PrecisionBiotic cultures are unique bacterial cultures that have been specifically researched and rigorously tested by scientists at PrecisionBiotics Ltd.
All of our products contain bacteria that occur naturally in the human gut and are at home there.
We spend many years observing and testing them in real people to ensure they have the precise qualities needed and that they meet our rigorous safety standards.
To ensure they reach your gut in peak condition we have created special formulations and we have confirmed their activity in the gut, using the highest standards of scientific testing and human clinical trials. Their stable formulations also ensure that none of our products need refrigeration.
We're sometimes asked why our products contain only one or two types of bacteria, instead of a mix of five or even ten types.
As scientists, we know that mixing multiple bacterial cultures can mean their individual qualities are affected. Different cultures behave in different ways and may even have competing effects. And cultures of animal or plant origin may not be native to the human gut, so we do not add them.
It is the specific culture of bacteria and how that culture interacts with your unique gut bacteria that determines whether you will notice a difference.
So our focus is on investing to find the best bacterial culture for each specific gut action. We then put each culture through a rigorous series of tests, culminating in clinical trials in the UK and Europe.
We produce a pure formulation, with no added bulk yoghurt or animal cultures, to provide a PrecisionBiotic product that we can guarantee and that clinicians can recommend.
We also guarantee that the number of bacteria is the optimal amount for each PrecisionBiotic product and how it works in the human gut.
Many yoghurts contain live bacterial cultures but these are usually chosen to make good yoghurt, not for their activity in the human gut. If bacterial cultures have been added during the manufacturing process, they may not be cultures that have been tested in clinical trials or that are native to the human gut.
Why is Alflorex® different?
Alflorex is the only product in the UK that contains the unique 35624 live bacterial culture.
This culture has been clinically tested by leading scientists and gastroenterologists. The results of these trials have been published in a wide range of respected scientific journals.
The live 35624 culture in Alflorex is a type of bacteria that occurs naturally in the human gut. It's part the Bifidobacterium group, one of the first kinds of bacteria passed by mothers to their babies at birth.
Is the bacterial culture in Alflorex natural?
Yes. Alflorex contains the natural Bifidobacterium infantis 35624® culture, that is a type of bacteria that occurs naturally in the human gut. It's part of the Bifidobacterium family of bacteria that are given by mother to baby at birth.
To ensure this natural live culture reaches your gut with its properties intact, we have developed a special formulation and confirmed its activity in the gut in clinical trials, using the highest standards of scientific testing and human clinical trials.
This stable formulation also means that Alflorex does not need refrigeration.
Will Alflorex reach my bowel in peak condition?
Yes. The 35624® culture in Alflorex has been shown in 2 clinical trials, reported in respected scientific publications, to remain active right through the digestive system and to reach the bowel with its properties intact.
It's now the No. 1 recommended bacterial culture by doctors and gastroenterologists in the US.
How many bacteria does each capsule of Alflorex contain?
A single Alflorex capsule contains around 1 billion live bacteria, or 1x109 colony forming units (CFUs), at the time of manufacture.
The quantity of bacteria provided in each capsule has been chosen for optimal balance in the gut.
The dose in the capsule remains effective throughout its shelf life.
Alflorex acts immediately and begins to prime your gut where it is needed.
This activity takes approximately 4 weeks. It is important to take Alflorex every day.
Some people may experience mild and temporary changes in their gut during this first 4 weeks as Alflorex begins to gently prime the gut. If you have any questions at all about how Alflorex is working for you, please contact us.
*In rare cases it may take Alflorex longer than 4 weeks to prime the gut, possibly up to 8 weeks. If you'd like to talk about this and taking Alflorex, please contact us.
Yes. There are no known allergens in Alflorex. All raw materials used for Alflorex do not contain any allergen listed in the Directive 2007/68/EC and its amendments. The facilities we use to manufacture also ensure that during the production process, raw materials are not exposed to allergens cross contamination.
The 35624® live culture is part the Bifidobacterium family, one of the first kinds of bacteria passed by mothers to their babies at birth. Hence it is at home in the human gut.
Some people may experience mild and temporary changes in their gut during the first 4 weeks as Alflorex begins to gently prime the gut. If you have any questions at all about how Alflorex is working for you, please contact us.
There are no known interactions with any medications or food supplements.
Whenever you like. It can be taken with or without food.
No. It just needs to be stored at under 25˚C.
Alflorex has been carefully formulated to be stable at room temperature, and does not need to be refrigerated.
The special packaging for Alflorex capsules means that they can travel with you and still keep their qualities.
The 35624® live bacterial culture in Alflorex stays in your gut for as long as you continue to take the product.
It performs its action in the gut and then will naturally be swept out by regular bowel movements.
By taking a single capsule of Alflorex every day you can ensure your gut remains primed.
Alflorex costs less than £1 (approx €1) per day and enables you to regain control of your gut health.
Taking Alflorex may also mean you can also avoid the costs of other products you had to purchase before.
Look out for our special offers on our website and from our pharmacy partners.
Fruit juices are generally acidic and acid can damage the 35624® culture, making it less effective. So we recommend taking Alflorex with water or milk or less acidic drinks like soya, almond or rice milks.
However, Alflorex can be taken as part of a meal that has fruit juice, as the food will help protect the Alflorex culture.
Bifidobacterium 35624®, the active culture in Alflorex, can be inactivated by alcohol.
We recommend not drinking alcohol for a few hours after taking Alflorex.
An Alflorex capsule is a size 3 capsule, one of the smallest sizes available.
Alflorex costs less than £1 per day and enables you to regain control of your gut health.
Taking Alflorex may also mean you can also avoid the costs of other products you may have had to purchase before.
Look out for our special offers on our website and from our pharmacy partners.
In the UK, Alflorex can be bought directly from PrecisionBiotics Ltd here on our website.
It is also available in pharmacies throughout the UK and Ireland, usually on the Digestive Care shelf.
If Alflorex is not available on the shelf, it can still be ordered from the pharmacy. Just ask the pharmacist to order Alflorex for you, for pick up in store.
The 35624® culture in Alflorex has been studied by doctors and scientists in well run clinical trials. No safety concerns were identified. The safety of the product has also been confirmed in scientific reviews.
The 35624® bacteria are part of the Bifidobacterium family of bacteria, one of the first types of bacteria from mothers to their babies at birth.
There are no known side effects with Alflorex.
Some people may experience mild and temporary changes in their gut during the first 4 weeks as Alflorex begins to gently prime the gut.
As happens with most bacterial cultures, a dose of antibiotics could inactivate the bacterial culture in Alflorex. If you are prescribed a course of antibiotics, we advise that you take the dose of the antibiotic at a different time of day to when you take your daily Alflorex.
Yes. Each capsule contains only a small amount of sugar, which will not impact on blood glucose levels.
No side effects in conjunction with the use of Alflorex® have been observed to date.
There are no known interactions with any medications.