Frequently Asked Questions. Vivomixx® is different!
- Why should I take Vivomixx®?
Vivomixx® is a special blend of good bacteria that helps maintain the balance of your gut flora.
- Why 8 strains?
The strains contained in Vivomixx® have been selected not only for their specific individual characteristics but also for their synergistic activities. They work as a close team to perform what single strains or other combinations of strains cannot do.
- Why so many bacteria?
Vivomixx® contains 450 billion bacteria per sachet and 112 billion bacteria per capsule. These quantities are necessary to properly colonize your gut which contains up to 10-1000 billion bacteria/ml of feces material. In the colon there can be around 1500 ml of feces material.
- Where can I get Vivomixx®?
On line at www.lifestyle-labs.co.uk
- Why should I keep it in the fridge?
The bacteria are live and lyophilized, they are best kept refrigerated.
- Can I keep them out of the fridge?
Yes, you can keep them out of the fridge for up to one week without affecting the quality of the product. Do avoid high temperatures (>25°C).
- What quantity should I take?
This depends on the nature of your condition.
With IBS we would recommend you try 1 capsule a day, for a month, if no positive results are seen then try 1 or 2 sachets a day.
For other conditions such as IBD we would suggest 2 sachets a day as a complement to other treatments
- How long do I have to take Vivomixx® to feel better?
You will feel better already after 3-4 days but the optimal colonization is achieved in 2-3 weeks.
- How long can I take Vivomixx®?
You can take it for as long as necessary as it has no contraindications.
- When is it best to take it?
There is no recommended time of the day to take Vivomixx®. You may wish to follow your personal preferences.
- How do I take Vivomixx®?
Vivomixx® is easy to take. Open the sachet and mix it into any cold, non-carbonated drink. Or mix it with food, like yogurt or apple sauce and take immediately.
- Are there any side effects?
Bloating has been reported but this is a transient phenomenon due to the adaptation of your flora to the new bacteria.
- Does it contain any allergens?
No, it does not contain gluten, lactose, soy or corn starch
- What if I take antibiotics?
Vivomixx® can be taken even if you have other concurrent treatments but it is best to take it far apart from antibiotics.
- Can I take it during pregnancy?
There are no contraindications but please do consult your physician when taking this or any other food supplement during pregnancy.