For women

30 capsules



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Gluten free

Gluten free

Dairy free

Dairy free

During pregnancy

During pregnancy

During breastfeeding

During breastfeeding


A well-researched live cultures supplement for women proven to survive to reach the vagina. Contains Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14® and Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1®.

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Strains & active ingredients

  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1®
  • Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14®
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  • Product description

    Friendly bacteria expert Farah (Natural Sciences BSc Hons) explains OptiBac 'For women'

    Who is it for?
    Highly researched good bacteria supplement especially for women.

    Good to know:

    • Each capsule provides 2.3 billion live cultures and the billions count is guaranteed until end of expiry.
    • Contains 2 different friendly bacteria strains from the Lactobacillus genus which have been extensively researched and clinically trialled in over 2,500 women around the world.
    • Proven to survive to reach the vaginal flora.
    • Highly rated and trusted by women in various stages of life.
    • Easy to take on the go – no refrigeration required.
    • Recommended for daily use.
    • Suitable and safe to take during pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause.
    • With over 30 years of research, 'For women' is a trusted friendly bacteria supplement especially for the female intimate flora.
    • Alongside taking this product, please also consider lifestyle factors such as diet i.e. reducing your intake of sugar which can feed harmful bacteria and yeasts, increasing your water intake and avoiding wipes, douches and soaps in the intimate area which can upset the natural vaginal pH.
    • Available in three pack sizes of 14, 30 or 90 capsules.

    Please note: This is a food supplement and is not intended to prevent, treat or diagnose any medical conditions.

    Making a difference

    For every pack purchased of OptiBac 'For women', a donation will be made to the international women's rights charity, Womankind Worldwide.

    Making a difference – we would like to thank everyone who recommends, stocks and takes this supplement. Over the last 5 years you have helped us raise £250,000 for the international women’s rights charity Womankind Worldwide who partner with women's rights organisations and movements in Africa and Asia to transform the lives of women around the world.

    And we're just getting started. A donation (20p per 14 capsules, 30p per 30 capsules, and £1 per 90 capsules) is made to Womankind Worldwide every time you buy 'For women'. Thank you for helping us help women today and every day! Read more about the OptiBac and Womankind Worldwide partnership.

    Please note: Titanium dioxide was removed from this product in November 2019. As a result of removing this ingredient, you can now see the product within the vegetarian capsule which is subject to natural variations in colour, from off white to pale yellow. The overall stability and viability of the product has not been affected in any way and we hope you like the more natural looking capsule.



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  • How to use

    Instructions for use

    • Take 1 or 2 capsules daily as desired or as professionally directed.
    • For ongoing use 1 capsule a day may suffice.
    • Take with food, preferably with breakfast.
    • For anyone unable to swallow capsules, the contents of the capsule can be mixed with a cold meal or cold beverage.
    • Take daily for best results.
    • 'For women' can safely be taken alongside other supplements in the OptiBac range.

    Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a healthy diet and lifestyle. Those with serious medical conditions should consult their doctor before use. OptiBac supplements will not cause dependency and may be used on an ongoing basis.


    Like the rest of the OptiBac range, 'For women' does not require refrigeration. Store in a cool, dry place below 25°C and out of direct sunlight.


    Live cultures 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, infants with short bowel syndrome, or patients with open wounds following major surgery; unless under a doctor's care.



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  • Ingredients


    • Stabilisers: maltodextrin (natural source), microcrystalline cellulose
    • Live cultures: Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14®Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1®
    • Vegetarian capsule: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, anti-caking agent: vegetable magnesium stearate

    Each capsule guarantees 2.3 billion good bacteria.

    Suitable for vegetarians, vegans and those on a gluten-free or yeast-free diet.

    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 both the L. rhamnosus and L. reuteri species. The active ingredients for 'For women' may therefore also now be referred to as Limosilactobacillus reuteri RC-14® and Lacticaseibacillus rhamnosus GR-1®.



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  • Reviews

    Customer reviews

    • HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!! The pill caused me to have excruciating infections all of the time. Even after I stopped taking the pill the problem persisted. I could barely go out because they were so bad and I had them all of the time. I did not know what to do and the doctors were no help. When I came across these they have worked wonders!! If you have similar problems I cannot recommend enough, I am so thankful for these probiotics and I tell all of my friends. They are worth every penny! Thank you so much Optibac!!!

      Anonymous - 15th June 2020

    • My mum takes these every day and basically said I should too..they have def helped me with hormonal issues connected to periods

      Amaal maia - 8th June 2020

    • I could cry with happiness. I've spent probably £1000s seeing private doctors who were supposedly highly recommended, as well as being see on the NHS. Nothing worked and I was told to practically get on with it as they didn't know the answer. I've spent my 20s wearing pads everyday, having sore skin and being so uncomfortable it stopped me having a sexual relationship. Day 2 of taking these and I couldn't believe it. It had halved my discharge and my skin is no longer sore but looks healthy... Nothing had ever done that before. I'm a month in and it still hasn't fully gone but just it halving has improved my quality of life. I will continue to take these with the hope it totally knocks it on the head, as I appreciate I've had this a long time so may take a while to fully shift. Prior warning I did find with the higher dose that I do get stomach cramping and loud bowel noises but try to push past it, its so worth the results! Thank you will never be enough. (I purchased on amazon)

      Jay - 30th May 2020

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