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FAQ

GASTRICELL is a natural alternative that targets gastric concerns at the root cause. It is not a temporary quick fix but an effective long-term solution to prevent symptoms recurrence. The key ingredient of GASTRICELL — patented Lactic Acid Bacteria, L. johnsonii No. 1088 reduces gastrin (a hormone that stimulates gastric acid secretion) and overactive gastric acid secretion to bring relief to gastric discomfort.

In comparison, antacids and prescribed medicines only address the symptoms but not the fundamental cause of the problem. Antacids provide quick but temporary pain relief by neutralising the gastric acid. Symptoms may rebound after the effects of antacids wear off and gastric acid level surge back up.

Prescribed medicines such as PPIs, provide relief by reducing gastric acid secretion. However, when the body senses a reduced level of gastric acid, it reacts to compensate this by producing more gastrin to stimulate more gastric acid secretion, thereby leading to a rebound of symptoms.

In short, GASTRICELL is a long-lasting solution to address recurrence of gastric acid-related symptoms and to reduce dependency on medicines.

GASTRICELL contains L. johnsonii No. 1088, a friendly bacterium which helps to regulate the microbial balance in the intestines. It is scientifically proven to increase the number of Bifidobacteria (good bacteria) and decrease the number of Clostridia (bad bacteria) in the intestines. In addition, GASTRICELL also contains Bifidobacterium longum, their combined beneficial effects on intestines include restoring good bacteria, reducing harmful bacteria, improving intestinal environment, supporting a strong immune system and natural defence against digestive problems, such as constipation, loose stools, etc.

GASTRICELL is recommended for those prone to gastric-related problems such as pain, bloating, heartburn or acid reflux, to prevent symptom rebound so as to break the cycle of dependency on gastric medication. It is also recommended for those who would like to maintain strong and healthy gastrointestinal system.

It is recommended to take GASTRICELL daily to maintain good gastric health. For those with gastric discomfort, take it immediately at the first sign of symptoms. In addition, if you are currently taking prescription drugs or antacid, it is advised that you take GASTRICELL as L. johnsonii No. 1088 has been proven to relieve the negative effect (of increased gastrin) and counteract the possibility of symptom rebound. A continual 3 month course is recommended along with healthy diet and lifestyle.

GASTRICELL is a natural formula, it is safe and advisable to take it on a regular basis to maintain good gastric health.

Yes. GASTRICELL is beneficial in supporting a strong immune system and protecting against digestive problem.

The key ingredient of GASTRICELL, L. johnsonii No. 1088 is included on the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) list for Qualified Presumption of Safety (QPS) and further verified by acute toxicity, micronucleus and Ames tests. There are no known side effects associated with daily consumption of GASTRICELL if taken as recommended, except if one is lactose intolerant and/or allergic to milk. You are advised to consult your physician before taking any dietary supplement if you have or have had any health condition. Discontinue use and seek advice from your physician of any adverse reactions such as allergic reaction. Please note that dietary supplement is not a substitute for a healthy diet and lifestyle.

GASTRICELL has not been studied for use during pregnancy and nursing. If you are pregnant or nursing, we strongly advise you to consult your physician before taking any supplements.

No, GASTRICELL is not a medicine. It is a natural supplement, hence, no prescription is required.

Yes, you can. However, do keep a 2-hour gap between GASTRICELL and medicine to ensure that the efficacy of GASTRICELL is not compromised.

Although GASTRICELL can be taken anytime in a day, it is best to take before meals or 2 hours after a meal. You can dissolve it in water or take it as it is by pouring content into mouth slowly and take sips of water in between.