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Good quality probiotics which have helped my stomach feel more comfortable. Quick dispatch and delivery
Always take the every day probiotics as I feel much better when I do. Just bought my new bottle and happy to find that they are now in a glass container instead of plastic, and I understand that all the Optibac products will be changed in due course.
Before I started taking Optibac 'Every Day', I was frequently bloated and the flatulence - my goodness! Faced with the number of products, I emailed for advice and received the most detailed, well explained reply from the Nutritional team leader, Camilla Gray, which surprised and impressed me. She recommended I start with 'One Week Flat', which I did, and by the end of the week, I noticed a difference, especially in the evening. I've now been taking the 'Every Day' for a month and I can honestly say its made a wonderful difference. Yes, there is still some flatulence, but, as she pointed out, that's normal. The main thing is, I no longer sound as if I'm the entire wind section of an orchestra! I want to say a big 'thank you' to Camilla for her advice and her follow-up email a month later (she asked first if it would be ok to email me again) to see how I was getting on. Such attentive customer service, which, sadly, is a rare thing nowadays.
For best results take 1 capsule daily, preferably with breakfast
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, 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. 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 healthy diet and 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: potato starch; Live cultures: Lactobacillus rhamnosus Rosell-11, Lactobacillus acidophilus/helveticus Rosell-52, Bifidobacterium longum Rosell-175, Bifidobacterium breve Rosell-70, Bifidobacterium bifidum Rosell-71, Lactococcus lactis Rosell-1058; Fructooligosaccharides (FOS 88mg), vegetarian capsule: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose; anti-caking agent: vegetable magnesium stearate; antioxidant: ascorbic acid
Each capsule guarantees 5 billion live cultures + 88mg FOS fibres.
Suitable for vegetarian diets. Dairy is not an ingredient. However, it is used in production. Any minute traces would not affect those with lactose intolerance.
Following the taxonomic updates advised by a global team of scientists and published in April 2020, a reclassification has been proposed for the L. rhamnosus species. The Lactobacillus rhamnosus strain in Every Day may therefore now also be known as Lacticaseibacillus rhamnosus Rosell-11.
|No. Live Cultures||5 billion|
|Added Ingredients||FOS Fibres|
|Recommended Use||1 capsule 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
Some people like to take specific live cultures strains at certain times, for example during pregnancy, or during the winter flu season. However, most people prefer to take a daily live cultures supplement on an ongoing basis to complement their gut bacteria. Research (1,2) to date suggests that long-term use is fine, as the body does not become dependent on the good bacteria.
(1). Mimura, T. et al. (2004). 'Once daily high dose probiotic therapy (VSL#3) for maintaining remission in recurrent or refractory pouchitis'. Gut, 53(1): 108-114. (2). 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
If looking for alternatives to brands like Symprove, you should compare the cost, the recommended daily amount, and the quality of the strains. A high-quality supplement always lists the full strain names of the bacteria, not just the species, so you can check the supporting research. Optibac Every Day is a great alternative to Symprove and other similar brands; it out-performs most comparable products not only on price, but also on quality of the strains it contains.
The number of strains is not the most important thing to look for in a daily live cultures supplement. It is best to select a supplement containing highly researched friendly bacteria. Optibac Every Day contains the world-renowned Lactobacillus acidophilus/helveticus Rosell-52 and Lactobacillus rhamnosus Rosell-11®, proven to survive stomach acidity and reach the gut alive(1)
1. Nagulesapillai, V., Belvis, J., Tompkins, T. and Girard, S.-A. (2017), Detection and Quantification of Probiotic Strains in Clinical Fecal Samples of Healthy Adults by Real-time PCR. The FASEB Journal, 31: lb207-lb207. https://doi.org/10.1096/fasebj.31.1_supplement.lb207
Yes, it is safe and generally advisable to take a daily friendly bacteria supplement. Good bacteria only colonise in the gut for a few weeks and research(1,2,3) suggests that taking regular digestive supplements helps to complement the gut microbiome.
1. Mimura, T. et al. (2004). 'Once daily high dose probiotic therapy (VSL#3) for maintaining remission in recurrent or refractory pouchitis'. Gut, 53(1): 108-114 2. 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 3. Nagulesapillai, V., Belvis, J., Tompkins, T. and Girard, S.-A. (2017), Detection and Quantification of Probiotic Strains in Clinical Fecal Samples of Healthy Adults by Real-time PCR. The FASEB Journal, 31: lb207-lb207. https://doi.org/10.1096/fasebj.31.1_supplement.lb207
|Every Day (90 capsules) - 90 capsules||Every Day EXTRA (90 capsules) - 90 capsules||Every Day MAX (30 capsules) - 30 capsules||Immune Support (30 capsules) - 30 capsules|
|Suitability||General Digestive||General Digestive||General Digestive||Immune Health|
|Billions/CFU||5 billion||20 billion||75 billion||5 billion|
|Pack size/Supply||3 months' supply||3 months' supply||1 month supply||1 month's supply|