THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT AASAYA IMMUN.
What are probiotics?
Probiotics are live microorganisms that, when administered in sufficient quantities, confer health benefits to the host. The word probiotic is often mistakenly used to refer to a live culture as used in traditional fermented foods. But a recognised international group of scientists (ISAPP*) has determined that the term should be limited to microorganisms that have been properly defined and have shown to provide health benefits.1
* International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics
What are prebiotics?
The scientific definition of a prebiotic is “a substrate selectively used by host microorganisms that provide a health benefit” (ISAPP*). In other words, it serves as nutrition for the microbes. Often, prebiotics are types of soluble fibres that humans cannot digest, but which instead serve as “food” for beneficial microbes already living in your colon or elsewhere in your body.2
* International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics
What are human milk-oligosaccharides (HMO)?
Human milk oligosaccharides are already found in human breast milk and serve as the first prebiotics. In infancy, they have an immune-stimulating effect. HMOs are functional sugars and have been used as dietary supplements for some time. They are used in baby food due to health benefits such as a prebiotic effect and promotion of the development of a healthy gut microbiome. Less known are proven positive health effects when used in adult nutrition. Here, further health-promoting effects are observed (including intestinal health, cognitive functions, irritable bowel syndrome, immune system).3,4
3 Palsson, Oladur, et al: Human Milk Oligosaccharides Improve All the Central Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Multi-Center, Open Label Trial; In: The American Journal of GASTROENTEROLOGY, VOLUME 00 | SUPPLEMENT |2019, S. 466-468
4 Vazquez, Enrique, et al:: Dietary 2’-Fucosyllactose Enhances Operant Conditioning and Long-Term Potentiation via Gut-Brain Communication through the Vagus Nerve in Rodents, In: PLOS ONE | DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0166070 November 16, 2016
What is a synbiotic?
A synbiotic is a combination of probiotics and prebiotics. It combines one or more live microorganisms and one or more substances that can be used by either the co-administered live microbe or the beneficial microbes that inhabit your body. Scientifically, synbiotics are “a combination of live microorganisms and substrates that are selectively used by host microorganisms and confer health benefits to the host”. A combination of probiotics and prebiotics allows for even greater health benefits.5
5Swanson, K.S., Gibson, G.R., Hutkins, R. et al. The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) consensus statement on the definition and scope of synbiotics. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 17, 687–701 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41575-020-0344-2
About the product
What is the effect of AASAYA immun?
Recent research confirms a central role of the microbiome, which is strongly influenced by several environmental and nutritional factors. The formulation of AASAYA immun is based on an extensive combination of different, functional nutritional ingredients. The ingredients contained in the product - here especially the probiotics (bacterial cultures) and prebiotics (dietary fibres) - are highly dosed and, in combination with the added vitamins, also have an influence on the microbiome.
It is now known that the majority (up to 80%) of our immune system is located in the human intestine. The individual and specific colonisation of this microorganism milieu (microbiome) influences essential metabolic and immune processes in the human organism. By taking complex food supplements, it is possible to influence the composition of the microbiome over a longer period of time. It is also important to consider other lifestyle factors for a healthy lifestyle.
How do I store AASAYA immun?
Ideally, store AASAYA immun in a dry and cool place (below 25 °C).
Is AASAYA immun also available in capsule or tablet form?
AASAYA immun is only available as a powder. One daily portion (6.5 g) already contains 4.3 g of valuable prebiotics including human milk-oligosaccharides (HMOs). The corresponding dosage in the form of capsules or tablets would only be possible with an unfavourably higher daily intake of these dosage forms.
What makes AASAYA immun so unique?
Compared to the most common dietary supplements, AASAYA immun contains a high amount of dietary fibre (prebiotics), probiotic bacteria strains and 12 different vitamins per daily portion. Prebiotics nourish the health-promoting bacteria in the body. The amount of prebiotics contained in AASAYA immun covers a large part (approx. 86%) of the ISAPP* recommended dose of 5 g per day.
AASAYA immun is one of the few supplements containing human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs).
* ISAPP: International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics
Is AASAYA immun lactose-free?
A daily portion of AASAYA immun contains very small amounts of lactose. For comparison: with 200 ml of cow's milk you consume approx. 10 g of lactose – 1 daily portion of AASAYA immun contains only a small amount (approx. 0.03 g of lactose per 6.5 g daily portion).
Is AASAYA immun gluten-free?
AASAYA immun is gluten-free.
Is AASAYA immun also suitable for vegetarians?
AASAYA immun is suitable for a vegetarian diet. It contains no animal protein, only very small amounts of milk sugar (lactose).
What does AASAYA immun taste like?
The effectiveness of AASAYA immun is our top priority. This is why we deliberately avoid artificial flavourings and sweeteners. When dissolved in water, AASAYA immun has a slight taste of its own.
Where does the yellowish colour of the powder come from? Does AASAYA immun contain colouring agents?
The yellow colour is due to the addition of vitamin B2 (riboflavin). AASAYA immun does not contain any other colourings, artificial flavourings or sweeteners.
Does AASAYA immun help me to meet my daily fibre requirements?
According to the recommendation of the German Nutrition Society (DGE), the guideline for a daily intake of dietary fibre is at least 30 g per day. The easiest way to meet the daily fibre requirement is to eat vegetables and fruit or wholemeal products. Prebiotic dietary fibres such as inulin or fructo-oligosaccharides are found in grains, fruits and vegetables such as barley, wheat, linseed, psyllium, chicory, onions and bananas. However, we do not consume these foods regularly in our daily lives. AASAYA immun supports you in this every day.
How is AASAYA immun used?
Once per day, stir one level measuring spoon (or the contents of one sachet) into approx. 200 ml (= 1 glass) of still water, wait at least 1 minute for activation, stir, and then drink. We recommend taking AASAYA immun on an empty stomach. Do not eat anything for half an hour after consumption to allow the bacterial cultures to achieve the optimal effect. Due to its pH value, water is optimally suited to activate the freeze-dried bacteria. As a rule of thumb, the fluid that you use to dissolve AASAYA immun should not be warmer than 40 °C, not have a very acidic pH (e.g., coffee, soft drinks, and fruit juices), and not be carbonated. Ideally, you should take AASAYA immun in the morning. AASAYA immun can be taken daily.
How long should I take AASAYA immun?
For most people, the first positive effects can be expected after 7‒10 days. For a longer and lasting effect on health, we recommend regular use, usually over 1 to 3 months. Continuation beyond this period is possible and also beneficial.
What do I need to keep in mind?
- Dietary supplements are not a substitute for a varied and balanced diet. Practice a healthy lifestyle.
- Do not exceed the stated recommended daily intake.
- If you suffer from diseases and/or inflammations of the pancreas or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, it is not recommended to take the drug.
- Please consult with your doctor if you have any pre-existing conditions.
- Synbiotics are generally well tolerated. Possible side effects include: flatulence, abdominal pain, and diarrhoea.
If these symptoms occur, it is recommended to reduce the dose at first and then slowly increase it again once the symptoms have resolved.
Is a healthy diet not enough to cover my micronutrient requirements?
Basically, it is. However, this is only self-evident if you are healthy and have no special need for support. The basis for resilient health is a permanently balanced, varied diet with many fresh ingredients.
A normal diet, however, can hardly cover the increased needs of sick people, convalescents, and people in special situations, such as during pregnancy. In these situations, the intake of additional micronutrients can be useful, of course based on proven study knowledge. There are reliable data (nutrition studies of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture) that many people in Germany do not reach the reference values for the recommended nutrient intake in their daily diet.1
1 National Nutrition Survey II, Parts 1 + 2, publication of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture.
Were animal experiments carried out for the development of AASAYA immun?
No - there were no animal experiments carried out or initiated. All ingredients are based on extracts or have been produced by fermentation. Prebiotics (dietary fibres), probiotics (selected strains of bacteria) and the vitamins in AASAYA immun have all been tested in international scientific studies.
Is AASAYA immun also available for on the go?
If you want to take AASAYA immun on the go (e.g. to work or when travelling), the sachets are suitable. The packaging also serves to protect the product, as probiotics and micronutrients are sensitive to light, oxygen and heat. The light-protective packaging ensures that the full active ingredient content of the ingredients is retained in AASAYA immun until the expiry date if stored properly.