Probiotics - High strength for everyday use - 30 capsules
30 capsules:Serving 1-2 capsules per day
Research backed friendly bacteria for adults. Proven to colonise the human intestine.
Shown to help with bloating, IBS and supporting the gut alongside/following antibiotics.
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Adults 16+ Capsules
Suitable for Vegetarians
NOT suitable for Vegans
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Review: "A friend recommended I take these while I was on antibiotics. Have taken these for the past two months and will definitely continue to do so" Jo
Support for digestion and immunity
Taking friendly bacteria in a supplement can help to re-balance the levels of bacteria in the gut and Proven Probiotics Adult Acidophilus and Bifidus - 25 Billion, contains Lab4, the most comprehensively studied group of friendly bacteria in the UK. Our digestive system (gut) is central to supporting our health - it contains more than 70% of the body's immune system cells and 10 times more bacteria than we have cells in our whole body.
Maintain and balance your microflora
Supporting our gut can help to support our general health and a balanced and healthy microbiome (gut bacteria) is a key element in this. A normal gut contains what has come to be known as both 'good' and 'bad' bacteria and an imbalanced microbiome has been linked to many diseases (from autism and inflammatory bowel disease to depression and autoimmune conditions).
The bacteria line the gut wall and help to stop toxins and harmful substances passing through the gut into the body so ideally, we need a lot more "good" than "bad". The ideal ratio has been estimated at 85% good to 15% bad bacteria and if this balance is affected it may lead to digestive symptoms such as bloating or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
It is important to maintain this microflora balance throughout life and the stresses of our modern lifestyles have been shown to have an impact on reducing the levels of friendly bacteria and potentially give the pathogenic bacteria a chance to become dominant.
As well as the emotional and psychological stress that we all face on a daily basis, other stressors on our bodies include a high sugar intake, lack of or too much exercise, medications, environmental toxins and lack of nutrients to support our bodily processes.
The Lab4 clinical studies, conducted in Cambridge, Sheffield, Swansea, Southampton and Cardiff, have confirmed that Proven Probiotics Adult Acidophilus and Bifidus - 25 Billion provides real benefits in supporting digestive and immune health.
- High-strength friendly bacteria for adults - 25 billion friendly bacteria per 2 capules
- Supported by a unique body of UK-based clinical research
- Dosage can be varied - 25 billion live bacteria as a high clinical dose from two capsules and 12.5 billion per individual capsule as a maintenance dose
- Also contains key nutrients to support digestion (calcium) and immunity (vitamins C and D, zinc and selenium)
Recommended daily intake:As a food supplement, for best results take two capsules per day with food for a period of 1-4 months, depending on personal need. Thereafter it is usually possible to reduce to one capsule a day with food, to provide a high maintenance dose.
If you experience side effects when you start taking two capsules, reduce to one capsule per day for a few weeks and then increase to the two capsules a day used in the clinical research until you personally feel that you are ready to reduce back to a maintenance dose of one capsule per day.
Lab4 and Lab4b are lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and bifidobacteria that have been isolated from the gut microbiota of healthy humans and then screened for appropriate probiotic characteristics, ranging from resistance to stomach and bile acids, to robust capability for large-scale in-vitro cultivation and commercialisation.
The Lab4 consortium combines four strains of lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria isolated from human gut microbiota two strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus, one Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis and a Bifidobacterium bifidum. The Lab4b consortium also combines four strains of lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria that have been specifically designated to reflect the gut of newborn babies and infants. This combination contains the same Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis and Bifidobacterium bifidum as the Lab4 consortium, but contains Lactobacillus salivarius and Lactobacillus paracasei instead of the two Lactobacillus acidophilus strains.
Since their inception, the Lab4 and Lab4b consortia have been the subject of more than 10 major human clinical trials as well as over 100 basic and mechanistic scientific investigations. Most of this work has been published in peer-reviewed journals. The Lab4 consortium of probiotic bacteria has been incorporated into many popular brands of probiotic and has benefited thousands of people for over 15 years. It is one of the most studied groups of probiotic cultures in the world.
Background to Lab4 and Lab4b
The isolation and selection of bacterial strains suitable for inclusion in human probiotic products involved a two-stage screening program of organisms based on a range of characteristics. The program of testing was based on microbiological principles coupled with in vitro screening techniques and first-hand knowledge of the efficacy of probiotics within the animal husbandry sector. Selection was based on a two-phase system to weed out strains at various stages through the selection process to enable the most appropriate strains to be selected. Two of the key requirements for the strains were durability and competitivity to ensure good growth and the ability to survive when faced with opportunistic pathogens.