- 1 gummy a day, with or without food.
- One gummy contains 2 billion Bacillus coagulans Unique IS-2, prebiotic FOS (0.55g), Vitamin D3 (5mcg) and Calcium (120mg).
- Anyone consuming this product must be able to chew solid food.
- Do not exceed daily recommended dosage.
- Can be used on an ongoing basis.
No refrigeration necessary when stored in a cool, dry place below 25°C.
All questions answered by probiotic experts Dr Kate Stephens PhD (Food and Microbial Sciences) BSc(Hons) Medical Microbiology and Kerry Beeson BSc (Nut. Med.) Nutritional Therapist.
How Should My Child Take Probiotic Gummies?
Optibac Kids Gummies are chewable and easy-to-take – just one a day, with or without food. They can be given for short periods whenever you think your child needs extra support, but it’s safe, and recommended, for them to be taken daily on an ongoing basis.
How Many Probiotic Gummies Can Kids Take?
As these delicious gummies are taste-tested by children, you might find your child wants to eat more than one! If they do, don’t worry too much - it’s not thought to be possible to ‘overdose’ on probiotics, and the added ingredients, vitamin D and calcium, have safe upper limits which are many times the levels included in our Kids Gummies. So an extra gummy or two occasionally is fine; however, in general it’s best to stick to the recommended daily dose, especially if your child takes other vitamin and mineral supplements containing vitamin D and calcium7.
When Should Kids Take Probiotic Gummies?
When it comes to deciding the best time to take probiotic gummies, it is helpful to know Optibac Kids Gummies can be taken any time of the day, with or without food. This means you can either give them at mealtimes as part of your child’s daily health regime, or take them with you wherever you go, and give them whenever it is most convenient.
What Is the Difference Between Gummies vs Capsules or Powder?
Capsule and powder products usually contain strains of Lactobacilli or Bifidobacteria, whereas in our Kids Gummies we use Bacillus coagulans Unique IS-2 because it is more resilient to moisture, acid and heat, making it more suitable for use in this format. Some children love gummies, but others prefer drops or capsules, or to have their flavourless probiotic powder mixed in with their yogurt or cereal. It is up to you and your child which format you prefer to take as your probiotic supplement. If your child has a particular health condition, you may also like to consider which probiotic strains your supplement contains, to ensure they take the probiotic strain(s) which have been researched for that condition.
7. Vitamin D (2020) Retrieved from: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamins-and-minerals/vitamin-d/ (accessed 5-3-21)
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.