We’ve collected the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about Zenflore. If you have further questions or queries please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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 spend many years observing and testing them in real people to ensure they have the precise qualities needed and that they meet our rigorous safety standards.
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. And 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.
So, our focus is on investing to find the best bacterial culture for each specific gut action. We then put each through a rigorous series of tests, culminating in clinical trials in the UK and Europe.
We produce a pure formulation, with no added bulk yoghurt or animal cultures, to provide a PrecisionBiotic product that we can guarantee and that clinicians can recommend.
We also guarantee that the number of bacteria is the optimal amount for each PrecisionBiotic and the human gut.
Why is Zenflore special?
The 1714-Serenitas culture in Zenflore is a unique bacterial culture that has been clinically studied1.
Zenflore is the only product that contains the 1714-Serenitas culture.
This unique culture in Zenflore is a bacterial culture that occurs naturally in the human gut. It is part the Bifidobacteria family, one of the first kinds of bacteria passed by mother to baby at birth2.
It is a PrecisionBiotic which works specifically on the area for which it was developed.
What are the ingredients in Zenflore?
Zenflore contains the natural bacterial culture 1714-Serenitas plus specially selected B vitamins:
- Thiamine (vitamin B1)
- Riboflavin (vitamin B2)
- Niacin (vitamin B3)
- Vitamin B6
- Folic acid
- Vitamin B12
- Pantothenic acid
There are also some excipients to help with formulation, all held in a clear capsule.
There are no known allergens in Zenflore. All raw materials used for Zenflore do not contain any allergen listed in the Directive 2007/68/EC and its amendments. The facilities we use to manufacture also ensure that during the production process, raw materials are not exposed to cross contamination from allergens.
Please see the outer pack for a full ingredient list.
Can bacteria affect my mood?
The gut produces more than 90% of the serotonin found in your body 7, a neurotransmitter that can affect your mood and feelings of happiness and pleasure. Research has shown that gut bacteria can impact serotonin production in the gut8 and research indicates that a gut with a healthy microbiota is a strong predictor of health and wellbeing9.
What is Zenflore?
Zenflore, with the unique 1714-Serentitas culture and specially selected B vitamins, provides support for your mind and body during busy and demanding times, reduces fatigue and supports mental performance.*
The special 1714-Serenitas culture in Zenflore was discovered and developed by PrecisionBiotics and has been clinically studied1 in partnership with scientists and clinicians from one of the world’s leading centres of research on the microbiome.
Is the culture in Zenflore natural?
Yes. Zenflore contains the 1714-Serenitas culture, a bacterial culture that occurs naturally in the human gut.
It’s part of the Bifidobacteria family of bacteria that are given by mothers to their babies at birth2.
To ensure this natural culture reaches your gut with its properties intact, we have created a special formulation which is stable at room temperature so it does not need refrigeration.
How many bacteria are in each capsule of Zenflore?
A single Zenflore capsule contains around 1 billion bacteria, or 1×109colony forming units (CFUs), at the time of manufacture.
The quantity of bacteria in each capsule has been chosen for optimal action. It has been rigorously tested by scientific teams, culminating in testing in clinical trials.
Zenflore contains a single culture, the specially selected Bifidobacterium longum 1714-Serenitas culture. As scientists, we know that mixing multiple bacterial cultures does not guarantee that each will retain its properties or that different cultures will even complement each other. 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.
How does Zenflore work?
The special 1714-Serenitas culture in Zenflore acts by becoming part of the gut microbiota that are involved in the gut-brain axis, the 2-way communication between brain and gut via the vagus nerve4.
How do I take Zenflore?
Take one capsule every day. Zenflore can be taken with or without food, at any time of the day.
Note: Fruit juices are generally acidic and acid can damage the 1714-Serenitas culture. We recommend taking Zenflore with water or milk or less acidic drinks e.g. soya, almond or rice milks.
However, Zenflore can be taken as part of a meal that has fruit juice, as the food will help protect the culture in Zenflore.
If there is an issue with swallowing the capsule, the capsule can be opened and sprinkled over food or mixed with fluids.
Do not exceed the stated dosage. Food supplements should not be used as substitutes for a varied diet and a healthy lifestyle. Keep out of the reach of children.
How long should I take Zenflore for and what happens if I stop?
Zenflore stays in your gut for as long as you continue to take it.
It performs it’s action in the gut and then will naturally be swept out by regular bowel movements.
As long as you feel the triggers are there, taking Zenflore will provide support for your mind and body during busy and demanding times.*
By taking a single capsule of Zenflore every day you can ensure your gut remains primed. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember.
How should Zenflore be stored?
Our PrecisionBiotics scientists have developed a convenient, once daily formulation, specially designed to reach the human gut with its properties intact.
PrecisionBiotics formulations are stable, ensuring that none of our products need refrigeration.
No refrigeration required. Store below 25°C.
For best results we recommend you store Zenflore securely closed in the original packaging.
Will Zenflore affect my sleep?
Is Zenflore suitable for those who follow a vegetarian diet?
Zenflore has not worked for me. Why?
How much does Zenflore cost?
At €32.95 for a months supply, Zenflore costs just over €1 per day to provide complete support for your mind and body during busy and demanding times.*
One capsule provides the recommended dose of the unique 1714-Serenitas culture plus 8 types of B vitamin.
By taking Zenflore you may also be able to avoid the costs of other products you may have had to purchase before.
Look out for our special offers on our website and from our pharmacy and healthfood store partners.
How quickly does Zenflore work?
Zenflore acts immediately and begins to prime your gut where it is needed. During the first 2 weeks it will help reset your system. It is important to take Zenflore every day. To see the full effects of Zenflore can take approximately 4 weeks, depending on the individual gut.
As Zenflore begins to gently prime the gut, some people may experience mild and temporary changes in their gut during these first weeks.
In rare cases it may take Zenflore longer than 4 weeks to prime an individual gut, possibly up to 8 weeks. If you have any questions about Zenflore, please contact our Careline on:
Ireland: (021) 206 6012
UK: +44 330 057 8598
How small is a Zenflore capsule?
A Zenflore capsule is a size 3 capsule which is 15.7mm x 5.85mm. It is one of the smallest capsule sizes available.
Will Zenflore make me drowsy?
No Zenflore will not make you drowsy. Zenflore has been formulated with selected B vitamins which help stabilise energy levels and reduce tiredness and fatigue.*
Will Zenflore reach my bowel in peak condition?
Yes. The 1714-Serenitas culture in Zenflore has been shown in clinical trials to reach the digestive system with its properties intact.
Can I take Zenflore with alcohol?
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We recommend not drinking alcohol for a few hours after taking Zenflore.
Where can I buy Zenflore?
Zenflore is available now in our online store, from all good pharmacies and health-food stores.
If Zenflore is not available on the shelf, it can still be ordered from the pharmacy or health-food shop. Just ask for Zenflore to be ordered for you, for pickup in store.
Are there side effects with Zenflore?
This is a natural food supplement and there are no known side effects with Zenflore.
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As Zenflore begins to gently prime the gut, some people may experience mild and temporary changes in their gut.
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If you have any questions about Zenflore, please call our Careline on: (021) 206 6012 (UK only: +44 330 057 8598)
Can I take Zenflore with antibiotics?
As happens with most bacterial cultures, a dose of antibiotics could inactivate the bacterial culture in Zenflore.
If you have to take a course of antibiotics, we advise that you take the dose of the antibiotic at a different time to your daily dose of Zenflore.
Can I take Zenflore instead of my antidepressant?
No. Zenflore is not a substitute for any medication prescribed for you by your doctor. Do not discontinue any medication without consulting your doctor.
Is Zenflore allergen free?
There are no known allergens in Zenflore. None of the raw materials used for Zenflore contain any allergen listed in the Directive 2007/68/EC and its amendments.
The facilities we use to manufacture also ensure that during the production process, raw materials are not exposed to allergens cross contamination.
Zenflore is free from gluten, soya, dairy and lactose.
Can I take Zenflore with other supplements and medicines?
There are no known interactions of Zenflore with medicines. If you are prescribed antibiotics, it is best to take Zenflore at a different time of day from the antibiotics because the bacteria in Zenflore can be inactivated by antibiotics. If the medication you are prescribed suppresses the immune system we recommend you take extra care when considering taking products containing bacterial cultures.
If you have a medical condition or have questions about whether Zenflore is suitable for you, please consult your doctor. They will be best placed to advise in the context of your full medical history.
Can I take Zenflore with PrecisionBiotics Alflorex food supplement?
Yes, Zenflore can be taken at the same time as Alflorex.
The cultures in both products are naturally occurring ‘friendly’ bacteria and are part of the same family of bacteria given by mother to baby at birth.
Can I take too much Zenflore?
This is a natural food supplement. The 1714-Serenitas culture in Zenflore is part the family of bacteria passed by mother to baby at birth, that lives naturally in the human gut.
The recommended dosage of Zenflore is one capsule per day. This is the dosage that PrecisionBiotics recommends, and that has been tested and validated in clinical trials.
Can Zenflore be taken during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
Yes. Zenflore contains the Bifidobacterium
Is Zenflore suitable for people with diabetes?
Each capsule contains only a residual amount of sugar and will not impact on blood glucose levels.
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Contact the Careline team:
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