Symbioflor® 1 - for illnesses of the upper respiratory system

Symbioflor® 1

  • contains the natural intestinal bacterium Enterococcus faecalis
  • helps with recurring infections of paranasal sinuses, bronchial tube and tonsil
  • trains the immune system
  • without gelatinase

Symbioflor® 1 is suitable for the treatment of recurring illnesses of the upper respiratory system. Including inflamation of the paranasal sinuses, bronchial tube and pharyngeal tonsil. The preparation contains the intestinal bacteria Enterococcus faecalis.

Training partner for the immune system – strengthening of the defense system

The bacterium Enterococcus faecalis has a natural training effect on the immune system. The biggest concentration of immune cells are to be found in the intestine. Invaders first come into direct contact with the immune system in this area. This contact activates the immune cells and stimulates them into spreading throughout the body. By means of the bloodstream the immune cells allocate themselves to the various mucous membranes. In this manner the bacteria not only give the intestinal defense a push but also the defense in the paranasal sinus and bronchial tract.

Symbioflor® 1 is available in any German pharmacy.

How do I take it?

As long as nothing else is prescribed, the following dosage regulations apply:

Adult take 30 drops, 3x daily (mornings after rising, noon before lunch, and evenings before going to bed) hold in the mouth for a while and gurgle before swallowing.

Shake well before use. This makes the liquid slightly cloudy.

Compulsatory details

1 ml Symbioflor® 1 suspension (12 drops) contains: bacteria culture (1,0 ml) containing Enterococcus faecalis bacteria (DSM 16440, cells and autolysate) equialent to 1,5 to 4,5 x 107 living cells.

Further ingredients: lactose monohydrate, cystine, sodium carbonate decahydrate, sodium chloride, magnesium sulfate heptahydrate, potassium chloride, calcium chloride dihydrate, magnesium chloride hexahydrate, purified water and nutrient solution (peptone from casein, yeast extract, sodium chloride, glucose monohydrate, purified water).

Areas of application: Enterococcus faecalis bacteria are living bacteria with a positive effect on the immune system.  Symbioflor® 1 is to be used to reduce the relapse rate for recurrent infections of the upper and lower respiratory tract, parrticularly inflammation of the nasal sinuses (sinusitis) and bronchi (bronchitis).

Contraindications: Not to be taken if you are hypersensitive (allergic) to the active agent or any of the other ingredients.

Possible side effects: Like any medicine, this medicine may also produce side effects, although these may not necessarily affect every person. Very rare ( affects less than 1 in 10.000 people): Headache, dryness of the mouth, stomach ache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, urticaria, itchiness, rashes, skin reactions, painful, persistent swelling of the skin and mucosa (angioedema).

Interactions with other medicines: Antibiotics may inhibit the Enterococcus faecalis bakteria and thereby reduce the effectivenesss of this medicine. Speak to your doctor therefore before taking Symbioflor® 1 at the same time as antibiotics.

Special warnings and precautions for application: Symbioflor® 1 is not suitable for the treatment of symptoms associated with acute conditions affecting the respiratory tract.
There are no controlled studies for patients under 18 or over 65 years of age.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist about any health risks and possible side effects.

Good to know

Storage life: 2 years. After the bottle is open for the first time: 4 weeks.

How to store: Store Symbioflor® 1 below 30ºC before opening. Do not freeze.
Close the bottle properly immediately after use and keep in the refrigerator (2ºC -  8ºC).