Optibac's Dr. Kate is in Stylist

Leona Beeson BSc (Hons) Psychology

Our resident microbiologist Dr Kate Stephens gives her expert opinion on 'friendly bacteria rotation' in a recent article from Stylist.

We’re incredibly proud of the team of experts we have in the Optibac family (for good reason!). So, we’re always delighted when they’re featured in the press – and our very own Dr Kate Stephens has just been included in a recent article on the Stylist website.

The article explores ‘friendly bacteria rotation’; in other words, periodically changing up the friendly bacteria you take rather than always sticking to the same strains (types). 

Our Dr Kate was asked for her expert opinion on the matter, and she advised that switching up your strains “may not be that simple or effective”. 

She goes on to explain that in clinical research, most friendly bacteria are taken consistently over a particular time period and that there is a “lack of evidence” for alternating live cultures. 

According to Dr Kate, the most important thing is to “choose a high-quality strain that has been researched specifically for your needs”. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work with live cultures, as different strains do different things.

Finally, she gives some of her personal friendly bacteria recommendations, including Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM®, Lactobacillus paracasei CASEI 431® and Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG. 

You can find these strains in Optibac Every Day EXTRA, Immune Support and Babies & Children respectively. 

If you want to see more of Dr Kate’s thoughts on friendly bacteria rotation, then you can read the article here.

See more of Optibac in the press:

Optibac For Women recommended in Marie Claire

BBC Good Food recommends Optibac

Glamour Magazine recommends ‘For daily immunity’