Frequently Asked Questions
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
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The bacteria are live and lyophilized, they are best kept refrigerated.
You can find Vivomixx in your pharmacy in most countries, or order via the online shops indicated on our website.
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.
The strains contained in Vivomixx® have been selected not only for their specific individual characteristics but also for their synergistic activities.
Vivomixx® is a special mix of lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria to help diversify your gut flora and restore its balance.
We recommend to take Vivomixx® in the morning on an empty stomach and/or in the evening.
You can take it for as long as necessary as it has no contraindications.
The optimal colonization is achieved in 2-3 weeks.
The recommended daily intake is 1 to 2 sachets or 1 to 4 capsules.
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).
Do consult your physician when taking this or any other food supplement during pregnancy.
Vivomixx® can be taken even if you have other concurrent treatments but it is best to take it far apart from antibiotics.
It does not contain gluten, lactose or soy. It may contain traces of milk.
Bloating has been reported but this is a transient phenomenon due to the adaptation of your flora to the new bacteria.
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.