Kids Gummies

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Overview

Probiotic Gummies for kids by Optibac Probiotics is a naturally delicious, vegan friendly bacteria gummy supplement. Developed for children from 3 years onwards, each gummy contains 2 billion CFU live cultures of Bacillus coagulans Unique IS-2, which has been scientifically researched in children, as well as calcium and vitamin D3.

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Probiotic Strains

  • Bacillus coagulans Unique IS-2
  • Vitamin D3 (vegan)
  • Calcium
  • FOS fibers
  • Product Description

  • How To Use

  • Ingredients

  • Help & Advice

  • Reviews

  • Delivery & Returns

  • Product Description

    Who is Optibac Probiotics Gummies for​? 

    For children aged 3 years+ these probiotic soft-bite fruit gummies provide high quality friendly bacteria in a delicious format for immune and digestive support.

    Containing the scientifically researched probiotic strain Bacillus coagulans Unique IS-2, prebiotic FOS, Vitamin D3 and calcium, these gummies are an easy way for children to take their daily supplement.

    Suitable for children on vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free or dairy-free diets.

    This product will be launching in our brand-new look! Our new eco-friendly packaging and refreshed designs will be rolling out over the coming months, so keep your eyes peeled for updates.

    Key benefits

    • Easy to take any time of day, with or without food
    • Each strawberry flavor gummy contains 2 billion live cultures + 0.55g FOS
    • Contains Vitamin D to maintain immune health
    • Contains Calcium to support digestive enzymes
    • Calcium and vitamin D are needed for normal growth and development of bone in children
    • Made with real fruit concentrates for a more natural option
    • With no artificial sweeteners, colors or flavors
    • Vegan, gluten free and dairy free
    • Extensively taste-tested by children, for children
    • 100% Plastic Free packaging – with a home compostable inner pouch and an FSC approved recyclable box
    • From the UK’s most trusted & recommended brand of friendly bacteria supplements. As determined in an independent survey of 1000 British parents+.

    Available in a pack of 30 gummies – serving size 1 gummy per day.

    Customer Questions

    All questions answered by probiotic experts Dr Kate Stephens PhD (Food and Microbial Sciences) BSc(Hons) Medical Microbiology Kerry Beeson BSc (Nut. Med.) Nutritional Therapist.

    How Do I Choose The Best Probiotic Gummies?

    When choosing probiotic gummies for your child, you want to choose a delicious gummy you know your kids will want to eat. The best children’s probiotic gummies should be made from natural ingredients, and contain a high-quality probiotic strain suitable for children. Bacillus coagulans Unique IS-2 is one of the most well-researched bacillus strains for gut health in children1,2,3 and is an ideal strain for kids’ probiotic gummies.

    How Do Probiotic Gummies Work?

    Optibac Kids Gummies contain a species of friendly bacteria, Bacillus coagulans, that has the ability to form a protective layer around itself, making it highly resistant to acid, heat and the harsh conditions of the mouth and stomach5. This ensures it gets to the gut alive and starts to flourish. These children’s probiotic gummies also contain prebiotic fibers (FOS) which increase natural gut bacteria, calcium which contributes to the normal function of digestive enzymes, and vitamin D3 which contributes to the normal function of the immune system, making these an ideal supplement for all-round gut and immune support.

    What is Bacillus coagulans good for?

    The Bacillus coagulans Unique IS-2 strain in Optibac Kids Gummies has been shown to support digestive health1,2,3,4, and immune health6.

     

     

    References

    1. Asgarshirazi, M., Shariat, M. and Dalili, H. (2015) ‘Comparison of the Effects of pH-Dependent Peppermint Oil and Synbiotic Lactol (Bacillus coagulans + Fructooligosaccharides) on Childhood Functional Abdominal Pain: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Study’, Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal, 17(4), pp. e23844-undefined. doi: 10.5812/ircmj.17(4)2015.23844.
    2. Saneian, H. et al. (2015) ‘Synbiotic containing Bacillus coagulans and fructo-oligosaccharides for functional abdominal pain in children’, Gastroenterol Hepatol Bed Bench, 8(1), pp. 56–65.
    3. Sudha, M. R. et al. (2018) ‘Efficacy of Bacillus coagulans Unique IS2 in treatment of irritable bowel syndrome in children: a double blind, randomised placebo controlled study’, Beneficial Microbes, 9(4), pp. 563–572. doi: 10.3920/BM2017.0129.
    4. Saneian, H. et al. (2013) ‘Comparison of Lactobacillus Sporogenes plus mineral oil and mineral oil alone in the treatment of childhood functional constipation’, J Res Med Sci, 18(2), pp. 85–8.
    5. Ahire, J. J., Neelamraju, J. and Madempudi, R. S. (2020) ‘Behavior of Bacillus coagulans Unique IS2 spores during passage through the simulator of human intestinal microbial ecosystem (SHIME) model’, LWT, 124, p. 109196. doi: 10.1016/j.lwt.2020.109196.
    6. Upadhyaya, S. and Banerjee, G. (2011) ‘Enhancement of Natural Killer Cell Activity in Immuno-compressed Elderly Subjects by Bacillus, International Journal of Probiotics and Prebiotics, 6

  • How To Use

    Recommended use

    • 1 gummy a day, with or without food.
    • One gummy contains 2 billion Bacillus coagulans Unique IS-2, prebiotic FOS (0.55g), Vitamin D3 (5mcg) and Calcium (120mg).
    • Anyone consuming this product must be able to chew solid food.
    • Do not exceed daily recommended dosage.
    • Can be used on an ongoing basis.

    Storage instructions

    • Store in a cool, dry place below 25°C.

    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.

    How Should My Child Take Probiotic Gummies?

    Optibac Kids Gummies are chewable and easy-to-take – just one a day, with or without food. They can be given for short periods whenever you think your child needs extra support, but it’s safe, and recommended, for them to be taken daily on an ongoing basis.

    How Many Probiotic Gummies Can Kids Take?

    As these delicious gummies are taste-tested by children, you might find your child wants to eat more than one! If they do, don’t worry too much - it’s not thought to be possible to ‘overdose’ on probiotics, and the added ingredients, vitamin D and calcium, have safe upper limits which are many times the levels included in our Kids Gummies. So an extra gummy or two occasionally is fine; however, in general it’s best to stick to the recommended daily dose, especially if your child takes other vitamin and mineral supplements containing vitamin D and calcium7.

    When Should Kids Take Probiotic Gummies?

    When it comes to deciding the best time to take probiotic gummies, it is helpful to know Optibac Kids Gummies can be taken any time of the day, with or without food. This means you can either give them at mealtimes as part of your child’s daily health regime, or take them with you wherever you go, and give them whenever it is most convenient.

    What Is the Difference Between Gummies vs Capsules or Powder?

    Capsule and powder products usually contain strains of Lactobacilli or Bifidobacteria, whereas in our Kids Gummies we use Bacillus coagulans Unique IS-2 because it is more resilient to moisture, acid and heat, making it more suitable for use in this format. Some children love gummies, but others prefer drops or capsules, or to have their flavorless probiotic powder mixed in with their yogurt or cereal. It is up to you and your child which format you prefer to take as your probiotic supplement. If your child has a particular health condition, you may also like to consider which probiotic strains your supplement contains, to ensure they take the probiotic strain(s) which have been researched for that condition.

    References

    7. Vitamin D (2020) Retrieved from: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamins-and-minerals/vitamin-d/ (accessed 5-3-21)

    Safety

    Live probiotic 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, children 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 food supplement and is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a healthy diet and lifestyle. If child is taking any medications or has a serious medical condition, consult a doctor before use. Optibac supplements will not cause dependency and may be used on an ongoing basis.

    Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this product.

  • Ingredients

    Ingredients per gummy Kids Gummies Supplement fact panel

    • Prebiotic FOS (Fructooligosaccharides) 0.55g
    • Apple juice concentrate
    • Apple puree concentrate
    • Strawberry puree concentrate
    • Calcium (as tricalcium phosphate) (120mg: 17%DV 3 years / 10%DV 4 years+)
    • Lemon juice concentrate
    • Pectin
    • Black carrot juice concentrate (for color)
    • Natural flavor
    • Citrus fiber
    • Probiotic cultures: Bacillus coagulans Unique IS-2
    • Vitamin D3 (5mcg: 33%DV 3 years / 25%DV 4 years+)

    Each gummy contains 2 billion CFU of good bacteria. Guaranteed until the date of expiry.

    Suitability

    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian
    • Dairy free
    • Gluten free
    • Yeast free
    • GMO free
    • Free from artificial flavorings, colorings and preservatives
    • No chemicals or parabens

    Due to the natural ingredients, there may be some color variation over time. This does not affect the quality of the product.

    This product should not be used as a substitute for a healthy and varied diet.

  • Help & Advice

    Talk to our experts

    If you have a specific question or need some advice on which product to choose please email enquiries@optibacprobiotics.com or click on the link below for our contact form

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  • Reviews

    Customer reviews

    • My son (age 9) is still a super fussy eater, so its really hard to find anything he will take happily. These gummies have been a hit and I know how important gut health is to their overall wellbeing and Immunity so I'm delighted that he will take them so willingly. The additional Calcium and Vitamin D is an added bonus on top of the friendly bacteria. Great product OptiBac!

      Heidi - 1st September 2021

    • I’ve don’t my research as we are supporting my eldest who has some gut dysbiosis. Optibac are recommended by all the nutritionists and natural health practitioners we have worked with, and both my kids love these new gummies. Thank you!

      Jessica - 5th May 2021

    • Both my girls ages 5yrs and 9yrs absolutely love taking these gummies. In their words, they are ‘yummy’. I do see improvements in the regularity in both of them. I really love that the ingredients are all natural in supporting good gut health. Very impressed and will buy again and again.

      Joy - 26th April 2021

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  • Delivery & Returns

    USA Shipping

    Coronavirus Update

    We ship all USA orders from our warehouse in Hampshire in the UK. Due to the ongoing global pandemic many US, European and Worldwide postal routes are seeing increased transit times. Delivery times provided on this site are therefore a guide and not a guarantee. Express Services largely remain unaffected however these routes are typically subject to local tax and duties at customs.

    USA standard shipping: $4.99

    International postal order - typically delivered within 4-10 working days.
    Free standard shipping on orders over $100.

    USA express shipping: $6.99

    We use DHL and orders are typically delivered within 1-3 working days.

     

     

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    • For delivery queries, please email enquiries@optibacprobiotics.com
    • We are unable to ship orders to PO boxes.
    • Product prices on this website are always shown in US dollars (USD $) and exclude tax - tax is not applicable as orders are fulfilled from the UK.

    Worldwide Delivery

    • We deliver to more than 50 countries.
    • Shipping is charged at cost - please note that duties may apply.
    • Please allow 3-7 working days for delivery within Europe and 5-12 days to all other destinations. Includes order tracking.  
    • If you are located within the United Kingdom or Europe, we recommended switching to our UK website.
    • International deliveries might currently take a little longer due to the global coronavirus situation. Please refer to the webpage of our international delivery provider DHL to confirm the number of days it takes to receive your order and whether they currently ship to your country.
    • Most international delivery prices are dependent on the size and weight of your order and where it is being sent. You'll be shown the final price of shipping in the checkout, before payment, once we have your address and order details.
    • Long distance shipping and short-term exposure to high temperatures will not compromise the viability of our products. Customers living in very hot countries should store the products out of direct sunlight and refrigerate if the option is available.

    For more details regarding international orders, currency conversion and applicable tax for orders outside the USA, please take a look at our delivery FAQ.

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