What is probiotic?
Probiotic means health-promoting good bacteria and also called ‘flora’. Probiotic microorganisms may help to prevent overgrowth of potentially harmful bacteria and stimulate the intestinal immune defense system. Lactobacillus are normal inhabitants of the human intestine and vagina. Bifidobacterium are inhabitants of the colon.
♦ Regular consumption of probiotics improves the gut microflora and reduces the number of unwanted bacteria.
♦ It improves recovery after antibiotic treatment, repopulation with good bacteria helps to reestablish a healthy balance of bacteria.
♦ Probiotics improve digestibility of food and reduce flactulence; foods exposed to these bacteria are broken down and improve the biological value of foods. And also improve lactose intolerance and absorption of calcium containing foods.
♦ It directly acts with the immune system by activation of white blood cells and stimulates powerful defense cells like the natural killer cells and increases the anti-viral chemicals like interferon.
Each capsule contains
Functional yogurt ………. 300 mg
containing live Lactobacillus acidophilus 875 million and Bifidobacterium lactis 875 million
♦ Prevention and treatment of diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
♦ To restore normal flora after diarrhoea or antibiotic therapy
In child, one capsule daily for prevention and one capsule two times daily for treatment.
In adult, two capsules daily for prevention and two capsules two times daily for treatment.
Contraindications: Intestinal damage, recent bowel surgery, organ transplant, immunosuppressive therapy and children under 1 year.
Caution: Mixing with hot food and drink should be avoided.
Drug and food interactions:
(1) It should be used 3 days after antibiotic therapy as it can reduce the effects of antibiotics.
(2) Antacids should be taken 30 minutes before taking to prevent damage by gastric acid.
(3) Probiotics may prolong the effect of diazepam and oral contraceptive pills.
(4) Probiotics help Lactobacillus growth.
(5) Alcohol can destroy probiotics.
Quantity supplied: 60 capsules per bottle, Also avilable in 10 capsules in one blister