BioCeuticals Prodophilus® (60 capsules)

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BioCeuticals Prodophilus® (60 capsules)

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Prodophilus® is a comprehensive dairy-free probiotic supplement featuring highly viable human strains of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, the friendly flora that help support healthy digestive function. It may provide nutritional support for normal healthy intestinal flora and the immune system. L. acidophilus may aid in the temporary symptomatic relief of diarrhoea. L. rhamnosus exists in the female urogenital tract.

Interesting facts about human microflora:[2]

  • Each individual has their own unique population of microbes, even if there are commonalities of species among people.
  • The microbes colonising different regions of the human body (skin, mouth, gastrointestinal tract, vaginal tract of women) are both diverse and numerous, and they differ according to their habitat.
  • Intestinal microbes are fairly stable through time, although transitions occur at weaning and again in the elderly. Colonising microbiota can be impacted by antibiotics, diet, immunosuppression, intestinal cleansing and other factors.
  • Most colonising microbes are not harmful in their natural body habitat, but some may generate undesirable metabolic end products.
  • Activities such as regulating immune function, enhancing the intestinal barrier to prevent unwanted microbes from entering the blood stream, colonisation resistance and digestion are important functions of colonising microbes.

When to take probiotics
Probiotics should be taken with food. This is because the pH of an empty stomach is somewhere between 1.8 and 2.6; when you eat, the presence of food has a neutralising effect, increasing the pH to between 3.5 and 4.2, meaning it is nearly 100 times less acidic. Probiotic bacteria are much more likely to survive in this less acidic environment where it remains for approximately two hours awaiting movement into the small intestine.

  • If diarrhoea persists for more than 6 hours in infants under 6 months, 12 hours in children under 3 years, 24 hours in children aged 3-6 years or 48 hours in adults and children over 6 years, seek medical advice. 
  • Mild, temporary gastrointestinal disturbances, such as increased flatulence, may occur with amounts exceeding one billion live organisms. If this occurs reduce the dose, then gradually increase it over time. 
  • It is recommended to take probiotics at least four hours away from antibiotics to limit a potential reduction in probiotic effectiveness.[1]

Recommended Dosage:

Adults: Take1 capsule once or twice daily, or as directed by the healthcare practitioner.

If diarrhea persists seek medical advice. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner.

[1] Hawrelak JA. Probiotics. In: Pizzorno JE, Murray MT (Eds), Textbook of natural medicine, 3rd ed (pp.1195-1215). St Louis: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2006.
[2] Sanders ME, Gibson GR, Gill HS, et al. Probiotics: their potential to impact human health. Council for Agricultural Science and Technology 2007;36:1-20.