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Product rated 5.0 in 18 reviews
60 capsules

A 1.2 billion live cultures supplement with ALA, to help maintain normal cholesterol levels.


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

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What's it for?

Daily live cultures supplement and Omega 3 for your cholesterol levels.

Who's it for?

For anyone concerned about their cholesterol levels.

Each 2 capsules provide:

Hard capsule: 1.2 billion 'AB-Life' live cultures; soft capsule: 300mg of ALA (omega 3)

Which specific strains?

  • Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7527
  • Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7528
  • Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7529

OptiBac 'For your cholesterol'

  • Live cultures and Omega 3 to support the maintenance of normal cholesterol levels
  • Contains 1.2 billion live cultures from the Lactobacillus plantarum species, and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) capsules, a type of Omega 3 that has been shown to maintain normal cholesterol
  • Has undergone numerous clinical trials and is scientifically proven to survive through stomach acidity to reach the gut alive
  • Safe to take alongside statins or cholesterol-lowering medication and has no risk of undesirable side effects
  • Does not require refrigeration, contrary to some other live culture supplements
  • Suitable for women during pregnancy and is also certified gluten free for those with coeliac disease or an intolerance

British Heart Foundation statistics reveal that 60% of the UK adult population have high cholesterol. 'For your cholesterol' has been created especially for those seeking to support the maintenance of normal cholesterol levels. It contains clinically trialled strains of natural bacteria, as well as alpha linolenic acid (ALA), a type of Omega 3 shown to maintain normal cholesterol levels. Suggested for daily use, each hard capsule provides 1.2 billion live microorganisms that will survive through stomach acidity and is guaranteed until end of expiry.

This supplement also contains high quality friendly bacteria. For best results take this product for a minimum of three months. It can safely be taken on an ongoing basis with no risk of undesirable side effects.

Clinically trialled and tested

Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) has undergone numerous clinical trials demonstrating its efficacy at helping to maintain normal cholesterol levels, and the ability of this particular omega 3 (ALA) to support health has been validated by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Our high-quality ALA is sourced from cold pressed virgin flax seed oil. The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 2g of alpha-linolenic acid as part of a balanced diet.

The very specific live cultures in this supplement ('AB-Life' Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7527, Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7528, Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7529) have undergone a randomised, double blind, placebo controlled clinical trial which was published in the British Journal of Nutrition in May 2013. What's more these strains from OptiBac have been tested and shown to survive environmental stressors and gastric acidity, to survive to reach the gut alive.

It is important to note that this supplement, unlike many other live cultures products, 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.

Available in one pack size of 2 x 30 capsules. Each hard capsule provides a count of over 1.2 billion natural bacteria. Each soft capsule provides 300mg of ALA (omega 3).

Instructions For Use

Natural food supplement suitable for adults with the following recommendations:

  • Take one hard capsule and one soft capsule every day.
  • Take with food, preferably with breakfast.
  • Drink plenty of water with your course of live cultures.
  • For best results, take daily for at least three months.
  • Do not exceed recommended daily dosage.

Safe to take alongside statins or cholesterol lowering medication.

The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 2g of alpha-linolenic acid as part of a balanced diet.

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.

Storage

Like the rest of the OptiBac range, 'For your cholesterol' does not require refrigeration. Store out of direct sunlight.

Safety

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.

Delivery

United Kingdom

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  • I have a complicated health history of heredity high cholesterol for about 6 years. Maintaining a diet alone wouldn't lower my cholesterol. But combined with this OptiBac for lowering cholesterol my cholesterol has lowered from 7 to 5.5 in just over a year.

    Please remember a few months with an unhealthy diet will not enable you. This product worked because I took it as I should take it, a healthy diet and the right kind of exercise (very gentle) and over time it worked. I worked hard and stuck with it - first noticing regular bowl movements, which is why I started taking them. I had no idea then that over time my cholesterol would be lowered.

    Thank you OptiBac,

    London
  • I had my cholesterol measured in October 2015 and the readings were:
    TC - 8.5, LDL: 7.1 and HDL 1.4.
    Ratio 6:1

    So I started to take For your cholesterol in December and took it for 3 months in combination with a low fat/low sugar diet. I lost about a stone in weight and have felt much healthier.
    In March, my cholesterol readings had dropped:TC 7.9, LDL 6.6, HDL 1.3.
    Whilst these levels are still very high, my doctor was pleased that the level has come down and is happy for me to continue with the probiotics and lifestyle changes to see if it reduces further.

    Northumberland
  • I'd been getting awful side effects from taking statins - muscle aches etc. so my wife read about OptiBac For your cholesterol and i gave it a try.
    I took them for three months and my cholesterol ... Read more

    Bath
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