With today's busy lives and irregular eating patterns, many of us find it difficult to keep our bowels healthy. The health benefits of fibre are well known and the current European recommendation for the daily intake of fibre is 25 g - something that many of us lack with the modern diet. Therefore, providing high quality fibre supplements in the diet will bring many digestive advantages. Lepicol is a three-in-one combination of gentle psyllium husk fibre supplement, live bacterial cultures and inulin. The main fibre source within Lepicol products is Psyllium husk (Plantago ovata forsk). Psyllium husks are fibre supplement as it is able to normalize stool size by being water retentive and at the same time, forms a soft gel which eases the stool along the lower digestive tract ready for evacuation. Psyllium husks have the advantage of being much gentler than some common fibre supplements (such as wheat or bran), many of which could irritate a sensitive bowel. Inulin is a fibre that is sourced from chicory root. Inulin is not broken down by the body - it is fermented by live bacteria in the gut to support the growth of live bacteria. Lepicol is manufactured by Probiotics International Ltd (Protexin) in their purpose built state-of-the-art factory in Somerset. Protexin are dedicated to producing innovative research based products of the highest quality for health. For Protexin, quality is of paramount importance, with a dedicated quality department and accreditations including cGMP and ISO 9001:2008, you can be sure each product is manufactured to the highest standard. All Protexin products are tested to ensure that they meet label claims using independent, UKAS accredited laboratories. To ensure that Protexin continue to produce innovative, research based products they work with leading researchers at universities and institutes to ensure that they are always at the forefront of research. Strength: Strength: Minimum of 120 million CFU/g (1.2 x 108 CFU/g), equivalent to 600 million CFU/5g dose (6.0 x 108 CFU/5g). Allergen advice: May contain soya and milk as these are used in the growth media of the strains. Traces of milk are at a level that would not affect lactose intolerance sufferers.IndicationsConstipation, Bowel CleansingIngredientsPsyllium husks (Plantago ovata forsk), Inulin, Live Bacteria (Lactobacillus rhamnosus PXN 54, Bifidobacterium bifidum PXN 23, Lactobacillus acidophilus PXN 35, Lactobacillus plantarum PXN 47, Lactobacillus bulgaricus PXN 39)DirectionsTake Lepicol at least 30 minutes before a meal. Shake tub before use. Adults: Take 1-2 heaped teaspoons mixed with water or juice once or twice daily (5-10g) and consume immediately. This should then be followed by a further glass of water. We recommend starting with a low dose and building up gradually to suit the individual. Children: Half the adult dose with parental supervision. Parents should seek the guidance of a medical practitioner before giving Lepicol to children under 11 years. Pregnancy: Lepicol is suitable for use during pregnancy, but we would always suggest consulting your doctor or healthcare practitioner before taking any food supplement. Please note: Taking Lepicol without water can cause choking. Always aim to consume a 250ml glass of liquid with every heaped teaspoon. Please consult your doctor before taking Lepicol Psyllium powder if you have recently had intestinal surgery or you have an intestinal obstruction. If at any time you experience discomfort after taking Lepicol, reduce dosage or stop taking and seek medical advice.Do not exceed recommended daily intake.Store in a cool dry place - no need to refrigerate.Safety WarningPlease note: Taking Lepicol without water can cause choking. Please consult your doctor before taking Lepicol if you have recently had intestinal surgery or you have an intestinal obstruction. If at any time you experience discomfort after taking Lepicol, reduce dosage or s High in Fibre | Contains gentle psyllium husk which contributes to the maintenance of normal bowel transit | Contains 5 strains of live bacteria, proven to survive the high acidity of the stomach | Contains Inulin | Suitable for vegetarians
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