For anyone looking to buy a natural option for supporting digestive health and regularity*.
Note: FOS may initially result in flatulence in some people. These effects are temporary and should stop as the body adjusts. If effects continue for 3-4 days, consider reducing the dosage.
1. Jungerson, M. et al., (2014) The Science behind the Probiotic Strain Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis BB-12®. Microorganisms. 2, 92-110.
I discovered these at the Pregnancy & Baby fair in Dublin and I cant rate them highly enough. I suffer from IBS, with constipation being my main symptom. I was taking a different supplement previously from another brand - but didn't see any benefits from it. But this supplement has changed my life! It has completely restored my bowel movements and I have now even been able to reintroduce lactose into my diet, which was previously a huge trigger for me. I couldn't recommend it more."
I began using Optibac Bifido & Fibre a couple months ago. The results have been unlike anything I have used in the past. I have struggled with sluggish bowels for over a decade. Increasing my fiber intake just usually results in more pain and harder stools, despite consuming nearly a gallon of fluid per day. Since taking Optibac Bifido & Fibre, I am experiencing a more definite urge to go to the toilet, better stool consistency, and more complete evacuation. At the beginning, I also experienced some gas, but I took this as a good sign that real work was being done in my intestines. I highly recommend this product to anyone who has struggled with chronic constipation that does not respond to the usual "fiber and fluids" recommendation.
I’ve struggled with IBS-C for years. I’ve reword everything, diet changes, over the counter & prescription laxatives, EVERYTHING. Nothing helped. I finally decided to try a probiotic. I put it off bc i hate taking pills but i found this powder one from optibac and was so excited. I mix it with apple juice and take it everyday. It’s been 2 months and now i FINALLY have a bowel movement EVERY DAY! I hardly leave reviews but this is the first and only product that has helped with my chronic constipation and Saying I’m ecstatic is an understatement. I’be been telling everyone i can about this miracle product 🤍
Dietary supplement suitable for adults and children (from 1 year onwards) with the following recommendations:
^Probiotics 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 dietary supplement and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Probiotics for constipation 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.
Prebiotic FOS (Fructooligosaccharides); Probiotic cultures: Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12®; fructose, silicon dioxide
Each sachet guarantees 25 billion CFU micro-organisms + 4g prebiotic FOS fibers.
|Added Ingredients||FOS Fibres|
|Recommended Use||1 sachet daily|
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All questions answered by probiotic experts Dr Kate Stephens PhD (Food and Microbial Sciences) BSc(Hons) Medical Biology and Kerry Beeson BSc (Nut. Med.) Nutritional Therapist
Optibac Probiotics Bifido & Fibre can be taken with or without food for occasional constipation or ongoing daily basis. Daily intake can vary for each person, depending on how you respond or if you're taking fibre in other supplements for constipation. Start with one sachet a day and increase (a sachet at a time), up to a maximum of 4 sachets daily, spread over the day.
Probiotic supplements are generally considered very safe to take on a daily basis; in fact research (1,2,3) recommends daily use to support and maintain the gut microbiome. Probiotics are natural supplements and not a medication. They carry no risk of dependency and do not cause the bowel to become ‘lazy’.
1. Mimura, T. et al. (2004). 'Once daily high dose probiotic therapy (VSL#3) for maintaining remission in recurrent or refractory pouchitis'. Gut, 53(1): 108-114 2. 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 3. Nagulesapillai, V., Belvis, J., Tompkins, T. and Girard, S.-A. (2017), Detection and Quantification of Probiotic Strains in Clinical Fecal Samples of Healthy Adults by Real-time PCR. The FASEB Journal, 31: lb207-lb207. https://doi.org/10.1096/fasebj.31.1_supplement.lb207
Bifido & Fibre is a safe, gentle option for regularity, suitable for everyone from the age of 1 year including children(1), pregnant women(2), and older people(3). It contains 25 billion CFUs of the probiotic strain Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12®, thought to be the most highly researched strain in the entire Bifidobacteria family! It has been extensively researched in numerous clinical trials, including one of the largest clinical trials on any probiotic strain, where it was researched in 1,200 people and shown to improve bowel regularity(4)*. This high-quality strain is offered in a unique combination with 4g of FOS prebiotic fibers, which have also been shown to reduce bowel transit time5, making this a perfect supplement to support occasional constipation*.
1. Saavedra et al. 2004. Long-term consumption of infant formulas containing live probiotic bacteria: tolerance and safety. The American journal of clinical nutrition. 9:261–7. 2. Mirghafourvand Mojgan et al (2016), “The Effect of Probiotic Yogurt on Constipation in Pregnant Women: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial.” Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal, Nov; 18(11): e39870 PMC. Web. 3. Pitkala, K.H et al. (2007), ‘Fermented cereal with specific Bifidobacteria normalizes bowel movements in elderly nursing home residents. A randomized, controlled trial’, Journal of Nutritional Health and Aging, 11(4):305-311. 4. Eskesen, D. et al. (2015), ‘Effect of the probiotic strain Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis BB-12® on defecation frequency in healthy subjects with low defecation frequency and abnormal discomfort: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group trial’, British Journal of Nutrition, Nov 28: 114(10) :1638–1646
|Bifido & Fibre (30 sachets) - 30 sachets||Every Day EXTRA (30 capsules) - 30 capsules||One Week Flat (28 sachets) - 28 sachets||Saccharomyces Boulardii (40 capsules) - 40 capsules|
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|Dosage||1-4 daily||1 daily||1 daily||1-6 daily|