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All your Symprove questions answered

All your Symprove questions answered

Symprove is my top recommended supplement of all time and something that I myself, cannot do without. I make sure to incorporate it into my routine every day. It contains beneficial gut bacteria and really helps to support the gut microbiome which is responsible for so many functions in our body. Having a healthy microbiome has many health benefits and has a positive impact on your overall wellbeing. Read about how Symprove may help you below.

 What is Symprove?

Symprove is a food supplement that contains live and active bacteria. This good bacteria is responsible for keeping our gut microbiome fighting strong and supporting us every day. There are four strains of bacteria which are live and active, and are in a water-based formula. This beneficial bacteria is delivered into the gut to support the microbiome. In a recent clinical trial, Symprove was the only digestive health supplement tested which showed the bacteria survived the stomach, arrived in the gut and thrived once it got there. Symprove works to promote good gut health and a balanced microbiome.

Why choose Symprove?

Studies carried out by the University College London have showed that the bacteria in Symprove actually arrive, survive and thrive in the gut which is why it is so effective and helps so many people every day. This is down to how the product has been formulated. It has been formulated into a water-based solution in such a way that it when enters the stomach, it is not recognised as needing to be digested as our stomach thinks it is water. As a result, it goes straight into our gut where is needs to be. Other digestive health supplements on the market such as capsules, tablets or powders often are recognized in the stomach as needing to be digested and the bacteria are killed before reaching the gut where they need to be.

Similarly, the bacteria in Symprove are live and active unlike some other supplements containing bacteria that may be freeze dried. Freeze dried bacteria will need to be activated by the body but the stomach acid often kills it before this can happen. Symprove’s live and active beneficial bacteria is getting straight to the place it needs to be.

There is also many clinical trials and much evidence to support the benefits seen by the product which is why as a pharmacist, I am happy to recommend it to customers every day and why I take it myself.

Who should take it?

Symprove is known to benefit many aspects of health but it can be particularly useful for some people who need to boost their gut microbiome. We constantly receive incredible feedback from people with the following medical conditions to say that it has significantly improved their quality of life:

  • Crohns
  • Colitis
  • Coeliac disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Parkinsons
  • Low mood
  • Low immune system
  • Stress; many customers have said that since starting Symprove, their stress levels have reduced and they have seen a positive impact on their mental health.

The product is gluten free, dairy free and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Who should not take it?

I would recommend to discuss it with your pharmacist or doctor if you take other medications or are undergoing any medical treatments before starting a new supplement to ensure that it is safe for you. It would also be important to check with your doctor if you are pregnant before starting Symprove. In the majority of cases is it perfectly safe to take.

How do you take it?

The product when open should be stored in the fridge. An adult should take 70mls once per day first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. No other foods or beverages should be taken for 15 minutes in order to allow the product to enter gut where it will grow and multiply and to prevent it from being killed by stomach acid.

How long do I take it for?

We recommend that you start off by doing the 12-week programme. All of the research shows that it is not until the 12 week point that the benefits of Symprove level out and that it takes that length of time to rebalance the human gut microbiome. However people will see many benefits before the 12 week mark. Symprove are so passionate about the importance of completing the 12 week course that they offer an ongoing promotion that when you buy the first eight weeks, they give you the last four weeks for free in order for you to see the optimum results.

It is safe to continue to take Symprove long term and I myself take it every single morning as part of my daily routine.

Can children take Symprove?

Yes, it is safe for use in children and can be given to those from the age of 6 months and up. The dose that should be given to a child is 1ml per kilogram of their bodyweight.

How much does it cost?

The cost for the 12-week programme is €199.98 including the free month or €99.99 per month.How to claim your free month:

Take a photo of your in-store receipts or your invoice from Meagher’s online store and send it to to claim your free box of Symprove alongside details of where you would like your free box to be sent. 

If you would like to discuss Symprove with a member of our expert pharmacy teams please reach out to any of the stores, contact 01 4621014 or email

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