Frequently Asked Questions
LYVECAP is a high potency probiotic, containing 8 carefully chosen, clinically studied strains of live bacteria. These strains have been purposefully selected not only for their specific individual characteristics, but also for the way they work as a close team to perform what single strains or other combinations of strains may not do. LYVECAP is different from other probiotics because these 8 scientifically-crafted bacterial strains were cultured from proprietary Master Cell Banks and are clinically proven to work together to help restore digestive health.
LYVECAP’s scientifically proven formulations STRONG and BALANCED was developed by Professor Claudio De Simone, MD—an internationally recognized pioneer in the field of intestinal microflora. This De Simone Formulation has been featured in 200+ publications and the subject of over 70 published clinical studies in human subjects with extensive clinical research in the dietary management of dysbiosis of the gut.
LYVECAP should be stored under refrigeration. Store at (39-46°F, 4-8°C). Do not freeze.
LYVECAP can be stored at room temperature for up to one week without affecting potency.
STRONG: Streptococcus thermophilus DSM 32245, Bifidobacterium lactis DSM 32246, Bifidobacterium lactis DSM 32247, Lactobacillus acidophilus DSM 32241, Lactobacillus helveticus DSM 32242, Lactobacillus paracasei DSM 32243, Lactobacillus plantarum DSM 32244, Lactobacillus brevis DSM 27961
BALANCED: Lactobacillus acidophilus DSM24735™, Lactobacillus plantarum DSM24730™, Lactobacillus paracasei DSM24733™,Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus* DSM24734™, Streptococcus thermophilus DSM24731™, Bifidobacterium longum‡ DSM24736™, Bifidobacterium breve DSM24732™, Bifidobacterium infantis‡ DSM24737™
LYVECAP STRONG is allergen free: it does NOT contain gluten, lactose, soy, or milk protein.
LYVECAP BALANCED is gluten-free, Halal certified, and Kosher. The BALANCED blend may contain trace amounts of lactose (less than 0.1g per 100g) and dehydrated skim milk or milk protein (casein and beta-lacto globulin of less than 2mg/kg).
No, LYVECAP does not contain any GMOs.
Certain strains contained in LYVECAP may be inactivated by some types of antibiotics. Preferably do not consume LYVECAP within 4 hours after taking antibiotics.
You may experience bloating during the first few days after starting LYVECAP as your intestinal microflora changes. If this occurs, you may need to reduce daily consumption to allow for adjustment. Please consult with your healthcare provider if you experience bloating or have any clinical concerns.
Ordering and Shipping
LYVECAP is shipped and stored cold to prevent elevated temperature exposure which could inactivate some of the live bacterial strains. LYVECAP is stable at room temperature for up to one week without affecting potency. Please be sure to keep LYVECAP in your fridge for maximum efficacy.
Dosing and Dietary Management with with LYVECAP
The strains contained in LYVECAP have been selected not only for their specific individual characteristics, but also for their synergistic activities. They work as a close team to perform what single strains or other combinations of strains may not do.
The recommended daily intake is 1 cap or sachet per day.
Most people feel a difference in approximately 3-4 weeks.
Formulated with the athlete in mind, STRONG is our most potent blend, packing 200
billion CFUs composed of 8 scientifically crafted strains cultured from proprietary Master
Cell Banks into one daily cap. STRONG helps maintain the balance of your intestinal flora and provides GI support.
The clinical studies demonstrated a decrease in lactic acid while on LYVECAP STRONG. This is because the STRONG formulation includes leucine and taurine, which are important amino acids that help rebuild muscle tissue. Not only can STRONG help strengthen your gut, it can help reduce recovery time so you can perform at your peak.