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20 capsules |20 days' supply
Holidays and travelling can be a really worrying time for some, so, for peace of mind, I recommend popping these in your case before jetting off.
Travel Abroad contains highly researched live cultures expertly formulated for travel, including the renowned Saccharomyces boulardii clinically trialled in thousands of travellers across the globe. Suitable alongside travel medications and for a range of climate conditions.
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Started these before my holiday . I then kept taking them everyday during my holiday to Thailand and then through Cambodia to Vietnam. So lots of different foods. I had no problems and took them when I returned. Would definitely take them again .
Took several days before and after as well as all the time I was travelling around Cambodia and Vietnam. Only had one day I was off colour which was really good for me! So pleased I took them and would use again.
‘Purchased these probiotics before my holiday to Thailand. I am so glad l took these as my stomach was fine even though l was eating spicy Thai food a lot of the time. I will now take these on future holidays.’
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Food supplement suitable for adults and children (from 4 years onwards) with the following recommendations:
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.
Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking 'Travel Abroad'.
Each capsule guarantees 5 billion live cultures.
Suitable for vegan diets.
Following the taxonomic updates by a global team of scientists and published in April 2020, a reclassification has been advised for the L. rhamnosus species. The rhamnosus strain in 'Travel Abroad' may therefore now also be known as Lacticaseibacillus rhamnosus Rosell-11.
|No. Live Cultures||5 billion|
|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
Yes, Optibac Travel Abroad now has a great new vegan formulation! It’s also gluten and sugar-free, and suitable for everyone over the age of 4 years (pregnant women should consult with a doctor before use). The capsules are very easy to swallow, or if desired, they can be opened, and the contents popped into cool, non-acidic drinks. These unique features combine to make it one of the easiest and best live cultures travel supplements to use for the whole family!
As travelling can be more fun for you than it is for your stomach, it makes good sense to give your gut some love in the days before your trip. Drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol; eat foods containing plenty of natural fibre, such as beans, pulses, and whole grains, and begin to take your live cultures travel supplement. We recommend that special friendly bacteria for travel are taken for at least 3-5 days before departing on your foreign travels. This allows time for the live cultures to reach the gut and begin to complement the natural gut bacteria. (1,2). It is also fine to use Travel Abroad in combination with your usual daily live cultures supplement. Take friendly bacteria regularly in between your foreign trips to keep your gut bacteria in balance.
(1). Hemarajata, P. and Versalovic, J. (2013 Jan) Effects of probiotics on gut microbiota: mechanisms of intestinal immunomodulation and neuromodulation. J. Therap Adv Gastroenterol. 6(1): 39–51. (2). nhs.uk. (2018). Probiotics 'Ease Upset Stomachs'. [online] Available at: <https://www.nhs.uk/news/medication/probiotics-ease-upset-stomachs/> [Accessed 7 October 2018].
The best friendly bacteria supplement for travel is one which has been designed especially for travelling, and contains live cultures which have been specifically researched and selected for that purpose (1,2,3). Optibac Travel Abroad is a highly researched live cultures food supplement expertly formulated for travel. The premium strains in this specialist travel product include the renowned Saccharomyces boulardii, clinically trialled in thousands of travellers. and proven to reach the gut alive to complement the gut bacteria. Travel Abroad is suitable for use alongside travel medications and in warmer climates, giving holiday-goers the confidence to enjoy their adventures worry-free.
(1). Kollaritsch, H. et al. (1993). 'Prevention of traveller's diarrhea with Saccharomyces boulardii. Results of a placebo controlled double-blind study'. Fortschr Med, 111(9): 152-6 (2). nhs.uk. (2018). Probiotics 'Ease Upset Stomachs'. [online] Available at: <https://www.nhs.uk/news/medication/probiotics-ease-upset-stomachs/> [Accessed 7 October 2018]. (3). Simadibrata M, Ndraha S, Tedjasaputra R, Syam AF, Santi AFA, Rani A. Revealing the effect of probiotic combination Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Lactobacillus acidophilus (Lacidofil®) on acute diarrhea in adult patients. Journal of Clinical Medicine and Research 2013;5(2):23-8.
New environments, hot and humid temperatures, unfamiliar foods, swimming, change of routine, disrupted sleep – travelling can be very challenging for us at times, and for our gut bacteria! Taking live cultures for travel can help to complement the gut bacteria [1,2] and keep it in balance whilst you’re away, allowing you to relax and enjoy yourself. Optibac Travel Abroad is one of the best friendly bacteria supplements for travel as it’s specially designed for travelling abroad – it doesn’t require refrigeration and contains live cultures strains researched for travellers’ needs [3,4]. A good gut feeling means a great holiday!
(1). Riddle MS, Connor BA. The Traveling Microbiome. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2016 Sep;18(9):29. doi: 10.1007/s11908-016-0536-7. PMID: 27447891. (2). nhs.uk. (2018). Probiotics 'Ease Upset Stomachs'. [online] Available at: <https://www.nhs.uk/news/medication/probiotics-ease-upset-stomachs/> [Accessed 7 October 2018]. (3). McFarland LV. (2010) Systematic review and meta-analysis of Saccharomyces boulardii in adult patients. World J Gastroenterol. May 14;16(18):2202-22. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i18.2202. PMID: 20458757; PMCID: PMC2868213. (4). Simadibrata M, Ndraha S, Tedjasaputra R, Syam AF, Santi AFA, Rani A (2013). Revealing the effect of probiotic combination Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Lactobacillus acidophilus (Lacidofil®) on acute diarrhea in adult patients. Journal of Clinical Medicine and Research;5(2):23-8.
You certainly can! Optibac Travel Abroad doesn't require refrigeration as its shelf-stable live cultures strains can survive higher temperatures [1,2] (just keep out of direct sunlight when possible). This makes Optibac Travel Abroad one of the best live cultures supplements for destinations such as India, Egypt, or Mexico.
(1). McFarland LV. Systematic review and meta-analysis of Saccharomyces boulardii in adult patients. World J Gastroenterol. 2010 May 14;16(18):2202-22. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i18.2202. PMID: 20458757; PMCID: PMC2868213. (2). Lallemand Health Solutions internal data, 2012
If you choose a friendly bacteria travel supplement from a UK live cultures specialist like Optibac, then you can be confident that the live cultures are extensively researched and suitable for travel to warmer countries [1,2] (keep out of direct sunlight where possible). This means it’s one of the best friendly bacteria supplements for places like India, Mexico, Thailand, Egypt, or the Caribbean. This shelf stable travel supplement is designed to be super-easy to take when travelling – just pop it in your suitcase or backpack and you’re good to go!
(1) McFarland LV. Systematic review and meta-analysis of Saccharomyces boulardii in adult patients. World J Gastroenterol. 2010 May 14;16(18):2202-22. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i18.2202. PMID: 20458757; PMCID: PMC2868213. (2). Lallemand Health Solutions internal data, 2012.
|Travel Abroad (20 capsules) - 20 capsules||Every Day (30 capsules) - 30 capsules||Every Day EXTRA (30 capsules) - 30 capsules||Saccharomyces Boulardii (40 capsules) - 40 capsules|
|Suitability||Specific Digestive||General Digestive||General Digestive||Specific Digestive|
|Dosage||1 daily||1 daily||1 daily||1-6 daily|