Bifidobacteria & fibre Probiotic & Prebiotic
Maintaining a healthy balance of good bacteria in your gut can help to make bowel regularity an every day thing. 'Bifidobacteria & fibre' (For maintaining regularity) is a natural supplement containing a probiotic strain and a prebiotic fibre specifically selected to support normal bowel function. Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12® has been scientifically researched to help maintain regular bowel movements, and is probably the most researched strain of the B. lactis probiotic in the world. Prebiotics, such as fructooligosaccharides, are the food source for probiotics in the body, and can act as roughage in the bowels.
'Bifidobacteria & fibre' can be taken once a day for ongoing maintenance; or as and when desired, in which case we recommend taking up to 4 sachets a day.
Constipation affects in particular:
- More women than men
- Some people whilst travelling
- Infants & children
- Pregnant women
- The elderly
'Bifidobacteria & fibre' (For maintaining regularity) is appropriate for long-term use, can be taken by infants from 1 year and up, and is gentle enough for pregnant & breastfeeding mothers, as well as the elderly.
How does Bifidobacteria & fibre work?
Having a healthy balance of friendly bacteria (probiotics) in the gut is thought to support good digestion, strong immunity, and energy levels. It is generally accepted that people with lower levels of good bacteria in the gut are more susceptible to various health conditions including bloating and constipation. Probiotics are microorganisms which are beneficial to the human body (and this is how they have earned the name 'friendly bacteria'). Prebiotics are the food source for the body's probiotics; they can be found in certain foods such as Jerusalem artichokes, leeks & onions. Prebiotics work by stimulating the growth of probiotics in the gut, and can act as roughage in the bowels.
Supplementing your levels of good bacteria with a high quality probiotic & prebiotic can be a positive step in supporting your gut. Both the specific probiotic strain and the prebiotic in 'Bifidobacteria & fibre' (For maintaining regularity) have been scientifically researched to help maintain healthy gut bacteria and to support bowel regularity.
Note: The high dose of prebiotic fibres in this supplement, fructooligosaccharides, may initially result in flatulence and/or bloating in some people. This is a positive sign that the friendly bacteria in your body are being stimulated, and side-effects should soon cease. If these side effects do continue for more than 3 - 4 days, consider reducing the dosage of 'Bifidobacteria & fibre' (For maintaining regularity) before gradually building up again.
Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12® is probably the most researched lactis probiotic strain in the world. See Scientific research on 'For maintaining regularity'.
Please note: This product is currently undergoing a name change from 'For maintaining regularity' to 'Bifidobacteria & fibre' within the EU. It still remains the same great product just with a different name.