Culturelle® Frequently Asked Questions
Digestive Health Products
When taken daily, Culturelle® Natural Flora Daily Supplement can help naturally rebalance your body’s good bacteria.**
If you have any concerns or you are taking other medications consult your pharmacist or GP.
Only Culturelle® Natural Flora contains 100% of the No.1 clinically studied strain Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG. Stomach acid and bile can kill many strains on contact, preventing them from ever reaching the intestinal tract. Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG has been shown to survive harsh stomach acids to get to where it is needed most in the intestines and produces an antimicrobial substance to support your digestive system.
In certain instances, the Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG strain in Culturelle® may cause users to experience minor bloating, wind or intestinal gurgling when first taking the product. This is not unusual. Your digestive tract is going through a change and the strain in Culturelle® is helping to restore a healthier bacterial balance. With continued use these symptoms should subside in a short period of time. Consult a Pharmacist and GP if symptoms persist.
Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG is the most clinically studied strain and over 1000 scientific studies and 30 years of research have demonstrated its safety and efficacy. Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG has been more extensively studied than any other strain bacterium and has a safe history of use in food since 1990.
Dozens of clinical studies have demonstrated no adverse impact on nutritional, metabolic, or immune parameters.
The strain used in all Culturelle® products is
Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG – a naturally occurring, intestinal bacteria that produces digestive health benefits. Unlike some other ingredients, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG is strong enough to survive harsh stomach acid and bile
Sticks fasts to the cells in the intestines responsible for the transportation of nutrients, this is critical for the strain to have an effect on the gut microbiota
Has an antimicrobial substance to support digestive and immune health.
Kids Health Products
Kids may experience minor bloating, wind or intestinal gurgling when taking Culturelle® Kids Natural Fibre. Much like Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, increasing dietary fibre can cause temporary gurgling and bloating as well. This is not unusual. Your child’s intestinal tract is going through a change as the fibre goes to work and the strain is helping to restore a healthier bacterial balance. With continued use these symptoms should subside. Consult a pharmacist and GP if symptoms persist.
Culturelle® Kids Natural Fibre can be used to help restore regularity when your child is having occasional issues, and also daily to help keep them regular. While the benefits of fibre may be noticed with each individual use, healthy digestion and bowel function is best supported with longer, more continuous use. Culturelle® Kids Natural Fibre can be taken any time of day. For best results, add to your child’s favourite yogurt. Do not add to warm or hot food or beverages. Some sediment from fruit and vegetable fibre is normal. Refer to the directions on the box for suggested use.
When kids have trouble staying regular, they often feel uncomfortable. Changes in diet alone may not be enough, and stimulants can be harsh and are not recommended for daily use. Culturelle® Kids Natural Fibre provides a safe, gentle and drug-free way to help introduce additional natural fibre into your diet and help regularity every day.