Digestive Health – How to balance the imbalances

Did you know that more than half (54%) of health-conscious South Africans experience digestive health problems, according to the 2017 Cipla Digestive Health Survey conducted among 400 health conscious individuals?*

According to Professor Leon Dicks, head of the probiotic and antimicrobial peptide lab in the Department of Microbiology at the Stellenbosch University, digestive health problems are caused by an imbalance of bacteria (microflora) in your gut. Factors such as stress, lack of exercise, smoking, improper diet, travelling and antibiotics can all contribute to an imbalance of microflora in your gut. Such imbalance could leave you struggling with:digestive health | longevity live

  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea; or even
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

Professor Leon Dicks recommends that people take a quality probiotic daily to maintain a balance of microflora in the gut. He adds that when choosing a probiotic, you need to select one that covers the entire gut.

 How do you know which probiotic is the right one for you?

The answer lies in choosing a probiotic that takes care of your entire gut by restoring, maintaining and balancing intestinal flora. entiro™ probiotic provides that coverage as it lines, binds and protects both the large and small intestine.  How does entiro™ work? entiro™ probiotic has been developed through award-winning research and contains a combination of two probiotic strains. These strains have dedicated proteins that make them stick like Velcro and gives you complete lining of the entire gut. Each entiro™ capsule, chew and FastMelt sachet contains a minimum of 100 million Colony Forming Units (CFUs) of viable Enterococcus mundtii (ST4SA) and a minimum of 100 million CFUs of viable Lactobacillus plantarum (432).


“It is therefore not about the number of strains in the probiotic but whether the strains cover the entire gut”.

* These results are according to the 2017 Cipla Digestive Health Survey conducted among 400 health-conscious individuals.

For more information from Cipla, call their customer care line at 080 222 6662, pop them an email at info@cipla.co.za or visit Cipla’s website or the entiro™ website.

If you want to know how to take even better care of your gut, read here.