Live cultures for kids aged 3 years and over - these soft, chewable fruit gummies provide high quality friendly bacteria, Vitamin D and Calcium in a delicious format.
We also have powder sachets and liquid drops - view the children's range of friendly bacteria supplements
Bought from my local health store (reapers). My daughter 5 absolutely loves the taste of these. She is a super fussy eater and has very sensitive taste and smell! I’ve had liquid probiotics in the past and she hated them so to have something she enjoys really makes it so much easier as a parent trying to get the good bugs into her! I’m waiting for my 2.5tear old to turn 3 so he can start on them to! I recommend to all of my friends with children.
My son (age 9) is still a super fussy eater, so its really hard to find anything he will take happily. These gummies have been a hit and I know how important gut health is to their overall wellbeing and Immunity so I'm delighted that he will take them so willingly. The additional Calcium and Vitamin D is an added bonus on top of the friendly bacteria. Great product OptiBac!
I’ve don’t my research as we are supporting my eldest who has some gut dysbiosis. Optibac are recommended by all the nutritionists and natural health practitioners we have worked with, and both my kids love these new gummies. Thank you!
Live probiotic 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, children 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 food supplement and is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a healthy diet and lifestyle. If child is taking any medications or has a serious medical condition, consult a doctor before use. Optibac supplements will not cause dependency and may be used on an ongoing basis.
Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this product.
Prebiotic FOS (Fructooligosaccharides) 0.55g; apple juice concentrate; apple puree concentrate; strawberry puree concentrate; Calcium (as tricalcium phosphate) (120mg: 17%DV 3 years / 10%DV 4 years+); lemon juice concentrate; pectin; black carrot juice concentrate (for color); natural flavor; citrus fiber; Probiotic cultures: Bacillus coagulans Unique IS-2; Vitamin D3 (5mcg: 33%DV 3 years / 25%DV 4 years+)
Each gummy contains 2 billion CFU of good bacteria. Guaranteed until the date of expiry.
Due to the natural ingredients, there may be some color variation over time. This does not affect the quality of the product.
This product should not be used as a substitute for a healthy and varied diet.
|Added Ingredients||Vitamin D3
|Recommended Use||1 gummy daily|
|Age Range||3 years to 12 years|
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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
The best children’s probiotic gummies should be made from natural ingredients, and contain an appropriate high-quality strain such as Bacillus coagulans Unique IS-2, which is one of the most researched Bacillus strains for gut health in children(1,2,3). Finally, you should choose delicious kids live cultures your children will actually want to eat!
1. Asgarshirazi, M., Shariat, M. and Dalili, H. (2015) ‘Comparison of the Effects of pH-Dependent Peppermint Oil and Synbiotic Lactol (Bacillus coagulans + Fructooligosaccharides) on Childhood Functional Abdominal Pain: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Study’, Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal, 17(4), pp. e23844-undefined. doi: 10.5812/ircmj.17(4)2015.23844. 2. Saneian, H. et al. (2015) ‘Synbiotic containing Bacillus coagulans and fructo-oligosaccharides for functional abdominal pain in children’, Gastroenterol Hepatol Bed Bench, 8(1), pp. 56–65. 3. Sudha, M. R. et al. (2018) ‘Efficacy of Bacillus coagulans Unique IS2 in treatment of irritable bowel syndrome in children: a double blind, randomised placebo controlled study’, Beneficial Microbes, 9(4), pp. 563–572. doi: 10.3920/BM2017.0129.
Like kids’ probiotics in drops or sachets, kids' probiotic gummies support your child’s natural gut microbiome. But gummy production requires robust bacteria like B. coagulans, which form a protective layer against heat, and also against harsh stomach acid. This means they’re extra hardy(1), so can be taken with or without food at any time of day, and they’ll survive to reach the gut alive. In Optibac Kids Gummies, B. coagulans Unique IS-2 is combined with FOS fibres, vitamin D, and calcium for all-round digestive and immune support.
1. Ahire, J. J., Neelamraju, J. and Madempudi, R. S. (2020) ‘Behavior of Bacillus coagulans Unique IS2 spores during passage through the simulator of human intestinal microbial ecosystem (SHIME) model’, LWT, 124, p. 109196. doi: 10.1016/j.lwt.2020.109196.
If your child sneaks an extra delicious gummy or two, don’t worry! It’s not thought possible to ‘overdose’ on probiotics. Optibac Probiotics Kids Gummies also contain Vitamin D and Calcium, but at levels much lower than the safe upper limits. Ideally, however, it’s best to stick to the recommended daily dose, especially if your child takes other vitamin and mineral supplements containing Vitamin D(1) and Calcium.
1. Vitamin D (2020) Retrieved from: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamins-and-minerals/vitamin-d/ (accessed 5-3-21)
Make life easy, choose a children’s friendly bacteria supplement like Optibac Probiotics Kids Gummies: just one chewable, delicious, easy-to-take gummy daily, any time, with or without food, no refrigeration required. Simple!
The Bacillus coagulans Unique IS-2 strain in Optibac Kids Gummies has been shown to support digestive health(1,2,3,4) and immune health(5).
1. Asgarshirazi, M. et al (2015) ‘Comparison of the Effects of pH-Dependent Peppermint Oil and Synbiotic Lactol (Bacillus coagulans + FOS) on Childhood Functional Abdominal Pain: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Study’, Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal, 17(4) e23844. doi: 10.5812/ircmj.17(4)2015.23844. 2. Saneian, H. et al. (2015) ‘Synbiotic Bacillus coagulans and FOS for functional abdominal pain in children’, Gastroenterol Hepatol Bed Bench, 8(1)56–65. 3. Sudha, M. R. et al. (2018) ‘Efficacy of Bacillus coagulans Unique IS2 in treatment of IBS in children: a double blind, randomised placebo controlled study’, Beneficial Microbes, 9(4),563–572. doi: 10.3920/BM2017.0129. 4. Saneian, H. et al. (2013) ‘Comparison of Lactobacillus Sporogenes plus mineral oil and mineral oil alone in the treatment of childhood functional constipation’, J Res Med Sci, 18(2),85–8. 5. Upadhyaya, S. and Banerjee, G. (2011) ‘Enhancement of Natural Killer Cell Activity in Immuno-compressed Elderly Subjects by
Capsules and powders usually contain strains of Lactobacilli or Bifidobacteria, whereas gummies use hardy Bacillus coagulans probiotic strains which can withstand the heat and moisture involved in production. Some children love gummies; others prefer drops or powder mixed in with their milk, yogurt or cereal. If you buy from a trusted brand like Optibac Probiotics, all formats will be high quality, just choose the one which suits your child best. If your child has a health condition, you may also like to consider supplements containing probiotic strains which have been researched for that condition.
You may just want to give your kids probiotic supplements whenever they need some extra oomph, but if you give Optibac Probiotics Kids Gummies, they may ask to take them every day! If so, it’s perfectly safe to do so, in fact it’s highly recommended to give children live cultures on an ongoing, daily basis, for all-round immune and digestive support*.
|Kids Gummies (60 gummies) - 60 gummies||Babies & Children (30 sachets) - 30 sachets||Baby Drops (30 servings) - 30 servings|
|Age/Life Stage||3 years +||0-12 years||0-3 years|
|Dosage||1 daily||1-2 daily||8 drops daily|
|Added Nutrients||Vitamin D & Calcium||Vitamin D|