Do you want a Probiotic supplement to protect your gut from harmful bacteria and lose some weight, too?
ProBio8 is a high-strength, 8-strain probiotic supplement with 4 billion friendly bacteria per capsule, equivalent to 8 cups of probiotic yogurt but without the added sugar, fats & calories.
Each 230mg vegecapsule provides:
- Lactobacillus casei PXN37 1.5 x 109
- Lactobacillus rhamnosus PXN54 1.4 x 109
- Bifidobacterium breve PXN25 1.9 x 108
- Bifidobacterium longum PXN30 7.9 x 107
- Lactobacillus acidophilus PXN35 3.5 x 108
- Streptococcus thermophilus PXN66 3.8 x 108
- Bifidobacterium infantis PXN27 5.3 x 107
- Lactobacillus bulgaricus PXN39 3.8 x 107
- Total Viable Count 4.0 x 109
- 4 billion viable organisms per capsule
Probio8 is a multi-strain formula which provides better protection against a wider range of harmful bacteria, fungi, parasites, yeasts and gastrointestinal tract disorders.
Probio8 is beneficial for:
- Bloated stomach
- Bad breath
- Digestive problems
- Body odor
- Dysbiosis (unbalanced bowel flora)
- Candida albicans overgrowth
- Gall stones
- Coeliac disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Crohn’s disease
- Leaky gut syndrome
- Ulcerated colitis
- Acid Reflux
- During or after taking antibiotics
- When travelling to a foreign country
Suggested usage: Take 1 capsule, 1 to 3 times per day before meals or as advised.
Probio8 contains Lactobacillus rhamnosus strain, which according to a study, may help women reduce weight. The study was conducted by a team of researchers headed by Université Laval Professor Angelo Tremblay and published in the British Journal of Nutrition.
The study demonstrated that the intestinal flora of obese individuals differs from that of thin people. That difference may be due to the fact that a diet high in fat and low in fiber promotes certain bacteria at the expense of others.
A total of 125 overweight men and women were recruited and underwent a 12-week weight-loss diet, followed by a 12-week period aimed at maintaining body weight. Throughout the entire study, half the participants took 2 pills daily containing probiotics from the Lactobacillus rhamnosus family, while the other half received a placebo.
After the 12-week diet period, researchers observed an average weight loss of 4.4 kg in women in the probiotic group and 2.6 kg in the placebo group. However, no differences in weight loss were observed among males in the two groups.
After the 12-week maintenance period, the weight of the women in the placebo group had remained stable but the probiotic group had continued to lose weight, for a total of 5.2 kg per person. In short, women consuming probiotics lost twice as much weight over the 24-week period of the study.
Micro-encapsulated for acid resistance, Probio8 strains can withstand stomach acid, enabling them to reach the colon intact. An independent study showed that “total viable bacterial counts did not reduce in viability/concentration after contact with acid of pH 2.0 for 2 hours. This means that a high concentration of microorganisms survive, which could reach the intestine and establish themselves as part of the normal microflora”
Probio8 has guaranteed strength of 12 months from date of manufacture. Each capsule is specially coated to ensure that they remain stable at room temperature.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When should probiotics be used?
A: Probiotic supplements are useful when the balance of good and bad bacteria in the bowel has been disrupted. Such an imbalance almost always occurs in the following situations:
- after use of antibiotics
- recovering from illness
- during and after periods of heightened stress
- as we get older (and our digestive enzymes decrease in number)
- following travel to a foreign country
- for people who experience regular tummy upsets
- for people who regularly have an urgent need to use the toilet
- for people who have poor digestion
An imbalance of bowel flora can lead to a number of unpleasant symptoms, such as a bloated stomach, abdominal pains, irregular bowel movements and a feeling of heaviness after eating. Probiotics are recommended for people who wish to ensure or maintain a favourable amount of the friendly bacteria in their digestive tract.
Q: Does Probio8 need to be refrigerated?
A: No. This is not necessary because the probiotic bacteria used in this product are specially coated during the manufacturing process to ensure that they remain stable at room temperature. This is important, because many probiotic products that are kept in the fridge are damaged by the continual opening and closing of the fridge door, which lets in moisture and damages the fragile bacteria.
Q: Why is this multi-strain formula more effective than a single strain product?
A: A single specie probiotic is unlikely to deliver as many benefits as a multi-strain probiotic, which colonises and acts upon multiple locations within the body. There are literally hundreds of different species of good bacteria in our digestive system, so a multi-strain formula will work in more areas and also provide better protection against a wider scope of harmful micro-organisms.
Q: Can ProBio8 capsules be pulled apart and the contents taken in a drink or on food?
A: Yes, if the food or drink is consumed within 12 hours, the probiotics’ effectiveness will not be affected.