Immune Support

60 capsules

£23.99

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Suitability

Vegetarian

Vegetarian

Vegan

Vegan

Gluten free

Gluten free

During pregnancy

During pregnancy

No dairy

No dairy

During breastfeeding

During breastfeeding

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Who is it for?

Immune Support is a high quality good bacteria supplement with 5 billion Lactobacillus paracasei CASEI 431® as well as added Vitamin C. Great for anyone wanting to support the immune system and resistance to infection.

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Optibac Probiotics Strains

  • Lactobacillus paracasei CASEI 431®

Added nutrients

  • Vitamin C
  • Product Description

  • How To Use

  • Ingredients

  • Help & Advice

  • Reviews

  • Delivery & Returns

  • Product Description

    Friendly bacteria with Vitamin C for the immune system

    A supplement with added Vitamin C designed for those wishing to support their immune system. This strain has been extensively researched in thousands of people and is recommended for daily use, especially in the winter months. It is suitable for those over the age of 1 year.

    Key benefits

    • Digestive supplement – Optibac Immune Support contains 5 billion live cultures of the strain L. paracasei CASEI 431®, which complements the natural gut bacteria
    • Extensively researched – L. paracasei CASEI 431® has been studied in over 20 clinical trials 
    • With Vitamin C for immune function – with 80mg of Vitamin C per capsule, to help maintain normal function of the immune system, contribute to our resistance to infection, and reduce tiredness and fatigue
    • Scientifically proven – high quality friendly bacteria shown to survive stomach acidity and reach the gut alive, where over 70% of the body’s immune cells reside
    • Specific strain action - L. paracasei CASEI 431® has been shown to stimulate immune system responses and increase immune cell activity
    • For daily use – high-quality, daily immune support in just one easy-to-swallow capsule
    • Natural and vegan – vegan, dairy free and gluten free, with absolutely no artificial flavourings or colourings
    • Highly recommended - from the UK’s most trusted & recommended brand of friendly bacteria supplements, as determined in an independent survey of 1000 British women+

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  • How To Use

    Recommended use

    Immune Support can be given to adults and children, from 1 year onwards, with the following recommendations:

    • For best results take 1 capsule daily with food, preferably with breakfast, or as professionally directed.
    • For those unable to swallow capsules, open and mix contents with cool drink/food.
    • May be used on an ongoing basis

    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.

    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.

    Can friendly bacteria be taken every day?

    Yes! It’s not possible to overdose on live cultures supplements as your gut naturally contains trillions of friendly bacteria! Friendly bacteria have been researched for decades, and daily use is both safe and recommended, without risk of dependency or overdose.1,2,3

    How can I support my immune system naturally?

    Various factors affect immune function, including cold weather or stress, but you can do things to help support your immune system. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, limit alcohol intake, get a good night’s sleep, exercise daily, wash your hands properly, and consider taking a supplement designed to support the immune system during the winter cold and flu season.

    Which supplements are best for the immune system?

    Choose highly researched immunity supplements containing ingredients proven to support a healthy immune system and your body’s resistance to infection, such as Vitamin C. Optibac Immune Support contains 100% of your daily requirement of Vitamin C, along with one of the world’s most researched bacterial strains, Lactobacillus paracasei CASEI 431®.

    Who should not take supplements for immune support?

    Vitamin C and friendly bacteria supplements for immune support are generally safe for everyone from one year into old age 1,2. However, they may not be appropriate for adults or children who are immune-compromised – read our safety information for more details. If you have a serious health condition, speak to your doctor before taking any supplement.

    References

    1. 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
    2. Doron, S., & Snydman, D. R. (2015). Risk and safety of probiotics. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America60 Suppl 2(Suppl 2), S129–S134. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/civ085
    3. Tomasz, B. et al, (2014). Long-term use of probiotics Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium has a prophylactic effect on the occurrence and severity of pouchitis: a randomized prospective study. BioMed research international2014, 208064. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/208064
    4. Jespersen L. et al., (2015), ‘Effect of Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei, L. casei 431® on immune response to influenza vaccination and upper respiratory tract infections in healthy adult volunteers: a randomized, double- blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study’. Am.J.Clin.Nutr., 101:1188-1196.

    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.

  • Ingredients

    Ingredients

    Vitamin C (80mg, 100% NRV*); stabiliser: maltodextrin (natural source); vegetarian capsule: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose; Live cultures: Lactobacillus paracasei CASEI 431®; anti-caking agent: vegetable magnesium stearate. *Nutrient Reference Value.

    Each capsule guarantees 5 billion micro-organisms.

    Suitability

    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian
    • No dairy
    • Gluten free
    • No added sugars
    • Yeast free
    • Free from artificial flavourings, colourings and preservatives
    • No chemicals or parabens
    • GMO free
    • Suitable during pregnancy
    • Suitable during breastfeeding

    Following the taxonomic updates published in April 2020 which are intended to be adopted globally, this strain may now also be referred to as Lacticaseibacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei CASEI-431.

    Format Capsule
    No. Live Cultures 5 billion
    Added Ingredients Vitamin C
    Recommended Use 1 capsule daily
    Age Range Adult
  • Help & Advice

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  • Reviews

    Customer reviews

    • I genuinely feel my stomach is more settled after about 2 weeks. I’m guessing if my gut feels fine something is right which will lead to better health.

      Andy C - 17th April 2022

    • A huge thank you to OptiBac Advisor and Nutritionist Claire Foss for all her support and guidance around my digestive health and OptiBac products. Very happy to say that the gentleness of OptiBac is working well after a few weeks after many other brands did not agree my digestive system. The secret is trying different products, give them a few weeks each. I know you're eager to reduce your symptoms, but issues like this can take some time to resolve... keep going, and thanks again to Claire for her help.

      Joe - 25th May 2021

    • My wife bought this for us last year and we've both been taking it ever since. So far so good - we're feeling well, good energy and regular in the gut health department!

      Will B. - 4th January 2021

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  • Delivery & Returns

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    Please be aware you may experience a slight delay in receiving your delivery due to the Royal Mail postal strikes in September and October, please see below the affected dates:

    • Friday 30th September 2022 ​
    • Saturday 1st October 2022

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