Probiotics & Digestion

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We now have available four probiotics in the Bio-kult range, the standard 14 strain Bio-kult, Bio-kult Candea for candida issues, Biokult Pro-Cyan to help ease symptoms of urinary tract infections, and Bio-Kult Infantis advanced multi-strain formula for infants.

We are also now stocking the BLIS oral probiotics: Throat Guard, and Teeth and Gums

Digestive aids we stock are: Quantum HCL, Quantum Digest enzymes, Nutricology Ox bile



Quantum HCL

Natural source, beet-derived betaine hydrochloric acid, also known as hydrochloric acid (HCL) or stomach acid. It helps digest food by breaking up fats and proteins, assists the body’s natural stomach acids in the absorption of nutrients, especially protein, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, B12.

Healthy stomach acid is needed for a healthy digestive tract. If you have low stomach acid, even the best food cannot be properly digested. If you are unable to absorb nutrients properly, this can lead to a range of health problems.

As we age, we typically produce less hydrochloric acid (HCL) which reduces our ability to efficiently absorb nutrients from food. Reduced HCL production affects the amount of protein and calcium we call absorb and can interfere with bone metabolism. Incomplete protein metabolism can imbalance intestinal flora. Betaine hydrochloric acid helps insure proper absorption of nutrients.

We like Quantum products as they don't use excipients, and have very strict quality control. These HCL caps are vegan, and don't have pepsin. Some people are unable to tolerate pepsin supplements.

If you need to have pepsin as well as HCL, Radiance and Solgar HCL include pepsin and are available in most health shops. Or you may also wish to take Quantum Digest (see below) which contains pepsin as well as a plant based enzyme blend.

Betaine Hydrochloric Acid (beet-derived). 1 Capsule = 550mg

Other Ingredients: 100% solvent-free vegetable capsules.

Recommended use: Adults or children (age 4 and up); Take 1 capsule after each meal daily, especially cooked meals. May also be used between meals.



Quantum Digest

This formula is highly effective for digestive support as well as cleansing. To digest cooked food, the pancreas releases protease to digest protein, amylase to digest carbohydrates and lipase to digest fat. Enzyme deficiencies are linked to occasional fatigue, minor pain, moodiness and more. Therefore, Quantum Digest may be beneficial after every meal with cooked food.

Quantum Digest is the realization of a breakthrough process: its plant–source enzymes are made using a proprietary fermentation process derived from aspergillus yielding highly purified, unheated, fully active enzymes, free of undesirable residues. Although most pepsin is animal-based, our pepsin is plant–source. Thus, this entire plant enzyme formula is suitable for everyone, including vegetarians and vegans.

1 Capsule contains:

382mg of Nano-Zyme (Plant-Enzyme Blend) [Amylase U.S.P. 10,000 DU, Maltase U.S.P. 250 DP, Protease 15,000 HUT, Opti-pH Protease U.S.P. 15,000 HUT, Pepsin 185 ASPU, Lipase U.S.P. 745 LU, Lactase U.S.P. 1080 LacU, Invertase 0.75 IAU, Cellulase U.S.P. 600 CU]
190mg of Nano-Gest Support [Noni (fruit, seed) (Morinda citrifolia), Plant-source Fulvic, Humic and Acetic Acids]

Other Ingredients: 100% solvent-free vegetable capsules.

Please note: Due to the natural components of Premier Research Lab’s supplements, ingredient levels may change between product batches. Please refer to product label if uncertain.



Nutricology Ox Bile

Bile is produced by the liver and stored in the gallbladder. When we eat fat, the gallbladder releases bile to help in its digestion. If you don’t have a gallbladder, or don’t digest fat well, supplementing with bile might be beneficial.

This brand is derived from a bovine source and freeze-dried (lyophilized) to maintain its biological activity. This nutrient is of the highest quality and purity obtainable, and does not contain preservatives, diluents, or artificial additives.

Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, 1 capsule three times daily with meals, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.

Serving Size: 1 capsule

Servings per container: 100

Amount per serving: 500 mg

Other ingredients: Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, L-leucine.

Keep in a cool, dry place, tightly capped.



BLIS Toddler Probiotic Powder

BLIS K12 is the world’s first advanced probiotic for the mouth, ear, nose and throat.
Our mouths are lined with various health-promoting bacteria, some of which are integral to health and disease. One very common bacteria found in the mouth of healthy humans is Streptococcus salivarius. Among the most numerous beneficial bacteria in your mouth, S. salivarius is typically the first one we acquire naturally as infants.

The effects of BLIS K12 are more significant with children who have recurring throat infections. University of Otago’s research shows that children with recurring throat infections had less healthy bacteria in their throats. This is something that occurs naturally. You either have it, or you don’t. If you don’t, and you take BLIS K12, it improves the healthy bacterial population and makes you less susceptible to sore throats. And of course, sore throats are often at the heart of middle ear infections. In fact, Italian clinical trials of BLIS K12™ showed over 90% reduction in doctor visits, days off school and, of course, days off work for parents looking after sick children.




BLIS K12 Throat Guard oral probiotic

BLIS is an acronym for Bacteriocin Like Inhibitory Substances. Only certain bacteria produce BLIS, which are natural antibacterial agents that can be used to help control the undesirable bacteria that cause sore throats, otitis media and other everyday health conditions. On a daily basis, billions of invading bad bacteria attempt to displace the natural and beneficial bacteria of the mouth, teeth and gums. This change or imbalance of the normal bacteria within our mouths cause common problems that people often experience in their oral cavity.

BLIS K12 (Throat Guard) is is the world’s first bacterial replacement probiotic derived from the oral cavity for specific application in the oral cavity and upper respiratory tract. Some 2% of people are naturally protected as they already have Streptococcus salivarius producing bacteriocins similar to BLIS K12™. However, for the large majority that do not have this natural protection, BLIS K12™ may offer significant benefits.

BLIS K12 Throat Guard Daily supports the throat's natural defences against undesirable bacteria that may cause illnesses. It helps maintain a healthy immune system, and protects against winter ailments such as sore throats, and reoccuring tonsillitis. It can help reduce ear infections, and fights gum disease. It may be helpful when travelling or comong off antibiotics.

Product ingredients: Live Streptococcus salivarius K12 (in sufficient numbers to maintain good oral health), Isomalt, Tableting aids (Silica dioxide, magnesium chloride), Flavour (peppermint or strawberry)

This product is dairy and gluten free, contains no artificial flavours or colours, and is not genetically modified.

Although we're not yet stocking it, BLIS K12™ also come in a Fresh Breath kit that helps with bad breath. Here is some more infomation. Let us know if you'd like to try it. If there is enough interest we might start stocking it.



BLIS M18 oral probiotic for Teeth & Gums

BLIS M18 is a patented oral probiotic providing advanced protection for the gums and teeth. BLIS M18 has been developed from a special strain of beneficial bacteria found in the healthy mouth and has been clinically proven to promote the health by continuously supporting and promoting the teeth and gums.

On a daily basis, billions of invading bad bacteria attempt to displace the natural and beneficial bacteria of the mouth, teeth and gums. This causes common problems that such as dental cavities, bad breath or gum disease, which result from a change or imbalance of the normal bacteria within our mouths.

Product ingredients: Live Streptococcus salivarius M18, Isomalt, Tableting aids (Silica dioxide, magnesium chloride), Flavour (peppermint or strawberry)

This product is dairy and gluten free, contains no artificial flavours or colours, and is not genetically modified.




Bio-Kult is the probiotic used by Dr Campbell-McBride with most of her GAPS patients. It is a 14 strain probiotic, designed to help the digestive and immune systems, and formulated by a team of doctors, nutritionists and scientists dedicated to advancing the research and use of probiotic health supplements.

The healthy body naturally hosts trillions of beneficial bacteria. Amongst other things, they help to support and maintain a strong immune system and a healthy digestive system. Today’s lifestyle of stress and poor nutrition can compromise these essential functions. It is of fundamental importance that we have an adequate level of these probiotic bacteria in our bodies at all times.

Bio-Kult contains the following 14 strains of beneficial bacteria at concentration of 2 billion probiotic organisms per capsule which is equivalent to 10 billion probiotic organisms per gram:

Bacillus subtilis
Bifidobacterium bifidum
Bifidobacterium breve
Bifidobacterium infantis
Bifidobacterium longum
Lactobacillus acidophilus
Lactobacillus delbrueckii spp. bulgaricus
Lactobacillus casei
Lactobacillus plantarum
Lactobacillus rhamnosus
Lactobacillus helveticus
Lactobacillus salivarius
Lactococcus lactis spp. lactis
Streptococcus thermophilus

Other ingredients: (NOTE NEW FORMULATION) cellulose (bulking agent), vegetable capsule: hydroxpropyl methyl cellulose. Free from gluten, sucrose, yeast, salt, additives, flavourings and colourings. May contain traces of soy and traces of milk products at a level which would not affect lactose intolerance sufferers.

Bio-Kult capsules can be opened and mixed into food or cold drinks if desired. They do not require refrigeration. The capsules only look tiny, but they are very powerful. We recommend you start by opening up a cap and having just a pinch.  




Bio-Kult Infantis

Bio-Kult Infantis is an advanced multi-strain formula for infants with Omega 3 and Vitamin D3. 7 strains of live bacteria High in Omega 3 Vitamin D3 (natural source of Vitamin D) to contribute to the normal function of the immune system Preplex (FOS and gum acacia)

Bio-Kult Infantis does not need to be refrigerated and is suitable to be taken by babies, toddlers and young children, alongside antibiotics, when travelling and as part of a healthy diet. The formula comes in easy to use sachets.


Live bacterial cultures: Lactobacillus casei PXN 37 Lactobacillus rhamnosus PXN 54 Streptococcus thermophilus PXN 66 Lactobacillus acidophilus PXN 35 Bifidobacterium breve PXN 25 Lactobacillus delbrueckii ssp. bulgaricus PXN 39 Bifidobacterium infantis PXN 27 Preplex (fructooligosaccharide (FOS) and gum acacia), live bacteria (see strains above), DHA + EPA Powder (source of Omega 3 fatty acid from fish), Vitamin D3

Each sachet contains: Minimum 1 billion microorganisms per sachet (1 x 109 CFU/g), guaranteed throughout the shelf life. DHA + EPA: >1mg per sachet. Vitamin D3: 2.5mcg per sachet (50% of RDA).

Directions for use:

1/2 - 1 sachet once a day mixed with milk, water or food (start with 1/4 of a sachet for young babies). If still breast feeding some of the powder can be mixed with a little milk or placed directly on the nipple before a feed or given directly into the infant's mouth.

Or as recommended by your doctor or healthcare practitioner. Do not exceed recommended daily intake.


Allergen advice:

Bio-Kult Infantis contains fish. Bio-Kult Infantis also contains traces of soya and milk as these are used in the growth media of the strains. Traces of milk are at a level that would not affect lactose intolerance sufferers.




Bio-Kult Candea

Probiotic supplement with added garlic and grapefruit seed extract

Taken daily it can help strengthen the body’s natural defences against Candida overgrowth and may help to prevent it changing from its yeast-like form to the invasive filamentous fungus form.

Bio-Kult Candéa contains:
• Seven strains of probiotic bacteria to reinforce the gut microflora, helping to prevent Candida from finding sites in the gut to grow. They also lower the gut pH so that Candida, which prefers a more alkaline environment, cannot thrive.
• Garlic and grapefruit seed extract – proven natural antifungals. These are also proven to be compatible with the probiotic bacteria in Bio-Kult Candéa.



Bio-Kult Pro-Cyan

Lifestyle changes, stress, medicines and disease can sometimes deplete our beneficial gut bacteria, allowing E.coli to become established and cause infections. These infections can damage mucous membranes which line the urinary tract. Bio-kult ProCyan is a triple action formula scientifically developed with cranberry extract (36mg PACs), two specifically selected probiotic strains and Vitamin A that work with your body to help maintain normal levels of bacteria in the gut in order to help maintain a healthy urinary tract.

Probiotic formula:
Lactobacillus acidophilus PXN 35

Lactobacillus plantarum PXN 47

Cranberry Extract
(Vaccinium macrocarpon)
Cellulose (bulking agent)
Probiotic Strains (see above)
Vitamin A (retinyl acetate)
Vegetable Capsule
(Hydroxypropylmethyl Cellulose)
** provides 20% RDA / capsule

Each capsule contains:
Minimum of 18mg cranberry A-type PACs and 500 million probiotic microorganisms (>5 x 108 CFU/capsule), equivalent to 2.7 billion probiotic microorganisms per gram (>2.7 x 109 CFU/gram).
Concentration of 500 million probitoic microorganisms per capsule is guaranteed throughout the shelf life.

Allergen advice:
Pro-Cyan contains traces of soya and traces of milk at a level that would not affect lactose intolerance sufferers.

Each box of ProCyan contains 45 capsules




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