Optibac Probiotics: High Quality Probiotic Supplements for Babies, Women & Men
Experts in live cultures, offering you some of the most researched probiotic strains in the World!
Optibac Probiotics are dedicated to developing an expert range of the highest quality probiotic Supplements. Since 2004, Optibac have proudly supplied a thriving British consumer base with Probiotics that are entirely unique to the UK. These include pure Saccharomyces boulardii, Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12 with Fructooligosaccharides in Bifidobacteria & fibre and 'AB Life' live cultures of Lactobacillus plantarum in for your Cholesterol.
Our extensive selection of Optibac Probiotics consist of 11 different supplements containing live cultures - all natural, and with no added colourings, flavours or preservatives.This range also includes supplements that are suitable for infants, pregnant & breastfeeding mothers, for vegetarians, vegans, coeliacs, and for those who are lactose intolerant too!
What is the difference between Probiotics and Prebiotics?
Probiotics are related to, but not the same as, prebiotics. Prebiotics are fibres which stimulate the growth of probiotics, and the key differentiating factor is the length of the chemical chain – short chain; medium chain or long chain - which determines where in the gastrointestinal tract the prebiotic has its effect. Probiotics support immunity and digestive health by respecitvely stimulating the body's natural defences and producing specific enzymes needed in the Digestion of Food, to help break down food substances. Probiotics also improve the absorption of Vitamins & Minerals into the bloodstream, and even produce B complex vitamins & vitamin K.
What are live cultures?
Live, or active cultures, refer to the microorganisms found in foods such as yoghurt, which may be beneficial for human health. The term 'live cultures' is increasingly used instead of the term 'probiotics' and a common example is the species acidophilus.
Can my Baby or Child take Optibac Probiotics?
Yes they can. OptiBac Probiotics 'For babies & children' has been created especially for children from birth, and has received excellent reviews from parents. Containing well-researched strains of good bacteria with fibre, including Bifidobacterium infantis Rosell-33. Suggested for daily use, each sachet provides 3 billion live microorganisms and 0.75g of FOS fibres (fructooligosaccharides fibres) proven to survive to reach the gut alive and guaranteed per sachet until the date of expiry. This formulation has been clinically trialled in children and is completely free from sugars, artificial flavours and colourings which can be found in other children's supplements and foods containing live cultures. OptiBac Probiotics 'For babies & children' is suitable for infants (from birth), for women during pregnancy, for vegetarians, and is gluten-free for those with celiac disease or an intolerance.