Kids Gummies Probiotics

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Overview

Naturally delicious strawberry probiotic gummies for kids. Contains the scientifically proven friendly bacteria strain Bacillus coagulans Unique IS-2 and FOS fibres. Combined with Vitamin D and Calcium to easily support your child’s immune^ and digestive* health daily.

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Probiotic Strains

  • Bacillus coagulans Unique IS-2

Added nutrients

  • Vitamin D3
  • Calcium
  • FOS fibers
  • Product Description

  • How To Use

  • Ingredients

  • Help & Advice

  • Reviews

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  • Product Description

    Probiotic gummies for kids

    Probiotics for kids aged 3 years and over - these soft, chewable fruit gummies provide high quality probiotic bacteria, vitamin D and calcium in a delicious format. 

    Key benefits

    • Supports your child’s immune and gut health in one supplement – includes Vitamin D and Calcium, plus probiotics and prebiotic FOS; all in one easy-to-take daily supplement especially formulated for kids aged 3+.
    • A natural choice – made purely from a base of fruit (juices/purees) and pectin (from apple/citrus), with absolutely no hidden nasties; no additives or preservatives, no sugar syrups or artifical colorings!
    • Deliciously fruity – extensively taste-tested by children, Kids Gummies is a mouthwateringly delicious supplement which will win over even the fussiest child.
    • No artificial sweeteners - unlike other gummies and yoghurt products that use sugar syrups, sugar alcohols and or artificial sweeteners (some using as much as 3 teaspoons per individual serving), the sweetness in Kids Gummies comes from the natural fruit sugars.
    • Highly researched – contains the probiotic strain Bacillus coagulans Unique IS-2, one of the most researched strains of Bacillus for children
    • Vegan – a vegan alternative to dairy based yoghurts and yoghurt drinks and other gummies that use gelatine (from animal source).
    • 100% plastic free packaging – perfect for those who are trying to limit their use of plastic, Kids Gummies comes in a home compostable pouch made from plant fibres and a fully recyclable FSC-certified carton.
    • Highly recommended - from the brand of friendly bacteria supplements most trusted by parents. As determined in an independent UK survey of 1,000 people, August 2020.

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  • How To Use

    Recommended use

    • 1 Kids Gummy a day, with or without food.
    • One Kids Gummy contains 2 billion Bacillus coagulans Unique IS-2, prebiotic FOS (0.55g), Vitamin D3 (5mcg) and Calcium (120mg).
    • Anyone consuming this product must be able to chew solid food.
    • Do not exceed daily recommended dosage.
    • Can be used on an ongoing basis.

    Storage instructions

    • Store in a cool, dry place below 25°C.

    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.

    How Do I Choose The Best Probiotic Gummies?

    When choosing probiotic gummies for your child, you want to choose a delicious gummy you know your kids will want to eat. The best children’s probiotic gummies should be made from natural ingredients, and contain a high-quality probiotic strain suitable for children. Bacillus coagulans Unique IS-2 is one of the most well-researched bacillus strains for gut health in children1,2,3 and is an ideal strain for kids’ probiotic gummies.

    How Do Probiotic Gummies Work?

    Optibac Kids Gummies contain a species of friendly bacteria, Bacillus coagulans, that has the ability to form a protective layer around itself, making it highly resistant to acid, heat and the harsh conditions of the mouth and stomach5. This ensures it gets to the gut alive and starts to flourish. These children’s probiotic gummies also contain prebiotic fibers (FOS) which increase natural gut bacteria, calcium which contributes to the normal function of digestive enzymes, and vitamin D3 which contributes to the normal function of the immune system, making these an ideal supplement for all-round gut and immune support.

    What is Bacillus coagulans good for?

    The Bacillus coagulans Unique IS-2 strain in Optibac Kids Gummies has been shown to support digestive health1,2,3,4, and immune health6.

    How Should My Child Take Probiotic Gummies?

    Optibac Kids Gummies are chewable and easy-to-take – just one a day, with or without food. They can be given for short periods whenever you think your child needs extra support, but it’s safe, and recommended, for them to be taken daily on an ongoing basis.

    How Many Probiotic Gummies Can Kids Take?

    As these delicious gummies are taste-tested by children, you might find your child wants to eat more than one! If they do, don’t worry too much - it’s not thought to be possible to ‘overdose’ on probiotics, and the added ingredients, vitamin D and calcium, have safe upper limits which are many times the levels included in our Kids Gummies. So an extra gummy or two occasionally is fine; however, in general it’s best to stick to the recommended daily dose, especially if your child takes other vitamin and mineral supplements containing vitamin D and calcium7.

    When Should Kids Take Probiotic Gummies?

    When it comes to deciding the best time to take probiotic gummies, it is helpful to know Optibac Kids Gummies can be taken any time of the day, with or without food. This means you can either give them at mealtimes as part of your child’s daily health regime, or take them with you wherever you go, and give them whenever it is most convenient.

    What Is the Difference Between Gummies vs Capsules or Powder?

    Capsule and powder products usually contain strains of Lactobacilli or Bifidobacteria, whereas in our Kids Gummies we use Bacillus coagulans Unique IS-2 because it is more resilient to moisture, acid and heat, making it more suitable for use in this format. Some children love gummies, but others prefer drops or capsules, or to have their flavorless probiotic powder mixed in with their yogurt or cereal. It is up to you and your child which format you prefer to take as your probiotic supplement. If your child has a particular health condition, you may also like to consider which probiotic strains your supplement contains, to ensure they take the probiotic strain(s) which have been researched for that condition.

    References

    1. Asgarshirazi, M., Shariat, M. and Dalili, H. (2015) ‘Comparison of the Effects of pH-Dependent Peppermint Oil and Synbiotic Lactol (Bacillus coagulans + Fructooligosaccharides) on Childhood Functional Abdominal Pain: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Study’, Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal, 17(4), pp. e23844-undefined. doi: 10.5812/ircmj.17(4)2015.23844.
    2. Saneian, H. et al. (2015) ‘Synbiotic containing Bacillus coagulans and fructo-oligosaccharides for functional abdominal pain in children’, Gastroenterol Hepatol Bed Bench, 8(1), pp. 56–65.
    3. Sudha, M. R. et al. (2018) ‘Efficacy of Bacillus coagulans Unique IS2 in treatment of irritable bowel syndrome in children: a double blind, randomised placebo controlled study’, Beneficial Microbes, 9(4), pp. 563–572. doi: 10.3920/BM2017.0129.
    4. Saneian, H. et al. (2013) ‘Comparison of Lactobacillus Sporogenes plus mineral oil and mineral oil alone in the treatment of childhood functional constipation’, J Res Med Sci, 18(2), pp. 85–8.
    5. Ahire, J. J., Neelamraju, J. and Madempudi, R. S. (2020) ‘Behavior of Bacillus coagulans Unique IS2 spores during passage through the simulator of human intestinal microbial ecosystem (SHIME) model’, LWT, 124, p. 109196. doi: 10.1016/j.lwt.2020.109196.
    6. Upadhyaya, S. and Banerjee, G. (2011) ‘Enhancement of Natural Killer Cell Activity in Immuno-compressed Elderly Subjects by Bacillus, International Journal of Probiotics and Prebiotics, 6
    7. Vitamin D (2020) Retrieved from: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamins-and-minerals/vitamin-d/ (accessed 5-3-21)

    Safety

    Live probiotic cultures 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, children 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 food supplement and is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a healthy diet and lifestyle. If child is taking any medications or has a serious medical condition, consult a doctor before use. Optibac supplements will not cause dependency and may be used on an ongoing basis.

    Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this product.

  • Ingredients

    Ingredients per gummy Kids Gummies Supplement fact panel

    Prebiotic FOS (Fructooligosaccharides) 0.55g; apple juice concentrate; apple puree concentrate; strawberry puree concentrate; Calcium (as tricalcium phosphate) (120mg: 17%DV 3 years / 10%DV 4 years+); lemon juice concentrate; pectin; black carrot juice concentrate (for color); natural flavor; citrus fiber; Probiotic cultures: Bacillus coagulans Unique IS-2; Vitamin D3 (5mcg: 33%DV 3 years / 25%DV 4 years+)

    Each gummy contains 2 billion CFU of good bacteria. Guaranteed until the date of expiry.

    Suitability

    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian
    • Dairy free
    • Gluten free
    • Yeast free
    • GMO free
    • Free from artificial flavorings, colorings and preservatives
    • No chemicals or parabens

    Due to the natural ingredients, there may be some color variation over time. This does not affect the quality of the product.

    This product should not be used as a substitute for a healthy and varied diet.

  • Help & Advice

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    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

    • Bought from my local health store (reapers). My daughter 5 absolutely loves the taste of these. She is a super fussy eater and has very sensitive taste and smell! I’ve had liquid probiotics in the past and she hated them so to have something she enjoys really makes it so much easier as a parent trying to get the good bugs into her! I’m waiting for my 2.5tear old to turn 3 so he can start on them to! I recommend to all of my friends with children.

      Aimee youles - 25th November 2021

    • My son (age 9) is still a super fussy eater, so its really hard to find anything he will take happily. These gummies have been a hit and I know how important gut health is to their overall wellbeing and Immunity so I'm delighted that he will take them so willingly. The additional Calcium and Vitamin D is an added bonus on top of the friendly bacteria. Great product OptiBac!

      Heidi - 1st September 2021

    • I’ve don’t my research as we are supporting my eldest who has some gut dysbiosis. Optibac are recommended by all the nutritionists and natural health practitioners we have worked with, and both my kids love these new gummies. Thank you!

      Jessica - 5th May 2021

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  • Delivery & Returns

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    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

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    Worldwide Delivery

    • We deliver to more than 50 countries.
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    • 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.

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