Ultra Probioplex™ Duo Probiotic - 30 Capsules
4 strains of live bacteria plus Saccharomyces boulardii, blackberry fruit extract and vitamin D - ideal for use during or post-antibiotic use to support normal bowel movements
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- 8.5 billion live bacteria blend and 6 billion Saccharomyces boulardii (a non-pathogenic yeast).
- Live bacteria strains include L. acidophilus, L. paracasei, B. lactis Bi-04 and B. lactis Bi-07.
- Blackberry fruit and leaf extract to support digestive comfort.
- Ideal for use during or post-antibiotics to support balanced gut microbiome.
- Travel friendly, no refrigeration needed.
- Guaranteed number of live bacteria until expiry date.
- Vitamin D3 to support a healthy immune system, teeth, bones and muscle function.
- Preferred D3 form of vitamin D - the same form as the body naturally produces in response to sunlight.
|Each capsule typically contains:||% NRV*|
|Blend of live bacteria:||8.5 billion live organisms**||✝|
|Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM®||✝|
|Lactobacillus paracasei Lpc-37||✝|
|Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-04||✝|
|Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07®||✝|
|Saccharomyces boulardii||6 billion live organisms||✝|
|Blackberry fruit and leaf extract
(Rubus fructicosus L.)
|Vitamin D (cholecalciferol) (50iu)||1.25 μg||25|
**The exclusive ProtectAir™ production technology was specially developed by Metagenics. It guarantees the number of live bacteria and their quality until the end of the best-before date when stored at room temperature.
* NRV is the Nutrient Reference Value
✝ NRV not yet established
Capsule: Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose
Why Choose Ultra Probioplex™ Duo?
Ultra Probioplex™ Duo is a unique duo combination of Saccharomyces boulardii and live bacteria that has superior stability. This formula contains 8.5 billion extensively researched live bacteria strains and 6 billion Saccharomyces boulardii. It is ideal for those taking antibiotics, because Saccharomyces boulardii, as a yeast, is not inhibited or killed off by antibiotics; and it helps to support a healthy balance of microflora following antibiotic use with a combination of 4 different live bacteria strains. The bacterial strains are L. acidophilus NCFM®, L. paracasei Lpc-37, B. lactis Bi-07® and Bi-04. Ultra Probioplex™ Duo also contains vitamin D which contributes to the normal function of the immune system. This formula features ProtectAir™ technology which guarantees the number of live bacteria and their quality without refrigeration until the expiry date, making it ideal for travelling.
What is ProtectAir™ Technology?
ProtectAir™ is a triple action moisture defence system that protects the live probiotic bacteria so they can stay alive and at full strength at room temperature (30°C).
- 75% less moisture from the capsule itself.
- 50% less moisture from the air inside the bottle.
- 75% less moisture activity in the probiotic.
How Are Bacteria Classified?
Bacteria names include their genus, species and strains. Using the example of Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM® the bacteria genus is Lactobacillus, the species is acidophilus and the strain is NCFM®. It is important to understand this as not all probiotics are created equal, and some strains may have little research compared to others. Therefore when choosing a live bacteria supplement you should choose one that includes strains that have been studied and can be guaranteed to survive the acidic conditions of the stomach.
What is Saccharomyces boulardii?
Saccharomyces boulardii is a non-pathogenic yeast strain isolated from the skins of tropical fruits. Each capsule of Ultra Probioplex™ Duo contains 6 billion Saccharomyces boulardii live organisms. It is resistant to antibiotics, meaning it can support gut function during antibiotic use. It also supports healthy bowel movements and is suitable for use by those who are travelling.
Why are blackberry fruit and leaf included?
Blackberries (Rubus fructicosus L.) have a long history of traditional use, where they are known to support normal bowel movements. Dark-coloured berries, such as blackberries are rich in phenolic compounds including anthocyanins and ellagitannins, which may have positive health benefits.
What's The Difference Between Time Of Expiry Vs Time Of Manufacture Guarantees?
As bacteria are living organisms it is the nature of every live bacteria supplement that as the product ages, some of the bacteria will die. Some live bacteria supplements advertise the number of bacteria present at the date of manufacture which does not guarantee that as time passes, the same amount will be present when the product is actually taken. UltraProbioplex™ Duo offers a guarantee that at least 8.5 billion live bacteria and 6 billion Saccharomyces boulardii will be contained in each capsule up until the date of expiry as given on the label of the product.
Has Ultra Probioplex™ Duo been used in any clinical trials?
The combination of the 4 strains of live bacteria used in Ultra Probioplex™ Duo have previously been demonstrated in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study to help restore the levels of good bacteria in the gut following antibiotic use. The addition of Saccharomyces boulardii means this product is suitable for use both during and after antibiotic therapy.
Engelbrekston et al. Probiotics to minimize the disruption of faecal microbiota in healthy subjects undergoing antibiotic therapy. Journal of Medical Microbiology. May 2009, Volume 58, p 663-670
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Product Code: 44066
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Suitable for adults and children from the age of 3 years - see dosages information.
It is particularly well-suited for during and after antibiotic use, or for those who are travelling.
Suitable for vegetarians and those who are dairy-free.
The vitamin D3 in this product is from lanolin – a vegetarian source of vitamin D3.
Not suitable for patients with a central venous catheter, critically ill patients or for patients with weakened immune function (immunocompromised).
This product is hypoallergenic / does not contain any of the 14 major allergens listed in Annex II (1169/2011) of the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation.
1-2 capsules daily, or as directed.
For children 3 - 12 years 1 capsules a day is recommended.
Can capsule be opened and sprinkled onto food?
Are there any side effects from taking probiotics?
You may experience a change in bowel function/habits for a few days which may present as a gurgling/wind/change in bowel frequency. This is perfectly natural with taking any probiotic and will generally settle down after a week or so. Reducing the dosage may help alleviate this.
Nutri Advanced supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet and healthy lifestyle. Results may vary between individuals.