Suitability

Are there any allergens in the product?

Symprove is non-dairy, gluten-free, and vegan friendly. It does not contain any animal products. To check whether it is suitable for you please make sure you read the ingredients list before you use our product.

Are there any contraindications?

Symprove is a safe food supplement. If you are on medication please check your medicine leaflet for any foods to avoid. However, if you are unsure, please speak to your healthcare practitioner.

Can Symprove be used whilst breast-feeding/pregnant or if I am immune compromised?

Symprove is a food supplement that contains live and activated bacteria; it does not contain any of the food ingredients recommended for avoidance during pregnancy and breast-feeding. However, as with any significant dietary changes during pregnancy and breastfeeding, we would always recommend that you check with your healthcare professional first.
For people who are immune compromised, we would recommend you take a copy of the label and discuss suitability with your healthcare professional.

Can you give Symprove to children?

Symprove is a food supplement and can be used with children, although no studies have been carried out to investigate the effect of Symprove in this age group. The age of introduction is at the discretion of parents/carers. As with general food consumption, smaller amounts are recommended for children, we suggest 1ml per kilo of body weight. Please take advice from your GP if you are still unsure.

Does it work for everyone?

The majority of our customers report a benefit when used with a balanced diet and lifestyle.

Does Symprove have any side effects?

It is important to remember that in a very few cases, during the early days of taking Symprove, some people experience loosening of the stools as their body adjusts to the new bacteria. This is perfectly normal and should soon settle (continue to take Symprove every day even if this happens).

Does Symprove work with the FODMAP diet?

Many clinicians and customers have used Symprove alongside the FODMAP diet. We would recommend talking to a healthcare professional regarding the two working together. If you want to know more about FODMAP diets, please consult your healthcare professional, dietitian or nutritional therapist.

Is Symprove a natural product?

Most of the ingredients in Symprove are naturally occurring, from the barley to the beneficial bacteria that make it their home. The only additional ingredients are vitamin C, sorbate and trisodium citrate which are found in everyday foods. We also use natural flavours for the Mango & Passion Fruit flavour, having carefully tested the stability of the flavoured product before release.

Is Symprove dairy-free?

Symprove does not contain any dairy.

Is Symprove gluten-free?

Symprove is gluten-free according to the Codex standard of <20ppm. Whilst barley, which contains a form of gluten, is used to make the liquid in which we grow the Symprove bacteria, the production process is carefully controlled to limit the release of gluten from the barley, and the barley grain is not included in the finished product. Compliance with the Codex standard for gluten free is confirmed with regular testing of batches of our finished Symprove products.

Is Symprove suitable for vegans?

Yes.  Symprove does not contain any animal products in the formulation so it is suitable for vegans.

What are the active ingredients in Symprove?

The active ingredients in Symprove are four live, activated lactic acid bacteria species:

  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus
  • Enterococcus faecium
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus
  • Lactobacillus plantarum

All four species of bacteria have a history of safe use in food.

What ingredients are in Symprove?

1. ORIGINAL FLAVOUR

Ingredients: water, extract of germinated barley, live activated cultures of: L. rhamnosus, E. faecium, L. acidophilus, and L. plantarum; vitamin C, acidity regulator: trisodium citrate; preservative: potassium sorbate.

2. MANGO & PASSION FRUIT FLAVOUR

Ingredients: water, extract of germinated barley, live activated cultures of: L. rhamnosus, E. faecium, L. acidophilus, and L. plantarum; vitamin C, acidity regulator: trisodium citrate; preservative: potassium sorbate; natural flavourings, sweetener: sucralose.

Who should drink Symprove?

Anyone who wants to support their gut microbiome. Symprove is totally different to any other multi-strain bacteria product due to the unique way that it delivers live, activated bacteria. It is important to understand, however, that Symprove is not a medicine but a food supplement and should be taken in addition to a balanced diet. If you are in any doubt about whether to include a food supplement in your diet, you should discuss this with your doctor or other appropriate healthcare professional.

Why do you use artificial sweetener?

To provide greater customer choice we introduced the Mango & Passion Fruit flavour Symprove, as an alternative to our Original flavour.  To achieve the required sweeter Mango and Passionfruit taste, a small amount (<1%) of artificial sweetener sucralose is used.  We do not use sugar, as this would affect the growth of the bacteria.