BBC documentary discusses how gut bacteria may affect our sleep

Did you see the interesting show on the BBC last night about sleep? This programme, titled “The Truth about Sleep”, with Dr Michael Mosley, looked into things like the diet, lifestyle factors, as well as gut bacteria and prebiotic fibres - discussing the way they can affect and possibly increa...

Posted 12th May 2017

New study supports use of certain probiotic strains for BV

A new piece of clinical research has found that taking a probiotic supplement, containing Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14 and Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1, alongside conventional antibiotic medication significantly improved the symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis (BV), curing 83.1% of patients within ...

Posted 5th May 2017

Watch: Carly Rowena, Madeleine Shaw & Trinny on OptiBac Probiotics

If you follow our social channels you may have noticed that we've quite a few shout outs from some much-loved bloggers of late. Obviously, we're dead chuffed with all this attention, and we're feeling so smug proud that we'd like to collate, and share them all with you in one blog post, so her...

Posted 27th Apr 2017

Getting Pregnant: Could Probiotics Help?

We are now facing lower fertility rates than ever before, with as many as one in seven couples in the UK struggling to conceive (according to NHS statistics). The numbers of couples undergoing fertility treatments, such as IVF, each year are growing dramatically, and success rates for the trea...

Posted 20th Mar 2017

Probiotics and Leaky Gut, a look at the research

The term ‘Leaky Gut’ or ‘Intestinal permeability’ is often discussed within complementary health circles, as it is widely accepted by natural health practitioners that increased gut permeability is implicated in many different health conditions. It has been associated with numerous atopic cond...

Posted 28th Feb 2017

Study finds prebiotics improve symptoms of constipation in children

Childhood constipation is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders in children. The NHS estimates that it affects as many as 1 in 3 infants at any one time – less surprising, perhaps, if you have little people of your own. If so, you might be aware of the discomfort and pain this conditi...

Posted 17th Feb 2017

New study on our probiotic reverses generational stress

I’m delighted to report on yet another study that's used one of our finished products! This latest study has focused on the strains in our ‘For those on antibiotics’ and ‘For every day’ products, and found a measurable benefit for the reversal of generational stress. Stress and ...

Posted 27th Jan 2017

New asthma study on 'For babies & children'

Our OptiBac Probiotics 'For babies & children' supplement has been featured in a very successful new study on asthma symptoms in children. This clinical trial evaluated the optimal time period and efficiency of taking a synbiotic containing Lactobacillus acidophilus Rosell-52,...

Posted 24th Jan 2017

Woman & Home likes OptiBac Probiotics 'For women'

Woman & Home magazine have put a big smile on our faces this week by dedicating an entire article to the importance of probiotics for vaginal health! Not only that, but they have recommended ‘For women’. We've been featured in the February issues of Woman & Home and...

Posted 10th Jan 2017

Save £10 on our EXTRA Strength supplement this month!

Well, we’ve just about made it through our first week back at work and are feeling pretty upbeat having stuck to all our New Year resolutions (so far!). We think our resolve has been strengthened by our new bullet journal system. Ever heard of it? We hadn’t either, but it kept popping up all o...

Posted 6th Jan 2017