BellaVie customer FAQ
The packaging of BellaVie CHOLESTEROL states : *:The beneficial effects are obtained from a daily consumption of at least 0.8g.
How much is in BellaVie CHOLESTEROL?
European regulations require us to include certain statements such as: "The beneficial effects are obtained from a daily consumption of at least 0.8g".
Phytosterols or plant sterols are compounds found naturally in plants. Vegetable oils are a major source of plant sterols, but they are also present in other plant foods such as nuts, cereals and pulses.
Our 'Cholesterol' formula is a complementary source of 133mg/capsule of phytosterols, which help to regulate cholesterol.
But our formula also contains 5 strains of microbiotics that will capture and transform this cholesterol.
The majority of clinical studies (see https://bellavie.eu/scientific-references ) show that probiotics have an action on the human body with quantities of about 0.5 to 5 billion CFU.
These are the quantities that we put in each strain of probiotics.
BellaVie has decided to mix several different strains of probiotics in its capsules to increase the possibilities of improving the balance of the microbiota. There are naturally many different strains of probiotics in our gut as shown in the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYmxjYsSxNc&ab_channel=BellavieProbiotics.
It is important to rebalance your microbiota with several different strains as well. This is the guarantee of BellaVie.
A product containing only 1 billion CFU should only contain one strain and is therefore less likely to rebalance the microbiota and therefore less likely to improve the immune system.
Our digestive tract is home to no less than 1012 to 1014 microorganisms, which is 2 to 10 times more than the number of cells that make up our body.
It is understandable that it is necessary to supplement our intestine with enough probiotics to rebalance it.
The recommended daily dose is 1 to 10 billion. https://www.health.harvard.edu/press_releases/benefit_of_probiotics_should_you_take_a_daily_dose_of_bacteria#:~:text=The%20recommended%20doses%20range%20from,infectious%20or%20antibiotic%2Drelated%20diarrhea.
In addition, some of the bacteria will be destroyed by the acidity of the stomach if you do not have gastro-resistant capsules. The quantity destroyed is estimated at 50%.
So quantities of 1 billion CFU/cap without protection against acidity are insufficient to have an effect on intestinal balance.
There is a natural passage of probiotics from the gut to the vaginal sphere as described here.
FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology 30 (2001) 49-52 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11172991/
Concerning the concentration of Vitamin:
This is just that the concentration of vitamins in BellaVie IMMUNO is “only” 30% of the daily dose.
With BellaVie IMMUNO, we want to offer an extra intake of vitamins.
But this is important to notice that our vitamins will be delivered “intact” to the gut!.
Indeed the gastro-resistant caps protect the probiotics but also the vitamins from the acidity of the stomach.
And we deliver directly the probiotics and the vitamins to the intestine, which is the absorption site of these ingredients.
So with only 30% of the daily dose we certainly deliver an higher quantity of vitamins to the absorption site (intestine) that our competitors without this protection.
Here after a link to the video proving the resistance to acidity of our capsules:
In Europe, food supplements for children under 3 years of age must be registered differently. Therefore, we have to inform that our supplements are intended for children from 3 years old.
Nevertheless, there is no risk of taking probiotics before 3 years old (except the risk of swallowing the capsule the wrong way), but we always suggest to take the advice of the doctor or the pediatrician.
BellaVie CHILDREN formula is recommended for young children because it is made with a capsule that opens easily and whose contents can be mixed easily with a drink or yogurt or bread.
The formula contains Zinc and Vitamin D3 to improve bone growth and develop the immune system.
Since most children are deficient in vitamin D3, we have incorporated 100% of the daily requirement of vitamin D3.
This CHILDREN formula is also suitable for seniors with swallowing problems.
The BellaVie IMMUNO formula is intended for people who do not have swallowing problems. The formula is adapted to children and adults and contains vitamin C & D3.
These 2 formulas also contain yeast to combat the effects of antibiotic therapy.
Infant colic is a common gastrointestinal disorder, affecting one in four infants during the first three months of life. Probiotics can be an effective solution to treat these colics in infants and bring them calm and well-being.
Several scientists have published articles in this sense and can be found on our website in the "Academy" section.
The intake of probiotics will bring a positive modulation of the intestinal microbiome, via an increased bacterial production of butyrate, a short chain fatty acid able to regulate in a beneficial way the intestinal transit, the perception of the pain, the axis intestine-brain and the inflammation.
Our BellaVie CHILDREN formula is suitable for infants thanks to a blend of several strains of probiotics as well as yeast, but we always seek the advice of a physician for children under the age of 3.
At BellaVie, as scientists, we understand that probiotics must arrive alive in our intestines, where they will be active.
That's why we've developed a strategy to keep our probiotics viable from the fermenter to the intestines.
Against humidity: our plastic blister pack is made of an assembly of 3 materials offering a humidity barrier 10 times superior to other packaging.
Against heat: our formulation includes certain probiotics in a spore form that allows them to resist heat much better.
Against gastric acidity: during the passage through the stomach, it is estimated that 50 to 80% of microbiotics can be destroyed by gastric acidity. This is why we protect our strains with a gastro-resistant capsule that will only release them in the intestine and not the stomach.
Our BellaVie CHILDREN sprinkle capsule is a NEW GENERATION OF PATIENT-CENTERED CAPSULES.
Sprinkle capsules are specially designed to be easily opened by patients and caregivers, allowing them to dose the capsule contents consistently. They offer a new and distinctive way to sprinkle medications on food or beverages without compromising quality, safety or efficacy. The innovative capsule design makes sprinkling medications much easier, simpler and self-managing for a vast majority of patients or caregivers.