BiotiQuest® Gut Health & Probiotics Blog with Martha Carlin

Made with Intention

Martha Carlin | Feb 21, 2021 | 2 minutes read

Intention: noun

  1. A thing intended, an aim or plan
  2. The healing process of a wound

Intent: adjective

  1. Resolved or determined to do something
  2. Showing earnest and eager attention
  3. Attentively occupied with

In talking about our probiotic formulas, I often talk about the importance of intention. When we designed the first formula, Sugar Shift, to help my husband John, I was “showing earnest and eager attention” to how I might help him through the science I had learned about mannitol. This morning, I checked the definition of of intention. Imagine my surprise to find the second definition: “the healing process of a wound.”

I love these words and how they fit with my mission through our products to “heal the wounds’ that are contributing to many states of disease in the population. Fueled by my love for my husband, John, I “resolved” to find a way to bring about healing.

We have done many things along the way to bring about significant improvements in his health, including an improvement in the UPDR (key Parkinson’s progression score) from 35 in early 2018 to a stable 20, from 2019 forward.

Every product we make is made with deep intention for healing. Our product development process is informed by our team’s “resolve to do something.” And that something is “to help you heal yourself.” Our products are different: in the science, in the strains, and in the intention. We did not take this leap purely for commercial purposes.

BiotiQuest is made with love for all our customers, just as the very first formula was made with love for John.

It is with our deepest intent for your healing.

With gratitude,


Martha Carlin, is a “Citizen Scientist”, systems thinker, wife of Parkinson’s warrior, John Carlin, and founder of The BioCollective , a microbiome company expanding the reach of science and BiotiQuest, the first of it’s kind probiotic line. Since John’s diagnosis in 2002, Martha began learning the science of agriculture, nutrition, environment, infectious disease, Parkinson’s pathology and much more. In 2014, when the first research was published showing a connection between the gut bacteria and the two phenotypes of Parkinson’s, Martha quit her former career as a business turnaround expert and founded The BioCollective to accelerate the discovery of the impact of gut health on all human disease. Martha was a speaker at the White House 2016 Microbiome Initiative launch, challenging the scientific community to “think in a broader context”. Her systems thinking background and experience has led to collaborations across the scientific spectrum from neuroscience to engineering to infectious disease. She is a respected out of the box problem solver in the microbiome field and brings a unique perspective to helping others understand the connections from the soil to the food to our guts and our brains.

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