Friday, 16 November 2018 | Editor
It’s that time of year again, when we all seem to be coming down with something: coughs, colds, flu, sneezes, tonsillitis or worse… And we all know how disruptive and uncomfortable it can be. So how can we make sure we defend ourselves against those nasty viruses and bugs?
Supporting our immune system seems more important than ever during winter. And there’s lots we can do, like reducing stress, or ensuring we get enough vitamin D. But did you know that research shows that the most important supplement you can take to support immunity is actually a probiotic?
Monday, 8 October 2018 | Editor
We're often asked what prompts us to include certain brands of supplement on our website. The truth is they have to be "top brands" and by that we don't mean "top sellers", we mean that they have to satisfy our criteria for quality, research and manufacturing processes. Of course, we do take into account price, but this is not so important. They do say, "you get what you pay for". In the case of Optibac one might say you get rather more than that
As it happens, Optibac satisfies all these criteria, including good pricing. The picture is of the family that run Optibac. Read below to see why we've includes them but first, here is a quick summary:
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 | Editor
Have you ever heard of Microbiome Gut Brain Axis? Maybe not: most people haven't. But perhaps you should. If you have digestive issues (e.g. bloating, food sensitivities), alongside depression, anxiety, autism, or a neurodegenerative condition such as multiple sclerosis (MS), you need to know about the 'Microbiome Gut Brain (MGB) Axis' and what might help
Monday, 4 December 2017 | Editor
Changes in your food can give rise to indigestion and many other gut disorders. Many of us have inadequate gut protection but it is easily remedied. Don't rely on the odd yogurt, it won't do the job. Fortify your gut health with a good probiotic before Christmas indulgence.
And here's a brand that produces nothing but orobiotics. Optibac Probiotics are dedicated to developing an expert range of the highest quality probiotic Supplements. Since 2004, Optibac have proudly supplied a thriving British consumer base with Probiotics that are entirely unique to the UK.
Monday, 21 August 2017 | Editor
What is the secret of Usain Bolt’s success? Some would point to his genes, and he would no doubt say that hard work paid off — but according to scientists, the bacteria in his stomach may also have enhanced his performance. Taking a good quality probiotic is well know to help your body maintain health gut balance with the friendly probiotic bacteria keeping the bad bacteria in check. But there are many more benefits than you might think.
Thursday, 17 August 2017 | Editor
A unique all-in-one formula that children will love to take every day! It contains 3 billion multi-strain live bacteria powder, along with 300iu of vitamin D which contributes to the normal function of the immune system in children and is suitable for daily use, all year round.
The individual stick sachets contain well-studied live bacteria strains Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG and Bifidobacterium lactis, specifically selected for their clinical evidence and stability and are guaranteed 3 billion potency per sachet until the end of shelf life - with no need for refrigeration.
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 | Editor
You might have heard of the terms ‘prebiotics’ and ‘probiotics’ being mentioned in association with digestive health on BBC television show “Trust Me I’m A Doctor”. But what’s the difference between them and which one is more important?
Thursday, 2 February 2017 | Editor
You might have heard of the terms ‘prebiotics’ and ‘probiotics’ being mentioned in association with digestive health. But what’s the difference between them and which one is more important?
Our digestive tract contains high amounts of probiotics, ‘beneficial bacteria’, which play a vital role in supporting the optimum function of our digestive system. They do this via many various mechanisms including supporting digestion and enhancing our gut immunity.
Wednesday, 28 December 2016 | Editor
Thursday, 24 November 2016 | Editor
It is estimated that the most common reason for absenteeism among school children is due to sickness. Increasing evidence has supported the notion that probiotics may help in reducing the duration of coughs and colds. The Pro-Child study explores this evidence further, with surprising results.