OptiBac makes supplements in capsules or sachets because it is the best way to take live cultures (probiotics). Yoghurt drinks with live cultures often have extremely high doses of sugar which can damage the health. Light versions of these drinks often contain artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, a chemical believed by many to have toxic effects on the human body.
More important information about the Optibac brand below the product listing
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Who we are
Hello and thank you for taking the time to read more about us.
My name is Jalal and this is our story: My sisters and I started up the OptiBac brand in 2004 with the help of our father, under the company name Wren Laboratories Ltd. Dad had dedicated over 35 years to working as a successful community pharmacist, and given our passion for health & wellbeing, we were keen to move into something with a stronger focus on natural health. We had all been blown away by taking friendly bacteria supplements ourselves, and were excited to discover more.
We love what we do. Every day, we receive excellent reviews for our supplements from people around the world, who tell us that their quality of life is just a bit (or sometimes a lot) better thanks to OptiBac. We're based near Andover, in the beautiful county of Hampshire (UK) where my sisters and I grew up, and we now have a small office in London as well. Every day at lunchtime the team get together and the extended OptiBac family meets to talk about upcoming projects, and we also read one or two reviews out loud. Walking back to your desk knowing that somebody out there is feeling happy because of what you do, is the best motivation.
Our expertise is in exploring specific species and strains. This is very important as research continues to show that different live cultures will have different modes of action in the body. We are proud to have introduced a number of strains to the UK, including pure Saccharomyces boulardii, Bifidobacterium lactisBB-12® and Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1® and Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14® in For women.
We all take our supplements on a daily basis, and believe wholeheartedly in what we do. We hope you will find our website informative and easy to navigate. We aim to keep it full of up-to-date information and interesting news on friendly bacteria.
What we do
Live cultures are microorganisms, also known as friendly bacteria, good bacteria or micro-biotics.
The OptiBac range
Our range consists of 12 different live cultures supplements - all natural, and with no added colourings, flavours or preservatives, and including options suitable for infants, pregnant & breastfeeding mothers, for vegetarians, vegans, coeliacs, and for those who are lactose intolerant (suitability varies across the range - for more information see our suitability FAQs)
How does OptiBac compare?
At OptiBac, we specialise entirely in live cultures and consider ourselves experts in the field. Our strains are of the highest quality; each strain undergoes tests to ensure it is stable at room temperature, can survive stomach acidity, and can adhere to the lining of the gut wall.
We focus in particular on taking specific strains and targeting specific life stages - acknowledging the fact that different species and strains have different effects on the body. This is extremely important to us.
We are completely transparent when it comes to the make-up of our products, and unlike many others, we cite not only the microorganism's family and species, but the strain (the specific type) as well.
OptiBac and the Environment
OptiBac use the minimum amount of packaging possible. The bottles OptiBac use are specifically made to provide the most stable solution possible because the nature of bacteria is delicate and are much better than plastic bottles and of course more environmentally friendly.
No need to refrigerate OptiBac probiotics
The entire OptiBac range is shelf-stable meaning more convenience for you, as well as no need to refrigerate and hence less energy consumption.
Why is OptiBac a great choice when you are choosing your brand of probiotics?
OptiBac, specialise entirely in live cultures so they concentrate all their research and product development on probiotic live cultures with an array of live cultures designed for different needs. There’s an OptiBac for everyone; supplements for the entire family, for every life stage, and for people from all walks of life.
Making sure probiotics are effective
Some live culture probiotics go in one end and straight out the other. You want one that is guaranteed to ‘reach the gut alive’. All OptiBac live cultures are scientifically proven to colonise in the gut. This is vital.
All of the live cultures strains of probiotic that OptiBac use in their supplements have been extensively researched, in global leading laboratories, for safety and survival. In OptiBac's For every day EXTRA Strength and For every day MAX, there are some the most well-researched strains in the world, so you can have faith in us and the power of our friendly bacteria.
It is easy to take OptiBac probiotic live cultures
OptiBac probiotic supplements are perfect for busy lifestyles, as they come in a handy capsule, which can be taken fuss-free with a cold drink, or in sachet form, so you can mix the powder into cold food and drink.
You can take them with you anywhere because none of our live cultures needs refrigeration, which is important, particularly if you are travelling.
ObtiBac probiotics are suitable for everyone
Of the range of OptiBac probiotics, eleven are vegetarian, seven are vegan, and all of them are free from common allergens such as wheat, gluten, nuts and eggs. You can take OptiBac if you are following a ketogenic, Paleo or FODMAP diet.
OptiBac supplements have won awards like the Rude Health Awards, Your Healthy Living Awards, and Mama & Baby Awards, and their most recent crowning achievement: a Queen's Award for Enterprise.
OptiBac Probiotics are natural
OptiBac supplements are free from added sugars and flavours, and made using natural bacteria, so you can feel confident giving OptiBac to your loved ones.