Ideal for those wanting to support their gut and immune health with an effective, high-strength, high-quality probiotic supplement.
Have been through several jars of MAX for IBS and it has helped my digestive problems. I've been able to add some foods back in my diet with no problems. I also am pre-diabetic and my last doctor's visit resulted in test numbers going down. MAX was the only change in my routine meds. So, this probiotic seems to do more than help with IBS!
I would highly recommend this excellent product which cleared up a chronic condition where other brands of probiotics and treatments did not. Brilliant, easy and worth every penny.
I have been taking this product for 2 weeks. I have IBS constipation, spasms and surprisingly I feel much better. Of course with a proper diet. I would like to ask if it can be taken for a long time. What other products might be useful?
Dietary supplement suitable for 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, 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. Dietary 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.
Probiotic blend: Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM®, Bifidobacterium lactis Bl-04®, Bifidobacterium lactis HN019; hydroxypropyl methylcellulose; microcrystalline cellulose; vegetable magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide.
Each capsule guarantees 75 billion CFU.
|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
Probiotics are very safe supplements, and it’s not thought to be possible to ‘overdose’ on them: the human gut naturally contains trillions of micro-organisms, so the number of bacteria in a supplement is relatively small by comparison, and clinical trials have used doses up to 500 billion(1). Each gut microbiome is unique, and some people do better on higher strength supplements, whereas others find they get the support they need from a lower dose.
(1). Pham M, Lemberg DA, Day AS. (2008) Probiotics: sorting the evidence from the myths. Med J Aust. Mar 3;188(5):304-8. PMID: 18312197.
A max strength probiotic supplement typically contains at least 50 billion live cultures. It's not always necessary to take max strength probiotics, as in some cases a strain maybe sufficient at doses of just 1 billion live cultures! (1) But some people do find that they do better when taking max strength live cultures regularly. If this is the case, when buying, still look at the strains before looking at the number of billions (high-quality supplements always list the strains not just the species). It's best to take high-quality probiotic strains which have been researched for your individual needs. Optibac Probiotics Every Day MAX contains 75 billion live cultures of the highest quality, extensively researched friendly bacteria, including one of the world’s most researched strains, Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM®.
(1). Eskesen 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 abdominal discomfort: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group trial. Br J Nutr; 114, 10: 1638-46.
Many people like to take specific probiotic strains at certain times, for example during pregnancy, during the winter flu season, or after eating problem foods. However, many people, especially those with ongoing health or skin conditions, feel better when taking max strength live cultures every day, to complement their natural gut bacteria. Research (1,2) suggests that ongoing daily use is fine, with no risk of dependency.
(1). Pham M, Lemberg DA, Day AS. (2008) Probiotics: sorting the evidence from the myths. Med J Aust. Mar 3;188(5):304-8. PMID: 18312197.(2). 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
Yes, it is safe and generally advisable to take a daily probiotic supplement. Good bacteria only colonise in the gut for a few weeks and research (1,2,3) suggests that a regular intake of probiotic digestive supplements helps to complement the gut 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
Many people are unsure what time they should take probiotic supplements, or if they should take live cultures with or without food, especially when taking max strength probiotics. In general, it’s best to take your probiotics at breakfast time, as this is when stomach acidity is closer to neutral. Taking live cultures with food further helps to buffer the acid and help the good bacteria pass into the gut. If you miss breakfast, just take with another meal or snack.
|Every Day MAX (30 capsules) - 30 capsules||Adult Gummies (30 gummies) - 30 gummies||Every Day EXTRA (30 capsules) - 30 capsules||Every Day (30 capsules) - 30 capsules|
|Suitability||General Digestive||Digestive & Immune Health||General Digestive||General Digestive|
|Billions/CFU||75 billion||5 billion||20 billion||5 billion|