What are probiotics?
Probiotics are bacteria that have a positive effect on health and vitality. They are live bacteria that improve the balance of our intestinal flora. The word „probiotic“ literally means „for life“.
Our intestinal flora plays an important role in the effectiveness of the body's immune system. No less than 70% of our immune system is located in the intestine. That is why it is so important to keep the intestines healthy. Our digestive system contains billions of bacteria that are constantly multiplying. Some of them are useful, others are not.
A balanced, varied diet and a healthy lifestyle provide our bodies with the bacteria they need. However, the balance between beneficial and less beneficial bacteria can be upset by stress, exhaustion, the use of antibiotics and other medications, the consumption of fatty foods or alcohol, pregnancy, illnesses such as flu or fever, travel, unbalanced diets, etc.
A balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle provide our bodies with the bacteria they need.
The right amount of probiotics
There is no generally valid statement about the minimum intake of probiotics. However, scientific studies have shown that 25 billion bacteria colonize the entire intestine faster (within 24 hours) and thus restore the balance more quickly.
Easy to use
The high dosage per capsule makes it easy to take. In most cases, one capsule daily is sufficient. If swallowing the capsule is difficult, its contents can be mixed in a glass of water or orange juice.
Probactiol® is manufactured according to the best quality standards to ensure viability, stability and efficacy. Probactiol® is therefore stored in blister packaging to protect the bacteria from light and air and moisture
No known side effects
Probactiol® has no known side effects. Probactiol® is also suitable for people with lactose intolerance, gluten intolerance (celiac disease) and vegetarians. In addition, Probactiol® is free of milk protein, soy, nuts or yeast.
What is Probactiol® made of?
Probactiol® contains live bacteria 50% Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM® and 50% Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07. Both lactic bacteria strains are excellently documented (over 180 studies). Probactiol® is available in two dosages: 10 or 25 billion live bacteria.
Probactiol® 10 plus
Enthält per capsule 10 billion live bacteria:
- 5 billion Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM®
- 5 billion Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07
Probactiol® 25 plus
Enthält per capsule 25 billion live bacteria:
- 12.5 billion Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM®
- 12.5 billion Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07
Selecting the strains
Probiotics can differ by genus (e.g., lactobacillus), species (e.g., acidophilus), and strain (e.g., NCFM®). Most strains have not been analyzed in detail. Probactiol® uses only the best probiotic strains that have been proven to be safe and have positive effects on health.
Effectiveness scientifically proven
Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM® belongs to the species Lactobacillus acidophilus. Its efficacy and safety have been demonstrated in more than 60 clinical studies. This probiotic strain occurs naturally in our digestive system and is therefore suitable for ingestion. The strain settles on the cells of the stomach and intestinal wall and produces metabolites that increase the host organism's defenses. In addition, the probiotic strain promotes the formation of vitamins and nutrient absorption.
Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07 belongs to the bifidobacteria, one of the most represented groups of bacteria in the human organism.
Synergy between both strains
The combination of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium corresponds most closely to the natural composition of bacteria in the intestine and acts synergistically.
Stomach and bile acid resistant
Probiotics are only effective if they survive the acidic environment in the stomach and are not already digested in the intestine. The strains used are resistant to stomach and bile. They überleben the passage through the stomach and intestine.
The effective forms of probiotics in the body are of human, not animal, origin. The probiotic strains used occur naturally in the human intestinal flora and are therefore excellently tolerated.
How to take Probactiol®?
In most cases, one capsule per day is sufficient. At what time of day it is taken does not matter. The probiotic ast&aum; contained in Probactiol® are resistant to stomach and bile acid and üsurvive passage through the stomach during the meal. In practice, it is easier to take Probactiol® in the morning at breakfast with a glass of water. Probactiol® is neutral in taste. If you want, you can open the capsule and mix the powder with some yogurt. When taking antibiotics, it is recommended to take Probactiol® at least 2 hours after taking the antibiotics (see instructions for use of antibiotics).
Recommended when taking antibiotics
Antibiotics are drugs that kill bacteria and prevent them from growing. They do not distinguish between good and harmful bacteria, so health-promoting bacteria are also destroyed. Frequently, the intake of antibiotics leads to digestive disorders (diarrhea, nausea, feeling sick). After antibiotic treatment, a probiotic makes it possible to increase the number of good bacteria again.
For more information üabout Probactiol®? Ask for advice at your pharmacy or drugstore.
Why use Probactiol®? Yogurt also contains good bacteria.
Many forms of probiotics in yogurt are still active when packaged. But after the date of manufacture, they gradually die off. Therefore, there is no guarantee that the number of health-promoting bacteria in each yogurt container is the same. The probiotics in Probactiol® are inactive in the capsule.
What does ProtectAir® mean?
ProtectAir® is the exclusive production technology developed specifically for Probactiol® Überschrift 1
Where is Probactiol® manufactured?
Probactiol® is manufactured in Oostende (Belgium) at a plant owned by Metagenics
Is Probactiol® suitable for all ages?
Probactiol® 25 plus is recommended for people 12 years and older. For younger children there is Probactiol® 10 plus. Ask for advice at your pharmacy or drugstore.
Can Probactiol® be taken during pregnancy?
The intake of Probactiol® during pregnancy can positively influence the intestinal flora. Ask for advice at your pharmacy or drugstore.
Do side effects occur after taking Probactiol®?
Is Probactiol® gluten-free?
Yes, Probactiol® has been made from ingredients that do not contain gluten, and no gluten has been added..
Can Probactiol® be taken with other medicines?
There is no known interaction with medicines. However, it is recommended to tell your doctor that you are taking Probactiol® in addition to your medications. Please always read carefully also the package leaflet of the medicines you take..
Can Probactiol® be taken together with antibiotics?
Antibiotics are drugs that kill bacteria and prevent them from growing. They make no distinction between bacteria, so that even health-promoting bacteria are destroyed. Frequently, the intake of antibiotics causes digestive disorders (diarrhea, nausea, vomiting). Therefore, it is recommended to add good bacteria in sufficient quantity with a probiotic . While taking antibiotics, Probactiol should be taken at least 2 hours after the antibiotic to avoid, as far as possible, killing the good bacteria. After antibiotic treatment, Probactiol® makes it possible to increase the number of good bacteria again.
Where can I buy Probactiol®?
In Switzerland, Probactiol® is available in pharmacies and drugstores.
Is Probactiol® suitable for vegetarians?
Yes, the capsule is gelatin-free.
Does Probactiol® contain nuts?
No, Probactiol® does not contain any nüs or traces thereof.
Does Probactiol® contain yeast?
No, Probactiol® does not contain yeast.x
Is Probactiol® free of lactose?
Yes, Probactiol® is lactose-free.
Does Probactiol® contain milk protein?
No, Probactiol® does not contain milk protein because milk is not a component of the composition..