Where we came from

1986

Unhappy with existing animal feed, farmer and Symprove founder Barry Smith developed his own feed based on germinated grains - a form of probiotic. After witnessing the impact of this on his animals, Barry realised this could improve the wellbeing of humans. The seeds of Symprove were sown.

1996

Based around a barley, a natural grain which has undergone fermentation, Symprove (known as Multigerm at the time) is available on the agricultural market and found to have a positive effect on a range of animals. Two leading vets encourage its use in humans.

2002

Backed with funding for clinical research into human health and food supplements, the formula is refined for human use and Symprove was born.

2010

Following a period of research and clinical studies, Symprove is launched as a food supplement, available to the public for the first time.

2014

Symprove’s production and bottling facilities in Farnham, Surrey – where every bottle of Symprove has ever been made - are upgraded to meet growing demand.

2015

Research is undertaken by the University College of London. They find that Symprove withstands all three phases of their testing – arrival in the gut, survival and then the ability to thrive.

2018

Using a Simulator of the Human Intestinal Microbioal Ecosystem (SHIME), research confirms the live bacteria in Symprove is able to arrive, survive and thrive in the gut, as well as providing greater insight into how Symprove is able to influence and support the gut microbiome.

Where we’re going


We’ve stayed curious. As Symprove continues to grow, we remain as committed as ever to researching the microbiome and developing the Symprove formula as we strive to help, inform and support our customers on their journey towards a healthy, happy life.

The Gut Stuff

Symprove invited The Gut Stuff to meet founder, Barry Smith and answer their questions on what makes Symprove special!

We Believe in facts


We believed in the power of Symprove from day one. But that’s not enough. We want the science to back up this belief. That’s why we’ve always been committed to extensive research and testing.Over the years, several scientific studies have been carried out, testing Symprove’s ability to effectively deliver bacteria to the gut, how it can help manage gut function as well as the impact of Symprove on pathogenic bacteria.

We're Committed

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Research & Science

Discover more about studies of Symprove and our research into the gut
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Customer Service

Whether it’s product info or helping you understand your gut, our team are here to help
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Partners & Collaborators

Over the years we’ve worked with everyone from research institutes to vloggers
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Environment & Sustainability

From sustainable packaging to solar panels, we care as much about the environment as we do your gut

BARRY SMITH

Founder and Chairman


MIKE BUTLER

CEO


ANDY RUSH

Development Director


CATHY ERWIN

Head of Marketing


DANIELLE FINCHAM

Business Operations Manager


PAIGE FOSTER

Business Operations Assistant


CHRIS BAIGENT

Customer Care Manager


JEMMA WAINE

Customer Care Specialist


REBECCA MOORE

Customer Care Specialist


SUSIE CURLEY

Customer Care Specialist


ABBI BAIGENT

Customer Care Specialist


ABIGAIL MURREN

Customer Care Specialist


AMY SNOW

Customer Care & Events


JANE BAILEY

Direct Marketing Manager


MICHELLE WALKERDINE

HCP Marketing Manager


JO COATES

Social Media Manager


LOUISE STANLEY

Creative Copywriter


JOSH WARD

Digital Marketing Consultant


KATHARINE GREEN

Finance Manager


HANNAH YORK

Finance Assistant


NICKY DAVISON

Finance Assistant


BOB SMITH

HCP Sales Manager


DR SAMMIE GILL

Scientific Advisor


CHRISTOPHER GREEN

Warehouse Manager


MIKEY ZIEMINSKI

Production manager


CALLUM GREEN

Packing and Dispatch Operative


SUE OLDREIVE

Regulatory Consultant


Partners and Collaborators

From medical institutes to health & lifestyle bloggers, we work with some incredible people, all of whom understand the importance of good bacteria for your gut and believe in the power of Symprove.


Eve Kalinik



Laura Tilt



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Kings College



Ella Mills



Lizzie King


Excellent service- no hesitation in recommending this company


Stephen Graham

This product is fantastic, it’s really balanced my stomach out and stops the bloating feeling I often get. Well worth the money.


Louise