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Symprove probiotic

Read research on probi's & seems the liquid version is most effective (UCL paper) + only Symprove shown to survive into the gut & proliferate = desired effect. Ist day felt yukky, 'windy' & frequent loo trips but day 3 feeling much better. Tastes vile & £138 for 12 weeks supply, but if it helps, I'll do it.

Merry Christmas to all, hope you enjoy the festive season x

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I took symprove , i cant say how it will help u but it didnt me it actually made me

Sicker?

I am gluten yeast and dairy intolerant and the only thing i can think is that there was gluten and a yeast my body did not agree with in it coz as soon as i stopped the pain and sickness went

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Aww sorry to hear that Lulububs, I'm coeliac & allergic to dairy too so I made sure Symprove was free from those allergens. It took so long, 10 years + , for me to get the correct diagnosis that I think my guts were just ruined. I have to say it does explain in the blurb that you may feel rough on first taking & like u I nearly gave up but I feel so much better today I'm glad I perserved. Hope u find something to keep you well soon. x

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Probiotics a weird one arent they some agree with you some do not.

I got through half before

I actually saw a nutritionalist and alergist and when they tested the symprove they realised it was that ? I had severe sibo/candida though so there was a yeast in it that was effecting that.

I went on a candida diet and took some supplements for that and another probiotic and within 6 weeks i was better.

Still gluten and dairy intolerant though.

Symprove is proven for ibs but unfortunatley i didnt have just ibs..

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Im so sorry ur coeliac, it bad enough being gluten intolerant but to b coeliac must b awful.

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Nah lulububs, piece of cake (GF of course;)), once u eliminate the evil one from ur diet it's all hunky dory & it's so much easier going out to eat & shopping now than it was when I was first diagnosed. I like to cook too, have a selection of gr8 recipes I've pinched from various chefs over the years. Challenges r good, keep u on ur toes ;)

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water, extract of germinated barley, live activated cultures of: L. rhamnosus, E. faecium, L. acidophilus, and L. plantarum; vitamin C, acidity regulator: trisodium citrate; preservative: potassium sorbate; natural flavourings, sweetener: sucralose.

Look at what it contains! Germinated barley - not good if you have grain intolerance, acidity regulator, trisodium citrate, preservative etc. and sweetener, sucralose - I'd stay away from most of this in any supplement - sweeteners are dangerous at the best of times - I tried it was ok for four days then also went from bad to worse

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Yep thats why my nutritionalist told me to stay away from it, it made me so ill i literally couldnt keep anything in when i was taking it but i just thought i had a ibs flare up.

When nutritionalist checked it and he rang company and said is this ok for coeliacs or gluten intolerances she said “well we cant promise there not traces of things in there! “Then they said barley he being a coeliac himself said “ stop it see how u feel” . Within 3 days i could keep my food in, within week i had no pain.

So was NOT good one for me!

I now take bioglan or cytoplan as they are no gluten or dairy.

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Barley is not good for people with celiac or a grain problem as it is a grain. The best advice I can give anyone regarding any supplement is go check out every ingredient it contains first before purchasing - research all the reviews good and bad - search for bad reviews on the internet - not just one site and every ingredient it contains - like the nasties, titanium dioxide, mag stereate, maltodextrin - read up on them , check for side effects etc. and if you don't like what you read do not buy. Before I purchase any supplement now I research "side effects" first, then each ingredient one by one - if I don't like what I read don't buy. Why take a supplement with all these nasties in when you have a gut problem and restricting what you are eating or can eat! I eat clean and healthy as much and as far as I can so there is no way I want to put something nasty in my body contained in a supplement if I wouldn't eat it! But it's everyone's personal choice. Me - I purchase supplements as much as I can that is free from all the bad bits, i.e. sugar, dextrose, maltodextrin, wheat, gluten, soy, dairy, etc. Currently stopped Healthspan and have gone back to Gutpro infant powder which is free of all nasties - expensive - but can you put a price on good health!

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I am same , i eat clean, i dont eat takeaways very rarely eat out aless i know they are gluten friendly( great gluten and dairy free restaurant in canterbury). As i seem to b very sensitive to gluten, yeast and cowsmilk?

So as u can imagine a pain!!!

I also got told by a friend who is coeliac that a compnay called “ cytoplan” there promise is no nasties just clean supplements.... no gluten no dairy ... and i have taken alot if there supplement and they seem really good the ingredients show nothing but what it is...

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So why take a supplement that has rubbish in when you eat clean! You just have to do research on everything you buy

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I did! I rang them and asked and they said it was fine for ceoliacs! That was customer service women.

Im not even ceoliac but highly sensitive.

As soon as my nutritionalist checked ingredients not by reading by actually sending to lab there was traces of barley?? So it not ok for people that are sensitive or ceoliacs. I rang them and told them this and they said “ oh well we cant say it was not near things it mayb traces can get in? Which is not a good excuse....

i got my money back.

If u read on other sites im not only person that had this problem.

Believe me i read everything and if u read the site it says “ gluten free”!!!!

I do not even eat out as some idiot said my dinner was gluten free and had mad my yorkshire pudding with normal flour and i was sick and ill within 10 mins of eating it.... so there are just people out there that dont understand.

Im not slagging it off im sure it fantastic for people that have ibs i have ibs brought on by intolerances

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I would love to hear how you make out with the Symprove. I would consider trying it as well.

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So mapleleaf, one month in to Symprove. Feeling much better generally, nails, hair, dry skin improved, don't get any abdominal pain anymore and bowel movements much more regular, usually once a day now in morning but sometimes again after lunch, however, used to go virtually every time went to loo. No more diarrhoea or constipation, just normal. Still a little windy but quiet 'gentle' quiet ones, not the stinky, painful ripsnorters I used to share! Sleeping much better, used to wake between 3 & 5 am with abdominal pain and pounding heart beat, couldn't always get back off again & don't function well on 4-5 hours sleep :( Now sleeping 6 - 8 hours + a night & better quality. Mum, also coeliac & dairy allergic on same regime & same results. Only disappointment was got flu 1st time in my life two weeks ago, thought my new gut microbiome would improve my immune system to protect against bugs but could just have been overwhelming number of people ill. Ordered mango & passion fruit for future use, original tastes foul, hard to get down some mornings. Working for us :)

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Sounds like it is working for you. I just started on a probiotic while taking the Constella as the Constella is not really helping things. I will give this one a try for a while first but if I don't see some results soon I am going to try the Symprove. I also am lactose intolerant and I am my own worst enemy. I am terrible as remembering to take the pills before I eat. Thanks for the follow up and I hope it continues to work for you!

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I'm allergic to milk protein so don't do any dairy. Being coeliac too shopping can be a challenge, every label needs reading & with me old eyes, can be fun. Downloaded Coeliac Uk & dairy free app onto my phone, scan product barcode & (most of time) will tell u if Gf/Df. Once your head is round it + with improvements in type of free from foods available, it gets easier. Eating out is the difficult one for me. Good luck with your new regime, hope it works :)

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Will keep u posted mapleleaf, Christmas grub/late nights & booze should b quite a test! x

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Symprove didn't work for me. Anyway the strongest probiotics is the vsl#3.

And your GP can prescribe it for you.

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Unfortunately contains lactose so no good for me. Research I have read concluded that the bacteria in Symprove, Actimel & VSL#3 out of 8proboitics tested were the only ones to have survived the journey into the gut in sufficient numbers to start multiplying & give u the benefits. Symprove is the only one of these GF & DF hence my choice. I guess it's horses for courses and finding the right thing for you.

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Yes, you have to find right one for you.

But for me it was waste of money.

Many medications contain lactose but that's usually just a small amount.

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has anyone looked at the reviews etc. on Amazon re this probiotic

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