*Do not stop or reduce the dose of your cholesterol lowering medication without the support of your doctor.
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.
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.
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
Natural food supplement suitable for adults with the following recommendations:
* 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.
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.
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.
|Added Ingredients||Vitamin B1|
|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
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. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/civ085
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
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. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/208064
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).
|For Cholesterol (30 sachets) - 30 sachets||Every Day EXTRA (30 capsules) - 30 capsules||Every Day MAX (30 capsules) - 30 capsules|
|Suitability||Cholesterol||General Digestive||General Digestive|
|Billions/CFU||1.2 billion||20 billion||75 billion|
|Added Nutrients||Alpha-linolenic acid & Vitamin B1|