Establishing a healthy ratio between the two is necessary to protect the delicate flora in our intestines against damage. When the bad bacteria attack, begin to multiply or outweigh the good, problems will arise.

Taking antibiotics cannot always be avoided, but they destroy good bacteria in the gut which can result in diarrhoea , oral thrush and vaginal yeast infections – or hell on earth, as I like to call it! The levels of good bacteria needed to combat and prevent this, can be obtained by taking probiotics. Probiotic is the name given to the good bacteria essential to a healthy and balanced intestinal tract.

Taking a probiotic supplement like Lactovita will help restore, stabilise and maintain a healthy gut and prevent the adverse effects of an imbalance. Regular use of Lactovita is beneficial for adults and can also be used to treat children with diarrhoea caused by using antibiotics.


Bacteria in the gut



The logical co-prescription with antibiotics

Restores, stabilizes and maintains intestinal flora

What are Probiotics?

• Probiotics are viable microbial (beneficial bacteria normally found in the gut); supplements (beneficial bacteria normally found in the gut). These microbes affect the host beneficially through their effects in the intestinal tract. They help to maintain, or even improve, the balance of gut bacteria, and thereby have a positive effect on health.

Why are Probiotics important to good health?

Probiotics have been found to have a positive influence on many aspects of health. Not only have Probiotics been shown to be beneficial in gut health (diarrhoea, constipation etc.) but have also been shown to improve allergies, and increase immunity.

Which organism does LACTOVITA contain?

• Lactovita contains a preparation called PROBIOTIC-LSP (Lactobacillus Sporogenes Powder).

• Probiotic-LSP contains a powerful second-generation probiotic, namely Lactobacillus sporogenes (also called Bacillus coagulans).

• It does not contain Lactobacillus acidophilus (this is a different species of Lactobacillus).

• Porbiotic-LSP contains L.sporogenes in the form of viable spores . Each gram of Probiotic-LSP contains 6000 millian spores.

• These spores are stable for more than 2 years at room temperature and retain 90-95% activity over this period.

• They are immune to heat, gastric acidity, bile and many other chemicals (including antibiotics).

• Ingested orally, the spores resist gastric acid. In the duodenum (where the pH is higher), the spore swells, germinates and starts to multiply.

Why is Lactobacillus sporogenes (in Probiotic-LSP) the ideal Probiotic for human use?

• L. sporogenes (in LACTOVITA) have the ability to survive in a pharmaceutical preparation (capsule), as well as in the gut.

• L. sporogenes survives very efficiently in the gut, and is also very slowly eliminated from the gut.

• The lactic acid it produces is largely responsible for its probiotic effects. It does this mainly by inhibiting the growth of other, non beneficial bacteria.

Why Lactobacillus sporogenes and not Saccharomyces boulardii (in Inteflora)?

• The intestinal bacterial flora consists of many millions of types of bacteria of over 100 varieties. Lactobacilli and Saccharomyces are just 2 of these varieties.

Lactobacilli are the predominant organisms in the normal bacterial flora of the bowel. Research has also indicated that Lactobacilli are the organisms most severely affected by antibiotic treatment.

• The ideal Lactobacillus is Lactobacillus sporogenes . See reasons discussed above – stability, durability, ability to survive in gut. It is also non-pathogenic and non-toxic to humans. In addition, the type of lactic acid produced {L (+) Lactic acid} by L. sporogenes is important).


• Infantile diarrhoea caused by the use of antibiotics

• To offset the side-effects of antibiotic therapy

• To restore and stabilize defective intestinal flora, implicated in a wide variety of conditions.


• Lactovita can be mixed easily with yoghurt, milk, purity or juice for babies

Why is vitamin B added to Lactovita?

• An imbalance in the intestinal flora can lead to a Vitamin B deficiency. The advantages of using Lactovita are that it supplies Vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6, but also Lactobacillus sporogenes to restore the gut’s natural intestinal flora.

• In addition, B-complex vitamins are also lost with diarrhoea.

What is the dosage of Lactovita?

• Most doctors/ physicians give it as often as antibiotic is administered, e.g. twice or three times a day.

General Guidelines:

• Infants 1 cap 2-3x/day (sprinkle over food, or mix in milk or Purity)

• Children 1 – 2 caps 2-3x/day

• Adults 2 – 3 caps 2-3x/day

What are the inactives (excipients) in Lactovita?

• Only starch. Diabetics can therefore take Lactovita.

What does each Lactovita Capsule contain?

• Thiamine Mononitrate BP 2.0 mg

• Riboflavin BP 2.5 mg

• Pyridoxine hydrochloride BP 1.5 mg

• Nic otinamide BP 5.0 mg

• Lactic Acid Bacillus 40 x 10 6


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