Features and Benefits
The Lifestream Bowel Biotics fibre fomula is the most popular natural bowel formula in the UK and is recommended by many gastroenterologists, doctors & natural practitioners in the UK
Lifestream Bowel Biotics Fibre is 100% natural, containing only fibre, prebiotics and probiotics.
As part of a healthy balanced diet, Lifestream Bowel Biotics Fibre helps to ensure regular bowel movements and maintains bowel health – essential for overall health and well-being. Lifestream Bowel Biotics Fibre not only provides a good source of fibre, but also contains prebiotics and probiotics for maintaining healthy intestinal bacteria. Prebiotics and probiotics are relatively new concepts in nutrition and many studies show that the combination of a prebiotic and a probiotic is more potent than their prebiotic or probiotic components alone.
No artificial ingredients
Lifestream Bowel Biotics Fibre is 100% natural, unique to Lifestream and designed to promote bowel health. Lifestream Bowel Biotics Fibre contains no artificial ingredients of any kind.
We believe it is important to use the best ingredients available - Lifestream Bowel Biotics Fibre is suitable for vegetarians and contains:
NO polydextrose, maltodextrin, sorbitol, sugar, preservatives, artificial flavours or colours, gluten, wheat, phytate, GM ingredients
It is suitable for regular everyday use, gentle in action - absorbed by the body.
Why do you need healthy bowels?
Our skin, appearance, energy and vitality is usually a reflection of our inner digestive and bowel health.
By middle-age people often have between 1-7 kilograms of undigested faecal matter stuck in their colon.
Many health conditions can be traced to intestinal problems.
Antibiotics can kill the good bacteria in the gut as well as the bad bacteria.
One in three people regularly suffer digestive upsets like irregularity, bloating and wind.
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
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 Fibre helps keep you regular and maintains healthy bowels. The Lifestream Bowel Biotics Fibre 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 formulat of Lifestream Bowel Biotics Fibre ?
Lifestream Bowel Biotics Fibre 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 Bowel Biotics Fibre has three specific natural ingredients. These are:
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 Fibre suitable for regular, everyday use.
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 Bowel Biotics Fibre 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.
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 toremain 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.
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.
Serving size: 5g (1 heaped teaspoon)
|Quantity per serve||Quantity
|Probiotic cultures||600 million|
Dose and Usage
For detailed directions, see the label. As a guideline, at least 1 cup (250ml) of liquid (preferably water or diluted fruit juice) should be consumed for every heaped teaspoon of Lifestream BowelBiotics .
It is very important to ensure adequate water is consumed. It cannot be emphasized enough that plenty of water is not only important for healthy bowels but also for overall well-being.
In this section, we answer some commonly asked questions and provide you with information on the health benefits of Lifestream Bowel Biotics
Why are 5 different strains of bacteria included in Lifestream BowelBiotics ?
A probiotic formula containing several species of beneficial bacteria may have an improved overall spectrum of activity within the gut. The Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria complement each other due to their different colonization sites. Whilst both are found throughout the entire digestive tract, lactobacilli are especially abundant in the small intestine, where as bifidobacteria are more abundant in the large intestine (colon). Lifestream BowelBiotics contains probiotic cultures Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum.
Can I take Lifestream BowelBiotics alongside antibiotics and medications?
Due to its absorbent nature, it is recommended that Lifestream BowelBiotics be taken at least 1 hour apart from medications. If you are on medication, it is still important to seek advice from your doctor before taking Lifestream BowelBiotics . The probiotic content in Lifestream BowelBiotics makes it suitable for use during and following a course of antibiotics, however you should allow at least one hour to lapse between taking antibiotics and Lifestream BowelBiotics .
Can I use Lifestream BowelBiotics as part of a detox program?
Yes. Because of its cleansing properties Lifestream BowelBiotics is ideal for inclusion as part of the diet in a detox program.
Is Lifestream BowelBiotics suitable during pregnancy?
Lifestream BowelBiotics can be taken by pregnant and breastfeeding women. However, as a responsible nutritional company we believe you should seek advice from your doctor on all aspects of nutrition whilst pregnant.
Lifestream BowelBiotics and diabetics?
Generally, yes. None of the ingredients in Lifestream BowelBiotics are absorbed by the body (they stay in the digestive system). The soluble fibre component may be of benefit to diabetics for several reasons, one of which is that the sugars in the fibre are not digested. Diabetics taking Lifestream BowelBiotics should discuss this with their diabetic health practitioner as it may play a role in helping to maintain sugar levels when taken as part of a healthy diet.
Why does it not need to be refrigerated?
A combination of the freeze drying process and cryoprotectant microencapsulation of the microbial cells keeps Lifestream BowelBiotics stable at room temperature.