A high-strength, multi-strain probiotics bowel bacteria combination with 4 billion organisms per capsule (equivalent to 8 pots of probiotic yoghurt, but without the sugar, dairy and fat). It provides 8 strains of friendly lactic bacteria which should inhabit a healthy gut and offers full spectrum support during pregnancy of the upper and lower bowel.
Also beneficial for:
- bad breath
- bloated stomach
- bad body odour
- Candida albicans overgrowth
- coated tongue
- coeliac disease
- Crohn’s disease
- ulcerated colitis
- diarrhoea and digestion problems
- dysbiosis (unbalanced bowel flora)
- flatulence / wind – excessive and foul smelling
- gall stones
- indigestion, heartburn and reflux
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- leaky gut syndrome.
Encapsulated for acid resistance, this probiotic has been specifically formulated for natural health practitioners who treat digestive and intestinal disorders. It is ideal for use following antibiotics and travelling abroad.
Also available in 20 billion MAX strength – ProBioSupreme.
Researchers have looked at probiotics to see if they might reduce the risk of:
- Allergies and allergic conditions such as eczema in newborn babies.
- Premature birth.
Their findings are mixed because studies involved different types of probiotics, taken at different times in pregnancy.
Some studies suggest that taking probiotics in pregnancy may help to reduce the likelihood of a baby developing eczema. But other studies conclude that probiotics make no difference, or that there’s just not enough evidence to say either way.
Sometimes it’s hard to know what causes a baby to be born early. However, one possible cause is an infection that stimulates labour. Normally, the vagina has a healthy balance of friendly micro-organisms, which prevent harmful organisms from growing. Sometimes this balance is upset and harmful bacteria can start to grow, causing infections such as thrush.
Probiotics are thought to displace harmful organisms and live yoghurt can be used to treat vaginal infections. But again, we need more research before we can say for certain that probiotics make premature labour less likely to happen.