Probiotic Vida combines 13 different Bacterial strains together with an amount of edible fibre. Probiotics are live micro-organisms and their food is called Prebiotics.
The Intestinal Flora
A healthy intestine is a home for up to 100 trillion bacteria of between 500 – 1000 different species. These bacteria are an integral part of digestion, they split up food, making it digestible for us, whilst they themselves also feed on it. In addition, these bacteria produce certain vitamins, digestive enzymes and other substances that are important for digestion. These industrious cohabitants of our intestines are called the intestinal flora, or a more recently coined name is microbiome.
Probiotics and Intestinal Flora
According to the definition of the World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO), probiotics are “live microorganisms consumed in appropriate quantities, which give a health benefit to humans.” “The word probiotic comes from the Greek and is composed of” Pro “=” for “and “Bios” = “life.” Lactobacilli, bifido bacteria, enterococci and yeast fungi are examples of well-known Probiotics. These form the basis for intestinal flora.
* WGO. 2008. Probiotics and prebiotics. World Gastroenterology Organisation Practice Guideline.
Prebiotics: Food for Bacteria
Prebiotics are non-digestible food ingredients which we humans cannot digest. In our intestine, the gut flora digests these Prebiotics and thus grow and thrive. In short, Prebiotics are the food for Probiotics so that the ‘good’ gut flora can settle and multiply in our intestine. Prebiotics thus gives probiotics an advantage over other micro-organisms, in the race to colonize our intestines
What are the advantages of Probiotic Vida?
Probiotic Vida contains 13 different bacterial strains.
Contains partially hydrolysed Guar meal, Inulin derived from Chicory and psyllium husk powder. These are prebiotic additives, that act as nutrients for the probiotic bacteria.
Contains 10 billion bacteria ** for daily dosage
In addition to a balanced and varied diet, Probiotic Vida adds lactic acid bacteria to your gut, which is deemed to be physiologically advantageous.
Product information for Probiotic Vida Powder
Probiotic Vida contains partially hydrolysed guar gum, chicory inulin, maltodextrin, flea seed husk powder and 300 billion bacteria** of the strains Bacillus coagulans, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis, Bifidobacterium infantis, Bifidobacterium longum, Bacillus subtilis, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium breve, Lactobacillus casei, Lactococcus lactis, Lactobacillus plantarum and Streptococcus thermophilus. Net content 90 g. Probiotic Vida is available from stock.
Probiotic Vida is also available at your pharmacy or drugstore (Pharmacode 7181507).
Take 3 g daily (= 1 measuring spoon) on an empty stomach and at least 30 minutes before meals. Mix powder with 200 ml lukewarm water and allow to swell for 10 minutes. (The powder dissolves best when lukewarm water is used and this is poured into the glass with the powder.)
Nutritional values of Probiotic Vida for 3 g
Bacterial cultures 10 billion bacteria (** at the time of production)
Inulin 800 mg
Partially hydrolysed guar gum 1500 mg
Allergy Information for Probiotic Vida Powder
Nutritional supplements are no substitute for a varied, balanced diet, fresh fruit and vegetables and a healthy lifestyle. Store in a cool, dry place and out of reach of children. Do not exceed the recommended intake.
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