Pregnancy

30 capsules |1 month's supply

Dr Sasivimol Ahmed PhD, PG Dip (Personalised Nutrition), BSc (Food Science)
I love this supplement because it contains the UK's most researched friendly bacteria strains for pregnancy, post-birth and breastfeeding.
Dr Sasivimol Ahmed
Dr Sasivimol Ahmed PhD, PG Dip (Personalised Nutrition), BSc (Food Science)

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Pregnancy is a unique supplement, containing 3 high quality strains which are extensively researched in and carefully selected for pregnancy from conception through to birth, as well as for post-birth and breastfeeding.

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  • Vegan

    Vegan

  • No dairy

    No dairy

  • Gluten free

    Gluten free

  • During pregnancy

    During pregnancy

  • During breastfeeding

    During breastfeeding

  • Artificial colour free

    Artificial colour free

Key benefits

Friendly bacteria suitable for pregnancy

A prenatal supplement for pregnant women from conception through to birth. Also suitable post birth and during breastfeeding.

  • Highly researched friendly bacteria for pregnancy Uniquely developed supplement for pregnancy, post birth and breastfeeding 
  • Contains strains proven to reach the gut and vagina Friendly bacteria complement the natural gut bacteria and reach the vaginal tract
  • Suitable for both mum and baby Contains three strains of live cultures that have been researched in both mothers and babies
  • Specific strain action on immune function L. rhamnosus HN001 & B. lactis HN019 have been shown to stimulate immunological responses1
  • A more natural pregnancy supplement These live cultures for pregnancy are vegan, gluten free, and made with absolutely no artificial flavourings or colourings
  • From the UK's most recommended brand Optibac is the brand of friendly bacteria supplements most recommended by UK consumers^

 

References:

1. 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.

Optibac Probiotics strains

  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus La-14®
  • Bifidobacterium lactis HN019

Added nutrients

  • FOS fibres
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Louise Mason
Louise Mason BA(Hons) DipCNM Nutritional Therapist, DipCNM Naturopath, mANP
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Why choose us?

We are the UK's most trusted & recommended brand of friendly bacteria supplements as determined in an independent survey of 1000 people^

We use the most researched strains of friendly bacteria in the world with each supplement designed to target individual needs and life stages.

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  • How to use

    Recommended use

    Food supplement suitable for pregnant women from conception through to birth and for breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding women post birth with the following recommendations:

    • Take 1 capsule daily, preferably with breakfast.
    • For those unable to swallow capsules, open and mix contents with a cool drink / food.
    • Do not exceed recommended daily dosage.
    • May be taken on an ongoing basis or as professionally directed.
    • For best results use daily.

    Supporting Information

    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:

    • When swallowing tablets, it’s common to put the tablet in your mouth, drink some water and tilt your head back to swallow it (i.e. look up before swallowing). Doing this uses the weight of the tablet to move it to the back of the throat and makes it easier to swallow successfully.
    • With a capsule, however, this won’t work because of the air inside it. Instead, while the capsule and water are in the mouth, we recommend to look down before swallowing. This will buoy the capsule to the top of the water (back of the throat) and make it easier to swallow, particularly if morning sickness and/or nausea are a problem for the individual.

    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 and out of direct sunlight. For maximum potency, can be refrigerated after opening.

    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, 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.

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    Ingredients

    Live cultures: Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001, Lactobacillus acidophilus La-14®, Bifidobacterium lactis HN019; corn starch; vegetarian capsule: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose; Fructooligosaccharides (FOS 30mg); anti-caking agent: vegetable magnesium stearate

    *Nutrient Reference Value

    Each capsule contains 12 billion live cultures guaranteed until the date of expiry.

    Suitability

    • Vegan
    • No dairy
    • Gluten free
    • Suitable in pregnancy
    • Suitable for breastfeeding
    • Soy free
    • Yeast free
    • GMO free
    • Free from artificial flavourings, colourings and preservatives
    • No chemicals or parabens

    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.

    Format Capsule
    No. Live Cultures 12 billion
    Added Ingredients FOS Fibres
    Recommended Use 1 capsule daily
    Age Range Adult
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    Free UK Delivery over £40 
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    1st class: £3.95
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    Express Next Day, order before 2pm (Tracked): £6.95 
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    • For delivery queries, please call us on +44 (0)1264 339 770 or email enquiries@optibacprobiotics.com
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    • Delivery times are estimates and not guaranteed unless otherwise stated.

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    If you have changed your mind, you can return goods, at your cost, unopened within 14 days for refund or exchange, this does not affect your statutory rights.

Customer Questions

All questions answered by probiotic experts Dr Kate Stephens PhD (Food and Microbial Sciences) BSc(Hons) Medical Biology and Louise Mason BA(Hons) DipCNM Nutritional Therapist, DipCNM Naturopath, mANP

Optibac Pregnancy friendly bacteria supplement contains special live cultures strains researched in women from conception, throughout pregnancy and early motherhood1,2,3,4. It is formulated just for pregnancy, with strains that have been proven to reach the gut and vagina. Optibac Pregnancy is also fine to take alongside your prenatal vitamin and mineral supplements.

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Most friendly bacteria are completely safe to take when pregnant1, with a few exceptions. We do not recommend the yeast Saccharomyces boulardii or the friendly bacteria strain Bacillus coagulans Unique IS-2 during pregnancy. While there is no evidence to suggest that these friendly bacteria are harmful when used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, there is also no strong evidence to prove that they are completely safe to use. Therefore, we prefer to err on the side of caution. Our Kids Gummies and Adult Gummies supplements contain the strain Bacillus coagulans Unique IS-2, while Saccharomyces Boulardii and Travel Abroad contain S. boulardii.

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Yes. Optibac Pregnancy is suitable to take both during pregnancy and post-birth, particularly when breastfeeding as baby gets the benefits of mum's good bacteria through her breast milk1.

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FOS fibres are often added to friendly bacteria supplements, such as Optibac Pregnancy, as they can be fermented by good bacteria in the gut to help increase the natural bacteria in your gut. FOS fibres are perfectly safe to take during pregnancy.

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