Optibac Strawberry Kids Gummies are natural and delicious kids probiotic fruit gummy to help support children's immunity, digestion and overall gut health. Contains the scientifically proven friendly bacteria strain Bacillus coagulans Unique IS-2 and FOS fibres. Combined with Vitamin D and Calcium.
Optibac probiotic for children contains the scientifically proven Bacillus coagulans Unique IS-2 with added Vitamin D and Calcium. Optibac Kids Gummies are an easy and tasty way for children aged 3+ to take their daily probiotic supplemenOptibac children's probiotic gummies are made with real fruit and absolutely no added sugars, artificial sweeteners or colours.
Optibac Kids Gummies Benefits:
- Scientifically proven to reach the gut alive, this strain is shown to support digestion and produce vitamins such as Vitamin K
- Shown to significantly improve symptoms of constipation in children and other IBS related issues
- Shown to increase NK cell activity, which are important for fighting viral infections and for increasing immune support
- Contains Calcium to support digestive enzymes and Vitamin D to maintain immune health. Together they support normal growth & bone development in children
100% plastic-free packaging, free from diary, gluten, gelatin and artificial flavours.
Directions: As a food supplement, suitable for children from 3 years+: 1 gummy a day, at any time, with or without food. Can be safely taken on an ongoing basis and recommended daily. Anyone consuming this product must have the ability to chew solid food. Due to the natural ingredients there may be some colour variation over time. This does not affect the quality of the product. Optibac Kids Gummies does not require refrigeration. Do not exceed the daily dose. Keep out of reach of young children.
Live cultures 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, children with short bowel syndrome, or patients with open wounds following major surgery; unless under a doctor's care. Keep out of reach of children.
Gut health supplements are not intended to prevent, treat or diagnose any medical conditions. If taking probiotic supplements for gut health, note that these should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. If you are taking any medications or have a serious medical condition, consult a doctor before use. Optibac supplements will not cause dependency and may be used on an ongoing basis.
Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this product.
Fruit juice/puree concentrates (apple juice, apple puree, strawberry puree); Fructooligosaccharide fibres (FOS 0.55g); tricalcium phosphate (calcium 120mg: 15% NRV); lemon juice concentrate; gelling agent: Pectin; black carrot juice concentrate; Natural flavour; citrus fibre; Live cultures: Bacillus coagulans Unique IS-2; Vitamin D3 (5µg: 100% NRV)
Each gummy contains 2 billion of good bacteria. Guaranteed until the date of expiry.
*Nutrient Reference Value
- No dairy
- Gluten free
- Yeast free
- GMO free
- Free from artificial flavourings, colourings and preservatives
- No chemicals or parabens
Due to the natural ingredients, there may be some colour variation over time. This does not affect the quality of the product.
This product should not be used as a substitute for a healthy lifestyle and varied diet.
- Format: Gummy
- No. Live Cultures: 2 billion
- Added Ingredients: Vitamin D3
- FOS Fibres
- Recommended Use:1 gummy daily
- Age Range: 3 years to 12 years
What should I look for in kids friendly bacteria gummies?
The best children’s friendly bacteria gummies are made from natural ingredients with no added sugars or sweeteners, and contain an appropriate scientifically researched live cultures strain such as Bacillus coagulans Unique IS-2, which has been extensively researched in children (1,2,3). You should also choose delicious kids live cultures gummies your children will actually want to eat! Optibac Kids Gummies are taste-tested by children, plus unlike other kids gummies they come in 100% plastic free packaging.
(1). Asgarshirazi, M., Shariat, M. and Dalili, H. (2015) ‘Comparison of the Effects of pH-Dependent Peppermint Oil and Synbiotic Lactol (Bacillus coagulans + Fructooligosaccharides) on Childhood Functional Abdominal Pain: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Study’, Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal, 17(4), pp. e23844-undefined. doi: 10.5812/ircmj.17(4)2015.23844. (2). Saneian, H. et al. (2015) ‘Synbiotic containing Bacillus coagulans and Fructo-oligosaccharides for functional abdominal pain in children’, Gastroenterol Hepatol Bed Bench, 8(1), pp. 56–65. (3). Sudha, M. R. et al. (2018) ‘Efficacy of Bacillus coagulans Unique IS2 in treatment of irritable bowel syndrome in children: a double blind, randomised placebo controlled study’, Beneficial Microbes, 9(4), pp. 563–572. doi: 10.3920/BM2017.0129.
How do kids friendly bacteria gummies work?
Like kids’ friendly bacteria in drops or sachets, kids' friendly bacteria gummies complement your child’s natural gut microbiome. But gummy production requires robust bacteria like B. coagulans, which form a protective layer against heat, and also against harsh stomach acid (1,2,3). This means your child can take them with or without food at any time of day, and they’ll survive to reach the gut alive. In Optibac Kids Gummies, B. coagulans Unique IS-2 is combined with FOS fibres, Vitamin D, and calcium for all-round digestive* and immune+ support.
(1). Ahire, J. J., Neelamraju, J. and Madempudi, R. S. (2020) ‘Behavior of Bacillus coagulans Unique IS2 spores during passage through the simulator of human intestinal microbial ecosystem (SHIME) model’, LWT, 124, p. 109196. doi: 10.1016/j.lwt.2020.109196. (2) Bernardeau M, Lehtinen MJ, Forssten SD, Nurminen P. Importance of the gastrointestinal life cycle of Bacillus for probiotic functionality. J Food Sci Technol. 2017;54(8):2570-2584. doi:10.1007/s13197-017-2688-3 (3). Cao J, Yu Z, Liu W, et al. Probiotic characteristics of Bacillus coagulans and associated implications for human health and diseases. J Funct Foods. 2020;64(July 2019):103643. doi:10.1016/j.jff.2019.103643
How many friendly bacteria gummies can kids take?
One a day is the recommedation, but if your child sneaks an extra delicious gummy or two, don’t worry! It’s not thought possible to ‘overdose’ on friendly bacteria. Ideally, however, it’s best to stick to the recommended daily dose, especially if your child takes other vitamin and mineral supplements containing Vitamin D (1) and Calcium.
(1). Vitamin D (2020) Retrieved from: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamins-and-minerals/vitamin-d/ (accessed 5-3-21)
My child takes a daily multivitamin, can they also take kids gummies with added Vitamin D & Calcium?
It is perfectly safe to take Kids Gummies alongside other multivitamin products. For Vitamin D, the general guidelines are a safe upper limit of 50 mcg (2000 IU) daily for children aged 1-10 (1). Each Kids Gummies supplement contains 5µg of Vitamin D3 and 120mg of Calcium. For children aged 1–8 years the upper limit for Calcium is 2,500 mg per day.
Do kids friendly bacteria gummies need to be taken with breakfast?
To make life easy, Optibac Kids Gummies can be taken at any time of the day, with or without food, no refrigeration required. Just one chewable, delicious, easy-to-take daily gummy. Simple!
What Is the difference between friendly bacteria in gummies vs capsules or powder?
Capsules and powders usually contain strains of Lactobacilli or Bifidobacteria, whereas gummies use hardy Bacillus coagulans strains which can withstand the heat and moisture involved in production. Some children love gummies; others prefer drops or powder mixed in with milk, yogurt or cereal. If you buy from a trusted brand like Optibac, all formats will be high quality, just choose the one which suits your child best. If your child has a health condition, you may also like to consider supplements containing live cultures which have been researched for that condition.
When does my child need to take friendly bacteria gummies?
You may want to give friendly bacteria supplements to your child whenever they need some extra oomph, but if you give Optibac Kids Gummies, they may ask to take them every day! If so, it’s perfectly safe to do so, in fact it’s highly recommended to give children-friendly bacteria on an ongoing, daily basis, for all-round immune^ and digestive* support.
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