Introducing For Maintaining Regularity With Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12®
Having an imbalance of probiotic (good) and pathogenic (bad) bacteria in the intestines can lead to various health conditions including sluggish bowels, bloating and constipation. Supplementing your diet with probiotics can help to maintain a healthy balance of good bacteria over bad, thereby supporting your digestive system. OptiBac Probiotics ‘For maintaining regularity’ provides 5 billion live microorganisms of the probiotic Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12®per sachet, as well as the prebiotic fibre fructooligosaccharides, and has been scientifically researched to help maintain regular bowel movements. ‘For maintaining regularity’ probiotic & prebiotic supplement provides a natural option to support normal bowel routine and regularity.
‘For maintaining regularity’ probiotic & prebiotic contains no added flavourings & colourings and is gentle enough for children (from 1 year +), for pregnant & breastfeeding mothers, and for the elderly. Furthermore this supplement is suitable for vegans, vegetarians, and is free from gluten and yeast.
Which size should I buy?
For Maintaining Regularity comes in two sizes - 10 and 30 sachets. The following informatiom supplied by the manufacturers may help you decide which one to go for
The 10 size is primarily intended to help with fast releif for ACUTE constipation (short term), and you can take up to 4 per day. Take one every few hours until relief is obtained. (If the pre-biotics in it cause gas and wind, you should reduce this dosage, so there is a common sense element with this product. Occasionally super sensitive people should only take half per day)
Once you respond, you can finish off the pack taking one per day.
The 30 size is better value for those CHRONIC constipation, designed to be taken long term if necessary for long term sufferers. 1 sachet per day is recommended, preferably with or after an evening meal. You can still take one every few hours to begin with if you are constipated at the time of initial useage as with the 10 sachet size, but after that one per day should be sufficient.
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As a food supplement For maintaining regularity can be given to adults and children (from 1 year and up) with the following recommendations:
Take 1 sachet a day to maintain regularity long-term
Or take as and when desired, and up to 4 sachets a day.
Mix contents of sachet with cold drinks or food, or, if in a hurry, contents of sachet can be poured directly into your mouth.
Drink plenty of water with this probiotic & prebiotic supplement.
It is not recommended to give probiotics to severely immunosuppressed patients, infants with short bowel syndrome (SBS), post cardiac surgery patients, patients with pancreatitis, patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or patients with blood in the stool unless under a doctor’s care.