What's it for?
Expert friendly bacteria supplement for daily use especially for infants and children.
Who's it for?
For infants and children, from birth to 12 years, and for pregnant & breastfeeding women.
Provides 3 billion live cultures + 0.75g of FOS fibres.
Which specific strains?
- Lactobacillus acidophilus Rosell-52
- Bifidobacterium infantis Rosell-33
- Bifidobacterium bifidum Rosell-71
OptiBac 'For babies & children'
- Friendly bacteria supplement from OptiBac, especially for infants & children
- Provides 3 billion high quality live cultures and 0.75g of FOS fibres (Fructooligosaccharides) per sachet, guaranteed until end of expiry
- Fructooligosaccharides found within this supplement make it a natural source of fibre
- Contains high-quality strains, including Bifidobacterium infantis Rosell-33, that have been clinically trialled in children and proven to survive to reach the gut alive
- Completely free from sugars, artificial flavours and colourings which can be found in other children's supplements and foods containing live cultures
- With excellent reviews from parents, this supplement is suitable for infants & children from birth, women during pregnancy, & breastfeeding mothers
OptiBac For babies & children' (formerly known as 'For your child's health') is a natural live cultures supplement and has been created especially for children from birth, and has received industry awards and excellent reviews from parents. It contains well-researched strains of natural bacteria with fibre, including the trusted strain Bifidobacterium infantis Rosell-33. Suggested for daily use, each sachet provides 3 billion live microorganisms guaranteed.
We specialise entirely in friendly bacteria, and only use strains of the highest quality, with extensive research behind them. The strains contained in this supplement have all been tested and shown to survive stomach acidity to reach the gut alive. Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) also make this product naturally high in fibre. '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.
The supplement is enclosed in a 3-layer laminated sachet for maximum protection against heat and humidity. Unlike many other live cultures products, it does not require refrigeration due to improvements in freeze drying techniques and the strains within the product that are naturally robust to survive harsher conditions.
With no nasty additives, sugar, or flavourings, OptiBac 'For babies & children' provides a good alternative to friendly bacteria yoghurts and yoghurt drinks which can often contain high amount of sugar.
Available in three pack sizes of 10, 30 or 90 sachets of live cultures. Each sachet provides a count of over 3 billion natural bacteria.
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
Pregnant and nursing mothers can take this supplement during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Pregnant women expecting a Cesearean birth may safely take OptiBac 'For babies & children' during pregnancy.
Please note this product may contain tiny traces of dairy and/or soy, and is therefore not recommended to those with a strict allergy to dairy. It should be fine however, for those with lactose intolerance.
Did you know that we are a family business in more ways than one? OptiBac was founded by a father and his three children who continue to work together, and is home to more families - even spanning three generations with our sales star Annie and her grandson Jacob! So who better to make supplements for your family? This product contains carefully selected natural bacteria and fibre especially for your children. Tummy-tastic!
This is a food supplement and it is not intended to prevent, treat, nor diagnose any medical conditions.
Instructions For Use
Food supplement suitable for infants (from birth), children and adults with the following recommendations:
- Can easily be mixed with your child's favourite foods or drinks.
- 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.
- Adults & children should ideally drink plenty of water during a course of live cultures.
- Best taken with a meal, preferably with breakfast.
- Infants from birth to 3 years: 1 sachet per day
- Kids 4 - 12 years: 1 to 2 sachets per day as desired
- Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers: 1 sachet per day
Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a healthy diet and lifestyle. Those with serious medical conditions should consult their doctor before use.
OptiBac will not cause dependency, and may be used on an ongoing basis.
Like the rest of the OptiBac range, 'For babies & children' does not require refrigeration. Store out of direct sunlight.
Live cultures are not recommended for those with serious medical conditions e.g. those who are severely immunosuppressed, have pancreatitis, are in the ICU, have melaena, have a central venous catheter, infants with short bowel syndrome, or patients with open wounds following major surgery; unless under a doctor's care.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Want to make sure to never run out of your favourite daily supplement, or want to give a special gift?
Then our easy subscription service is just for you! Simply schedule a repeat order and let us take care of everything else. The service is free, secure, and you can cancel at any time.
How do I set up a subscription?
You need to be a registered account holder in order to set up subscriptions. The set-up process varies slightly depending on whether you already have an account or still need to sign up for one. Please see how to guides below.
Already got an OptiBac account?
1. Log into account
Go to "My Account" and log in.
2a. Add new subscription
Add only supplements you want to receive as part of your subscription to your basket and place an order using a debit or credit card. Don't forget to select 'Save card details'! Confirm subscription details on order confirmation page and click "Subscribe".
2b. Subscribe to existing order
Go to 'My Orders', locate the order you want to subscribe to and click "Subscribe". Select frequency, start date and payment card and click "Create".
Not yet registered for an OptiBac account?
1. Place order
Add only supplements you want to receive as part of your subscription to your basket and place an order using a debit or credit card. Don't forget to select 'Save card details'!
Create account by adding a password on the order confirmation page.
Go to 'My Orders' and click "Subscribe". Select frequency, start date and payment card and click "Create".
1. Receive your order
Based on your preferences, we'll automatically place a new order and take payment for it. You'll receive an e-mail when the order has been placed and also when your parcel has been dispatched.
2. Cancel or amend order
You can cancel or change the frequency of your subscription at any time. Simply go to My Account > Order Subscriptions.
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