For anyone who tends to suffer from poor immune health, and who is looking for a daily probiotic supplement with vitamin C to help support immune function and digestive health*.
I genuinely feel my stomach is more settled and less bloated after about 2 weeks. I’m guessing if my gut feels fine something is right which will lead to better health.
A huge thank you to OptiBac Advisor and Nutritionist Claire Foss for all her support and guidance around my digestive health and OptiBac products. Very happy to say that the gentleness of OptiBac Immunity is working well after a few weeks after many other brands did not agree my digestive system. The secret is trying different products, give them a few weeks each. I know you're eager to reduce your symptoms, but issues like this can take some time to resolve... keep going, and thanks again to Claire for her help.
My wife bought this for us last year and we've both been taking it ever since. So far so good - we're feeling well, good energy and regular in the gut health department!
Immune Support can be given to 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, 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.
Vitamin C (80mg); Probiotic cultures: Lactobacillus paracasei CASEI 431®; maltodextrin, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, vegetable magnesium stearate
Each capsule contains 5 billion CFU.
Following the taxonomic updates published in April 2020 which are intended to be adopted globally, this strain may now also be referred to as Lacticaseibacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei CASEI-431.
|Added Ingredients||Vitamin C|
|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
Yes! It’s not possible to overdose on probiotics for immune support as your gut naturally contains trillions of friendly bacteria. Live cultures have been researched for decades, and daily use is both safe and recommended, without risk of dependency or overdose (1,2,3).
(1). 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 2. Doron, S., & Snydman, D. R. (2015). Risk and safety of probiotics. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 60 Suppl 2(Suppl 2), S129–S134. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/civ085 3. Tomasz, B. et al, (2014). Long-term use of probiotics Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium has a prophylactic effect on the occurrence and severity of pouchitis: a randomized prospective study. BioMed research international, 2014, 208064. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/208064
Various factors affect immune function, including cold weather or stress, but you can do things to help your immune system. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, limit alcohol intake, get a good night’s sleep, exercise daily, and wash your hands properly. As 70% of our immune system is in the gut, consider taking probiotics for immune support during the winter cold and flu season. Optibac Probiotics Immune Support offers all-round gut and immune support.
Choose highly researched probiotic supplements containing ingredients proven to support a healthy immune system and your body’s resistance to infection*, such as Vitamin C. Optibac Probiotics Immune Support contains 100% of your daily requirement of Vitamin C, along with one of the world’s most researched probiotic strains, Lactobacillus paracasei CASEI 431®, clinically trialled in thousands of people and found to support immune health(1).
(1). Jespersen L. et al., (2015), ‘Effect of Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei, L. casei 431® on immune response to influenza vaccination and upper respiratory tract infections in healthy adult volunteers: a randomized, double- blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study’. Am.J.Clin.Nutr., 101:1188-1196.
Vitamin C and probiotic supplements for immune support are generally safe for everyone from one year into old age (1,2). However, they may not be appropriate for adults or children who are immune-compromised – read our safety information for more details. If you have a serious health condition, speak to your doctor before taking any supplement.
(1). 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 (2). Doron, S., & Snydman, D. R. (2015). Risk and safety of probiotics. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 60 Suppl 2(Suppl 2), S129–S134. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/civ085
|Immune Support (30 capsules) - 30 capsules||Adult Gummies (30 gummies) - 30 gummies||Every Day (30 capsules) - 30 capsules|
|Suitability||Immune Health||Digestive & Immune Health||General Digestive|
|Added Nutrients||Vitamin C||Vitamin D, Calcium, Zinc|