The inconvenient truth about probiotics

Posted on 22 October 2014

Ten years is a long time to wait to find out if what you believe is true.

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The Snowball effect …

Posted on 16 October 2014

For over twenty years Symprove have been testing and refining our product, which has now been available to customers for the last four years. A few years ago, and with hundreds of anecdotal positive responses from clients using our product to help resolve their digestive issues we grew a little impatient, and decided it was time to take Symprove to market...

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One Bug, One Drug 2014

Posted on 2 October 2014

One Bug, One Drug (September 24th, 2014) A blog post from our chairman, Barry The British Public recently voted that the Longitudinal Prize for 2014 should focus on the rising resistance to antibiotics. The Nesta website states that the growth of anti-microbial resistance will impact all of us, and that the overuse of antibiotics has allowed bacteria to evolve resistance, leading to the emergence of untreatable superbugs that threaten the basis of modern medicine. The Government’s Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies supports this. She has recently said that the danger of resistant antibiotics should be ranked alongside terrorism on …

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Sneak Preview of our new pack!

Posted on 11 September 2014

We are about to launch our exciting new packaging and thought you’d like a sneak-preview. Please don’t worry though – it’s only the packaging that’s changed. Symprove is still the same, effective formulation it’s always been. We are working hard to get our new website up and running and the new packaging out to you. We hope to have this all done in the next week.

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Allergy + Free From Show 2014 – Lovely to meet you all….

Posted on 24 July 2014

Team Symprove had a fantastic weekend attending the ‘Allergy & Free From Show’ 4th – 6th July at Olympia, London. The Team met lots of lovely customers and Health Care Practitioners all very keen on hearing the latest news about our beneficial bugs & taking away some product at special show prices. Thank you to all who attended and we look forward to seeing you at the next event; Camexpo 4th – 5th October 2014 at Olympia, London.

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Symprove voted BEST NEW PRODUCT by pharmacy customers in UK

Posted on 13 October 2013

​The product ‘speaks for itself’. However, we’re delighted that pharmacy customers up and down the UK have voted Symprove Best New Product beating all other ‘naturals’ categories. Sponsored by Target Publishing, the Natural Pharmacy Lifestyle magazine is packed full of interesting articles and recipes to encourage people to live a healthier life. Thanks to everyone who voted for Symprove. We’ve only been available on the high street for the last year and this is our first award.

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Armies of Symprove ‘friendly’ bacteria have arrived in Tesco Extra

Posted on 1 August 2013

Our bottles of ‘beneficial’ bacteria are now in ‘Tesco Extras’ around the country. Nutri Centre, the healthcare specialists, have joined up with Tesco to promote health and wellbeing across the nation – and as they say, every little helps! For all you Tesco shoppers with an unbalanced gut, why not consider putting Symprove on your shopping list? Our bottles of ‘friendly’ bacteria, help to restore balance in the gut. 1 in 5 Tesco shoppers experience an unbalanced gut from time to time. Check out the new healthcare aisle in your local Tesco store, talk to the in-store pharmacy team if you’d … - See more

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Please help others & take the Symprove Survey

Posted on 18 June 2013

If you’ve taken a Course of Symprove or are on a maintenance dose and you know what our unique strains of ‘beneficial’ bugs do for you, please complete the following survey. You’ll be helping to point people in the right direction. Please click here: Symprove survey.

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Symprove at CAM Digestive Conference on Saturday

Posted on 18 June 2013

Research and education are a pivotal part of Symprove’s activities and with this in mind, we’ll be taking part in the CAM Digestive Conference this Saturday 22 June. Mike Butler, CEO commented: “Education and clinical research are vital in building industry, medical, practitioner and customer/patient confidence when recommending or choosing food supplements. This vision is central to the Symprove Research & Development Programme. Practitioners carry a lot of responsibility as advisors within the healthcare sector. The CAM Digestive Conference brings practitioners right up-to-date with new knowledge and insights.”

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Putting R&D at the heart of the matter

Posted on 31 May 2013

As a bioscience company, we understand so much more about our beneficial bacteria due to Mr Petri and his life-saving invention. Thanks to Mr Petri fostering bugs in a dish, we can help to foster ‘good bacteria’ in your gut. Thousands of you already know what Symprove does for you. Happy 161st birthday Mr Julius Richard Petri!

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It’s World Digestive Health Day

Posted on 29 May 2013

What are you doing to look after your micro flora? Our extraordinary gut microbes help to support the metabolic activities which are essential to keep us alive and healthy. Look after your microbial garden and if you’re showing signs of an unbalanced gut – take action! Restore and maintain balance. To learn more about your internal ecosystem, check out the articles on our Facebook page from Scientific American. They’re a fascinating read.

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Click for FREE tickets for the Allergy Show here …

Posted on 22 May 2013

Visit us on Stand 68.

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CAM Digestive Conference – are you unable to attend?

Posted on 17 May 2013

We’re proud to be the Gold Sponsor for the CAM Digestive Conference. If you’re unable to attend, email emma@symprove.com and she’ll send you handouts from the presentation delivered by Prof. Ingvar Bjarnason after the event. For those of you who are attending, we look forward to meeting you on the 22 June.

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Visit Us at Stand 68 & Talk to a Nutritionist

Posted on 14 May 2013

Team Symprove are looking forward to meeting you all at the Allergy & Free From Show in June. Come and find out about the latest news about our bottles of beneficial bugs. Symprove are also headlining the Gastro masterclass for practitoners. Book your place here http://www.allergyshow.co.uk/london/masterclass/cpd-masterclass-registration.php and hear the latest gut health research from Prof. Ingvar Bjarnason, King’s College Hospital, London.

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Keep your gut healthy – it´s the body´s second brain!

Posted on 3 May 2013

“To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.” – William Londen And Symprove would add … and make sure you include fun too! Work from the inside out. Eat healthy food and keep a balanced diet as much as you can and it’s OK to cheat sometimes too! If it’s difficult to maintain a healthy diet every day, you can help yourself by taking supplements and a good power probiotic as part of your daily diet. So what makes your gut healthy? One way to help your gut along the way …

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European Friends. Buy Symprove via Amazon UK

Posted on 2 May 2013

Lots of you have been asking where you can buy Symprove within Europe. We’re pleased to say it’s available via Amazon UK and delivered to 26 countries. Good News! We’re currently #3 in the 100 Best Sellers digestion category. Symproving the digestive health of Europe! Europa ya podéis comprar #BuenaBacteria #Symprove a través de Amazon UK a 26 países #3 en los 100 más vendidos Europa ja podeu comprar #BonaBacteria #Symprove a través d’Amazon UK a 26 països #3 en els 100 mes venuts Europa giá puoi comprare #BatteriBuoni #Symprove attraverso Amazon UK in 26 paesi #3 tra i 100 piú venduti Européens peuvent acheter …

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CAM Lifestyle features Symprove in “Perfect Digestion” article - See more at: http://symproveblog.co

Posted on 30 April 2013

Thanks to the CAM Lifestyle team, Symprove and the story behind our bottles of beneficial bacteria are referenced in the ‘Perfect Digestion’ gut focus article on p14. If you’d like a copy of the story, please email emma@symprove.com

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Secretary of State for Health Opens New Production Plant at Symprove

Posted on 22 April 2013

Friday was a key milestone for Symprove, as Local MP and Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt opened the new Symprove production plant. This is part of the company’s expansion, following the creation of a natural supplement drink that has made a difference to thousands of peoples’ lives since its introduction in recent years. Discovered through serendipity, the founding couple Barry and Ann Smith began farming over 30 years ago and wanted a better way to provide their livestock with a natural supplement in the animal feed, rather than antibiotics which was farming practice at the time. Barley …

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#Feeltheglow ~ super strength liquid probiotics are the way to go

Posted on 10 April 2013

Check out what the A-listers are saying about Symprove this week in the latest Grazia magazine as well as The Daily Mail yesterday #feeltheglow. Our armies of beneficial bugs are doing their stuff #powerprobiotics

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What would YOU add to the ‘Wish Tree’

Posted on 2 April 2013

Let’s beat those winter blues, spring can’t be far away (can it?) and embrace that extra daylight gained. We’ve come up with a few ideas to encourage a healthier you from the INSIDE – out. It involves family and friends too Click here to see our ‘Wish Tree’ of simple things you can do to make a healthier you. Please post your suggestions too. http://www.facebook.com/Symprove

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BIG THANKS to everyone ;)

Posted on 30 March 2013

You’ve helped to support Symprove in so many ways and we couldn’t have got this far without you. Stepping out to share your Symprove story with others has helped spread the word and made a difference to many, many people. Have a great Easter. THANK YOU.

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Is Your Tongue in the Pink?

Posted on 25 March 2013

Your tongue is a great health barometer and can tell you a lot about your overall health. The Chinese have been using the tongue as a diagnostic tool for thousands of years in traditional medicine, and in the Western world, healthcare practitioners will often ask you to say ‘aaahhhh’ to try and get a bearing and some insight on your health. Check out more about our ready-made barometer here as well as tongue maps relating to different areas of the body. www.facebook.com/Symprove

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Running 1/2 marathon for Crohn’s & Colitis 17 March

Posted on 16 March 2013

Team #Symprove are running a half marathon for Charity Crohn’s & Colitis (NACC) on St. Patrick’s Day – tomorrow! It’s been a tough month for our runners, training through all weathers, not to mention freezing temperatures. However, great excitement in the office as the running shirts arrived this week …Surely, these Tees will help our team run faster… and take the edge off those pre-event nerves… Please give a little or be EXTRA generous via http://www.justgiving.com/teamsymprove for NACC. It will make those cold mornings and tomorrow’s half marathon feel so much better – and it’s a first for some of the team too! If you …

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We’re instore at Ceres, Worthing TODAY

Posted on 8 March 2013

If you live in the Worthing area, drop into Ceres Health Food Store today and meet Nutritionist Dianne Taylor. She’ll be talking to people about ways to achieve a healthy gut and keep a balance as well as sharing the benefits of Symprove and handing out samples too. Dianne will be instore until around 16.30 at the following adddress: Ceres, 29 Goring Rd, Town Centre, Worthing BN12 4AR

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We’re Running… around 100,000 STEPS.

Posted on 16 February 2013

Please support Crohn’s and Colitis (UK). Sponsor Team Symprove via JustGiving. Team Symprove are on a mission.Throughout 2013 we’re taking part in fundraising events and challenges for charities close to our hearts, kicking off with Crohns and Colitis (UK) at the Fleet Half Marathon on 17th March 2013. You can learn more about our runners, the charity and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohns & Colitis), on the JustGiving Page. It’s a condition that’s on the rise. Over the next few weeks Team Symprove will update the gallery with training pics. ‘Mud, glorious mud’ springs to mind. Our CEO, part of the running team, has worked …

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Wishing you the best of health & happiness

Posted on 2 January 2013

Set yourself up for the new year and avoid those winter blues … coming soon.

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Meet Rebecca

Posted on 17 December 2012

Rebecca has worked at Symprove for nearly 2 years. Originally she was PA to Barry, but as the company has grown, so has her role and now she deals with sales orders, overseas shipping, helping Jenny with customer testimonials and administration. Come and find out more about Rebecca and the team here.

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Meet Ann

Posted on 14 December 2012

This is Ann Smith, wife of Barry, and one of the founders of Symprove. She originally trained and worked as a school teacher, but later went into farming with Barry. Ann handles the accounts at Symprove, although is often drafted in to help out in all sorts of roles.

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Zumbaman!

Posted on 13 December 2012

This is Pete. He manages our Social Networking here at Symprove. Outside of work he’s a keen podcaster, music lover and fitness fanatic. Click here to find out why he danced all through the night in September and what he was wearing!

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Barry’s Story Time!

Posted on 11 December 2012

This is Barry, Symprove’s chairman, and along with Ann, his wife, is the reason why Symprove came to be the company it is today. It’s taken many years of hard work, and painstaking research, lots and lots of waiting and lots and lots of patience, but if you want to hear the full story, then you need to watch part one of Barry’s Story Time!

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Meet Miro!

Posted on 10 December 2012

This is Miro. He works alongside Chris in the production of Symprove. Originally from Slovakia, he came to the UK 6 years ago and has been at Symprove just over a year. Come and find out more about Miro here.

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Anyone else for netball?

Posted on 9 December 2012

Meet Kat. She’s another netball fan, and plays for 3 different teams (one of whom she’s the captain for!). But she doesn’t play for the same team as Jane, so that always makes for interesting conversations on monday mornings! Come and find out more about what she does at Symprove….here!

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Let it Snow!

Posted on 7 December 2012

As winter really starts to hit the UK, we though we’d celebrate with our very own snow queen: Amy Snow! She’s been part of the Symprove family, from her ealiest days, but she’s only really been working in the business for a short while now. Come and find out more about Amy and our fantastic team.

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Anyone for netball?

Posted on 6 December 2012

Meet Jane. Outside working for Symprove she’s an avid netball fan, and has just been head-hunted to a new team. Inside Symprove she handles customer orders and queries, amongst other things. Fine out more about Jane here.

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Meet… The Salt Queen?

Posted on 5 December 2012

Sue Oldreive is as a Food Scientist and Nutritionist. She advises on regulation, attends conferences and events, as well as working with dietitians and nutritionists. You may have even met her on our stands at trade shows in the last few months? Why not find out more about Sue and her role in Symprove, and find out why she was once called “The Salt Queen“!

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Trudy’s Mini Adventures

Posted on 4 December 2012

This is Trudy Piner, another one of our multi-talented staff, who manages the computer system, does product despatch and handles customer calls, amongst other things. She’s also got a long time love of a certain iconic British car! Find out more about her adventures here.

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Meet Chris

Posted on 3 December 2012

This is Chris Green, and he’s been working for Symprove (and it’s predecessors) since April 1985. He’s our production expert, and makes sure every bottle of Symprove is perfect before it’s shipped out to the customers. Come and find out more about Chris and his unique hobby!

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Symprove at Nutricentre Kensington today

Posted on 3 November 2012

Come along and meet Dianne at the Nutricentre in Kensington today. Find out about Nutricentre’s top selling product, Symprove, and discover why our unique delivery system makes us a breakthrough probiotic.

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Jonny Walker at the Red Bull Sea to Sky Race

Posted on 1 November 2012

Jonny Walker is amazing. He was feeling quite pooly before this race, but after drinking Symprove he gave a fantastic performance as usual. Jonny, like many extreme sports people, has digestive problems, and he’s found that only Symprove can help with some of the symptoms.

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5,148 Reasons To Visit Liverpool

Posted on 30 October 2012

Did you attend the Allergy & Free From Show North? The organisers have just got the numbers back and there were 5,148 visitors to this inaugural event in Liverpool! No wonder our stand was busy. Did you come and meet Dianne and her team? What did you think of the show, and what do you think of Symprove? Why not come and LIKE us on Facebook, FOLLOW us on Twitter or PIN some of our pictures in Pinterest?

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Meet our busy team

Posted on 23 October 2012

These are some of the lovely people that work here at Symprove. L-R we have Jack, Bob, Dianne, Carol and Janaina. They were the Saturday shift at CAMexpo at Earl’s Court last weekend, meeting lots of excited CAM practitioners. Some of our team are now at EUGWeek in Amsterdam talking to Gastroenterology experts, and next weekend we’ll be talking to the genral public at the Allergy and Free From Show at the BT Convention Centre in Liverpool. If you’re in Liverpool, why not come and say hello, and we’ll tell you why we think our probiotic has a unique delivery …

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We’re at The Allergy & Free From Show

Posted on 18 October 2012

Just a reminder that we’re going to be at The Allergy and Free From North Show, at the BT Convention Centre on the banks of the River Mersey in Liverpool on the 27th and 28th October. We’re at Stand 26 so if you are attending please come and see us! You can find out more about our live activated non-dairy probiotic, and meet the team of people behind it. We’d love to meet you and hear your story. Come and find out why Symprove is a totally different probiotic to any other on the market today and hear why CAM …

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We’re at UEGW this weekend

Posted on 17 October 2012

Just a reminder that we’re going to be at UEG Week, in Amsterdam, this weekend. We’re at Booth 117 so if you are attending please come and see us! You can find out more about our live activated non-dairy probiotic, and meet the team of people behind it. We’d love to meet you and hear your story. Come and find out why Symprove is a totally different probiotic to any other on the market today and hear why CAM practitioners recommend Symprove. Don’t forget you can follow us on many social networks. Just click on the icons below! Facebook Twitter …

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We’re at CAMexpo this weekend!

Posted on 16 October 2012

Just a reminder that we’re going to be at camexpo, Earls Court, Lodon, this weekend. We’re at Stand 2341 situated between the catering and the Demo Theatre. Why not come along and say hello? You can find out more about our live activated non-dairy probiotic, and meet the team of people behind it. We’d love to meet you and hear your story. Come and find out why Symprove is a totally different probiotic to any other on the market today and hear why CAM practitioners recommend Symprove.

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Petronella’s Practice

Posted on 12 October 2012

In Part Five of a conversation, Nutritional Therapist & Symprove Customer, Petronella Ravenshear talks more about her Nutritional Therapy practice: – A weight-loss program called Metabolic Balance, based on a person’s blood. – Long standing skin problems and related conditions. Helping people succeed and resolve their problems.

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Probiotics Then And Now

Posted on 8 October 2012

In Part Four of a conversation, Nutritional Therapist & Symprove Customer, Petronella Ravenshear discusses Probiotics 20 years ago and now. From the early days of antibiotic production and the development of probiotics, through to an understanding of the types of bacteria that are “friendly” to the human gut, and which are transient.

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Gold, Silver and Bronze!

Posted on 5 October 2012

The London Olympics may be over, but we’re still winning Gold, Silver and Bronze at Nutricentre. In fact, we have 4 products in Nutricentre’s Top 10 Products at the moment. Nutricentre stock thousands of products, including all the well-known probiotic ranges, so we’re very excited that more and more people are buying our product as a preference. Remember, if you have bought Symprove, please do keep in touch and let us know how you’re getting on. Drop us a line at contact@symprove.com, or come and find us on all the big social networks:

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Nutrition, Chelsea Style

Posted on 3 October 2012

In Part Three of a conversation, Nutritional Therapist & Symprove Customer, Petronella Ravenshear discusses her Nutritional Therapy practice. Working mainly with women, aged roughly between 26 and 60, who want to lose weight, have digestive problems or need more energy. She also discusses her early days in a career in nutrition, dealing with a unwell child, and developing an understanding of dairy-free diet and probiotics.

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Petronella on exercise, food and sleep

Posted on 28 September 2012

In the second part of a conversation, Nutritional Therapist and Symprove customer, Petronella Ravenshear discusses how she keeps healthy, with good food and exercise.

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We’re At The Pharmacy Show This Weekend

Posted on 27 September 2012

Just a reminder that we’re going to be at The Pharmacy Show this weekend. We’re at Stand i83 just outside the Keynote Theatre, so you can’t really miss us! Why not come along and say hello? You can find out more about our live activated non-dairy probiotic, and meet the team of people behind it. We’d love to meet you and hear your story. Come and find out why Symprove is a totally different probiotic to any other on the market today and hear why independent pharmacists are stocking Symprove. You can also vote for Symprove in the best VSM …

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Health Awareness at Nutricentre Bournemouth

Posted on 26 September 2012

Next week is Health Awareness Week at Nutricentre’s Bournemouth store, located within the Tesco Extra on Riverside Avenue. Over 20 practitioners will be attending, as well as 25 representatives from a variety of companies, and the opportunity to try thousands of product samples. Dianne and Janaina will be available, on Friday 5th October, when Symprove will be there for the whole day. There will be the option to try the product and discuss the benefits of drinking a live activated non-dairy probiotic to maintain your digestive balance. So, if you live in the Bournemouth area and would like to find …

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Breakfast with Petronella

Posted on 25 September 2012

In Part One of a conversation, Nutritional Therapist, and Symprove customer, Petronella Ravenshear discusses Breakfast, Exercise, Eating Meat, Vegetarianism and the Inflammatory Responses we can get from some foods such as grains, legumes and dairy-based products.

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Decreased Absorption Of Your Nutrients

Posted on 14 September 2012

In the first of a series of Video Blogs about Nutritions and all-round good health, Dianne Taylor, from 4yourgoodhealth.co.uk talks about decreased absorption of nutrients, and what might be causing it.

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Bacteria Unwrapped?

Posted on 12 September 2012

We’ve been looking forward to a new series on Channel4 called “Food Unwrapped”. The first episode, which focused on “What The Bacteria Are In Probiotics“, aired on Monday 10th September 2012 and you can find it online at 4od until the 10th October. It wasn’t quite the science we were expecting. The presenters spent a long time asking the wrong people in a production plant in Finland and (not surprisingly) getting the wrong answers. A researcher from Reading University was more helpful, but it seemed the whole program was geared at finding out that the “friendly bacteria” you have in …

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Nutricentre Dudley

Posted on 3 September 2012

We were at Nutricentre Dudley last Saturday. Did you come along and say hello? Did you try Symprove, our multi-strain, non-dairy, gluten-free probiotic? What did you think? We’d love to hear from you.

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Symprove and Nutricentre

Posted on 22 August 2012

The Symprove and Nutricentre teams have working hard together over the past few weeks. Below is Janaina demonstrating Symprove to some of the people who came along for a talk at Nutricentre’s Park Crescent store in London earlier this month. And here is Dianne Taylor, nutritionist and naturopath from 4yourgoodhealth who was also there to give a talk on “Tending Your Microbial Garden”. Barry Smith, Chairman of Symprove, was also there to talk about the Research and Development being done.

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Hard enduro drinks Symprove

Posted on 21 August 2012

Hard enduros motorcycle racing is tough at the best of times, but if your gut is giving you problems before the race, it’s even tougher. Nevertheless, Cumbrian rider, Jonny Walker has already won the 2012 Erzberg Rodeo and scored a podium finish at his first Red Bull Romaniacs despite all those problems. Did we say, he drinks Symprove?

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We’re Number One at Nutricentre!

Posted on 19 August 2012

That’s right Probiotic Pickers! We’ve now got 4 releases in the Top 10 charts at Nutricentre and yesterday we moved up to the Number One slot. Not Half! But seriously….considering that Nutricentre stock thousands of products, including all the well-known probiotic ranges, we’re very excited that more and more people are trying our product. If you’re one of the many that have bought some, please do keep in touch and let us know how you’re getting on. Drop us a line at contact@symprove.com, or come and find us on all the big social networks:

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Our Friendly Bacteria Travels Down The Amazon!

Posted on 11 August 2012

Our “friendly” bacteria get around! Symprove is not just for sale in the UK. It’s now available on amazon.co.uk and ships to the following 26 countries at no extra cost: Germany, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Ireland, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden It’s our way of restoring balance in Europe!

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Does your probiotic contain multiple ‘live’ strains in a non-dairy liquid? - See more at: http://sym

Posted on 31 July 2012

Very informative article from the Saturday Evening Post, looking at the strains of bacteria used in a variety of different probiotic yogourt drinks. Most of the probiotics use a single strain of bacteria, delivered in a dairy-based liquid. Symprove uses four strains of bacteria, delivered in a non-dairy liquid and it’s gluten free. Just saying!

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Symprove at Probiotech and Microbiota 2013

Posted on 24 July 2012

Symprove will be presenting at the Probiotech and Microbiota conference in Brussels, in February 2013. we’ll tell you more as it gets closer to the event, but we’re really looking forward to sharing more about our research. Visit the Probiotech and Microbiota website here.

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UEGWeek 2012

Posted on 16 July 2012

Symprove will be discussed at the United European Gasteroenterology Week conference, which is taking place in Amsterdam, between the 20th and 24th October 2012. Find out more about UEGWeek by clicking play on the video below.

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Symprove at CAM Expo 2012

Posted on 12 July 2012

Calling all CAM practitioners. We will be at CAMexpo again this year, and we can’t wait! It’s taking place at Earl’s Court on Saturday October 20th and Sunday October 21st. We will be at Stand 2341, right in the heart of the action. Come and find out why Symprove is a breakthrough multi-strain probioitic. Not sure where we will be? here’s the floorplan.

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Symprove at The Pharmacy Show

Posted on 11 July 2012

We’re going to be at The Pharmacy Show at the NEC Birmingham on Sunday September 30th and Monday October 1st. We’ll be at Stand 83, which is just next to the entrance and the Keynote Theatre, so you can’t miss us. Come and find out why Symprove ‘naturally’ fits into the Pharmacy Show and discover why Symprove is a breakthrough multi-strain probiotic. Coming along? Then click here for the floorplan.

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Symprove now available nationwide from Nutri Centres

Posted on 23 June 2012

We’re pleased to announce that Symprove is now available nationwide from Nutri Centres. Not only can you buy it from their website, but you can find one of their stores attached to Tesco Superstores using their Store Finder.

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A Great Week at the DDF Conference

Posted on 22 June 2012

Symprove attended the Digestive Disorders Federation (DDF) Conference in Liverpool this week. It was an excellent event and we’re really excited by what the future holds for the next generation of probiotics and your microbiome. We’re always looking for people who are willing to share their experiences. Is there anybody using Symprove who would like to be a case study? If you attended King’s study OR live in Liverpool/Merseyside, please get in touch if you feel you can help too. Contact us via email, call us on 01252 413600, or via our Social network pages at Twitter or Facebook.

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How Symprove Works

Posted on 31 May 2012

Symprove is a multiple strain non-dairy probiotic drink to maintain digestive health and replenish ‘friendly’ bacteria in the gut. The 4 species of naturally occurring bacteria are grown on an extract of germinated barley. The barley also contains a unique food source (prebiotic) providing the best possible conditions for these probiotic bacteria to thrive and work effectively in your gut. Symprove is non-dairy and gluten free. Not all probiotics are alike or work in the same way. Unlike other everday products, Symprove works uniquely well because the bacteria are alive and ready to work (activated) from the moment Symprove is …

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Why should bacteria be ALIVE in probiotics?

Posted on 17 March 2012

In a recent nationwide survey on gut health carried out by Symprove, we found that 60% of people looking for ways to support their digestive health are confused by reports they read in the press, and as a result don’t know where to turn. Scientists believe that our gut health can be affected by factors such as environment, lifestyle and diet. These can upset the balance of good bacteria (microflora) in our gut and manifest as symptoms. Many scientists recommend a probiotic to redress the balance or replenish the gut. So how do you know which probiotic to choose as …

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How do you go about choosing an effective probiotic?

Posted on 12 March 2012

Apparently, every cloud has a silver lining, however, this hasn’t always been the case for people looking for solutions to gut symptoms, until a new and unique probiotic product came along. So what does this mean? To help us illustrate all the characteristics of an effective science-based probiotic, we came up with the Symprove Cloud. Over the coming months, we’ll cover the key characteristics mentioned on the Cloud, and why these are important consideration to make when choosing a probiotic. Here are some of our recommendations to think about for starters: Is the probiotic alive? Does it have the …

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Customer Helps To Spread The Word

Posted on 29 November 2011

Patience is something that biotech company Symprove has had to learn in bucketfuls over the last few years but customer Lynette McMeekin could not keep her experiences to herself a moment longer. “People need to know about Symprove and the work the company is doing. I’ve been a customer for some time now and the Daily Mail often runs stories on probiotics and Symprove is totally different.” As a probiotic food supplement, Symprove is regulated by the Food Standards Agency and like any other probiotic product on the market today, cannot make health claims or mention symptoms or condition. The …

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Event invitation … How fit is your probiotic?

Posted on 1 November 2011

People’s knowledge of gut health, its importance in relation to the immune system and other vital body functions, has undergone a huge change in the last decade. Health-conscious consumers are taking probiotics for a variety of reasons and increasingly looking for clear guidance from Healthcare Practitioners (HCPs) on what’s best. Today, growing numbers of practitioners are seeking scientifically-based probiotic solutions and the demand is rising for probiotics that are truly fit for role. Discover why it’s important to be armed with the right information & knowledge Find out why it’s vital to understand the key characteristics and qualities in choosing …

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Symprove Can’t Wait To Be At CAMEXPO In October

Posted on 7 September 2011

Exhibiting for the first time at camexpo this year, Symprove is delighted to be taking part in the UK’s only dedicated complementary healthcare event. As Symprove enters a new phase this autumn with its proprietary multi strain next generation probiotic, there’ll be plenty of news to share with visitors attending the Show, who’ll find the Symprove team on Stand 2341 opposite BANT. A multi-award winning event, the team organisers at Diversified Business Communications UK have arranged an impressive line-up of speakers forcamexpo this year who are covering many aspects of complementary medicine,health and nutrition. It goes without saying that many …

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Symprove Probiotic NEW Mango & Passion Fruit Now Available

Posted on 5 July 2011

Symprove has now gone fruity for those of you who’d like a different taste. We know that some people have been waiting a while for a new flavour, however, as a science-based company it was really important to preserve product integrity.For the last 6 months, we’ve been working closely with our flavour house and laboratory to ensure the probiotic bacteria in Symprove remain unchanged when introducing new and natural ingredients. Symprove Mango & Passion Fruit works in exactly the same way as the original Symprove to deliver: 4 different probiotic strains At least 10 billion naturally occurring, live activated probiotic …

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“Myriad microbes living in your gut make you who you are,” says recent report published in New Scien

Posted on 8 June 2011

A microbe or microorganism is unicellular or lives in a colony of cellular organisms. They are vital to humans and the environment, very diverse, mostly include bacteria and can be found in almost any habitat where there is nature. This habitat is collectively known as the biosphere and within our own human internal ecosystem, the vast majority of microbes are living in your gut and make you who you are. Bacteria that live within the human digestive system contribute to gut immunity, synthesise vitamins such as folic acid and biotin, and ferment complex indigestible carbohydrates.The International Human Microbiome Consortium was …

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Symprove Gluten Free Awareness Week

Posted on 20 May 2011

It’s been hectic over the last few days with various important health events taking place on our planet so here’s a quick recap on Days 2 & 3 of GF week. Made Lulo’s delicious risotto recipe Tuesday night following goat’s cheese salad at lunchtime. Thank goodness there are so many people blogging and providing intolerance and gluten free recipes out there because this means I don’t have to think quite so hard about what to eat and they provide great guidelines too. See http://www.cookingwithoutingredients.com/ and http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/p/site-index.html. Breakfast most days doesn’t vary much – a serving of Symprove and a bit later …

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Gluten Free Awareness Week Has Got Off To A Good Start

Posted on 17 May 2011

Symprove probiotic team member reports on Day 1. Being a big lover of pasta, breads and pastries as well as an avid baker, taking part in the GF Awareness Week run by Coeliac UK was always going to be a challenge – and doubly so this week as I’m in Spain …. so it will be useful to see if I can provide any tips for those of you who may be holidaying here this year. Day 1 started off …. as always with a serving of Symprove (egg cupful) followed by a glass of chopped pineapple having read Miriam …

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What a Cracking Show!

Posted on 13 May 2011

Last weekend, Symprove took a stand at the Allergy & Gluten Free Show in London for the first time. Record numbers of visitors turned up – 10,588 to be precise! The show headline invited visitors to take control of their health – a message Symprove readily supports. Life is challenging enough from every spectrum so, if you can actively do something to support or self-manage your health and wellbeing, you’re off to a flying start. If you can help it, don’t wait ‘til the symptoms appear and if they already have – take control. Saturday saw the busiest day (we’d …

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Enduro Racing Team KORR Drink Probiotic Symprove as Diet Supplement

Posted on 26 April 2011

KORR Enduro team stay healthy with Symprove probiotic. Proving they have the endurance of Man and Machine, top team KORR officially supported by KTM UK, is no stranger to winning events and has gained a string of Championship titles since 2004. Asked what makes his team so successful, Team Manager and KTM Technical Expert Julian Stevens said: “We do everything in-house so that we have complete control and provide the best for our official pilots and riders. This includes everything from technical development to bike preparation and kit design.” He went on to say, “On top of this, we drive …

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Mentioning Symptoms or Benefits is ‘Off-Limits’ for Probiotic Companies

Posted on 30 March 2011

NOT mentioning benefits or symptoms is a tricky business when conveying messages to potential customers. How many products or services do you read about that never cite a benefit or mention a need or concern? Our guess is not many. However, this is exactly how probiotic companies have to comply with regulators. As a science-based probiotic company, we welcome regulation and the need to provide consumers and health practitioners with decisive information so they can make informed choices. To this end, we’re pulling out all the stops to meet these requirements, as well as the guidelines set by the WHO/FAO. …

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The Role of Product Format in Probiotic Function

Posted on 11 March 2011

If You were a probiotic how would you rather party? Probiotic products come in different formats and these all have an effect on the way probiotic bacteria function or ‘behave’ in our digestive system. Formats range from probiotic bacteria contained in freeze-dried capsules, powders and sachets, to food and drinks, including dairy. These different product formats are the ‘transporters’ or transport system for probiotic bacteria. Some manufacturers have gone one step further and used more unusual foods such as chewing gum and ice-cream as a product format for probiotics. Depending upon which format is used will affect how the probiotic …

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Symprove is gluten free

Posted on 17 January 2011

You already knew that Symprove is lactose-free, unusual for a probiotic, and that it contains no artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners, now we are delighted to be able to confirm that Symprove is also gluten-free.

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Happy New Year! – No VAT increase at Symprove Ltd.

Posted on 10 January 2011

With the current recession continuing to affect many people across Britain, we are pleased to let you know that Symprove Ltd. has decided to absorb the VAT increase and maintain our current prices.

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Christmas and New Year arrangements at Symprove

Posted on 13 December 2010

During the festive period we have made the following arrangements to ensure that you have an uninterupted supply of Symprove. Please place any orders that you would like to be delivered before Christmas through the website (www.symprove.com) or by telephone (01252 413600) before 2pm on Wednesday 22nd December. Orders placed after this time will be processed on the 29th or 30th December for delivery the following working day, normal service will then resume on Tuesday 4th January. With best wishes from everyone at Symprove for a Happy Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year.

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How probiotics work #3 Inhibition of pathogenic bacteria

Posted on 24 November 2010

Probiotics deliver benefit in a variety of different ways some of which are better understood than others. Competitive exclusion has already been covered elsewhere on this blog and is the process whereby ‘good’ bacteria crowd out the ‘bad’ or pathogenic bacteria through sheer weight of numbers. Also previously mentioned is the complicated process of immunomodulation whereby some probiotic bacteria interact with the human immune system to reduce inflammation and so improve the symptoms of certain digestive conditions.

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How probiotics work #2 Immunomodulation

Posted on 11 November 2010

We generally associate our digestive tract with nutrition; the part of the body where food is absorbed and from which waste products are excreted. This is of course correct, however there are other equally and in some cases more important functions that our digestive tract is responsible for, and which bacteria including probiotics play a key role in.

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How probiotics work #1 Competitive exclusion

Posted on 19 October 2010

Probiotics are live bacteria which exert their positive influence in a variety of ways. Laboratories all around the world are researching how probiotics interact with humans, and gradually scientists are building up a picture of which bacteria are the most effective in particular situations and how to get the best from them.

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Which probiotic bacteria work best?

Posted on 9 October 2010

For a bacterium to be called ‘probiotic’ it must be alive and deliver benefit to the host species, this is a definition set down by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Any bacteria which do not deliver benefit are not probiotic, similarly it is wrong to refer to freeze-dried, deactived bacteria as probiotic. They only become probiotic if they return to life and begin to divide and confer benefit. An alternative question to the one in the title would be to ask ‘which strains of probiotic bacteria confer most benefit to the host?’

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Why is Symprove so different?

Posted on 27 September 2010

This is the most frequent question we are asked when someone comes across Symprove for the first time, and there are several answers but the most important difference is this: The 4 different types of probiotic in Symprove are alive and activated at the moment you swallow them. This is important because the whole point of probiotics is that once swallowed they should quickly start to divide and multiply creating a new, healthy population of bacteria in your bowel.

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What is ‘good’ research into probiotics?

Posted on 21 September 2010

This is an important question with a very different answer depending on whether you are a person using a probiotic, a company making a probiotic or a scientist investigating one. The amount of published research about probiotics has increased ten-fold in the past decade. This has been driven largely by two factors; doctors and academics who see probiotics as a possible solution to various digestive disorders and want to understand more about them, and the functional food or so-called ‘nutraceutical’ industry which wants to support the value of its products.

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Will Symprove be available in other flavours?

Posted on 21 September 2010

We are sometimes asked whether we are going to launch flavoured versions of Symprove, the short answer is ‘perhaps’. The reason we can’t be more helpful is that it’s very difficult to find a flavour which will not upset the delicate balance of ingredients in Symprove. Artificial flavours and colours are definitely not an option, from the outset we have strived to create a product which is as natural as possible and have avoided any unnecessary or artificial additives.

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A new bottle for Symprove!

Posted on 16 September 2010

At Symprove we’re always looking for ways to improve the way our product is presented and packaged. The priority is of course to keep Symprove in the best possible condition for you, but it’s also important to us that we’re as kind as possible to the environment. One of the ways in which we achieve this is through the use of recycled and recyclable packaging. For example, we have chosen to use high density polyethylene (HDPE) bottles and closures. HDPE is one of the most widely recyclable plastics, so you can pop your empty Symprove bottles and screwcaps straight into …

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Probiotics, shelf life and storage

Posted on 10 September 2010

What happens if I don’t refrigerate Symprove? The short answer is very little, Symprove will not go ‘off’ if left unopened outside the fridge.

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12 months on

Posted on 10 September 2010

Our first anniversary fell in September and we took the opportunity at the weekend to gather all involved with Symprove for a day of review and an evening of celebration at Symprove HQ. You might not know this, but we didn’t intend to introduce our probiotic onto the UK market until 2011; whilst the technology was all in place and the product fully developed our plan was to wait for the results of the independent evaluations taking place at King’s College Hospital. Our thinking was that in a busy and sometimes confused market, another probiotic product from a small company would struggle …

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A busy week at Symprove

Posted on 1 September 2010

It’s been a busy week for Symprove Ltd. with several media opportunities landing at once. One of the ways we try to spread news about our very special probiotic is through press releases. Whenever we have something newsworthy to share we develop a release and put out this out on Mondays through Health4media, a specialist healthcare newswire.

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