Planning the annual getaway is usually where the excitement begins. But for many holidaymakers, the anticipation of a week or two’s break from the norm – not to mention the change of diet and climate on arrival – can trigger or exacerbate stomach complaints such as IBS, bloating, cramping, constipation and diarrhoea.
A simple way to help overcome tummy troubles is to pack ActiMint (rrp £4.95 for 60 tablets – a months supply – from The Nutri Centre, Holland & Barrett, John Bell & Croyden and online at actimint.com). Chewing two fresh-tasting ActiMint probiotic tablets after each meal releases an abundance of the same friendly bacteria found in live yoghurt that reduces gastro-intestinal discomfort and improves overall gut health and wellbeing. A new improved coating and increased prebiotic content create a scientifically proven¹ synergistic effect that ensures higher levels of beneficial microflora reach the gut.
Shona Wilkinson RDip CNHC MBANT, Head Nutritionist at The Nutri Centre says: “Probiotics can be helpful for a wide range of stomach conditions as well as recurrent yeast infections. I often recommend ActiMint which contains millions of live probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus units. These help maintain a balance of friendly bacteria in the digestive tract supporting good digestive function.”
Numerous studies² on the Lactobacillus Acidophilus strain used in ActiMint demonstrate the benefits of using probiotics to treat a variety of intestinal disorders.
In addition, the tablets contain a healthy dose of natural sugar-free Xylitol – a sweetener known to improve oral health and reduce plaque. And because Xylitol has a low glycemic index ActiMint mints are also suitable for diabetics.
Each ActiMint contains:
- 150 million Lactobacillus Acidophillus for a healthy gut and skin
- The prebiotic FOS (Fructo Oligosaccharide), that helps probiotics to flourish
- Peppermint Oil – well known as a digestive aid, as well as a natural breath freshener
- Xylitol – a low GI sweetener, suitable for diabetics, that prevents tooth decay and may also protect against ear, nose and throat infections
ActiMint supplements are suitable for vegetarians and are free from yeast, wheat, salt, lactose, aspartame, artificial colours flavours and preservatives. Available from The Nutri Centre, Holland & Barrett, John Bell & Croyden and all good pharmacies and independent health stores priced £5.95 for a pocket-size pot of 60 tablets. For a free sample, stockist enquiries and to order online, visit www.actimint.com or call Ecobrands Ltd on 020 7460 8101.
1 University of New South Wales, Australia, July 2004 demonstrating the superior survival rates of the Lafti 10 strain (used in ActiMint) over other L. Acidophilus forms after 90 mins in human gastric juice
2 University of New South Wales, Australia, Jan – Sept 2003 reported significantly less severe gastro-intestinal disturbances in the Lafti 10 group compared to other strain and placebo
Notes to editors:
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