Probiotics: Frequently asked Questions

What are probiotics?

Probiotic literally means ‘for life’ and they. probiotics are living micro-organisms that, when ingested or applied locally in enough numbers, benefit the health of the consumer. Once in our intestines, these natural and friendly bacteria help balance our gut microflora and support our immune system.

Can I consume probiotic supplement daily?

A daily dose of probiotics is recommended from food or probiotic supplement in order to maintain a healthy intestinal environment. It is safe (also recommended) to consume Sportron Floraplex® spray daily.

Is it possible to overdose with Sportron Floraplex® spray?

No! In fact, it is far more likely that desired health benefits may not be achieved due to inadequate daily doses of probiotics supplements in the market. Choose one that has more strains, and they now go to about 9 strains.

How long will it take before I notice that my health has improved from taking Sportron Floraplex® spray?

Taking probiotics supplement has many health benefits in various areas including improving gut healthy, supporting a healthy immune system and many more scientifically proven benefits.  Everyone has different nutritional needs and our bodies response differently depending on one’scurrent health or nutritional status. If one is taking a probiotic supplement for preventive reasons, they might not notice immediate benefits or even any tangible changes. While those using it for therapeutic reasons such as existing diarrhoea, weak immune system to name a few can notice improvements within just a few days.  

Should I consume probiotics when I am on antibiotics?

Consuming Probiotics supplement while on an antibiotic therapy, is a great idea.  Antibiotics are meant to “kill” bad bugs and in the process they also may “kill” good bugs resulting in side effects such as diarrhoea, so it helps to restore good bugs with a probiotic supplement. should be taken during and for 1-2 weeks post antibiotic therapy to fully restore the gut microflora and minimize the opportunity for antibiotic-related side effects. Hence, it is recommended to add Sportron Floraplex® spray as part of your daily regime especially when on an antibiotic therapy. The recommended dose when on antibiotic/antifungal therapy is one squirt every 2 – 3 hours. 

Is it safe for me to take probiotics if I am pregnant?

During pregnancy, mothers-to-be often have digestive problems. Consuming probiotics regularly is a safe and effective measure that may help to prevent small digestive disorders and promote overall wellness. Sportron Floraplex® spray is also safe to consume during pregnancy and breastfeeding. 

Are probiotics suitable for babies and young children?

Probiotics can be consumed at all ages as part of a balanced diet. Before birth, a baby’s gut is sterile and the immune system immature. The gut microflora of a baby begins to develop at birth. Breast-feeding, or consumption of an infant formula with probiotics, continues the development of a baby’s gut microflora. As a child grows and changes diet, the microflora in the gut develops accordingly or sometime gets depleted depending on their own diet. Sportron Floraplex® spray can be taken by children from 1 years of age, and the recommended dose is 1 squirt a day.  

What is the recommended daily dose of probiotics?

Studies have observed beneficial health effects from a dose of 1 – 40 billion bacteria /day, depending on the selected probiotic, probiotic blend and desired clinical outcome. To get the adequate daily dose, you should follow the recommended daily serving stated on the dietary supplement packaging. There is a therapeutic dosage and a maintenance dosage that may be stated in the probiotic supplement and one needs to follow the right one depending on their needs at the time. Sportron Floraplex® spray has 1 billion cfu per squirt with the maintenance dose of 1 squirt once a day, therapeutic dose is 1 squirt three times a day. You may consult with your health care professional regarding a dose of Sportron Floraplex probitic spray suitable  for you.  

How do probiotics help control diarrhoea?

Pathogens produce toxins that can result in diarrhoea. Probiotics simply interfere with the growth of bad bugs, thereby limiting the toxins. Probiotics correct any imbalance of intestinal flora, improving regularity and consistency of stools.

Is refrigeration necessary for probiotic storage and does it stay effective out of refrigeration?

Sportron Floraplex® spray is stable (effective) for up to 24 months at room temperature when sealed in the original package. It is safe to keep opened Sportron floraplex spray at room temperate (away from direct sunlight), no need for refrigeration.

Are there any side effects to taking probiotics?

Side effects of probiotics are very rare, but when in doubt it is always advisable to consult with your healthcare professional. 

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