We are all becoming aware of how important it is to look after your gut health, and if you're looking to add a dose of good bacteria to your daily routine, then you want to make sure you're getting the supplement that's best for you.

We’ve asked our resident gut microbiologist, Dr Kate Stephens, for advice on how to choose the right live cultures supplement.

Dr Kate’s Top Tips

Choose a supplement that:
1. is formulated to support your individual needs.
2. is guaranteed to reach the gut alive.
3. contains well-researched clinically trialled strains - high strength doesn’t always mean high quality.
4. can be stored at room temperature and not refrigerated.
5. has great customer reviews – check what others say about the supplement.

“There are a growing number of live cultures supplements available, so it can be difficult to know where to start. I would always recommend popping to your local health food store or pharmacist for advice.”
OptiBac live cultures satisfy all of these criteria, and have been formulated with you in mind. Take a look at the detailed information on our supplement pages, to find out more about our live cultures and why they might be right for you.

If you still have any questions, then please don't hesitate to get in touch with one of our qualified experts.

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This FAQ has been created with the help of Dr Kate Stephens PhD | Food and Microbial Sciences; Gut Microbiology (University of Reading), BSc (Hons) Medical Microbiology