Frequently Asked Questions2023-02-09T12:00:11+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®?2021-11-03T17:22:25+01:00

You can find Vivomixx in your pharmacy in most countries, or order via the online shops indicated on our website.

Why so many bacteria?2021-11-03T17:25:01+01:00

Vivomixx® contains 450 billion bacteria per sachet and 112 billion bacteria per capsule. These quantities are necessary to properly colonize your gut which contains between 1 and 100 billion bacteria/ml of feces material. Consider that in the colon there can be around 1500 ml of feces material.

Why 8 strains?2021-11-03T17:26:14+01:00

The strains contained in Vivomixx® have been selected not only for their specific individual characteristics but also for their synergistic activities.

Why should I take Vivomixx®?2021-11-03T17:28:11+01:00

Vivomixx® is a special mix of lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria to help diversify your gut flora and restore its balance.

When is it best to take it?2021-11-03T17:28:56+01:00

We recommend to take Vivomixx® in the morning on an empty stomach and/or in the evening.

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?2021-11-03T17:29:47+01:00

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?2021-11-03T17:30:51+01:00

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?2021-11-03T17:32:29+01:00

It does not contain gluten, lactose or soy. It 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®?2021-11-03T17:33:37+01:00

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. The capsule can be taken with a glass of water, or opened and mixed in some water.

Where to purchase Vivomixx®?

Global list of distributors

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