- Where is Lactomin made?
Lactomin is proudly made in Korea
- Why does Lactomin turn blue when mixed with water?
Under the microscope, Lactomin comprises of billions of probiotic strains, the strains are double protected by a natural coating, all organic, water coating which have undergone stringent tests, heavily researched, the world's first NOLTEC protection system. The blue colour properties are a trademark of the NOLTEC protective layer and turns blue when mixed with liquids. This is the pure nature of the water protective coating. This natural blue nature, differentiates lactomin from many other powder probiotic brands which are mostly white, of which have no or little protection resulting in poor survivability when orally administered. Lactomin is approved by KFDA (Korean Food and Drug Administration) and HSA (Health Sciences Authority) Singapore. Lactomin range of probiotics are 100% safe for children and adults.
- Is Lactomin safe for pregnant women?
Yes, Lactomin is 100% safe for pregnant women. However if you experience hypersensitive reactions, please consult your medical professional for medical advise.
- Is Lactomin safe for those with Lactose intolerance?
Lactose intolerance (LI) occurs when the small intestine does not make enough of an enzyme called lactase. Your body needs lactase to break down, or digest, lactose.
The diagnosis of LI based on patients' symptoms is sometimes problematic, since these symptoms are not specific and may differ from one patient to another.
The presence of lactase producing bacteria especially Lactobacillus acidophilus, contribute to the digestion and absorption of lactose. Lactomin is also safe for adults with LI and has active Lactobacillus acidophilus strain which can help with LI condition. As symptoms of LI are not specific and differ from one individual to another. LI conditions can range from mild to severe cases. It is still recommended and best to seek your medical professional for medical advice on unique cases.
- Does Lactomin cause you to gain weight?
The taste of sweetness is from the added prebiotics (Fructo-oligosaccharide or FOS) which are plant based and are natural. FOS have a number of interesting properties, including a low sweetness intensity; they are also calorie free, and are considered as soluble dietary fibre. Furthermore, FOS have important beneficial effects such as low carcinogenicity, a prebiotic effect, improved mineral absorption and decreased levels of serum cholesterol, triacylglycerols and phospholipids. Currently FOS are increasingly included due to their prebiotic effect to stimulate the growth of beneficial intestinal microflora. With the combination of probiotics and prebiotics, it works strongly together to grow and populate good beneficial bacteria in the digestive system.
Lactomin is probiotic health supplement which is not unhealthy and consumption of it has no impact on weight gain. It does not add calories to your diet.
It is 100% safe, and highly beneficial to build immunity and healthy digestion.
- Where are Lactomin and Lactokids sold?
Lactomin advance + is sold at Guardian pharmacies, Watsons pharmacies, BHG Welcia, Nishino and selected medical clinics.
Lactokids + is sold at Guardian and Watsons pharmacies and medical clinics.
- When is the best time to take Lactomin?
Lactomin can be taken any time, preferably after meals. Recommended will be morning, after breakfast.
- Are there any side effects?
You may experience some mild bloating / slight watery stool when you first start taking probiotics. This is a normal reaction as the intestinal environment is being balanced. Usually in a few days, these effects will go away and you can feel the good effects of better digestion and normal stool.
- Do not confuse pathogenic streptococcus faecalis and good S.Faecalis YIT 0027 Bacteria.
They sound exactly the same but differ very greatly. Streptococcus / Enterococcus faecalis is a spherical bacteria that is part of the normal flora of humans. In fact, according to Todar's Online Textbook of Bacteriology, Streptococcus / Enterococcus faecalis is commonly found in the vaginal and intestinal regions of about 40 to 80 percent of individuals. Apart from humans and animals, this bacteria can also be found in the soil and water. While some strains of Enterococcus faecalis can cause opportunistic and hospital-acquired infections in humans, many other good strains have been used for a variety of beneficial purposes by both nature and man. However S.faecalis YIT 0027 found in Lactomin is a good beneficial lactic acid bacteria with highly beneficial benefits.
- What is S.faecalis YIT 0027? (Found in Lactomin and Lactokids)
S.faecalis YIT 0027 produces a toxin known as bacteriocin that inhibits pathogenic bacteria.
- Helps treat acne. Streptococcus faecalis has the ability to inhibit the growth of a bacteria known as Propionibacterium acnes, which is commonly associated with acne.
- Helps treat various types of diarrhea, IBS, acute as well as rotavirus induced.
- Helps treat irritable bowel syndrome.
Along with other bacteria that are part of the normal flora, S.faecalis YIT 0027 prevents the colonization of pathogenic bacteria in the body of its host by competing with the pathogens for binding sites and nutrients.
They may also prime the immune system by inducing the production of low levels of antibodies against its own components which, in turn, makes the immune system more efficient. These characteristics of S.faecalis YIT 0027 are used for the production of probiotics which are dietary supplements and foods that help to treat conditions such as infectious diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, tooth decay and periodontal disease, and vaginal infections.
- Is S.faecalis YIT 0027 found in Lactomin Advance + Probiotics?
Yes, It is a good lactic acid bacteria. S.faecalis YIT 0027 is a gram positive bacterium belonging to the lactic acid bacteria group. Streptococcus faecalis is found in the region from the upper to lower part of small intestines. On proliferation, it yields lactic acid with inhibition of growth of harmful bacteria.