For every day EXTRA Strength from OptiBac contains 20 billion live microorganisms per capsule, with 5 strains including the well-researched L. acidophilus NCFM®. This is suitable for vegans and for anyone who feels the need for extra strength live cultures support.
The human body is naturally home to both good and bad (pathogenic) bacteria, and keeping a healthy balance is thought to be an important factor in supporting healthy digestion and immunity. However, the body's intestinal balance of good and bad bacteria is delicate, and can easily be upset by factors such as antibiotics, stress, ageing, and diet.
People with a severe imbalance of good and bad bacteria in intestines may include:
Those on long term antibiotics
Those who suffer from conditions such as IBS, or IBD (eg. Crohn's Disease)
People with skin conditions such as eczema or acne.
As a food supplement 'For every day EXTRA Strength' (formerly called 'For daily wellbeing EXTRA Strength') can be given to adults and children (from 1 year upwards) with the following recommendations:
Take one to two capsules daily with food, preferably breakfast, or as professionally directed.
Drink plenty of water with your course of live cultures.
For anyone unable to swallow capsules, the contents of the capsule can be mixed with a cold meal or beverage.
OptiBac will not cause dependency, and may be used on an ongoing basis.
Like the rest of the OptiBac range, this 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'.