ProVen Probiotics Story

Cultech established

  • 1994

Cultech was established in 1994 and quickly became internationally recognised as both an innovator and premium quality manufacturer within the nutritional supplement industry.


Lab4 Probiotics colonised

  • 2004
Lab4 and Lab4b are lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and bifidobacteria that have been isolated from the gut microbiota of healthy humans and then screened for appropriate probiotic characteristics, ranging from resistance to stomach and bile acids, to robust capability for large-scale in-vitro cultivation and commercialisation.

First Lab4 clinical trial

  • 2004

The first clinical study using the Lab4 friendly bacteria was the Cambridge Clostridium difficile Study. This randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled study was designed to provide evidence that supplementing with Lab4 probiotics while taking antibiotics can prevent the incidence of antibiotic associated C. difficile diarrhoea (CDAD).


ProVen Probiotics launched

  • 2012

After almost 10 years of research (including five major clinical trials) and having sold Lab4 Probiotics to a number of major probiotics resellers around the world, Dr Nigel Plummer launches his own brand, ProVen Probiotics.

ProVen Probiotics available in-store

  • 2012

Following launch in 2012, ProVen Probiotics were available to buy via independent pharmacies and health stores throughout the UK.


In-house nutritionist hired

  • 2014

The expansion of the ProVen brand and increase in enquiries from customers necessitated an expert to help with technical information. Adrienne Benjamin, registered Nutritional Therapist, joined the ProVen team in November 2014.


Fit for school product launch

  • 2014

ProVen Probiotics launched their Fit for School chewable tablets in 2014 following research using this product. The research study (known as ProChild) was published in 2015 and Fit for School stick packs were launched the same year.


ProVen launches online

  • 2015

ProVen Probiotics was first sold online in 2015 - making the whole range and all related information available in one online space.

ProVen on sale in Boots stores

  • 2016

Launch of our probiotics product range in every Boots store within the UK.


ProVen on sale via Holland & Barrett

  • 2017

Launch of our probiotics product range in every Holland & Barrett store within the UK.

Four new ProVen products launched

  • 2017

2017 saw the launch of four brand new ProVen Probiotics products to broaden the product range to 18. The new products were Women's Lactobacillus & Bifidus with Cranberry, Acidophilus & Bifidus with Digestive Enzymes, CardioPro and Adult Acidophilus & Bifidus- 50 Billion.


Brand new probiotic suite built

  • 2018

In 2018 we completed our brand new state-of-the-art probiotics production suite at our site in Port Talbot in South Wales. The facility will help to take our probiotics manufacture and development to the next level and to ensure that we are able to continuing growing into the future.

New ProVen website launched

  • 2019

Launch of our new interactive website. Delivering more engaging content whilst continuing to serve our expanded range of probiotic products. More story, more products and more on brand.

We look forward to continuing the journey with you.

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