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OptiBac 'For babies & children' is completely free from sugars, artificial flavours & colourings which can be found in other children's supplements and foods containing live cultures.
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Code: OPB-CHIL10Brand: Optibac ProbioticsForm (e.g. capsules): Sachets
From birth onwards, 'For babies & children' (formerly known as 'For your child's health') from OptiBac can be given as a natural supplement.
At OptiBac we specialise entirely in friendly bacteria, and only use strains of the highest quality, with extensive research behind them.
The types of natural bacteria that reside in an infant's or child's intestines are very different from the types found in adulthood. Bifidobacterium infantis and Bifidobacterium bifidum are the dominant and most important beneficial cultures found in healthy infants and children during their early years; this product contains both of these bacteria, in strains which have been tested to survive stomach acidity and bile salts. This supplement contains a third type of natural bacteria, Lactobacillus acidophilus Rosell-52, which has been scientifically shown to survive stomach acidity and to reach the gut alive. At OptiBac we appreciate the importance of using various species and strains of natural bacteria - these three strains will target different areas of the gut as opposed to just one. Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), makes this product naturally high in fibre.
Having an imbalance of good and bad bacteria in the gut is thought, by some, to be related to digestion and immunity for infants and children, in particular in: formula-fed babies, babies and children on antibiotics, babies delivered be Caesarean section, children with regular colds and flus, and babies & children with digestive problems such as colic, diarrhoea, constipation and lactose intolerance, as well as those with allergies and skin irritations such as eczema.
The product is enclosed in a 3 layer laminated sachet for maximum protection against heat and humidity.
This product has been clinically trialled.
Fructooligosaccharides (FOS); Filler: potato starch; Live cultures (Lactobacillus acidophilus Rosell-52, Bifidobacterium infantis Rosell-33, Bifidobacterium bifidum Rosell-71).
Each sachet guarantees 3 billion micro-organisms + 0.75g FOS fibres.
'For babies & children' can easily be mixed with your child's favourite foods or drinks. This OptiBac supplement can be taken with formula milk when it is at room temperature, but not when warmed (as heat reduces the viability of natural bacteria.) For breastfed babies, powder can be applied to nipple or clean finger for baby to suckle.
Take as following, or as professionally directed:
StorageLike the rest of the OptiBac range, this does not require refrigeration.
Store in a cool, dry place, and away from direct sunlight.
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'.
Research on probiotics continues to show that different strains (types) have different beneficial effects on the body. OptiBac Probiotics recognise this, and use well researched strains that have been scientifically tested for their specific health benefits. This way, their range of 11 probiotic supplements is sure to offer you a tailored supplement that you can trust.
OptiBac Probiotics only use well-researched strains of the highest quality which are second to none on the UK market.
As well as clinical trials, all of Optibac probiotic strains undergo rigorous tests to ensure their ability to survive at room temperature, and to survive stomach acidity.
OptiBac Probiotics specialise entirely in probiotics, and in particular use specific probiotic strains to target specific health conditions. Recognising that different types of probiotics can have different beneficial effects on the body, they aim to offer each customer a specific probiotic formula in order to support their individual health needs.
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