Posted by: Kasandra | 2004/11/09


What is Bio Starth for?

And is there anyone who is taking this and who can tell me that it works?

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Hi Kasandra


ü Bio-Strath has been available in South Africa since 1973!
ü Bio-Strath is so much more than just a food supplement. The 62 nutrients nourish the body, while at the same time, the herbs help to restore it.

Bio-Strath® is a family-owned business founded in 1961 to produce this innovative herbal yeast product and was based on the work of Dr Walter Strathmeyer. Dr Strathmeyer discovered that when herbs and yeast were combined in a special proprietary blend, the resulting whole food supplement was rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids and herbs, plus it contains numerous strengthening nutrients needed by the human body for efficient performance and good health.

The key to the Bio-Strath formula is the "good food yeast" known as Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells are very similar to our own cells. The nutritive value of yeast places it high on the super foods list because it provides us with a complete spectrum of macro and micro nutrients. Saccharomyces cerevisiae is one of the richest sources of the B-complex vitamins, along with 30 other vitamins and minerals. It is a rich source of protein, amino acids, nucleic acids and enzymes.

Yeast also has the unique ability to transform nutrients into a more highly bio-available form, thereby increasing the amount of nutrients that the body can absorb and assimilate. The assimilation factor is crucial because a nutritional supplement is only beneficial if the body can absorb and utilize the nutrients.The more bio-available the formulation, the greater the benefit that will be attained from the supplement.

Bio-Strath supplements are made with great care because we take the business of health very seriously. Our products are based on a select set of principles:

ü Preserve the natural state of the active ingredients
ü Maintain a synthetically-free, preservative-free product
ü Honour the importance of balance and harmony between body, mind and spirit
ü Proven efficacy in more than 44 studies

In the proprietary Bio-Strath production process, the yeast is fed a select group of 15 plant extracts. During this stage the yeast incorporates all of the beneficial properties of the herbs.Great care is taken during this process to reap the optimum amount of nutritive properties of the plants.

The yeast then undergoes a liquification process to increase the accessibility of all the nutrients. The complete process takes a total of two months.

In the world of herbal supplements there is one small but important word to answer this question - Research! Bio-Strath has been shown to be clinically efficacious in:

ü Enhancing memory and concentration
ü Increasing energy and endurance
ü Strengthening immune function
ü Promoting overall wellness

Bio-Strath has been the subject of numerous studies over the past 40 years, scientifically proving its safety and efficacy. As a health-conscious consumer, this is your assurance that Bio-Strath is a viable nutritional product which can have a positive affect on your well-being.

Nutritional deficiencies during pregnancy can create a variety of health problems for both the mother and the developing child. One of the most important nutrients during pregnancy is iron. This is due to the role iron plays in maintaining proper haemoglobin levels. Haemoglobin refers to the iron containing pigment of the red blood cells. It serves as an indicator of overall health of the pregnant mother. Clinical studies have demonstrated the positive role Bio-Strath has had on effectively maintaining healthy haemoglobin levels in pregnant women, as well as enhancing overall general well-being and vitality.

Although Bio-Strath is NOT an iron supplement, its readily absorbed nutrients (19 minerals/trace elements including iron in a natural form, 11 vitamins, 20 amino acids and 11 various vital substances) prove to be both beneficial and safe to use during pregnancy.

It's hard in these days of fast food, sugar cereals and processed meals to get kids to eat well. The pressure and commercialization of junk food bombards children constantly. It is no wonder conditions such as ADD/ADHD, colds, allergies and digestive disturbances are on the rise in youngsters. Look to Bio-Strath to help keep young bodies balanced and well-nourished.

The nutrients provided in Bio-Strath are very easy for growing bodies to absorb because they are already in a natural form, making it both readily absorbable and recognizable by the cells. Its vitamin and mineral content are supportive for the proper function of the immune system and, combined with a complete essential amino acid profile, serves to be especially useful for the growth process.Bio-Strath also carries with its immune strengthening properties the ability to promote concentration, improve responsiveness and enhance both mental and physical performance. Children suffering from conditions such as ADD/ADHD stand to benefit from this amazing formula. Bio-Strath provides the essential nutrition often missing from these children's diets, helping to recreate the state of homeostasis (or balance) in their systems.

In addition, Bio-Strath naturally balances blood sugar levels.Finally, creating a desired state of natural balance in children results in a decrease of illness, which in turn reduces the need for antibiotics. (Note: Antibiotics often have negative side effects, especially in children, and are responsible for the breakdown of healthy bacteria in the intestinal tract. Supplementing with Bio-Strath will help fortify their delicate immune systems).


A product of Nature, Bio-Strath Bare Necessities Syrup is completely free of artificial or synthetic colourants, flavourants, preservatives and has no side-effects.

Bio-Strath is today available in over 50 countries in three different forms:

Bare Necessities Syrup: the ‘grow-up-strong’ tonic for tots and toddlers.
Elixir: a pleasant tasting honey, malt and orange juice blend.
Tablets: convenient and easy to swallow
- the traveller’s friend. Whatever the age, everyone benefits greatly from the wholesome nutrition that Bio-Strath provides.

KOSHER. Under supervision of Rabbi I.M. Levinger, Baseland the CHIEF RABBINATE OF ISRAEL


Bio-Strath Bare Necessities Syrup is a completely natural ‘grow-up-strong tonic’ for children, ranging from diapers through to under ten years old.


In the world of herbal supplements one small but important word answers that question: RESEARCH. Bio-Strath Bare Necessities Syrup has been shown to be completely safe and clinically efficacious in enabling mothers to help young children:


ü Counter over-excitement and calm nerves
ü Strengthen their nervous system
ü Improve and regulate healthy digestion
ü Enhance concentration levels and learning
ü Build resistance to colds and infections
ü Counteract listlessness and fatigue
ü Recover quicker from injury and illness
ü Overcome troublesome skin complaints
ü Maintain a healthy vitamin balance, especially if on antibiotic medication Generally build and maintain better health and vitality

Pleasant-tasting Bio-Strath Bare Necessities Syrup works best when taken daily before meals and can be diluted with water or fruit juice if preferred.

Note: Bio-Strath’s herbal yeast has NO relation to the parasitic yeast strain Candida Albicans which is linked to a number of health problems.
Note: in cases of excessive stress, listlessness and heavy bouts of cold and flu it is recommended that you double the dosage.

Individuals who are susceptible to candida infections can take Bio-Strath without worry. The very process of producing Bio-Strath renders the yeast biologically inactive and therefore the possibility of infection from this source is not possible. Secondly, this form of yeast is unrelated to candida yeast. In fact, the Bio-Strath form of yeast is an ideal nutrient medium for healthy intestinal flora, which is essential in aiding against candida infections.

Bio-Strath is ideal for anyone who desires additional vitality, endurance energy, increased memory function, concentration and healthy immune system support. Children of all ages, seniors and adults as well as pregnant and breastfeeding mothers can take Bio-Strath safely and effectively and will greatly benefit from the wholesome nutritional goodness that this unique and powerful supplement provides.

Bio-Strath is available in 2 different forms, both of which have equal efficacy:
Ideal for both adults and children. Naturally sweetened with honey, malt and orange juice which gives it a pleasant taste;
taken undiluted or added to water or fruit juice.
Available in 250ml and 100ml Bottles
Ideal for diabetics or individuals on a specialized diet for candida infection because the tablets are sugar-free; convenient to take while travelling or working out. Available in blister packs of 60 and 100 tablets.

A nutritional supplement that helps to:

ü Counteract exhaustion, fatigue and exam stress
ü Build resistance to colds and infections
ü Speed up recovery in convalescence
ü Improve concentration
ü Provide stamina for intensive work, sport and study
ü Cope with the stresses and strains of modern living
ü Regulate digestion
ü Overcome skin complaints
ü Strengthen the nervous system
ü Combat physical and mental tiredness and nervous tension
ü Build better health, mental stamina and general well being
ü Restore health and vitality to adults and children
ü Restore body vitamins where deficiency has been caused by antibiotic therapy

Free of synthetically produced additives, flavourings, colouring and preservatives

References: Clinical Studies
Note: For a copy of any of the studies below please contact
SA Natural Products on (031) 783-8000 or email

Bio-Strath & Increased Concentration
A school trial by M. Neukomm, Berne; Test on 24 pupils over 10 weeks, 1979

Bio-Strath & Increased Performance
Double-Blind Trial of Bio-Strath Elixir on 60 subjects by Prof. E. Dürling, Hamburg, Germany. Published in "Swiss Pharma", 1981, No. 11

Bio-Strath & Pre-Geriatric Study
Rainer B. Pelka et. Al. Germany. Published in "Notabene medici", No. 3: 122-125, No.4: 169-201, 1990.

Bio-Strath & High-Performance Sports
Effect of sub-clinical nutritional deficiencies in high-performance sports. "JUGEND + SPORT" 6, 1976, F.H. Schuvarzenbach.

Bio-Strath & Pregnancy
L.Leffler, T.Leffler, PW Joller; Schweiz. Schweiz. Zschr. GanzheitsMedizin 12, 327-328 (2000); Verlag fur Ganzheits Medizin, Basel.

Does Bio-Strath contain only natural ingredients?
Yes, only natural ingredients have been used. Bio-Strath is FREE from artificial colours, flavours, preservatives, synthetic substances and animal by-products.
Who can benefit from taking Bio-Strath?
It is suitable for children and adults, healthy and convalescent people, school children, sports and active people. Bio-Strath has been tried and tested for every day and every stage in life. The supplement is particularly useful in the following stages: growth, pregnancy and breastfeeding, intensive mental work, hard physical work, competitive sports, convalescence, unbalanced nutrition, all tyes of diet and stress.

What does it taste like?
The preparations are completely free of flavourings and colourants; the taste reflects the natural raw materials used. The majority of consumers consider the taste to be good to very good.

How long should I take Bio-Strath?
It generally takes 2 to 3 months to achieve the desired effect. As it is a food supplement, you can take it at the suggested dose for as long as you like. It is not habit forming and over dosage is not possible. There is no stimulant effect.

How long can Bio-Strath be kept?
Storage life is 5 years even when the bottle has been opened. The product has a natural preservation capacity thanks to the special process. The colour of the liquid becomes darker and this has no effect on the quality. Proof of efficacy has been provided for a period of 5 years.

Can Bio-Strath be taken with prescription medicines?
Yes, both the elixir and tablets are completely free of synthetically produced substances. They both promote the body's own healing tendency.

Can Bio-Strath be taken if I have any medical conditions?
We are not aware of any studies showing interactions or contraindications, but it is always advisable to see your healthcare practitioner for individual advice.

Is Bio-Strath suitable for diabetics?
The tablets do NOT contain any sugar - whether in the form of glucose, sucrose, maltose or galactose. However, the elixir contains honey and malt extract and is therefore, NOT suitable for anyone monitoring their sugar intake.

Is Bio-Strath genetically modified?
No. Bio-Strath is FREE from genetic modified organisms and genetic engineering.

Does Bio-Strath contain gluten?
The tablets are FREE of gluten but the elixir contains malt extract which does contain gluten.

Is Bio-Strath suitable for vegans?
The tablets are FREE from any substance of animal origin. The elixir however, contains natural honey.

Can athletes take Bio-Strath before and during performance trials?
Yes. It is completely natural and free of synthetically produced substances. No doping agents. Bio-Strath also promotes quick recovery after a performance.

What is the difference between the Elixir & Tablets?
Both preparations are based on the same liquefied yeast and wild herbs. They have the same action. The elixir and tablets are digested in the same way as food.

Is Bio-Strath registered?
Yes. Nappi Codes have also been allocated to the elixir and tablets. Consult with your pharmacist or medical aid for details on reimbursement.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

Our users say:
Posted by: B | 2016/08/11

Can you assist on the dosis for 7 year old? The bottle says 2,5ml x3 times a day. Would it be fine to do 5ml in the morning and 2,5ml at night, or would that affect the process?

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Posted by: mouna | 2016/04/08

can bio-starth help in my height increasing please answer

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Posted by: Thembekile | 2015/11/09

It works very good I can concentrate and read I now participate in class

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Posted by: a very happy mum | 2015/02/06

My son is 7 yrs and teachers have always complained that he is very slow in class and he has a huge lack in concentration. This was very alarming as I was told that he will not be able to deal with a higher grades as the work load will become more . I heard about bio strath on the radio and decided to give it a shot. My son is now at the top of his class finishing his work on time he seems less aggrivated and much calmer. So in closing I would like to say thanks bio strath for giving mums like me a chance to improve my childs quality of life as well as the ever demanding needs of his school , and it just took a week for the difference to be noticed.

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Posted by: Sharon | 2016/05/13

Thank you for your post. It has just encouraged me. I have a 7year old with the same problem. I have just started him on BS 1 week ago.

Posted by: Anzel | 2016/03/17

Hi, I have the same problem with my son but he also has emotional and aggressive burst outs at school. Wonder if this will help for that problem?

Posted by: Anonymous | 2016/01/25

How long did it take before it took affect?

Posted by: a very happy mum | 2015/02/06

My son is 7 yrs and teachers have always complained that he is very slow in class and he has a huge lack in concentration. This was very alarming as I was told that he will not be able to deal with a higher grades as the work load will become more . I heard about bio strath on the radio and decided to give it a shot. My son is now at the top of his class finishing his work on time he seems less aggrivated and much calmer. So in closing I would like to say thanks bio strath for giving mums like me a chance to improve my childs quality of life as well as the ever demanding needs of his school , and it just took a week for the difference to be noticed.

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Posted by: Betsie | 2014/11/07

What will bio strath do for weight loss

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Posted by: Betsie | 2014/11/07

What will bio strath do for weight loss

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2014/11/07

What will bio strath do for weight loss

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2014/09/07

I have ADD, Asperges syndrome and dyspraxia. I taken bio-strath and I was bouncing off the walls. I was completely out of my mind. Is there a reason for this

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2014/07/28

Can biostrath be given to babies? My daughter is 8 months old. I want to give her something to build her immune system.

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Posted by: Tiens | 2014/06/05

I am using heart medication will it be ok to use this product together

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2014/06/03

Will it help for arthritis pain in hands?

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Posted by: amanda | 2014/06/03

I read that it gives energy, is it good to give to children that is hyper active?

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Posted by: Vusi | 2014/05/13

I have eye sight problem. Can bio strath help?

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Posted by: mimie | 2014/04/11

yes I have a Q, is it safe to use on an 8 year old. Who is experiencing problems at school, reding, writting, concentration, focus, lack of interest in school work. Would this hel?

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Posted by: Jana | 2014/02/13

Will a kiddo of 8 diagnosed with ADHD benefit with Bio Strath?

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Posted by: Mom | 2013/07/02

My son had Bronchitis for 3 months, (allergy related). We tried the doctor route it was just a waste of money, A friend suggested Bio-Strath, He has been on the full dose of Bio-Strath for 3 years now and has not had any relapses. I also use it as a busy mom of 4 and Maters provincial Athlete and it keeps my energy levels up and gives me general nutrients for training.

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Posted by: Renette | 2006/05/01

My daughter is 3 and has been on contionous antibiotics since the beginning of the year. She was hospitilised 5 days ago for a bacterial infection. She seems fine except for the fact that she is completely unsteady on her feet and refuses to walk. Is this a side effect of continous antibiotics?

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