The Culture Club was founded by Michelle Griffin in 2017, when she discovered a solution to her life-threatening and rare auto immune disorder. After a diagnosis of Myasthenia Gravis in 2009, she tried a myriad of medical interventions and natural treatments – before realizing how the gut microbiome could impact immune response. Ineffective immune regulation is a common consequence of microbiome dysbiosis, which is an imbalance or a deficiency of gut bacteria.
While living in Mexico for almost a decade, Michelle experienced multiple bacteria related gut infections which were treated with broad spectrum antibiotics. But her immune health started to decline. So she conducted her own research and connected the dots between her gut health and immune condition. While researching gut health related immune disorders she came across the articles, clinical studies and published research of Gitte Jensen, PhD.
She collaborated with Dr. Jensen to establish an efficacious supplement to manage her immune disorder using a unique combination of bacteria and fermentation. They co-created the first 3-in-1 prebiotic + probiotic + postbiotic formula. This is the basis of the patent pending formula Urban Flora™. As an avid animal lover Michelle shared the formula with her healthy and ailing pets only to find the results equally outstanding. This led to the creation of MuttGut and KittyGut.