20-billion colony forming units of 10 probiotic bacteria and yeast per dose. And as fuel for their growth, we have fed them 2 of their favourite prebiotics. It all adds up to better digestion and increased immunity. Do the math.
What? PRO-biotics are live bugs (like good bacteria or yeasts) that benefit the host they live on (like you). PRE-biotics are the foods that benefit the bugs that benefit you. Simple.
What else? When probiotics and prebiotics are combined in a supplement (like this one), it's known as a SYN-biotic supplement. As in SYN-ergy. Interestingly, PRO-biotics and your body have a SYM-biotic relationship (they work together to survive well), and the PRE-biotics and PRO-biotics are combined to make a SYN-biotic supplement. Get the difference?
So what? The Real Thing PRO-Probiotic is a SYN-biotic Supplement that contains nine strains of healthy bacteria and a PRO-biotic yeast. More specifically, it contains 20-billion colony forming units per dose! To feed this massive Pro-biotic colony, we've packed their favourite PRE-biotics; Chicory Inulin and Oligofructose. PRO + PRE = SYN. Simple. Easy
It's a measure of the number of live, viable microbes in a substrate. And you will definitely want lots of these in your probiotic supplement, if not in your soups, stews, shakes and meals. The Real Thing PRO-Probiotic contains 20-billion per dose. Bingo!
Stress, prescription drugs, alcohol, a high-fat diet, too much red meat and too little dietary fibre can allow bad gut bacteria to overgrow and take over the gut. This can lead to digestive problems like infections, lactose intolerance, diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome, Candida and reduced absorption of nutrients. Unless you put more good guys in.
Here's what good-guy bacteria can do...
A 2008 study from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York concluded that the right dose of probiotics will prevent antibiotic-induced diarrhoea. What's the right dose? More than 5-billion colony-forming units per day for children, and more than 10-billion colony-forming units per day for adults.
1. The probiotics
2. And the prebiotics
1. THE PROBIOTICS
Probiotic supplements often contain only one or a few probiotic strains, however, the gut flora includes numerous naturally occurring organisms. The most commonly found are Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, but there are well over 400 other bacterial species, fungi (including yeasts), such as Saccharomyces boulardii and parasites.
PRO-PROBIOTICS contains 10 of the most common strains as each one has its 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. They then stick around to be fermented in the colon. This means that good bacteria have more to eat for longer€¦. and so 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:
BEFORE YOU TAKE PRO-PROBIOTIC
Do not take PRO-PROBIOTIC if you are allergic or hypersensitive to:
Speak to your doctor before taking PRO-PROBIOTIC if you:
Use cautiously if you have:
Before taking any supplement speak to a doctor or pharmacist, especially if you are taking other chronic medication or supplements or have a health condition.
CAUTIONARY TALES (SIDE EFFECTS)
Probiotics and Prebiotics are generally well tolerated, however they can exert a potentially powerful immune response and may cause temporary:
These symptoms are considered to be due to the "die-off" of the harmful bacteria, 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.
Not all side effects reported for this medicine are included in this page. Should your general health worsen while taking this medicine, please consult your doctor, pharmacist or other health care professional for advice.
HOW TO TAKE PRO-PROBIOTIC
Remember: Supplements should not replace a healthy, balanced and varied diet.
Adults and children: 1 capsule daily with a glass of water, unless directed otherwise by 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.
If, by mistake, you take more PRO-PROBIOTIC than you should
Stop taking the supplement and restart at the recommended dose a week later. In the event of over-dosage, side effects are more likely and may be exacerbated; consult your doctor or pharmacist. If that's not possible, seek help at your nearest hospital or poison control centre.
If you forget to take PRO-PROBIOTIC
If you forget to take PRO-PROBIOTIC for a day or two, don't panic. Just start again at the regular daily dose. Don't take a double dose to make up for lost time. And set a reminder on your phone. Remember that you may not achieve optimal benefits if you do not take PRO-PROBIOTIC regularly.
Effects when you stop taking PRO-PROBIOTIC
Keep in mind benefits and improvements you've gained from PRO-PROBIOTIC may decline if you stop taking it regularly.
PRESENTATION OF PRO-PROBIOTIC:
PRO-PROBIOTIC capsules are packed in amber round glass bottles with a black screw cap, sealed with a shrink sleeve. PRO-PROBIOTIC comes in containers of 30 capsules.
IDENTIFICATION OF PRO-PROBIOTIC:
PRO-PROBIOTIC is a clear, oval capsule containing a white/off-white powder.
STORING AND DISPOSING OF PRO-PROBIOTIC
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN