Immune Support

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Overview

Optibac Probiotics Immune Support is a high quality probiotic supplement with added vitamin C to help support a healthy gut and immune system*. Contains 5 billion CFU of Lactobacillus paracasei CASEI 431®, a premium strain researched in thousands of people and found to help support immune function*. 70% of the immune system lives in the gut so it's key to support gut health with the right strains when trying to improve immune health*.

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Probiotic Strains

  • Lactobacillus paracasei CASEI 431®
  • Vitamin C
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  • How To Use

  • Ingredients

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  • Product Description

    Who is Optibac Probiotics Immune Support for​?

    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*.

    Key benefits

    • Each capsule provides 5 billion CFU and 80mg of vitamin C. The billions count is guaranteed until end of expiry
    • Contains the well-researched probiotic strain Lactobacillus paracasei CASEI 431® which has been clinically trialed in thousands of people in over 20 clinical trials
    • Scientifically proven to survive through stomach acidity and reach the gut alive
    • Contains added vitamin C, also helping to support a healthy immune system*
    • Vitamin C contributes to the normal function of the immune system and to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
    • Suitable from 1 year onwards, including women during pregnancy, breastfeeding mothers, vegans and vegetarians
    • Recommended for daily use, ideally with breakfast
    • Easy to take capsules
    • From the UK’s most trusted & recommended brand of friendly bacteria supplements. As determined in an independent survey of 1000 British women+.

    Available in a pack size of 30 capsules – serving size 1 capsule per day.

    Now dispatching in our new look!

    We are introducing new, eco-conscious packaging this year, and the new designs will update gradually from product to product to minimize any waste. Please bear with us as you may receive orders with both current and new packaging over the coming months. We hope you like the new look! 

    We’ve reduced the plastic in this packaging by 96%. We no longer use plastic containers.

    Update September 2021: This supplement was previously called OptiBac ‘For daily immunity’.

     

     

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  • How To Use

    Recommended use

    Immune Support can be given to adults and children, from 1 year onwards, with the following recommendations:

    • Take 1 capsule daily, preferably with breakfast, or as professionally directed.
    • For those  unable to swallow capsules, open and mix contents with cool drink/food .
    • May be used on an ongoing basis

    Storage instructions

    • For best results, do not remove desiccant sachet from the glass jar and close lid firmly after each use.
    • Store in a cool, dry place below 25°C (77 °F) and out of direct sunlight.

    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.

    Can probiotics be taken every day?

    The simple answer is yes! Probiotics have been researched for decades and the growing weight of evidence suggests that daily use is both safe and recommended.1,2 There’s no known risk of dependency or overdose: the human gut naturally contains trillions of micro-organisms, so the numbers found in supplements are modest by comparison. Probiotic bacteria are found naturally in our diets, but not all probiotic strains do the same thing, therefore, many people like to use a supplement containing probiotic strains which have been shown to support a specific area of health, such as immune function.4

    How can I boost my immune system?

    Various factors affect the health of our immune system: some of these we can’t control, such as cold, damp weather or stressful events, but there are many things we can easily do to help our immune systems fight off cold, viruses and infections. Include plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet, limit alcohol intake, get a good night’s sleep, exercise daily, and wash your hands properly.

    Many people also like to use supplements designed specifically to support the immune system, especially during winter months when coughs, colds and flu are especially common. As 70% of our immune system is in the gut, it’s important to consider gut health as part of your immune-boosting health regime. Optibac Immune Support offers all-round gut and immune support.

    Which probiotic supplements are best for the immune system?

    It’s best to choose supplements containing probiotics and other ingredients which have been extensively researched and found to support the immune system. Optibac Immune Support contains one of the world’s most clinically researched bacterial strains, Lactobacillus paracasei CASEI 431®, which has been tested in thousands of people in numerous clinical trials and found to support immune health4. To further support immune function, this high-quality probiotic strain is combined with vitamin C, which also helps to support a healthy immune system and your body’s resistance to infection*.

    Who should not take probiotics for immune support?

    Older people can be more vulnerable to colds and flu so may choose to take a supplement for extra support, but often have concerns about whether it’s safe for them to take probiotics. However, friendly bacteria supplements are safe to be taken by everyone from birth into old age 1,2. There are only a few circumstances when probiotics may not be appropriate, such as for adults or children who are immune-compromised – please see our safety information for more details. If you have a serious health condition, you should always speak to your doctor before taking any supplement.

    References

    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 America60 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 international2014, 208064. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/208064
    4. 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.

    Safety

    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.

    This is a dietary supplement and is not intended to prevent, treat or diagnose any medical conditions. Probiotic 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.

  • Ingredients

    Ingredients Optibac Immune Support Supplement fact panel

    • Vitamin C (80mg)
    • Probiotic cultures: Lactobacillus paracasei CASEI 431®
    • Maltodextrin, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, vegetable magnesium stearate

    Each capsule contains 5 billion CFU.

    Suitability

    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian
    • Dairy free
    • Gluten free
    • No added sugars
    • GMO free
    • Yeast free
    • Free from artificial flavorings, colorings and preservatives
    • No chemicals or parabens
    • Suitable during pregnancy
    • Suitable during breastfeeding

    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.

  • 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

    • 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.

      Joe - 25th May 2021

    • 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!

      Will B. - 4th January 2021

    • Does what it says on the tin! My wife and I both take one of these a day - have been for years but especially now it feels like a good way to keep safe. We've hardly had a cold since we found this in our local health food shop. Highly recommend.

      Joe Rawlings - 25th September 2020

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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.

     

     

    Good to know

    • We'll send you an email to confirm once your parcel has been dispatched.
    • 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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