For Women Probiotics

90 capsules |up to 3 months' supply

4.7/5 (59 reviews) Read verified product reviews
4.7/5 (59 reviews) Read verified product reviews
Dr Sasivimol Ahmed PhD, PG Dip (Personalised Nutrition), BSc (Food Science)
If you look at the quality of the strains, the number of billions, and the number of capsules/sachets per pack, Optibac is unbeatable value for money.
Dr Sasivimol Ahmed
Dr Sasivimol Ahmed PhD, PG Dip (Personalised Nutrition), BSc (Food Science)

Who is it for?

Formulated for women, by women, Optibac Probiotics For Women offers high-quality support for your intimate health. Taken orally, it has been specifically researched and scientifically proven to reach the vagina alive where it supports the vagina and urinary tract.

Subscribe & Save 10%

Free standard delivery on orders over $100

See our Delivery & Returns for more information.

Press & Awards:
  • Press & Award Image
  • Press & Award Image
  • Press & Award Image
  • Vegan

    Vegan

  • Gluten free

    Gluten free

  • During pregnancy

    During pregnancy

  • Dairy free

    Dairy free

  • GMO free

    GMO free

  • During menopause

    During menopause

Key benefits

Probiotics for women

  • A specialist supplement Specifically designed for the vaginal microbiome not the gut
  • Quality, multi-strain formula Containing the world-renowned combination of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1®Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14®, and now also with Lactobacillus paracasei F-19®
  • Highly researched Backed by over 25 studies and 30 years of research showing safety and quality 
  • Clinically proven To survive to reach the vagina
  • A more natural option Contains strains natural to the vaginal tract and supports natural PH levels 
  • Easy to take A small oral capsule for daily use. Can be taken alone or alongside other supplements like cranberry, natural anti-bacterials and anti-fungals
  • Highly recommended From the UK’s most trusted & recommended brand of probiotic supplements.

Making a difference 

For every pack of Optibac Probiotics For Women purchased, we donate to the international women's rights charity, Womankind Partnership. Over the last 7 years you have helped us raise more than $671,000! Read more about the Optibac and Womankind Worldwide partnership.

Womankind supported by Optibac

Probiotic strains

  • Lactobacillus paracasei F-19®
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1®
  • Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14®
See full ingredients list
Icon

Proven to reach the vagina

Icon

Intimate flora

Customer reviews

4.7/5 (59 reviews)
  • Re: Optibac for for Women - I had suffered from recurring bladder infections since having a hysterectomy at 40 (I'm now 59) and immediately entering into menopause. I used to be low dose antibiotics for years but I still got bladder infections! One day I went to my local health food store for my normal Optibac (to help my digestion) and the sales assistant recommended the Optibac for Women. I thought - "really! Like that's going to help my bladder infections". I bought a jar of 30 capsules! After 25 days I returned and purchased 90 capsules and haven't looked back. I have only had one bladder infection in a year and have completely come off the low dose antibiotic! It also provides good bacteria for the vagina - I never have any odour. I don't know how it works but it does.

    Sharon- 26th August 2022

  • This product works! I am in menopause and I am on a low dose HRT patch and progesterone, but the optibac pill everyday stops vaginal and vulvar burning . It truly works ! I love this product .

    Anne- 21st August 2022

  • The product is good for women and I love this product. After one month of using this product, my body is feeling better, the itchy symptoms of the vagina are getting less and I enjoy my life more. Thanks

    Hoai- 16th August 2022

View all product reviews Write a review

Help & advice

Speak to our team of experts (nutritionists, microbiologists and nutritional therapists) any time for free advice, with absolutely no obligation to buy.

Camilla Gray
Camilla Gray DipCNM Nutritional Therapist
optibac

Why choose us?

We are the UK's most trusted & recommended brand of friendly bacteria supplements.

† As determined in an independent survey of 1000 British women.

  • How to use

  • Ingredients

  • Leave a review

  • Delivery & returns

  • How to use

    Recommended use

    • For best results take 1 capsule daily, preferably with breakfast
    • May be increased to 2 capsules per day if desired or professionally directed.
    • For those unable to swallow capsules, open and mix contents with cool food/drinks.
    • Do not exceed recommended daily dosage.
    • Can be taken intensively or on an ongoing basis (daily) For Women can safely be taken alongside other supplements in the Optibac range.
    • Suitable from 4 years onwards

    Storage instructions

    • For best results, do not remove desiccant sachet from the glass jar and close lid firmly after each use.
    • Store in a cool, dry place below 25°C and out of direct sunlight. For maximum potency, can be refrigerated after opening.e Optibac Probiotics For Women supplement.

    Safety

    Probiotics are not recommended for those with serious medical conditions e.g. those who are severely immunosuppressed, have pancreatitis, are in the ICU, have melaena, have a central venous catheter, short bowel syndrome, or patients with open wounds following major surgery; unless under a doctor's care. Keep out of reach of children.

    This is a dietary supplement and is not intended to prevent, treat or diagnose any medical conditions. Dietary supplements should not be used as a substitute for a healthy diet and lifestyle. If you are taking any medications or have a serious medical condition, consult a doctor before use. Optibac supplements will not cause dependency and may be used on an ongoing basis..

    *Health professionals can read more about these strains on the Probiotics Database: Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14® and Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1®

  • Ingredients

    Ingredients

    Probiotic blend: Lactobacillus paracasei F-19®, Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14®, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1®; maltodextrin (non-GMO), hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable magnesium stearate

    Each capsule guarantees 2.5 billion CFU.

    for women supplement fact panel

    Suitability

    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Dairy free
    • Suitable during pregnancy
    • Suitable during breastfeeding
    • Suitable in menopause
    • Gluten free
    • Yeast free
    • Soy free
    • GMO free
    • No added sugars
    • Free from artificial flavorings, colorings and preservatives
    • No chemicals and parabens

     Following the taxonomic updates issued by a global team of scientists and published in April 2020, which look more closely at the Lactobacillus genus, a reclassification has been advised for the L. paracasei, L. rhamnosus and L. reuteri species. The active ingredients in For Women may therefore also now be referred to as Lacticaseibacillus paracasei F-19®, Limosilactobacillus reuteri RC-14® and Lacticaseibacillus rhamnosus GR-1®.

    Format Capsule
    CFU 2.5 billion
    Recommended Use 1 capsule daily
    Age Range Adult
  • Leave a review

    Leave a review

    Required

    Personal information submitted as part of this review will be treated in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

  • Delivery & returns

    USA standard shipping: $4.99

    International postal order - typically deatched and delivered within 5-10 working days.
    Free standard shipping on orders over $100.

    USA express shipping: $6.99

    We use DHL and orders are typically dispatched and delivered within 2-5 working days.

    Good to know

    • We'll send you an email to confirm once your parcel has been dispatched.
    • For delivery queries, please email enquiries@optibacprobiotics.com
    • We are unable to ship orders to PO boxes.
    • Product prices on this website are always shown in US dollars (USD $) and exclude tax - tax is not applicable as orders are fulfilled from the UK.

    Worldwide Delivery

    • We deliver to more than 50 countries.
    • Shipping is charged at cost - please note that duties may apply.
    • Please allow 3-7 working days for delivery within Europe and 5-12 days to all other destinations. Includes order tracking.  
    • If you are located within the United Kingdom or Europe, we recommended switching to our UK website.
    • International deliveries might currently take a little longer due to the global coronavirus situation. Please refer to the webpage of our international delivery provider DHL to confirm the number of days it takes to receive your order and whether they currently ship to your country.
    • Most international delivery prices are dependent on the size and weight of your order and where it is being sent. You'll be shown the final price of shipping in the checkout, before payment, once we have your address and order details.
    • Long distance shipping and short-term exposure to high temperatures will not compromise the viability of our products. Customers living in very hot countries should store the products out of direct sunlight and refrigerate if the option is available.

    For more details regarding international orders, currency conversion and applicable tax for orders outside the USA, please take a look at our delivery FAQ.

    Returns

    If you have changed your mind, you can return goods, at your cost, unopened within 14 days for refund or exchange, this does not affect your statutory rights.

Customer Questions

All questions answered by probiotic experts Dr Kate Stephens PhD (Food and Microbial Sciences) BSc(Hons) Medical Biology and Kerry Beeson BSc (Nut. Med.) Nutritional Therapist

Most probiotics are suitable for all genders. However, some strains such as Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14®*, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1®*, and Lactobacillus paracasei F-19®, survive to reach the vaginal flora and prefer to colonise there. These strains have been specifically researched(1,2,3) for the support of vaginal health and urinary tract issues*and are regarded as specific vaginal probiotics. They can be found in Optibac Probiotics For Women supplement.

References
(1). Martinez RCR, Franceschini SA, Patta MC, et al. Improved treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis with flXXXXXXole plus probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1 and Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14. Lett Appl Microbiol. 2009;48(3):269-274. doi:10.1111/j.1472-765X.2008.02477.x (2). Martinez RCR, Franceschini SA, Patta MC, et al. Improved cure of bacterial vaginosis with single dose of tiXXXXXole (2 g), Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1, and Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Can J Microbiol. 2009;55(2):133-138. doi:10.1139/W08-102 (3). Beerepoot MAJ, Ter Riet G, Nys S, et al. Lactobacilli vs antibiotics to prevent urinary tract infections: A randomized, double-blind, noninferiority trial in postmenopausal women. Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(9):704-712. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.777
Read More

Women's live cultures supplements, such as Optibac Probiotics For Women, contain vaginal live cultures which complement the natural vaginal flora and support vaginal health*. They aren't harmful for men but are most appropriate and helpful for cis women, trans men, or non-binary people with a vagina.

Taken orally, vaginal probiotics, such as those in Optibac Probiotics For Women, are proven to reach the vagina alive in 3-4 days and to colonise in the vaginal flora in one week. Once there, what do women's live cultures do for women? Lactobacilli bacteria in the vaginal flora produce lactic acid and hydrogen peroxide, which help to keep the all-important pH balance in the vagina at an optimum pH of 4.5 (slightly acidic).(1,2). This reduces the risk of imbalance leading to vaginal health issues.

Reference
(1). Anukam K.C. et al., (2006), ‘Augmentation of antimicrobial met*******ole therapy of bacterial vaginosis with oral probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1 and Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14: randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial’. Microbes Infect. 8(6): 1450-4.(2). Morelli L, Zonenenschain D, Del Piano M, Cognein P. Utilization of the intestinal tract as a delivery system for urogenital probiotics. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2004;38(6 Suppl). doi:10.1097/01.mcg.0000128938.32835.98
Read More

This depends on individual preference. Some women take a seven-day intensive course whenever they need support for vaginal health issues, but most women feel more confident when taking vaginal live cultures daily. OptibacProbiotics For Women comes in three sizes: 7 days, 30 days, and 90 days, but is designed for long-term daily use to support the vaginal flora. Take with food, ideally breakfast, when stomach acidity is closer to neutral.

The live probiotic cultures in Optibac For Women prefer to live in the vaginal flora, but other friendly bacteria strains prefer to live in the gut. This is why many people choose to take a digestive supplement, such as Optibac Probiotics Every Day, alongside their vaginal probiotics so that they have all-round support for their gut and vaginal flora.

Compare similar products

Optibac Probiotics For Women award Optibac Probiotics Bifido & Fibre | probiotics for constipation | bifidobacterium probiotic with FOS prebiotic Optibac Probiotics One Week Flat | highly researched strains of probiotics suitable for bloating | 28 sachets Optibac Probiotics Every Day | gut health supplement | high-quality daily probiotic supplement | 90 capsules
For Women (90 capsules) - 90 capsules Bifido & Fibre (30 sachets) - 30 sachets One Week Flat (28 sachets) - 28 sachets Every Day (90 capsules) - 90 capsules
Suitability Intimate Flora Regularity Gas or Bloating General Digestive
Format Capsules Sachets Sachets Capsules
Vegan
With FOS/Prebiotic
RRP $64.99 $24.99 $34.99 $39.99