One Week Flat

7 sachets

£8.99

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Suitability

Gluten free

Gluten free

During pregnancy

During pregnancy

During breastfeeding

During breastfeeding

Vegan

Vegan

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Who is it for?

Optibac One Week Flat is an affordable, 7-day course of friendly bacteria in easy-to-take sachets. It's gluten-free and therefore may be suitable for those with bloating.

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Optibac Probiotics Strains

  • Lactococcus lactis Rosell-1058
  • Lactobacillus casei Rosell-215
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus/helveticus Rosell-52
  • Bifidobacterium bifidum Rosell-71

Added nutrients

  • FOS fibres
  • Product Description

  • How To Use

  • Ingredients

  • Help & Advice

  • Reviews

  • Delivery & Returns

  • Product Description

    Friendly bacteria suitable for those with bloating

    Key benefits

    • An easy, short-term option – designed to be taken over 7 consecutive days (1 sachet per day) 
    • Scientifically proven - to pass through stomach acidity and reach the gut
    • Quality, multi-strain formula – containing various high quality strains of friendly bacteria
    • Highly researched strains - such as L. acidophilus Rosell-52, found to support digestive enzymes including lactase & α-glucosidase, involved in the breakdown of lactose in milk & starch
    • A more natural option - complements your natural gut bacteria, and free from artificial flavours often found in other food & drinks containing live cultures
    • Highly recommended - from the UK’s most trusted & recommended brand of friendly bacteria supplements. As determined in an independent survey of 1000 British women+.

    One Week Flat can be taken occasionally for 7 consecutive days once a month or on an ongoing basis.

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  • How To Use

    Probiotics for BloatingRecommended use

    Natural food supplement suitable for adults and children (from 4 years onwards) with the following recommendations:

    • Take 1 sachet daily for 7 consecutive days, preferably with breakfast.
    • Pour an inch of water into a tall glass, leaving plenty of room for swirling.
    • Shake the sachet before gently sprinkling the powder into the glass.
    • Vigorously swirl the water around in the glass making sure the powder is dissolved.

    We highly recommend you take One Week Flat for 7 consecutive days. Many consumers like to take this course once a month. However, it can be taken on an ongoing basis or as desired.

    Storage

    • Store in a cool, dry place below 25°C and out of direct sunlight.

    One Week Flat Customer Questions

    All questions answered by probiotic experts Dr. Kate Stephens PhD (Food and Microbial Sciences) BSc (Hons) Medical Microbiology and Kerry Beeson BSc (Nutritional Medicine) Nutritional Therapist.

    Is One Week Flat suitable for both men and women?

    Definitely! Friendly gut bacteria are not gender specific. This means that One Week Flat is suitable to be taken by everyone over the age of 4 years: women, men, and trans and non-binary people too!

    How often should I take this friendly bacteria supplement?

    It is recommended to take One Week Flat every day for at least one week. After that the rest is down to personal preference. One Week Flat can be used in the short term, as a week-long course for those who are looking for an affordable way to complement their natural gut bacteria every now and then. Equally, it can be used on an ongoing basis. There is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to take it. Here are some of the ways that our loyal One Week Flat customers take this supplement:

    • a 7-day course regularly every month
    • a 7-day course as and when desired
    • one sachet every day on an ongoing basis

    What does One Week Flat taste of?

    One Week Flat has a fairly ‘neutral’ taste and most people find it easy and pleasant to take. You may notice a slight natural sweetness which comes from the Fructooligosaccharide (FOS) fibres, but you can rest assured that the supplement contains no added flavourings, sugar, or sweeteners.

    I get bloated when I eat foods like dairy or gluten - can I take One Week Flat?

    One Week Flat is gluten-free, so is fine to be taken by those with food-related bloating. It is also suitable to be taken by those with lactose intolerance1,2,3. This high-quality supplement contains 4 well-researched strains of friendly bacteria combined with 0.3g FOS fibres. Individual responses to a supplement can vary, but the majority of our customers get on well with this formulation, and purchase on a regular basis.

    I'm on a calorie-restricted diet. Can I take One Week Flat?

    One Week Flat contains just 7.72 calories per sachet, and 0g fat. Most of the carbohydrate in the supplement comes from the FOS fibres which are not digested, and therefore have almost no calorific content.

    Safety

    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 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.

    References

    1. Rampengan et al., (2010), ‘Comparison of efficacies between live and killed probiotics in children with lactose malabsorption’. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health 41: 474-481
    2. D. H. Juers, B. W. Matthews and R. E. Huber, “LacZ β-galactosidase: Structure and function of an enzyme of historical and molecular biological importance,” Protein Science, vol. 21, no. 12, pp. 1792-1807, 2012.#
    3. Oak SJ, Jha R. The effects of probiotics in lactose intolerance: A systematic review. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2019;59(11):1675-1683. doi: 10.1080/10408398.2018.1425977. Epub 2018 Feb 9. PMID: 29425071.

  • Ingredients

    Ingredients

    Maltodextrin (natural source); Fructooligosaccharides (FOS 0.3g); Live cultures: Bifidobacterium bifidum Rosell-71, Lactobacillus casei Rosell-215, Lactococcus lactis Rosell-1058 and Lactobacillus acidophilus/helveticus Rosell-52

    Each sachet guarantees 5 billion live cultures + 0.3g FOS fibres.

    Suitability

    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten free
    • Yeast free
    • No added sugar
    • Suitable during pregnancy
    • Suitable during breastfeeding
    • GMO free
    • Flavourless
    • Free from artificial flavourings, colourings and preservatives
    • No chemicals or parabens

    Following the taxonomic updates by a global team of scientists and published in April 2020, a reclassification has been advised for the L. casei species. The casei strain in the Optibac One Week Flat product is now also known as Lacticaseibacillus casei Rosell-215.

    Visit the Probiotics Learning Lab to find out more about friendly bacteria supplements and bloating.

  • Help & Advice

    Talk to our experts

    If you have a specific question or need some advice on which product to choose please contact our Nutrition Team on +44 (0) 1264 318 881 or click on the link below for our contact form.

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  • Reviews

    Customer reviews

    • This product is a total game changer. I’ve tried all the opti bac products but this one seemed to agree with me the most and I now take these daily. The opti bac team have been great with their customer care and have been committed to helping me find a product that works for me. Thank you!

      Lauren - 1st March 2022

    • Used to get so bloated whenever i had my period. I take a course once a month, starting a 2 or 3 days before my period is due

      Jessica O - 17th January 2022

    • I was living with serious bloating when I discovered One Week Flat. I use it regularly now and that bloating no longer happens! I no longer live in England, but I was delighted to find that I could buy it locally. (EU)

      Dorian - 14th June 2021

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  • Delivery & Returns

    UK DELIVERY

    Free UK Delivery over £40 

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

    Standard 2nd class: £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): £6.95

    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 enquiries@optibacprobiotics.com
    • 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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