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 in refrigerated climates (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™
STRONG: allergen free, gluten free, soy free, non-dairy, non-GMO, and vegan.
BALANCED: gluten free, soy free, non-dairy, non-GMO, Halal certified, and Kosher. May contain trace amounts of lactose (less than 0.1g per 100g) and dehydrated skim milk or milk protein (casein and beta-lactoglobulin of less than 2mg/kg).
No, LYVECAP is non-GMO.
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.
Yes, in fact taking probiotics on an empty stomach may increase the number of bacteria that survive the harsh acidic environment of the stomach. This is because the stomach has lower acid levels than when the digestive system is active.
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
Probiotic supplements work to support and maintain a healthy and balanced gut in addition to balancing an imbalanced gut. For healthy people, taking a probiotic supplement is akin to exercising in order to improve, optimize, and maintain their health and wellness.
The best time to take probiotics is on an empty stomach, regardless of time of day. Taking probiotics on an empty stomach may increase the number of bacteria that survive the harsh acidic environment of the stomach. This is because the stomach has lower acid levels than when the digestive system is active.
The recommended daily intake is 1 cap or sachet per day.
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.
Formulated with athletes in mind, STRONG is our most potent blend. STRONG contains 200 billion live bacteria, composed of 8 carefully-selected strains, in every cap and sachet. Each strain is cultured from proprietary Master Cell Banks. STRONG helps maintain the balance of your intestinal flora and provides GI support.
Clinical studies demonstrate a decrease in lactic acid while on LYVECAP STRONG. STRONG also contains 2 amino acids: Leucine (important for protein synthesis) and Taurine (required building block for proteins). Not only can STRONG help strengthen your gut, it can help reduce recovery time so you can perform at your peak.
Most people feel a difference in approximately 3-4 weeks.