Probiotics are the billions of good bacteria that naturally occur in a healthy small and large intestine (gut). These probiotic bacteria assist in critical processes in the body, including digestion, nutrient absorption, immune system response and even cognitive function.
However, several external factors, including unhealthy foods, stress and/or certain medication, can throw off the healthy balance and diversity of bacteria in the gut. First and foremost, this leads to digestive discomfort such as bloating, gas, constipation or diarrhea. Over time, an imbalance in the gut microbiome can manifest as bigger issues, like a weaker immune system, skin flareups and brain fog. Research shows that long-term, a dysbiosis in the gut has been linked to serious illnesses, including Metabolic Syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Taking a high-quality probiotic supplement helps to restore and maintain the healthy balance and diversity of good bacteria in the gut. A high-quality probiotic supplement supports your gut health and with that promotes your overall body wellbeing.
Taking a probiotic supplement is beneficial to almost everyone. Considering the external factors that can damage the gut (e.g. stress, certain medications, unhealthy eating and drinking habits), fact is that many of us are confronted by these on a daily basis. Therefore, it is very beneficial to add a probiotic supplement to your daily wellness routine to strengthen your gut health and overall wellbeing.
In certain situations, a probiotic is an essential step in restoring a healthy gut and whole organism. For example, if you recently completed a round of antibiotics, a probiotic supplement will rebuild your gut microbiome. Antibiotics kill the bad bacteria that are making you sick as well as many of the good bacteria in the gut, which are so important for your health.
In the case that you are experiencing irregular bowel movements, digestive discomfort and/or have a more serious gut issue (e.g. Irritable Bowel Syndrome), the right probiotic can help you feel better.
If you are struggling with a chronic disease (e.g. eczema or psoriasis, migraines, depression), consider if this might be triggered or exacerbated by a dysbiosis in your gut bacteria. In many situations, this is the case. Consult with your healthcare professional and do a stool test to see if you need to restore the balance in your gut microbiome.
OMNi-BiOTiC® is a line of probiotics tailored to specific health needs. Take our Product Fit Quiz to find the best probiotic for you.
All OMNi-BiOTiC® products meet “Generally Recognized As Safe” (GRAS) criteria specified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
OMNi-BiOTiC® are developed by Institut AllergoSan in accordance with the highest quality criteria for probiotics presented by the FDA, World Health Organization (WHO), World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO), and Austrian/German Societies for Probiotic Medicine (OePROM / DePROM). Learn more about our quality criteria by clicking here.
OMNi-BiOTiC® probiotics are developed by Institut AllergoSan “Competence Center for Microbiome Research,” based on over 25 years of gut microbiome research and 100+ clinical studies using our products.
Institut AllergoSan’s expert Research and Development team first tests each strain of probiotic bacteria for how effective it is in achieving a specific health outcome. The team then tests the combination of strains of probiotic bacteria that is included in one OMNi-BiOTiC® product to make sure they work well together to achieve a desired outcome. All OMNi-BiOTiC® probiotics are tested for efficacy in their final version in clinical studies.
Key clinical studies using OMNi-BiOTiC® can be found in the Clinical Studies/OMNi-BiOTiC® Studies website section.
Institut AllergoSan continuously performs placebo controlled, double-blind studies to test and prove the efficacy of OMNi-BiOTiC® probiotics.
In 2009, the World Gastroenterology Organization acclaimed a study about OMNi-BiOTiC® AB 10 (Koning 2007) as one of the 12 best studies in the world.
For more information about studies on OMNi-BiOTiC®, please refer to our Clinical Studies/OMNi-BiOTiC® Studies section.
The human gut contains more than 500 different probiotic bacterial strains. A monospecies probiotic preparation contains only one single beneficial bacterial strain, whereas the multispecies preparations of OMNi-BiOTiC® contain up to eleven compatible, mutually reinforcing strains. Specific combinations of bacterial strains have been scientifically shown to be especially helpful when faced with particular health challenges.
In order for a probiotic to be effective, the bacterial strains must reach the gut alive and highly active, so that they can perform specific and vital functions.
This is why all probiotic bacteria in OMNi-BiOTiC® products are freeze-dried and embedded in a special powder formulation, which includes prebiotic nutrients.
Reactivating the probiotic powder in water prior to intake, ensures that 90% of the good bacteria reach the intestine where they will be most effective. This is compared to a 1% probiotic survival rate in a probiotic pill/capsule.
For OMNi-BiOTiC®, we recommend the following:
- Stir 1 sachet of OMNi-BiOTiC® once or twice daily into a glass of water (approx. 4 oz / 125 mL) at room temperature, wait at least 1 minute for bacteria activation, stir again and then drink.
- Dissolve OMNi-BiOTiC® in water! Juices and coffee are too acidic. OMNi-BiOTiC® ® probiotics can also be mixed with yogurt, milk, a yogurt/milk alternative, apple juice, and lukewarm soups (max temp. 104F).
- Room temperature water creates the optimal environment to activate the bacteria and to energize them for their journey through the gastro-intestinal system.
OMNi-BiOTiC® should preferably be taken on an empty stomach, either right after waking up in the morning or before going to bed in the evening.
Due to the basic pH value of water, it is optimally suited to activate the freeze-dried probiotic bacteria in OMNi-BiOTiC® to ensure maximum effectiveness.
If you prefer, milk, yogurt, milk and yogurt alternatives, as well as herbal teas and apple juice are also well suited to dissolve OMNi-BiOTiC®.
Please note, in general, the liquid in which you dissolve OMNi-BiOTiC® should be under 100 degrees Fahrenheit, non-acidic (i.e. avoid coffee and citrus juices), and non-carbonated.
In order to experience noticeable effects, it is recommended to take OMNi-BiOTiC® for at least one month.
However, the length that OMNi-BiOTiC® probiotic should be taken more so depends on your health status, needs and goals.
As a general rule of thumb, you can think of it this way: for every year in which you experience digestive discomfort, gut issues and/or larger health challenges, take one month of a probiotic supplement. If you’re experiencing gut issues for just a few weeks, then even a month of probiotics can make a big difference.
It is perfectly safe and beneficial to your overall health and wellbeing to take OMNi-BiOTiC® for an extended period of time, because the probiotic bacterial strains contained in the products all naturally occur in the human body.
You likely will feel a positive effect on your digestion in the first few days of taking OMNi-BiOTiC®. The additional benefits on your overall health and wellbeing should become apparent in the first few weeks.
Depending on the health of your intestinal flora, this may be the case.
If you have a sensitive digestive system, work yourself up to the recommended daily dose over the course of several days to prevent possible digestive side effects. Start with the amount of a knife-tip and gradually increase to the amount in a sachet.
Some first-time OMNi-BiOTiC® consumers experience intestinal discomfort in the first few days (e.g. diarrhea, bloating, flatulence). This usually occurs when your digestive tract is rebalancing and eliminating bad bacteria and other substances. Such situations are rare and only occur in about 5% of users.
If your symptoms persist after several days, please consult your healthcare practitioner.
All OMNi-BiOTiC® products are certified vegan, gluten, lactose and soy-free, and made up of Non-GMO ingredients.
Yes, OMNi-BiOTiC® can be taken with other supplements and/or medications.
OMNi-BiOTiC® contains only strains of bacteria that naturally occur in the human intestines, and no chemical agents that can interact with other supplements or medications.
When taking antibiotics, it is best to take OMNi-BiOTiC® at least one hour before or after taking the antibiotic.
Yes, you can easily take one OMNi-BiOTiC® in the morning and a different one in the evening. Different OMNi-BiOTiC® products should not be dissolved in the same liquid at the same time, because each probiotic bacterial combination is exactly matched and supplemented with their special “food” in the form of a matrix.
Yes, all OMNi-BiOTiC® probiotics are safe for use when trying to conceive, during pregnancy, postpartum and while breastfeeding.
In fact, supporting gut health via probiotics and prebiotics during pregnancy and the first few months after birth will help support a healthy pregnancy and lay the foundation for the infant’s health.
Most OMNi-BiOTiC® probiotics are safe for children. For children under the age of three (3) years, we recommend taking half of one sachet per day. Please note that we do NOT recommend OMNi-BiOTiC® HETOX for children under one (1) year of age.
To improve the taste of the products, you can dissolve them in infant formula, milk or yogurt, a dairy alternative, lukewarm soups and apple juice. Avoid juices that are too acidic, such as orange juice, as these negatively impact the probiotic bacteria.