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Wellbio Live Cultures

10 Billion Microbiotic Cultures

Study and research on the human microbiome, which refers to the trillions of bacteria in our body, is advancing fast and becoming key to our better understanding of the body. Vitabiotics Wellbio Live Cultures adds to the digestive system flora naturally found in the body.

What are Wellbio Live Cultures?

Wellbio Live Cultures is an expertly formulated microbiotic formula (10 Billion CFU*) providing 7 strains of broad spectrum high quality live cultures, including Lab4® the most comprehensively studied gut bacteria. Also including Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Bifidobacterium for everyday use. Wellbio Live Cultures contains calcium and inulin. Calcium contributes to the normal function of digestive enzymes.

The UK’s most studied microbiotic cultures

Wellbio Live Cultures contains Lab4®, the most comprehensively researched group of gut bacteria in the UK:

  • Lactobacillus acidophilus (2 selected strains)
  • Bifidobacterium bifidum
  • Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis

With Triphase Stabilising Technology

Triphase Stabilising Technology helps protect the level of live cultures for the life of the product, therefore there is no need to keep Wellbio Live Cultures in the fridge.

Your Digestive System and Environmental Factors

Many factors can affect natural gut bacteria including; diet, smoking, high stress levels, antibiotics and environmental toxins. Wellbio is recommended for men and women of all ages.

High standards of quality control

Wellbio has been developed by Vitabiotics experts, and is a food supplement produced to high GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standards of quality control.

Product Availability

Wellbio is available from Boots, chemists and health stores. Alternatively you can order online here.

Wellbio Live Cultures Formula

Live cultures supplement with calcium and inulin

Nutritional Information Average per capsule % EC NRV*
Microbiotic Cultures,
typically providing 10 Billion
(10 X 109) viable cells
Lactobacillus Acidophilus CUL60 3.56 Billion -
Lactobacillus Acidophilus CUL21 3.56 Billion -
Bifidobacterium Animalis subsp. Lactis CUL34 2.26 Billion -
Bifidobacterium Bifidum CUL20 0.12 Billion -
Lactobacillus Rhamnosus CUL63 0.17 Billion -
Lactobacillus Plantarum CUL66 0.17 Billion -
Streptococcus Thermophilus CUL68 0.17 Billion -
Inulin 100mg -
Calcium 120mg 15

*NRV – Nutrient Reference Value, mg – milligram

Ingredients

Calcium Carbonate (Carrier: Corn Starch), Inulin (Cichorium intybus root), Capsule Shell (Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, Colours: Titanium Dioxide & Copper Chlorophyllins [Natural Source]), Bulking agent: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Microbiotic Mix (Lactobacillus acidophilus Co-culture [Lactobacillus acidophilus CUL60 & CUL21], Bifidobacterium Co-culture [Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis CUL34 & Bifidobacterium bifidum CUL20], Lactobacillus rhamnosus CUL63, Lactobacillus plantarum CUL66, Streptococcus thermophilus CUL68)], Anti-Caking Agents: Silicon Dioxide & Magnesium Stearate.

Directions

ONE CAPSULE A DAY WITH YOUR MAIN MEAL. Swallow with water or a cold drink. Not to be chewed. Do not exceed the recommended intake.

If you are taking antibiotics: Take 1-2 capsules daily, ideally with a meal, and at least 2 hours separately from the antibiotic. Continue for at least 2 weeks after you have finished your antibiotics.

  • Vegan friendly
  • No preservatives
  • No artificial colours
  • Wellbio is not tested on animals
  • No lactose

Food Supplement

Food supplements must not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. As with other food supplements, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using if you are under medical supervision, pregnant, breast-feeding, have epilepsy, suffer from food allergies, or are allergic to any of the ingredients.

Made in a site that may handle nuts. Not suitable for children.

Wellbio does not need to be refrigerated.

Store below 25°C in a dry place, out of sight and reach of children.

Wellbio Live Cultures FAQ

Why has Wellbio Live Cultures been developed?

Wellbio Live Cultures is an expertly formulated microbiotic formula (10 Billion CFU*) providing 7 strains of broad spectrum high quality live cultures, including Lab4® the most comprehensively studied gut bacteria. Top

How are gut bacteria affected by the environment?

There are a number of components that can negatively affect gut bacteria including; smoking, high stress levels, antibiotics, diet and environmental toxins. Top

When is Wellbio Live Cultures recommended?

Wellbio Live Cultures is recommended as an everyday dietary support to provide live cultures. Top

Can Wellbio Live Cultures be used alongside medicines?

As a general rule, Wellbio Live Cultures can be taken alongside medications because it contains only live cultures and calcium. However, if you are already taking prescribed supplements or medications, seek advice from your doctor or health professional first.

Take at least two hours separately from a dose of antibiotics. The antibiotic may affect the live cultures if taken at the same time, hence the reason to take before or afterwards.

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How many capsules does one pack of Wellbio Live Cultures contain?

Wellbio Live Cultures are available in 30 capsule packs (1 month’s supply). It is recommended to take one capsule per day with your main meal. Top

How and when should Wellbio Live Cultures be used?

Take one capsule a day with your main meal for ongoing support for your gut bacteria. Top

Are there any undesired effects whilst taking Wellbio Live Cultures?

Wellbio does not have any known side effects when taken as directed. It is thought that some people may experience mild and temporary bloating for a couple of days when first taking live cultures. Don’t worry, this should dissipate within a few days. Do not exceed the recommended tablet intake. In case of overdose, seek medical advice. Top

Is Wellbio Live Cultures suitable for vegetarians and vegans?

Yes Wellbio is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Top

What is the difference between Wellbio Live Cultures 10 Billion CFU and Wellbio Live Cultures Extra Strength 20 Billion CFU?

Either product can be taken every day for ongoing support, but Wellbio Live Cultures Extra Strength may be especially recommended alongside and following antibiotics or during periods of extra requirement. Top

Can I take Wellbio Live Cultures with a digestive enzyme?

Yes Wellbio Live Cultures can be taken alongside Wellzyme Digestive Enzymes. Top

Does Wellbio require refrigeration?

Wellbio does not need to be refrigerated, as Triphase Stabilising Technology protects the level of live cultures for the life of the product therefore there is no need to keep Wellbio Live Cultures in the fridge. Top

Are Wellbio supplements suitable for children?

Wellbio is not suitable for children under the age of 12 years old. Vitabiotics Wellkid Peppa Pig Pro-tummy soft jellies provide 5 billion cultures and calcium for young children aged 3-7 years. Top

Can I take Wellbio if I am pregnant or breast-feeding?

As with other food supplements, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using if you are under medical supervision, pregnant or breast-feeding. Top

Are Wellbio supplements suitable on a FODMAPs diet?

Wellbio supplements contain a small amount of inulin, which is a FODMAP and may not be suitable for some individuals. Top

Can I take Wellbio if I am lactose intolerant?

Yes the Wellbio range is suitable for those with lactose intolerance. However as with other food supplements, we recommend consulting your doctor or pharmacist before using if you are under medical supervision or taking medication. Top

Can I take Wellbio if I have Coeliac Disease or Wheat Intolerance?

Yes the Wellbio range is gluten free and wheat free and is therefore suitable for those suffering from Coeliac Disease, a gluten intolerance or wheat intolerance. However as with other food supplements, we recommend consulting your doctor or pharmacist before using if you are under medical supervision or taking medication. Top

Can I take Wellbio if I suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

Yes the Wellbio range is suitable for those suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Wellbio contains a small amount of inulin, which is a FODMAP and may not be suitable for some individuals. However as with other food supplements, we recommend consulting your doctor or pharmacist before using if you are under medical supervision or taking medication. Top

Can I take Wellbio when taking antibiotics?

Yes, Wellbio can be taken during a course of antibiotics, but the Wellbio capsules should be taken at least two hours before or after the antibiotics. It is recommended to continue for at least 2 weeks after you have finished your course of antibiotics. The antibiotic may affect the live cultures if taken at the same time, hence the reason to take before or afterwards. However as with other food supplements, we recommend consulting your doctor or pharmacist before using if you are under medical supervision or taking medication. Top

Is it safe to take Wellbio long term?

Yes, Wellbio can be taken long-term. Top

Need help swallowing a tablet or capsule?

Difficulty in swallowing tablets and capsules is quite a common experience. Vitabiotics have researched this extensively and recommend after chewing some food (e.g. banana), just before you swallow, pop it into your mouth and swallow it together with the chewed food, followed by some liquid. The throat opens up wider to swallow the chewed food and so it should go down with greater ease. Alternatively, it may be swallowed with thicker liquids such as yoghurts or smoothies. Top

If I don’t want to swallow the capsule can I break the capsule and consume the powder?

Yes, the Wellbio capsules have been designed so the capsule can be pulled apart and the powder added to cold food or drink. Pull the capsule apart gently and sprinkle over the food/drink so as to minimise any accidental loss of the powder. Top

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Always read the product directions before use. Do not exceed the recommended intake. As with other food supplements, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using if you are under medical supervision, pregnant, breast-feeding, have epilepsy, suffer from food allergies, or are allergic to any of the ingredients. Supplements are not intended to treat or prevent any disease. Food supplements must not replace a balanced and varied diet, and a healthy lifestyle.

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