Frequently Asked Questions2021-02-03T14:25:01+01:00

Frequently Asked Questions

Which strains are in Vivomixx®?2021-04-29T11:51:33+02:00

Streptococcus thermophilus DSM24731® / NCIMB 30438
Bifidobacterium breve DSM24732® / NCIMB 30441
Bifidobacterium longum DSM24736® / NCIMB 30435*
Bifidobacterium infantis DSM24737® / NCIMB 30436*
Lactobacillus acidophilus DSM24735® / NCIMB 30442
Lactobacillus plantarum DSM24730® / NCIMB 30437
Lactobacillus paracasei DSM24733® / NCIMB 30439
Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus DSM24734® / NCIMB 30440**

* Reclassified as B. lactis
** Reclassified as L. helveticus
 All the above trademarks belong to Mendes SA.

Why should I keep it in the fridge?2017-03-28T17:14:24+02:00

The bacteria are live and lyophilized, they are best kept refrigerated.

Where can I get Vivomixx®?2017-04-11T13:32:46+02:00

You can find Vivomixx® at your pharmacy, or order online through a certified and accredited online pharmacy.

Why so many bacteria?2017-03-28T17:14:01+02:00

Vivomixx® contains 450 billion bacteria per sachet and 112 billion bacteria per capsule. These quantities are necessary to properly colonize your gut which contains up to 10-1000 billion bacteria/ml of feces material. In the colon there can be around 1500 ml of feces material.

Why 8 strains?2017-03-28T17:13:06+02:00

The strains contained in Vivomixx® have been selected not only for their specific individual characteristics but also for their synergistic activities. They work as a close team to perform what single strains or other combinations of strains cannot do.

Why should I take Vivomixx®?2017-03-28T17:36:20+02:00

Vivomixx® is a special blend of good bacteria that helps maintain the balance of your intestinal flora.

When is it best to take it?2017-04-03T12:00:25+02:00

We recommend to take Vivomixx® in the morning on an empty stomach

How long can I take Vivomixx®?2017-03-28T17:20:00+02:00

You can take it for as long as necessary as it has no contraindications.

How long do I have to take Vivomixx® to feel better?2017-03-28T17:15:28+02:00

You will feel better already after 3-4 days but the optimal colonization is achieved in 2-3 weeks.

What quantity should I take?2017-03-28T17:15:16+02:00

The recommended daily intake is 1 to 2 sachets or 1 to 4 capsules.

Can I keep them out of the fridge?2017-03-28T17:14:42+02:00

Yes, you can keep them out of the fridge for up to one week without affecting the quality of the product. Do avoid high temperatures (>25°C).

Can I take it during pregnancy?2017-03-28T17:17:07+02:00

There are no contraindications but please do consult your physician when taking this or any other food supplement during pregnancy.

What if I take antibiotics?2017-03-28T17:17:01+02:00

Vivomixx® can be taken even if you have other concurrent treatments but it is best to take it far apart from antibiotics.

Does it contain any allergens?2021-06-15T09:10:00+02:00

No, it does not contain gluten, lactose or soy. Vivomixx may contain traces of milk.

Are there any side effects?2017-03-28T17:16:44+02:00

Bloating has been reported but this is a transient phenomenon due to the adaptation of your flora to the new bacteria.

How do I take Vivomixx®?2017-04-03T11:59:00+02:00

Vivomixx® is easy to take. Open the sachet and mix it into any cold, non-carbonated drink. Or mix it with food, like yogurt or apple sauce and take immediately.

Where to purchase Vivomixx®?

Global list of distributors

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