For Women

14 capsules |up to 2 weeks' supply

4.7/5 (159 reviews) Read verified product reviews
4.7/5 (159 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?

For Women contains friendly bacteria strains especially found in the vaginal & urinary tracts, scientifically proven to reach the intimate area, and to complement the vaginal flora. It is suitable for women of all ages and is backed by over 30 years of research.

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  • Vegan

    Vegan

  • Gluten free

    Gluten free

  • During pregnancy

    During pregnancy

  • No dairy

    No dairy

  • During menopause

    During menopause

  • During breastfeeding

    During breastfeeding

Key benefits

Friendly bacteria 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 friendly bacteria supplements.

Making a difference 

Womankind supported by Optibac

For every pack of 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 £595,000! Read more about the Optibac and Womankind Worldwide partnership.

Optibac Probiotics strains

  • Lactobacillus paracasei F-19®
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1®
  • Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14®
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Intimate flora

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Proven to reach the vagina

Customer reviews

4.7/5 (159 reviews)
  • Re: For Women. One day I went to my local health food store for my normal Optibac and the sales assistant recommended the Optibac for Women. I bought a jar of 30 capsules! After 25 days I returned and purchased 90 capsules and haven't looked back. 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. 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 are getting less, and I enjoy my life more. Thanks

    Hoai- 16th August 2022

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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
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    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.
    • Do not exceed recommended daily dosage.
    • For those unable to swallow capsules, open and mix contents into cool food/drinks.
    • 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.

    Safety

    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, 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 food supplement and is not intended to prevent, treat or diagnose any medical conditions. Probiotic 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 Probiotics supplements will not cause dependency and may be used on an ongoing basis.

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    Ingredients

    Maltodextrin (natural source); Live cultures: Lactobacillus paracasei F-19®, Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14®, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1®; vegetarian capsule: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose; stabiliser: microcrystalline cellulose; anti-caking agent: vegetable magnesium stearate

    Each capsule guarantees 2.5 billion live cultures.

    Suitability

    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • No dairy
    • Suitable during pregnancy
    • Suitable during breastfeeding
    • Suitable in menopause
    • Gluten free
    • Yeast free
    • Soy free
    • GMO free
    • No added sugars
    • Free from artificial flavourings, colourings and preservatives
    • No chemicals and parabens
    Format Capsule
    No. Live Cultures 2.5 billion
    Recommended Use 1 capsule daily
    Age Range Adult
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    Last Order Dates Before Christmas
    Order by the dates below to ensure you receive your parcel before Christmas:

    • Standard (Second Class) - order by Monday 12th December
    • First Class Mail - order by Friday 16th Decemeber
    • Express - order by Thursday 22nd December
    • Europe orders (Express delivery only) - order by Friday 16th December 

    UK Delivery

    Free UK Delivery over £40 
    Free standard UK delivery is automatically applied at the checkout when you spend £40.

    Standard 2nd class: £2.50
    Allow 4-10 working days (Monday - Friday) for delivery

    1st class: £3.95
    Allow 1-3 working days (Monday - Friday) for delivery

    Royal Mail Strikes
    Please be aware you may experience a slight delay in receiving your delivery due to the Royal Mail postal strikes in November. Please see below the affected dates:

    • Friday 9 December
    • Sunday 11 December
    • Wednesday 14 December

    Express Next Day (Tracked): £6.95
    Order before 2pm for guaranteed next working day delivery to most of the UK*. Orders placed on Friday will be delivered on Monday (next working day). Requires signature.

    Shipments will be dispatched via DHL or FedEx, the service will be selected depending on the delivery location.

    *Express delivery may exclude the Channel Islands, Herm Island, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Northern Irish postcodes BT18 & upwards, Sark, Scottish borders and offshore and a small number of remote mainland destinations as determined by our delivery courier. 

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    • We'll send you an email to confirm once your parcel has been dispatched.
    • For delivery queries, please call us on +44 (0)1264 339 770 or email enquiries@optibacprobiotics.com
    • Orders placed before 2pm are typically dispatched on the same working day.
    • Delivery within the UK and Northern Ireland has a fixed price, regardless of the size and weight of your order. 
    • Delivery times are estimates and not guaranteed unless otherwise stated.

    International Delivery

    We offer an excellent worldwide delivery service. For more details, 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 friendly bacteria supplements are suitable for all genders. However, several strains, such as Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14®* and Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1®*, and Lactobacillus paracasei F-19®, survive to reach the vaginal flora and prefer to colonise there. They are regarded as specific vaginal live cultures and can be found in the Optibac Probiotics For Women supplement.

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

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

Taken orally, vaginal live cultures, 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).

References
(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
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The live 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 Every Day, alongside their vaginal live cultures  so that they have all-round support for their gut and vaginal flora.

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