How do I choose a high quality supplement?

In this FAQ, microbiologist Dr. Kate Stephens shares 5 top tips to help you choose the best probiotic supplement for your individual needs.

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 friendly bacteria to your daily routine, then you want to make sure you're getting the probiotic supplement that's best for you.

We’ve asked our resident gut microbiologist, Dr Kate Stephens, for advice on how to choose the right probiotic 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 probiotic 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 probiotics satisfy all of these criteria, and have been formulated with you in mind. Take a look at the detailed information on our product pages, to find out more about our probiotic supplements 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.

Author: Dr Kate Stephens PhD | Food and Microbial Sciences; Gut Microbiology (University of Reading), BSc (Hons) Medical Microbiology

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