Customer Profile

Taking antibiotics
Experiences diarrhoea during or after antibiotic use
Experiences bloating
Frequently suffers from common cold or URTI

Product Benefits

8 strains of beneficial probiotics
60 billion CFU per modified release capsule
Dairy free
Suitable for vegetarians

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Probiotics are believed to exert their beneficial effects through their ability to adhere to mucosal surfaces in the digestive tract as well as their antimicrobial activity against pathogenic bacteria. There is substantial evidence to support probiotic use in the treatment of acute diarrhoeal diseases and the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea.1

Help restore good gut flora after antibiotic use
Diarrhoea is a common side effect of taking antibiotics. It occurs when the balance between beneficial and pathogenic bacteria in the digestive tract tips towards the latter. This encourages the overgrowth of opportunistic or pathogenic strains.2

Several studies suggest that supplementing with probiotics when taking antibiotics, especially L. rhamnosus and L. casei, can reduce the risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea by 42%.3-7

Probiotics can also help relieve diarrhoea not associated with antibiotics.

Maintain gastrointestinal system health
Bloating can occur for many reasons, but it is often due to excessive fermentation in the digestive tract. In most cases, this is caused by an imbalanced gut microbiome as a result of medication use, stress, travel, or poor diet. Some bacteria produce lots of gas as part of their fermentation process, while others produce little to none. Several clinical studies have shown that certain probiotic strains, especially B. lactis and L. acidophilus, can help reduce gas production that causes bloating.11-14

Support healthy immune system function
Several studies that show that probiotics offer protection against microbial infections; and that taking probiotics for a 12-week period can help reduce the risk of getting the common cold in healthy individuals. Research also shows that probiotics can reduce the duration and severity of common cold symptoms.15-17

They can also reduce the frequency of acute URTIs by 47% and the duration by 2 days. Studies on Bifidobacterium animalis ssp lactis Bl-04 have shown this strain specifically can reduce the risk of URTI’s by 27% over a 5-month winter season in healthy active adults.18,19 Probiotics can help improve the symptoms of infectious diarrhoea. They enhance the immune response and produce substances that directly inactivate the viral particles.8

Studies show that B. lactis can significantly reduce diarrhoea as a result of viral gastroenteritis9 and that L. plantarum Lp-115 can inhibit adhesion of pathogenic microbes to the intestinal wall and reduces inflammation in the intestines.10

Note:
Changes in the gut microbiota as a result of starting with probiotics can result in bacteria producing more gas than usual, which can lead to bloating. However, these side effects usually subside within a few days or weeks of taking the probiotics. If the symptoms persist, seek the advice of a healthcare professional, who can explore the possible causes.

Summarised
– Probiotics can help reduce the risk of antibiotic associated diarrhoea
– Probiotics may help relieve bloating
– Probiotics support the immune system during the common cold
– Probiotics may help relieve the symptoms of infectious diarrhoea

Companion Products
– Wagner Professional Immunity Force for additional immune support

Storage Information
Store below 25ºC, in a dry place. Keep out of reach of children.

Approved Label Claim
Probiotics contains a combination of 8 strains of beneficial bacteria, providing a high
potency 60 Billion CFU per modified release capsule. Probiotics support healthy immune
system function, maintain gastrointestinal system health and support beneficial intestinal
flora. Probiotics will also help restore good gut flora after antibiotic use.

Probiotics contains:
– Multi-strain probiotic formula
– 60 Billion CFU per modified release capsule
– Probiotics for the maintenance of beneficial intestinal flora
– Probiotics to help restore good gut flora after antibiotic use

Dose
Adults: Take 1 capsule with water daily or take 2 capsules with water daily 2 hours before or after antibiotics. Or as directed by your healthcare professional.

CAUTIONS/CONTRAINDICATIONS
Do not use if cap ring or seal under cap is broken or missing.

Medicine interactions
If taking prescription medication or if in doubt consult your healthcare professional.

Contains no Added
Wheat, gluten, yeast, egg, artificial flavours or preservatives.

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Each modified release capsule contains:

Lactobacillus paracasei Lpc-37 7 billion CFU
Lactobacillus salivarius ssp salivarius Ls-33 5 billion CFU
Bifidobacterium breve Bb-03 2.5 billion CFU
Lactobacillus plantarum Lp-115 8.5 billion CFU
Lactobacillus casei Lc-11 15 billion CFU
Bifidobacterium animalis ssp lactis Bl-04 7 billion CFU
Lactobacillus acidophilus La-14 10 billion CFU
Lactobacillus rhamnosus Lr-32 5 billion CFU
Total Probiotics 60 billion CFU