When should I take it?
In the morning on an empty stomach or two hours after dinner.
How do I take it?
Most often we recommend it in water, tea, fruit juice, yogurt and milk. Sparkling soft drinks and acidic fruit juices (eg. grapefruit juice) should be avoided, because they are not suitable for bacteria.
How are bacteria in the powder form?
The bacteria are stored in a dried, inactive form. Activation is triggered by the liquid, so it is already in the glass for ProGastro products.
Why is powder format better?
The bacteria in the powder-dried form are activated by the action of the liquid, which is already in the glass in ProGastro. Proteins are needed besides the bacteria to survive the pathogens of the gastrointestinal tract (acids, enzymes). In the powder formulation, an adequate amount of protective agent and prebiotic (the bacterium’s own nutrition) can enter the intestinal cavity.
The capsule size of a capsule limits the amount of powder that can be taken. Additionally, the capsules are disintegrated by digestive enzymes, meaning bacteria are also damaged by the effects of enzymes. There are also so-called enteric capsules, that dissolve in the colon, so only bacteria are released. By contrast, the powders can stick to the stomach and the small intestine.
The nutrients of the bacteria are prebiotics, which are liquid insoluble fibers. This is not found in liquid-type formulations.
What should I pay attention to?
It is important that the teaspoon of the dispenser should not be tapered. The teaspoonful teaspoon / weighing bowl can measure the amount of powder, that is adequate for the daily dose.
Can I overdose?
There is no risk of overdosing. Whatever the body considers excessive, is not built up, but emptied through faeces
Can I take probiotics while on antibiotics?
Of course, you can take it. However, what is key, in preventing antibiotic resistance and getting beneficial bacteria, is to allow a minimum 3 hours gap between the two.