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For people who are currently taking antibiotics (e.g. amoxicillin, tetracycline, doxycycline), or have recently finished an antibiotic course. For those on antibiotics it is designed to maintain a healthy balance of friendly bacteria in the intestinal tract during and after the antibiotic course. I always suggest half-an-hour to an hour's gap before taking your probiotic. That way it won't get destroyed by the antiobiotic.
The normal balance of friendly bacteria in our gut is fragile and can easily be disturbed by factors such as stress, diet, ageing, and medication (e.g. antibiotics). For those on antibiotics probiotics promote a healthy balance of good bacteria, thereby supporting health, digestion and immunity for patients taking antibiotics.
Lactobacillus rhamnosus Rosell-11 – a natural component of the friendly bacteria in the intestines; the 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 maintain a strong immune system.
Lactobacillus acidophilus Rosell-52 – a natural resident of the intestinal microflora; this strain of friendly bacteria has been well studied to survive the gastric acids and bile salts expected at mealtimes and to reach the intestines without damage. In addition, L. acidophilus Rosell-52 can adhere to the cell wall lining of the intestines and exert beneficial effects in terms of inhibiting intestinal pathogens and supporting immune cells.
OptiBac Probiotics guarantees 4 billion live micro-organisms per capsule until the best before date
As a food supplement, for those on antibiotics can be given to adults and children (over 3 years) with the following recommendations:
- Take one capsule daily with food until antibiotics course is finished and preferably one week after or as professionally directed.
- Take probiotics separately from ingestion of antibiotics (leave at least 30 minutes after taking antibiotics)
- Continue taking OptiBac Probiotics For those on antibiotics until 10 capsule pack is completed, and add a second pack if the antibiotic treatment lasts more than one week.
- For young children (under 8 years) or any patient unable to swallow capsules, the content of the capsules can be mixed with a cold meal or beverage
It is not recommended to give probiotics to severely immunosuppressed patients, 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.
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