FAQs2018-01-23T08:29:31+00:00

Culturelle® Frequently Asked Questions

Do Culturelle® supplements contain sugar and sweeteners?2018-02-05T17:44:15+00:00

There is a very small amount of sugar and natural sweeteners within the Culturelle® range of products – a dietarily insignificant amount.

What purpose do the sugar and sweeteners play?

The main purpose of any small amount of sugar and sweetener is to enhance the product formulation. The sugar does not directly relate to taste and is a dietarily insignificant amount. The sucrose in the formulas is added as a cryoprotectant, which helps protect the Lactocabillus GG probiotic from freezing or damage. The American society of microbiology suggests that the survival ability of probiotics to reach the gut alive can be enhanced by the presence of sugars in food production which are easily metabolised in the gut.

Are there any side effects associated with taking Culturelle® Kids Natural Fibre?2017-12-13T11:14:14+00:00

Kids may experience minor bloating, wind or intestinal gurgling when taking Culturelle® Kids Natural Fibre. Much like Lactobacillus GG, increasing dietary fibre can cause temporary gurgling and bloating as well. This is not unusual. Your child’s intestinal tract is going through a change as the fibre goes to work and the probiotic is helping to restore a healthier bacterial balance.** With continued use these symptoms should subside. Consult a pharmacist if symptoms persist.

How is Culturelle® Kids Natural Fibre different?2017-12-13T11:11:18+00:00

Culturelle® Kids Natural Fibre contains a unique blend of naturally sourced ingredients selected just for kids’ digestive systems:

  • Dietary fibre from fruit and vegetables: inulin – a prebiotic vegetable fibre from chicory root and whole fruit kiwi
  • Contains Lactobacillus GG, the most clinically studied probiotic strain.††

This unique formula works in harmony with the body to gently yet effectively restore the natural balance of good bacteria in the digestive tract and help promote daily regularity to support kids.** Culturelle® is the No.1 selling probiotic supplement brand worldwide trusted by millions of people every day.*

When and how should I give Culturelle® Kids Natural Fibre?2017-12-13T11:12:18+00:00

Culturelle® Kids Natural Fibre can be used to help restore regularity when your child is having occasional issues, and also daily to help keep them regular.** While the benefits of fibre may be noticed with each individual use, healthy digestion and bowel function is best supported with longer, more continuous use.** Culturelle® Kids Natural Fibre can be taken any time of day. For best results, add to your child’s favourite yogurt. Do not add to warm or hot food or beverages. Some sediment from fruit and vegetable fibre is normal. Refer to the directions on the box for suggested use.

Why should I supplement my child’s diet with Culturelle® Kids Natural Fibre?2017-12-13T11:12:32+00:00

When kids have trouble staying regular, they often feel uncomfortable. Changes in diet alone may not be enough, and stimulants can be harsh and are not recommended for daily use. Culturelle® Kids Natural Fibre provides a safe, gentle and drug-free way to help introduce additional natural fibre into your diet and help regularity every day.**

Can I take Culturelle® Pro-Well® Immune + Energy with other supplements and medications?2017-12-13T11:12:54+00:00

While there are no known interactions between Culturelle® Pro-Well® Immune + Energy and medications (including antibiotics) or other dietary supplements, please consult a pharmacist or your GP if you have any concerns around taking any new supplement.

Does Culturelle® Pro-Well® Immune + Energy supply energy through caffeine?2017-12-13T11:15:16+00:00

No, this product is caffeine free. This product includes a blend of B-vitamins which support energy through metabolic function.**

How does Culturelle® Pro-Well® Immune + Energy compare to other probiotics?2017-12-13T11:17:29+00:00

Only Culturelle® Pro-Well® Immune + Energy combines 10 billion live active cultures of the most clinically studied probiotic,†† Lactobacillus GG, with the energy-inducing B vitamins to deliver sustained energy levels without the use of caffeine.**^ It contains 100% of the daily value of Vitamins C, B1, B2, B5, B6 and B12; and is an excellent source of Vitamin B3. Lactobacillus GG is the most clinically studied probiotic strain in the world†† backed by over 30 years of research making it a safe and effective probiotic when taken daily. Stomach acid and bile can kill many probiotic strains on contact, preventing them from ever reaching the intestinal tract. Lactobacillus GG has been demonstrated to survive harsh stomach acids to get to where it is needed most in the intestines and produces an antimicrobial substance to support your digestive system and immune health.**

How should I take Culturelle® Pro-Well® Immune + Energy?2017-12-13T11:17:21+00:00

When taken daily, Culturelle® Pro-Well® Immune + Energy can help support immune health and energy levels.**^ You may take Culturelle® any time during the day, with or without a meal. After first taking Culturelle® Pro-Well® Immune + Energy, Lactobacillus GG will begin to colonise in the digestive tract.* While some benefits begin within the first two days, on-going gastrointestinal and immune benefits are experienced after longer term, continuous use.**

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

If you have any concerns or you are taking other medications consult your pharmacist or GP.

What happens if I stop taking Culturelle® Pro-Well® Immune + Energy2017-12-13T11:17:36+00:00

With discontinued use, you will no longer benefit from the additional vitamins, and within approximately one to two weeks of not taking Culturelle® Pro-Well® Immune + Energy, the Lactobacillus GG biotic barrier will diminish. To experience the many benefits of Culturelle® Pro-Well® Immune + Energy, it should be taken daily.

How should I take Culturelle® Natural Flora Daily Supplement?2017-12-13T11:17:43+00:00

When taken daily, Culturelle® Natural Flora Daily Supplement can help naturally rebalance your body’s good bacteria.**

If you are 12 years of age and older take one capsule daily. Culturelle® Natural Flora Daily Supplement can be taken any time of the day, with or without a meal.

However if travelling, take one capsule in the morning and one in the evening to help prevent Traveller’s Diarrhoea.

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

If you have any concerns or you are taking other medications consult your pharmacist or GP.

How does Culturelle® Natural Flora Daily Supplement compare to other biotic supplements?2017-12-13T11:19:14+00:00

Only Culturelle® Natural Flora contains 100% of the No.1 clinically studied strain Lactobacillus GG.†† Stomach acid and bile can kill many probiotic strains on contact, preventing them from ever reaching the intestinal tract. Lactobacillus GG has been shown to survive harsh stomach acids to get to where it is needed most in the intestines and produces an antimicrobial substance to support your digestive system.**

How safe is Lactobacillus GG?2018-01-22T11:53:25+00:00

Lactobacillus GG is the most clinically studied strain of probiotic and over 1000 scientific studies and 30 years of research have demonstrated its safety and efficacy. Lactobacillus GG has been more extensively studied than any other probiotic bacterium and has a safe history of use in food since 1990.

Dozens of clinical studies have demonstrated no adverse impact on nutritional, metabolic, or immune parameters.

Are there any side effects associated with taking Culturelle® Natural Flora?2017-12-13T11:19:22+00:00

In certain instances, the Lactobacillus GG probiotic in Culturelle® may cause users to experience minor bloating, wind or intestinal gurgling when first taking the product. This is not unusual. Your digestive tract is going through a change and the probiotic in Culturelle® is helping to restore a healthier bacterial balance.** With continued use these symptoms should subside in a short period of time. Consult a Pharmacist if symptoms persist.

What is Lactobacillus GG and how does it work?2017-12-13T11:19:28+00:00

The probiotic strain used in all Culturelle® products is Lactobacillus GG – a naturally occurring, intestinal bacteria that produces digestive health benefits. Unlike some other ingredients, Lactobacillus GG:

  • Is strong enough to survive harsh stomach acid and bile
  • Sticks fasts to the cells in the intestines responsible for the transportation of nutrients, this is critical for the probiotic to have an effect on the gut microbiota
  • Has an antimicrobial substance to support digestive and immune health