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Alflorex Precision Biotic

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Alflorex is the best-selling, unique probiotic which is different to all the others on the market. Alflorex can help ease the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

Containing the unique elite B.infantis 35624, Alflorex is clinically tested in IBS and proven to reduce;

  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Passage of gas
  • Bloating distention 
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Alflorex is the only PrecisionBiotic in Ireland that contains the unique and patented cultureBifidobacterium infantis 35624 (BIFORTIF). The BIFORTIF culture (B. infantis 35624) is a precision strain that goes to work where needed.

PrecisionBiotics - Not all cultures are alike.
Like humans, bacterial cultures are as unique as you are. However, some are more specialised than others.The benefits of bacterial cultures depend on the type (or strain) of bacteria present. Alflorex contains the unique BIFORTIF culture (B. infantis 35624).

PrecisionBiotics are elite bacterial cultures.
Our science is showing us that a new level of specialisation can be achieved with PrecisionBiotics. PrecisionBiotics are bacterial cultures that are highly specialised, and through science, can be selected for targeted action.

More is not necessarily better - Different cultures behave in different ways and at different levels. With PrecisionBiotics more doesn't mean better. You just need enough to do the job the culture has been selected for.

Alflorex contains 1 billion B. infantis 35624 bacteria at the time of manufacture and more than enough to keep working at end of shelf life.

What is BIFORTIF culture (B. infantis  35624)?
BIFORTIF is Alimentary Health’s trademarked name for the strain Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis 35624 (B. infantis 35624) in Ireland. BIFORTIF culture (B. infantis 35624) is a precision strain which goes to work only where needed. B. infantis 35624 has over 15 years of scientific research and over 50 peer reviewed publications. B. infantis 35624 is the No.1 recommended Gastroenterologist recommend probiotic in the U.S.

Testimonials

  • I have been taking Alflorex for nearly two months now. My problem was frequent bouts of diarrhoea and bloating which I had experienced for at least 15 years. They had got worse in the last year or two. Even after one week taking the product I noticed a huge improvement and it has continued ever since. I can highly recommend Alflorex." Jane, June 2014
  • "I am so happy that im feeling away better after suffering with very bad ibs ur new tablet has giving me hope after eleven years to get back my life again thank you so much" Susan, June 2014

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  1. What are PrecisionBiotic™ cultures?

    PrecisionBiotic™ cultures are elite bacterial strains which have been selected to have targeted action where needed. B. infantis 35624 is a PrecisionBiotic™ culture that goes to work where needed.  

  2. Why recommend Alflorex?

    Alflorex is intended for people with unresolved digestive upsets, such as abdominal pain, bloating and disturbed bowel movements. With Alflorex, it is possible for consumers to reclaim their freedom to travel, eat out, and enjoy life without the same interruption of these digestive upsets. Alflorex was also developed in Ireland.

  3. What makes Alflorex special?

    Alflorex is a probiotic supplement which contains the unique PrecisionBiotic™ B. infantis 35624. B. infantis 35624 has been clinically tested in IBS patients and shown to reduce abdominal discomfort, passage of gas and bloating/distension. Alflorex was researched and co-developed by Scientists, Clinicians and Gastroenterologists at Alimentary Health Ltd. and University College Cork in Ireland. University College Cork is among the world’s leading institutions in gut health. B. infantis 35624 has over 15 years of scientific research and over 50 peer reviewed publications.

  4. How many bacteria does each capsule of Alflorex contain?

    An Alflorex capsule contains 1x109 CFU (colony forming units) at the time of manufacture. The dose in the capsule remains effective throughout its shelf life.

  5. How was the dose of Alflorex determined?

    The dose is based on the Whorwell study (2006), which showed that 1x108 CFU/day was effective in reducing abdominal pain, bloating/distension and passage of gas. Alflorex contains 1x109 CFU at the time of manufacture and the dose in the capsule remains effective throughout its shelf life.

  6. How long should Alflorex be taken for and what happens when stopped?

    B. infantis 35624 will disappear from the intestine very soon after an individual stops taking Alflorex. So if you have experienced benefits, they should continue to take the product. For best results, take Alflorex daily for at least 4 weeks and continue to use on a daily basis a part of a healthy lifestyle.

  7. Are the changes in bowel habits normal in the first few weeks?

    Temporary changes in bowel habits may be experienced as the consumer begins to take Alflorex, but a restored natural balance of the digestive system is expected within 3-4 weeks and then continue to use on a daily basis as part of a healthy lifestyle.

  8. Is Alflorex safe?

    Yes, B. infantis 35624 has an excellent safety and tolerability profile and has been consumed for nearly 10 years by tens of thousands of consumers in the US and Canada. In addition, Alflorex is manufactured in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for food supplements.

  9. Are there clinical studies that prove B. infantis 35624 is effective?

    B. infantis 35624 has been extensively characterised by clinicians and scientists. B. infantis 35624 has over 15 years of scientific research and over 50 peer reviewed publications. Two double blind, randomised, placebo controlled studies have demonstrated its positive effect on quality of life in IBS patients. These 2 key studies on B. infantis 35624 have over 1000 citations. For further information, please see Efficacy Data.

  10. Is there safety and tolerability data on B. infantis 35624?

    Yes, the safety and tolerability of B. infantis 35624 is well documented. In clinical studies, there was no significant difference in side effects between Alflorex and placebo (e.g. sugar pill).  As with other probiotics, in the first few days of taking Alflorex, some experience of gas and bloating has been reported. This may be temporary while the digestive system is adjusting to Alflorex. In addition, Alflorex is manufactured in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for dietary supplements and strain-specific criteria are used in manufacturing to ensure product quality and control. Alflorex is a natural product and there are no known interactions with medications.

  11. Are there side effects when taking Alflorex?

    There are no known side effects when taking Alflorex. 

  12. When is the best time of day to take Alflorex?

    It doesn't matter what time of day Alflorex is taken. It is recommended that Alflorex is taken as part of the daily routine, at a time that will be easy to remember, such as when other vitamins or medications are taken.

  13. Does Alflorex need to be refrigerated?

    No, Alflorex does not require refrigeration.

  14. Can the contents of the Alflorex capsule be sprinkled on food or added to a drink?

    The Alflorex capsule was designed to be swallowed whole. However, if preferred, the contents may be sprinkled on cold food or drink and consumed immediately. It is not recommended to sprinkle the contents on hot food or drink, or in acidic (low pH) beverages such as fruit juices. 

  15. Can Alflorex be taken with fruit juices?

    Product mixing studies have demonstrated that prolonged exposure to highly acidic (low pH) beverages can have a detrimental effect on the viability of probiotics. Fruit juices typically have a pH of <4.0. By comparison, the typical pH for water (7.0) and milk (6.6) are higher.

  16. Can Alflorex be taken with antibiotics?

    We recommend you continue taking Alflorex with antibiotics. 

  17. Does Alflorex replace the microflora lost during antibiotic therapy?

    Yes, Alflorex replaces the microflora lost during antibiotic therapy. It helps restore the level of Bifidobacteria, which are a key beneficial component of the microflora.

  18. Can Alflorex be taken with alcohol?

    B. infantis 35624, the active ingredient in Alflorex, can be inactivated by alcohol. We recommend not drinking alcohol for a few hours after consuming Alflorex.

  19. Can medication be affected by taking Alflorex?

    No, there are no known interactions with medications. 

  20. Is Alflorex gluten-free?

    We do not add any ingredients to Alflorex that we expect to contain gluten.

  21. Is Alflorex dairy free?

    Alflorex contains trace/ negligible amounts of dairy-derived material.

  22. Can Alflorex be taken by people with Crohn's disease / ulcerative colitis (UC)?

    Bifidobacteria species are generally considered safe. Also, B.infantis 35624 has an excellent safety and tolerability profile and has been consumed for nearly 10 years by tens of thousands of consumers in the US and Canada.

  23. Can Alflorex be taken during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

    Bifidobacteria are generally considered safe. Also, B. infantis 35624 has an excellent safety and tolerability profile and has been consumed for nearly 10 years by tens of thousands of consumers in the US and Canada.

  24. How do food supplements compare with yoghurts?

    Most yoghurt’s do not contain probiotic cultures. Some have added probiotics but very few have been subjected to clinical trials.

  25. How does Alflorex compare to other probiotics available in Ireland?

    No well-controlled clinical trials comparing the efficacy and safety of the various probiotics available in Ireland have been performed. The effectiveness of a probiotic supplement can be determined by the strain present and the clinical research supporting the strain. The strain designation (i.e. the species, genus, and strain) is extremely important when examining clinical publications. It is important to choose a probiotic supported by high quality clinical studies. See our publication listfor studies on B. infantis 35624.  

  26. Where can Alflorex be purchased?

    Alflorex is available for purchase in leading Irish pharmacies nationwide. Please find  a list of all Irish stockists here.

  27. Is Alflorex available in the US? Is it the same as Align?

    Currently, Alflorex is only licensed for distribution in the Republic of Ireland. For information on stockists, please click here.

    B. infantis 35624, the active ingredient in Alflorex, is also sold under the brand name Align in the US. For more information, please see www.aligngi.com.

  28. Is Alflorex available in other countries?

    Currently, Alflorex is only licensed for distribution in the Republic of Ireland. For information on stockists, please click here.

  29. What is a probiotic?

    Probiotics have been defined as “live microorganisms that confer a health benefit on the host when administered in adequate amounts.”1. Probiotics are increasingly being used and evaluated in the management of digestive balance. However, probiotics are strain specific, and thus different probiotics may have unique benefits. The body needs beneficial bacteria for a number of things, including healthy digestion. But these bacteria are fragile. Common issues such as diet, changes in schedule, travel, and stress can disrupt the natural balance of good bacteria. 

    Regulations regarding probiotics. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) monitors and controls the use of health claims in the European Union. EFSA is rightly concerned over fraudulent claims that potentially mislead consumers. However, EFSA has banned the use of the term ‘probiotic’ as they state that it infers a health claim.

    Alflorex’s B. infantis 35624 is one of the most studied strains ever to be brought to the market with clear evidence of safety and efficacy in multiple clinical trials.

    EFSA restrictions make it difficult for Alimentary Health to build awareness for the strain. However, as in the U.S., once the medical community has the chance to recommend the product, patients will find that the product gives them reliable symptom relief, and that they will continue taking it. 

    1.      Joint FAO/WHO Expert Consultation on Evaluation of Health and Nutritional Properties of Probiotics in Food Including Powder Milk with Live Lactic Acid Bacteria. Cordoba, Argentina, 2001 Oct 1-4. Available at: www.who.int/foodsafety/publications/fs_management/en/probiotics.pdf

  30. What are the potential health benefits of probiotics?

    Probiotics are increasingly being used and evaluated in the management of digestive balance. The strongest clinical evidence that exists for probiotics is related to their use in improving gut health and stimulating immune function.1However, different probiotics may also have unique benefits. Studies investigating the health effects of probiotics have been documented in areas such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), vaginal infections, immune enhancement, atopic eczema, rheumatoid arthritis, and liver cirrhosis.

    1.     World Gastroenterology Organisation Global Guidelines. Probiotics and prebiotics. 2011 October. Available at: www.worldgastroenterology.org/probiotics-prebiotics.html.

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