Gut Love - Prebiotic and probiotic supplement for gut health

$46.00

Description

21 Probiotics and Organic Prebiotics

19 Billion friendly bacteria

  • Support your digestive health
  • Relieve bloating and excess acid/heartburn
  • Support your immune system
  • Alleviate gut disturbances like IBS and infrequent/loose stools
  • Relieve allergies and skin conditions
Delivery Details

• Free UK delivery on orders over £25

• We aim to ship orders received before 11:30 am the same day, orders received after 11.30 am will be shipped the next day (excluding weekends and public holidays).

No returns or refunds on this item


Learn more about Probiotics and Prebiotics

What are probiotics?

Probiotics are foods or supplements that contain live microorganisms intended to maintain or improve the "good" bacteria (normal microflora) in the body.

What are the best probiotics?

Different strains of probiotics are useful for different reasons. Below are the strains that we should look out for in our probiotic and why. All these strains are found in our Gut Love alongside some additional strains for further gut support.

Lactobacillus acidophilus: Balances potentially harmful bacteria that can otherwise grow in your gut due to illness or antibiotics.

Lactobacillus fermentum: Strengthens your immune system and prevents gastrointestinal and upper respiratory infections.

Lactobacillus casei: Can ease inflammatory bowel disease – a common disorder that causes cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhoea or constipation.

Lactobacillus plantarum: Stimulates your digestive system, fights off disease-causing bacteria.

Lactobacillus reuteri: Supports your heart health by balancing cholesterol levels. It also reduces ulcer-causing bacteria and supports female urinary tract and vaginal health.

Lactobacillus Bulgaricus: This is a common bacteria used in the production of yogurt. It supports good digestion, prevents diarrhoea and helps relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Lactobacillus rhamnosus: It can help relieve IBS symptoms and diarrhoea, enhance your gut health, and defend your teeth against decay.

Bifidobacterium Longum: This strain of bacteria can help prevent inflammation and provide some protection from colon cancer, intestinal infections, inflammatory bowel diseases and even depression.

Bifidobacterium Infantis: To treat bowel problems, eczema, vaginal yeast infections, lactose intolerance and urinary tract infections.

Bifidobacterium bifidum: Helps manage your digestive system, improve IBS, and boost your immune system.

Bifidobacterium Lactis: Helps break down food, absorb nutrients, and fight off "bad" organisms that might cause diseases.

How long does it take for probiotics to work?

Everyone is an individual, depending on how depleted your microbiome is when you start taking your probiotic. It can take a few weeks to a few months to see improvement in your symptoms. We recommend consistency for around 6-9 months to see results. Maintenance is required to sustain results, continuing a probiotic is recommended.

Can you take probiotics with antibiotics?

Probiotics are essential when taking an antibiotic to help restore the microbiome. Antibiotics can kill good bacteria in our guts and create an imbalance, to repair that balance we need to reintroduce good bacteria. To ensure that your antibiotic doesn’t kill all the good bacteria in your probiotic, it is recommended to take it at a different time of the day. At least 2 hours apart to avoid interaction. Continuing to take a probiotic after antibiotic usage for around 6 months is recommended.

What foods contain probiotics?

Foods with high quantities of probiotics have undergone a fermentation process which helps bacteria multiply. Examples: Yoghurt, kefir, Sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, miso soup and cottage cheese. 

Are probiotics good for IBS?

Probiotics are good for IBS, they can improve gut motility, stool consistency, frequency and transit time. They can also alleviate bloating, abdominal cramping, nausea, constipation and diarrhoea which are all common symptoms of IBS. Strains to look out for to help IBS – Bifidobacterium Bifidum, Lactobacillus Rhamnosus, Lactobacillus Bulgaricus, Lactobacillus Casei. These can all be found in our Gut Love

When is the best time to take probiotics?

The best time to take your probiotic is in the morning with food as the food helps to buffer the effects of stomach acid; it may also help to facilitate the passage of the probiotics through the stomach and ensures that they are well mixed with the stomach contents as they pass into the small intestines. Probiotics shouldn’t be taken on an empty stomach; the concern here is that bacteria are delicate by nature and that they may not survive stomach acid.

What are the benefits of probiotics?

The gut is our second brain, a healthy diverse microbiome will improve our emotional wellbeing and mental health. Our body’s overall health by reducing oxidative stress and inflammation, balancing our hormones and aiding vitamin absorption these benefits result in improved digestion, bloating, immunity and relieve skin conditions and allergies.

What is the difference between prebiotics and probiotics?

Probiotics - These are live bacteria found in certain foods or supplements. 

Prebiotics - These substances come from types of carbs (mostly fibre). Gut Love contains two prebiotics, Slippery Elm and organic Baobab fruit.

How they work together  – Probiotics are the good bacteria and prebiotics are the good bacteria’s food source to help them multiple.

How it works

Gut Love contains 19 billion CFU per two capsules, including 19 strains of live bacteria. Our unique formula provides a diverse mix of live bacteria, which will help replenish your gut flora with a variety of strains. Most supplements contain only a few species of bacteria which can potentially create imbalances in the gut microbiome.

We add organic baobab to our supplements to provide a naturally sourced prebiotic to support optimum gut health. Baobab seed powder is a rich source of vitamin C, potassium, carbohydrates, and phosphorus.

Slippery elm (Ulmus rubra) is a tree that is native to North America. Our Organic Slippery Elm forms a gentle emulsion around the bacteria that helps protecting them from the stomach acid so they can reach the gut at optimum level. It also supports gastrointestinal health by soothing heartburn and stomach discomfort.

How to use

Adults and Children (14+yrs): take one to two capsules daily with food. We recommend starting with one capsule daily for a week and then increasing to two daily.

Capsule can be twisted open and contents mixed with food or cold drinks (not to be taken with hot drinks) - this is possible because we don't use a chemically made enteric coated (acid resistant) capsule.

We advise to take a 6–9 month course from the start as most of us have depleted microbiomes.

Take during and after antibiotics for at least 6 months, ideally at a different time of day from the antibiotics - biomes recover slowly after antibiotic use.

This product is safe to take alongside all other products including prescription drugs.

Caution:
As a precaution, do not take during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Do not take with hot drinks.
If you experience any side-effects or have any questions regarding this product, please contact our pharmacy team at pharmacist@thenakedpharmacy.com

Product ingredients

2 capsules contain:

Organic Baobab Fruit (prebiotic) 350 mg
Organic Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra) 200 mg
Bacillus subtilis (15 billion cfu/g) 66.66 mg
Saccharomyces Boulardii (20 billion cfu/g) 50mg
Lactobacillus bulgaricus (50 billion cfu/g) 20mg
Lactobacillus salivarius (100 billion cfu/g) 10mg
Bifidobacterium infantis (100 billion cfu/g) 10mg
Lactobacillus helveticus (100 billion cfu/g) 10mg
Bifidobacterium Longum (100 billion cfu/g) 10mg
Lactobacillus fermentum (200 billion cfu/g) 5mg
Lactobacillus gasseri (200 billion cfu/g) 5mg
Lactobacillus Reuteri (200 billion cfu/g) 5mg
Streptococcus salivarius (200 billion cfu/g) 5mg
Lactobacillus acidophilus (250 billion cfu/g) 4mg
Bifidobacterium bifidum (250 billion cfu/g) 4mg
Bifidobacterium lactis (300 billion cfu/g) 3.32mg
Lactobacillus rhamnosus (300 billion cfu/g) 3.32mg
Bifidobacterium breve (300 billion cfu/g) 3.32mg
Lactobacillus casei (300 billion cfu/g) 3.32mg
Lactobacillus paracasei (300 billion cfu/g) 3.32mg
Lactobacillus plantarum (500 billion cfu/g) 2.00mg

Total probiotic cultures 19 million CFU°

Other ingredients: Tapioca capsule shell

° At expiration date under recommended storage conditions. Store in a cool, dry place.