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What is Bio-Kult?
Bio-Kult was formulated by a team of doctors, nutritionists and scientists dedicated to advancing the research and use of probiotic health supplements.
The healthy body naturally hosts trillions of beneficial bacteria. Amongst other things, they help to support and maintain a strong immune system and a healthy digestive system. Today’s lifestyle of stress and poor nutrition can compromise these essential functions. The complete formula in Bio-Kult helps balance and maintain these natural systems against pathogenic and opportunistic organisms. It is of fundamental importance that we have an adequate level of these probiotic bacteria in our bodies at all times. With fourteen strains of beneficial bacteria at a concentration of 10 billion per gram, Bio-Kult is one of the most powerful probiotic supplements available.
Bio-Kult may be helpful for individuals with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Gut Dysbiosis, Candida, Autism & Autistic Disorders, Travellers Tummy and Post Antibiotic Diarrhoea. Bio-Kult is an excellent all round probiotic for intestinal balance and integrity. It can also be very useful for those severe candida sufferers for whom Threelac is too strong initially. It may also be beneficial for those seeking a good gut maintenance product once candida has been brought under control.
The power of 14 strains
There are 14 strains of beneficial microorganisms within Bio-Kult:
Other ingredients: Cellulose (bulking agent), Vegetable Capsule (Hydroxypropylmethyl Cellulose).
Each bottle contains 120 x 200 mg vegetable based capsules, equivalent to a 2 month maintenance usage of 2 capsules twice a day. For therapeutic use, we recommend 4 capsules twice a day.
1. Is Bio-Kult suitable for vegetarians?
Bio-Kult does not contain any meat-based materials and is enclosed in a vegetable capsule.
2. What is the concentration of Bio-Kult?
10 billion CFU/gram, which equates to 2 billion per capsule.
3. Can Bio-Kult be taken during pregnancy?
Bio-Kult contains naturally occurring beneficial microorganisms which have been previously shown to be safe to take during pregnancy. However, we would always recommend that advice should be sought from your GP/Health Care Practitioner whenever taking supplements.
4. Is there any situation when Bio-Kult should not be taken?
Bio-Kult should be prescribed at the discretion of the Health Care Practitioner for pregnant women, milk allergies, and in cases of immunosuppression.
5. I’m lactose intolerant. Can I take Bio-Kult?
Bio-Kult contains probiotic strains that have been shown to produce lactase, the enzyme needed to break down lactose, which is usually lacking in people intolerant to lactose. Bio-Kult contains traces of milk products at a level which would not affect lactose intolerance sufferers.
6. I have an allergy to milk. Can I take Bio-Kult?
Bio-Kult contains traces of milk that would not affect lactose intolerant sufferers, but if you have an allergy to milk, we would suggest you talk to your practitioner before taking Bio-Kult.
7. Are there any side effects from taking Bio-Kult?
Bio-Kult contains a high concentration of beneficial microorganisms. If there is a pathogenic overload in your gut, and you start off with a high dose of Bio-Kult, in a small number of people a ‘die-off’ side effect, such as bloating, may be experienced for a few days.
8. I suffer from IBD. Will probiotics help?
Evidence suggests that increasing the number of beneficial bacteria in the small intestine and colon may improve the health of patients suffering from IBD. Probiotics will not cure IBD, but have been shown to reduce the symptoms of IBD.
9. I suffer from IBS. Will Bio-Kult help?
Evidence has shown that probiotics (such as some of the strains contained within Bio-Kult) can reduce the symptoms of IBS, like bloating and gas.
10. Can I take Bio-Kult at the same time as antibiotics?
Yes, evidence shows that taking a probiotic at the same time as an antibiotic can reduce the incidence of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea (see ‘Gut conditions’). For the best results, take the probiotic at the opposite end of the day to the antibiotic. Where this is not possible, take the probiotic at least three hours after the antibiotic course.
11. I’m going on holiday, but regularly suffer from Traveller’s Stomach. Will Bio-Kult help?
Studies have shown that giving probiotics to travellers reduces the incidence of Traveller’s Stomach.
12. I regularly suffer from yeast infections, such as Candida. Will Bio-Kult help?
Evidence has shown that taking a probiotic supplement can help prevent recurrent yeast infections.
13. I suffer from eczema. Can I take Bio-Kult?
Yes. Some studies have shown that taking a daily probiotic can reduce eczema symptoms.
14. I have a leaky gut. Can I take Bio-Kult?
Yes. Probiotics have been shown to improve intestinal permeability and reduce inflammation in leaky gut patients.
This is what the manufacturers say about this: "Each of our specific live bacteria strains need various nutrition sources to aid in their growth in culture. Cow's milk and soya are used in the fermentation (manufacturing) process, (although it goes through a filtration process a number of times) and in our cryoprotectants (protective coating used on our strains before freeze drying to enhance stability). On testing the final Bio-Kult products, trace quantities of milk proteins; casein and beta lacto globulin have been detected so would not be suitable for those with a severe milk allergy (to milk proteins) or strict vegan diets. We have found that the amount of lactose and soya are at the lower limit of detection. Tests have also shown that many of our strains produce lactase, the enzyme deficient in lactose intolerant sufferers necessary to breakdown lactose (the milk sugar). Our products are, therefore, suitable for those with a lactose intolerance. I can confirm that only non-GM ingredients are used."
Guidelines for general use
1 - 2 capsules twice daily with food.
If taking 2 or more capsules daily, divide daily dose in 2.
If you are taking antibiotics
Take four capsules daily, ideally at a different time of day from the antibiotics.
If possible begin no later than taking the first antibiotic.
Continue taking for at least 2 weeks after completion of the antibiotic course.
For under 12s take half the adult dose.
Take two capsules daily for one week before travel.
Increase to four capsules daily during travel.
Continue to take for at least 2 weeks following end of travel.
If taking anti-malarials continue for at least 2 weeks after completion of the course.
Bio-Kult is completely safe
Bio-Kult is completely safe, has no contraindications and carries no risk of overdose.
Relieving vaginal thrush
We have also had a number of women report that they successfully used this product to relieve thrush by inserting 1 or 2 capsules into the vagina and leaving it there (the acid environment of the vagina will naturally split open the capsules).
Relieving oral thrush
Sprinkle 1 or 2 capsules in a very small amount of water just before bed. Rinse in the mouth for a few minutes. Then go to bed. Do NOT clean you teeth afterwards. This may give relief within a week or two. But please remember that you may need to treat any systemic candida overgrowth as well in order to prevent re-occurrence.