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I am not a doctor or health professional but had heard in several venues the benefits of probiotics. I have tried otherbrands but I could perceive no specific benefit. This brand is not too expensive and it has several strains and a high count of CFU so I gave it a try. During the first few days I was thinking this was just a waste of time but after about 5 to 7 days I started to have regular bowel movements that made me feel clean and light. I am a runner and those are important feelings for me. I think this is a very good product and is very cost effective. I will continue to use it.
I work in an ER and catch stomach bugs (viral gastroenteritis) about every couple months. These were always accompanied by "sulfur burps", which can be worse than the vomiting and are largely a product of your gut bacteria. After a couple years I decided to do a probiotic regiment to combat this, and chose this product based on the bacterial strains included, the enteric coating, and the fact it's eligible for subscribe & save.
For the first couple weeks it altered the timing and consistency of my bowel movements, but they returned to normal quickly enough. Afterwards I had difficulty testing my theory because the rate at which I caught gastroenteritis dropped precipitously. I've only had one bout in the last year and a half, and my sulfur burps were gone. So this product worked much better than I was expecting it to.
One of my coworkers had gastric bypass years ago and has suffered from frequent and pungent flatuance ever since. Out of self interest I recommended this product to her and am quite thankful that after three weeks her symptoms have vastly improved.
Appears to be a great formula at a very reasonable price. Have used several other brands of probiotics including MaryRuth, Hyperbiotics and Essential Stacks with positive effects. This one caused multiple digestive issues including bloating, inflammation, throat irritation, fatigue and heartburn. Waited a while to make sure it was not something I consumed or another factor. Checked for a way to contact the seller as stated in the guarantee but not available on Amazon. Returning prior to the 30 day guarantee expiration. Note: Just read another 1* review regarding histamine problems - as the reviewer suggests this is not for everyone.
I have long had both extremes of irritable bowel. I went to a digestive doctor who said I should take Pepto Bismol 4 times a day. It didn't help. I have taken other products and probiotics with mixed results. Then I came across this brand and stuck with it. This has been my go-to "gut medicine" for over a year now and my digestion has become manageable. I only take 1 pill a day which is half of the standard dose. (So this lasts 2 months for me.) This brand works, it doesn't make me nauseous, and it doesn't need to be refrigerated.
My husband and I regularly take probiotics for our digestive systems, and we need them. I also have a medical condition and my doctor said that I must take probiotics to keep it in check, which probiotics do. After switching to this brand because of the better price, both of our digestive tracts were noticeably worse and my medical condition flared up badly. My husband always does the milk test to be sure new probiotics are working, but he forgot to test these. We had bought 3 different bottles, they all had different lot numbers so we figured some must be good, but NONE of them were. We left the "so called" probiotics in each test jar, each for 24 to 48 hours with differing amounts of powder in them and there was NOTHING but milk, no thickening AT ALL. My husband test any new brand we try and 90% of the time the test work. Between the failed test and our rapid and clear worsening condition, I would say these are WORTHLESS!
The product is probably fine. I want to write a review because the number of bacteria is intentially misleading. I bought this because of the high number 50 billion CFU compared to other competitors. Turns out that you need two pills for 50 billion, not one. Which means that the box will last 30 days, not 60. This is fraud in my eyes and this company should not be allowed to do that