The Finchley Clinic is Symbion Probiotics UK, Ireland and EU Distributor.
We decided to stock Symbion Probiotics in order to enable continuity for UK and Republic of Ireland customers, as the previous distributor www.candidafree.co.uk has decided to close their business.
Symbion Probiotics Candida Treatment
Symbion has a loyal following of customers who report that it has helped them with candida yeast overgrowth and other similar problems, and is gaining a good reputation generally. But in case you're not satisfied, Symbion is subject to a 60 day money back gurarantee so that your purchase is virtually risk free. Full terms and conditions at the bottom of the page.
Symbion Probiotics vs Threelac
Symbion is similar to Threelac in that it contains two of the three bacterial strains that are in ThreeLac, namely Bacillus coagulans, and Bacillus subtilis, and a third strain, Enterococcus faecium, as opposed to the Enterococcus faecalis that is in Threelac . These names are very similar, but the suppliers tell us they are completely different strains.
It doesn't contain the yeast or lemon juice powder that is in Threelac, nor any other ingredients except for the FOS that feeds the bacteria while in storage. Not surprisingly Symbion Probiotics are often used as an alternative to Threelac by those wanting to avoid yeast or lemon juice, although because the faecium and feacalis are very different, it would be over simplistic to say that Symbion is a straightforward alternative to Threelac. Symbion Probiotic was originally developed for children with autism, and others who are allergic, or highly sensitive to yeast and many other added ingredients and flavorings. However these days more adults than children use it, and it can be used by anyone looking for a good live bacteria product.
Is Symbion better than Threelac?
Yes, we know that's what you want to know. And we know you want to be given a clear statement as to which one is superior - which is the one that will defintely work etc. It's a perfectly reasonable question. Unfortunately we are going to tell you the truth, which is rather inconvenient, because its not as simple as just saying that Symbion is better than Threelac or that Threelac is better than Symbion.
The truth is that individual results vary with all products. Claiming that Symbion is better or worse than Threelac is rather similar to saying that an orange is "better" or "worse" than a tangerine. Unfortunately the best advice we can give you is to try one or the other. If it works, thats great. Stick to the one that's working, as we don't especially recommend changing something if you are getting results. If ThreeLac or Symbion are not working, try the other one. If neither work, we recommend considering Fivelac, Bio-Kult or Biokult Candea.
Either way, we ALWAYS reccomend combining Symbion and any other probiotics with a liquid oxygen product if you are dealing with candida overgrowth. Where necessary, also consider digestive enzymes, colon cleansers, and botanical products.
Manufacturer Information on Symbion Probiotics
Symbion™ helps to re-balance intestinal microflora, and normalize and maintain the digestive system.
Symbion™ is manufactured in the U.S.A. in an FDA certified cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) pharmaceutical facility, using only the purist, pharmaceutical grade ingredients. Each batch is DNA tested for ingredient purity, quality, and CFU concentration to ensure uniformity.
Symbion™ can be safely stored in clean, dry conditions and should not be refrigerated. This Probiotic has a shelf life of 18 months. The container should be kept sealed until used and be stored out of sunlight and away from heat sources.
Suggested Usage for Symbion
The suggested beginning dose is one capsule taken after a meal. After one week, increase to one capsule twice daily. At four weeks, increase to two capsules, twice daily. Up to six capsules a day may be taken, but the recommended long term dose is four per day. Each bottle contains 120 capsules.
Symbion™ should be taken every day to help maintain good bowel function and a healthy balance of beneficial microflora in the intestines.
What are the Ingredients of Symbion™?
Bacillus coagulans (200 million CFU*)
Bacillus subtilis (100 million CFU
Enterococcus faecium (100 million CFU).
Other ingredients: None.
CFU = Colony Forming Units
Contains no yeast, corn, gluten, soy, egg, dairy, sugar, salt, or starch.
Why is the number of live bacteria in SymbionTM so much lower than most probiotic products?
Although we are getting good results with it, we are also well aware of the concerns around the fact that Symbion seems to be very expensive for a product which has so much less live bacteria than other products around the same price point. So we posed the question above to the product developer, Dr.John P. Bennett, CEO Pharmabiotix Inc and this was the reply we received:
Symbion™ is a very effective formulation of proven biologically active, safe, probiotic bacterial strains. This unique combination probiotic formula permits lower numbers of the “good bacteria” to be used to effectively re- seed and to rebalance the gut bacteria milieu. The lower, but very effective dosing formula results in less discomfort than is sometimes observed in using large numbers of probiotic bacteria to re-balance intestinal dysfunction.
In a subsequent message, they stated "Please remember that the Symbion formula contains fructo-oligosaccharide,which is a nutrient for the probiotics and a pre-biotic.This helps generate the long life of the finished product and helps boost the normalization of the gut bacteria and return the immune system to good health. I repeat what I told you before that one does not need very large doses of probiotics to normalize the gut microbiota.The reseeding of the gut is the goal so that the gut changes return to normalcy can be accommodated safely and quickly. This has been our experience."
Comment from Mark Lester, Director of The Finchley Clinic
To be honest, we don't really care about many million or billions of live bacteria is contained per capsule. All we really care about it whether it helps people maintain good digestive health and deter candida overgrowth. Based on what we have been learning about Symbion, the results in many cases are as good or better than many higher strain probiotic products.
Click here to read testimonials on Symbion from the suppliers web site. They don't ship to Europe (except to us as their distributor), so you'll need to come back to this web site to buy it. If you decide to try it, and you benefit from it, we would love you to click "Write Review" at the top of this page and share your experience, or give us your review via the Facebook plugin below (or both).
We want you to be fully satisfied with your purchase. If you decide to return Symbion™, you may return it within 60 days from the first order date for a full refund of the purchase price, minus our shipping and processing costs. Limit 2 bottles per household, please. Simply describe the reason for your return on the back of the invoice and send it back to us with the bottle (an empty bottle is acceptable). It is recommended that you send all returns back via a signed for service, as we we will not refund goods that we have not received. Please note, we do not refund return shipping cost for returned items.