Babies & Children Probiotics

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Vegetarian

Vegetarian

Gluten free

Gluten free

GMO free

GMO free

Dairy free

Dairy free

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Overview

Developed especially for babies and children, this probiotic supplement contains a unique blend of 3 of the most scientifically researched strains for children from birth to 12 years, as well as prebiotic FOS and added vitamin D3. These strains have been shown to support digestive and immune health and wellbeing.

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Probiotic Strains

  • Bifidobacterium breve M-16V®
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001

Added nutrients

  • Vitamin D3
  • Prebiotics FOS
  • Product Description

  • How To Use

  • Ingredients

  • Help & Advice

  • Reviews

  • Delivery & Returns

  • Product Description

    Probiotics for children

    Created especially for babies, toddlers, and children up to 12 years old.

    Key benefits

    • Highly researched – contains three high-quality probiotic strains, including L. rhamnosus GG, the most scientifically studied strain in the world
    • Expertly formulated children’s probiotic – suitable for use from birth to 12 years, with strains of probiotic bacteria natural to the infant gut
    • Gut and immune support – clinically trialled in thousands of infants and toddlers, and shown to support children’s digestive and immune health
    • Scientifically proven – shown to survive stomach acidity and reach the gut alive
    • With prebiotics and Vitamin D3 – contains added prebiotic FOS to increase natural gut bacteria and Vitamin D3 to maintain immune health
    • A more natural option – vegetarian and gluten free, and absolutely no added sugars, artificial flavors or colors
    • Easy to use – comes in a flavorless powder format that can be taken alone or mixed into cool, non-acidic food or drinks. No refrigeration necessary
    • Most trusted by parents – Optibac Probiotics is the probiotic brand most trusted by parents/mums, as determined in an independent survey of 1000 people across the UK

     

     

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  • How To Use

    Preparation

    • Best taken with a meal, preferably with breakfast.
    • Simply mix with your child's favorite foods or drinks - sprinkle the powder over cereal, mix in with yogurt or dissolve in water or cold milk.
    • Can be taken with formula milk - simply add to the bottle once it has cooled down to room temperature (as heat reduces the viability of natural bacteria).
    • For breastfed babies, powder can be applied to nipple or clean finger for baby to suckle.

    Recommended amount

    • Give one sachet daily.
    • If desired or professionally directed, can be increased to 2 sachets a day.

    Looking for a delicious alternative for children aged 3 years+? Try our new friendly bacteria fruit gummies for kids.

    Storage instructions

    Store in a cool, dry place below 25°C (77°F) and out of direct sunlight.

    Customer Questions

    All questions answered by Dr. Kate Stephens PhD (Food and Microbial Sciences) BSc(Hons) Medical Microbiology and probiotic expert Kerry Beeson BSc (Nut. Med.) Nutritional Therapist.

    Can you give a child too many probiotics?

    Probiotics are very safe for children1,2 and it’s not thought to be possible to ‘overdose’ on them. The added ingredient in Optibac Probiotics Babies & Children, vitamin D, also has a safe upper limit which is many times the level included in this supplement. But generally it's best to stick to our recommended daily amount of 1-2 sachets, especially if your child takes other vitamin supplements containing vitamin D. If you have any concerns, please contact our nutrition team.

    Is Babies & Children a vegetarian supplement?

    Yes Optibac Probiotics Babies & Children is vegetarian. There is no dairy present at any stage of the manufacturing,and the probiotic strains are vegan, but the added vitamin D3 is vegetarian.

    Is Optibac Babies & Children a good alternative to Biokult Infantis?

    If you were previously using BioKult Infantis supplement for your children, you will know that this product has been discontinued. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered! Optibac Babies & Children is an ideal BioKult Infantis alternative, and you may find that your children prefer it. Like the BioKult Infantis probiotic sachets, our Babies & Children sachets contain Fructooligosaccharide (FOS) fibres to nourish and maintain natural gut bacteria, and vitamin D to support immune health. But unlike BioKult Infantis, Optibac Babies & Children is also dairy-free and suitable for vegetarians.

    Optibac Babies & Children doesn’t contain a B. infantis strain or a generic multi-strain probiotic formula. Instead, we’ve carefully selected the three high-quality probiotic strains in Babies & Children, including the world’s most researched live cultures strain3, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, because they’re extensively and specifically researched in infants and children.

    If your children prefer drops or gummies, then check out our other highly researched, specifically formulated kids’ probiotic products in our Shop.

    Safety

    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 lifestyle and varied diet. 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.

    References

    1. Athalye-Jape G et al. (2017). Bifidobacterium breve M-16V as a probiotic for pretern infants: A strain specific review. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 42 (4): 677-688.
    2. Manzoni, P. et al (2011) Routine Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG administration in VLBW infants: A retrospective, 6-year cohort study. Early Human Development (87) 35–38.
    3. Dronkers, T. M. G., Ouwehand, A. C. and Rijkers, G. T. (2020) ‘Global analysis of clinical trials with probiotics’, Heliyon, 6(7). doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e04467.3

  • Ingredients

    Ingredients Supplement fact panel of Babies & Children

    Vitamin D3 (2.5mcg 100IU, 25% DV 0-12 months); prebiotic (FOS) (500mg); Probiotic blend: Bifidobacterium breve M-16V®, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001; maltodextrin

    Each sachet contains 3 billion CFU guaranteed until the date of expiry.

    Suitability

    • Vegetarian
    • Dairy free
    • Gluten free
    • Yeast free
    • Soy free
    • GMO free
    • No added sugars
    • Free from artificial flavorings, colorings and preservatives
    • No chemicals or parabens
  • Help & Advice

    Talk to our experts

    If you have a specific question or need some advice on which product to choose please email enquiries@optibacprobiotics.com or click on the link below for our contact form

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  • Reviews

    Customer reviews

    • Since my older daughter was born 7yearsagain, I started to buy this product; they work so well. I'm feeding my second daughter with this product again.

      yili Zhao - 27th January 2022

      Verified Customer

    • Totally love this product, I have both my children on these probiotics my eldest boy being 6 and my youngest girl being 9 months. It supports both of them with immunity and helps my little girl with wind after her bottle. I put the powder in her last bottle at night and she sleeps through contently. When I have run out previously she has woken several times so I know they must be helping her stomach.

      Elizabeth Parrish - 14th December 2021

    • Excellent product!

      stela - 22nd July 2021

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  • Delivery & Returns

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    Coronavirus Update

    We ship all USA orders from our warehouse in Hampshire in the UK. Due to the ongoing global pandemic many US, European and Worldwide postal routes are seeing increased transit times. Delivery times provided on this site are therefore a guide and not a guarantee. Express Services largely remain unaffected however these routes are typically subject to local tax and duties at customs.

    USA standard shipping: $4.99

    International postal order - typically deatched and delivered within 5-10 working days.
    Free standard shipping on orders over $100.

    USA express shipping: $6.99

    We use DHL and orders are typically dispatched and delivered within 2-5 working days.

     

     

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    • We are unable to ship orders to PO boxes.
    • Product prices on this website are always shown in US dollars (USD $) and exclude tax - tax is not applicable as orders are fulfilled from the UK.

    Worldwide Delivery

    • We deliver to more than 50 countries.
    • Shipping is charged at cost - please note that duties may apply.
    • Please allow 3-7 working days for delivery within Europe and 5-12 days to all other destinations. Includes order tracking.  
    • If you are located within the United Kingdom or Europe, we recommended switching to our UK website.
    • International deliveries might currently take a little longer due to the global coronavirus situation. Please refer to the webpage of our international delivery provider DHL to confirm the number of days it takes to receive your order and whether they currently ship to your country.
    • Most international delivery prices are dependent on the size and weight of your order and where it is being sent. You'll be shown the final price of shipping in the checkout, before payment, once we have your address and order details.
    • Long distance shipping and short-term exposure to high temperatures will not compromise the viability of our products. Customers living in very hot countries should store the products out of direct sunlight and refrigerate if the option is available.

    For more details regarding international orders, currency conversion and applicable tax for orders outside the USA, please take a look at our delivery FAQ.