For Cholesterol Probiotics

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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 flavor.

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Probiotic Strains

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

Added nutrients

  • Vitamin B1
  • Alpha-linolenic acid
  • Product Description

  • How To Use

  • Ingredients

  • Help & Advice

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  • Product Description

    Probiotics with ALA for cholesterol

    Key benefits

    • 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, as determined in an independent survey of 1000 British women+

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

    New & Improved

    We’ve updated this supplement to a sachet form with added vitamin B1 to support the maintenance of a normal cholesterol levels. Now in a delicious vanilla flavor.

    Existing customers can continue to use it just as before.


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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.

    Customer Questions

    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.

    For how long should I take Optibac Probiotics For Cholesterol?

    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 months1. For best results, however, it’s best to take it on an ongoing basis. Probiotics are considered to be safe for long-term use2 and ongoing use is recommended for the support of various health conditions3.

    Who should take Optibac Probiotics For Cholesterol?

    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).

    Is Optibac Probiotics For Cholesterol suitable for vegetarians and vegans?

    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.

    Can I take probiotics with statins?

    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.

    Do probiotics help with cholesterol?

    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 cholesterol1 and were found to offer positive benefits on cholesterol levels.

    Can Omega-3 help lower cholesterol?

    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.

    Is thiamine good for the heart?

    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.

    Are probiotics safe?

    With very few exceptions, probiotics are extremely safe supplements for most people to take from birth into old age 5,6. 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.

    *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.


    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.


    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.
    4. ‘ALA contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels’ EU Register on nutrition and health claims
    5. 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
    6. 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.

  • 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.

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  • Reviews

    Customer reviews

    • 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

    • I’ve been taking these capsules for almost 2 years. My cholesterol is borderline so I thought it would be good to try these with the combined benefit of live cultures. The last time I had a blood test my figures were slightly down so I am more than happy to continue using Optibac in conjunction with a diet that supports Optibacs benefits to my overall health and well being.

      Bernie Lazenbury - 24th August 2020

    • Dear Optibac, I was so disappointed to find that the flax capsules with probiotics for cholesterol are not suitable for vegetarians and vegans. My favourite products are the Everyday but the old formula seemed to be more effective for me. I'm glad that you've removed the Titanium. It would be great to see your products in amber glass now in order to reduce plastic. Kind regards, Kim

      Kim - 29th August 2019

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