Symprove Blog

What is ‘good’ research into probiotics?

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.

Will Symprove be available in other flavours?

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.

A new bottle for Symprove!

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 …

Probiotics, shelf life and storage

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.

12 months on

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 …

A busy week at Symprove

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.