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Instructions and storage

Just take 70ml every morning on an empty stomach. Then leave 10 minutes before you eat and drink (unless you need water, which is fine!). 

70ml might not sound a lot but it contains about 10 billion live colony-forming units. Line them up nose to tail and they’d stretch for a whopping 30 kilometres!

Keep your bottles in a cool, dark place until they’re opened. After that, store them in the fridge and consume within 10 days. This might sound obvious but please don’t heat or freeze it as you’ll kill our amazing bacteria.

Symprove is a safe food supplement made from natural ingredients. 

This means you’re absolutely fine to take it with other supplements. Many people take it alongside medications too. But if you’re being prescribed medication, we’d always recommend taking a copy of the label to your doctor. Just to check with them before you start taking it.

We recommend storing your packs in a cool, dry place. Once each bottle is open, pop it in the fridge and consume within 10 days.

Symprove is classed as a food supplement not a medication. This means you couldn’t technically overdose on it. It’s also made from naturally derived ingredients and free of any chemicals or nasties. 

All our clinical trials have been based around the effects of a daily 70ml shot a day on your microbiome. This means we don’t have any reason to suggest you should take more than that. 

We recommend a 70ml shot each day for adults. For children we suggest 1ml per 1kg of their body weight (so 20kg = 20ml). This is because their microbiomes are still developing. 

It’s best to avoid alcohol for a few hours after taking Symprove as it can have a really negative effect on gut bacteria. And, on the whole, alcohol isn't good for your gut. You can read more about what to eat and drink for your microbiome on our blog.

Absolutely. Lots of our customers travel all over the globe with it. Where possible just pop it in the fridge when you arrive at your destination, otherwise a cool place should be ok. 

Funnily enough, lots of flight attendants use Symprove. They’ve told us that if they reach hot destinations and can’t find a fridge right away they store their bottles in a sink of cool water – and just change the water every now and then to keep it as cool as possible.

Yes! Once you open a bottle just pop it in the fridge and consume within 10 days of opening.

Yes. Once a bottle is open keep it in the fridge and consume it within 10 days.

Did you know that balancing your microbiome takes time? It’s a marathon not a sprint. That’s why dietitians say you should give your body three months to get used to any new bacterial product. 

Most people feel the difference with Symprove after three months. Many see results sooner. The key thing to know is that the gut has a high level of plasticity. This means it can easily flip back to being unbalanced if you stop using something that’s helped it. 

For this reason lots of people choose to stay on Symprove for life. Usually they do this with one of our subscriptions which offer the best value way to pay.

No, ideally you should always take Symprove on an empty stomach before breakfast. Then leave 10 minutes before eating or drinking (unless you need water, which is fine!). 

This stops your stomach from triggering digestion and creating extra stomach acid that can affect our bacteria. 

It’s not the end of the world if you eat shortly after taking Symprove. But doing it often can make it less effective. Forgotten to take Symprove and eaten breakfast already? Don’t worry, just leave two hours then take it anyway.

Don’t panic, missing a single dose is unlikely to make much of a difference. 

We’ve tested the effects of a daily 70ml dose in clinical trials, and learned that it’s the optimal amount. But if you miss a dose, just start taking it again the following day. 

Need some help to build a habit that lasts? Check out these tried and tested tips from our helpful community:

  • Set a reminder on your phone that goes off 10 minutes after your morning wake-up alarm. That way, you can catch yourself before tucking into breakfast!
  • Or, do something similar in the evening. Set a reminder before bed to place your Symprove shot glass on the kitchen counter – so you can’t miss it in the morning!
  • Alternatively, try training yourself to associate taking Symprove with a little morning treat. Why not use the 10 minutes after you’ve taken it to do something small for you? Play Wordle on your phone, do some meditation, or read a poem. Whatever works for you. 

Sometimes just linking an action with something else you enjoy can be enough to bed-in your new habit. Psychotherapist and Symprove fan Anna Mathur offers some great advice about building good habits that last, right here.

Each pack has a shelf-life of three to 4 months because our bacteria is alive when we bottle it. 

Just don’t heat or freeze it or you’ll kill those precious bugs.

Tip #1: Take 10 mins out!

Always take your morning shot of Symprove on an empty stomach – then leave 10 minutes before you eat and drink. Time for a spot of yoga or meditation?

Tip #2: Give it 3 months

Loving your gut is a lifelong act of self-care. We recommend trying Symprove for a minimum of 3 months and after that, who knows? You might be one of the many people who go on to take it for life.

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