Bifido & Fibre

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Gluten free

Gluten free

During pregnancy

During pregnancy

No dairy

No dairy

During breastfeeding

During breastfeeding

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Who is it for?

Optibac Bifido & Fibre is a high quality supplement combining 25 billion live cultures of the scientifically proven Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12®. Also with 4g of FOS fibres added to increase your natural gut bacteria.

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Optibac Probiotics Strains

  • Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12®

Added nutrients

  • FOS fibres
  • Product Description

  • How To Use

  • Ingredients

  • Help & Advice

  • Reviews

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  • Product Description

    Bifidobacterium friendly bacteria with FOS fibres

    Great for anyone looking to buy a friendly bacteria supplement with FOS for natural fibre.

    Key benefits

    • Extensively researched – contains the renowned live cultures strain Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12®, which has been researched in thousands of people in gold standard clinical trials 
    • Friendly bacteria and FOS – each of the synbiotic friendly bacteria sachets contains 25 billion Bifidobacteria live cultures to complement the natural gut bacteria combined with 4g of Fructooligosaccharide (FOS) fibres to increase gut bacteria 
    • Provides recommended daily intake of fibre – the International Scientific Association of Probiotics & Prebiotics (ISAPP) suggests a minimum daily intake of 3-5g of fermentable fibres such as FOS
    • Scientifically proven – shown to survive stomach acidity and reach the gut alive
    • Specific strain actionB. lactis BB-12® has been shown to stimulate immunological responses including immunoglobulins and cytokines1
    • Easy to use – this friendly bacteria powder can be taken daily or as required, mixed into cool, non-acidic food or drink, with no refrigeration required 
    • A more natural option – made using natural ingredients and free from artificial flavourings or colourings often found in other food & drinks containing live cultures; does not cause dependency 

    FOS may initially result in flatulence in some people. These effects are temporary and should stop as the body adjusts. If effects continue for 3-4 days, consider reducing the dosage.

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    1. Jungerson, M. et al., (2014) The Science behind the Probiotic Strain Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis BB-12®. Microorganisms. 2, 92-110.

  • How To Use

    Recommended use

    Food supplement suitable for adults and children (from 12 months onwards) with the following recommendations:

    • Initial use: Take 1 sachet (and up to 4 sachets if required) daily with food.
    • Ongoing use: 1 sachet will often suffice but more can be taken as desired or as professionally directed.
    • It is strongly recommended to drink plenty of water with this supplement.
    • Shake the sachet, then slowly sprinkle contents into a glass of water and vigorously swirl to dissolve fully.
    • Do not use a spoon to stir as this may cause the sachet contents to clump.
    • Do not exceed recommended daily dosage.


    • Store in a cool, dry place below 25°C 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 Kerry Beeson BSc (Nut. Med.) Nutritional Therapist.

    What makes Bifido & Fibre unique?

    Bifido & Fibre is a safe, gentle supplement, suitable for use by everyone over the age of 1 year including children1, pregnant women2, and older people3.  Bifido & Fibre contains 25 billion CFU of the friendly bacteria strain Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12®, an extensively researched strain proven to reach the gut alive4. In fact, this strain of friendly bacteria is thought to be the most highly researched strain in the entire Bifidobacteria family! It has been extensively researched in numerous clinical trials, including one of the largest clinical trials ever conducted on any friendly bacteria strain, where it was researched in 1,200 people5. In Bifido & Fibre, this strain is offered in a unique combination with 4g of fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), a natural source of fibre.

    How many sachets should I take a day?

    The most appropriate way to take Bifido & Fibre can vary from person to person, so may require some initial ‘trial and error’. It is recommended to start with one sachet a day and see how you get on. The number of sachets taken can be increased (one sachet at a time), up to a maximum of 4 sachets per day spread over the course of the day. This supplement can be taken with or without food and many people like to take a sachet with each meal, and one before bedtime, though you can see what suits you best.

    If you decide to take a higher number of sachets initially, you may be able to reduce after just a week or two to just 1 or 2 sachets each day. Equally, it’s fine to use the supplement on an ad hoc basis as desired, or to take 1-4 sachets per day on an ongoing basis.

    Is it ok to take friendly bacteria supplements every day?

    Friendly bacteria supplements are generally considered very safe to take on a daily basis1. They are natural supplements and not a medication. Furthermore, the specific strain of bacteria in Bifido & Fibre (Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12®) carries no risk of dependency and does not cause the bowel to become ‘lazy’.


    Live 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, 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 food supplement and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. 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.


    1. Saavedra et al. 2004. Long-term consumption of infant formulas containing live probiotic bacteria: tolerance and safety. The American journal of clinical nutrition. 9:261–7.
    2. Mirghafourvand Mojgan et al (2016), “The Effect of Probiotic Yogurt on Constipation in Pregnant Women: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial.” Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal, Nov; 18(11): e39870 PMC. Web.
    3. Pitkala, K.H et al. (2007), ‘Fermented cereal with specific Bifidobacteria normalizes bowel movements in elderly nursing home residents. A randomized, controlled trial’, Journal of Nutritional Health and Aging, 11(4):305-311.
    4. Uchida et al. (2005), ‘Effect of fermented milk containing Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12® on stool frequency, defecation, fecal microbiota and safety of excessive ingestion in healthy female students’, Journal of Nutritional Food, 8(1):39-51
    5. Eskesen, D. 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 abnormal discomfort: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group trial’, British Journal of Nutrition, Nov 28: 114(10) :1638–1646
    6. Da Silva Souza, D. et al. (2018, Nov). Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Parallel Clinical Trial Assessing the Effect of Fructooligosaccharides in Infants with Constipation. J. Nutrients. 2018 Nov; 10(11): 1602. Published online 2018 Nov 1. doi: 10.3390/nu10111602

  • Ingredients


    Fructooligosaccharides (FOS 4g); Live cultures: Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12®, fructose (standardised culture); anti-caking agent: silicon dioxide

    Each sachet guarantees 25 billion micro-organisms + 4g FOS fibres.


    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten free
    • No dairy
    • Flavourless
    • Suitable in pregnancy
    • Suitable during breastfeeding
    • Yeast free
    • GMO free
    • Free from artificial flavourings, colourings and preservatives
    • No chemicals or parabens
    • Not suitable for FODMAP diets
  • Help & Advice

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  • Reviews

    Customer reviews

    • I discovered these at the Pregnancy & Baby fair in Dublin and I can’t rate them highly enough. This supplement has changed my life! I couldn't recommend it more.

      Claire - 19th May 2022

    • I began using Optibac Bifido & Fibre a couple months ago. The results have been unlike anything I have used in the past. I have struggled with sluggish bowels for over a decade. Increasing my fiber intake just usually results in more pain and harder stools, despite consuming nearly a gallon of fluid per day. Since taking Optibac Bifido & Fibre, I am experiencing a more definite urge to go to the toilet, better stool consistency, and more complete evacuation. At the beginning, I also experienced some gas, but I took this as a good sign that real work was being done in my intestines. I highly recommend this product to anyone that does not respond to the usual "fiber and fluids" recommendation.

      Kimberly Case - 11th December 2021

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    • I’ve reword everything, diet changes, EVERYTHING. Nothing helped. I finally decided to try a probiotic. I put it off bc i hate taking pills but i found this powder one from optibac and was so excited. I mix it with apple juice and take it everyday. It’s been 2 months and now i FINALLY have a bowel movement EVERY DAY! I hardly leave reviews but this is the first and only product that has helped. Saying I’m ecstatic is an understatement. I’be been telling everyone i can about this miracle product 🤍

      Bailey - 23rd May 2021

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