International probiotics expert to reveal latest science on probiotics at APP

World renowned probiotics expert Dr Nigel Plummer will provide insight into the latest science on probiotics and explain the role of the ‘forgotten organ’ – the microbiome – at the Australian Pharmacy Professional (APP) Conference this week, in a CPD accredited session.

The human microbiome refers to the collective genomes of microbes from bacteria, fungi and viruses that reside in human tissue, and emerging research suggests the microbiome and gut health can have a significant effect on overall health.

Dr Plummer has more than 20 years in the field of probiotics and, with his research team, has published more than 80 original scientific papers including eight human randomised controlled trials mainly on the microbiome and its manipulation with probiotics.

Delegates attending Dr Plummer’s session will learn about the latest evidence on the benefits of probiotics for intestinal, skin, and immune health.

Attendees will also take away strategies for practitioners to utilise when evaluating the best strain for various conditions as well as how to identify a quality probiotic, the latest developments in refrigeration-free technology and how to make evidence-based decisions for better patient outcomes.

In conjunction with Dr Plummer’s visit to Australia, Blackmores has launched a new comprehensive range of six fridge-free probiotics based on scientific evidence – Blackmores Probiotics+. Products in the range are formulated with specifically selected and clinically trialled probiotic strains, supported with prebiotics and vitamins^ to complement the probiotics. Blackmores Probiotics+ supports digestive health and other areas such as immune function.

A specialised formulation process and packaging technology helps keep the good bacteria alive without the need for refrigeration.

The new Blackmores Probiotics+ range includes:

  • Blackmores Probiotics+ Daily Health [List Price $18.18 (30) $39.39 (90)]
  • Blackmores Probiotics+ Kids Daily Health [List Price $15.15]
  • Blackmores Probiotics+ Immune Defence [List Price $18.18]
  • Blackmores Probiotics+ Eczema Relief [List Price $18.18]
  • Blackmores Probiotics+ Bowel Support [List Price $21.21]
  • Blackmores Probiotics+ Womens Flora Balance [List Price $19.99]

To find out more about the new Blackmores Probiotics+ fridge-free range please visit To speak to the Blackmores Customer Service Team about product orders and support please call 1800 808 522 or email

Blackmores Healthcare Professional Advisory service is also available for healthcare professionals from 8:30am-5:30pm AEST to provide product information and evidence, support on interactions via phone (free call 1800 151 493), live chat or email. Please visit for more information.


Dr Nigel Plummer will be speaking on Saturday 11 March as part of the Personal and Professional Development stream, at Arena 1A from 12:15pm – 12:50pm. This will be a CPD accredited session. You can also visit the Blackmores stand at APP for information, advice and giveaways. Please visit for more details.


^Excluding Blackmores Probiotic+ Womens Flora Balance

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