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At what time should I take probiotics?

Most of the OptiBac Probiotics are best taken with a meal, and ideally with, or just before your breakfast.

An important factor in a high quality probiotic is its ability to survive through gastric acidity.  If a probiotic has not been tested to survive gastric acidity and biliary salts then it may not reach the intestines which is where it needs to settle in order to exert its beneficial effects on the body.  The strains in the OptiBac Probiotics range were developed to survive gastric acidity above (ie. more neutral than) pH 3.  In-vitro trials on our probiotic strains show a 95 - 100% survival rate through gastric acidity at this pH level.  Research from microbiologists shows that at mealtimes (and especially breakfast time) the stomach’s gastric acidity is naturally at pH 4 or above.

This is why we recommend taking the majority of our probiotics with your breakfast; this is when the probiotics will have the best survival rate through the body's gastric acidity.

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