well… you.
The key ingredient in aurum+ is Mycolicibacterium aurum Aogashima. Yes it’s a mouthful. It’s also one of the only species of environmental mycolicibacteria with clinically proven human health efficacy.
Restoring your body’s exposure to this key mycolicibacteria, will reduce inflammation and get your immune system functioning as it’s supposed to - basically telling it to calm down and stop attacking anything and everything it encounters.
This has far reaching benefits to your microbiome in general, but specifically as it relates to your mental health. Because chronic inflammation is the key driver in developing stress related psychiatric disorders, such as anxiety and depression.
M.aurum is ingestible and is suspended in extra virgin olive oil, making it easy and very safe to take. It comes in the form of a vegetarian capsule or a dropper. You need to take aurum+ every day, with food, in order for it to maintain a stable environment in your gut.
Yes. Most gut bacteria are able to colonise the gut and live there as commensals – meaning they are friendly and co-exist with us for mutual benefit. However mycolicibacteria do not colonise the gut. They pass through unchanged and are discharged, so they need to be replenished on a daily basis. Think of them as a daily personal trainer for your immune system.
The beauty of our M. aurum is that it is heat killed so it’s perfectly safe. Even though no human infection occurs, it still triggers the desired responses to train your immune system just as well. Great care needs to be taken, as the wider mycobacterial family includes bacteria that cause tuberculosis and leprosy, and this is why you should not take just any mycobacterium.
Prescription or pharmaceutical drugs used to treat anxiety, stress and depression, while effective, can have serious and compounding side effects. We believe that there is another, better way to good mental health - a way that doesn’t rely on drugs, and doesn’t fill you with empty pseudo-science promises either.
Yes. aurum+ is not just an effective treatment for anxiety, stress, depression, or other mental health conditions. It is also a prevention, in that it increases your body’s natural coping ability and stress resilience . We like to say that aurum+ restores you to your most natural state, the you that nature intended you to be. It’s you, plus.
It is safe to take aurum+ with other supplements and medications. If you’re unsure, we always recommend seeking advice from your chosen medical professional.
No. Your dosage will always remain consistent. aurum+‘s efficacy is due to its homeostatic effect, meaning (if taken daily) it has the ability to maintain a stable environment inside your body, despite any changes to your external environment.
Define immediate… If you mean ‘immediate’ in the prescription drug sense of the word, no. While we have been researched and developed to pharmaceutical standards, we are a natural solution. While aurum+ has an instant impact on inflammation markers in your blood, you won’t feel the effects immediately. It will take a couple of weeks. Many people notice improvements after just one week.
aurum+ is for all humans over the age of three years.
We recommend storing under 30ºC / 86ºF - basically a cool, dry place. It is fine to be stored in the refrigerator but please note, this will change its appearance. Our capsules already have a slightly cloudy appearance. At temperatures below 20ºC / 68ºF it may become more cloudy. At temperatures below 10ºC / 50ºF white solid particles may begin to form. The cloudiness and/or particles have no impact on the efficacy or quality of the product.
Yes. Please refer to the expiry date found on your aurum+ product.
A mix of freshly cut grass, freshly washed sheets and freedom? Nah, sorry that’s what it feels like. The mycolicibacterium is suspended in extra virgin olive oil, so it mostly tastes like this.
Well, the number one benefit of integrating aurum+ into your ongoing daily routine is the improvements you will see to your mental health * high fives self * but it also works out more cost effective, with a 10% reduced price and free shipping, always.
You decide! There is an option for delivery every 30 or 60 days. Both the aurum+ capsules and dropper contain a 30 day supply, so if you opt for a 60 day delivery window, we’d recommend ordering two, so you can ensure you’re taking it daily and getting the full benefits. This also means less frequent shipping which is better for the planet.
You sure can. They will all be delivered to the same address at the timeframe you set.
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In the United States we use TNT Smart Shipping. In Australia we use Australia Post.
Orders are typically dispatched within 1-3 business days. Average delivery times are:
US (Standard shipping): 3 - 4 business days
AU (Standard shipping): 2 - 8 business days
AU (Express shipping): 1 - 3 business days for VIC, NSW, SA, TAS, and ACT, 2-5 business days for WA & NT
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Our mission is to give you the best possible experience with our product. But if you find that we're not for you, no worries! We're happy to refund your first order (minus the shipping cost), no questions asked. Just let us know within 45 days of purchase. And don't worry about returning any unused product.
Please note: it can take between 2-4 weeks (sometimes more) to notice the effect of aurum+ so we recommend you finish your 30-day supply before deciding.
For health and safety reasons we can’t process returns on damaged products. But we can send a replacement. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your order number and some pictures of the damage, and we'll figure out a solution that works for you. You’ll just need to let us know within 30 days of purchase.