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Alflorex® Immune FAQs

Alflorex Immune - 30 capsules

Alflorex® Immune

We’ve collected the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about Alflorex® Immune. If you have further questions or queries please don’t hesitate to contact us.

PrecisionBiotics® Cultures

What are PrecisionBiotic® cultures?

PrecisionBiotic® cultures are unique bacterial cultures that have been specifically researched and rigorously tested by PrecisionBiotics®.

All our products contain bacteria that occur naturally in the human gut and are at home there.

We have created special formulations which are stable, ensuring that none of our products need refrigeration.

Is it worth taking several bacterial strains together?

We’re often asked why our products contain only 1 or 2 types of bacteria, instead of a mix of 5 or even 10 types.

As scientists, we know that mixing multiple bacterial cultures can mean their individual qualities are affected. Different cultures behave in different ways and may even have competing effects. Cultures of animal origin are not native to the human gut so we do not add them.

It is the specific strain of bacteria and how that culture interacts with your unique gut bacteria that determines whether you will notice a difference.

Our focus is investing to find the best bacterial culture.

We produce a pure formulation, with no added bulk yoghurt or animal cultures, to provide a PrecisionBiotic® product that we can guarantee and that healthcare professionals can recommend.

We also guarantee that the number of bacteria is the optimal amount for each PrecisionBiotic®.

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What is Alflorex® Immune?

Alflorex® Immune contains the PrecisionBiotics® Bifidobacterium longum PB-VIR™ culture.

This unique culture has been specially formulated with extra strength vitamin D to support the normal functioning of the immune system*.

What are the ingredients in Alflorex® Immune?

The key ingredients are the PB-VIR™ culture and vitamin D3.

It also contains:

  • Mild Strawberry and Banana Flavourings
  • Sucralose
  • Isomalt
  • Cellulose Microcrystalline
  • Magnesium Stearate

Please see the outer pack for a full ingredient list.

What is the PB-VIR™ Culture?

The PB-VIR™ culture is a naturally occurring and safe bacterial strain, belonging to the Bifidobacterium longum species; these are types of bacteria passed from mother to baby at birth.

It was discovered by PrecisionBiotics® and has been the focus of research since 2010.

How many bacteria are in each tablet of Alflorex® Immune?

A single tablet of Alflorex® Immune contains 1 billion (1×109) Bifidobacterium longum PB-VIR™ colony forming units (CFUs), at the time of manufacture.

CFUs are an indication of how many bacterial cells are present.

The number of bacteria in each Alflorex® Immune tablet has been chosen for optimal efficacy.

Taking Alflorex® Immune

How do I take Alflorex® Immune?

Take one tablet daily and let it dissolve slowly in the mouth.

We recommend you do not eat or drink for 30 minutes after taking an Alflorex® Immune tablet.

How long should I take Alflorex® Immune?
We recommend taking Alflorex® Immune daily, for as long as you wish, to be sure of its benefit.
Do I have to refrigerate Alflorex® Immune?

No.

Refrigeration is not required but we recommend storing the product below 25°C and in its original container with the lid securely closed.

What are the ingredients in Alflorex® Immune?
The key ingredients are the PB-VIR™ culture and vitamin D3. It also contains mild strawberry and banana flavourings, sucralose, isomalt, cellulose microcrystalline and magnesium stearate.
Can I take Alflorex® Immune with alcohol?

The Bifidobacterium longum PB-VIR™ live culture in Alflorex® Immune, can be inactivated by alcohol.

We recommend leaving a few hours between taking Alflorex® Immune and drinking alcohol.

What is the best time of day to take Alflorex® Immune?
Whenever you like.
Can I eat or drink when taking an Alflorex® Immune tablet?
We recommend you do not eat or drink for 30 minutes after taking an Alflorex® Immune tablet.
How much Vitamin D is in Alflorex® Immune?

Alflorex® Immune contains 400 international units of vitamin D (i.e. 10 μg cholecalciferol or vitamin D3), which is 200% of the nutrient reference value (NRV).

NRVs are recommended levels for the nutritional intake of vitamins and minerals to prevent deficiency in an average healthy person.

How much does Alflorex® Immune cost?

€19.50 for a months supply.

Look out for our special offers on our website and from our pharmacy partners.

Where can I buy Alflorex® Immune?

Alflorex® Immune is available now, from all good pharmacies.

If Alflorex® Immune is not available on the shelf, it can still be ordered from the pharmacy. Just ask for Alflorex® Immune to be ordered for you, for pickup in store.

Alflorex® Immune Safety

Are there side effects with Alflorex® Immune?

We are not aware of any side effects in conjunction with the use of Alflorex® Immune.

The  PB-VIR™ culture is safe and is not likely to lead to  any health consequence if you do take more than one, however taking too many vitamin D supplements can cause side effects.

If you have any concerns, please contact us by calling our Careline (021) 206 6012 or emailing us ask@precisionbiotics.com

Can Alflorex® Immune be taken with antibiotics?

As with most food supplements, a dose of antibiotics could inactivate the Bifidobacterium longum PB-VIR™ bacterial culture in Alflorex Immune.

If you are prescribed a course of antibiotics, we advise that it is best to take the dose of the antibiotic at a different time of day to when you take your daily Alflorex Immune tablet.

I am taking another vitamin supplement with vitamin D or taking vitamin D supplement. Can I still take Alflorex® Immune?

Alflorex® Immune contains 400 international units of vitamin D (i.e. 10 μg cholecalciferol or vitamin D3), which is 200% of the nutrient reference value (NRV). The daily dosage of vitamin D supplements (sometimes with calcium) prescribed by GPs or available in shops is also often 400 international units of vitamin D. This is the daily amount recommended for the general population for general health and in particular to protect bone and muscle health.

In a few people, taking too many vitamin D supplements over a long period of time can cause too much calcium to build up in the body, causing health problems. The HSE Ireland website states that taking 25 μg (i.e. 1,000 international units) or less a day of vitamin D supplements is unlikely to cause any harm.

Some people have medical conditions that mean they may not be able to safely take as much. If in doubt, or concerns, you should consult your doctor.

Can Alflorex® Immune be taken with other supplements or with medicines?

There are no known interactions with other supplements or with medicines.

If you have a serious medical condition or have questions before taking Alflorex® Immune food supplement, please consult your doctor.

What happens if I take too many Alflorex® Immune tablets?

We recommend taking just one tablet per day.

The  PB-VIR™ culture is safe and is not likely to lead to any health consequence if you do take more than one, however taking too many vitamin D supplements can cause side effects.

Can Alflorex® Immune be taken during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
Yes. There is no evidence available that Alflorex® Immune tablets should not be taken during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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