The in-depth articles below cover some of the more advanced subjects surrounding live cultures and probiotics. These pages are intended for healthcare practitioners and trade professionals. Consumers should visit the product pages or consult the product packaging.

  • The Uses of Prebiotics

    Dr Georges Mouton discusses the various uses and benefits of prebiotic fibres like fructooligosaccharides (which can be found in four products within the OptiBac Probiotics range).

  • What are Human Strains

    Find out what a 'human strain' is, whether OptiBac Probiotics uses 'human strains' and where they come from.

  • The History of Probiotics

    This short article covers how probiotics were first discovered by Russian scientist Elie Metchnikoff in 1907.

  • Probiotics and Autism

    This article discusses the relationship between Autism and the digestive system and how a clinical trial in 2006 was "so successful, it failed".

  • Probiotics & Eczema

    Dr Georges Mouton looks into the possible benefits probiotics can have to those suffering from eczema.

  • Probiotics & Clostridium difficile

    Clostridium difficile, a bacteria which naturally resides in the digestive tract, can impact normal gut health if allowed to overgrow. This article explains in detail the impact of Clostridium difficile and how scientific research suggest that probiotics may help in reducing reoccurring C. diff overgrowth.

  • The Classification of Saccharomyces boulardii

Saccharomyces boulardii is a yeast that has been hard to classify taxonomically. In this article we look at the history of its classification and its modern day understanding.