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A high quality, advanced probiotic supplement suitable for vegans, vegetarians, and gluten-free, dairy-free or soy-free diets. Designed to complement your body’s natural gut bacteria and balance your microbiome, this product is recommended for optimal support of the digestive system, gut and immune health*.
The following reviews have been collected on our website or independently where indicated. All reviews are hosted on Trustpilot and displayed on website.
Every Day EXTRA can be given to adults and children, from 4 years 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, short bowel syndrome, or patients with open wounds following major surgery; unless under a doctor's care. Keep out of reach of children.
Gut health supplements are not intended to prevent, treat or diagnose any medical conditions. If taking probiotic supplements for gut health, note that these should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy 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.
Probiotic blend: Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM®, Lactobacillus paracasei Lpc-37®, Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07®, Bifidobacterium lactis Bl-04®; micro-crystalline cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, vegetable magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide.
Each capsule contains 20 billion CFU. Guaranteed until the date of expiry.
Following the taxonomic updates published in April 2020, a reclassification has been proposed for the L.paracasei species, and the paracasei strain in Every Day EXTRA may therefore now also be known as Lacticaseibacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei Lpc-37®, or still indeed as L. paracasei Lpc-37® for short.
Visit the Probiotics Database to find out more about Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM®
|Recommended Use||1 capsule 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
Choose well-researched, shelf-stable probiotic supplements, guaranteed to reach the gut alive and containing strains researched for your needs. Consider if you want a high strength probiotic supplement, or one with added prebiotic fibre. Read customer reviews to help you decide. For example, Optibac Probiotics Every Day EXTRA is a high-strength probiotic supplement without added FOS fibres, so is particularly suitable for adults with IBS1.
1.Gray Dip CNM, C. (2022). Which Probiotics are for IBS? | Probiotics Learning Lab. Retrieved 16 May 2022, from https://www.optibacprobiotics.com/uk/learning-lab/in-depth/gut-health/which-probiotics-are-best-for-ibs
You can choose to take specific probiotic strains at certain times, for example during pregnancy, with or after antibiotics, or during the winter flu season. However, many people feel better when taking daily high-strength probiotics to complement their natural gut bacteria, especially if they have ongoing health conditions. Research 1,2 suggests that long-term daily use is fine, with no risk of dependency.
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
With probiotics, ‘more’ is not always ‘better’, though some people do better on high-strength supplements. But it’s still more important to choose high strength supplements with strains featured in multiple gold standard clinical trials, where the research is relevant to your needs. High quality probiotic supplements like Optibac Probiotics Every Day EXTRA1 contain the same number of billions used in supporting clinical trials.
1. Sanders ME, Klaenhammer TR. Invited review. The scientific basis of Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM functionality as a probiotic. J Dairy Sci. 2001;84(2):319-331. doi:10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(01)74481-5
Yes, it is safe, and often advisable, to take a daily high-strength probiotic supplement. Good bacteria only colonize in the gut for a few weeks and will disappear after a few weeks. Research1,2,3 suggests that taking regular probiotic supplements helps to maintain gut health and the microbiome.
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. Morelli L et al., 2004. 'Utilisation of the intestinal tract as a delivery system for urogenital probiotics'. Journal of clinical gastroenterology; 38(6): 107-110
3. 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
“What time should I take probiotics?” and “Should I take probiotic with or without food?” are common questions, especially when taking high strength live cultures. It’s best to take your probiotics at breakfast time, as this is when stomach acidity is closest to neutral. Taking them with food further helps to buffer the acid and assist the passage of the live cultures into the gut. If you miss breakfast, just take with another meal or snack.