In-short

If customers ask, you can let them know that the entire OptiBac range is gluten free and wheat free, and is therefore suitable for those suffering from Coeliac Disease, a gluten intolerance or wheat intolerance.

In-depth

Coeliac Disease is not an allergy or intolerance, but is known as an autoimmune condition (see Probiotics Learning Lab for more glossary terms), where the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue of the small intestine. In this case the body attacks the gluten (a protein found in wheat, barley & rye) causing inflammation and damage to the surface of the intestines known as the villi, which affects the body's ability to absorb nutrients from food. Coeliac Disease affects at least 1 person in every 100.

Some people however suffer from a wheat/gluten intolerance, which means they have problems digesting wheat protein or gluten.
Those with gluten or wheat intolerance might be interested to view the supplements For every day, or One week flat.

NB: Please note that whilst all of the products in the OptiBac range are gluten free, for those with extreme allergies, we can not guarantee that products were developed in a strictly gluten free environment.


This FAQ has been answered by Jo Saunders, Nutritional Therapist DipCNM MBANT.