Lifestream Bowel Biotics Fibre. Psyllium, prebiotics, probiotics. Taken in conjunction with a balanced diet is the ultimate solution for healthy bowels. This bowel formula is the most popular natural bowel formula in the UK. Lifestream bowel biotics powder helps to ensure regular bowel movements whilst maintaining bowel health - essential for overall health and well being. It not only provides a good source of fiber, but also contains prebiotics and probiotics for maintaining healthy intestinal bacteria and a healthy bowel. Psyllium, inulin (prebiotic) and probiotics. For those 6 years and older. Suitable for vegetarians.
Our Bowel. Never underestimate the importance of a clean colon
All about the bowels:
The bowel is the common name for the large intestine and comprises the colon, rectum and anus. The colon is a muscular tube, which together with the small intestine forms the major part of the digestive system. The digestive process is completed in the colon, where water is soluble nutrients are absorbed certain vitamins are synthesised. The colon is also responsible for the elimination of body wastes including those from food. In a healthy colon, all this is achieved with the help of billions of friendly resident bacteria. Many practitioners now believe that keeping the colon healthy is crucial to our overall health vitality.
Some interesting facts about the bowel:
Over a third of the population regularly suffer from digestive upsets, Many experts believe impacted waste material in the bowel can harden and thicken over the years. You are what you eat - Nutritionists and scientists are now confirming that the age-old saying of 'you are what you eat' has never been truer! Our vitality is merely a reflection of our inner health, including the health of our digestive system. When taken as part of a healthy balanced diet, Lifestream Bowel Biotics helps keep you regular and maintains healthy bowels. The Lifestream Bowel Biotics formula is presently recommended by many gastroenterologists, doctors and natural practitioners in the UK despite the fact that it is not a prescription medicine and contains only natural ingredients.
What is so unique about the formula of Lifestream BowelBiotics?
Lifestream BowelBiotics has been developed to help with a healthy balanced diet to keep the bowels healthy in a totally natural way. In order to achieve this, Lifestream BowelBiotics has three specific natural ingredients.
These are: 1. Fibre (Psyllium Husks). Fibre is important in the diet to ensure that waste material is moved efficiently and regularly through the colon so that undigested matter is not left for long periods in the bowel. Typically most fibre in our diet comes from wheat bran (present in most breads and cereals) but this is unsuitable for those who are allergic or intolerant to wheat products. The fibre in Lifestream BowelBiotics is therefore sourced from non-wheat sources which include psyllium husks and inulin.
Psyllium husks are a water retentive non-wheat fibre source. When water is added to psyllium husks, a soft gel forms, helping matter to move through the colon smoothly. Water retentive fibre also encourages the presence of natural bacteria in the bowel. The Importance of Varied Fibre Sources - Different types of high fibre foods in the diet can have a synergistic effect and can complement the effects of the psyllium husks in Lifestream BowelBiotics . Most vegetables, lentils and fruits (dried apricots for example) are good sources of fibre. It is important to get into the habit of varying your fibre intake from different sources.
2. Prebiotics (Inulin). Inulins are naturally occurring oligosaccharides (several simple sugars linked together) that are resistant to digestion in the stomach and intestines but are metabolized in the colon by bifidobacteria and lactobacilli. Inulins are found in vegetables such as asparagus, leeks, onions, chicory roots and garlic. Inulins help to promote the growth and activity of beneficial bacteria while simultaneously helping to reduce the population of unfriendly bacteria in the colon. Substances such as inulin that promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the colon are called prebiotics. The ability to digest inulin varies among the different types of microflora which may commonly inhabit the intestine.
Several studies 1, 2, 3 have shown how inulin added to a healthy balanced diet improves intestinal flora and enhances the Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria population. Other unfriendly species of bacteria including E. coli, Clostridia and Salmonella cannot utilize inulin. An abundance of beneficial bacteria helps your intestinal tract to remain healthy by creating conditions that are unfavourable to unfriendly bacteria. Lifestream BowelBiotics can help to ensure that sufficient levels of inulin are provided in the diet.
3. Probiotics (Lactobacilli Bifidobacteria). Probiotics are live microbial organisms that populate the gut (such as Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria) and are beneficial to health. 'Good' and 'Bad' bacteria are continually competing with each other in the gut and it is now clearly recognised that long term bowel health and overall well-being can be supported by maintaining a favourable balance of friendly bacteria in the colon. All of these ingredients are from natural sources only. All are gentle in action and are not absorbed by the body, making Lifestream Bowel Biotics suitable for regular, everyday use. Always consume adequate water when taking any Psyllium supplement.
It is estimated that poor digestion and elimination is to blame for a host of modern discomforts yet most of these can be avoided. Bowel biotics may be used for general health, to assist in the relief of constipation, any digestive tract disorder including Crohns, irritable bowel (IBS) leaky gut, diverticulitis, polyps, candida, ulcers, prolapse, as well as with thrush urinary tract infections. This product may also be beneficial to take if you have diarrhoea, constipation, food poisoning and gastro intestinal upsets.
Psyllium husks 69%, Inulin Prebiotics 30%, Probiotic cultures (Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Lactobacillus acidophilus). Contains no polydextrose, maltodextrin, sorbitol, sugar, phytate, preservatives, artificial flavours or colours. Also no wheat, gluten or GM ingredients and is suitable for vegetarians. Probiotic cultures may contain traces of soy or milk products.
Powder - Adults: Mix 2 rounded teaspoons (5g) 1-2 times daily. Children 6-12 years: 1 rounded teaspoon (2.5g) 1-2 times daily.
Mix into large glass of water or juice and stir well and consume immediately. Follow this with another glass of water or juice.
Capsules - Adults: 3 capsules daily. Children 6-12 years: 1-3 capsules daily
Best taken 1/2 hour before or after food. It is recommended to increase water intake while taking additional dietary fibre.
Lifestream recommend starting with a low dose and building up gradually to suit the individual.
Keep out of reach of children. Store below 30C. Refrigerate after opening. Products containing Psyllium must be taken with adequate water. Contents are heavy and will settle after packing. This product is sold by weight, not volume.
Orders within New Zealand are dispatched by courier once your payment has been processed. Our customer service team aim to dispatch your order within 24 hours during the working week. Within Auckland please allow 48 hours for delivery. For all other areas please allow 72 hours.
Within NZ, supplement orders over NZ$70 are conveniently delivered freight free. Freight Free may exclude food items and cleaning products - we will contact you if additional courier charges apply to your order containing these items. Orders under NZ$70 in value will have a delivery charge based on the delivery address.
• Auckland (Wellsford to Pukekohe) - $5.00
• Rest of the North Island - $6.50
• South Island - $8.00
Auckland orders have the option to be collect, free of charge. We are located at 344a Rosedale Road, Albany, Auckland 0632. Please note that collection is only available between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.
International orders are sent out using tracked international services. Delivery for international orders usually take 5-10 business days to arrive. Freight charges for international orders are based on the weight of the total order.