Why is there maltodextrin in some of the OptiBac Probiotics range?
We use a very small amount of natural maltodextrin as a stabilising excipient in three of our products, 'One week flat', 'For your cholesterol' and 'For women'. In 'One week flat' it is also necessary to help the probiotic & prebiotic powder dissolve in water.
Maltodextrin does not interfere with, nor harm the probiotic cultures. Whilst it generally falls under the category of a carbohydrate, maltodextrin is easier to digest than most carbohydrates, and ours is always derived from a natural source. The maltodextrin in our product 'One week flat' comes from potatoes, and is therefore GMO-free, and suitable for coeliacs or those intolerant to gluten. In 'For your cholesterol' and 'For women' the maltodextrin is derived from corn, also GMO-free and gluten free.
We only use additives when absolutely necessary, and none of our probiotic capsules or sachets contain any flavours, glucose or artificial sweeteners. If fillers are necessary, they are always from a natural source. None of our other products contain maltodextrin - we always state all of the ingredients in each of our products.