What's it for?
Live cultures with Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) fibres.
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 'Bifidobacteria & fibre'
'Bifidobacteria & fibre' 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 is a soluble fibre which may act as a food source for the body's natural bacteria, and as roughage in the bowels.
OptiBac '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 looking to maintain regular bowel movements.
'Bifidobacteria & fibre' 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'
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' and/or a soluble fibre, and is 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 your intake of 'Bifidobacteria & fibre' before gradually building up again.
Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12® from OptiBac is likely the most researched lactis strain in the world.
Healthcare professionals can read scientific research on Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12® on the Probiotics Database.
More about OptiBac
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, This product has changed name to 'Bifidobacteria & fibre' in the EU. The ingredients remain the same.
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.
Like the rest of the OptiBac range, 'Bifidobacteria & fibre' does not require refrigeration.
Store out of 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 or 'For travelling abroad'.
Frequently Asked Questions
Healthcare professionals can follow the links below to read FAQs.
You can find more of our frequently asked questions on our FAQ page.
As we are an UK-based company, the product prices on our website will always be shown in pounds sterling (GBP £). As currency exchange rates fluctuate on a daily basis, the conversion to local currency will be made by your bank on the day of purchase. Check out today's currency conversion rates using a search engine and an appropriate currency conversion tool, though do bear in mind that the rates displayed may be subject to change before your bank processes your transaction.
Order before 3pm from Monday – Friday and select option ‘next day delivery’ at the checkout for your order to arrive the next day.
Next Day: £6 - guaranteed next-working-day delivery to most of the UK* if you order by 3pm Monday to Friday (requires signature)
*excludes: Channel Islands, Herm Island, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Northern Irish postcodes BT18 & upwards, Sark, Scottish borders and offshore, and a small number of remote mainland destinations as determined by our delivery courier
UK delivery is free when you spend £100. The delivery discount is automatically applied at the checkout.
Once your parcel has been collected from our warehouse, we will send you a confirmation email to let you know that the parcel has been dispatched. For any further delivery queries, please call us on 01264 363 193 or email [email protected].
Orders placed before 3pm will be dispatched on the same working day.
Orders placed after this time will be dispatched the following working day.
Standard: £1.75 - please allow 4-7 days for delivery
First Class: £2.50 - please allow 1-3 days for delivery
Delivery within the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland has a fixed price, regardless of the size and weight of your order. Delivery times are estimates and not guaranteed unless otherwise stated.
We deliver to more than 50 countries and offer free delivery on orders over £100. The delivery discount is automatically applied at the checkout. Please see International Delivery Coverage below to find out if we deliver to your country.
Most international delivery prices are dependent on the size and weight of your order and where it is being sent. You'll be shown the final price of shipping in the checkout, before payment, once we have your address and order details. The main exception to this is delivery to EU countries using our International Express Courier service. This has a fixed delivery cost for each country, regardless of the size of your order.
International Standard: From £9.54 - Please allow 3-7 days for delivery within Europe and 5-12 days to all other destinations. Does not include order tracking.
International Signed: From £10.44 - please allow 3-7 days for delivery within Europe and 5-12 days to all other destinations. Includes delivery confirmation. Requires signature upon delivery.
International Tracked & Signed: From £10.44 - please allow 3-7 days for delivery within Europe and 5-12 days to all other destinations. Includes full tracking and delivery confirmation. Requires signature upon delivery.
International Express Courier: From £11.06 - delivers to USA and most other countries in 2-7 days. Includes full tracking and delivery confirmation. Requires signature. See our International Delivery Coverage for the delivery time to your country. Orders must be placed by 11am for same-day dispatch.