Immunity Starts in the Gut

Your gut is home to a diverse community of microorganisms called the gut microbiota, which includes both good and bad bacteria. Bifidobacteria naturally inhabits the gastrointestinal tract, primarily the colon. These good bacteria are important for maintaining a population of healthy colonic intestinal bacteria while reducing those that can be harmful or pathogenic.

Boost your defence with Probio-Dfenz

Bolster the good bacteria in your gut for optimal defence with VitaHealth Probio-Dfenz, a premium probiotic formula featuring 2 billion CFU of live probiotic Bifidobacterium breve M-16V, galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) and vitamin D3.

  • In convenient, single-serve sachets
  • Refreshing yogurt flavour
  • No refrigeration required
  • Can be consumed directly
  • Suitable for adults & kids
  • No flavouring, colouring & preservatives

What’s in Probio-Dfenz?

Bifidobacterium breve M-16V

Commercially available in Japan since 1976, Bifidobacterium breve M-16V is supported by over 40 published studies. As one of the pioneering colonisers of the gut microbiota, Bifidobacterium breve resides within the gastrointestinal tract from birth and throughout the life course, conferring a myriad of health benefits.

Recognised for its safety and effectiveness, this proprietary strain is used in more than 100 neonatal intensive care units in hospitals throughout Japan. It has been granted FDA GRAS (Generally Recognised as Safe) status for food applications and infant formulas.

Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS)

GOS is a type of prebiotic, a non-digestible dietary fiber which stimulate the growth and activity of the good bacteria and simultaneously inhibits the potentially deleterious bacteria in the gut. It is the fuel probiotics need to flourish and thrive. The synergetic combination of M-16V and GOS, known as synbiotic, offers greater health benefits than what probiotic or prebiotic could achieve alone.

Vitamin D3

Vitamin D3, also known as cholecalciferol, is the preferred form of vitamin D, identical to the type naturally made by the body. It assists in the absorption and utilisation of calcium and phosphorus, beneficial for the formation of healthy bones and teeth. In addition, vitamin D3 helps strengthen the immune system.

How can Probio-Dfenz help?

Allergy relief

Mounting evidence shows that probiotics are useful in supporting the body’s natural defence. M-16V has been proven to prevent or reduce the severity of allergic diseases, including atopic dermatitis, the most common form of eczema. Characterised by severe itching, redness and scaly rashes, this inflammatory skin condition usually starts during infancy or childhood. Moreover, it helps reduce the risk of developing asthma and prevents asthma-like symptoms in infants with atopic dermatitis.

Immune defence

Your gut and your immune system are closely linked. Housing 80% of your body’s immune cells, your gut plays a vital role as the first line of defence against infections. Probiotics reinforce the integrity of the gut barrier, providing an extra level of defence against infectious bacteria and other triggers from entering the bloodstream. By establishing colonies of good bacteria in the gut, probiotics help discourage the less friendly bugs which otherwise the immune system would have to deal with.

Gastrointestinal health

The synbiotic combination of M-16V and GOS helps maintain healthy intestinal microflora for digestive and colon health improvement. A Bifidobacterium-dominant intestinal flora is especially important to reduce the adverse effects of antibiotics on the microbiota. educes the adverse effects of antibiotics on intestinal microflora. In addition, M-16V has been demonstrated to offer protection from developing the devastating digestive disease such as necrotising enterocolitis (NEC), a condition where a portion of the bowel dies.