Pre-Digested Organic Fertilizers vs Traditional Fertilizer: What’s the Difference?

An estimated 30 million to 50 million American adults are lactose intolerant. This probably includes a lot of you reading this article! Especially the older we get, sometimes our bodies start to lose the lactic enzymes that are necessary to break down certain dairy products such as whole milk. 

On the other hand, yogurt is a pre-digested product, which comes with good bacteria that digests lactose and milk proteins, rather than relying on your body’s digestive enzymes to do the work. This allows your body to immediately absorb the nutrients without that discomforting enzymatic step for some, which is why most people who are lactose intolerant are able to eat yogurt without a problem.

Similar to humans, plants need their food to be broken down before they can uptake the nutrients from it. 

We as humans are fortunate to have a digestive system that breaks down the food we eat to a simple form that allows our bodies to absorb nutrients. Plants, on the other hand, don’t have digestive systems built into their bodies. Plants rely on microbes in the soil to break down their food to a simple structure that the roots can easily absorb. 

Whole milk can be compared to the average organic fertilizer, which is simply a blend of organic materials. When these blends go into the soil, your plants rely on microbes in the soil to break these materials down to a simple form that plants can absorb and grow. This is a very slow process, which is why it takes an average of 2-6 weeks to see results from most organic fertilizers.

Traditional organic fertilizers are like whole milk. AgroThrive is like yogurt.

AgroThrive organic fertilizers are the only fertilizers that have already gone through much of this digestion, which allows the plants to absorb readily available, organic nutrients as it is applied, while also providing beneficial microbes to help digest other locked up nutrients in soil. This allows users to see results in less than a week! 


  • Marci

    What an excellent article & to have it end with such great comments!!?? I HAD to join in!!
    Mr Brunson, I appreciate the fascinating history lesson, I truly had no idea this was how yogurt was “discovered” that’s so interesting! Thank you for sharing that!!

    I’m on social media & share what I grow& what nutrients Im currently using, in case Agrothrive would like to , I am @marcitalks on Instagram.. check out my upcoming grow using Agrothrive products!! Excited as heck to try out the samples Agrothrive has available. I feel it’s vital to make samples available to the gardening public. While I understand “Risk free guarantees”, they don’t generally work out well, which is WHY I prefer samples. A HUGE THANK YOU to Agrothrive simply for having samples available!! I am grateful & anticipating excellent results✌🏼Looking forward to it☺️🤜🤛

  • Rich Gryniewicz

    Started using your product last year and was pleased with the results. Ordered another five gallons for this season.

  • Michael Brunson

    Originally, the first enzymes used to make yogurt was just a happy accident. Middle eastern traders and shepherds would carry milk in stomachs of slaughtered sheep and camels. Those stomachs even after being washed still contained some of the enzymes used by the animals for digestion. Those remnants of the enzymes grew in the warm milk and created a fermentation process that created the yogurts consumed by the travelers and traders.

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