Optibac Probiotics

Optibac ProbioticsSo before we went away on our cruise, I was getting a fair amount of ribbing from my little brother about plague ships. Now you might have heard something about this in the news recently.  One of the cruise ships in the Caribbean, at the same time as us, was struck down with norovirus.  There were so many cases that the cruise had to stop.

A number of things can cause a stomach bug like this to spread through a shipful of passengers: contaminated food or water, sick crew members working with food and passengers bringing on a virus with them.  Obviously, you can’t see the virus and whilst you can make sure you practise good hygiene, you can’t speak for everyone else on board.  I was a bit concerned about becoming ill on our holiday, so I decided to take a probiotic to give my body a helping hand.

I took Optibac Probiotics supplement for travelling abroad before, during and after our trip. This supplement contains 4 high quality live probiotic strains, including Lactobacillus acidophilus Rosell-52.  When eating and drinking different foods in unfamiliar environments it’s thought to be beneficial to have a healthy coating of probiotic bacteria in the intestines, in order to naturally support your immunity and digestion.

It’s recommended that you take the supplement for about 5 days before travel, during your trip and a few days after your return too.  I didn’t start until 2 or 3 days before travel, but otherwise followed these recommendations.  The good news was that I didn’t have any stomach problems during my holiday and stayed healthy so that I got the most out of my trip.

There’s also a children’s product available (in sachet form), so that you can protect the whole family.


  1. Anne Wallwin says

    Great review – i will definitely use this before we go abroad this year. I’ve never heard of a product like this before.

  2. Amelia Kennedy says

    Not heard about this, but will definitely bear it in mind next time I’m travelling. Great idea – you can’t be too careful and it would be awful to be “stuck down” with a bug, which could well ruin your holiday.

  3. Tracy Nixon says

    Great review thanks but I have to be so careful what meds or supplements I take. I have crohn’s and my stomach gets so upset at the slightest things – I cannot take things like throat lozengers or even paracetamol!

  4. Rachel Craig says

    Can understand why you wanted to do what you could to prevent becoming ill whilst on holiday. I haven’t tried this type of treatment, neither have I been on a cruise. It was sad to hear of the Norovirus cases aboard cruise ships. It is good for people to be aware :- So that they can make informed choices. Whilst also be hygiene conscious :- Hand Washing Hygiene is important.

    The Queen most likely wears gloves, so that she can freely shake hands with many. Avoid touching her own skin with the gloves (which have been touched by many hands). Then later remove the gloves for washing, wash her hands. That way she has reduced / avoided contact with other peoples germs and viruses. Whilst still having contact with the public etc.

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