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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are Probiotics Safe?

In general, probiotics are safe and have been used for more than 100 years. People who are acutely ill or have a compromised immune system should be concerned about continuing probiotics and should consult their healthcare providers.

2. Can probiotics survive stomach acid?

Most probiotics are resistant to stomach acid and will progress to other parts of the intestines where they are beneficial.

3. Can one develop resistance to probiotics?

Probiotics in the small bowel and colon continue to colonize and metabolize with turnover. One does not develop resistance to probiotics.

4. Can probiotics digest the lining of my intestine?

The linings of the intestine have a protective coating and act as a barrier to resist any damage; probiotics help in building the defense of the intestines.

5. Do I need a prescription for ZyProbio?

You do not need a prescription for ZyProbio. You can purchase it over the counter as a dietary supplement.

6. How much ZyProbio should I take daily?

Take 1 capsule a day before starting your meal.

7. Should the dose be adjusted for body weight?

Based on clinical experience, if your BMI is greater than 30, you should take 2 capsules a day.

8. Can I skip ZyProbio on certain days?

It is recommended to take it daily in order to maintain a high concentration of beneficial bacteria in the gut and to aid in food digestion.

9. What if I forget to take ZyProbio with my meal? Can I take it after I eat?

You can certainly take it after you eat if you forget. Probiotics will continue to function with or without a meal. However, the digestive enzymes work better if taken closer to or with a meal.

10. Are the capsules easy to swallow?

Yes, the capsules are a standard size and are easy to swallow.

11. Should I take the capsules only with water or can it be taken with other beverages?

It is recommended that you should only take ZyProbio with water.

12. How should ZyProbio be stored?

Bottles of ZyProbio should be stored at room temperature. Do not refrigerate.

13. Can I take ZyProbio with alcohol?

Do not take capsules with alcohol, as the enzymes can be denatured.

14. Is ZyProbio gluten-free? Are there any additives?

ZyProbio is free of gluten, soy, chemicals and coloring agents.

15. Is ZyProbio vegan?

Yes, it is 100% vegan. The supplement does not contain any animal or milk sources.

16. Can I go out in the sun while taking ZyProbio?

Yes. There has been no photosensitivity reported with these probiotics.

17. Can ZyProbio be given to children?

There has been no testing done in children. You should consult your doctor or healthcare professional.

18. Can ZyProbio cross-react with other medications or antibiotics?

No testing for this has been done. However, one should avoid taking ZyProbio with other medications simultaneously. You should consult your doctor or healthcare professional with further questions.

19. Can ZyProbio be given to pregnant women or lactating mothers?

You should consult your doctor or healthcare professional before taking it if you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or lactating.

20. How long does it take for probiotics to work?

The probiotics do not work instantly. It may take 1-2 weeks before there are changes in the bacterial flora in the gut and the benefits are noticeable. However, the enzymes in ZyProbio should start functioning immediately to digest food and may provide relief in very short period of time.

21. Should I stop taking my other digestive medications while I am taking ZyProbio?

You should not alter your medications without checking with your health care professional.

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