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DEFENSE.pro is a probiotic food supplement with 12 bacterial cultures and valuable vitamins that can be used to support the immune system.
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The intestine and the immune system
In a well-functioning intestine, useful bacteria fend off pathogens and prevent them from entering the bloodstream. However, to be able to do this they need to be present in the intestine in sufficient numbers. This might be prevented and problematic when you are stressed, take medication or have the wrong diet.
A healthy and balanced intestinal flora effectively protects the body from pathogens invading and multiplying. The intestine regulates up to 80% of all immune responses of the body and is therefore considered the body’s most important immune organ. It is possible to support the balance of the immune system with special intestinal bacteria and vitamins.
DEFENSE.pro combines cultures of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium species, which act by colonizing the intestine. Furthermore, DEFENSE.pro contains valuable vitamins that provide many health benefits (in line with EU Regulation No. 432): Vitamin B12, vitamin B6, vitamin B9 (folate), vitamin A and vitamin D all contribute to the normal functioning of the immune system; vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and vitamin B7 (biotin) help to maintain normal mucosas; vitamin B1 (thiamine) helps to maintain a normal mental state; vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue; inulin contributes to normal intestinal functioning by increasing the frequency of bowel movements.
The live microorganisms come in the form of a powder contained in capsules with enteric coating. This is to ensure that they pass through the stomach without any problems. During digestion, the stomach produces acid and enzymes which the microbes would not survive. To make absolutely sure that the capsules will arrive undamaged in the intestine, it is recommended that the capsules be ingested 20 to 30 minutes before a meal. By the time they reach the intestine, the coating has dissolved and the bacterial strains can colonize the colon. If you want to get the bacteria colonizing as soon as possible, it is recommended to take two capsules a day (preferably one in the morning and one in the evening). However, if you find you have a slight reaction – many people temporarily experience flatulence due to the prebiotic inulin – ingestion should be reduced to one capsule per day. It is not a problem to discontinue ingestion for 1-2 days such that the body may slowly get used to the microbes and the inulin. If you also take antibiotics, you should take DEFENSE.pro at least 2 hours either before or after you take your antibiotics. Compatibility with other probiotics from BIOMES and drugs: It is possible to combine two or more probiotic food supplements from BIOMES. However, for the microbes to develop optimally, we recommend not to take more than one probiotic food supplement at any one time. The recommended maximum number of capsules is 2 per day. As long as this dose is not exceeded, the permanent ingestion of probiotic food supplements such as DEFENSE.pro is absolutely safe. No side effects with other drugs are known. Food supplements do not substitute for a balanced and varied diet. Please store out of the reach of children. If you suffer from a severe histamine intolerance, you should not take this probiotic composition. We recommend HISTAMINE.pro to people who have a known intolerance of this type. Probiotic food supplements may be taken permanently or temporarily with the objective of colonizing the intestine with useful bacteria for the long term.
DEFENSE.pro contains 12 different bacterial cultures with a total number of at least 5 billion microorganisms:
Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Lactobacillus paracasei, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus reuteri, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus salivarius, Lactococcus lactis, Streptococcus thermophilus, inulin, rice starch (microbial nutrients) and vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12, D
Plant-based enteric capsule coatings from hydroxypropyl methylcellulose.
Vegan, free of gluten, lactose, artificial flavoring and preservatives.