Frequently asked questions

Are Phloe® Bowel Health products well tolerated?

Yes. The active ingredient in Phloe®, Zyactinase®, is 100% natural and derived entirely from kiwifruit. Extensive safety and toxicology testing has been conducted on Zyactinase®. All the results show that Zyactinase® is well tolerated in humans.

What is Zyactinase®?

Zyactinase® is the name for the 100% natural ingredient derived from kiwifruit that makes Phloe® such an effective bowel health product. Put simply, Zyactinase® is a freeze-dried powder derived entirely from kiwifruit using a special process which ensures the digestive and bowel health properties of the fruit are maintained. Zyactinase® is completely natural and has not been chemically processed or enhanced in any way.

Does Phloe® cause urgency?

No. It is a natural bowel health supplement that supports regular and efficient bowel function. It has a very gentle mode of action which is one of the key benefits of taking the product. Phloe® is suitable to take long-term and works naturally with the body to achieve results. One of the best things about Phloe® is that it has been shown in trials to not cause loose bowels and digestive discomfort.

Will Phloe® give you loose bowels?

No. During the clinical trials not one person showed any signs of loose bowels. And anecdotal evidence also shows that at much larger doses than recommended, loose bowels are not a problem.

What are prebiotics?

Prebiotics are a special type of carbohydrate that acts as ‘food’ or ‘fuel’ for the good bacteria in your digestive system. Prebiotics help the good bacteria grow stronger and flourish in your system enabling a better balance of gut microflora. Having the right balance of these bacteria is extremely important for good long-term bowel health.

How do prebiotics differ from probiotics?

Probiotics supplement the good bacteria in you digestive system. By taking a probiotic you are putting more good bacteria into your system in the hope that they will survive the conditions of the gut to help with the digestive process.

How much fibre does you product contain?

Approx. 60mg per capsule/chewable tablet (except Phloe® Zyme which has approx. 37.6mg)

How is taking Phloe® different from just eating kiwifruit?

Our production process makes the Zyactinase® complex of enzymes, prebiotics and fibre more bio-available (more available for absorption into the body) than it would be when just eating kiwifruit. This process allows Zyactinase® to survive this digestive process when the effect of eating regular kiwifruit will be reduced. You would have to eat a lot of kiwifruit to get a similar effect!

Can you take Phloe® for general wellbeing?

Yes. Phloe® is very good for overall bowel and digestive health. You can benefit from the digestive properties of the enzymes and the long-term microflora balancing benefits of the prebiotics.

Can Phloe® help support people who sometimes have loose Bowels and then sluggish bowels?

Yes. We have good evidence to show that Phloe® can help support normal regular bowel motions along with the associated signs of bloating, flatulence and the feeling of fullness. It is very hard to say Phloe® will help in all cases, but it is our experience that it will certainly help for a number of people. We suggest you trial Phloe® and monitor the result closely. You will be the best judge of whether it is helping or not. We would also recommend you consult your healthcare professional if you have concerns about whether Phloe® is right for you.

Can pregnant or breastfeeding women take Phloe®?

Yes. Phloe® is a natural product made from kiwifruit and is suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Up to 25% of all pregnant women suffer from sluggish bowels during and after pregnancy. Phloe® is a natural way to help support this.

Can children take Phloe®?

Yes. Bowel health conditions are becoming more of a concern in children as they eat more processed foods and often lead less active lives. Phloe® is suitable for use in children 9yrs+. Some children (and adults) prefer to empty their Phloe® capsules into a drink (water or juice). If doing so, we suggest avoiding milk based products as Phloe® contains a protease enzyme which digests the proteins in milk causing it to curdle. Parental supervision is recommended for children when swallowing a capsule product, due to the possible risk of choking.

Can Phloe® be used long-term?

Yes. Best results are achieved by using Phloe® on a daily basis. Bowel health issues can come and go without notice – using Phloe® long term will help avoid these episodes. If you’ve been taking Phloe® and you stop taking it, it is likely that over a period of time (a number of weeks but this will differ for different people) you will revert back to experiencing similar problems as before taking Phloe®. The reason for this is that the effect of the prebiotic will wear off over time, meaning that if you haven’t addressed the core reason for your problem in the first place, your system will return to the way it was before taking Phloe®.

Does Phloe® cause any embarrassing side effects?

No. The trial results showed that the best thing about Phloe® was the fact that people could get on with life normally without any unnecessary or embarrassing interruptions.

Why is the dosage quantity so varied for adults? (1-4 capsules a day)?

Every person’s body and metabolism is different and therefore different people will require different quantities of Phloe® to help support them. It is important to trial Phloe® and find what works for you. Most people only require 2 capsules a day on-going. For best results long-term use is recommended.

Yes. The active ingredient in Phloe®, Zyactinase®, is 100% natural and derived entirely from kiwifruit. Extensive safety and toxicology testing has been conducted on Zyactinase®. All the results show that Zyactinase® is well tolerated in humans.

Zyactinase® is the name for the 100% natural ingredient derived from kiwifruit that makes Phloe® such an effective bowel health product. Put simply, Zyactinase® is a freeze-dried powder derived entirely from kiwifruit using a special process which ensures the digestive and bowel health properties of the fruit are maintained. Zyactinase® is completely natural and has not been chemically processed or enhanced in any way.

No. It is a natural bowel health supplement that supports regular and efficient bowel function. It has a very gentle mode of action which is one of the key benefits of taking the product. Phloe® is suitable to take long-term and works naturally with the body to achieve results. One of the best things about Phloe® is that it has been shown in trials to not cause loose bowels and digestive discomfort.

No. During the clinical trials not one person showed any signs of loose bowels. And anecdotal evidence also shows that at much larger doses than recommended, loose bowels are not a problem.

Prebiotics are a special type of carbohydrate that acts as ‘food’ or ‘fuel’ for the good bacteria in your digestive system. Prebiotics help the good bacteria grow stronger and flourish in your system enabling a better balance of gut microflora. Having the right balance of these bacteria is extremely important for good long-term bowel health.

Probiotics supplement the good bacteria in you digestive system. By taking a probiotic you are putting more good bacteria into your system in the hope that they will survive the conditions of the gut to help with the digestive process.

Approx. 60mg per capsule/chewable tablet (except Phloe® Zyme which has approx. 37.6mg)

Our production process makes the Zyactinase® complex of enzymes, prebiotics and fibre more bio-available (more available for absorption into the body) than it would be when just eating kiwifruit. This process allows Zyactinase® to survive this digestive process when the effect of eating regular kiwifruit will be reduced. You would have to eat a lot of kiwifruit to get a similar effect!

Yes. Phloe® is very good for overall bowel and digestive health. You can benefit from the digestive properties of the enzymes and the long-term microflora balancing benefits of the prebiotics.

Yes. We have good evidence to show that Phloe® can help support normal regular bowel motions along with the associated signs of bloating, flatulence and the feeling of fullness. It is very hard to say Phloe® will help in all cases, but it is our experience that it will certainly help for a number of people. We suggest you trial Phloe® and monitor the result closely. You will be the best judge of whether it is helping or not. We would also recommend you consult your healthcare professional if you have concerns about whether Phloe® is right for you.

Yes. Phloe® is a natural product made from kiwifruit and is suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Up to 25% of all pregnant women suffer from sluggish bowels during and after pregnancy. Phloe® is a natural way to help support this.

Yes. Bowel health conditions are becoming more of a concern in children as they eat more processed foods and often lead less active lives. Phloe® is suitable for use in children 9yrs+. Some children (and adults) prefer to empty their Phloe® capsules into a drink (water or juice). If doing so, we suggest avoiding milk based products as Phloe® contains a protease enzyme which digests the proteins in milk causing it to curdle. Parental supervision is recommended for children when swallowing a capsule product, due to the possible risk of choking.

Yes. Best results are achieved by using Phloe® on a daily basis. Bowel health issues can come and go without notice – using Phloe® long term will help avoid these episodes. If you’ve been taking Phloe® and you stop taking it, it is likely that over a period of time (a number of weeks but this will differ for different people) you will revert back to experiencing similar problems as before taking Phloe®. The reason for this is that the effect of the prebiotic will wear off over time, meaning that if you haven’t addressed the core reason for your problem in the first place, your system will return to the way it was before taking Phloe®.

No. The trial results showed that the best thing about Phloe® was the fact that people could get on with life normally without any unnecessary or embarrassing interruptions.

Every person’s body and metabolism is different and therefore different people will require different quantities of Phloe® to help support them. It is important to trial Phloe® and find what works for you. Most people only require 2 capsules a day on-going. For best results long-term use is recommended.