I was first introduced to Optibac products by the lovely Farah, one of the members of this family-run company (Farah sorry it’s taken me so long to write this up!) Optibac offer a range of probiotic products for various different circumstances, I tried the Daily Well Being Extra Strength. This option is great for people who have been on antibiotics (antibiotics kill not only the bad bacteria but also the good bacteria in your stomach and once your gut flora has been damaged it takes a long time to repopulate it to its original state), for people with digestive issues (Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Inflammatory Bowel Diseases such as Crohn’s Disease), for people with skin issues such as eczema or acne, or for people with busy lifestyles who are always on the go. I definitely fall into the latter category!
The Optibac Extra Strength probiotics contain 20 billion live microorganisms per capsule made up of five different strains, including the well-researched and well known L. acidophilus. It’s not just antibiotics that can upset our gut flora – stress, poor diet, and ageing all play a part as well. The inclusion of a probiotic in your diet will not just improve your digestion it will also strengthen your immunity and give you extra energy – the sluggishness will be gone. As my career has progressed life has become more stressful and sluggishness was creeping in but at the start of the year my resolution was to start running (still at it thanks to Matt Roberts’ book, Get Running. Read my review of it here) and I’ve been taking the right supplements to support my energy, immunity and digestion, including the Optibac for Daily Wellbeing Extra Strength.
I certainly felt more energised after taking a course of these probiotics (I took one a day in the morning with breakfast) and the occasional bloating I experienced was no more! The product I was taking does not include any prebiotics, the food source for probiotics, but Optibac offers a few options that do contain prebiotics; for a Daily Wellbeing (normal strength), for a Flat Stomach and for your Child’s Health. People all react differently to pre and probiotic formulas, some may find prebiotics cause wind and flatulence whilst other people find a dose of pre and probiotics excellent relief for bloating and constipation. It’s all down to the individual really! The Optibac team are excellent at keeping their website updated with where and when you can consult an Optibac rep to get some advice on which Pre/Probiotic to take or you can alternatively you can consult this excellent informative website – www.bloatingtips.co.uk
Available from optibacproducts.co.uk £22.49 Optibac for Daily Wellbeing