Especially for pregnant women, from conception through to birth and early motherhood, to help support digestive and immune function and vaginal health, as well as general well-being*.
Sheih Y et al. (2001). Systemic immunity-enhancing effects in healthy subjects following dietary consumption of the lactic acid bacterium Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 20 (2): 149-156.
I started taking these midway through my pregnancy and have continued - baby is 4 months now. In my previous pregnancies I struggled with thrush and pleased to say I didn’t get it this time around and even with breastfeeding I haven’t got it in my nipple when I have previously. Unfortunately they didn’t help with the pregnancy constipation especially in the last trimester but I did then get the bifido and fibre supplement to use alongside these and that helped more with that side of things.
I really suffered in my first pregnancy with bloating and nausea when taking other tablets. Since taking these with my second pregnancy I have noticed a considerable difference. It has also helped to keep my immune system up this time as I was catching all sorts of colds and bugs previously. Would highly recommend.
I am in my third trimester and was really struggling with indigestion, bloating and gas. I was recommended these by a friend and I have found that my symptoms have really improved over the past month, I am no longer feeling uncomfortable and my digestive system is back on track. Since taking the probiotics, I have also noticed energy levels have increased as I was starting to get lethargic. I also love the fact that these probiotics are aiding my babies immune system too, especially during the uncertainty of the pandemic we are in.
Food supplement suitable for pregnant women from conception through to birth and for breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding women post birth with the following recommendations:
Morning sickness and/or nausea is a common symptom in pregnancy and therefore pregnant women often prefer taking supplements in the form of capsules. To make taking Pregnancy capsules as easy as possible, we recommend tilting the head forward to swallow the capsule. Details below:
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 rhamnosus HN001, Lactobacillus acidophilus La-14®, Bifidobacterium lactis HN019; corn starch; hydroxypropyl methylcellulose capsule; Prebiotic (FOS 30mg); vegetable magnesium stearate
Each capsule guarantees 12 billion CFU.
Following the taxonomic updates advised by a global team of scientists and published in April 2020, a reclassification has been proposed for the Lactobacillus rhamnosus species. The L. rhamnosus strain in Pregnancy may therefore now also be known as Lacticaseibacillus rhamnosus HN001.
|Added Ingredients||FOS Fibres|
|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
Our Pregnancy contains specific probiotic strains which have extensive research to support their use all the way from conception, throughout pregnancy and into early motherhood(1-4). Other brands often use the same strains of probiotics in all of their supplements, and simply add other ingredients to differentiate how they can be used. Unlike other brands, Pregnancy contains probiotic strains which have been researched during pregnancy, so there is no need for added ingredients. However, should you wish to take other prenatal supplements and vitamins, then it is fine to take your Pregnancy supplement alongside these.
(1) Slykerman R et al. (2017). Effect of Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 in pregnancy on postpartum symptoms of depression and anxiety. EBioMedicine, 24, 159-165.(2). Prescott SL et al. (2008). Supplementation with Lactobacillus rhamnosus or Bifidobacterium lactis probiotics in pregnancy increases cord blood IFNy and breast milk transforming growth factor B and immunoglobin A detection. Clinical and experimental Allergy,38(10):1606- 1614.(3)Dekker J et al. (2009). Safety aspects of probiotic bacterial strains Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 and B. lactis HN019 in human infants aged 0-2. International Dairy Journal,149-154 (4)Wickens K et al. (2017). Early pregnancy probiotic supplementation with Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 may reduce the prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus: a randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Nutrition, 117, 804-813.
It's natural to be concerned about taking friendly bacteria during pregnancy, but Optibac Probiotics Pregnancy contains probiotic strains which have been clinically trialled in women during pregnancy and early motherhood. These high-quality live cultures have been shown to safely offer potential benefits* for digestive health(1), intimate health(2)and immune health(3)as well as supporting overall wellbeing (4)in pregnancy and into early motherhood*.
(1).Ibarra A et al. (2018). Effects of 28-day B Lactis HN019 Supplementation on Colonic Transit Time and Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Adults With Functional Constipation, Gut Microbes, 9(3):236-251.(2). Russo R et al. (2019). Randomised clinical trial in women with recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis: efficacy of probiotics and lactoferrin as maintenance treatment. Mycoses, DOI: 10.1111/myc.12883.(3). Slykerman R et al. (2017). Effect of Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 in pregnancy on postpartum symptoms of depression and anxiety. EBioMedicine, 24, 159-165. (4). Sheih Y et al. (2001). Systemic immunity-enhancing effects in healthy subjects following dietary consumption of the lactic acid bacterium Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 20 (2): 149-156.
FOS stands for Fructo-oligosaccharides, which are a type of non-digestible carbohydrate. FOS prebiotic fibres are often added to probiotic supplements such as Optibac Probiotics Pregnancy as they can be fermented by good bacteria in the gut microbiome, giving your little probiotic pals the best start!
|Pregnancy (30 capsules) - 30 capsules||Every Day (30 capsules) - 30 capsules||For Women (30 capsules) - 30 capsules|
|Suitability||Digestive & Intimate||General Digestive||Intimate Flora|
|Best for pregnancy|
|Best for breastfeeding|