Boost your health and immunity this winter with OptiBac probiotics
New Range of Seven Probiotic Supplements Launch (formerly DTECTA Probiotics)
OptiBac, formerly known as DTECTA, is a new range of seven bespoke probiotic supplements that have officially launched in the UK & Irish markets. OptiBac Probiotics are the only clinically-trialled probiotic range which use tailored formulations of particular probiotic strains to treat specific conditions and improve your overall sense of wellbeing.
The OptiBac products come in capsule and also sachet form which can be mixed with water and taken on a daily basis to boost both the immune and digestive system.
So, what exactly are probiotics?
Probiotics are friendly bacteria, found in our gut, which promote good health and digestion, as well as boosting our natural immunity. They maintain our digestive health by helping to break down substances in our diet to enable effective natural digestion and they also work to promote the natural absorption of minerals we need in the body.
As well as playing a key role in our digestive system, probiotics also line the wall of our intestines with a special layer of protective ‘friendly’ bacteria. This prevents pathogenic and harmful substances in the gut from harming the body – thereby having a very important benefit to immunity and maintaining a strong immune system.
Probiotics feed and multiply on prebiotics. Although prebiotics occur naturally in certain foods, we do not consume enough for probiotics to really thrive. Therefore, certain OptiBac products will also contain a prebiotic supplement to maximise the positive probiotic effects.
If probiotics exist naturally in the body, why do we need more?
A healthy intestine has a good balance of friendly bacteria (probiotics) over bad bacteria. Although probiotics exist naturally within the body sometimes disruptions can occur which upset the balance. Disruptions to the natural balance can be caused by stress, preservatives and sugar levels in our diet, the environment, taking medication e.g. antibiotics, travelling abroad and ageing.
By taking a regular probiotic supplement, we can help maintain healthy levels of probiotics in the body by topping up what we already have naturally.
There are different strains of probiotics which do different things. The OptiBac range is unique in that the seven products in the range all target specific ‘disruptions’. OptiBac is not a ‘one size fits all’ product. Instead, consumers can select which products are suitable for targeting a specific health requirement.
There are 7 products in the range and you will notice the difference in your overall sense of wellbeing within one week of taking any product. Each product contains a bespoke mixture of different probiotic strains which target specific areas of the digestive system.
OptiBac Probiotics For daily wellbeing
This product is a mixture of 6 probiotic strains. These are combined with prebiotics and serve to boost and maintain our digestion system, immunity and energy levels.
RRP: £9.99 / €13.43
OptiBac Probiotics For daily immunity
This product contains a mix of probiotic strains and antioxidants which combine to enhance the body’s natural resistance to infection and disease and promote a healthy immune system. A must have on any shelf as the threat of swine flu continues to loom!
RRP: £9.99 / €13.43
OptiBac Probiotics For a flat stomach
Have you always wanted that enviable flat stomach? This product is designed for those prone to bloating and yields noticeable results. The expert blend of prebiotics and probiotics specifically helps transit of food through the digestive system reducing the risk of bloating and promoting a flat stomach.
RRP: £8.49 / €10.86
OptiBac Probiotics For those on antibiotics
The WHO state that anyone taking an antibiotic should also take a probiotic to ensure a healthy balance of good and bad bacteria is maintained in the system. This particular product should be taken during and after a course of antibiotics to ensure the gut has a healthy presence of ‘friendly’ probiotics.
RRP: £5.49 / €7.23
OptiBac Probiotics For travelling abroad
We are all conscious of minding our tummies when we travel abroad and steering clear of tap water and ice are generally holiday ‘norms’. This product takes the worry out of foreign travel by reducing the risk of an upset tummy and also acts to boost immunity so our stomachs are better able to cope with the change in diet and food.
RRP: £9.99 / €13.43
OptiBac Probiotics For your child’s health
A special blend of pre and probiotics which are tailored to suit a child’s delicate digestive system. The formula is also suitable for pregnant and nursing mothers who will pass on the benefits to their child.
RRP: £6.49 / €8.50 for box of 10 and £15.99 / €21.99 for box of 30
OptiBac Probiotics For bowel calm
Saccharomyces boulardii is an internationally acclaimed probiotic that naturally supports bowel health and control. It also prevents and stops diarrhoea. This product is suitable for children aged 3 years and over who are unable to take other similar products due to their 12+ age limit.
RRP: £3.15 / €4.33 for box of 8; £5.99 / €7.81 for box of 16; £24.99 for box of 80