OptiBac Probiotics with Omega 3 tablets consist of a pioneering combination of live cultures and Omega 3 specially formulated to maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
The three live cultures, known as ‘AB-Life’ strains, are Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7527, Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7528 and Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7529. All three have been run through numerous clinical trials and proven time and again to help reduce dietary and liver cholesterol, making them the first UK probiotics able to make such a beneficial health claim.
The AB-Life strains work to reduce cholesterol in three ways: by producing bile salt hydrolase which helps to dismantle bile salts and prevent them being reabsorbed, by compacting cholesterol, making it more difficult for the blood to reabsorb, and by producing large amounts of propionic and butyric acids, which reduce cholesterol production in the liver.
The addition of Omega 3, which is an essential fatty acid necessary for human health, has also been proven to help reduce ‘bad’ cholesterol (and to increase brain function). The Omega 3 in OptiBac Probiotics is derived from cold pressed, virgin flaxseed oil, which was shown in a study by the British Journal of Nutrition to have lipid-lowering effects when the oil was consumed on a daily basis.
Statins and Side Effects
Many people with high cholesterol use statins, a medication which helps to reduce ‘bad’ cholesterol. In fact, statins are the UK’s most commonly prescribed medication. However, they can cause numerous side effects, including nosebleeds, nausea, headaches, constipation, diarrhoea, indigestion and they may increase the risk of diabetes by affecting blood sugar levels.
OptiBac Probiotics have no associated side effects. Each hard capsule provides 1.2 billion beneficial live cultures, and each soft capsule has 300mg or Alpha-linolenic acid. The capsules have no added sugar or flavourings and are safe for long term use.
That’s why we think OptiBac Probiotics with Omega 3 are a brilliant option for people suffering with high cholesterol. Pop into one of our stores in Axminster, Honiton or Sidmouth to find out more.
- The British Journal of Nutrition (www.cambridge.org/core/journals/british-journal-of-nutrition)
- The University of Maryland Medical Center (www.umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/omega3-fatty-acids)
- WB Med (www.webmd.boots.com/vitamins-and-minerals/flaxseed)
- Science Daily (www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100326101121.htm)
- OptiBac Probiotics (www.optibacprobiotics.co.uk/scientific-research/for-your-cholesterol-research)