by Colm O'Sullivan, on 22/04/21 17:08
With so many different food supplements claiming to contain ‘good’ bacteria, how do you know which is right for you? Here we explain more about Alflorex’s unique bacterial strain 35624® and how it can support your gut.
1. Alflorex® has been researched for gut health – for decades.
Alflorex’s unique bacterial strain - Bifidobacterium longum 35624 - is backed by more than 20 years of research. PrecisionBiotics® scientists have discovered hundreds of different bacterial cultures and put each one through rigorous scientific tests. The unique 35624 culture in Alflorex® has been scientifically studied to target the gut.
2. Alflorex uses precise, targeted bacteria.
We're often asked why our products contain only 1 or 2 precise cultures, instead of a mix of 5 or even 10 types of bacteria. As scientists, we know that mixing multiple bacterial cultures does not guarantee that each will retain its properties or that different cultures will complement each other. Different cultures behave in different ways and may even have competing effects. So our focus is on discovering the best bacterial culture and the optimal amount of that bacteria to support gut health.
3. Doctors recommend Alflorex.
The unique live culture in Alflorex® has been scientifically tested by leading doctors and gastroenterologists27,28 and is the No.1 recommended live culture by doctors & gastroenterologists in the US.29
4. The bacteria in Alflorex reaches your bowel intact.
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 using rigorous research.
5. Alflorex is rooted in nature.
The human gut is a sensitive place and Alflorex contains bacterial cultures that are at home there. Bifidobacterium longum 35624 is a type of bacteria that occurs naturally in the human gut. It's part of a family of bacteria that are given by mother to baby at birth. We do not use or add bulk yoghurt cultures or bacterial cultures of animal origin as they are not native to the human gut.
6. You can take Alflorex with you wherever you go – no refrigeration required.
Some supplements require refrigeration in order to ensure the bacteria reach your gut alive. That’s not the case with Alflorex®. The selected bacterial culture in each of our products is stable at room temperature so you can take it whenever and wherever you go without worrying about finding the nearest fridge.
7. Your gut health matters.
The gut microbiome has been described as the forgotten organ. Scientists are just beginning to understand the complex relationships we have with the bacterial cultures in our gut (our microbiome) and the relationships they have with each other. Many factors can disturb this delicate balance, including antibiotics, stress and inadequate nutrition. Digestive conditions are also more common than ever, including bloating, diarrhoea and abdominal pain. So your gut microbiome is worth taking care of.
Are you a healthcare professional? You can find more information about the specific benefits of the unique culture 35624 here.