Each TuZen capsule contains 10 billion Lactobacillus plantarum 299v
What is Lactobacillus plantarum 299v (Lp299v)?
Lactobacillus plantarum is a member of the family of bacteria called lactobacilli, commonly found in foods. It is also present in saliva (from which it was first isolated). It has been well studied (not all probiotics are).
How does TuZen (Lp299v) work?
Lp299v has the specific ability to survive in the stomach and the intestinal tract, adhere to the wall of the intestine and form a physical barrier against “unfriendly” bacteria.
Not all probiotics are the same. Experts believe that the benefits of probiotics are strain-specific and recommend that all probiotics should be independently tested and evaluated in clinical trials like TuZen has been. Because Lp299v occurs naturally in the human body, it is uniquely adapted to reside in the digestive tract. With its well documented benefits in several areas, TuZen is considered a truly superior probiotic.
Is TuZen safe?
Lp299v has an excellent safety profile. Also, Lp299v occurs naturally in your body. TuZen assists the body’s naturally occurring flora to re-establish.
Each capsule contains:
TuZen® contains 10 Billion live lactobacillus plantarum 299v (selected by Probi AB)
Potato starch, magnesium stearate, hypromellose (capsule) lecithin, potassium phosphate monobasic, potassium phosphate dibasic, Vitamin C, sucrose.
Contains no artificial preservatives, flavour, salt or gluten (wheat). Contains traces of soy product.
1 – 2 capsules per day or as directed by your doctor. Typically, you will be instructed to take 2 capsules daily with food for at least 6 weeks to see if TuZen works for you.
Each TuZen capsule contains 10 billion Lactobacillus plantarum 299v, a human probiotic which:
-Restores microflora balance
-Improves gastrointestinal function
-Colonizes in the intestinal tract
-Is resistant to gastric acids and bile salts
TuZen is a highly specialized and highly studied probiotic strain that is a member of the lactobacilli family. Extensive scientific research with TuZen has shown that it can help reduce the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Studies have shown that TuZen could decrease the frequency and severity of symptoms in 95% of patients suffering symptoms of IBS, such as bloating, diarrhea, constipation and abdominal pain.
How does TuZen (Lp299v) work?
Lp299v has the specific ability to survive in the stomach and the intestinal tract, adhere to the wall of the intestine and form a physical barrier against “unfriendly” bacteria. It has been shown to reduce the severity and duration of IBS symptoms.
Over 6 million Canadians suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
What is IBS?
IBS is called a functional disorder which means that there is no known cause of the symptoms. The symptoms that are linked to IBS are:
-frequent stomach/intestinal discomfort/pain that is relieved by a bowel movement
-altered bowel habits (diarrhea/constipation)
-bloating, gas, flatulence
These symptoms can be made worse by stress, diet or in female patients, hormone replacement therapy. These symptoms may have been with you since childhood or appeared after you have recovered from a bacterial or viral infection (up to 25% of cases).
There are 3 types of IBS:
-Diarrhea predominant (IBS-D)
-Constipation predominant (IBS-C)
-Alternating constipation and diarrhea (IBS-A)
Who suffers from IBS?
About 6 million Canadians suffer from IBS. The disease can substantially impact their quality of life.
Not surprisingly, studies show that life partners and caregivers are negatively affected as well. The quality of personal relationships and/or sexual satisfaction has been shown to suffer and deteriorate with increasing severity of the disease.
How is IBS diagnosed?
Your family doctor will investigate your symptoms with a physical exam as well as other tests which could include:
-complete blood work up
-barium enema or barium small bowel follow through
-flexible signoidoscopy or colonoscopy
Can IBS be treated?
Physicians can prescribe prescription products for single symptoms or recommend over-the-counter (OTC) products that do not require a prescription depending on what symptom causes you the most problems. In the last few years there is new information about how certain probiotics can also help IBS sufferers.
Stable at room temperature (15-25°C) in a dry place. Can also be stored in the fridge.
Not recommended for use in children. Do not take if pregnant, breastfeeding or if immune system is compromised.
If blister is broken, do not use affected capsule(s).