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Suitability & Side Effects
The bacteria in ProVen Probiotics are suitable for vegetarians, as are most of our products. Our Pregnancy Plus product contains a fish oil capsule and is the only non-vegetarian product that we currently produce. Please check the icons on each individual product to see if it is vegetarian.
Product is suitable for vegetarians
All ProVen Probiotics products are currently gluten free. The bacteria in ProVen Probiotics are free from gluten and none of the added ingredients in our product range currently contain gluten.
Please check the icons on each individual product to check if it is gluten free.
Product is suitable for those who are gluten free
The bacteria in ProVen Probiotics are free from dairy ingredients, although our Toddler product contains galactooligosaccharides (GOS) which is derived from the lactose (sugar) in milk.
This product does not contain any dairy protein, but is not lactose free.
Product is suitable for those who are lactose free
The bacteria in ProVen Probiotics are certified Kosher (milky), but not all products in the range are Kosher due to the added ingredients.
Please check the icons on each individual product to check if it is Kosher.
Product is Kosher
Yes. The bacteria used in the ProVen pregnancy products have been trialed safely in pregnant moms and newborn babies and have been used by these potentially vulnerable groups since 2013.
Yes. The Lab4B probiotics used in the ProVen pregnancy and baby products have been trialed safely during pregnancy and in newborn babies up to six months of age and have been used by this potentially vulnerable groups since 2013.
ProVen Probiotics baby products contain strains of probiotics that are naturally present in the developing gut – from birth to three years of age.
Yes. The Lab4 live bacteria used in the ProVen Probiotics products for children have been researched specifically with children. The strains included in these products are naturally present in the microbiome of children and adults over three years of age.
ProVen Probiotics are suitable to take if you suffer from allergies. Research now suggests that probiotics may be supportive in reducing the occurrence of allergy, including eczema, asthma and other atopic allergy in babies and children.
There are no known interactions between ProVen Probiotics and medications or foods, but we recommend consulting your doctor or health practitioner before taking ProVen Probiotics if you are on medication or if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.
Yes, we would recommend that you take ProVen Probiotics both alongside and following a course of antibiotics to help to maintain the balance of bacteria in the microbiome.
Always take the probiotics at least two hours away from each dose of antibiotics as the antibiotics can impact the probiotics in the supplement (as they are designed to kill bacteria).
The products that we recommend alongside antibiotics are our Adult Acidophilus & Bifidus – 50 Billion, Fit for School for children and our Baby product for babies and toddlers.
Some people experience mild side effects when they first start taking a probiotic supplement. These side effects may include gas, bloating and other digestive symptoms.
The Lactobacillus and Bifidus species of bacteria used in ProVen Probiotics are not gas-forming, so do not cause flatulence.
One of the ways these probiotics bacteria work is by crowding out the pathogenic species. It is these ‘bad’ bacteria that can cause fermentation and gas.
After taking ProVen Probiotics for around two weeks, symptoms of extra gas should start to diminish as gut bacterial balance begins to be restored.