Megaspore Probiotic is distributed only by practitioners, and I count myself lucky to be one of their few online distributors.
As such, I need to keep an eye on you if you take Megaspore!
You can purchase at this link.
If you are in Europe, please see item K below. Also, please read the following FAQ so you know how to take the product.
A. How much Megaspore should I take?
The recommended maintenance dose is 2 capsules a day. These can be taken both at once, or one taken with lunch, and one with dinner. Once you have stabilized your gut, you could possibly take even less, like take 2 pills 3 times a week.
However, when you first take it, start with 1 capsule (or 1/2 capsule if you are sensitive) and watch for reactions. Skip a day. If you have no adverse reactions, then you can move to 2 /day (or 1/day next if you are proceeding slowly).
If you are recovering from antibiotic use, a leaky gut, etc, you may need to take more Megaspore for a while, like 4-6 weeks. I unfortunately was on antibiotics twice this year, and my body likes 4 /day to recover.
B. Could I have adverse reactions?
Die-off symptoms are possible, i.e. bloating and loose stool. This has never happened for me. But if you have an abundance of unhealthy bacteria in your gut, you could get symptoms as these bacteria 'die off.'
C. When should I take Megaspore?
It's best to take with meals containing protein. Taking Megaspore with meals can help support digestion. However you can take all your daily dose at one meal, and it seems to pack more punch for healing. It's up to you.
D. Can kids take Megaspore?
Yes, kids can take Megaspore, at a dose smaller than for adults. If you have an infant or child under 25 pounds, I would just use a small sprinkle on food or on your finger (for a baby). You can also mix it into breast milk or formula. I would use it with a small child primarily to recover from antibiotic usage, or to avoid antibiotic usage.
Some children, especially if born via C section, may not be developing their gut microbiome properly, and the Megaspore could help. You might see this manifest in irregular bowel patterns or food sensitivities. We have a nice podcast on infant health with Dr. Laura Brayton here.
Please discuss any probiotic therapy with your holistic or functional pediatrician. If your child is under 50 pounds, I would suggest 1/2 pill. If your child is over 50 pounds, then 1 pill. As we learned in the above questions, there could be times that a higher dose is appropriate for an older child.
E. What if I have SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth)?
Megaspore is compatible for people with SIBO. However you will probably need other support to heal your SIBO. We mentioned a few ideas on the webinar with Kiran.
F. Can I take while pregnant or breastfeeding?
You can absolutely take while pregnant or breastfeeding, and it's a great idea!
G. My order has not arrived. Where is it?
Firstly, Megaspore orders are sent from the company, Physicians Exclusive, and not from my office. They are the best ones to contact with questions. Also, they are not Amazon, so you won't get your package in 2 days! Sometimes they have production delays. Here is a note from their site:
Inventory Update: 3/31/2017
Due to high demand and a production delay, we are experiencing longer than normal processing times. The current lead time for product shipment is 10-15 business days. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this may cause you and your practice.
Here is their contact info:
Toll Free: 855-729-5090
H. Can I take it while I'm on antibiotics?
Yes, it's a good idea to take while on antibiotics, but you can't take them at the same time (or it won't do any good). You can take 4 hours away from your antibiotic dose.
I. Who do I ask for help when using the product?
You can contact me with any questions. If it's an emergency, please call my phone at 971-533-2332.
J. I'm a practitioner and I want to carry Megaspore. What do I do?
You can apply for an account at this link.
K. Do you ship outside the U.S.?
Yes, we are currently shipping to Canada, Australia, New Zealand and some countries in Europe. Please see the following guide, and matching shopping cart link:
Use this shopping cart for shipping to countries in zone 1: Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Monaco, Netherlands and New Zealand.
Use this shopping cart for shipping to countries in zone 2: Australia, Israel, Sweden, Portugal, Poland, Norway, Iceland, Greece, Finland, Austria, Czech Republic, Cypress, Bulgaria, Andorra.
A Great Tip
Our coach Ann Melin combines a dose of Megaspore with a dose of saccharomyces boulardii. I have been doing one capsule of each twice a day at breakfast and dinner for a great result! You can find saccharomyces boulardii at our shop under the name FloraMyces. Our supplement shop