Every Day EXTRA

30 capsules |1 month's supply

4.8/5 (96 reviews) Read verified product reviews
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Dr Sasivimol Ahmed PhD, PG Dip (Personalised Nutrition), BSc (Food Science)
If you look at the quality of the strains, the number of billions, and the number of capsules/sachets per pack, Optibac is unbeatable value for money.
Dr Sasivimol Ahmed
Dr Sasivimol Ahmed PhD, PG Dip (Personalised Nutrition), BSc (Food Science)

Who is it for?

An advanced, high strength daily supplement to complement your body's natural gut bacteria. Suitable for vegans, Every Day EXTRA contains Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM®, the most researched acidophilus strain in the world.

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  • Vegetarian

    Vegetarian

  • Vegan

    Vegan

  • Gluten free

    Gluten free

  • During pregnancy

    During pregnancy

  • No dairy

    No dairy

  • During breastfeeding

    During breastfeeding

Key benefits

A high strength friendly bacteria supplement

An advanced friendly bacteria supplement suitable for vegans, vegetarians, and gluten-free, dairy-free or soy-free diets. Recommended for optimal daily support to complement your body’s natural gut bacteria.

  • An advanced supplement 20 billion live cultures scientifically proven to reach the gut alive.
  • High quality, multi-strain To complement your body’s natural gut bacteria
  • Extensively researched The strains in this supplement have been collectively studied in approx. 70 clinical trials
  • Expertly formulated Free from Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) fibres, and may be suitable for those with IBS
  • A more natural choice Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria naturally occur in the digestive tract.
  • Comprehensive formula With live cultures suited to both the small intestine (Lactobacillus) and large intestine (Bifidobacterium)
  • Vegan A vegan alternative to dairy based yoghurts and yoghurt drinks
  • Suitable for those on antibiotics Can be taken by those on a course of long-term antibiotics (2 hours away from the medication) or after a course of antibiotics
  • Highly recommended From the UK’s most trusted & recommended brand of friendly bacteria supplements.

Optibac Probiotics strains

  • Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM®
  • Lactobacillus paracasei Lpc-37®
  • Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07®
  • Bifidobacterium lactis Bl-04®
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Complements gut bacteria

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General digestive

Customer reviews

4.8/5 (96 reviews)
  • Great support from Camilla. Product ordered. Wonderful service!

    Karen Scales- 25th November 2022

  • Your product is worth it’s weight in gold! Digestive problems sorted, appetite great, l m also in good spirits, THANK YOU.

    Elizabeth Cowie- 21st September 2022

  • I wasn't sure whether to choose Every Day Extra or Max having tried the basic which helped sooth the system a bit but not as much as I would like. I emailed the advice team and received a thorough and helpful reply in which the pros and cons of each was pointed out. I have gone for Extra which has helped a lot.

    Anne- 22nd June 2022

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Help & advice

Speak to our team of experts (nutritionists, microbiologists and nutritional therapists) any time for free advice, with absolutely no obligation to buy.

Camilla Gray
Camilla Gray DipCNM Nutritional Therapist
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  • How to use

    Recommended use

    • For best results take 1 capsule daily, preferably with breakfast.
    • If desired, or professionally directed, can be increased to 2 capsules a day.
    • Can be used on an ongoing basis.
    • Suitable from 4 years onwards. For those unable to swallow capsules, the capsule can be opened and the contents mixed into cool food or drinks.
    • Do not exceed recommended daily dosage.

    Storage instructions

    • For best results, do not remove desiccant sachet from the glass jar and close lid firmly after each use.
    • Store in a cool, dry place below 25°C and out of direct sunlight. For maximum potency, can be refrigerated after opening.

     Safety

    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.

    This is a food supplement and is not intended to prevent, treat or diagnose any medical conditions. Probiotic supplements 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.

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    Ingredients

    Stabiliser: micro-crystalline cellulose; Live cultures: Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM®, Lactobacillus paracasei Lpc-37®, Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07®, Bifidobacterium lactis Bl-04®; vegetarian capsule: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose; anti-caking agents: vegetable magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide.

    Each capsule guarantees 20 billion live cultures.

    Suitability

    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian
    • No dairy
    • Gluten free
    • Soy free
    • Suitable in pregnancy
    • Suitable for breastfeeding
    • Yeast free
    • GMO free
    • Free from artificial flavourings, colourings and preservatives
    • No chemicals or parabens

    Visit the Probiotics Database to find out more about Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM®

    Format Capsule
    No. Live Cultures 20 billion
    Recommended Use 1 capsule daily
    Age Range Adult
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    UK Delivery

    Free UK Delivery over £40 
    Free standard UK delivery is automatically applied at the checkout when you spend £40.

    Standard 2nd class: £2.50
    Allow 4-10 working days (Monday - Friday) for delivery

    1st class: £3.95
    Allow 1-3 working days (Monday - Friday) for delivery

    Royal Mail Strikes
    Please be aware you may experience a slight delay in receiving your delivery due to the Royal Mail postal strikes in November. Please see below the affected dates:

    • Friday 9 December
    • Sunday 11 December
    • Wednesday 14 December

    Express Next Day (Tracked): £6.95
    Order before 2pm for guaranteed next working day delivery to most of the UK*. Orders placed on Friday will be delivered on Monday (next working day). Requires signature.

    Shipments will be dispatched via DHL or FedEx, the service will be selected depending on the delivery location.

    *Express delivery may exclude the Channel Islands, Herm Island, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Northern Irish postcodes BT18 & upwards, Sark, Scottish borders and offshore and a small number of remote mainland destinations as determined by our delivery courier. 

    Good to know

    • We'll send you an email to confirm once your parcel has been dispatched.
    • For delivery queries, please call us on +44 (0)1264 339 770 or email enquiries@optibacprobiotics.com
    • Orders placed before 2pm are typically dispatched on the same working day.
    • Delivery within the UK and Northern Ireland has a fixed price, regardless of the size and weight of your order. 
    • Delivery times are estimates and not guaranteed unless otherwise stated.

    International Delivery

    We offer an excellent worldwide delivery service. For more details, please take a look at our delivery FAQ.

    Returns

    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.

Customer questions

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

Choose well-researched, shelf-stable friendly bacteria supplements, guaranteed to reach the gut alive and containing strains researched for your needs. Consider if you want a high strength supplement, or one with added fibre. Read customer reviews to help you decide. For example, Optibac Every Day EXTRA is a high-strength supplement without added FOS, so is a popular choice for adults with IBS (1).

Reference
(1)Gray Dip CNM, C. (2022). Which Probiotics are for IBS? | Probiotics Learning Lab. Retrieved 16 May 2022, from https://www.optibacprobiotics.com/uk/learning-lab/in-depth/gut-health/which-probiotics-are-best-for-ibs
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You can choose to take specific strains at certain times, for example during pregnancy, with and after antibiotics, or during the winter flu season. However, many people feel better when taking daily high-strength live cultures, to complement their natural gut bacteria. Research (1,2) suggests that ongoing daily use is fine, with no risk of dependency.

References
(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
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Yes, it is safe, and often advisable, to take a daily high-strength 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.

References
(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). Morelli L et al., (2004). 'Utilisation of the intestinal tract as a delivery system for urogenital probiotics'. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology; 38(6): 107-110 (3). 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
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“What time should I take friendly bacteria supplements?” and “Should I take live cultures with or without food?” are common questions, especially when taking high strength live cultures. It’s best to take your friendly bacteria at breakfast time, as this is when stomach acidity is at its most neutral. Taking it with food further helps to buffer the acid and assist the passage of the live cultures into the gut. If you miss breakfast, just take with another meal or snack.

With live cultures, ‘more’ is not always ‘better’, though some people do better on high-strength friendly bacteria supplements. But it’s still important to choose high strength supplements with strains featured in multiple gold standard clinical trials, where the research is relevant to your needs. High strength supplements like Optibac Every Day EXTRA (1) contain the same number of billions used in supporting clinical trials - you don't want to pay for more than you need!

References
(1). Sanders ME, Klaenhammer TR. (2001) Invited review. The scientific basis of Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM functionality as a probiotic. J Dairy Sci. 84(2):319-331. doi:10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(01)74481-5  
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