Symprove: All you need to know

Symprove is a food supplement that I recommend on a daily basis in the pharmacy and is something that I incorporate into my routine every day. It really helps to support the gut which is responsible for so many functions in our body. We know that having a healthy gut can help contribute to a strong immune system and reduced inflammation in our bodies. The key to a healthy gut is having a healthy microbiome.

Your microbiome is a massive ecosystem made of up trillions of organisms such as bacteria, yeasts, fungi and viruses. All these organisms mean your gut is almost as diverse and dense as the Amazon rainforest! Scientists are increasingly treating the gut as its own organ, recognising how vital these trillions of bacteria are as they break down food and toxins, make vitamins and interact with our immune system and how it plays an important role in communicating with the brain.

Modern day living has caused us to have an imbalance of bacteria in our gut microbiome. There are many factors such as stress, processed foods, antibiotic use and more that all have a detrimental impact on the quality of our microbiome. There is a proven link between having an imbalance of bacteria in our gut microbiome and conditions that are not limited to the following:

● Crohns
● Colitis
● Coeliac disease
● Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
● Parkinsons
● Low mood
● Low immune system
● Stress

Symprove can be taken on a daily basis to improve the symptoms associated with the above issues and also to ensure optimal gut health which in turn will keep you healthy and well.What is Symprove?

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

Why choose Symprove?
Studies carried out by the University College London have shown 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 when it 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 it needs to be.

Other products on the market such as probiotic supplements in capsule, tablet or powder form 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 health 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 bacteria is getting straight to the place it needs to be, doing the job it needs to do.

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 also why I take it myself.

Who should take it?
Symprove is known to benefit everyone in some way but it can be particularly useful for some people who need to boost their gut microbiome. We constantly receive incredible feedback from people who have done the 12 week course or take it on a daily basis and say that it has significantly improved their quality of life. It is a known fact that having a healthy gut is imperative to having a strong immune system and thus, it is a fantastic product for everyone to incorporate into their daily routine. The product is gluten free, dairy free and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

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. For example, a child of 25kg can be given 25mls of Symprove per day.

Who should not take it?
I would recommend discussing it with your pharmacist or doctor if you take other medications or are undergoing any medical treatments before starting a new health 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. Unopened bottles can be stored at room temperature. 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 the gut where it will grow and multiply and to prevent it from being killed by our 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 gut microbiome. People will see many benefits before the 12 weeks. However, Symprove are so passionate about each person 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 ensure to take it every single morning as part of my daily routine.

How much does it cost?
The cost for the 12-week programme is €199.98 including the free month or €99.99 per month. To find out more or to purchase your Symprove you can do so here

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 help@meagherspharmacy.ie. We are ready and happy to help or answer any questions that you may have on this product or on your health and wellbeing in general.

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