What is Microphage?
Microphage is a specialized bacteriophage (phage) formulation combining four types of phages (benevolent viruses that selectively target bacteria) along with seven strains of probiotics. This product is designed to support the rapid reproduction of beneficial bacteria throughout the small and large intestines, to promote healthy gastrointestinal and immune function.*
What are the benefits of Microphage?
Microphage contains bacteriophages that may support an increase in beneficial bacteria throughout the gastrointestinal tract, promote healthy function of the gastrointestinal and immune systems, are active in both the small and large intestines. Microphage is dairy-free and utilizes a delayed-release capsule to help ensure delivery of active bacteriophage to the small intestine, without getting destroyed by stomach acid.
What is the recommended dose?
The recommended dose is one capsule per day.
When should I take it?
This supplement should be taken with a fat-containing meal.
Can it be taken with thyroid medications?
Microphage should be taken at least 30 to 60 minutes away from thyroid medications. Testing your thyroid hormone levels every 30-90 days to see if a medication adjustment is needed, is recommended.
How long can I take Microphage for?
Microphage can be taken for three months to two years.
Are there any side effects that I should be aware of when taking Microphage?
Microphage may cause gastrointestinal side effects, including epigastric discomfort, abdominal pain, dyspepsia, rumbling, bloating, diarrhea, flatulence, and/or burping.
Consult with a physician before use if pregnant or breastfeeding.
DO NOT TAKE if taking the following medications: antibiotics+ and/or blood thinners
+Microphage is a formulation of seven strains of probiotics. The recommendation to avoid taking probiotics while taking antibiotics is based on the fact that antibiotics could reduce the effectiveness of probiotics. However, research shows that taking probiotics while taking antibiotics can help prevent diarrhea which may result from the use of antibiotics. To prevent destruction of probiotic activity, it is recommended to take probiotics and antibiotics at least two hours apart from one another. (2, 3)
- Natural Medicines Therapeutic Research Collaboration. https://naturalmedicines.therapeuticresearch.com/. Accessed March 1, 2022.
- Hempel S, Newberry SJ, Maher AR, et al. Probiotics for the prevention and treatment of antibiotic-associated diarrhea: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA. 2012;307(18):1959-1969. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.3507
- Probiotics for digestive health. Pharmacist’s Letter. 2006;7(22):220704.