What do Optibac produce?
They specialise entirely in live cultures, these are microorganisms, also known as friendly bacteria, good bacteria or microbiotics.
What makes Optibac stand out?
All of their friendly bacteria strains are extensively researched in global leading laboratories and are scientifically proven to reach the gut alive. Their strains also undergo rigorous testing to make sure they are stable at room temperature. This means they don't require refrigeration, so you can keep them on your desk or in your bag. In 2019 they were awarded with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise as a result of impressive growth in the international trade category. Their products are award winning too. Supplements such as Optibac For Women, Optibac Every Day and Optibac Babies & Children have respectively won Your Healthy Living, Rude Health, and Ireland's National Parenting Product Awards over the years. Optibac strongly believe one size does not fit all with friendly bacteria, which is why they have developed fifteen different ones, all without artificial colours or preservatives.
How did the Optibac brand start?
It was co-founded in 2004 by siblings Jalal, Soraya and Farah Janmohamed under the then company name of Wren Laboratories Ltd. Their father had dedicated over thirty-five years to working as a successful community pharmacist, and had his passion for health & wellbeing rubbed off on the three founding members. They were keen to move into something with a stronger focus on natural health so partnered with some of the world's leading institutes in the field, who were as dedicated as they were to develop an expert range of high quality bacterial strains. Today, Optibac employs over fifty people in a facility located in Andover, Hampshire, England. Their complete range of products are often featured in the national press, and are stocked in more than one thousand pharmacies and health food stores across Ireland and the UK.
Who is Optibac's target audience?
Within the Optibac supplement range, there is good bacteria for everyone. This includes infants, toddlers, older kids, pregnant & breastfeeding mothers, vegans, vegetarians, coeliacs and those looking for a lactose or gluten free supplement.