Lifestream Bowel Biotics is 100% natural, containing only fibre, prebiotics and probiotics. As part of a healthy balanced diet, Lifestream Bowel Biotics helps to ensure regular bowel movements and maintains bowel health – essential for overall health and well-being. Lifestream Bowel Biotics not only provides a good source of fibre, but also contains prebiotics and probiotics for maintaining healthy intestinal bacteria. Prebiotics and probiotics are relatively new concepts in nutrition and many studies show that the combination of a prebiotic and a probiotic is more potent than their prebiotic or probiotic components alone.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why are 5 different strains of bacteria included in Lifestream Bowel Biotics?
A probiotic formula containing several species of beneficial bacteria may have an improved overall spectrum of activity within the gut. The Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria complement each other due to their different colonisation sites. Whilst both are found throughout the entire digestive tract, lactobacilli are especially abundant in the small intestine, where as bifidobacteria are more abundant in the large intestine (colon). Lifestream Bowel Biotics contains probiotic cultures Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum.
Can I take Lifestream Bowel Biotics alongside antibiotics and medications?
Due to its absorbent nature, it is recommended that Lifestream Bowel Biotics be taken at least 1 hour apart from medications. If you are on medication, it is still important to seek advice from your doctor before taking Lifestream Bowel Biotics . The probiotic content in Lifestream Bowel Biotics makes it suitable for use during and following a course of antibiotics, however you should allow at least one hour to lapse between taking antibiotics and Bowel Biotics .
Can I use Lifestream Bowel Biotics as part of a detox program?
Yes. Because of its cleansing properties Bowel Biotics is ideal for inclusion as part of the diet in a detox program.
Is Bowel Biotics suitable during pregnancy?
Lifestream Bowel Biotics can be taken by pregnant and breastfeeding women. However, as a responsible nutritional company we believe you should seek advice from your doctor on all aspects of nutrition whilst pregnant.
Is Lifestream Bowel Biotics suitable for diabetics?
Generally, yes. None of the ingredients in Lifestream Bowel Biotics are absorbed by the body (they stay in the digestive system). The soluble fibre component may be of benefit to diabetics for several reasons, one of which is that the sugars in the fibre are not digested. Diabetics taking Lifestream Bowel Biotics should discuss this with their diabetic health practitioner as it may play a role in helping to maintain sugar levels when taken as part of a healthy diet.
Why does it not need to be refrigerated?
A combination of the freeze drying process and cryoprotectant micro-encapsulation of the microbial cells keeps Lifestream Bowel Biotics stable at room temperature.