ClinFlor is classified as a Probiotic which is a natural food supplement and is described as follows; ‘Probiotics are defined as live micro-organisms which when administered in sufficient amounts can have a beneficial effect on the host’s health’ (WHO). Our digestive system contains both ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria, where in a healthy gut the ‘good’ bacteria outweigh the ‘bad’ bacteria. Probiotics are often referred to as the ‘good’ or ‘beneficial’ bacteria because they help keep the digestive system healthy. Probiotics have been demonstrated to be effective in a variety of gut conditions, especially IBS and acute Diarrhoea.
What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?
IBS is a chronic disorder that affects 11.2% of the world’s population. It is a condition where symptoms of gut discomfort, pain, bloating and flatulence are accompanied by a change in bowel habits (either increased or decreased frequency).
Several factors can worsen IBS such as stress, food intolerances, changes in the balance of good and bad bacteria in the gut, infections and injury.
A key point with IBS is that following any medical investigations by health professionals usually no abnormalities are found. Although the condition is still not completely understood, IBS has a significant impact on quality of life and social functioning in those that experience this condition due to the discomfort it brings with it.
The Role of ClinFlor in Irritable Bowel Syndrome
It is still unclear how IBS comes about, however studies point towards the idea that IBS sufferers commonly have changes and abnormalities in the types and amounts of healthy bacteria in the gut. Use of probiotics such as ClinFlor is beneficial to control IBS symptoms, such as abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence, change in bowel movement frequency and change in bowel movement consistency. ClinFlor contains a number of different types of bacteria and yeasts (Saccharomyces, three types of Lactobacilli and Bifidobacterium) and it has been studied that a mixture of bacteria is preferred in the case of managing IBS symptoms.
How to Take ClinFlor for Daily Management of IBS and IBS-like Symptoms?
Taking ClinFlor daily will help maintain gut health and also keep uncomfortable IBS gut symptoms at bay.
1 sachet or 1-2 capsules daily are recommended for those wishing to take ClinFlor long term for IBS.
ClinFlor’s Tried and Tested Use for Acute Diarrhoea
Apart from the daily use of ClinFlor as an aid to an improved quality of life with people that experience IBS, ClinFlor is also extremely effective in resolving acute situations of diarrhoea. The causes of acute diarrhoea can be from viruses and bugs found in the stomach, medications such as antibiotics and traveller’s diarrhoea which is commonly spread through food and water.
The blend of probiotics in ClinFlor contains Saccharomyces boulardii, a yeast that has been found to have significant positive effects against acute diarrhoea.
In cases where diarrhoea is more active and needs to be controlled, a higher dosage regimen is recommended until the gut’s normal functioning routine is reobtained.
In this case, it is recommended to take 2-2-2 capsules daily and 1-1-1 sachets daily to get the most effective results. Sachets can also be used in children.
Important – ClinFlor sachets can be mixed with a glass of water or milk (NOT with hot water or milk). When ClinFlor is taken with antibiotics, it is best to take it 1-2 hours after antibiotic administration. Warning – Contains milk derivatives, almonds and possibly traces of other nuts.
Where can I buy ClinFlor?
ClinFlor is available to buy in pharmacies across Malta and Gozo.
How should I take ClinFlor?
ClinFlor is available in both capsule and sachet form and can be taken with a glass of water, but should not be taken with hot drinks or foods because the heat can damage the probiotic strains.
For more information on dosage intake according to age, please refer to ClinFlor Dosage.
Can I take ClinFlor with other medications?
Probiotics in general should not interfere with other medications, including herbal or natural remedies, so it is safe to take ClinFlor in combination with any other supplements or medications. Please see the “When should probiotics not be taken?” section.
When taking antibiotics, it is best to take ClinFlor 1-2 hours after the antibiotic administration.
Can I take ClinFlor when I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
ClinFlor contains naturally occurring ‘good’ gut bacteria, wherein studies have shown that having a good balance of beneficial bacteria during and after pregnancy can maintain both the mother’s and the baby’s general health, including the digestive system. However, we would always suggest that pregnant and breastfeeding women should first consult their doctor before taking any medication and supplements.
When should probiotics NOT be taken?
Usually, probiotic supplements are safe for most people, however immuno-compromised patients and patients with other serious health conditions should not take them. We always recommend talking to your doctor first to make sure they are suitable for you.
What are the side effects of ClinFlor?
Most people do not experience any side effects with probiotics, but in some cases mild side effects have been reported, which usually last for the first couple of days after you start them, these are; bloating, gas, upset stomach, and diarrhoea. They may also trigger allergic reactions to the ingredients. If this happens STOP taking them and talk to your doctor.
ClinFlor contains milk derivatives, almonds and possibly traces of other nuts.
ClinFlor: A Unique Blend of Probiotics!
✔ Multistrain Probiotic
✔ Suitable for babies, children and adults
✔ Reduces the incidence of Traveller’s Diarrhoea
✔ Prevents Antibiotic Associated Diarrhoea
✔ Reduces the symptoms of IBS
✔ Gluten Free