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My name is Jalal and this is our story: My sisters and I started up the OptiBac brand in 2004 with the help of our father, under the company name Wren Laboratories Ltd. Dad had dedicated over 35 years to working as a successful community pharmacist, and given our passion for health & wellbeing, we were keen to move into something with a stronger focus on natural health. We had all been blown away by taking friendly bacteria supplements ourselves, and were excited to discover more.
Our expertise is in exploring specific species and strains. This is very important as research continues to show that different live cultures will have different modes of action in the body. We are proud to have introduced a number of strains to the UK, including pure Saccharomyces boulardii, Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12® and Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1® and Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14® in For women.
We love what we do. Every day, we receive excellent reviews for our supplements from people around the world, who tell us that their quality of life is just a bit (or sometimes a lot) better thanks to OptiBac. We’re based near Andover, in the beautiful county of Hampshire (UK) where my sisters and I grew up, and we now have a small office in London as well. Every day at lunchtime the team get together and the extended OptiBac family meets to talk about upcoming projects, and we also read one or two reviews out loud. Walking back to your desk knowing that somebody out there is feeling happy because of what you do, is the best motivation.
We have partnered with some of the world’s leading institutes in the field, and are dedicated to developing an expert range of the highest quality. Our range consists of 13 different award-winning live cultures supplements which we sell on to health food stores and independent pharmacies nationwide (through our sister company and wholesaler, Medipharma Ltd), as well as direct to customers (UK and internationally) though our online shop. We have also recently been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, as a result of our impressive international growth.
We all take our supplements on a daily basis, and believe wholeheartedly in what we do. We hope you will find our website informative and easy to navigate. We aim to keep it full of up-to-date information and interesting news on friendly bacteria.
Learn more about the founders and faces behind the business and our latest achievement: Our Queen’s Award for Enterprise!
Thanks to BBC South for filming & permission to use.
Do contact us with any questions or feedback on the products or website. We’d be delighted to hear from you.