Who we are

Hello and thank you for taking the time to read more about us.

My name is Jalal - I'm the managing director at OptiBac, and this is our story.

We are a UK-based company, founded by my sisters and I in 2004. We started up the OptiBac brand 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, but given our passion for holistic health & wellbeing, we were keen to move into something with a stronger focus on natural health. We believe wholeheartedly in what we do, and we all take our supplements on a daily basis - between us & Jalal's kids, most often a combination of For every day, For women, For babies & children and For daily immunity.

Our expertise in this field lies in the use of specific species and strains of probiotics for different health conditions. We believe that this is such an important consideration for probiotic supplements, as research continues to show that different probiotics will have different modes of action in the body. We are proud to have introduced a number of strains to the UK, including Saccharomyces boulardii as a single strain; Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12® in Bifidobacteria & fibre, and  the combination of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1® and Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14® in For women.

 

 

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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, England, 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 probiotic supplements which we sell on to health food stores and independent pharmacies across the UK and Ireland (through our sister company and wholesaler, Medipharma Ltd), as well as direct to our customers worldwide, including the USA, 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.

We won the Queen's Award! 

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.


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Jalal, Soraya & Farah Janmohamed

Directors