7 easy listening podcasts for your health

When it comes to our health and well-being, we all need a little support now and again. Most of the time we are rushed off our feet and want something to give us a helpful boost, and podcasts are the perfect solution. It’s a useful and informative platform that can be shared at any time of day...

Posted 22nd Nov 2017

Daily Express and the Metro feature OptiBac Probiotics

We’ve been featured in both the Metro and Daily Express! The Metro recommended OptiBac Probiotics in an article titled ‘10 lifesaving tips for coping with Irritable Bowel Syndrome’. The article had a list of useful tips that could help with managing IBS, and mentioned that a lot of peopl...

Posted 8th Nov 2017

Do vegans and vegetarians have healthier gut bacteria?

As it is World Vegan Day, we've been talking about the gut microbiome of vegans & vegetarians, and comparing their gut health and bacteria types to those who eat meat. Omnivores, a.k.a meat eaters, will have different gut bacteria compared to those who have a plant based diet, as meat ...

Posted 2nd Nov 2017

Our review of ITV’s Save Money: Good Diet

Did anyone see ‘Save Money: Good Diet’ on ITV last night? If you did, you’d have seen OptiBac Probiotics featured throughout the programme! The programme was the second episode in a new series which follows the very popular ‘Save Money: Good Health’ TV show. In this episode of the new se...

Posted 25th Oct 2017

'For every day MAX' hits Natural Health mag

Sleep is something that we all depend on - it provides us with the energy and sustenance to go about our daily lives, and no one likes to feel groggy, grouchy or moody as a consequence of sleep deprivation! But you may be surprised to know that your gut bacteria has a significant impact on your s...

Posted 24th Oct 2017

New study finds probiotics reduce risk of post-natal depression

We talk a lot about the ‘gut-brain connection’ at OptiBac, by which we mean the effect the health of our microbiome can have on our mood. Research has consistently shown that probiotics can have a positive impact on our mental health and this week a new study1 was published in EBioMedicine, re...

Posted 19th Oct 2017

New study says our gut bacteria could influence our weight loss

Wouldn't it be great if practitioners could create personalised weight loss/ diet plans for their clients based on their gut microbiota? Well, a new study has looked into the possibility of doing just that. The results of this study, coupled with further research, could see us creating tailore...

Posted 16th Oct 2017

Our 5 favourite fermented foods (+ recipes)

With World Food Day coming up on the 16th October, we wanted to feature our favourite fermented foods! Fermented foods have been around for centuries, in fact people began to ferment foods as far back as 2000 years ago as a way of prolonging the life of vegetables. They are particularly po...

Posted 12th Oct 2017

Glamour mag loves OptiBac 'For every day MAX'

When we think about how to get that healthy glowing skin, one of the first things that come to mind are skincare products we can apply externally, right? Well, I can tell you that giving our gut flora a little tummy loving care, by introducing live cultures could go a long way too. This ...

Posted 9th Oct 2017

Is it best to alternate probiotic supplements?

There's a school of thought that rotating or alternating probiotic supplements is beneficial; the thought process being that having a more diverse gut bacteria (or microbiome) is generally associated with better health. This then seems to make sense - that taking a variety of different str...

Posted 29th Sep 2017