Optim Propionibacter is a dietary supplement containing the lactic ferments Propionibacterium freudenreichii sp. shermani which help to promote good intestinal flora and support transit.
Propionibacterium freudenreichii is a known lactic ferment. It is traditionally involved in the maturation of Swiss cheeses and helps to form the “eyes” in the cheese.
This lactic ferment helps to balance the gut microbiota (intestinal dysbiosis). In fact, it stimulates the growth of healthy bacteria, the bifidobacteria; and helps to reduce constipation by increasing the frequency of defecation.
In the intestine, Propionibacterium freudenreichii is involved in the production of propionic acid or propionate, a short-chain fatty acid.
Propionate has been shown to modulate lipid metabolism (cholesterol, triglycerides), and has a possible role in the management of overweight by increasing energy expenditure. learn more
Serving Size: Take 1 capsule a day preferably during a meal with a glass of water.
Ingredients: Filler: organic acacia gum*; Propionibacterium freudenreichii sp. shermanii**; Coating: capsule (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose); Filler: calcium carbonate.
*ecological agriculture; **Contains milk
It is advisable to follow recommended doses, and have a diverse and balanced diet as well as a healthy lifestyle. Keep out of reach of children. Keep in a dry place.
Propionibacterium freudenreichii sp. shermanii
1 x 109 CFU*
*CFU: Colony Forming Unit
Nutritional values per 100g: Carbohydrates: 21g – Fat: 0g – Protein: 1g
Energy value per 100g: 187 Kcal / 780 KJ
Net weight: 7.5 g
Notification number (Belgium): NUT_AS 2708/10
Packaging: 20 capsules (2 blisters of 10 capsules)
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