Description: 20-billion colony forming units of 10 probiotic bacteria and yeast per dose. Plus two of their favourite prebiotic fuels for growth. It all adds up to better digestion and increased immunity. The Real Thing PRO-Probiotic is a synbiotic that contains nine strains of healthy bacteria and a probiotic yeast. More specifically it contains 20-billion colony forming units per dose – about 20 times more than the average probiotic. It also packs in chicory inulin and oligofructose prebiotics. Directions: Adults over 18 years of age: 1 capsule daily, unless under the supervision of a medical practitioner. Antibiotics can reduce the efficacy of probiotics, therefore take the probiotics at least 2 hours before or after antibiotics. To maintain viability, store in a refrigerator and use before the expiry date. Contraindications: Supplementation should not replace a healthy, balanced and varied diet. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any supplement. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS Probiotics and Prebiotics are generally safe and well tolerated, however they can exert a potentially powerful immune response and may cause temporary upset stomach, bloating and gas. Skin irritation and headaches my occur. These symptoms are considered to be due to the 'die-off' of the harmful bacteria, are generally due to newly introduced probiotic intake and are identified as a positive healing process (or Herxheimer reaction). If symptoms are difficult to tolerate, stop taking PRO-PROBIOTIC and reintroduce slowly. Use cautiously if: You have gastrointestinal disorders, pancreatitis or systemic fungal infection You are lactose intolerant Not all side effects reported for this medicine are included in this leaflet. Should your general health worsen while taking this medicine, please consult your doctor, pharmacist or other health care professional for advice. Ingredients: 1. THE PROBIOTICS What? Probiotic supplements often contain only one or a few probiotic strains, However, the gut flora includes numerous naturally occurring organisms, commonly Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, as well as 400 other bacterial species, fungi (including yeasts), such as Saccharomyces boulardii and parasites. Which ones? That's why PRO-PROBIOTICS contains 10 of the most common strains as each one has it's own special talents and each contributes to a healthy intestinal environment. 2. AND THE PREBIOTICS What? Technically, prebiotics are soluble, non-digestible dietary fibres that good bacteria cling to and feed on. They move through the gut without being broken down. Then they stick around to be fermented in the colon. This means good bacteria have more to eat for longer. The healthy flora flourish. Which ones? The Real Thing PRO-Probiotic has packed a two-course meal for the bacteria on board. It contains a unique combination of two natural prebiotics extracted from the chicory root: INULIN (50%). When the good Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria digest inulin, they increase in volume by 5 to 10 times. Also, bifidobacteria combined with inulin, produce short-chain fatty acids that lower the pH in the gut. This both inhibits bad bacteria and promotes calcium and magnesium absorption. Good stuff. OLIGOFRUCTOSE (50%). It’s a particularly good substrate for bifidobacteria. But it doesn’t just provide a space for the bugs to bind to, it also stimulates their activity by several hundred percent.
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