For your cholesterol

30 capsules


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Gluten free

Gluten free

No dairy

No dairy

During breastfeeding

During breastfeeding

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'For your cholesterol' is a high quality live cultures supplement with Omega 3 for anyone seeking to support the maintenance of normal cholesterol levels. Each pack contains 30 hard capsules + 30 soft capsules.

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Optibac Probiotics Strains

  • Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7527
  • Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7528
  • Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7529
  • Omega-3: Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)
  • Product Description

  • How To Use

  • Ingredients

  • Help & Advice

  • Reviews

  • Delivery & Returns

  • Product Description

    Who is it for?
    Live cultures supplement with Omega-3 for anyone seeking to support the maintenance of normal cholesterol levels.

    Good to know:

    • Good bacteria and Omega-3 to support the maintenance of normal cholesterol levels
    • This supplement requires the two different capsules to be taken together
    • The hard capsule contains 1.2 billion AB-Life® live cultures and the billions count is guaranteed until end of expiry. The live cultures (AB-Life® Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7527, Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7528 and Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7529) have undergone a randomised, double blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial which was published in the British Journal of Nutrition in May 2013
    • The soft capsule contains 300mg of ALA (Omega-3)
    • Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) has undergone numerous clinical trials demonstrating its efficacy at helping to maintain normal cholesterol levels, and the ability of this particular Omega-3 (ALA) to support health has been validated by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
    • The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 2g of ALA as part of a balanced diet
    • Our high-quality ALA is sourced from cold pressed virgin flax seed oil
    • Scientifically proven to pass through stomach acidity and survive to reach the gut
    • Easy to take on the go – no refrigeration required
    • Suitable for: women during pregnancy and for those on a soy-free, dairy-free, yeast-free or gluten-free (for those with coeliac disease or an intolerance) diet
    • Safe to take alongside statins or cholesterol-lowering medication and has no risk of undesirable side effects
    • Recommended for daily use
    • For best results take this product for a minimum of three months
    • Can safely be taken on an ongoing basis with no risk of undesirable side effects
    • Available to buy in one pack size of 30 hard capsules + 30 soft capsules
    • From the UK’s most trusted & recommended brand of friendly bacteria supplements. As determined in an independent survey of 1000 British women+

    Please note: This is a food supplement and is not intended to prevent, treat or diagnose any medical conditions.



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  • How To Use

    Instructions for use

    Natural food supplement suitable for adults with the following recommendations:

    • Take 1 hard capsule and 1 soft capsule every day.
    • Take with food, preferably with breakfast.
    • Drink plenty of water with your course of live cultures.
    • For best results, take daily for at least three months.
    • Do not exceed recommended daily dosage.

    Safe to take alongside statins or cholesterol lowering medication.

    The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 2g of alpha-linolenic acid as part of a balanced diet.


    • Store out of direct sunlight.


    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 dietary 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.



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  • Ingredients


    Full ingredients per hard capsule:

    • Stabiliser: maltodextrin (natural source)
    • AB-LIFE® Live cultures: Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7527, Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7528, Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7529
    • Vegetarian capsule: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, titanium dioxide
    • Anti-caking agent: silicon dioxide

    Full ingredients per soft capsule:

    • Omega-3: Cold pressed virgin flaxseed oil (minimum 300mg of Alpha-linolenic acid);
    • Antioxidants: extra virgin olive oil, Vitamin E (D alpha tocopherol)
    • Capsule: bovine gelatine; humectant: glycerine

    Typical concentration fatty acid per capsule:

    Alpha-linolenic acid (Omega-3) 350 mg
    Linoleic acid (Omega-6) 90 mg
    Oleic acid (Omega-9) 120 mg

    The soft capsules are not suitable for vegetarians.

    Suitable during pregnancy and during breastfeeding.

    Each hard capsule guarantees 1.2 billion live cultures.

    Following the taxonomic updates issued by a global team of scientists and published in April 2020, which look more closely at the Lactobacillus genus, a reclassification has been advised for the L. plantarum species. The active ingredients for 'For your cholesterol' may therefore also now be referred to as Lactiplantibacillus plantarum subp. plantarum CECT 7527, Lactiplantibacillus plantarum subp. plantarum CECT 7528 and Lactiplantibacillus plantarum subp. plantarum CECT 7529.



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  • Help & Advice

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  • Reviews

    Customer reviews

    • I’ve been taking these capsules for almost 2 years. My cholesterol is borderline so I thought it would be good to try these with the combined benefit of live cultures. The last time I had a blood test my figures were slightly down so I am more than happy to continue using Optibac in conjunction with a diet that supports Optibacs benefits to my overall health and well being.

      Bernie Lazenbury - 24th August 2020

    • Dear Optibac, I was so disappointed to find that the flax capsules with probiotics for cholesterol are not suitable for vegetarians and vegans. My favourite products are the Everyday but the old formula seemed to be more effective for me. I'm glad that you've removed the Titanium. It would be great to see your products in amber glass now in order to reduce plastic. Kind regards, Kim

      Kim - 29th August 2019

    • I have a complicated health history of high cholesterol. Please remember a few months with an unhealthy diet will not enable you. This product worked because I took it as I should take it, a healthy diet and the right kind of exercise (very gentle) and over time it worked. I worked hard and stuck with it - first noticing regular bowl movements, which is why I started taking them. Thank you OptiBac,

      Iyah uddin - 6th April 2017

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  • Delivery & Returns


    Free UK Delivery over £40

    Free standard UK delivery is automatically applied at the checkout when you spend £40.

    Standard 2nd class (Tracked): £2.50

    Allow 4-10 working days (Monday - Friday) for delivery; no deliveries on Saturdays

    1st class (Tracked): £3.95

    Allow 1-3 working days (Monday - Friday) for delivery; no deliveries on Saturdays

    Express Next Day (Tracked): £6.50

    Order before 2pm for guaranteed next working day delivery to most of the UK*. Orders placed on Friday will be delivered on Monday (next working day). Requires signature.
    *Express delivery may exclude the Channel Islands, Herm Island, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Northern Irish postcodes BT18 & upwards, Sark, Scottish borders and offshore and a small number of remote mainland destinations as determined by our delivery courier. 

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    • We'll send you an email to confirm once your parcel has been dispatched.
    • For delivery queries, please call us on +44 (0)1264 339 770 or email
    • Orders placed before 2pm will be dispatched on the same working day.
    • Delivery within the UK and Northern Ireland has a fixed price, regardless of the size and weight of your order. 
    • Delivery times are estimates and not guaranteed unless otherwise stated.



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