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Purchases through the below links will guarantee that the products delivered will be from batches tested by Informed Sport.

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Bimuno DAILY
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Bimuno DAILY

Bimuno DAILY is a daily supplement in powder form. It dissolves easily in hot or cold drinks and can be sprinkled on your cereal.

Take one sachet daily.

Box contains 30 sachets.

Bimuno IBAID

Bimuno IBAID

Bimuno IBAID are easy to chew pastilles specifically designed for those with a sensitive stomach.

Take two pastilles daily.

Box contains 30 pastilles.

Bimuno TRAVELAID

Bimuno TRAVELAID

Bimuno TRAVELAID are easy to chew pastilles specifically designed for when you are travelling.

Take 3 pastilles each day for 7 days before you travel and then each day you are away.

Box contains 30 pastilles.

What is Informed Sport?

Informed Sport is a quality assurance programme for sports nutrition products. The programme certifies that all nutritional supplements and/or ingredients that bear the Informed Sport logo have been through a rigorous certification process that every batch produced is tested for banned substances by LGC’s world-class sports anti-doping laboratory. Users can use the search function on www.informed-sport.com to find products that have been through this rigorous certification process.

Products are certified by batch and users can use the search function on the Informed Sport website to confirm the specific batches that have been through the rigorous certification process.

Why choose products that are Informed Sport certified?

In order to optimise physical performance, the use of supplementation has increased in recent years, for both elite and amateur athletes. However, some of those taking supplements may be unknowingly ingesting substances such as stimulants and hormones which are banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

To ensure a product does not contain substances which are banned by WADA, companies can submit their products to Informed Sport for testing and if no such substances are found, are certified as safe to use by Informed Sport. Athletes can, therefore, use Bimuno® DAILY, Bimuno® IBAID and Bimuno® TRAVELAID, safe in the knowledge that the product does not contain substances banned by WADA.

How do I know which batches of Bimuno have been tested?

A list of all batches that have been tested can be found on the Informed Sport website.

At present, only Bimuno products that are purchased via www.bimuno.com/is are guaranteed to have been certified by Informed Sport. Please purchase from this link to ensure the products you purchase have been batch tested. All batch tested products will have the Informed Sport logo on the pack.
Informed Sport certified Bimuno products will be available in retail stores from Summer 2019.

Why take Bimuno?

An athlete’s diet is often very restricted with a controlled energy intake which means that they must pack in important nutrients within a daily calorie allowance.

One important nutrient which is high in a sportsperson’s diet is protein which is important for tissue repair and muscle growth. Whilst protein is great for these important structural functions, it’s not shown to have a positive effect on the gut microbiome. When a diet is high in protein and low in fibre, studies show that the types of bacteria in the gut microbiome are less favourable.[1]

Fibre, on the other hand, is known to provide fuel for types of bacteria which are beneficial and produce substances such as short-chain fatty acids which are known to exert various protective effects including in the gut. 

Yet fibre is a nutrient which is generally low in diets and this group is no exception; a study found that athletes consumed only 34% of their daily requirement. [2][3]

Although exercise alone is shown to have a positive effect on the gut microbiome[4], this combined with eating the recommended amount of fibre is shown to have the greatest effect. If this is not possible through diet alone then a high fibre food supplement should be considered.

For more information on the importance of the gut microbiome click here: https://www.gutmicrobiotaforhealth.com/en/home/


References

[1] https://dx.doi.org/10.3390%2Fnu7010017

[2] https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/699241/NDNS_results_years_7_and_8.pdf

[3] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.medici.2015.11.004

[4] https://dx.doi.org/10.3389%2Ffphys.2016.00051

About Bimuno®

  • What is Bimuno?

    Bimuno is a unique daily fibre supplement containing Galactooligosaccharides (GOS). GOS works by selectively increasing the level of bifidobacteria and other health-promoting bacteria found in the gut.

  • What does Bimuno do?

    Bimuno naturally feeds and increases the friendly bacteria in your gut; for optimal benefit, it reaches the lower gut intact, with significant increases of friendly bacteria in just 7 days. Formulated with the knowledge that more than 60% of the immune system is in the gut, it works with the natural systems in the body to improve immune function and influence general health and wellbeing.

  • Is Bimuno a medicine?

    No. Bimuno is a food supplement that works naturally in the gut

  • How do I take Bimuno?

    Bimuno® DAILY - Take 1 sachet of powder per day, dissolved in tea, coffee, juice or other drink, or sprinkled over food. If you have a sensitive stomach, take 1/2 a sachet for 7-10 days and if well tolerated increase to 1 sachet per day.

    Bimuno® IBAID - Take 2 pastilles, chewing each one separately and thoroughly before swallowing. For best results, take the two pastilles at the same time of day.

    Bimuno® TRAVELAID - Bimuno® TRAVELAID pastilles offer a convenient way of taking Bimuno when travelling. Take 3 pastilles daily, starting 7 days before you travel and continuing whilst you are away. For best results, take the 3 pastilles at the same time of day.

  • When should I take Bimuno?

    Bimuno can be taken any time of the day, as part of your daily routine. For maximum benefit, try to take it around the same time every day.

  • How often should I take Bimuno?

    The majority of our customers take Bimuno everyday.

  • What should I expect when taking Bimuno for the first time?

    When you take Bimuno for the first time, it will take 3 days to start feeding your bifidobacteria. 

    Days 4-7: You may experience some gurgling in your gut. This is a good sign as it means Bimuno is beginning to change your microbiome (the bacteria, yeast and fungi in your gut)

    Days 8-14: Your microbiome is now changed and Bimuno is feeding and nurturing your beneficial bacteria

    Published studies have shown that, with daily use, the majority of Bimuno users experience an increase in their gut bifidobacteria within 7 days, although individual responses may vary.

  • Are there any side-effects of Bimuno?

    Within the first week of taking Bimuno, you may experience some stomach gurgling and rumbling which then subsides.

    If you are unsure and want to talk to us before purchasing, please contact us on +44 808 164 8278 or email us at hello@bimuno.com.

    You may want to consult with your doctor or other healthcare practitioners before trying Bimuno if you are suffering from any health problems and/or using prescription medications.

    We also have an information sheet to share with your doctor or other healthcare professional which tells them more about Bimuno. Click here.

  • Is it safe to take Bimuno long-term?

    Yes, it is safe to take Bimuno long-term. We recommend you take Bimuno as part of your daily routine, in order to give your good gut bacteria a constant source of food.

  • What is the difference between Bimuno® DAILY, Bimuno® IBAID and Bimuno® TRAVELAID?

    All Bimuno products contain the unique active ingredient Galactooligosaccharides (GOS).

    Bimuno® DAILY is a powder, which comes in an easy to use sachet. Pour one sachet into your tea, coffee, juice or other drink, or sprinkle it over food every day.

    Bimuno® IBAID is a chewable pastille. A daily dose of IBAID (2 pastilles) contains a lower dose than Bimuno DAILY and is recommended if you have sensitive stomach.

    Bimuno® TRAVELAID is a chewable pastille. It is recommended that you take 3 pastilles daily, starting 7 days before you travel and that you continue taking it whilst you are away.

  • Can I take Bimuno with a Probiotic?

    Yes, you can take Bimuno with probiotic supplements and yoghurts.

  • Can I take Bimuno if I am on a low FODMAP diet?

    Yes, there is evidence to suggest that the addition of half a sachet of Bimuno® DAILY or 2 Bimuno® IBAID pastilles can be taken with a low FODMAP diet.

  • Can I take Bimuno with any other prescribed medicine?

    Bimuno is a food supplement and not a medicine. On the basis of our scientific knowledge there should be no effect on other medications taken alongside Bimuno.
    However, if you are uncertain, you should consult with your doctor or other healthcare practitioner before starting to take Bimuno.

    We also have an information sheet to share with your doctor or other healthcare professional which tells them more about Bimuno. Click here.

  • When I try to go into the section ‘For HCPs’, something pops up and says that this area is only for professionals. Why is this?

    We have created a section on our website where we hold information about clinical studies and also some technical data about the product. This section of the website is for Healthcare Professionals only.

  • Why have you changed the packaging on Bimuno?

    We had the previous packaging on the market for many years and we thought it was about time we updated our look.

    We think the new design looks more modern and stands out better on the shelf.

Informed Sport

  • What is Informed Sport?
    Informed Sport is a quality assurance programme for sports nutrition products. The programme certifies that all nutritional supplements and/or ingredients that bear the Informed Sport logo have been through a rigorous certification process that every batch produced is tested for banned substances by LGC’s world class sports anti-doping laboratory.
  • Why choose products that are Informed Sport certified?

    To ensure a product does not contain substances which are banned by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), companies can submit their products to Informed Sport for testing and if no such substances are found, are certified as safe to use by Informed Sport. Athletes can therefore use Bimuno® DAILY, Bimuno® IBAID and Bimuno® TRAVELAID products which are purchased from www.bimuno.com/is, safe in the knowledge that the product does not contain substances banned by WADA.

  • Which batches of Bimuno have been tested?

    A list of all batches that have been tested can be found on the Informed Sport website.

  • Where can I buy Bimuno products certified by Informed Sport?

    At present, only Bimuno products that are purchased via www.bimuno.com/is are guaranteed to have been certified by Informed Sport. Please purchase from this link to ensure the products you purchase have been batch tested. All batch tested products will have the Informed Sport logo on the pack.

  • When will I be able to buy Bimuno products certified by Informed Sport from my usual shop?

    Look out for packs with the Informed Sport logo on from Summer 2019. If you cannot find them, please continue to order directly from us using this link

  • Why is Bimuno Informed Sport certified?

    We received a lot of interest in Bimuno from Performance Nutritionists who were looking to recommend Bimuno to their clients, many of whom are professional athletes and therefore must ensure that products they use are Informed Sport certified. Sports people (and nutritionists associated with them) have an extra focus on their gut microbiome as they often have sensitive stomachs due to intense training, restricted diets, stress and overseas travel.  Similar to the majority of the UK populations as a whole, their fibre intake through diet does not meet the minimum recommended amount of 30g per day.

  • Why take Bimuno as an athlete?

    An athlete’s diet is often very restricted with a controlled energy intake which means that they must pack in important nutrients within a daily calorie allowance. One important nutrient which is high in a sportspersons’ diet is protein which is important for tissue repair and muscle growth. Whilst protein is great for these important structural functions, it’s not shown to have a positive effect on the gut microbiome. When a diet is high in protein and low in fibre, studies show that the types of bacteria in the gut microbiome are less favourable.[1]

    Fibre, on the other hand, is known to provide fuel for types of bacteria which are beneficial and produce substances such as short-chain fatty acids which are known to exert various protective effects including in the gut.

    Yet fibre is a nutrient which is generally low in diets and this group is no exception; a study found that athletes consumed only 34% of their daily requirement. [2][3]

    Although exercise alone is shown to have a positive effect on the gut microbiome[4], this combined with eating the recommended amount of fibre is shown to have the greatest effect. If this is not possible through diet alone then a high fibre food supplement should be considered.

    References
    [1] https://dx.doi.org/10.3390%2Fnu7010017

    [2] https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/699241/NDNS_results_years_7_and_8.pdf

    [3] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.medici.2015.11.004

    [4] https://dx.doi.org/10.3389%2Ffphys.2016.00051

What's in Bimuno®?

  • What is Bimuno made from?

    Bimuno is a daily food supplement containing the unique, active ingredient GOS (Galactooligosaccharides). GOS is derived from lactose, a component of cow's milk.

  • Does Bimuno contain sugar?

    There are small amounts of sugar in the final product, and this should be considered as part of the daily requirement of sugar allowed if you are a diabetic.

    Product (Single Daily Dose/g)

    Sugar content (Grams)

    SACN RDA for Free Sugars¹

    Bimuno® DAILY

    1g (1 sachet)

    <25g

    Bimuno® IBAID

    1.4g (Combined daily dosage of 2 pastilles)

    <25g

    Bimuno® TRAVELAID

    3.2g (Combined daily dosage of 3 pastilles)

    <25g

    Reference

    1https://www.bda.uk.com/foodfacts/Sugar.pdf

  • Is Bimuno suitable for vegans?

    No, Bimuno is not suitable for vegans as it contains lactose.

  • Is Bimuno suitable for vegetarians?

    Bimuno® DAILY is suitable for vegetarians.

    Neither Bimuno® IBAID nor Bimuno® TRAVELAID are suitable for vegetarians as they contain bovine gelatin.

  • Is Bimuno Gluten-Free?

    Yes, Bimuno is Gluten-Free.

  • Can I take Bimuno if I have a milk allergy?

    Bimuno® DAILY does contain residual amounts of milk protein (Whey and Casein).

    Bimuno® IBAID and Bimuno® TRAVELAID have been analysed for milk proteins and the results are below the limits of detection.

    We identify allergens in bold in our ingredients list on all our packs.

  • Can I take Bimuno if I am lactose intolerant?

    Bimuno contains lactose. However, the lactose content is well below the level that is that considered safe in most lactose intolerant people by the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

    Bimuno levels of lactose compared to official definitions of low lactose:

    Product (Single Dose/g)

    Lactose content (Grams)

    EFSA Guidelines¹

    BDA Guidance²

    Bimuno® DAILY

    ≤ 0.6 g

    <12g

    <13g

    Bimuno® IBAID

    ≤0.4 g

    <12g

    <13g

    Bimuno® TRAVELAID

    ≤ 0.7 g

    <12g

    <13g

    References:

    ¹https://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub/1777

    ²http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-277X.2012.01242.x/full

Who Can Take Bimuno®?

  • Can children take Bimuno?

    Yes, children can take Bimuno.

    Bimuno® DAILY is suitable for children aged 4 years and over.

    Bimuno® IBAID is suitable for children aged 4 years and over.

    Bimuno® TRAVELAID is suitable for children aged 4 years and over.

    Young children should always take Bimuno under the supervision of an adult.

  • Can I take Bimuno if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    Yes, you can. Bimuno is a food supplement and not a medicine. It is not absorbed but transits through the gut to the large intestine (colon).

    There is no scientific evidence to suggest any potential dangers from consuming Bimuno during pregnancy, but you may wish to discuss this with your doctor or other healthcare practitioner.

    We also have an information sheet to share with your doctor or other healthcare professional which tells them more about Bimuno. Click here.

  • Can I take Bimuno if I suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

    Yes, Bimuno is safe to take if you are suffering from IBS.

    However, due to the condition itself, you may find you have a more sensitive stomach and so should take either the full daily dose of Bimuno® IBAID (i.e. 2 pastilles) or half a sachet of Bimuno® DAILY.

    If you are unsure, you should speak to your doctor or other healthcare practitioner for further advice.

    We also have an information sheet to share with your doctor or other healthcare professional which tells them more about Bimuno. Click here.

  • Can Bimuno help with sleep?

    The BBC programme “The Truth About Sleep” showed the impact on Dr Mosley of consuming Bimuno® DAILY.

    The programme explained the impact of improving fibre intake and the positive effect that this has on the good bacteria in your gut and inferred that this may improve sleep patterns.

    In the programme Dr Mosley discussed how his sleep patterns had improved whilst taking Bimuno in the evening before going to sleep. It should be noted that no formal clinical investigations have been conducted to assess the impact of Bimuno on sleep patterns.

  • Will Bimuno interfere with chronic medication?

    Bimuno is a food supplement and not a medicine; to the best of our knowledge, there are no described contraindications or interactions with medicines.

  • Can I take Bimuno whilst undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy?

    Unless you have been advised to follow a low fibre diet, we are not aware of any reasons why Bimuno can't be taken during chemotherapy or radiotherapy.  However each case is different and so please check with your health care practitioner if you wish to take Bimuno.

    Bimuno is a food supplement and not a medicine; to the best of our knowledge, there are no described contraindications or interactions with medicines.

    We also have an information sheet to share with your doctor or other healthcare professional which tells them more about Bimuno. Click here.

Shipping and Payment

  • Which forms of payment are accepted?
    We accept payment via PayPal and all major credit and debit cards excluding American Express and Diners International.
  • Which types of delivery do we offer?

    All orders are dispatched within 1 working day and in most instances you have the choice of Regular, Tracked or Expedited delivery.

    If your country is not on our drop down list, please send us an email at hello@bimuno.com so we can arrange delivery.

    Shipping costs are based on weight brackets for international orders and pricing is based on how many items you have in your basket.

  • How long does delivery take?

    Country

    Regular Delivery

    Tracked Delivery

    Expedited Delivery

    UK

      Down Stream Access (DSA) service which is free of charge and is delivered between 2-5 working days.

    Royal Mail, 48hr. Tracked, not signed for.

    Next day (if we receive your order before 12 noon)

    Western Europe

    DHL Global Mail within 3-5 working days

    DHL Express within 1-2 working days

    Eastern Europe

    DHL Global Mail within 7-8 working days

    DHL Express within 1-2 working days

    North America

    DHL Global Mail within 8-12 working days

    DHL Express within 2-3 working days

    Central & South America

    N/A

    DHL Express within 8-12 working days

    Middle East

    DHL Global Mail within 8-12 working days

    DHL Express within 4-5 working days

    Far East & Australasia

    DHL Global Mail within 8-12 working days

    DHL Express within 3-4 working days

    Africa and rest of Asia

    DHL Global Mail within 8-12 working days

    DHL Express within 3-4 working days

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