For pregnancy

30 capsules

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Suitability

Vegan

Vegan

Gluten free

Gluten free

During pregnancy

During pregnancy

During breastfeeding

During breastfeeding

Vegetarian

Vegetarian

Overview

A high quality friendly bacteria supplement containing 3 scientifically researched strains of live cultures, with added FOS fibres, carefully selected for pregnancy, post birth and breastfeeding.

Strains & active ingredients

  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus La-14®
  • Bifidobacterium lactis HN019
  • Product description

  • How to use

  • Ingredients

  • Help & advice

  • Reviews

  • Product description

    Who is it for?

    Prenatal supplement for pregnant women from conception through to birth. Also suitable and researched during breastfeeding and the 6 months post birth.

    Good to know:

    • Each serving contains 12 billion friendly bacteria + 30 mg FOS fibres and the billions count is guaranteed until end of expiry.
    • Contains the well researched live cultures strains Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001, Lactobacillus acidophilus La-14® and Bifidobacterium lactis HN019 which have been trialled in hundreds of pregnant women.
    • All three strains are scientifically proven to pass through stomach acidity and survive to reach the gut. Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 and Lactobacillus acidophilus La-14® are also proven to reach the vaginal tract.
    • Easy to take on the go – no refrigeration required.
    • No refrigeration necessary when stored in a cool, dry place below 25°C.
    • Recommended for daily use.
    • Suitable for pregnant women from conception through to birth and for breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding women post birth.
    • Suitable for those on a vegetarian, vegan, dairy free or gluten free diet and for those with coeliac disease or an intolerance.
    • Sugar-free
    • Free from artificial flavourings or colourings that may be found in other food & drinks containing live cultures.
    • Available in one pack size of 30 capsules.
    • Winner of Janey Loves Platinum Award 2020

    Please note: This is a food supplement and is not intended to prevent, treat or diagnose any medical conditions.

  • How to use

    Instructions for use

    Food supplement suitable for pregnant women from conception through to birth and for breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding women post birth with the following recommendations:

    • Take 1 capsule daily with food, preferably with breakfast, or as professionally directed.
    • For anyone unable to swallow capsules, the capsule can be opened and contents mixed with a cold meal or beverage that aren't too acidic.
    • Do not exceed recommended daily dosage.
    • May be taken on an ongoing basis or as professionally directed.
    • For best results use daily.

    Supporting Information
    Morning sickness and/or nausea is a common symptom in pregnancy and therefore pregnant women often prefer taking supplements in the form of capsules. To make taking ‘For pregnancy’ capsules as easy as possible, we recommend tilting the head forward to swallow the capsule. Details below:

    • When swallowing tablets, it’s common to put the tablet in your mouth, drink some water and knock the head back to swallow it (i.e. look up before swallowing). Doing this uses the weight of the tablet to move it to the back of the throat and makes it easier to swallow successfully
    • With a capsule, however, this won’t work because of the air in the capsule. Instead, while the capsule and water are in the mouth, we recommend to look down before swallowing. This will buoy the capsule to the top of the water (back of the throat) and make it easier to swallow, particularly if morning sickness and/or nausea are a problem for the individual

    Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a healthy diet and lifestyle. Those taking any medication or with serious medical conditions should consult a doctor before use. OptiBac supplements will not cause dependency and may be used on an ongoing basis.

    pregnant woman with For pregnancy probiotics

    Storage

    Like the rest of the OptiBac range, 'For pregnancy' does not require refrigeration. Store in a cool, dry place below 25°C and out of direct sunlight.

    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 or patients with open wounds following major surgery; unless under a doctor's care.

    Keep out of reach and sight of children.

  • Ingredients

    • Live cultures: Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001, Lactobacillus acidophilus La-14®, Bifidobacterium lactis HN019
    • Corn starch
    • Vegetarian capsule: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose
    • Fructooligosaccharides (FOS 30mg)
    • Anti-caking agent: vegetable magnesium stearate

    Check bottom of pack for Best Before date.

    Suitable for vegetarian, vegan, dairy free and gluten free diets.

    Following the taxonomic updates advised by a global team of scientists and published in April 2020, a reclassification has been proposed for the rhamnosus species. The L. rhamnosus strain in 'For pregnancy' may therefore now also be known as Lacticaseibacillus rhamnosus HN001.

  • Help & advice

    Talk to our experts

    If you have a specific question or need some advice on which product to choose please contact our Nutrition Team on +44 (0) 1264 318 881 or click on the link below for our contact form.

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  • Reviews

    Customer reviews

    • After having an emergency c-section with my third baby, I ended up with an infection in the wound which required antibiotics. The antibiotic messed up my digestion as I experienced bloating, discomfort and burning sensation in my stomach. My newborn also reacted badly as I was and still am exclusively breastfeeding, initially it made her experience several bowel movements in a matter of hours then the following weeks after she was only moving her bowl once a week. I spoke with my friend Sarah, a nutritionist, about my symptoms and experience, she recommended these probiotics. I felt the like a fog over me had been lifted and I could smile from the inside and enjoy my baby. I also got her the newborn probiotic drops, which are so much more convenient to give than the sachets, and within days her bowels started moving daily again and her skin has improved tenfold. If you are experiencing any of the issues I have described, I would highly recommend these probiotics and the baby drops they have been amazing for me and my daughter. I recently ran out and after a week or so the bloating came back, I quickly repurchased and once again symptoms have disappeared! I know its going to take a while for my gut to be fully rebalanced again but I am super confident its on the road to recovery with these.

      Ami - 19th October 2020

    • I started taking the probiotics soon after having my third child, whom I breastfeed. I’ve noticed a difference in my energy levels, I’m waking earlier and feeling refreshed in the morning and not sluggish as before. My energy is better throughout the day and my skin has been clearer, brighter and smoother. I’m ordering more as I really have felt the benefits of taking these probiotics and am starting my children on them also.

      Hayley Bystram - 6th September 2020

    • I’m really happy with the results so far from taking these probiotics. For the first 14 weeks of pregnancy my skin was so bad , after taking these for two weeks my skin has fully cleared up! I also have noticed I haven’t been bloated as I was before and have a lot more energy. Fully recommend these!

      Ellis - 1st September 2020

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