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For travelling abroad

Product rated 4.9 from 17 reviews

HK$ 249.00

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What's it for?

Probiotic to support healthy digestion & immunity whilst abroad. Take prior to and during your travels.

Who's it for?

Travellers aged 1 year and over seeking advanced probiotic support in foreign environments (e.g India, Egypt and Mexico).

Each capsule provides

5 billion live probiotic cultures, guaranteed until end of expiry.

Probiotics For travelling abroad

This supplement contains 4 high quality probiotic strains, such as Lactobacillus acidophilus Rosell-52, designed to support your digestive health and immunity whilst travelling abroad.

When eating and drinking different foods in unfamiliar environments it can be extremely beneficial to have a healthy coating of probiotic bacteria in the intestines, in order to naturally support your immunity and digestion. OptiBac Probiotics For travelling abroad helps you to maintain levels or friendly bacteria -  giving travellers the increased confidence to enjoy their holidays anxiety-free.

How does For travelling abroad work? 

Lactobacillus acidophilus Rosell-52 is a natural resident of the intestinal microflora; this strain of acidophilus has been well studied to survive your stomach acidity and biliary salts; and to travel to the intestines without damage.  L. acidophilus Rosell-52 will adhere to the cell wall lining of the intestines and inhibit intestinal pathogens, support immune cells, and provide a protective barrier against foreign microbes.

Saccharomyces boulardii CNCM-I-1079 has undergone extensive scientific research documenting its safety, and ability to flush out pathogenic bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella (responsible for 70% of Traveller's Diarrhoea) in order to maintain normal digestive health during travels.

Lactobacillus rhamnosus Rosell-11 is a natural component of the intestinal friendly bacteria; the rhamnosus species is one of the most studied in the probiotic world. 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. L. rhamnosus Rosell-11 is able to bind strongly to the intestinal cells and helps you maintain a strong immune system.

Bifidobacterium longum Rosell-175 colonises primarily in the large intestine or colon. Here it promotes the production of antibodies, supports the body against toxins and inhibits the development of undesirable bacteria by competitively excluding their attachment to the intestinal wall lining.  

See Scientific Research on probiotics & travelling 

Bifidobacterium longum R-175
Bifidobacterium longum R-175

Note: For travelling abroad probiotic is designed for those worried about traveller's diarrhoea when in exotic locations. For  customers who on the other hand wish to maintain regularity during travels, please see 'For maintaining regularity'.


As a food supplement 'For travelling abroad' can be safely given to adults and children (from 1 year and over) with the following recommendations:

  • Take one capsule daily with food, preferably breakfast, starting 3-5 days before departure, continuing during travel abroad and for a few days upon return from travel, or as professionally directed.
  • For anyone unable to swallow capsules, the content of the capsules may be mixed with a cold meal or beverage.


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.

Full Ingredients

Filler: potato starch; vegetarian capsule: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, titanium dioxide; live cultures: (Bifidobacterium longum Rosell-175, Lactobacillus rhamnosus Rosell-11, Saccharomyces boulardii and Lactobacillus acidophilus Rosell-52); anticaking agent: magnesium stearate; antioxidant: ascorbic acid.

Each capsule guarantees 5 billion micro-organisms.


Like the rest of the OptiBac Probiotics range, this product does not require refrigeration. 

Keep away from direct sunlight and intense heat.

  • Vegetarian
  • Sugar free
  • Gluten free
  • Free from artificial colours
  • Suitable in pregnancy
  • Live cultures
  • Natural bacteria
  • Cabin friendly
  • Shelf stable

Customer Reviews — 17 Reviews

  • For travelling abroad 5 product Dave M 2014-01-08

    Posted by Dave M (United Kingdom) 6 years ago

    5 stars

    "Brilliant, both me and my girlfriend used them travelling around India and Sri Lanka and were absolutely fine the whole way round, completely unheard of! Recommending them to everyone I speak to that goes travelling in such countries."

  • For travelling abroad 5 product David 2013-09-06

    Posted by David (Birmingham) 6 years ago

    5 stars

    "I used Optibac whilst travelling around India and had absolutely no problems while I was there. I will definitely be using Optibac when travelling in future."

  • For travelling abroad 5 product Rachel 2013-06-12

    Posted by Rachel (Bath, UK) 6 years ago

    5 stars

    "We use these probiotics on every non European holiday and have never been ill. We also give them to our son, he started taking them when he was six. He was too young to swallow the capsule but this doesn't matter as you can simply split them in half and add the powder to yoghurt or jam, it mixes in just fine and is tasteless. On our last trip to Mexico my son drank straight from the tap on one occasion and had no ill effects."

  • For travelling abroad 5 product Damon Hayes 2013-01-25

    Posted by Damon Hayes (East Yorkshire, England) 7 years ago

    5 stars

    "Having done the research I purchased enough Optibac travel for my 5 weeks backpacking around India. Having read the obvious warnings about Delhi belly, I did not want my experience spoiling, especially as I would be doing allot of travelling around on buses with no facilities. !! During the 5 weeks I did not experience any misfortunes of any type and put this down to the excellent travel pro-biotics. I only ate food from the street stalls and those cooked on the side of the pavement, so to have no ill effects was a real bonus. In fact I did not meet anyone who did not have some sort of stomach upset. To say I promoted Optibac to fellow travellers and my UK based friends is an understatement. I would 100% recommend this product for people travelling. "

  • For travelling abroad 5 product Richard Smith 2012-05-12

    Posted by Richard Smith (London, UK) 7 years ago

    5 stars

    "Took these whilst in Colombia for a month, suffered stomach issues on virtually all previous holidays, but was totally fine with these, we're labelled Travla but I believe are the same. Off to Egypt soon and will def be taking these with me."

    Reply from OptiBac Probiotics Hong Kong

    Many thanks Richard. Travla was the old product name before we switched from DTECTA to OptiBac. Have a fantastic time in Egypt!