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Optibac S. Boulardii Probiotics -- 80 Capsules


Optibac S. Boulardii Probiotics
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Optibac S. Boulardii Probiotics -- 80 Capsules

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Optibac S. Boulardii Probiotics Description

  • Optibac Trusted Friendly Bacteria
  • For Bowel Calm
  • Optimize Your Friendly Bacteria
  • Scientifically Formulated to Support Gut Health & Those with Occasional Diarrhea
  • The Original Saccharomyces Boulardii Probiotic for Bowel Calm and Control with One Dose
  • Vegan • Dairy Free • Gluten Free • Soy Free • GMO Free
  • Free From Artificial Colors

Who is it for?

This highly researched supplement from Optibac Probiotics provides 5 billion CFU of pure Saccharomyces boulardii, clinically trialled and shown to support gut health especially in those with occasional diarrhea.

 

Key benefits

 

A pure Sacharomyces boulardii supplement

For those with occasional diarrhea

 

Pure Sacharomyces boulardii probiotic

Optibac Sacharomyces boulardii contains 5 billion live cultures of pure S. boulardii, guaranteed until end of expiry

Digestive Support

Complements the natural gut bacteria and supports digestive health, including occasional diarrhea

Internationally acclaimed

used around the world for 50 years, Sacharomyces boulardii is extremely well-researched

Scientifically proven

Shown in clinical trials to survive stomach acidity and reach the gut alive

Travel friendly

With no need for refrigeration, even in hot, humid environments, you can take this easy-to-swallow supplement with you wherever you go

Natural and vegan

Vegan, gluten free for those with coeliac disease, and made with absolutely no artificial flavorings or colorings

Suitable for daily use

Can be taken intensively or on a long-term basis

Saccharomyces boulardii UK
Optibac was the first brand to introduce S. boulardii to the UK
Highly recommended
From the UK’s most trusted & recommended brand of friendly bacteria supplements, as determined in an independent survey of 1000 British women+


Directions

Recommended use
Natural dietary supplement suitable for adults and children (from 1 year onwards) with the following recommendations:

• Take 1 capsule daily. May be increased up to 6 capsules daily as desired (depending on severity of symptoms), or as professionally directed.
• For young children the use should be lowered. 1 capsule daily, may be increased up to 3 capsules daily.
• If taking anti-fungals, take separately (at least 2 hours apart).
• For those unable to swallow capsules, open and mix contents with a cool drink/food.

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 (77 °F) and out of direct sunlight.!

Free Of
Animal ingredients, dairy, gluten, soy, 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: 80
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Probiotic Cultures275 mg*
   Saccharomyces boulardii
Total Probiotic Cultures5 billion CFU*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose.
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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Good News for Coffee Lovers: Caffeine Might be Good for Gut Health

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you've ever overdone it on your favorite coffee, you know too much caffeine can cause uncomfortable digestive issues. But smaller amounts of caffeine from coffee and tea may benefit gut health and boost your gut microbiome.

Woman Wondering is Coffee Bad for Your Gut Pouring Coffee into Mug in Kitchen

Caffeine and gut health: what to know

If caffeine is actually good for your gut, why does your digestion seem to go crazy after you finish your morning brew? Drinking coffee stimulates the secretion of hydrochloric acid and gastrin, two key digestive juices in the stomach. Coffee also relaxes pressure in the lower esophageal sphincter. This valve controls the movement of food into the stomach and keeps stomach contents out of the esophagus. For some people, the combination of more stomach secretions and less sphincter pressure can exacerbate conditions like indigestion or GERD. However, the link between caffeine consumption and GERD symptoms isn't consistent in research. Caffeine prompts the release of another digestive compound: the hormone cholecystokinin (CCK) . CCK signals the pancreas to secrete enzymes that continue digesting carbohydrates, proteins, and fats in the small intestine. The gallbladder responds to CCK with contractions that release bile to break down fats, aid in fat-soluble vitamin absorption and remove toxins and cholesterol from your body. And, of course, caffeine can make you have to use the restroom—quickly. Studies show that muscle contractions in the lower part of your colon increase within minutes of drinking coffee. In fact, caffeine appears to increase muscle activity throughout your digestive system, although it doesn't change the overall speed of digestion.

Does caffeine affect the gut microbiome?

In addition to causing physiological changes, caffeine may interact with the microbes that populate your gut. Research suggests that drinking coffee can: Compounds in coffee besides caffeine may be responsible for some of these effects. Polyphenols, for example, have been shown to exert antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, which can help counteract damage from pro-inflammatory foods, lifestyle habits and gut bacteria.

Caffeine, gut immunity and inflammation

An interesting study out of Brigham and Women's Hospital pointed to another way caffeine may affect gut health. Their research found that xanthine, a compound produced as caffeine breaks down in the body, helps immune cells called Th17 cells develop and mature. Th17 cells are part of a group of white blood cells known as T helper cells. These cells regulate immune activity by releasing cytokines, proteins that send signals to other immune cells and prompt either pro- or anti-inflammatory reactions. Most Th17 cells release a pro-inflammatory cytokine called interleukin 17 (IL-17) and may play a role in autoimmunity and chronic inflammation when their function becomes dysregulated. However, a small subset of Th17 cells release anti-inflammatory interleukin 10 (IL-10), which may offset the pro-inflammatory effects of IL-17. Since the main job of Th17 cells is to remove pathogens in the gut mucosa, the two cytokines may work together to prompt pro-inflammatory reactions that destroy invading microbes and calm inflammation down once the coast is clear.

Caffeine and gut microbe balance

The Brigham study didn't offer conclusions on whether average caffeine consumption can affect Th17 cells, but a small study in Nutrients suggests related effects on the gut microbiome. Researchers surveyed 34 people about their caffeine consumption and took colon biopsies to assess their microbiomes. People who consumed more than 82.9 milligrams of caffeine per day—the equivalent of about one regular cup of coffee—had higher levels of Faecalibacterium. Faecalibacterium produces the short-chain fatty acid butyrate, known for its beneficial effects on inflammation, intestinal barrier health and metabolism. Caffeine consumers also had lower levels of Erysipelotrichaceae, a microbe associated with lower risks of obesity and type 2 diabetes. However, caffeine appeared to increase Alistipes bacteria. Elevated Alistipes levels may correlate with obesity and are seen in people with gut health problems like ulcerative colitis and IBS pain. Each of these microbes is found in the gut mucosa—the same mucus barrier that Th17 cells defend and protect. Imbalance or dysfunction in either the microbiome or immune cell activity can increase gut permeability and lead to inflammation, allergic reactions and autoimmune diseases. More research is needed to determine whether caffeine consumption has an overall positive or negative effect on the gut microbiome and gut immunity.

Is coffee bad for your gut - or good?

So far, science shows that sipping coffee could have small gut health benefits, such as boosting beneficial bacteria and restoring microbial balance. But these effects may not be due to caffeine alone. Several other factors can influence the potential gut benefits of coffee, including roasting and preparation methods. To maximize caffeine's potential gut health benefits, skip the cream and sugar and drink your coffee black. Sugar can have negative effects on your gut microbiome that prompt inflammation, and milk may block some of coffee's beneficial effects.

Caffeinated tea may benefit gut health, too

If you're not a coffee fan, don't fret! Your favorite tea may also boost gut health thanks to compounds called polyphenols that accompany the caffeine. Green tea in particular has been shown to:
  • Promote the growth of beneficial gut microbes
  • Reverse dysbiosis and restore microbial balance
  • Promote inflammation-regulating microbial populations
  • Increase gut bacteria species that support healthy weight maintenance
However you decide to enjoy caffeine, limit your intake to under 400 milligrams per day. Too much caffeine from any source may cause gastrointestinal distress, jitters, restlessness, sleeplessness, or a racing heart—so pay attention to how you react and keep consumption at safe and healthy levels for your body.[/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="167922" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" css=".vc_custom_1690049594872{padding-right: 7% !important;padding-left: 7% !important;}" link="https://www.vitacost.com/numi-organic-tea-organic-gunpowder-green-tea"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="167921" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" css=".vc_custom_1690049627458{padding-right: 7% !important;padding-left: 7% !important;}" link="https://www.vitacost.com/terra-origin-healthy-gut-honey-lemon"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="167920" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" css=".vc_custom_1690049687859{padding-right: 7% !important;padding-left: 7% !important;}" link="https://www.vitacost.com/the-organic-coffee-co-whole-bean-coffee"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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