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Great for anyone wanting a top quality, maximum strength good bacteria supplement for everyday use. Providing premium daily support to complement your natural gut bacteria.
Have been through several jars of MAX, I've been able to add some foods back in my diet with no problems.
I would highly recommend this excellent product. Brilliant, easy and worth every penny.
I have been taking this product for 2 weeks. I feel much better. Of course with a proper diet. I would like to ask if it can be taken for a long time. What other products might be useful?
Food supplement suitable for adults and children (from 4 years onwards) with the following recommendations:
Can be used on an ongoing basis.
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.
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.
Live cultures: Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM®, Bifidobacterium lactis Bl-04®, Bifidobacterium lactis HN019; vegetarian capsule: Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose; stabiliser: microcrystalline cellulose; anti-caking agents: vegetable magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide.
Each capsule guarantees 75 billion live cultures.
|No. Live Cultures||75 billion|
|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
A max strength friendly bacteria supplement typically contains at least 50 billion live cultures. It's not always necessary to take max strength supplements, as in some cases a strain maybe sufficient at doses of just 1 billion live cultures(1)! But some people find they do better when taking max strength supplement. If this is the case, still look at the strains before looking at the number of billions (high-quality supplements always list the strains not just the species). It's best to take high-quality strains which have been researched for your individual needs. Optibac Every Day MAX contains 75 billion live cultures of the highest quality, extensively researched friendly bacteria, including one of the world’s most researched strains, Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM®.
(1). Eskesen et al. (2015) Effect of the probiotic strain Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis, BB-12®, on defecation frequency in healthy subjects with low defecation frequency and abdominal discomfort: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group trial. Br J Nutr; 114, 10: 1638-46.
Many people like to take specific friendly bacteria 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 max strength live cultures every day, to complement their natural gut bacteria. Research (1,2) suggests that ongoing daily use is fine, with no risk of dependency.
(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
Yes, it is safe and generally advisable to take a daily live cultures supplement. Good bacteria only colonise in the gut for a few weeks and research(1,2,3) suggests that a regular intake of friendly bacteria 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) 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
Many people are unsure what time they should take friendly bacteria supplements, or if they should take live cultures with or without food, especially when taking max strength supplements. In general, it’s best to take your friendly bacteria at breakfast time, as this is when stomach acidity is closer to neutral. Taking live cultures with food further helps to buffer the acid and help the live cultures into the gut. If you miss breakfast, just take with another meal or snack.
|Every Day MAX (30 capsules) - 30 capsules||Every Day EXTRA (30 capsules) - 30 capsules||Every Day (30 capsules) - 30 capsules|
|Suitability||General Digestive||General Digestive||General Digestive|
|Billions/CFU||75 billion||20 billion||5 billion|