Acidophilus Extra 10 Billion, Live Bacteria Supplement

60 capsules, 1-a-day, 2 month's supply, just 30p a day
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Sophisticated packaging - high density moisture resistant tube guarantees 24 month shelf life.
Product Information

Acidophilus Extra 10 Billion is one of the most sophisticated live bacteria products sold in the UK. We often recommend this high-strength formula to people balancing busy lifestyles or those concerned about water or dietary changes when visiting holiday destinations.

Each of our acidophilus capsules contains 10 billion colony forming units (CFU) of live bacteria, originally isolated from humans and far more at home in our digestive system than the live bacteria in yoghurt.

Based on science
Our acidophilus capsules contain strains of live bacteria originally isolated from humans and widely used in clinical studies: Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium. These bacteria are far more at home in our digestive system, adhering to the gut wall where they can colonise, than the live bacteria found in yoghurt. Click here to learn more about the strains we use.

A survival story
The low pH level of stomach acid creates a harsh environment for good reason, it helps breakdown food and destroy harmful bacteria, but it can also make the journey for live bacteria a challenge. Research suggests that up to 80% of live bacteria don’t survive gastrointestinal transit. Armed with this knowledge, we've encapsulated Acidophilus Extra 10 Billion in unique delay-release capsules to protect the acid-sensitive bacteria. The sophisticated properties of our acidophilus capsules slow the rate at which they open, ensuring the complete release doesn't occur until 56 minutes after consumption. The capsules' low moisture content further enhances the live bacteria's stability, which means it only releases in the small intestine, where conditions are ideal for growing and replicating.

A winning format
We prefer acidophilus capsules because this form preserves the delicate 'live' bacteria. On the other hand, acidophilus tablets are compressed into moulds, which create heat and compromise viability.

Soluble fibre is often used in combination with live bacteria supplements, as they work harmoniously to support the environment in the gut. Take a look at our natural soluble fibre product, Flourishe®, by clicking here.

Sophisticated packaging
Supplementing with acidophilus only works if the bacteria are kept active in a state of 'suspended animation' in other words, they're still viable after swallowing. So we've designed an advanced, high-density, moisture-resistant pot to protect our capsules from moisture and light, which keeps the live bacteria viable in their packaging. That's why we can confidently guarantee a 24-month shelf life at time of packing*.

To ensure our strict quality standards are always met, we manufacture and package our formula in UK factories working to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).

Still unsure if our Acidophilus Extra 10 Billion is the right choice for you? Then, please have a chat with one of our expert Nutrition Advisors. We also offer a 100% money back guarantee if for any reason this product is not right for you.

Discover more about eating for a healthy gut here.

Daily Intake
Take 1 capsule daily. Take with a glass of water, ideally first thing in the morning when the pH of the stomach is at its highest (i.e. not so acidic). Do not take within half an hour of consuming hot food or drink, heat kills bacteria.
Do not exceed recommended daily dose.
Food supplements should not replace a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Formula
Typically per capsule
Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Bifidobacterium 10x109 (10 billion) live bacteria*
(*at the time of manufacture)
Ingredients
Bacterial Culture (providing Bifidobacterium bifidum and Lactobacillus acidophilus), Capsule Shell (Hypromellose & Gellan Gum), Anti-caking Agent (Stearic Acid).
Suitable For
Suitable for teens 12+ who are able to swallow tablets and adults.
Suitable during pregnancy and breast feeding.
Suitable for vegetarians.
Not suitable for vegans.
Cautions/Allergies
Free from wheat, yeast, soya, nuts and dairy.
Free from gluten containing ingredients.
Frequently Asked Questions (4)
Q - "Why Don’t You Sell Live Bacteria Gummies Or Liquid?"
A - Live bacteria are sensitive to changes in environment, so to remain viable in supplement form they need to be adequately protected during their journey to the gut. Gummies or liquid live bacteria don’t have the protection to survive the harsh conditions of the stomach like capsulated forms. Gummies and liquid live bacteria products are also likely to contain sugars, calories, additives and flavourings. Some products suggest opening their capsules and sprinkling the content over food, this however, raises questions over survivability, too.
Q - "How Should I Store Acidophilus Extra 10 Billion?"
A - Our high performance packaging has been designed with a high-density moisture resistant pot to keep light and moisture away from the capsules. The special desiccant layer locks away moisture which keeps the bacteria viable for 24-months. Acidophilus Extra 10 Billion doesn’t need to be refrigerated. Ensure pot is securely closed after opening.
Q - "What Is The Difference Between Live Cultures Found In Yoghurt And Supplements?"
Live cultures found in yoghurt and supplements differ enormously. Live cultures found in yoghurt have a short shelf life and they’re also tremendously fragile. And so, by the time the yoghurt reaches your bowel, it’s highly likely the live cultures won’t survive the journey to where they’re needed, your gut. Live culture supplements, on the other hand, tend to be encapsulated in sophisticated, moisture-resistant packaging that ensures the bacteria remains active as they traverse down to your digestive tract.
Q - "How Many Acidophilus Capsules Should I Take?"
A - 1 capsule daily. Take with a glass of water, ideally first thing in the morning when the pH of the stomach is at its highest (i.e., not so acidic). Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. Do not swallow capsules with hot drinks, as heat kills bacteria. Food supplements should not replace a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

Did you know that Flourishe®, our natural soluble fibre from chicory root, makes the perfect partner to Acidophilus Extra 10 Billion? To find out more about Flourishe® click here
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Reviews

"Beneficial following ill health"
By Susan Tamlyn , 27 Feb 2024
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I purchased this product to help to restore gut health following illness on recommendation from a family member. I believe it has helped but it is not a product that I would take long term.
Recommend to a friend: Don't know
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

This product is also safe to take for long-term use. If you wish to take a lower dose for long-term use, I would recommend our Acidophilus Extra 4.
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"Acidophilus "
By Susan Hendry , 07 Jan 2024
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In the past I have had to take a lot of an*****tics … which do not agree with me … a friend suggested these acidophilus pills … they have helped reduce infections and thrush … I rely on them … because I live in France it has made it very difficult to fulfil my needs …. Relying on friends who visit to bring them … as I can’t get them posted to me .. ??
Recommend to a friend: Yes
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. If your symptoms worsen, I recommend to consult your doctor.

I regret to inform you that since Brexit we are unable to send to EU countries. Unfortunately, the customs authorities in EU Countries are now incorrectly classing our products as medicinal instead of food supplements. Due to this, our goods are now being refused at the point of entry and are being returned to us.

We will continue to explore other avenues and will update our website accordingly if we are able to supply the EU again.

I understand how frustrating this may be for you and offer my sincerest apologies for any inconvenience caused.
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By Anonymous , 20 Nov 2023
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I was advised to use this supplement following a course of ant****tics.
Recommend to a friend: Yes
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"More than happy with this product. "
By Maria Farragher , 28 Sep 2023
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I always worry when I go abroad, as I normally end up with an upset tummy.
But I took one of these daily for two weeks before I went, then for two weeks while I was away and carried on for two weeks after.
Absolutely no tummy problems!
Recommend to a friend: Yes
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"I believe this works for me"
By John Jones , 25 Aug 2023
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Digestive troubles which this product seems to keep at bay
Recommend to a friend: Yes
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