Here’s why Symprove is worth adding to your health routine – plus your chance to win a 12-week supply
The gut health supplement marks ten years in Ireland – but what makes it such a beloved product? Irish Tatler took a closer look with the help of Meaghers Pharmacy and offers one lucky reader a Symprove give away
Gut health supplement Symprove has been credited with making its many fans – including Meaghers Pharmacy managing director Oonagh O’Hagan – feel lighter, brighter and altogether healthier. To mark ten years of Symprove in Ireland, we investigate the ingredients of this daily supplement’s success.
Welcome to the world of the gut microbiome. It's the hidden powerhouse that orchestrates health, going beyond digestion and influencing things like brain function and skin vitality. Symprove, which has helped Ireland’s gut health for the past decade, is a remarkably successful daily companion for many, one that's been transformational for people with digestive issues.
To understand how Symprove works, you have to first understand the gut microbiome, a complex ecosystem that’s like the conductor of a symphony (the symphony being our bodies). It produces vital molecules like vitamins, neurotransmitters and short chain fatty acids.
This intricate system isn't simply about digestion – it's a mastermind behind educating the immune system and maintaining overall balance. With the gut hosting 70 per cent of the immune system, nurturing this microbiome holds the key to all round well-being.
At Meaghers Pharmacy, Symprove has been championed over the years for its unique qualities, its advanced delivery system as well as the compelling clinical research supporting the outcomes.
The Symprove journey so far
It all traces back to a chance discovery by Surrey farmer Barry Smith in 1986. Experimenting with germinated grains for cattle feed led to a natural probiotic breakthrough. Fast forward 16 years, include rigorous research, and Symprove made its debut.
In 2013 Oonagh O'Hagan, Meagher’s owner and managing director, encountered Symprove during her quest to address her lifelong struggle with IBS. On thorough research, personal trials and witnessing remarkable improvements, Oonagh recognised the potential to impact countless lives and welcomed Symprove into Meaghers Pharmacy’s stable of products.
What makes Symprove special?
Understanding Symprove's efficacy requires a peek into its formulation, which is validated by University College London. Unlike conventional supplements vulnerable to stomach acid, Symprove's water-based composition bypasses the digestion-triggering alarm, ensuring its beneficial bacteria reach the gut unharmed.
And, unlike capsules and powders, which can succumb to the stomach's acidic environment, Symprove's design grants its bacteria a direct route to the destination required.
Who's reaping the rewards from Symprove?
If bloating, irregular bowel movements, or IBS plague your days, Symprove might be your solution. But that's not all – the gut-brain connection reveals other insights.
Communication between gut microbes and the brain through the vagus nerve underscores the gut-brain axis, with potential impacts on mood regulation. Did you know that 90 per cent of serotonin, that fabled "happy hormone" is crafted in your gut? The immune system's harmony and your skin’s health benefit from a balanced gut microbiome, too.
How is it taken?
Packaged in four-week doses, Symprove comes in liquid form, and you take a daily dose of 70ml on an empty stomach each morning. Wait 10 minutes before eating or drinking to allow the good bacteria a smooth entry to the gut.
From pregnant women and those who are breastfeeding to children (1ml per kilo of weight for kids is the dose) and most prescription medications, there are very few instances in which you can’t take it – though a quick chat with your pharmacist or GP is advised.
Meaghers Pharmacy gives customers an extra four weeks upon the purchase of eight weeks' worth of Symprove (simply email email@example.com to order your free four weeks’ worth). Should you wish to continue the journey beyond 12 weeks, rest assured – Symprove is safe to continue after that initial period.
As we celebrate a decade of Symprove's presence in Ireland, let's also mark the potential within our gut microbiome to improve our overall health, happiness and wellness. In recognition of this, Irish Tatler and Meaghers Pharmacy are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a 12-week supply of Symprove (worth €200). To enter the competition head over to our Instagram to see the competition details.
Pop into your local Meaghers Pharmacy to consult an expert about your Symprove journey or order online via www.meagherspharmacy.ie to make wellness accessible from the comfort of your home