Ideal for those wanting to support their gut and immune health with an effective, high-strength, high-quality probiotic supplement.
Have been through several jars of MAX for IBS and it has helped my digestive problems. I've been able to add some foods back in my diet with no problems. I also am pre-diabetic and my last doctor's visit resulted in test numbers going down. MAX was the only change in my routine meds. So, this probiotic seems to do more than help with IBS!
I would highly recommend this excellent product which cleared up a chronic condition where other brands of probiotics and treatments did not. Brilliant, easy and worth every penny.
I have been taking this product for 2 weeks. I have IBS constipation, spasms and surprisingly I feel much better. Of course with a proper diet. I would like to ask if it can be taken for a long time. What other products might be useful?
Dietary supplement suitable for adults and children (from 4 years onwards) with the following recommendations:
Probiotics are not recommended for those with serious medical conditions e.g. those who are severely immunosuppressed, have pancreatitis, are in the ICU, have melaena, have a central venous catheter, infants with short bowel syndrome, or patients with open wounds following major surgery; unless under a doctor's care. Keep out of reach of children.<
This is a dietary supplement and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Dietary supplements should not be used as a substitute for a healthy diet and lifestyle. If you are taking any medications or have a serious medical condition, consult a doctor before use. Optibac supplements will not cause dependency and may be used on an ongoing basis.
Probiotic blend: Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM®, Bifidobacterium lactis Bl-04®, Bifidobacterium lactis HN019; hydroxypropyl methylcellulose; microcrystalline cellulose; vegetable magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide.
Each capsule guarantees 75 billion CFU.
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International postal order - typically deatched and delivered within 5-10 working days.
Free standard shipping on orders over $100.
We use DHL and orders are typically dispatched and delivered within 2-5 working days.
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All questions answered by probiotic experts Dr Kate Stephens PhD (Food and Microbial Sciences) BSc(Hons) Medical Biology and Kerry Beeson BSc (Nut. Med.) Nutritional Therapist
Probiotics are very safe supplements, and it’s not thought to be possible to ‘overdose’ on them: the human gut naturally contains trillions of micro-organisms, so the number of bacteria in a supplement is relatively small by comparison, and clinical trials have used doses up to 500 billion1. However, we’re all different with a unique gut microbiome, and some people do better on higher strength supplements, whereas others find they get the support they need from a lower dose. If you want to try a more powerful supplement but tend to be sensitive to new foods and supplements, then it’s best to start with a low dose and gradually increase. You can open all Optibac capsules and take half a dose if preferred.
With so many brands to choose from, it can be difficult to choose the probiotic supplement that’s right for you. We recommend looking for a probiotic which is guaranteed to reach the gut alive, contains well-researched strains, is shelf stable and does not need refrigerating. It is always good to choose a product with great customer reviews, but most importantly it should contain strains researched for the condition you’re trying to support.
This depends on why you are taking them: some people like to take specific strains at certain times, for example during pregnancy, when travelling abroad, for menstrual bloating, or during the winter flu season. However, if you have ongoing health conditions, or just want to give your gut or vaginal microbiome a daily boost of good bacteria, then take your supplements every day. There is no current research to suggest the body becomes dependent on probiotics, so if you just feel better when you take them, it is fine to take your probiotics on a long-term, ongoing basis.
Yes, it is safe and generally advisable to take your probiotic supplement daily. Probiotics colonize in the gut for a few weeks but research,2,4,5 suggests that the probiotic strains – along with their positive benefits – will disappear without regular supplementation, so it is a good idea to regularly support your microbiome. You can do this by including prebiotic-rich and fermented foods in your diet, but it is worth remembering that not all probiotics do the same thing in the body. Therefore, if you have a specific health condition you need to support, it is best to consume specific strains which have been shown to be helpful for your individual needs.
Should you take probiotics on a full or empty stomach?
|Every Day MAX (30 capsules) - 30 capsule||Adult Gummies - 30 gummies||Every Day EXTRA (30 capsules) - 30 capsule||Every Day (30 capsules) - 30 capsule|
|Suitability||General Digestive||Digestive & Immune Health||General Digestive||General Digestive|
|Billions/CFU||75 billion||5 billion||20 billion||5 billion|