The importance of digestive health
Our digestive system (gut) is central to supporting our health – it contains more than 70% of the body’s immune system and 10 times more bacteria than we have cells in our whole body (the gut microbiome).
The microbiome is made up of many different species of bacteria, some of which are considered friendly and others termed pathogenic. The bacteria line the gut wall and help to stop toxins and harmful substances passing through the gut into the body – so ideally, we need a lot more good than bad. The ideal ratio has been estimated at 85% good to 15% bad bacteria and if this balance is affected it may lead to digestive symptoms such as bloating or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
The stresses of our modern lifestyles have been shown to have an impact on reducing the levels of friendly bacteria and potentially give the unfriendly bacteria species a chance to become dominant. Our modern diets can also impact upon the microbiome and our digestive health in general.
Multi-strain high-strength live bacteria with fibre and additional nutrients
ProVen Probiotics Acidophilus & Bifidus Plus Total Intestinal & Digestive Support combines all of the benefits of the extensively studied Lab4 friendly bacteria (all of which are naturally present in our intestines) with other key nutrients to support the digestive system. The product is a powder provided in individual sachets, which can be mixed with water to make up a delicious tropical flavour drink containing real fruit powder.
Each sachet provides 12.5 billion of the Lab4 consortium of friendly bacteria, combined with fructooligosaccharides (FOS) which act as a prebiotic to feed the friendly bacteria and help them colonise the intestine. Glutamine and 3g of soluble fibre are also included in each sachet, as these are major sources of cellular energy for the intestinal lining.
High in fibre, including prebiotic fibre (FOS), inulin and SunfiberTM
With L-glutamine and aloe vera
Also contains vitamins A, C & D and calcium
1-2 sachets per day – 14 sachets per pack