The best natural probiotic to help prevent travellers' diarrhoea

Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus plantarum and 2 more strains that target the problem of travellers’ illnesses

If you're travelling abroad to places with very different types of food and cooking and food storage methods, it is recommended to take a probiotic supplement before and during the visit.

Diarrhoea can be caused by a bowel infection eg. gastroenteritis, which in turn can be caused by

  • a virus, such as norovirus
  • bacteria, such as E. coli picked up from contaminated food, or
  • a parasite, often spread in contaminated water and caught in areas with poor hygiene.

This is often known as travellers' diarrhoea.

Diarrhoea causes dysbiosis - an imbalance in the gut microflora - with too few beneficial bacteria and an overgrowth of harmful micro-organisms. Dysbiosis then increases gut permeability and inflammation of the intestine.

Supplementing with probiotics encourages the ‘good’ live bacteria to colonise in the gut and crowd out the pathogens, thereby helping to reduce the duration and severity of, or prevent, diarrhoea.

Research, including a 2018 meta-analysis in Epidemiology and Health, shows a "statistically significant efficacy in the prevention of travellers' diarrhoea". The most effective strains to help prevent stomach upsets include a mixture of different Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium good bacteria.

Researchers have also concluded that probiotic supplements are a useful addition to rehydration therapy in managing acute infectious diarrhoea. They have the greatest effect if given as soon as possible after the onset of diarrhoea.

MicroBiotic Plus contains multiple probiotic good bacteria strains that expressly target travellers' sickness issues.

They include Lactobacillus acidophilus, L. plantarum, L. casei, L. rhamnosus, Bifidobacterium lactis and B. bifidum.

The capsules do not need refrigeration, so are easy to take with you on your travels.

15 billion probiotic good bacteria

in 10 resistant hardy strains

1. Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1 (2 billion)
2. Bifidobacterium lactis (2 billion)
3. Bacillus coagulans ProDura™ (1 billion)
4. Lactobacillus casei (1 billion)
5. Lactobacillus rhamnosus (2 billion)
6. Lactobacillus plantarum (2 billion)
7. Bifidobacterium longum (1 billion)
8. Bifidobacterium bifidum (1 billion)
9. Streptococcus thermophilus (1 billion)
10. Lactobacillus gasseri (2 billion)

Combined with prebiotic natural plant fibres

Inulin and Oligofructose

The prebiotics provide immediate food for the live friendly bacteria, making a unique synergistic synbiotic formula.

The combination supports a natural healthy microbial balance in your gut, helping to replenish good bacteria and allowing them to colonise strongly using the prebiotic nourishment.

15 billion live probiotics of 10 strains including Lactobacillus acidophilus
Natural plant prebiotics inulin and oligofructose
Pack contains 60 freshness-sealed vegan capsules (normally 2 months’ supply)
Vegan - Dairy-free - No refrigeration needed
From 22p per capsule
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