Wow! This really has been a great summer for us, with our products receiving glowing accolades from numerous different sources. This time it is our ‘For your cholesterol’ product that has earned a mention in the summer edition of Feel Good You magazine. The article recommends that anyone concerned about their cholesterol levels, can ‘help maintain normal levels with a probiotic that works alongside omega 3s, such as OptiBac Probiotics ‘For your cholesterol’’.

'For your cholesterol' - receives a recommendation in Feel Good You magazine

For me the best part about the article is that it is building awareness of the benefits of probiotics, and demonstrating that those benefits are not all confined to the gut. The article details some of the non ‘digestion-related’ benefits of taking a high-quality probiotic, such as helping with low mood and anxiety, as well as maintaining vaginal health. More and more is being learnt about the role of probiotic bacteria in maintaining mood and emotional health, to read more about this, you may like to read my earlier blog post on Psychobiotics.

Another reason that I love this article is that it endorses two probiotic facts that are very dear to our hearts. When choosing a probiotic, pharmacist Shabir Daya is quoted in the article as saying ‘the key is how acid resistant the formulation is, and which specific bacteria are being used’.

Feel Good You magazine - talks about the importance of acid resistance and strain specificity when selecting a probiotic

Regarding the importance of ‘acid resistance’, we couldn't agree with Mr Daya more. We recognise how fundamental this is to the viability of a probiotic product, and as such we run in-vitro and in-vivo testing on all of our products, to ensure that they can survive the low pH (acidity) of the stomach. In fact we run many more tests than just that on our products....to read more about our in-depth product testing, you may be interested in reading my earlier post: Most researched probiotics: comparing brands.

In the second part of his quote, Mr Daya goes on to mention the importance of the 'specific bacteria being used'. Again, I would like to whole-heartedly endorse what he is saying. If you’ve read much of our website content, you will know that we always stress how important it is for anyone to select the correct strains of bacteria for their specific symptoms and set of circumstances. All probiotics are definitely NOT the same, they all have different effects on the body, which is why we have different formulations to help with different symptoms. To read more about the importance of choosing the right strain for you, you may like to read our page on strain specificity.


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