Frequently Asked Questions

Q? Why is Gero Versatile
A Gero is fat free and sugar free with a mild taste. It can easily replace cream or other dairy products in recipes to enhance the flavour, to add nutrients and to reduce kilojoules or energy value. It will also reduce the GI value of any meal.

Q? What is Yoghurt?
A Yoghurt is a fermented dairy product made by adding micro-organisms in the form of starter culture to pasteurised full cream-, low fat- or fa t free milk.The micro-organisms consist of harmless bacteria, usually lactic acid bacteria, in various combinations, which ferments the milk and make it possible to develop a wide range of products with different flavours, textures, consistencies, functions and health benefits.

The characteristics of the micro-organisms and strains used, determine the health advantages of fermented products. The use of health enhancing probiotic cultures in yoghurt is important. An oral probiotic is defined as “living“ micro-organisms which upon ingestion in certain numbers, exert health benefits beyond inherent basic nutrition. Probiotics may be consumed either as a food component or as a non-food preparation (capsules or pills). 

Yoghurt that is marketed under various brand names contains various micro-organisms and only few contains probiotic strains.

Q? Where does GERO Yoghurt originate from?
A IMAGINE ...
a place where people live the good life and are healthy and strong, often even at the golden age of 120! The place is Abkhasia, a region lying between the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains where a local, traditional yoghurt is an important part of the daily diet.

The Abkhasians attribute their good health and longevity to their daily intake of this yoghurt that have been manufactured in the traditional way for centuries. This is where unique GERO yoghurt originates from.

Q? Is GERO suitable for the whole family?
A Gero can meet the nutritional needs of the whole family. It is a functional food and contains the nutrients required to maintain a healthy body and to act as a buffer against disease.

The low pH of Gero aids the absorption of calcium, and the yoghurt enhances gut function and the stability of gut microflora, protects against infectious diseases, alleviates lactose intolerance, improves digestion and nutrient absorption, and stimulates the immune function.

Q? Is GERO suitable for people with Diabetes?
A Diabetics benefit from the inclusion of Gero yoghurt in their diet because of its low glycemic index (GI). The GI is a numerical indicator of how fast and how high a particular food raises glucose or blood-sugar levels.

A food with a low GI, such as Gero yoghurt, raises blood sugar levels only slightly, while a food with a high GI will cause blood-sugar levels to spike, eventually triggering diabetes.

Gero is a particularly beneficial food for diabetics because of its low GI which causes sugar (glucose) to be absorbed slowly and steadily, giving a perfect blood glucose response and making the consumer experience increased satiety.

Q? How can a fat free and sugar free food be appetising?
A Gero has a unique smooth, mild taste, which make it a product that is in a class of its own. Consumers who prefer a mild yoghurt that does not taste sour, find Gero very palatable.

Gero has a creamy taste despite the fact that it is virtually fat free.

Q? Is GERO realy curing old age?
A Gero restore the natural balance, it is not a medicine or a wonder cure.

Almost since man first evolved into a human being, he has tried to keep age at bay, retain virility and remain mentally alert. Over the centuries, he has taken extraordinary measures to achieve this end. At no time in history has the race to remain young been more frenetic.

Millions of kilograms of vitamins are consumed annually, oceans of health drinks drunk, and young animals led to the slaughter for their placentas - all in the pursuit of youth. In Abkhasia, the peasants have been getting it right for centuries. Here, in a remote region of the Georgian Republic, between the Caucasian Mountains and the Black Sea, the members of a tiny community live up to 110 and 120 years.

Even at this age they reputedly have superb muscular strength and unimpaired mental faculties. Intrigued by the Abkhasian phenomenon,
a group of physicians, gerontologists, microbiologists and anthropologists from the US and the former USSR went to Georgia in 1978 to study the lifestyle of this tiny community.

Four years later, when the results were correlated, the researchers found a significant distinction in the Abkhasian's diet, namely that they consume a traditional, locally manufactured yoghurt, every day, and it appears to contribute to the secret of their longevity and excellent health.

The findings unanimously pointed to yoghurt as the secret to their health. Every man, woman and child had yoghurt in their daily diet, and the entire community was in robust health. The old folk were particularly impressive with fitness levels that enabled them to do a full day's work in the fields.

The scientists found that all of the really elderly Abkhasian people had a high content of lactic acid bacteria in their intestines - high enough to weaken the pathogenic bacteria present in the gut and thus to act as a natural preventative against disease.

The source was a special culture, found only in the region, which was used daily in the making of yoghurt which was consumed daily with fresh fruit and vegetables - even meat.