For your cholesterol

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Dairy free

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Gluten free

During pregnancy

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OptiBac Probiotics 'For your cholesterol' is a 1.2 billion CFU probiotic supplement with ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), to help maintain normal cholesterol levels*. Each pack contains 30 live cultures capsules + 30 Omega 3 capsules. 

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Probiotic strains & ingredients

  • Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7527
  • Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7528
  • Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7529
  • Omega 3: Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)
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  • Product description

    Registered Nutritionist Naomi (ANutr) explains OptiBac 'For your cholesterol'

    Who is 'OptiBac Probiotics For your cholesterol' for​?

    For anyone seeking to maintain normal cholesterol levels*.

    Key benefits

    • Live cultures and Omega 3 to support the maintenance of normal cholesterol levels*.
    • This supplement requires the two different capsules to be taken together.
    • The hard capsule contains 1.2 billion AB-Life® live cultures and the billions count is guaranteed until end of expiry. The live cultures (AB-Life® Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7527, Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7528 and Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7529) have been clinically trialled in those with high cholesterol. 
    • The soft capsule contains 300mg of ALA (Omega 3).
    • Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) has undergone numerous clinical trials demonstrating its efficacy at helping to maintain normal cholesterol levels, and the ability of this particular Omega 3 (ALA) to support health has been validated by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)*.
    • The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 2g of ALA as part of a balanced diet.
    • Our high-quality ALA is sourced from cold pressed virgin flax seed oil.
    • Scientifically proven to survive stomach acidity and reach the gut alive. 
    • Easy to take on the go – no refrigeration required.
    • Suitable for women during pregnancy and for those on a soy-free, dairy-free, yeast-free or gluten-free (for those with coeliac disease or an intolerance) diet.
    • Safe to take alongside statins or cholesterol-lowering medication and has no risk of undesirable side effects.
    • Recommended for daily use.
    • For best results take this product for a minimum of three months. 
    • Can safely be taken on an ongoing basis with no risk of undesirable side effects.
    • Available to buy in one pack size of 30 hard capsules + 30 soft capsules.
    • From the UK’s most trusted & recommended brand of friendly bacteria supplements. As determined in an independent survey of 1000 British women+

    Please note: This is a food supplement and is not intended to prevent, treat or diagnose any medical conditions.



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  • How to use

    Instructions for use

    Natural food supplement suitable for adults with the following recommendations:

    • Take 1 hard capsule and 1 soft capsule every day.
    • Take with food, preferably with breakfast.
    • Drink plenty of water with your course of live cultures.
    • For best results, take daily for at least three months.
    • Do not exceed recommended daily dosage.

    Safe to take alongside statins or cholesterol lowering medication.

    The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 2g of alpha-linolenic acid as part of a balanced diet.

    Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a healthy diet and lifestyle. Those with serious medical conditions should consult their doctor before use.

    OptiBac will not cause dependency, and may be used on an ongoing basis.


    Like the rest of the OptiBac range, 'For your cholesterol' does not require refrigeration. Store out of direct sunlight.


    Live cultures 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.



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  • Ingredients


    Full ingredients per hard capsule:

    • Stabiliser: maltodextrin (natural source)
    • AB-LIFE® Live cultures: Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7527, Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7528, Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7529
    • Vegetarian capsule: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, titanium dioxide
    • Anti-caking agent: silicon dioxide

    Full ingredients per soft capsule:

    • Omega 3: Cold pressed virgin flaxseed oil (minimum 300mg of Alpha-linolenic acid);
    • Antioxidants: extra virgin olive oil, Vitamin E (D alpha tocopherol)
    • Capsule: bovine gelatine; humectant: glycerine

    Typical concentration fatty acid per capsule:

    Alpha-linolenic acid (Omega 3) 350 mg
    Linoleic acid (Omega 6) 90 mg
    Oleic acid (Omega 9) 120 mg

    The soft capsules are not suitable for vegetarians.

    Each hard capsule guarantees 1.2 billion live cultures.

    Following the taxonomic updates issued by a global team of scientists and published in April 2020, which look more closely at the Lactobacillus genus, a reclassification has been advised for the L. plantarum species. The active ingredients for 'For your cholesterol' may therefore also now be referred to as Lactiplantibacillus plantarum subp. plantarum CECT 7527, Lactiplantibacillus plantarum subp. plantarum CECT 7528 and Lactiplantibacillus plantarum subp. plantarum CECT 7529.



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    • I’ve been taking these capsules for almost 2 years. My cholesterol is borderline so I thought it would be good to try these with the combined benefit of live cultures. The last time I had a blood test my figures were slightly down so I am more than happy to continue using Optibac in conjunction with a diet that supports Optibacs benefits to my overall health and well being.

      Bernie Lazenbury - 24th August 2020

    • Dear Optibac, I was so disappointed to find that the flax capsules with probiotics for cholesterol are not suitable for vegetarians and vegans. My favourite products are the Everyday but the old formula seemed to be more effective for me. I'm glad that you've removed the Titanium. It would be great to see your products in amber glass now in order to reduce plastic. Kind regards, Kim

      Kim - 29th August 2019

    • I have a complicated health history of heredity high cholesterol for about 6 years. Maintaining a diet alone wouldn't lower my cholesterol. But combined with this OptiBac for lowering cholesterol my cholesterol has lowered from 7 to 5.5 in just over a year. Please remember a few months with an unhealthy diet will not enable you. This product worked because I took it as I should take it, a healthy diet and the right kind of exercise (very gentle) and over time it worked. I worked hard and stuck with it - first noticing regular bowl movements, which is why I started taking them. I had no idea then that over time my cholesterol would be lowered. Thank you OptiBac,

      Iyah uddin - 6th April 2017

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