We use a very small amount of natural maltodextrin in two of our products, 'One week flat' and 'For your cholesterol' as a stabilising excipient. 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' 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.

For full ingredients lists for the entire probiotic range, click here. To find out more about our company's ethos, read Our Values or Why OptiBac?

The Om Yoga Show London 2014

Posted 16th Sep 2014

If you're serious about your yoga, or you just like to bust out the occasional Warrior pose, this year's Om Yoga Show is a must see. Taking place on the 24th, 25th and 26th...

OptiBac Probiotics in the Daily Mail

Posted 15th Sep 2014

Probiotics have been getting a lot of coverage in the media in recent weeks. Starting with the fabulous Horizon programme on the 27th of August, and continuing last week w...

Most probiotics don’t live up to their claims? Well ours do! Our response to recent study.

Posted 15th Sep 2014

Last week a study was released in the press, including in the Daily Mail, Telegraph and Times, claiming that probiotic drinks and supplements are 'unlikely to have any heal...

Vegfest London - The UK's biggest veggie event

Posted 12th Sep 2014

We're super excited to be exhibiting at this year's Vegfest, one of Europe's best shows for all things veggie! Taking place over the weekend of 27th - 28th September at Lon...