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Optibac Every Day Extra Probiotics -- 20 billion CFU - 30 Capsules


Optibac Every Day Extra Probiotics
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Optibac Every Day Extra Probiotics -- 20 billion CFU - 30 Capsules

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Optibac Every Day Extra Probiotics Description

  • Optibac Trusted Friendly Bacteria
  • Scientifically Formulated for Digestive & Immune Support with L. Acidophilus NCFM
  • Vegan • Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free • GMO Free
  • Suitable in Pregnancy
  • Free from Artificial Colors

Who is it for?

Optibac Probiotics Every Day Extra is an advanced, multi-strain probiotic supplement, containing the world-renowned strain Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM®. Scientifically formulated to benefit your digestive and immune health, this supplement is recommended for optimal daily support.

 

Key benefits

 

A high strength probiotic supplement

A high quality, advanced probiotic supplement suitable for vegans, vegetarian and gluten-free, dairy-free or soy-free diets. Designed to complement your body's natural gut bacteria and balance your microbiome, this product is recommended for optimal support of the digestive system, gut and immune health.

 

An advanced supplement

20 billion CFU scientifically proven to reach the gut alive

Complements natural gut bacteria

Specially formulated to help replenish good bacteria in the gut for example, after antibiotic use

Gut health

Extensively researched for various digestive health concerns, including occasional bloating

Immune support

The strains in this supplement have demonstrated efficacy in supporting immune health

High quality, multi-strain

To complement your body's natural gut bacteria

Expertly formulated

Free from prebiotics FOS, and may be suitable for those with IBS

Extensively researched
The strains in this supplement have been collectively studied in approx. 70 clinical trials
A more natural choice
Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria naturally occur in the digestive tract
All round support
With probiotic bacteria suited to both the small intestine (Lactobacillus) and large intestine (Bifidobacterium)
Vegan
A vegan alternative to dairy based yoghurts and yoghurt drinks
Greener packaging
Unlike other brands, comes in a recyclable glass jar
Highly recommended
From the UK’s most trusted & recommended brand of probiotic supplements. As determined in an independent survey of 1000 British women+
Suitable for those on antibotics
Can be taken by those on a course of long-term antibiotics (2 hours away from the medication) or after a course of antibiotics


Directions

Recommended Use

• For best results take 1 capsule daily, preferably with breakfast.
• If desired, or professionally directed, can be increased to 2 capsules a day.
• Can be used on an ongoing basis.
• Suitable from 12 months onwards. For those unable to swallow capsules, the capsule can be opened and the contents mixed into cool food or drinks.
• Do not exceed recommended daily dosage.

 

Storage instructions
• For best results, do not remove desiccant sachet from the glass jar and close lid firmly after each use.
• Store in a cool, dry place below 25°C and out of direct sunlight. For maximum potency, can be refrigerated after opening.

Free Of
Animal ingredients, dairy, gluten, GMOs and artificial colors.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Advanced probiotic blend161 mg*
   Lactobacillus Acidophilus NCFM®
   Lactobacillus Paracasei Lpc-37®
   Bifidobacterium Lactis Bi-07®
   Bifidobacterium Lactis Bl-04®
Total Probiotic Cultures20 billion CFU*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, hydoxypropyl methylcellulose, vegetable magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide.
Warnings

Probiotics 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, short bowel syndrome, or patients with open wounds following major surgery; unless under a doctor's care.

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Feeling Fatigued? Gut Health May be Affecting Your Energy Levels

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Feeling sluggish? Check in with your gut microbiome. Gut health and energy levels are connected through an intricate cycle of interaction between your cells and the compounds your gut bacteria produce. Short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) are the main messengers, but here's the catch: you have to make enough to benefit from their energy-boosting potential.

Woman Tasting Freshly Made Smoothie in Kitchen to Represent Concept of Does Gut Health Affect Energy

How does energy production work?

To understand how SCFAs can increase energy, you have to know a bit about energy production. (If you didn't learn this in school, buckle up: it's time for a science lesson!) Cellular energy comes in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). You can think of ATP as the "power source" for many essential cell functions. For ATP to form, the food you eat needs to be broken down and sent through a series of three complex cellular processes:
  • Glycolysis breaks down glucose into a compound called pyruvate
  • The Kreb's cycle converts pyruvate into ATP
  • Oxidative phosphorylation uses other compounds produced in the Kreb's cycle to make more ATP
Here's a quick overview of how it works. Glycolysis uses glucose from the food you eat or from energy stores in your liver and muscles to make pyruvate. (Another process, gluconeogenesis, can make pyruvate from fats or proteins, but it isn't as efficient.) This 10-step process produces two molecules of pyruvate and two of ATP. Pyruvate goes through a process called oxidation to become a different molecule, acetyl-CoA, which passes into the Kreb's cycle. Also known as the citric acid cycle or the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle, the Kreb's cycle is an eight-step process that takes place inside mitochondria—your cell's energy production powerhouses. Acetyl-CoA molecules go through complex reactions as they pass through the Kreb's cycle, which create numerous compounds, including two ATP molecules. Some of the other compounds serve as fuel for oxidative phosphorylation. This process includes two steps: the electron transport chain and chemiosmosis. In the electron transport chain, electrons move through a chain of four reactions, resulting in a buildup of protons outside the membrane of the mitochondria. In chemiosmosis, this "proton gradient" pushes protons through a special protein called ATP synthase that lines the inside of the membrane. ATP synthase harnesses energy from the protons as they move to create up to 32 more molecules of ATP.

How does gut health affect energy?

It turns out that the SCFAs produced by beneficial gut bacteria like Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are involved in several pathways related to energy production. The SCFA butyrate appears to be particularly important. Butyrate can feed into both the Kreb's cycle and oxidative phosphorylation, and it can help your body to use fat for energy when glucose isn't readily available. High SCFA levels are associated with better glucose and fat metabolism, which gives your body more fuel to make ATP. SCFAs may also be able to prevent low energy by activating an enzyme called AMPK, which stimulates ATP production.

How to improve gut health for better energy

Fortunately, the solution to feeling sluggish and blah isn't nearly as complicated as the energy production process. It all comes down to two things: good gut bacteria and a high-fiber diet. The microbes in your gut need fiber to make SCFAs, so it follows that eating a lot of fiber-rich foods can boost SCFA production and improve energy. Fiber is abundant in whole and minimally processed plant-based foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. Increase your intake of these foods while decreasing fiber-poor foods like meat and refined carbohydrates to feed the SCFA-producing bacteria in your gut. Want to give your microbiome even more of a boost? These plant foods are particularly rich in prebiotic fibers that feed good gut bacteria:

Should you take a probiotics supplement to increase energy levels?

Taking a probiotic may help balance your microbiome and support healthy SCFA production as you transition to a high-fiber diet. Studies in humans and mice indicate probiotic strains like Lactobacillus acidophilus NCIMB 30175, Lactobacillus rhamnosus NCIMB 30174, Lactobacillus plantarum NCIMB 30173, and Lactobacillus plantarum P-8 can support SCFA levels, at least in the short term. However, these studies didn’t look at whether the increase in SCFAs also led to an increase in energy. If you’re transitioning to a fiber-rich diet from a diet high in ultra-processed foods, though, a probiotics supplement may be worth trying. Your microbiome can change quickly in response to new dietary patterns, and probiotics can act as a “bridge” to support SCFA producers in the meantime. Continue to make high-fiber plant foods the staples of your diet to feed those beneficial bacteria, and you may see improved energy levels as a result! These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title="Featured Products" border_width="2"][vc_row_inner equal_height="yes" content_placement="middle" gap="35"][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="164828" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" css=".vc_custom_1676133050629{padding-right: 7% !important;padding-left: 7% !important;}" link="https://www.vitacost.com/vitacost-triple-fiber"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="164827" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" css=".vc_custom_1676133070042{padding-right: 7% !important;padding-left: 7% !important;}" link="https://www.vitacost.com/renew-life-basic-care-probiotic"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="164829" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" css=".vc_custom_1676133134515{padding-right: 7% !important;padding-left: 7% !important;}" link="https://www.vitacost.com/bragg-true-energy-apple-cider-vinegar-plus-6-b-vitamins"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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