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Posted by: cat2, Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 4:56pm
Hi, I ordered some Polyflora which has arrived and just wondering whether there is a best time to take it.

thanks  :)
Posted by: wayland B+, Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 5:55pm; Reply: 1
I'm not sure, but I know that there are some people who prefer to take probiotics first thing in the morning and/or last thing before  bed.
Posted by: SquarePeg, Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 6:51pm; Reply: 2
Doesn't the label indicate "take x capsules y times per day?"  Unless it says "away from food" I'd take it right after a meal so the little buggers don't get wiped out by stomach acid.
Posted by: yaeli, Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 1:49am; Reply: 3
Yes it says away from foods. This means half an hour before meal or two hours after meal.


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Timing
According to the website Enzyme Essentials *, probiotics should be taken at bedtime and in the morning. During these times, the digestive system has little activity, which means the pH of the stomach is relatively low. A less acidic stomach means the bacteria have a higher chance of attaching to the intestinal wall and thriving. If you are unable to take probiotics at these times, however, there's no need to be anxious. Enzyme Essentials notes that taking probiotics at a less ideal time is better than taking none at all.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/500507-when-is-the-best-time-to-take-probiotics/#ixzz2fCkw2dgt.


* it's Dr Weil's website
Posted by: yaeli, Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 2:13am; Reply: 4
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How are probiotics best taken ? Before meals, after, first thing in the morning ... ?

Quoted from Lola
together with live cell, take one each, followed by a glass of water, first thing in the morning
September 7, 2012
Posted by: yaeli, Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 2:17am; Reply: 5
Site search (the right hand corner at the head of this page): former threads on Polyflora and Probiotics

http://www.bing.com/search?cp=1252&FORM=FREESS&q=polyflora&q1=site%3Adadamo.com

http://www.bing.com/search?cp=1252&FORM=FREESS&q=probiotics&q1=site%3Adadamo.com
Posted by: cat2, Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 6:57am; Reply: 6
Thanks all  :)  so first thing on a morning (at least 20 mins before food) and before bed (or at least 20 mins after food) seems to be fine.  

Yes it does say away from food on the tub but the extra info was very welcome.
Posted by: yvonneb, Sunday, October 13, 2013, 6:18am; Reply: 7
Hi,

I know this was answered before somewhere, but I can't find it...

The Polyflora bottle does not say to keep it in the fridge...Why?

All probiotics in Health food Shop come delivered cooled to be stored in the fridge there!
I do keep my Polyflora in the fridge just in case, but the bottle doesn't actually say to do so.

Thanks!
Posted by: cat2, Sunday, October 13, 2013, 11:28am; Reply: 8
Quoted from yvonneb
Hi,

I know this was answered before somewhere, but I can't find it...

The Polyflora bottle does not say to keep it in the fridge...Why?

All probiotics in Health food Shop come delivered cooled to be stored in the fridge there!
I do keep my Polyflora in the fridge just in case, but the bottle doesn't actually say to do so.

Thanks!


I don't the answer, but I have taken probiotics in the UK before which haven't needed refrigeration so it's not uncommon.

Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, October 13, 2013, 5:34pm; Reply: 9
If a probiotic has been stabilized it does not require refrigeration.

The makers of sabilized/unstabilized products all claim their approach is better.

Here is a quote from NWC, a maker of stabilized probiotic products:

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Why do some probiotics need to be refrigerated and others not..

Probiotics are live cultures and are generally unstable at temperatures over 75 degrees. HOWEVER, the temperature inside the body is well over 75 degrees, not to mention that the probiotics would have to pass through hostile stomach acid and bile to get to the intestine. So what is the answer? The answer is to buy a probiotic supplement that contains stabilized strains of bacteria. The fact is, a probiotic that requires refrigeration is a red flag that it is not stable and will die on impact with the body. Make sure you read the label of any probiotics to be sure that the probiotics are stabilized. Also be sure that your probiotic contains prebiotics such as FOS, thus being a symbiotic formula.  
(Polyflora line usually uses ARA, chickory, and other ingredients rather FOS as the prebiotic.)

Audio file explaining Polyflora:

http://www.4yourtype.com/2013/audio/BT003.mp3
Posted by: yvonneb, Monday, October 14, 2013, 8:48pm; Reply: 10
Brilliant! Thanks C-Sharp- that explains a lot!
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