Immune System Support

If you’re looking at different ways to support your immunity at this time, we thought you may find it useful to know which products from our range of Optibac Probiotics include the specific strains that have been clinically trialled and shown to support immunity.

Supporting the gut

As you may or may not be aware, over 70% of our immune system lies in the gut. It therefore makes sense to keep intestinal health in optimum condition.

 ‘For every day EXTRA STRENGTH’ contains 20 billion live microorganisms per capsule and is designed for people who may need extra support due to lowered immunity (especially in the elderly), for those on long-term antibiotics or for clients who may have digestive issues. The Bifidobacterium lactis BI-04 and Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07 strains included in this product have also been found to help minimise the incidence and duration of upper respiratory tract infections.

Supporting babies & children

‘For babies & children’ is a clinically trialled probiotic and prebiotic especially for infants and children up to the age of 12. It can also be used for support during pregnancy in the third trimester and whilst breastfeeding.

This product can help to modulate immune activity by encouraging the growth of beneficial bacteria in the child’s gut. A gold standard clinical trial found that ‘For babies and children’ reduced childhood infections when taken daily and also decreased the risk of missing a day off school, (Cazzola et al. 2010). This product comes in sachet form and can easily be mixed into water, milk, yoghurt and food at room temperature or below.

Antibiotic support

Antibiotics are non-selective and in addition to killing off the pathogens they’ve been prescribed for, they will also destroy a lot of our beneficial bacteria. As a result, common side effects of antibiotics can occur such as poor immunity, thrush, constipation and diarrhoea.

‘For those on antibiotics’ is designed to be taken at the exact same time as antibiotics and works by topping up levels of beneficial bacteria to help limit the risk of any unwanted side effects. In fact, the strains used in this product have been shown to help minimise the risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea.

The full range of Optibac Probiotics is available at Founain Therapies.