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A short-term probiotic supplement formulated to complement the natural gut bacteria.
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Natural dietary supplement suitable for adults and children (from 4 years onwards) with the following recommendations:
We highly recommend you take One Week Flat for 7 consecutive days. Many consumers like to take this course once a month. However, it can be taken on an ongoing basis or as desired.
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.
Gut health supplements are not intended to prevent, treat or diagnose any medical conditions. If taking probiotic supplements for gut health, note that these should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy 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.
1. Kocian J. (1996) ‘Further Possibilities in the Treatment of Lactose Intolerance: Lactobacilli’ Prakticky Lekar (General Practitioner). Vol. 74. pp. 212 – 214
2. Rampengan et al., (2010), ‘Comparison of efficacies between live and killed probiotics in children with lactose malabsorption’. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health 41: 474-481
3. Oak SJ, Jha R. The effects of probiotics in lactose intolerance: A systematic review. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2019;59(11):1675-1683. doi: 10.1080/10408398.2018.1425977. Epub 2018 Feb 9. PMID: 29425071.
4. D. H. Juers, B. W. Matthews and R. E. Huber, “LacZ β-galactosidase: Structure and function of an enzyme of historical and molecular biological importance,” Protein Science, vol. 21, no. 12, pp. 1792-1807, 2012.
5. Likotrafiti E, Rhoades J. Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Synbiotics. Science Direct. https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/food-science/probiotic-bacteria. Published 2016. Accessed September 30, 2020.
Prebiotic FOS (Fructooligosaccharides 0.3g); Probiotic blend: Bifidobacterium bifidum Rosell-71, Lactobacillus casei Rosell-215, Lactococcus lactis Rosell-1058 and Lactobacillus acidophilus/helveticus Rosell-52; maltodextrin
Each sachet guarantees 5 billion CFU + 0.3g FOS prebiotics.
Following the taxonomic updates by a global team of scientists and published in April 2020, a reclassification has been advised for the L. casei species. The casei strain in the Optibac Probiotics One Week Flat product is now also known as Lacticaseibacillus casei Rosell-215.
|Added Ingredients||FOS Fibres|
|Recommended Use||1 sachet daily|
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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
Many probiotic strains, including those found in Optibac Probiotics One Week Flat, produce digestive enzymes. These digestive enzymes are known to help break down problematic foods, preventing excessive fermentation in the gut that can cause bloating(1)*. The good bacteria in the supplement also help to discourage the growth of undesirable bacteria(2)* which tend to product a lot of gases. For these reasons, many people find that One Week Flat can be helpful for occasional bloating*.
(1). D. H. Juers, B. W. Matthews and R. E. Huber, “LacZ β-galactosidase: Structure and function of an enzyme of historical and molecular biological importance,” Protein Science, vol. 21, no. 12, pp. 1792-1807, 2012. (2) de Vrese M, Schrezenmeir J. Probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics. Adv Biochem Eng Biotechnol. 2008;111:1-66. doi: 10.1007/10_2008_097. PMID: 18461293.
Initially it’s best to take Optibac Probiotics One Week Flat daily for one week to complement and balance your natural gut bacteria*. After that, people take a week’s course every month, or whenever they feel they need support for occasional bloating*. Others prefer to take one sachet every day on an ongoing basis. All of these options are absolutely fine! See what suits you best.
Optibac Probiotics One Week Flat is dairy and gluten-free, so is fine to be taken by people who suffer with food-related bloating or lactose intolerance(1,2,3). This high-quality supplement contains four, highly researched probiotic strains combined with natural prebiotic FOS fibres, which together help to support the gut microbiome and gently help you to more easily digest problem foods*.
(1). Kocian J. (1996) ‘Further Possibilities in the Treatment of Lactose Intolerance: Lactobacilli’ Prakticky Lekar (General Practitioner). Vol. 74. pp. 212 – 214 (2). Rampengan et al., (2010), ‘Comparison of efficacies between live and killed probiotics in children with lactose malabsorption’. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health 41: 474-481 (3). Oak SJ, Jha R. The effects of probiotics in lactose intolerance: A systematic review. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2019;59(11):1675-1683. doi: 10.1080/10408398.2018.1425977. Epub 2018 Feb 9. PMID: 29425071.
With only 7.72 calories per sachet, and 0g of fat, it’s easy to include Optibac Probiotics One Week Flat in your calorie-controlled diet. The carbohydrate content is mostly natural FOS fibres which indigestible and have barely any calorific content.
Definitely! Probiotics for the gut are not gender-specific, so Optibac Probiotics One Week Flat is suitable for everyone over the age of 4 years who wishes to support occasional bloating, gut health, and digestion*. This includes men, women and trans and non-binary people, too!
Yes! Optibac Probiotics One Week Flat is carefully formulated to have a slightly sweet, ‘neutral’ flavour which most people find pleasant to take. However, be reassured that the supplement contains no added flavourings, sugar, or sweeteners – the mild sweet taste comes from the natural Fructooligosaccharide (FOS) fibres.
|One Week Flat (28 sachets)||Bifido & Fibre (30 sachets)||Every Day (30 capsules)||For Women (30 capsules)|
|Suitability||Gas or Bloating||Regularity||General Digestive||Intimate Flora|
|Dosage||1 daily||1-4 daily||1 daily||1-2 daily|