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Developed just for women, these extensively researched strains are proven to survive to reach the intimate area.


Vegetarian Vegetarian
No Dairy No Dairy
No Gluten No Gluten
Suitable during Pregnancy Suitable during Pregnancy

What's it for?

These two strains are proven to reach the intimate area.

Who's it for?

For women from all walks of life. Not suitable for children under 4 years.

Daily dose:

2.3 billion live cultures (2.3 x 109)

OptiBac 'For women'

'For women' contains two highly researched strains of live cultures, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1® and Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14®, which have been clinically trialled by over 2,500 women around the world.

The two strains in this product are proven to survive to reach the intimate area. With over 30 years of research, you can trust that if you want a friendly bacteria supplement especially for female intimate flora, OptiBac 'For women' is the one for you.

This live cultures supplement is safe and appropriate for women in the menopause, as well as for pregnant & breastfeeding mothers.

Alongside taking this product, it may also be worthwhile considering lifestyle factors such as diet (for example reducing your intake of sugar, which can feed harmful bacteria and yeasts), increasing your water intake, and avoiding wipes, douches and soaps in the intimate area, which can upset the natural vaginal pH.

See Scientific research on 'For women'

Making a difference

For every pack purchased of 'For women', OptiBac will donate 20p to £1 (20p per 14 capsules, 30p per 30 capsules, and £1 per 90 capsules) to the international women's rights charity, Womankind Worldwide. Womankind Worldwide partners with organisations in Africa, Asia and Latin America to challenge discrimination of, and violence against, women. Read more about our ethics and charitable donations here.

Directions

  • Take one or two capsules daily as desired, or as professionally directed.
  • For ongoing use, one capsule a day may often suffice.
  • Take with food, preferably with breakfast.
  • For best results, take daily. OptiBac live cultures may be used on an ongoing basis.

'For women' can safely be taken alongside other supplements in the OptiBac range.

NB: For anyone unable to swallow capsules, the contents of the capsule can be mixed with a cold meal or cold beverage.

Storage

Like the rest of the OptiBac range, this does not require refrigeration.

Store out of direct sunlight.

Safety

Live cultures are not recommended for those with serious medical conditions eg. those who are severely immunosuppressed, have pancreatitis, are in the ICU, have melaena, have a central venous catheter, infants with short bowel syndrome, or to patients with open wounds following major surgery; unless under a doctor's care. Furthermore, pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking Saccharomyces boulardii, 'For travelling abroad', or natural plant extracts as in 'For daily immunity'.

Nutritional Information

Stabilisers: maltodextrin (natural source), microcrystalline cellulose; Live cultures: (Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1); vegetarian capsule: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, titanium dioxide; anti-caking agents: silicon dioxide, vegetable magnesium stearate.

Each capsule guarantees 2.3 billion micro-organisms.

Suitable for vegetarians, vegans, and free from gluten & yeast.

Frequently Asked Questions

Healthcare professionals can follow the links below to read FAQs relevant to 'For women'.

You can find more of our frequently asked questions on our FAQ page.

 

Delivery Options

Currency 

As we are an UK-based company, the product prices on our website will always be shown in pounds sterling (GBP £). As currency exchange rates fluctuate on a daily basis, the conversion to local currency will be made by your bank on the day of purchase. Check out today's currency conversion rates using a search engine and an appropriate currency conversion tool, though do bear in mind that the rates displayed may be subject to change before your bank processes your transaction.

Same day dispatch

For most delivery options, if you place your order by 3pm on a working day (i.e. Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays), we'll dispatch it on the same day. Any orders after this time will be dispatched on the next working day.

If you choose our International Express Courier option, the cut-off time is 11am.

United Kingdom

Delivery within the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland has a fixed price, regardless of the size and weight of your order. Delivery times are estimates and not guaranteed unless otherwise stated.

Method Price
Standard Shipping
Please allow 4-7 days for delivery.

£1.75
First Class Postage
Please allow 1-3 days for delivery.

£2.50
Next Day Courier
Guaranteed next-working-day delivery to most of the UK if you order by 3pm Monday to Friday (requires signature).

£6.00

International

Most international delivery prices are dependent on the size of your order and where it's being sent. You'll be shown the final price of shipping in the checkout, before payment, once we have your address and order details.

The main exception to this is delivery to EU countries using our International Express Courier service. This has a fixed delivery cost for each country, regardless of the size of your order.

Please note that not all services are available to all destinations. See our International Delivery Coverage table for the availability of each service for your country.

Method Price
International Standard
Please allow 3-7 days for delivery within Europe and 5-12 days to all other destinations. (Does not include tracking).
From
£9.54
International Signed
International postage with delivery confirmation (requires signature).
Please allow 3-7 days for delivery within Europe and 5-12 days to all other destinations.
From
£10.44
International Tracked & Signed
International delivery with full tracking and delivery confirmation (requires signature).
Please allow 3-7 days for delivery within Europe and 5-12 days to all other destinations.
From
£10.44
International Express Courier
Fast international courier service with full tracking and delivery confirmation (requires signature). Delivers to USA and most other countries in 2-7 days. See our International Delivery Coverage for the delivery time to your country.
From
£11.06

Remember: the price of international delivery depends on the size of the order and the country to which it's being sent. The final price of shipping will be shown in the checkout before you pay.

NB: Long distance shipping and short-term exposure to high temperatures will not compromise the viability of our products. Customers living in very hot countries should store the products out of direct sunlight and refrigerate if the option is available.

  • As a postmenopausal woman I have coped well with most things but frequent UTIs and vaginal dryness have been a real issue. Following my own reading (doctors only suggest cranberry tablets and these can be quite acidic) I have found that these probiotics have helped a lot. In fact, I got my first UTI again when I ran out of them. I am not sure if they help with vaginal dryness but they certainly have improved the burning and uncomfortable feelings in this area.

    Australia
  • I started using OptiBac probiotics For Women (intimate health) as it was recommended by my consultant to ease the symptoms of my reoccurring thrush and cystitis. I have tried many different treatments and unfortunately, none of them worked in the long run so far. I am pleased to report that since I have been using Optibac on a regular basis, recently on a cyclical basis (2 weeks before my period) my discharge discontinued and the frequency of cystitis is lower, though it is not completely over.

    London
  • I took the contraceptive pill for a good few years, then started getting cystitis. I used to get it once or twice a month and went to the doctors every time. I would be given a prescription for a w... Read more

    Hertfordshire
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