Meet our founders

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

My name is Farah and this is our story: My siblings 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 all take our supplements on a daily basis - between us & our kids, most often a combination of Every Day, For Women, Babies & Children and Immune Support -  and believe wholeheartedly in what we do.

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 boulardiiBifidobacterium lactis BB-12® and Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1® and Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14® in For Women.

Optibac directors

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 we grew up. 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 15 different award-winning probiotic supplements which we sell on to health food stores and independent pharmacies across UK and Ireland (through our sister company and wholesaler, Medipharma Ltd), as well as direct to our customers worldwide, including the USA, through 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.

Do contact us with any questions or feedback on the products or website. We’d be delighted to hear from you.

Farah, Jalal & Soraya Janmohamed


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