1. What is Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal?
Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal is a more complete gastrointestinal health dietary supplement that provides natural prebiotic fiber (scFOS) and the probiotic L. reuteri NCIMB 30242 which work together to maintain the balance of healthy bacteria in your gut and support normal digestive function.*
2. What are the benefits of Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal?
- Supports gastrointestinal and immune health*
- Maintains balance of healthy bacteria*
- Supports normal inflammatory response*
- Supports healthy bile metabolism*
- Synbiotic formulation with pre and probiotics*
3. Who should take Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal?
Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal is intended for patients looking to support their gastrointestinal health with a more complete natural dietary supplement.
4. How does Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal work?
The probiotic in Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal has been shown in clinical trials to help support normal inflammatory response in addition to supporting digestive health.*1-3
scFOS is a natural prebiotic fiber that supports a healthy gastrointestinal tract by promoting digestive function, immune health, the growth of healthy bacteria, natural intestinal mechanical barriers, and gut integrity.*4-10
Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal combines these two ingredients to provide more complete gastrointestinal health support.* Not only does scFOS support digestive function but as a prebiotic helps L. reuteri NCIMB 30242 to support normal gastrointestinal function.*
5. Is the prebiotic fiber in Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal right for me?
Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal provides the highest quality, bioavailable natural source of short chain fructooligosaccarides (scFOS). scFOS is a natural non-digestible prebiotic fiber that supports a healthy gastrointestinal tract by promoting digestive function, immune health, the growth of healthy bacteria, intestinal barrier function and gut integrity.*4-10 The scFOS in Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal is a gentle, well tolerated fiber that has no aftertaste and like all Microbiome Plus+ active ingredients is non-GMO and allergen free.
6. Is Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal a drug?
No. Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal is a more complete dietary supplement that does not require a prescription.
7. How can I get Microbiome Plus+?
Online at www.microbiomeplus.com or by calling 1-800-214-0031.
8. If I am a Healthcare Professional can I get a discount?
Yes. If you are a health professional please contact us for special rates. Must have proof of health practice business. Visit www.microbiomeplus.com or call 1-800-214-0031.
9. Is Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal safe?
Yes. The ingredients in Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal have been shown to be safe in clinical trials.
10. Is there anyone who should not take Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal?
Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal should not be used if pregnant, trying to get pregnant or nursing. Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal is not intended for those under 18 years of age. Discuss with your doctor if you have nausea, fever, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, severe abdominal pain, an immune-compromised condition.
11. Are there any side effects?
As with other probiotic supplements patients may experience digestive discomfort, gas or bloating.
12. What should I do if I experience an unexpected reaction to Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal?
Report any unexpected reaction after starting Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal by calling 1-800-214-0031.
13. How do I take Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal?
Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal should be taken twice daily with meals for best results (e.g. with lunch and dinner) but can be taken without food as well.
14. What makes Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal professional grade?
Microbiome Plus+ Bone uses professional grade and quality ingredients:
- Full recommended daily dose
- Sourced from nature and allergen free
- Bioavailable formats
- From renewable and sustainable sources
- Developed by doctors
15. Is Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal allergen free?
16. How should Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal be stored?
Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal does not require refrigeration and should be stored in a cool dry place.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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