Supporting a healthy balance of probiotics in the gut to help you maintain regular bowel movements.
For anyone, from 1 year onwards, who is seeking a natural option.
5 billion live probiotic microorganisms + 4g of prebiotic fibres, guaranteed until end of expiry.
Maintaining a healthy balance of good bacteria in your gut can help to make bowel regularity an every day thing. For maintaining regularity is a natural supplement containing a probiotic strain and a prebiotic fibre specifically selected to support normal bowel function. Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12® has been scientifically researched to help maintain regular bowel movements, and is probably the most researched strain of the B. lactis probiotic in the world. Prebiotics, such as fructooligosaccharides, are the food source for probiotics in the body, and can act as roughage in the bowels.
For maintaining regularity can be taken once a day for ongoing maintenance; or as and when desired, in which case we recommend taking up to 4 sachets a day.
Constipation affects in particular:
For maintaining regularity is appropriate for long-term use, can be taken by infants from 1 year and up, and is gentle enough for pregnant & breastfeeding mothers, as well as the elderly.
Having a healthy balance of friendly bacteria (probiotics) in the gut is thought to support good digestion, strong immunity, and energy levels. It is generally accepted that people with lower levels of good bacteria in the gut are more susceptible to various health conditions including bloating and constipation. Probiotics are microorganisms which are beneficial to the human body (and this is how they have earned the name 'friendly bacteria'). Prebiotics are the food source for the body's probiotics; they can be found in certain foods such as Jerusalem artichokes, leeks & onions. Prebiotics work by stimulating the growth of probiotics in the gut, and can act as roughage in the bowels.
Supplementing your levels of good bacteria with a high quality probiotic & prebiotic can be a positive step in supporting your gut. Both the specific probiotic strain and the prebiotic in For maintaining regularity have been scientifically researched to help maintain healthy gut bacteria and to support bowel regularity.
Note: The high dose of prebiotic fibres in this product, fructooligosaccharides, may initially result in flatulence and/or bloating in some people. This is a positive sign that the friendly bacteria in your body are being stimulated, and side-effects should soon cease. If these side effects do continue for more than 3 - 4 days, consider reducing the dosage of For maintaining regularity before gradually building up again.
Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12® is probably the most researched lactis probiotic strain in the world. See Scientific research on 'For maintaining regularity'.
Please Note : Only the larger pack size is available at IMI Shops.
For adults and children (from 1 year and over:
Drink plenty of water with this supplement. Ideally avoid mixing with hot foods or fluids, or acidic drinks such as orange juice.
This supplement does not interfere with medicines or other products for constipation
It is not recommended to give live cultures to patients who are severely immunosuppressed, have pancreatitis, are in the Intensive Care Unit, have blood in the stool, have central venous catheters; or to post-surgical patients with open wounds, or infants with short bowel syndrome; unless under a doctor's care.
Fructooligosaccharides (FOS); Standardised culture (Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12®, fructose); Anticaking agent: silicon dioxide.
Each sachet guarantees 5 billion micro-organisms + 4g FOS fibres.
Like the rest of the OptiBac range, 'Bifidobacteria & fibre' (For maintaining regularity) does not require refrigeration.
Store out of direct sunlight.
"I have used this wonder product for 8 weeks and the relief after years of suffering is amazing, I have tried other combinations of optibac like flat stomach then moving on to daily maintenance, which have worked just as well for constipation,but after 8 weeks on this product all the other side affects of bloating/wind have virtually gone,I contacted optibac for advise at one point and there advise and promptness of reply was fantastic.
Thank you "
"Fantastic product!!! I have suffered with IBS/Bloating/Sluggish bowels for 5 years and have tried every product available with no success. This is the only product that I have found to work! Would highly recommend! "
"I have, for several years, been plagued by what I believed to be idiopathic constipation. I tried all sorts of stool softeners, resorted to laxatives, drank copious quantities of water and conscientiously watched my diet, neurotically gorging on fruit, veg and cereals. Nothing seemed to work at all and I feared I may have some sort of dread disease. At one stage, I even ordered an online bowel cancer test which, thankfully, came up negative. I was too embarrassed to go to my GP, so I just put up with it, fearing the worst. However, the other day it suddenly dawned on me that, following years of being on 1000mg of Oxytetracycline for about four years, to treat rosacea, I had probably compromised my gut flora. I do recall asking my Dermatologist if this were possible but he dismissed my enquiry saying that Oxytet is the 'gold standard' treatment for rosacea and, no, it would not cause constipation. Now, I disagree. On a bit of whim, combined with some 'gut instinct', I bought Optibac probiotics a few weeks ago and I can only say that the transformation in my gut has been nothing short of miraculous! I have already lost a kilo in weight, I have started having normal bowel movements and I am not feeling as bloated or uncomfortable as I have become accustomed to. In short, I feel amazing and I want to thank the Optibac researchers hugely. I bought the probiotic for maintaining regularity (30 sachets now finished) and I have just ordered the flat stomach formula and the Extra strength daily wellbeing formula. I only wish I had come across these a long time. Thankyou!!! "
"I have had constipation from last three years and I have tried everything possible on this earth fro fibre to laxative to all kinds of teas. I have been dependent on laxative. After my pregnancy, I was not allowed to use laxatives on daily basis and my condition was getting bad.
I heard about Optibac and tried. I was surprised that in the first five days only my problem was solved upto 70%. I would wake up every morning and go to toilet without any laxatives. I cannot share the relief I felt and I am happy that I am not harming my body and baby.
Thank you Optibac and special thanks to Megan form Optibac who advised me in the selection of right Optibac for my condition."
"I never write reviews of anything normally but had to sing the praises of this product. I'm 40 and have tried all sorts over the years to ease chronic constipation - nothing has worked like this and I feel like I've dropped a dress size too. As they warn, I did have a week of bloating and gas but after that its been magic, even on holiday when I usually suffer the most. Fantastic product!"