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'Bifidobacteria & fibre' from OptiBac Probiotics is a live cultures supplement which is high in fibre. With the extensively researched strain, Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12.


Vegetarian Vegetarian
No Dairy No Dairy
No Gluten No Gluten
Suitable during Pregnancy Suitable during Pregnancy

What's it for?

Live cultures with FOS fibres; fibre may help to maintain regular bowel movements.

Who's it for?

For anyone, from 1 year onwards, who is seeking a natural option.

Each sachet:

Provides 5 billion live cultures + 4g of FOS fibres, guaranteed until end of expiry.

OptiBac Probiotics 'Bifidobacteria & fibre'

'Bifidobacteria & fibre' (For maintaining regularity) is a natural supplement containing carefully selected microorganisms and fibres. Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12® has seen extensive scientific and clinical research, and is thought to be the world's most researched strain of the entire family of Bifidobacteria. What's more this high quality strain is scientifically proven to survive stomach acidity and biliary salts to reach the gut alive. The ingredient Fructooligosaccharide (FOS), makes this product naturally high in fibre. FOS may act as a food source for the body's natural bacteria, and as roughage in the bowels.

OptiBac Probiotics 'Bifidobacteria & fibre' can be taken once a day for ongoing maintenance; or as and when desired, in which case we recommend taking up to 4 sachets a day.

Thanks to the high amount of natural fibre in this supplement, it may be especially suitable for those with constipation.

Constipation affects in particular:

  • More women than men
  • Some people whilst travelling
  • Infants & children
  • Pregnant women
  • The elderly

'Bifidobacteria & fibre' (For maintaining regularity) is a safe and gentle food supplement. It is appropriate for long-term use, can be taken by infants from 1 year and up, and is gentle enough for pregnant & breastfeeding mothers, as well as the elderly.

More about 'Bifidobacteria & fibre'

It is thought that people with lower levels of good bacteria in the gut are more susceptible to various health conditions including bloating and constipation. Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12® is a type of microorganism, of natural bacteria, also known as live cultures. Fructooligosaccharides is often referred to as a 'prebiotic', thought to be the food source for the body's natural bacteria; they can be found in certain foods such as Jerusalem artichokes, leeks & onions.

Note: The high dose of fibres in this supplement, Fructooligosaccharides, may initially result in flatulence and/or bloating in some people. This is a positive sign that the friendly bacteria in your body are being stimulated, and side-effects should soon cease. If these side effects do continue for more than 3 - 4 days, consider reducing the dosage of 'Bifidobacteria & fibre' (For maintaining regularity) before gradually building up again.

Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12® from OptiBac Probiotics is likely the most researched lactis strain in the world. See Scientific research on 'Bifidobacteria & fibre'.

More about OptiBac Probiotics

As well as ongoing scientific trials and routine quality tests, we have a steady flow of trustworthy, encouraging feedback from our customers. Read our reviews below, and find out how we collect them. If these don't get you going, we don't know what will!

Please note: As of October 2013, 'For maintaining regularity' has changed name to 'Bifidobacteria & fibre' in the EU. The ingredients remain the same.

Directions

For adults and children (from 1 year and over:

  • Take one sachet initially, and up to four sachets a day if required, or as professionally directed.
  • For ongoing use one sachet daily will often suffice, although more can be taken as desired.
  • Dissolve in water, mix with food or pour directly into your mouth.

    Drink plenty of water with this supplement. Ideally avoid mixing with hot foods or fluids, or acidic drinks such as orange juice.

    This supplement does not interfere with medicines or other products for constipation

Safety

It is not recommended to give live cultures to patients who are severely immunosuppressed, have pancreatitis, are in the Intensive Care Unit, have blood in the stool, have central venous catheters; or to post-surgical patients with open wounds, or infants with short bowel syndrome; unless under a doctor's care.

Nutritional Information

Fructooligosaccharides (FOS); Standardised culture (Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12®, fructose); Anticaking agent: silicon dioxide.

Each sachet guarantees 5 billion micro-organisms + 4g FOS fibres.

Storage

Like the rest of the OptiBac range, 'Bifidobacteria & fibre' (For maintaining regularity) does not require refrigeration.

Store out of direct sunlight.

Delivery Options

United Kingdom

Delivery within the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland have a fixed price, regardless of the size and weight of your order. All delivery times are estimates and note guaranteed unless otherwise stated.

Method Price
Standard Shipping
Please allow 4-7 days for delivery.

£1.75
First Class Postage
Please allow 1-3 days for delivery.

£2.50
Next Day Delivery
Guaranteed delivery next day if you order by 3pm Monday to Friday (requires signature).

£6.00

International

We ship to all countries around the world, with the exception of Hong Kong. Courier and tracked delivery prices are dependent on the size of your order and where it's being sent (you'll be shown the final price of shipping in the checkout).

Tracked delivery is only available to select destinations, a full list can be found here.

Method Price
International Standard
Please allow 3-7 days for delivery within Europe and 5-12 days to all other destinations. (Does not include tracking).
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£9.54
International Signed
International postage with delivery confirmation (requires signature).
Please allow 3-7 days for delivery within Europe and 5-12 days to all other destinations.
From *
£10.44
International Tracked & Signed
International delivery with full tracking and delivery confirmation (requires signature).
Please allow 3-7 days for delivery within Europe and 5-12 days to all other destinations.
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£10.44

* The price of delivery is dependant on the size and destination of your order. The final price of shipping will be shown in the checkout before you buy.

All prices include UK value added tax (VAT). Purchases made from outside of the European Union will not incur tax on delivery in the checkout.

  • I have used this wonder product for 8 weeks and the relief after years of suffering is amazing, I have tried other combinations of optibac like flat stomach then moving on to daily maintenance, which have worked just as well for constipation,but after 8 weeks on this product all the other side affects of bloating/wind have virtually gone,I contacted optibac for advise at one point and there advise and promptness of reply was fantastic. Thank you

  • Fantastic product!!! I have suffered with IBS/Bloating/Sluggish bowels for 5 years and have tried every product available with no success. This is the only product that I have found to work! Would highly recommend!

    Hull
  • I have, for several years, been plagued by what I believed to be idiopathic constipation. I tried all sorts of stool softeners, resorted to laxatives, drank copious quantities of water and conscientio... Read more

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