Frequently Asked Questions About Culturelle Probiotic Supplements

Questions About Probiotics

Frequently Asked Questions About Culturelle Probiotic Supplements

There is a lot to learn about probiotics, and it’s important to be informed about what digestive health and immune health dietary supplements you put in your body. Got a question you don’t see the answer to here? Check out The Culturelle Advantage or Contact Us.

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What exactly are probiotics?

So, what are probiotics? Quite simply, probiotics are the good bacteria found in your digestive tract. Taking a probiotic supplement like Culturelle helps to maintain the natural balance of good and non-beneficial bacteria in your body.* When good bacteria are added and allowed to multiply, they help replace the non-beneficial bacteria – boosting overall digestive health, supporting the immune system and contributing to better overall health.*

Since there are many different bacterial strains, it’s important to understand that not all probiotics deliver the same digestive and immune health benefits.

Can Culturelle Probiotics really enhance my health?

Believe it or not, 70% of your body’s entire immune system is in your digestive tract. With your digestive system and immune system so linked, it’s easy to see how optimal health starts in the core. So when the non-beneficial bacteria in your body multiply (from causes like diet, travel, occasional stress and certain medications), your digestion and immune system are vulnerable. Fortunately, there’s Culturelle with the probiotic strain shown to support digestive health and immune health.*

Does Culturelle help with occasional diarrhea and other digestive health issues?

Digestive issues occur when there is an imbalance of good and non-beneficial bacteria. By adding good bacteria (from a probiotic like the one in Culturelle) back to your body and restoring a healthier good bacteria ratio, your digestive system can get back on track.*

How quickly will I feel Culturelle working?

Culturelle’s probiotic benefits may be felt within just 48 hours of taking it, but it may vary person to person. You may experience mild bloating, gas or digestive gurgling when you first begin taking Culturelle. No need to worry - this is normal due to the changing environment in the digestive system and should go away within a short period of time.  If these effects last longer than two weeks, we recommend discussing with your health care professional. Everyday supplement usage is encouraged for ongoing digestive health.*

What is <i>Lactobacillus</i> GG?

Found in Culturelle, Lactobacillus GG is the most clinically studied strain of probiotic for digestive health, and immune health.*†† Discovered in 1985 at Tufts University in Boston, MA, it is considered the premier probiotic in the world. Lactobacillus GG is strong enough and sticky enough to survive stomach acids and successfully colonize in the intestines.*

Is <i>Lactobacillus</i> GG Safe?

Lactobacillus GG is naturally sourced and has been studied intensely in over 800 scientific studies to determine its safety and effectiveness.

Of all the probiotic supplements, why choose Culturelle?

In study after study, Lactobacillus GG has been shown to survive stomach acid and form a strong barrier against non-beneficial bacteria.* Unlike many other probiotic supplement brands, Culturelle delivers the optimal number of live, active cells recommended by researchers in every capsule, tablet, or packet.

Culturelle’s unique properties, state-of-the-art manufacturing and advanced packaging process ensure the greatest amount of active bacteria make it to the intestines – where it matters most.

Culturelle vs. Yogurt?

Most yogurts contain just a fraction of Culturelle’s billions of good bacteria. And most yogurts don’t contain a probiotic strain as hardy and beneficial as Lactobacillus GG. And unlike yogurt, Culturelle doesn't have all that extra sugar and calories.

Why are some products packaged differently than others?

Culturelle probiotic adult capsules and kids packets and tablets are individually double-foil-protected and packaged in a way to prevent moisture, light, heat and air from getting to the Lactobacillus GG, guaranteeing maximum potency and stability. The Culturelle probiotic Digestive Health chewables are packaged in a specially designed vial shown to keep the chewables fresh even after you open and close the vial – ensuring you get Culturelle’s optimal benefits.

How to take Culturelle Probiotics

Culturelle can be taken with or without food at any time during the day. If you prefer, open the capsule and mix the contents with any cool food or beverage. You may feel benefits within just 48 hours. You may experience mild bloating, gas or digestive gurgling when you first begin taking Culturelle. Don’t worry - this is normal due to the changing environment in the digestive system and should go away within a short period of time.  If these effects last longer than two weeks, we recommend discussing with your health care professional. We recommend daily usage to maintain optimal core health.

Adults and children over 100 lbs.

  • For daily maintenance of digestive and immune system health, adults take one (1) capsule or adult chewable of Culturelle daily.* For occasional intestinal discomfort and digestive upset, take two (2) capsules or chewables of Culturelle Digestive Health daily until symptoms subside.*

Children over 3 years of age

  • To support kids' natural defense systems take one Culturelle Kids Probiotic Chewables tablet daily.* To alleviate occasional digestive distress, take two (2) tablets per day.* If conditions persist, consult your physician. If taking two tablets, take one in the morning and one in the evening. Make sure always to follow the advice of your pediatrician.

Children ages 1 to 3

  • To support kids' natural defense systems, empty entire contents of one (1) packet of Culturelle Kids Probiotic Packets into cool food or drink.* Mix until dissolved. For occasional intestinal discomfort and diarrhea, take two (2) packets per day.* If conditions persist, consult your physician. If taking two packets, take one in the morning and one in the evening. Make sure always to follow the advice of your pediatrician.

When and how should it be taken?

Culturelle probiotic capsules, tablets and packets can be taken with or without food at any time throughout the day. If taking capsules, you can open the capsule and mix the contents with any cool food or beverage. Culturelle's benefits may be felt within just 48 hours of taking it; however some people do experience mild gas and bloating when they first start taking probiotics. This is normal due to the changing environment in the digestive tract and should go away within a short period of time. To receive the full Lactobacillus GG advantage, take Culturelle every day to help achieve and maintain optimal core health.*

What happens if I stop taking Culturelle?

When you take Culturelle every day, you help maintain a healthy balance of the good and non-beneficial bacteria in your body - promoting digestive, immune and overall health.* If you stop taking it, your body loses its Lactobacillus GG advantage in about one week. After that time, diet, occasional stress, travel and even some medications may cause occasional imbalance of the good bacteria and non-beneficial bacteria in the intestinal tract. That's why we recommend a daily serving of Culturelle to help maintain optimal health.*

Are there any side effects?

You may experience mild bloating, gas or digestive gurgling when you first begin taking Culturelle. No need to worry - this is normal due to the changing environment in the digestive system and should go away within a short period of time.  If these effects last longer than two weeks, we recommend discussing with your health care professional.

Can Culturelle be taken with other digestive and immune health dietary supplements and medications?

The probiotic in Culturelle is clinically shown to be safe and effective. However, as with all supplements, we suggest you discuss the use of Culturelle with your health care professional before taking.

Can children take Culturelle?

Yes! Culturelle Kids Probiotics are especially ideal for children 1 year and above and their still-developing immune systems. The probiotic in Culturelle Probiotics for kids has been proven to help support children's natural defense systems and helps reduce occasional digestive upset.* It helps maintain healthy bacterial balance.* But is it safe, you wonder? Lactobacillus GG, found in Culturelle, is the most clinically studied probiotic.††

How do I store Culturelle?

Unlike yogurt and other probiotic brands, Culturelle comes to you specially packaged to keep light, moisture, heat and air out - so it can be stored at room temperature or below. Keep Culturelle in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity. We do not recommend storing probiotics in the bathroom.

How can Culturelle help me when I'm traveling?

It's disturbing but true: many people who travel develop digestive issues. So, why not help prepare yourself before your next vacation? By taking Culturelle before and during your trip, you can build up a healthy supply of its good bacteria and help reduce stomach and digestive discomfort.*

i-Health, Inc. Return Policy

If you are not satisfied with the product you purchased, we recommend that you ask the retailer that sold it to you to refund your money. If the retailer will not accept the product, you may return it directly to us.

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PLEASE BE ADVISED:

  • If you do not have all of the information and documentation requested above, we will not be able to provide a refund.
  • Refunds are only for the value of the product. Shipping expenses and taxes will not be reimbursed.
  • We recommend shipping via certified mail, UPS, or some other service that will confirm delivery of your items.
  • i-Health, Inc. will not accept expired product.
  • Items must be returned/exchanged within 90 days of purchase.
  • Maximum return limit of 2 items of the same brand.
  • Please allow 4-6 weeks for your return to be processed.

Frequently Asked Questions about Culturelle Advanced Immune DefenseTM

When should I take Culturelle Advanced Immune Defense<sup>TM</sup> Dietary Supplement?

Sometimes your immune system can use a boost or extra help to keep it going strong, like when you can’t afford to not feel your best. Whether you have an upcoming event or travel plans, you can take Culturelle Advanced Immune DefenseTM for extra immune system support.* Just one capsule daily provides all-day immune support  at home, work, travel or times when you need that extra immune support.*

Can I take Culturelle Advanced Immune Defense<sup>TM</sup> with other vitamins/dietary supplements or medications?

All of the dietary ingredients in Culturelle Advanced Immune DefenseTM are safe and effective. However, as with all supplements and medications, we recommend you discuss its use with other supplements or medications with your health care professional.

Are there any side effects when taking this product?

The ingredients in Culturelle Advanced Immune DefenseTM have been shown to be well tolerated when used as directed. As with any product containing a probiotic, you may experience minor digestive issues when first taking the product.  These should subside in a short period of time as the probiotic begins working. Plus, you’ll gain peace of mind knowing this product contains none of the following: dairy, lactose, milk, wheat, gluten, soy, or preservatives.

Do I need to take this supplement every single day?

No, you don’t! Take Culturelle Advanced Immune DefenseTM daily only during those times when you are looking to give your immune system that extra boost!* For example, every day you are on vacation or traveling.

How can Culturelle Advanced Immune Defense<sup>TM</sup> help me when I'm traveling?

Being in new and unfamiliar environments can put increased demand on your immune system. Culturelle Advanced Immune DefenseTM can help activate your immune system defenses.* Culturelle Advanced Immune DefenseTM provides an excellent source of immune supporting vitamin C and zinc, strengthened by probiotics.* One capsule delivers immune benefits for 24-hours to better defend your defenses while traveling.*

Can children use Culturelle Advanced Immune Defense<sup>TM</sup>?

Children 12 years of age or older can be given Culturelle Advanced Immune DefenseTM.

This product contains none of the following: dairy, lactose, milk, wheat, gluten, soy, or preservatives.

When and how do I take Culturelle Advanced Immune Defense<sup>TM</sup>?

Culturelle Advanced Immune DefenseTM is a supplement that is great for work, home and travel, or anytime when you need extra immune system support.*

Adults and children 12 years of age and older, take one (1) capsule daily. This product should not be used by those with an immune-deficiency disorder unless directed by a physician.

How is Culturelle Advanced Immune Defense<sup>TM</sup> different?

Culturelle Advanced Immune DefenseTM provides unique 3-in-1 immune support with antioxidant support from naturally-sourced yeast fermentate and vitamin C, plus zinc, and the #1 clinically studied probiotic, Lactobacillus GG, with over 70 studies focused specifically on immune health benefits.* ††

Only Culturelle Advanced Immune DefenseTM has the most clinically proven ingredients to help better defend your defenses and protect, as well as boost your immune system.* That other immune  boosting vitamin or supplement you’ve been taking? They should be worried sick, as only Culturelle Advanced Immune DefenseTM contains the most clinically proven ingredients for immune support.*

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