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Extra Strength Probiotic - 30 Capsules (Optibac)

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Extra Strength Probiotic - 30 Capsules (Optibac)

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30 Capsules Extra Strength 
For daily wellbeing EXTRA Strength probiotic contains 20 billion live probiotic microorganisms per capsule, with 5 strains including the well-researched L. acidophilus NCFM® and B. bifidum Bb-02. This is a dairy-free premium probiotic support for your digestion, immunity and energy.

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Suitable for anyone who feels the need for extra strength probiotic support on a daily basis. It will help support digestion, the immune system and energy levels.

The human body is naturally home to both good (probiotic) and bad (pathogenic) bacteria, and keeping a healthy balance is important for good digestion and immunity. However, the body's intestinal balance of probiotics and pathogens is delicate, and can easily be upset by factors such as antibiotics, stress, ageing, and diet. For this reason, many people like to replenish their levels of good bacteria with a high quality probiotic supplement.

People with a severe imbalance of good and bad bacteria in intestines may include:

  • Those on long term antibiotics
  • Those who suffer from conditions such as IBS, or IBD (eg. Crohn's Disease)
  • People with skin conditions such as eczema or acne
  • People with busy lifestyles

The probiotic strains in For daily wellbeing EXTRA Strength are some of the world's most researched and best documented strains.

Recent research on For every day EXTRA Strength for practitioners.

For every day EXTRA Strength shown to minimise antibiotic disturbance - A study investigated the effect of probiotics on antibiotic induced gut microbiota to determine whether a probiotic formula, containing all of the strains found in 'For every day EXTRA Strength' (For daily wellbeing EXTRA Strength), minimised the disturbance of faecal microbiota. The study, conducted over a 48 day period, observed 51 healthy subjects administered with amoxicillin/clavulanate and randomised to concomitantly receive either a probiotic formula or a placebo. Prior to antibiotic therapy the subjects gave three faecal samples to determine their baseline microbiota when healthy. Four faecal samples were also taken post antibiotic therapy for comparison. The results showed that the most common antibiotic disturbance was a relative increase in ClostridiumEubacteriumBacteroides and Enterobacteraceae. More interestingly, those subjects that took the probiotic formula showed less disturbance in their faecal microbiota and promoted a more rapid return to their pre-antibiotic baseline state.

Source: Engelbrektson, A. et al. (2009) Probiotics to minimize the disruption of faecal microbiota in healthy subjects undergoing antibiotic therapy. Journal of Medical Microbiology. Vol. 58 pp. 663-670

Clinical Trials on all probiotic strains in For every day EXTRA Strength for practitioners.

Engelbrektson, AL et al. (2009) Probiotics to minimize the disruption of faecal microbiota in healthy subjects undergoing antibiotic therapy. J Med Microbiol 58: 663-670.

Clinical Trials on Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM®

Faber, SM. (2000) Treatment of abnormal gut flora improves symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Am J Gastroenterol 95(9):2533.

Sui, J et al. (2002) 16S ribosomal DNA analysis of the faecal lactobacilli composition of human subjects consuming a probiotic strain Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM®. J Appl Microbiol 93:907-912.

Ouwehand, AC et al. (2009) Influence of a combination of Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM® and lactitol on healthy elderly: intestinal and immune parameters. British Journal of Nutrition, Vol. 101, pp. 367-375

Engelbrektson, AL et al. (2005) Analysis of treatment effects on the microbial ecology of the gastrointestinal tract. PhD Thesis, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, USA.

Varcoe, J et al. (2002) Variable response to exogenous Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM® consumed in different delivery vehicles. J Appl Microbiol 93:900-906.

Crowell, DC. (1998) Microbial analysis of human intestinal flora after feeding Lactobacillus acidophilus. M.S. Thesis, North Carolina State Univ, Raleigh.

Gilliland, SW et al. (1978) Influence of consuming nonfermented milk containing Lactobacillus acidophiluson fecal flora of healthy males. J Dairy Sci 61:1-10.

Gilliland, SE et al. (1975) Detection of Lactobacillus acidophilus in feces of humans, pigs, and chickens. Appl Microbiol; 30(4):541-545.

Clinical Trials on Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM® with Bifidobacterium lactis Bl-04

Ouewhand, AC et al. (2009) Specific probiotics alleviate allergic rhinitis during the birch pollen season. World Journal of Gastronenterol; Vol. 15, pp. 3261 - 3268

Clinical Trials on Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM® with Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07

Leyer GJ, et al. (2009) Probiotic effects on cold and influenza-like symptom incidences and duration in children. Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics; Vol. 124, pp. 172-179

Ringel, Y. et al. (2008) Probiotic bacteria Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM® and Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07 improve symptoms of bloating in patients with function bowel disorders (FBD). Gastoenterology; Vol 134(4 Suppl. 1):A549

Clinical Trials on Bifidobacterium lactis Bl-04

Paineau, D. et al. (2008). Effects of seven potential probiotic strains on specific immune responses in healthy adults: a double-blind, randomised, controlled trial. FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology, Vol. 53 (1), pp. 107-13

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Filler: micro-crystalline cellulose; Live cultures: (Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM®, Lactobacillus paracasei Lpc-37, Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07, Bifidobacterium lactis Bl-04, Bifidobacterium bifidum Bb-02)

  • Vegetarian capsule: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose
  • Anticaking agents: (magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide).

Each capsule guarantees 20 billion probiotic micro-organisms (up to expiry date.)

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As a food supplement 'For every day EXTRA Strength' (formerly called 'For daily wellbeing EXTRA Strength') can be given to adults and children (from 1 year upwards) with the following recommendations:

  • Take one to two capsules daily with food, preferably breakfast, or as professionally directed.
  • Drink plenty of water with your course of live cultures.
  • For anyone unable to swallow capsules, the contents of the capsule can be mixed with a cold meal or beverage.
  • OPtiBac Probiotics will not cause dependency, and may be used on an ongoing basis.

SAFETY: Live cultures are not recommended for those with serious medical conditions eg. those who are severely immunosuppressed, have pancreatitis, are in the ICU, have melaena, have a central venous catheter, infants with short bowel syndrome, or to patients with open wounds following major surgery; unless under a doctor's care. Furthermore, pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking Saccharomyces boulardii, 'For travelling abroad', or natural plant extracts as in 'For daily immunity'.

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  • Size: 265mg
  • Quantity: 30 Capsules
  • Container: Plastic tub (in box) 
  • Estimated shelf life from purchase: 2 years. 
  • Storage: Keep in a cool dry place, keep out of reach of children. This probiotic does not require refrigeration.

'For every day EXTRA Strength' from OptiBac Probiotics contains 20 billion live microorganisms per capsule, with 5 strains including the well-researched L. acidophilus NCFM®. This is suitable for vegans.


VegetarianVegetarian
No DairyNo Dairy
No GlutenNo Gluten
Suitable during PregnancySuitable during Pregnancy
 

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Q - I understand that perfect gut flora is the holy grail as far as health is concerned, but is it not a fallacy that you can intake supplemental 'good bacteria' through the normal digestion process? The up digestive tract and stomach has enough acidity to make the passage of live 'flora' into the upper and lower intestine almost impossible. Isn't that why they are trialling the insertion of said bacteria (originated and cultured from healthy human faeces) at the other end of your body - as disgusting and wierd as this sounds, early trials have shown massive potential  ;) If this theory proves to be true, it would make a mokery of all the "little drinks" advertising as any live beneficial bacteria contained within those products is completely annihilated by your bodies stomach acid! - John Shaw.

A - Hi John thanks for the comment and good points, from what i've experienced and seen for many of our friends the capsules work well if you drink plenty of fluid, which anyone looking after their health should be doing, yes once in the stomach its difficult so making sure the bacteria is activated by hydration is paramount. Symprove the liquid probiotic we sell is superior in my opinion and has great results, however for many people its not convenient to drink that first thing in the morning, so taking capsule probiotic is the choice.  The bacteria such as "branded small drinks" have done their research and although they may "over sell in advertising" the product has to work to a decent degree otherwise it would be removed, having been on various labelling for food supplement and products i know gov agencies don't have sympathy for any company non-pharma. Yes thats foetal transfer, farmers have been doing it on cattle forever, it works, lots of companies charging a lot of money to do it now, you just need a good donor (someone who hasn't ever had antibiotics). You can do it yourself. But in simple terms, Fermented foods are best Symprove is in my opinion as good and my personal choice (over fermenting) and if i couldn't have symprove id choose optibac, hence we sell it as couldn't sell anything we wouldn't recommend. Kind regards Tom

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