Kids Gummies

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Vegetarian

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No dairy

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Who is it for?

Naturally delicious strawberry gummies especially for kids. Contains the scientifically proven friendly bacteria strain Bacillus coagulans Unique IS-2 and FOS fibres. Combined with Vitamin D and Calcium to easily support your child’s immune^ and digestive* health daily.

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Optibac Probiotics Strains

  • Bacillus coagulans Unique IS-2

Added nutrients

  • Vitamin D3 (vegan)
  • Calcium
  • FOS fibres
  • Product Description

  • How To Use

  • Ingredients

  • Help & Advice

  • Reviews

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  • Product Description

    Friendly bacteria gummies for kids

    Live cultures for kids aged 3 years and over - these soft, chewable fruit gummies provide high quality friendly bacteria, Vitamin D and Calcium in a delicious format. 

    Key benefits

    • Supports your child’s immune^ and gut* health in one supplement – includes Vitamin D and Calcium, plus live cultures and FOS fibres; all in one easy-to-take daily supplement especially formulated for kids aged 3+.
    • A natural choice – made purely from a base of fruit (juices/purees) and pectin (from apple/citrus), with absolutely no hidden nasties; no additives or preservatives, no sugar syrups or artificial colourings!
    • Deliciously fruity – extensively taste-tested by children, Kids Gummies is a mouth-wateringly delicious supplement which will win over even the fussiest child.
    • No added sugar or sweeteners - unlike other gummies and yoghurt products that use sugar syrups, sugar alcohols and or added sugar (some using as much as 3 teaspoons per individual serving), the sweetness in Kids Gummies comes from the natural fruit sugars.
    • Highly researched – contains the friendly bacteria strain Bacillus coagulans Unique IS-2, one of the most researched strains of Bacillus for children
    • Vegan – a vegan alternative to dairy based yoghurts and yoghurt drinks and other gummies that use gelatine (from animal source).
    • 100% plastic free packaging – perfect for those who are trying to limit their use of plastic, Kids Gummies comes in a home compostable pouch made from plant fibres and a fully recyclable FSC-certified carton.
    • Highly recommended - from the brand of friendly bacteria supplements most trusted by parents. As determined in an independent UK survey of 1,000 people, August 2020.

    We also have powder sachets and liquid drops - view the children's range of friendly bacteria supplements

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    Customer feedback collected via independent review platform Trustpilot. See more Kids Gummies reviews for more customer opinions collected via our own website.

    ^Vitamin D contributes to the normal function of the immune system.

    *Calcium contributes to the normal function of digestive enzymes.

  • How To Use

    Recommended use

    • 1 Kids Gummy a day, with or without food.
    • One Kids Gummy contains 2 billion Bacillus coagulans Unique IS-2, FOS fibres (0.55g), Vitamin D3 (5µg) and Calcium (120mg).
    • Anyone consuming this product must be able to chew solid food.
    • Do not exceed daily recommended dosage.
    • Can be used on an ongoing basis.

    Storage instructions

    • Store in a cool, dry place below 25°C and out of direct sunlight.

    Customer Questions

    All questions answered by probiotic experts Dr Kate Stephens PhD (Food and Microbial Sciences) BSc(Hons) Medical Microbiology and Kerry Beeson BSc (Nut. Med.) Nutritional Therapist.

    How Do I Choose The Best Live Cultures Gummies?

    When choosing friendly bacteria gummies for your child, you want to choose a delicious gummy you know your kids will want to eat. The best children’s gummies should be made from natural ingredients, and contain a high-quality live cultures strain suitable for children. Bacillus coagulans Unique IS-2 is one of the most well-researched bacillus strains in children1,2,3 and is an ideal strain for kids’ friendly bacteria gummies.

    How Do Friendly Bacteria Gummies Work?

    Optibac Kids Gummies contain a species of friendly bacteria, Bacillus coagulans, that has the ability to form a protective layer around itself, making it highly resistant to acid, heat and the harsh conditions of the mouth and stomach4,5. This ensures it gets to the gut alive and starts to flourish6. These children’s gummies also contain FOS fibres which increase natural gut bacteria, calcium which contributes to the normal function of digestive enzymes, and vitamin D3 which contributes to the normal function of the immune system, making these an ideal supplement for digestive and immune support.

    How Should My Child Take Live Cultures Gummies?

    Optibac Kids Gummies are chewable and easy-to-take – just one a day, with or without food. They can be given for short periods whenever you think your child needs extra support, but it’s safe, and recommended, for them to be taken daily on an ongoing basis.

    How Many Friendly Bacteria Gummies Can Kids Take?

    As these delicious gummies are taste-tested by children, you might find your child wants to eat more than one! If they do, don’t worry too much - it’s not thought to be possible to ‘overdose’ on friendly bacteria, and the added ingredients, vitamin D and calcium, have safe upper limits which are many times the levels included in our Kids Gummies. So an extra gummy or two occasionally is fine; however, in general it’s best to stick to the recommended daily dose, especially if your child takes other vitamin and mineral supplements containing vitamin D and calcium7.

    When Should Kids Take Gummies?

    When it comes to deciding the best time to take our friendly bacteria gummies, it is helpful to know Optibac Kids Gummies can be taken any time of the day, with or without food. This means you can either give them at mealtimes as part of your child’s daily health regime, or take them with you wherever you go, and give them whenever it is most convenient.

    What Is the Difference Between Gummies VS Capsules or Powder?

    Capsule and powder products usually contain strains of Lactobacilli or Bifidobacteria, whereas in our Kids Gummies we use Bacillus coagulans Unique IS-2 because it is more resilient to moisture, acid and heat, making it more suitable for use in this format. Some children love gummies, but others prefer drops or capsules, or to have their flavourless friendly bacteria powder mixed in with their yogurt or cereal. It is up to you and your child which format you prefer to take as your friendly bacteria supplement. If your child has a particular health condition, you may also like to consider which strains your supplement contains, to ensure they take the live cultures strain(s) which have been researched for that condition.

    References

    1. Asgarshirazi, M., Shariat, M. and Dalili, H. (2015) ‘Comparison of the Effects of pH-Dependent Peppermint Oil and Synbiotic Lactol (Bacillus coagulans + Fructooligosaccharides) on Childhood Functional Abdominal Pain: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Study’, Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal, 17(4), pp. e23844-undefined. doi: 10.5812/ircmj.17(4)2015.23844.
    2. Saneian, H. et al. (2015) ‘Synbiotic containing Bacillus coagulans and Fructo-oligosaccharides for functional abdominal pain in children’, Gastroenterol Hepatol Bed Bench, 8(1), pp. 56–65.
    3. Sudha, M. R. et al. (2018) ‘Efficacy of Bacillus coagulans Unique IS2 in treatment of irritable bowel syndrome in children: a double blind, randomised placebo controlled study’, Beneficial Microbes, 9(4), pp. 563–572. doi: 10.3920/BM2017.0129.
    4. Ahire, J. J., Neelamraju, J. and Madempudi, R. S. (2020) ‘Behavior of Bacillus coagulans Unique IS2 spores during passage through the simulator of human intestinal microbial ecosystem (SHIME) model’, LWT, 124, p. 109196. doi: 10.1016/j.lwt.2020.109196.
    5. Bernardeau M, Lehtinen MJ, Forssten SD, Nurminen P. Importance of the gastrointestinal life cycle of Bacillus for probiotic functionality. J Food Sci Technol. 2017;54(8):2570-2584. doi:10.1007/s13197-017-2688-3
    6. Cao J, Yu Z, Liu W, et al. Probiotic characteristics of Bacillus coagulans and associated implications for human health and diseases. J Funct Foods. 2020;64(July 2019):103643. doi:10.1016/j.jff.2019.103643
    7. Vitamin D (2020) Retrieved from: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamins-and-minerals/vitamin-d/ (accessed 5-3-21)

    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, children 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 diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease. Probiotics for kids should not be used as a substitute for a healthy lifestyle and varied diet. If child is taking any medications or has a serious medical condition, consult a doctor before use. Optibac supplements will not cause dependency and may be used on an ongoing basis.

    Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this product.

  • Ingredients

    Ingredients per gummy

    Fruit juice/puree concentrates (apple juice, apple puree, strawberry puree); Fructooligosaccharide fibres (FOS 0.55g); tricalcium phosphate (calcium 120mg: 15% NRV); lemon juice concentrate; gelling agent: Pectin; black carrot juice concentrate; Natural flavour; citrus fibre; Live cultures: Bacillus coagulans Unique IS-2; Vitamin D3 (5µg: 100% NRV)

    Each gummy contains 2 billion of good bacteria. Guaranteed until the date of expiry.

    Suitability

    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian
    • No dairy
    • Gluten free
    • Yeast free
    • GMO free
    • Free from artificial flavourings, colourings and preservatives
    • No chemicals or parabens

    Due to the natural ingredients, there may be some colour variation over time. This does not affect the quality of the product.

    This product should not be used as a substitute for a healthy lifestyle and varied diet.

  • 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

    • Bought from my local health store (reapers). My daughter 5 absolutely loves the taste of these. She is a super fussy eater and has very sensitive taste and smell! I’ve had liquid probiotics in the past and she hated them so to have something she enjoys really makes it so much easier as a parent trying to get the good bugs into her! I’m waiting for my 2.5tear old to turn 3 so he can start on them to! I recommend to all of my friends with children.

      Aimee youles - 25th November 2021

    • My son (age 9) is still a super fussy eater, so its really hard to find anything he will take happily. These gummies have been a hit and I know how important gut health is to their overall wellbeing and Immunity so I'm delighted that he will take them so willingly. The additional Calcium and Vitamin D is an added bonus on top of the friendly bacteria. Great product OptiBac!

      Heidi - 1st September 2021

    • I’ve done my research as we are supporting my eldest who has some gut dysbiosis. Optibac are recommended by all the nutritionists and natural health practitioners we have worked with, and both my kids love these new gummies. Thank you!

      Jessica - 5th May 2021

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  • Delivery & Returns

    UK DELIVERY

    Free UK Delivery over £40 

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    1st class (Tracked): £3.95

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    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.
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    • For delivery queries, please call us on +44 (0)1264 339 770 or email enquiries@optibacprobiotics.com
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    • Delivery within the UK and Northern Ireland has a fixed price, regardless of the size and weight of your order. 
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