For pregnancy

30 capsules

£18.99

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Suitability

Vegan

Vegan

Gluten free

Gluten free

During pregnancy

During pregnancy

Vegetarian

Vegetarian

No dairy

No dairy

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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.

Optibac Probiotics mentioned in Glamour

Live Bacteria Strains

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

  • How To Use

  • Ingredients

  • Help & Advice

  • Reviews

  • Delivery & Returns

  • 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 to purchase in one pack size of 30 capsules.
    • Winner of Janey Loves Platinum Award 2020
    • From the UK’s most trusted & recommended brand of friendly bacteria supplements. As determined in an independent survey of 1000 British women+

    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, 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.

  • 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. Suitable during pregnancy and during breastfeeding. 

    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

    • I've been taking For Pregnancy since I found out I was pregnant and I'm now nearly 23 weeks. I have found it's really helped support many symptoms that come with pregnancy, from digestion to vaginal health and more. It's so good knowing that I'm taking something that is keeping me healthy that will in turn keep my little one healthy. They are so easy to take and I definitely recommend to all mums to be!

      Olivia - 9th June 2021

    • I usually get bad indigestion when pregnant. I found taking Optibac Pregnancy during this my fourth pregnancy. It really helped me through my pregnancy and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is having a baby. I found it to be brilliant and will be telling all my friends to take it when pregnant. I have also recommended it to my midwife.

      Virginia Forsyth - 11th May 2021

    • I have taken Optibac probiotics on and off for many years, and when my tummy became particularly unsettled early in my pregnancy, I started taking these. My symptoms included bloating, and erratic and frequent bowel motions, when I am usually very regular. After taking these just for 2-3 days, these symptoms improved significantly, and I felt much better in myself. I could rest better at night, and thus felt more energetic during the day. I would highly recommend taking these during pregnancy, or indeed, another Optibac product.

      Lucy Yang - 16th April 2021

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  • Delivery & Returns

    UK DELIVERY

    Free UK Delivery over £40

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

    Standard 2nd class (Tracked): £2.50

    Allow 4-10 working days (Monday - Friday) for delivery; no deliveries on Saturdays

    1st class (Tracked): £3.95

    Allow 1-3 working days (Monday - Friday) for delivery; no deliveries on Saturdays

    Express Next Day (Tracked): £6.50

    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.
    *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 will be 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.

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