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

7 Health Trends We’re Binning For 2017

It’s the start of a new year, and a time to shed that which no longer serves us. It’s great to try new things, and that includes new foods and health regimes, but we thought we’d take a look back and see which trends we think we should be letting go of - or at least reworking - for 2017. ...

Posted 6th Jan 2017

Does a lack of sleep affect our gut bacteria?

New research suggests that a lack of sleep alters our gut bacteria New research published this month links insufficient sleep to changes in gut bacteria that could affect our general metabolism and negatively impact on different body systems, such as the immune system. The study1, ...

Posted 6th Jan 2017

Festive Christmas Sauerkraut Recipe

At OptiBac Probiotics we love fermented foods! They introduce live cultures into the body and support our immunity. The lactic acid produced during fermentation helps us to digest protein and absorb nutrients. Not only that, but they are delicious! So we’ve teamed up with our good friend,...

Posted 5th Dec 2016