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Why is there maltodextrin in some of the OptiBac Probiotics range?

We use a very small amount of natural maltodextrin in one of our products, as a stabilising excipient 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 'For a flat stomach' comes from potatoes, and is therefore GMO-free, and suitable for coeliacs or those intolerant to gluten.

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?


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