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SUITABILITY AND SIDE EFFECTS FAQ
The bacteria in ProVen Probiotics are suitable for vegans, although some of our products contain added ingredients which may not be suitable. Please check the icons on each individual product to see if the product is vegan.
Product is suitable for vegans
Product is not suitable for vegans
The bacteria in ProVen Probiotics are suitable for vegetarians, as are most of our products. Our Pregnancy Plus product contains a fish oil capsule and is the only non-vegetarian product that we currently produce. Please check the icons on each individual product to see if the product is vegan.
Product is suitable for vegetarians
All ProVen Probiotics products are currently gluten free. The bacteria in ProVen Probiotics are free from gluten and none of the added ingredients in our product range currently contain gluten. Please check the icons on each individual product to check if the product is gluten free.
Product is suitable for those who are gluten free
The bacteria in ProVen Probiotics are free from dairy ingredients, although two of our products contain galactooligosaccharides (GOS) which is derived from the lactose (sugar) in milk.
These products are Lactobacillus & Bifidus for Formula Fed Babies and Lactobacillus & Bifidus with A-Z Multivitamins and Prebiotic for Toddlers. Whilst these products do not contain any dairy protein or lactose, they cannot be labelled as dairy free due to the GOS (prebiotic).
Product is suitable for those who are dairy free
Yes. The bacteria used in the ProVen pregnancy products have been trialled safely in pregnant mums and newborn babies and have been used by these potentially vulnerable groups since 2013.
Yes. The Lab4b friendly bacteria used in the ProVen pregnancy products have been trialled safely in newborn babies up to six months of age and have been used by this potentially vulnerable groups since 2013.
ProVen Probiotics baby products contain strains of friendly bacteria that are naturally present in the developing gut – from birth to three years of age.
Yes. The Lab4 live bacteria used in the ProVen Probiotics products for children have been researched specifically with children. The strains included in these products are naturally present in the microbiome of children and adults over three years of age.
ProVen Probiotics are suitable to take if you suffer from allergies. Research now suggests that probiotics may be supportive in reducing the occurrence of allergy, including eczema, asthma and other atopic allergy in babies and children.
There are no known interactions between ProVen Probiotics and medications or foods, but we recommend consulting your doctor or health practitioner before taking ProVen Probiotics if you are on medication or if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.
Yes, we would recommend that you take ProVen Probiotics both alongside and following a course of antibiotics to help to maintain the balance of bacteria in the microbiome.
Always take the probiotics at least two hours away from each dose of antibiotics as the antibiotics can impact the friendly bacteria in the supplement.
The products that we recommend alongside antibiotics are our Adult Acidophilus & Bifidus – 50 Billion and one of our Fit for School products for children.
Some people experience mild side effects when they first start taking a probiotic supplement. These side effects may include gas, bloating and other digestive symptoms.
The Lactobacillus and Bifidus species of bacteria used in ProVen Probiotics are not gas-forming, so do not cause flatulence.
One of the ways these friendly types of bacteria work, is by crowding out the pathogenic species and is these ‘bad’ bacteria that cause fermentation and gas.
After taking ProVen Probiotics for 2-4 weeks, symptoms of extra gas should start to diminish as gut bacterial balance begins to be restored.