Symprove supports serious research. Committed to developing the understanding of the function and role of the microbiome, we also use a scientific approach to developing the most effective bacteria based product.
Founded in 2002, Symprove Ltd has been committed to extensive research and testing from the start. We want you to live a healthier, happier life, and because of this we’ve supported multiple research programs, both into the microbiome and Symprove itself.
Several scientific studies have been carried out on Symprove and studies published so far include:
- Effective delivery system – survival of the Symprove bacteria through the Gastrointestinal tract
- Gut function and how this is impacted by use of multistrain live bacteria products
- Emerging research – The impact of Symprove on other components of the microflora and implications for the maintenance of human health
Professor Simon Gaisford
UCL School of Pharmacy
Professor Gaisford is Head of the Department of Pharmaceutics at UCL’s School of Pharmacy, having previously been a Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Science at the University of Huddersfield. Prof Gaisford is an Honorary Teaching Fellow at the University of Manchester and has published 137 papers and four books.
Dr Frederic Moens
Dr Moens is a project manager in microbiome research with research organisation ProDigest. He is skilled in Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology and has published many academic and journal papers. He has a PhD in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Professor Ingvar Bjarnason
King’s College Hospital
Professor Bjarnason is a world leader in gastrointestinal research. He is particularly interested in holistic approaches in his work.
Professor Vanya Gant
University College London Hospital
Professor Gant is Consultant Microbiologist and Clinical Director for Infection at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases at UCL Hospitals Trust, which he joined in 1999. He spent five years at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals Trust as Senior Lecturer in Microbiology. He has an active research programme and serves on several Government-appointed national committees.
Dr Pieter Van den Abbeele
Dr. Pieter Van den Abbeele performed his PhD at LabMET, Ghent University, and was awarded a science and health award for his work. After postdoctoral research at Ghent University, Pieter Van den Abbeele joined ProDigest bvba as Chief Scientific Officer.
Symprove undergoes rigorous testing before being dispatched to our customers. Because we’re so committed to making sure Symprove meets our strict manufacturing guidelines, each batch is tested three times by an independent laboratory. The independent testing is carried out by a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) laboratory.
Although we use barley extract to create Symprove, during the production process any gluten in the barley is removed. Samples are checked to ensure Symprove remains under the 20 parts per million limits for a gluten-free product. All this means we can be confident your bottle of Symprove is rigorously tested and of the highest quality.
Are you a Healthcare Professional?
Are you looking to understand why our unique live bacteria product is so effective? Read more about Kings College London and UCL independent studies on Symprove by visiting Symprove for Professionals. There you can find more educational information and resources about Symprove’s effect on the gut microbiome.
One way we are working to reduce waste is our use of the barley grain to make Symprove. After germinating the grain (increasing some enzymes by 600%!), fermentation gives us a Symprove ‘broth’ ready to add the bacteria to. The story doesn’t end here. We take the ‘spent’ grains and return them to the farm to be used to make a powerful organic fertilizer. So the grain starts from and returns to the land, being useful along the way. A big tick for the environment!
Harnessing the power of the sun
As a far less environmentally-damaging option, Symprove have invested in solar panels for our entire site, and we aim to produce 80% of our energy this way. This will enable us to move towards a carbon neutral approach to energy usage. So the energy from the sun that helps to grow our Symprove barley grain also powers our computers to take your orders and lights our offices.
Working wonders with water
Offices can be vast consumers of water, with consumption in the UK averaging at the equivalent of three office water coolers per employee per day. Well over half of this is used for flushing toilets. For over a decade here at Symprove we have been using ‘grey’ water (rainwater) to flush all the toilets in our office. It’s great to think that at Symprove water that would otherwise literally go down the drain is being reused and recycled.
We are also committed to reducing our impact on the environment through our packaging. We have recently upgraded our bottles to PET plastic (the world’s most recycled plastic) to ensure that they are more widely recycled; our outer packaging is also fully recyclable.
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