Live cultures

Live cultures are microorganisms, also known as friendly bacteria, good bacteria or micro-biotics.

The OptiBac range

Our range consists of 12 different live cultures supplements - all natural, and with no added colourings, flavours or preservatives, and including options suitable for infants, pregnant & breastfeeding mothers, for vegetarians, vegans, coeliacs, and for those who are lactose intolerant (suitability varies across the range - for more information see our suitability FAQs)

How does OptiBac compare?

At OptiBac, we specialise entirely in live cultures and consider ourselves experts in the field. Our strains are of the highest quality; each strain undergoes tests to ensure it is stable at room temperature, can survive stomach acidity, and can adhere to the lining of the gut wall.

We focus in particular on taking specific strains and targeting specific life stages - acknowledging the fact that different species and strains have different effects on the body. This is extremely important to us.

We are completely transparent when it comes to the make-up of our products, and unlike many others, we cite not only the microorganism's family and species, but the strain (the specific type) as well. Full ingredients are listed on each product page as well as all ingredients across all products being listed here. And furthermore, when you consider the content and quality of our supplements, we offer fantastic value for money (prices range from £3.25 to £59.99) and hope you will agree.

Most importantly, our customers are happy! Find out what others have to say, read our customer reviews.

The OptiBac Probiotics range consists of 12 different supplements

The OptiBac range consists of 12 different supplements which you can browse here.

Where to find us

Developed in the UK, our products are available at independent health food stores and pharmacies nationwide, as well as with increasing international outlets. You can also buy our products online here and have them delivered anywhere in the world.

Getting personal

OptiBac is a family business set up by a community pharmacist and his son in 2004. Both of the daughters joined the company after leaving university, and although there may be no blood relation to the rest of the team, they are as good as family too! We are based in Andover in sunny Hampshire, we all love herbal tea and if you meet us you're bound to catch us talking about friendly bacteria, even in our spare time and holidays. Sorry, we can't help it, we're just passionate!

For more information, take a look at Why OptiBac?, Our Values, or visit our online shop.

An award for our 'For babies & children' probioticAn award for our 'For women' probiotic