Symprove is a non-dairy, gluten free water-based barley drink. Officially known as a food supplement, it is the ONLY drink containing live multi-strain bacteria with its own high-speed Unique Delivery System (UDS™). This means Symprove can transport its unique strains of friendly bugs to your gut unharmed, without upsetting them (or your digestion) in the process. The 4 strains of live bacteria in Symprove come from the Lactobacilli family and these particular strains are unique to Symprove. They include L. rhamnosus, L. plantarum, L. acidophilus and E. faecium. They are naturally-occurring on extract of germinated barley.If you're new to Symprove, it's recommended you take a daily shot of Symprove for 3 months so the 'friendly' bacteria can build momentum. The unique delivery system protects the live bacteria as they travel through the stomach without triggering digestion and ensures they quickly reach targeted areas of the gut. Watch the video to find out exactly how Symprove bacteria work in your gut. The water-based delivery system protects the bacteria as they pass through the stomach.The multi-strain bacteria in Symprove are always awake and ready to get to work. Because Symprove is a water-based drink, it does not set off the digestive process which is a big plus for the live bacteria. Without this protection, the bacteria find it difficult to survive in extreme acidic conditions in your stomach. As you’d expect, when you eat or drink food such as dairy products they will start the digestive process. This releases strong acids and bile salts to break down the food and the stomach holds the content for longer. This means dairy products containing live bacteria may struggle to survive in these conditions. Symprove does not trigger digestion.