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Expertly formulated especially for babies, toddlers and children up to 12 years old.
We also have gummies and liquid drops - view the children's range of friendly bacteria supplements
I have used this since my son was 8-9 months old and my goodness it works wonders.. it’s the only reason I started using it as I’m well aware gut health is so important, as soon as he takes this there is an instant difference this product is literally a life saver
My son prefer the old formula, it was much testy and easy to dissolve . I found the formula test funny and when you put them in your mouth the powder won’t easy get dissolved with water instead it is getting hard and stuck on your teeth. I wish you bring back the old formula.
Bought this to try and see if it would help as I suspect that antibiotics given to a newborn don't bode well for long term gut health - and saw this to be the case myself. She's been taking this now for a month and a half and I can say it has helped a LOT. I feel good in knowing we are potentially restoring some of what was lost so early on in her life. I really recommend giving this a try.
Looking for a delicious alternative for children aged 3 years+? Try our new friendly bacteria fruit gummies for kids.
Store in a cool, dry place below 25°C and out of direct sunlight.
If your children prefer drops or gummies, then check out our other highly researched, specifically formulated kids’ products in our Shop.
Live 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, short bowel syndrome, or patients with open wounds following major surgery; unless under a doctor's care. Keep out of reach of children.
Gut health supplements are not intended to prevent, treat or diagnose any medical conditions. If taking probiotic supplements for gut health, note that these should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. 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.
Stabiliser: maltodextrin (natural source); Fructooligosaccharides (FOS 0.5g); Live cultures: Bifidobacterium breve M-16V®, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001; Vitamin D3 (2.5 µg100IU, 50% NRV*)
*Nutrient Reference Value
Each sachet contains 3 billion live cultures guaranteed until the date of expiry.
|No. Live Cultures||3 billion|
|Added Ingredients||Vitamin D3
|Recommended Use||1 sachet daily|
|Age Range||Newborn to 12 years|
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Standard 2nd class: £2.50
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1st class: £3.95
Allow 1-3 working days (Monday - Friday) for delivery
Express Next Day (Tracked): £6.95 (Dispatching Friday 30th December)
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Please be aware of Christmas Bank holidays.
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If you have changed your mind, you can return goods, at your cost, unopened within 14 days for refund or exchange, this does not affect your statutory rights.
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
Live cultures are very safe (1,2) and you can’t ‘overdose’ on them. But in general, 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 – and keep an eye on their daily Vitamin D intake. If you have any concerns, please contact our nutrition team.
(1). Athalye-Jap G et al. (2017). Bifidobacterium breve M-16V as a probiotic for preterm 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
It's best to choose a high-quality children’s live cultures supplement which has been specifically researched and designed for kids. Optibac Babies & Children contains three friendly bacteria strains which have been clinically tested in thousands of babies and children (1,2,3,4,5).
(1). Athalye-Jape G et al (2017) Bifidobacterium breve M-16V as a probiotic for preterm 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 (3). Wickens K et al (2008) A differential effect of 2 probiotics in the prevention of eczema and atopy: a double blind, randomised, placebo controlled trial. Atopic dermatitis and skin disease122 (4): 788-794. (4). Kumpu, M. et al (2012) Milk containing probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG and respiratory illness in children: a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (66) 1020-1023 (5). Hojsak, I., Snovak, N., et al. (2010) ‘Lactobacillus GG in the prevention of gastrointestinal and respiratory tract infections in children who attend day care centers: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial’, Clinical Nutrition, 29(3). doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2009.09.008.
If you were previously using BioKult Infantis, you will know that it has been discontinued. Fortunately, Optibac Babies & Children is an ideal BioKult Infantis alternative! Like BioKult Infantis, our friendly bacteria sachets contain added Fructooligosaccharide (FOS) fibres to increase natural gut bacteria, and Vitamin D to support immune health. But unlike BioKult Infantis, Optibac Babies & Children is dairy-free, vegetarian, and contains the world's most researched live cultures strain (1), Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, extensively studied in infants and children.
(1) 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.
Yes, Optibac Babies & Children is vegetarian, and it’s also gluten and dairy-free. There is no dairy present at any stage of the manufacturing and the friendly bacteria strains are vegan, but the added Vitamin D3 is vegetarian.
Live cultures for children are dietary supplements containing types of friendly bacteria commonly found in a child’s gut. Optibac Babies & Children contains Bifidobacterium breve M-16V ®and Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG which have been clinically researched in children (1,2) and are particularly suitable for a child’s developing digestive system.
(1). Athalye-Jape G et al. (2017). Bifidobacterium breve M-16V as a probiotic for preterm 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.
We recommend giving Optibac Babies & Children with the first meal of the day when stomach acidity is at its most neutral. Giving children their friendly bacteria at this time, with food, helps to buffer the delicate live cultures against stomach acids, and ensures that they pass safely through this harsh environment and into the gut.
|Babies & Children (30 sachets) - 30 sachets||Baby Drops (30 servings) - 30 servings||Kids Gummies (30 gummies) - 30 gummies|
|Age/Life Stage||0-12 years||0-3 years||3 years +|
|Dosage||1-2 daily||8 drops daily||1 daily|
|Added Nutrients||Vitamin D||Vitamin D & Calcium|