A natural probiotic for those who have recently finished or are taking a course of antibiotics (e.g. amoxicillin, penicillin, tetracycline, doxycycline). These two high quality strains of natural bacteria, Lactobacillus acidophilus Rosell-52 and Lactobacillus rhamnosusRosell-11, have been extremely well-researched, and are scientifically proven to survive to reach the gut alive, even during a course of antibiotics.
Antibiotics do not distinguish between friendly and harmful bacteria and are therefore thought to kill off much of the natural bacteria in the gut; this may often lead to side effects.
The strains of natural bacteria in this supplement are especially selected for their suitability and safety.
Suitable for anyone, aged 1 year and over, taking a typical course of antibiotics.
Each capsule provides 4 billion live cultures from OptiBac, guaranteed until end of expiry.
- Lactobacillus acidophilus Rosell-52 is a natural resident of the intestinal microflora; this specific strain from OptiBac has been well studied to survive gastric acidity and bile salts expected at mealtimes and to reach the intestines without damage.
- Lactobacillus rhamnosus Rosell-11 is a natural component of the friendly bacteria in the intestines; this species is one of the most studied in the world of live cultures. L. rhamnosus Rosell-11 has been proven to resist bile and gastric acidity over pH 3 – therefore if taken at mealtimes (when pH is around 4), it will pass through the stomach without being damaged.
These two microorganisms have been scientifically tested and shown to survive to reach the gut alive, and to be safe to take during your course of antibiotics – Scientific Research on live cultures and antibiotics.
Note: If you are taking particularly long-term and/or high strength antibiotics you may want to consider taking OptiBac For every day Extra Strength instead.