FAQs

General

What is the difference between a prebiotic and a probiotic?

Probiotics are good bacteria that support a flourishing gut microbiome. Prebiotics are the food they feast uponprimarily indigestible dietary fiber.

And here’s the thing: you can take probiotics on their own, but without a diet rich in varied plant fiber (i.e. prebiotics), their effects are limited and short-term. That’s why biotikur has developed a complete system, one that includes both probiotics and prebiotics to support them. 

 

Why is gut health so important?

Your gut is home to 40 trillion bacteria (also known as your microbiome). The “good” bacteria thrive on fiber from plants and the “bad” ones feast on sugar and processed junk food.

Good bacteria do important things like help your body make essential nutrients. But when bad bacteria dominate, bad things happen. That means digestive problems like bloating, diarrhea, or gas.

But it’s not limited to just digestive issues: science shows that an imbalanced gut can play a major role in depression, skin problems like acne or eczema, and weight gain.

Learn more here.

 

Okay, but why the emphasis on eating fruits and vegetables? And why so many?

The human body can only digest about 16 different fibers on its own. A diverse gut microbiome on the other hand can digest over 60,000! And it can turn them into lots of good stuff like neurotransmitters and cancer-fighting antioxidants. 

The catch is, good gut bacteria are divas - they’re picky about what they eat. Some need broccoli to work their particular brand of magic and some need spinach. You can’t eat only broccoli every day and expect a balanced gut.

That’s why getting enough quantity AND diversity of plants in your diet is fundamental to gut health, and that’s why biotikur’s prebiotic products are packed full of a variety of fruit and vegetable fibers. 

 

If gut health is as important as you claim, why am I only hearing about all this fiber stuff, now?

Get this: 80% of all research on the gut microbiome was published in only the past five years. It takes time for people to learn about it— even a lot of doctors are too busy to read the new research.

 

What have scientists discovered? The single biggest factor for gut health is the diversity of plants in your diet—meaning the number of different fruits and vegetables you regularly eat. As if it wasn’t hard enough, eating 8 servings of plants per day doesn’t cut it—you need to get at least 30 different fruits and vegetables in your diet every week for decent gut health. 

Learn more here.

 

Biotikur 14-day regimen

Why bother applying probiotics rectally?

Oral probiotics have to travel ~8 meters through your digestive system and survive stomach acid, bile and other gastric juices along the way. Relatively few probiotics make it to the gut alive.

The ones that do survive definitely have a positive impact! Even a few bacteria passing through your system can produce valuable nutrients and have a positive immune impact that reduces inflammation. But they don’t stay in your gut, and therefore do little to affect the long-term balance of your gut biome.

Probiotics applied directly to the colon, on the other hand, have a much shorter and less hostile journey. It is only 10 centimeters from your bum to your large intestine, where 70-90% of your gut biome resides.

Rectally applied probiotics are the most effective way to change your gut microbiome in the long-term.

 

What are oral probiotics able to do?

While 70-90% of the gut biome is in the lower large intestine, probiotics have beneficial effects higher up the gastrointestinal tract as well. The epithelial cells in the small intestine also have bacterial communities embedded in their mucosal lining and benefit from the immune effects of probiotics.

Colonization of the gut biome is a numbers game. The greater the quantity of good bacteria, the higher the likelihood they’ll be able to dislodge the bad bacteria in the mucosal lining of the intestine and make a permanent home there. That is why biotikur 14-day regimen kits administer high amounts of both colorectal and oral probiotics in a short period of time.

 

Why can’t I buy the 14-day regimen on demand?

We want to make sure everyone has an amazing experience with their biotikur. It’s important to us to provide an excellent, proactive customer experience and be available for any questions, concerns and guidance required.

Our 14-day biotikur regimen kits are also manufactured shortly after each order so they are limited in supply in order to maintain the level of product quality required. For this reason we first require that you request an order (we’ll be in touch right away!)

 

I can’t afford biotikur. Is there anything I can do?

Yes! We offer discounted and donated kits to individuals with demonstrated financial need. Please send an email to care@biotikur.com titled “Financial need.”

 

 

Shipping and Payment

How much are the shipping costs?

We offer free shipping for all orders within EEA member states and Switzerland.

 

When can I expect my biotikur balance package to arrive?

It takes 1-2 business days to prepare your order, and then 5-7 days for shipments to arrive at your door. You should expect your package to arrive within 7-10 days after purchase. Subscription purchases will renew on an ongoing basis, so your refill for the next month will arrive just in time for when you’ll need it next.

If you request a 14-day regimen kit, we’ll be in touch to arrange a delivery timeline.

 

Where do you ship?

We ship anywhere within EEA member states and Switzerland. 

 

How does the 60-day money back guarantee work?

If you’re not 100% satisfied with biotikur products, write to us within the first 60 days after purchasing at care@biotikur.com and we’ll initiate the refund process. 

 

Can I cancel my biotikur balance subscription?

Yes, you can cancel your subscription at any time by emailing care@biotikur.com.

 

Ingredients, allergens, and safety

Is biotikur balance for everybody?

Yes, biotikur balance has been developed for everyone! That being said, if you are pregnant or nursing, it’s advised that you speak first to your doctor before taking any supplements. 

biotikur balance is vegan friendly and has no harmful chemicals, artificial colors, preservatives, artificial sweeteners, or added sugar.

biotkur balance is low allergen, has less than 1.5g of sugar per serving, and is suitable for most diets. If you have any concerns about your specific dietary needs we recommend checking with your doctor before taking any supplements.

We’re available to answer any other questions you may have via care@biotikur.com.

 

Does biotikur balance contain allergens?

Our products are free from allergens such as lactose, gluten or nuts. However, some of our ingredients are produced in a facility that processes allergens. biotikur balance 50 prebiotic mix may contain traces of seeds, gluten, soy, nuts, celery, dairy, lupine, and/or mustard.

 

 

For any other questions, please write to us at care@biotikur.com.