For Cholesterol Probiotics

30 sachets |1 month's supply

4.8/5 (22 reviews) Read verified product reviews
4.8/5 (22 reviews) Read verified product reviews
Dr Sasivimol Ahmed PhD, PG Dip (Personalised Nutrition), BSc (Food Science)
If you look at the quality of the strains, the number of billions, and the number of capsules/sachets per pack, Optibac is unbeatable value for money.
Dr Sasivimol Ahmed
Dr Sasivimol Ahmed PhD, PG Dip (Personalised Nutrition), BSc (Food Science)

Who is it for?

For cholesterol is a high quality friendly bacteria supplement specially formulated for those concerned about their cholesterol levels. With Omega 3 Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) to support the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels and added Vitamin B1 to support heart function. Now in delicious vanilla flavour.

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  • During pregnancy

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  • Dairy free

    Dairy free

  • GMO free

    GMO free

  • During breastfeeding

    During breastfeeding

  • Vegan


Key benefits

Probiotics with ALA for cholesterol

  • Highly researched strains Optibac Probiotics For Cholesterol contains three well-researched probiotic strains at a combined strength of 1.2 billion live cultures per sachet
  • With Omega-3 for your cholesterol Contains 300mg alpha-linolenic acid (a form of Omega-3) shown to help to maintain normal cholesterol levels (as part of the 2g recommended daily intake of ALA in a balanced diet)
  • Now with Vitamin B1 Our brand-new formulation also includes Vitamin B1 to support heart function
  • Scientifically proven High-quality live cultures strains shown to survive stomach acidity and reach the gut alive
  • For daily use Recommended for daily use for at least three months or on an ongoing basis
  • Natural and vegan Now suitable for vegans, this supplement is safe to take alongside statins or cholesterol-lowering medication* with no risk of undesirable side effects
  • Easy to use New one-a-day formula; delicious vanilla-flavored powder can be taken alone or mixed into cool, non-acidic food or drink, with no need for refrigeration
  • Highly recommended From the UK’s most trusted & recommended brand of probiotic supplements.


*Do not stop or reduce the dose of your cholesterol lowering medication without the support of your doctor.

Probiotic strains

  • Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7527
  • Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7528
  • Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7529

Added nutrients

  • Vitamin B1
  • Alpha-linolenic acid
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Complements gut bacteria


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Customer reviews

4.8/5 (22 reviews)
  • After seeing research on the exciting field of probiotics and being put on statins by my Doctor, which I could not tolerate due to side effects, I began a serious regimen of diet, citrus bergamot and Optibac's cholesterol lowering probiotic. Additionally, I changed by exercise routine up a bit to include more cardio exercises (5x week). My Cholesterol went from 227 in late May to 161 when recently tested. My LDL ratio went from 4.3 to 2.5. I consider Optibac's product an important part of that strategy and success and include it in my daily regimen.

    Bruce Miller- 22nd September 2022

  • I eat very healthily so was very surprised to have my cholesterol flagged as an area of mild concern (borderline levels) by my doctor after a routine blood test. I didn't want to take any medication so thought I would try For Cholesterol and took it for 3 months as recommended. I didn't make any other changes to my diet or exercise regime. After my second blood test my doctor made another appointment to speak to me again, so I was worried that my cholesterol readings had got worse. But the reason the doctor made the second appointment was because he was so astounded by the second blood test results and wanted to ask me what I had been doing differently! I was very pleased to tell him, and I have continued to take the supplement on an ongoing basis. It's really easy to take every morning with my breakfast (I just pop it into cool water) and it tastes lovely, so I will be including it as part of my everyday health maintenance regime going forward.

    Lynne- 6th July 2022

  • Wow, I am super impressed with this product. I have been taking it for 3 months and I am so amazed. Really happy with my cholesterol results now. It even tastes great. Thank you

    JOANNE MATTHEWS- 22nd March 2022

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Camilla Gray
Camilla Gray DipCNM Nutritional Therapist

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We are the UK's most trusted & recommended brand of friendly bacteria supplements.

† As determined in an independent survey of 1000 British women.

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  • How to use

    Recommended use

    Natural food supplement suitable for adults with the following recommendations:

    • Take 1 sachet daily, preferably with breakfast.
    • Product is orosoluble, so may be taken directly into the mouth
    • If preferred, product may be dissolved in water and consumed immediately
    • 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*.

    * Do not stop or reduce the dose of your cholesterol lowering medication without the support of your doctor.


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


    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.

    Probiotics for cholesterol are dietary supplements and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Natural cholesterol 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.

    *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Probiotic supplements are not drugs and therefore are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.

  • Ingredients


    Bulking agents: sorbitol, corn fibre; Alpha-linolenic acid (300mg); sweetener: xylitol; anti-caking agent: organic rice fibre; Live cultures: Lactobacillus plantarum CECT7527, Lactobacillus plantarum CECT7528, Lactobacillus plantarum CECT7529; vanilla flavoring; Vitamin B1 (0.22mg, 20% NRV) * Nutrient Reference Value

    Each sachet guarantees 1.2 billion CFU.

    The beneficial effects of Alpha-linolenic acid are obtained with a daily intake of 2g, as a part of a balanced diet.


    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian
    • Dairy free
    • Gluten free
    • Soy free
    • Suitable in pregnancy
    • Suitable for breastfeeding
    • GMO free
    • Free from artificial colorings and preservatives
    • No chemicals or parabens

    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 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.

    Format Sachet
    CFU 1.2 billion
    Added Ingredients Vitamin B1
    Recommended Use 1 sachet daily
    Age Range Adult
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Customer Questions

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

With very few exceptions, probiotics are extremely safe supplements for most people to take from birth into old age (1,2). There are only a few individuals for whom probiotics may not be appropriate, such as adults or children who are immune-compromised – please see our safety information for more details. If you have any serious health condition, you should always speak to your doctor before taking any natural supplement.

1. Jacobsen et al. (1999). 'Screening of probiotic activities of 47 strains of Lactobacillus spp. by in vitro techniques and evaluation of the colonisation ability of 5 selected strains in humans'. Applied and Environmental Microbiology; 65(11): 4949-4956 2. Doron, S., & Snydman, D. R. (2015). Risk and safety of probiotics. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 60 Suppl 2(Suppl 2), S129–S134.
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It is perfectly safe to take Optibac Probiotics For Cholesterol at the same time as statins or cholesterol-lowering medication, with no risk of undesirable side effects.

The Omega-3 essential fatty acid, Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), has undergone numerous clinical trials demonstrating its efficacy at helping to maintain normal blood cholesterol levels, and the ability of this particular Omega-3 to support healthy cholesterol levels has been validated by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)*. The beneficial effects of Alpha-linolenic acid are obtained with a daily intake of 2g, as a part of a balanced diet.

The strains in Optibac Probiotics For Cholesterol, Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7527, Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7528, and Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7529 are scientifically proven to pass through stomach acidity and survive to reach the gut alive. All three probiotic strains have been clinically trialled in those with high cholesterol(1) and were found to offer positive benefits on cholesterol levels.

1. Fuentes, et al. (2013) Cholesterol-lowering efficacy of Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7527, 7528 and 7529 in hypercholesterolaemic adults. Br. J. Nutr. 109, 10. 1866-72
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It’s recommended to take our probiotic supplement For Cholesterol over a minimum period of three months. In a clinical trial, the three strains in For Cholesterol, Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7527, Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7528 and Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7529, were administered daily for 3 months(1). For best results, however, it’s best to take it on an ongoing basis. Probiotics are considered to be safe for long-term use(2) and ongoing use is recommended for the support of various health conditions(3).

1. Fuentes, et al. (2013) Cholesterol-lowering efficacy of Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7527, 7528 and 7529 in hypercholesterolaemic adults. Br. J. Nutr. 109, 10. 1866-72. 2. Iannitti, T. and Palmieri, B. (2010). Therapeutical use of probiotic formulations in clinical practice. Clinical Nutrition, 29(6): 701-725. 3. Tomasz, B., Zoran, S., Jarosław, W., Ryszard, M., Marcin, G., Robert, B., Piotr, K., Lukasz, K., Jacek, P., Piotr, G., Przemysław, P., & Michał, D. (2014). Long-term use of probiotics Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium has a prophylactic effect on the occurrence and severity of pouchitis: a randomized prospective study. BioMed research international, 2014, 208064.
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Yes, absolutely! Optibac Probiotics For Cholesterol is now suitable to be taken by vegetarians and vegans. It is also soy-free, yeast-free, dairy-free & gluten-free (suitable for those with coeliac disease) so should be appropriate for most diets.

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) has been shown to contribute to the normal functioning of the heart. The ability of this particular vitamin to support heart health has been validated by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)*. Optibac Probiotics For Cholesterol contains 0.22mg thiamine, 20% of the recommended daily intake.

Optibac Probiotics For Cholesterol is a high-quality specialist supplement designed for adults seeking to maintain healthy cholesterol levels and normal heart function. It contains three highly researched friendly bacteria strains with added vitamin B1 (thiamine) and Omega-3 ALA (alpha linolenic acid). The all-natural probiotic powder has a delicious vanilla flavor and is presented in easy-to-take stick sachets. The powder can be poured directly into the mouth - there’s no need to mix it with liquids - so can be taken whenever it’s convenient (but ideally with the first meal of the day).

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