Advocare Restore ULTRA Probiotic Review

After using the Advocare Probiotic Restore Ultra for a month and a half I’m ready to share my experience and provide you with my full review.

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Advocare Restore ULTRA Probiotic Full Review & Opinion

Advocare Probiotic Ingredients

The Advocare Probiotic Restore ULTRA contains 6 billion healthy bacteria per capsule, coming from 7 different probiotic strains, there’s also a FOS prebiotic included, which is something I especially liked, because prebiotics dramatically improve the efficiency at which probiotics work.

The list of included probiotic strains:

  • Lactobacillus acidophilus,
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus,
  • Lactobacillus casei,
  • Bifidobacterium bifidum,
  • Bifidobacterium longum,
  • Bifidobacterium breve,
  • Streptococcus thermophilus

One of the strains I particularly like in this probiotic is Bifidobacterium longum, because it’s been proven to be extremely effective at treating seasonal allergies and histamine intolerance (click here to read more).

There are also numerous other benefits that come with it including lower cholesterol, as well as anti-inflammatory properties.

There’s another strain that I’m a big fan of, it’s called Bifidobacterium bifidum and the reason I like this one is because of its beneficial effects on improving digestion, lowering histamine levels and more.

One of the strains I don’t like is Lactobacillus casei, the reason is that many research studies have proven that it’s quite aggressive and can sometimes have negative effects, as it flushes out to good bacteria out of the body, something we don’t want.

Recommended dosage for Advocare Restore ULTRA

The recommended dosage according to the instruction is a single dose daily before breakfast with some water. Ideally you should take it at least 30 minutes before a meal.

If you don’t notice any results after 1 week of taking it, the company suggests taking 2 capsules per day to increase the effects.

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Advocare Probiotic Restore ULTRA Benefits

When using the Advocare Probiotic I didn’t experience or notice any dramatic benefits, my digestion remained the same as usually when taking my regular probiotic, so I guess that could count as a plus. This probiotic also does a good job at treating histamine intolerance, click here to read more on that.

It’s important to note that I was taking a 60 billion CFU (my favorite probiotic), before switching to the Advocare Probiotic, so it could be that these probiotics simply aren’t as good as my other ones.

When taking my regular probiotic my mind stays clear and I’m always full of energy, unfortunately, this changed when switching to Advocare Probiotic, I noticed a bit of cloudiness in my mind, as well as a subtle drop in energy levels, which was a bit unfortunate…

Advocare Probiotic Side Effects and Allergens

One negative that I did notice with Advocare Probiotic is the side effects… After testing dozens of probiotics over the years I’m used to a little bit of bloating after switching probiotics, but with this one, not only did I experience bloating, I also experienced a stomach ache…

My stomach hurt for a few days and finally stopped hurting on day 4, which was a big bummer, as I’m not used to such side effects. 🙁

Another big problem I have with this probiotic is that there are no allergens listed on the box, nor on their website, which is a big concern…

If you’re someone who is sensitive to allergens, I’d recommend avoiding this product.

Advocare Restore Ultra Probiotic Customer Reviews

Toni says: These work ok, but there are definitely better options out there.”

Tonil posted 3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5) review
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Advocare Probiotic Restore ULTRA Review

Overall, even though I liked the CFU count and the strain included in this probiotic, I unfortunately cannot recommend it for 3 sole reasons.

First off, the side effects were super bad and I usually do not complain about these, but the fact that my stomach hurt for 3 days straight was definitely a bit of a bummer.

Second, I didn’t really experience many benefits, yes my digestion was good (but it was good even with my usual probiotic and I never have side effects when taking that one).

Third, the fact that there are no allergens listed anywhere on the packaging is a big no no for me… in my opinion you should avoid this probiotic if you’re sensitive to allergens.

Overall, there are many better probiotic options out there for the exact same price (some even more affordable), thus I’d recommend that you look elsewhere.

BioTrust Pro X10 Review

Even though the BioTrust Pro X10 is on the more expensive side at $55 per bottle, I put my skepticism aside and decided to try and test it out anyway, healthy is most important of all at the end of the day and apparently this is one of the best probiotics for diverticulitis.

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BioTrust Pro X10 Full Review & Opinion

After testing and consuming the product for about 4 weeks, I’m ready to share my thoughts and provide you with a full review.

BioTrust Pro X10 Probiotic Ingredients

BioTrust Pro X10 is a probiotic containing 9 billion CFUs (healthy bacteria) coming from 8 different probiotic strains – given the name I’d expect at least one of these to be a number 10. 🙂

The strains included in this probiotic blend are:

  • Bifidobacterium breve,
  • Bifidobacterium lactis,
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus,
  • Lactobacillus plantarum,
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus,
  • Lactobacillus salivarius,
  • Bacillus subtilis,
  • Saccharomyces boulardii

Out of the 8 probiotic strains, there are 2 that I’m a big fan of, one is Bifidobacterium lactis and the reason for it is that it’s been proven to provide a boost to the immune system and help with colds. It’s also very beneficial for the gut as it helps with the digestion and absorption of nutrients from food.

Lactobacillus acidophilus is the second strain that I’m a big fan of, as it’s helped both me and my mother who both had issues with IBS, bloating and gas. This probiotic strain is a miracle and I highly recommend using probiotics that include it.

Recommended daily dosage for BioTrust Pro X10

The recommended dosage according to the directions is 2 capsules per day. For the best results you should consume 1 capsule in the morning before breakfast and 1 in the evening before dinner.

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BioTrust Pro X10 Benefits

Before I go over the benefits, it’s important that I mention that I’m coming from a 60 billion CFU probiotic (I’ll talk more about it later).

After switching from my regular probiotic to BioTrust Pro X10 I did notice some initial problems with my digestion, I’ll talk more about this in the side effects section. Luckily the situation stabilized after a few days and my digestion returned to normal, although it wasn’t as good as when I took my regular probiotic, as I did experience a tiny bit of bloating.

In terms of the energy levels and mind clarity, I’m happy to say that those were ok and weren’t affected by switching to the BioTrust Pro X10 probiotic, so that’s a big plus.

Pro X10 Probiotic Side Effects and Allergies

Although I didn’t expect it I still experienced some side effects when taking the Pro X10 probiotic, it’s interesting because usually I don’t get any side effects, especially when a probiotic is of a lower dosage like this one.

The side effect was basically non-stop belly pain, I had a pretty bad stomach ache for the first 4 days, which really wasn’t ideal. 🙁

Regarding allergies the BioTrust Pro X10 is free of all allergens including eggs, dairy, fish, nuts, gluten and whey. The only allergen that it has is YEAST – which is a shocker, because probiotic is a popular supplement meant to help with YEAST infections – so it’s a bit of a bummer really.

Another downside of this probiotic is that it needs to be refrigerated in order to retain its potency, essentially it means that this probiotic is not shelf-stable – another bummer for me, since I travel quite a bit.

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BioTrust Pro X10 Probiotic Customer Reviews

Randy says: Didn’t really see any difference from less expensive brands???”

Randy posted 3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5) review

Mary says: Don’t waste your money! Did not see a difference and took for two months and paid $48.00 it’s not what it says will help!”

Mary posted 3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5) review

BioTrust Pro X10 Review

Overall, I have to admit that I’m a bit disappointed with this probiotic.

First off the fact that it needs to be refrigerated was a bit of a shocker, given the fact that Amazon sent it in a cardboard box in 90 degree weather.

Secondly, the side effects were quite bad and I wouldn’t wish them upon anyone, as my stomach was pretty bad.

Even though my digestion did go back to normal and my energy levels didn’t drop due to switching to this probiotic, I still prefer my regular probiotic as it’s an overall better choice.

Bio Kult Probiotic Review

Today we’ll be reviewing Bio Kult Probiotic, one of the most popular probiotics on the market today, I’ll be sharing my experience, the effects and results I’ve noticed after 2 weeks of taking it.

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Bio Kult Probiotic Full Review & Opinion

Bio Kult Probiotic Ingredients

Each capsule contains 2 billion CFUs coming from 14 different probiotic strains, which is a solid number.

These strains include:

  • Bacillus subtilis, 
  • Bifidobacterium bifidum, 
  • Bifidobacterium breve,
  • Bifidobacterium infantis, 
  • Bifidobacterium longum,
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus,
  • Lactobacillus delbrueckii,
  • Lactobacillus casei,
  • Lactobacillus plantarum,
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus,
  • Lactobacillus helveticus,
  • Lactobacillus salivarius,
  • Lactococcus lactis,
  • Streptococcus thermophilus

As with every review, I’m going to choose 3 probiotic strains out of the ones listed above and describe them in more detail.

First, let’s start with the bad Lactobacillus casei is probably one of the only strains from the list above that I don’t like, the reason I don’t like it is because this probiotic strain is quite aggressive and can sometimes overrun the positive and healthy bacteria, which is not ideal.

However, one strain that I’m a fan of is Lactobacillus acidophilus, the reason why I really like this strain is because of its great benefits for IBS and those suffering from Crohn’s disease. It’s also great as it provides a boost in the immune system, it’s great at preventing yeast infections and also highly recommended for treating travelers diarrhea.

As someone who often suffers from seasonal allergies, I’m also a big fan of Bifidobacterium longum, the reason why I like is that it’s been proven to dramatically reduce allergic reactions from seasonal allergies.

It’s also a great probiotic strain to use after using antibiotics, as it has many anti-inflammatory properties.

Recommended dosage for Bio Kult Probiotic

The recommended dosage according to the instructions provided by Bio Kult is 2 capsules per day with some food and water, however if you recently got off any antibiotics, Bio Kult recommends upping that dose to 4 capsules daily.

It’s a shame that you need to take multiple capsules per day, that’s something I personally dislike, but luckily at least the capsules are easy to get down.

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Bio Kult Probiotic Benefits

In terms of the benefits I experienced when taking the Bio Kult probiotic, hmm… Well coming from my day to day probiotic, which is noticeably more potent, I can say that even when using the Bio Kult my digestion stayed in an all-right shape, other than a bit of bloating during the first week.

Unfortunately I didn’t experience the mind clarity that I usually experience on my regular probiotic, which is a bit of a shame, since mind clarity and focus are extremely important to me and one of the main reasons why I take probiotics in the first place.

Overall, for me at least, the results were poorer than expected.

Bio Kult Probiotic Side Effects and Allergies

During the first week of using this probiotic I did experience some side effects, more specifically I was quite bloated, but after a week those went away fortunately.

I also have some bad news in regards to the allergens the Bio Kult probiotic contains, while the capsules are free of eggs, fish, nuts, wheat, gluten, sugar and soy they do contain some other ingredients that you may not be pleased about.

The Bio Kult probiotic capsules contain milk, corn and yeast – yes, they’re in trace amounts, but it may bother you if you have a very sensitive allergy.

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Bio Kult Probiotic Customer Reviews

Britt says: The product is ok and works well, but may not be for everyone.”

Britt posted 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5) review

Bio Kult Probiotic Review

My overall review of the Bio Kult probiotic is filled with mixed opinions.

While the probiotic definitely has some good aspects, like the high strain count and the fact that it’s great for antibiotics, it does have negatives too and in my opinion the negatives simply outweigh the positives here.

The side effects I experienced, the fact that the probiotic is not as allergy friendly as it should be and also the fact that you have to take so many capsules at a time is simply a bit annoying.

While I can’t say this product is bad, there are certainly better and higher quality ALTERNATIVES that will ensure you reap more health benefits for the exact same price.

Perfect Origins Perfect Biotics Review

Perfect Origins Perfect Biotics are probiotic drops that contain 12 different probiotic strains. There’s been a lot of scepticism online about these probiotic drops, so here’s my full review.

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Perfect Origins Perfect Biotics Full Review & Opinion

Perfect Origins Perfect Biotics Ingredients

With every review I do, you probably already know what the first thing is that we always check… It’s the CFU count (the count of healthy bacteria).

And even though Perfect Biotics have 12 different probiotic strains, they don’t share or mention anything about the CFU count – for me that lack of transparency is a deal breaker in itself, but ok, let’s give it the benefit of the doubt.

  • Lactobacillus plantarum,
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus,
  • Bifidobacterium bifidum,
  • Bifidobacterium infantis,
  • Bifidobacterium longum,
  • Enterococcus faecium,
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus,
  • Lactobacillus casei,
  • Lactobacillus helveticus,
  • Lactobacillus salivarius,
  • Pediococcus acidilactici

Out of the strains above there are 2 that I’m actually a big fan of, the first one is Bifidobacterium longum and the reason why I like it so much is because of its amazing ability to reduce inflammation within the body.

It’s also very effective at lowering cholesterol, treating constipation and reversing IBS. It’s also super beneficial for kids, you can read more about that here.

The second strain that I’m a big fan of is Streptococcus thermophilus and the reason why I like this one is because it helps with reducing respiratory infections, improving the guts ability to digest lactose and also reverse leaky gut.

The strain is also great for preventing kidney stones and reducing immunity.

Recommended dosage for Perfect Origins Perfect Biotics

The recommended dosage by Perfect Origins is to take 4 drops, twice daily with a meal. If you do not experience any effects or benefits, you can also try taking up to 6 drops, 3 times daily.

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Perfect Origins Perfect Biotics Benefits

In terms of the benefits I experienced, I’m a bit disappointed to say that I didn’t experience any benefits at all, in fact I didn’t even notice any difference when upping the dosage to 6 drops daily, which is the highest allowed dosage according to Perfect Origins.

One of the reasons that could explain why I didn’t experience any benefits is that before switching to Perfect Origins Perfect Biotics I was already taking my preferred daily probiotic, which is quite potent and has a number of different strains.

Another reason could be that the Perfect Origins Perfect Biotics probiotics simply aren’t potent enough, which would also explain why the company is hiding the CFU count.

Perfect Origins Perfect Biotics Side Effects and Allergies

Luckily I didn’t experience or notice any side effects when taking the Perfect Origins Perfect Biotics probiotic drops, the only side effect was the confusion I experienced after trying to find the allergens present in the probiotic.

After tons of research I was able to find out that the Perfect Biotics are glute, soy, wheat and dairy free, the drops are also vegetarian, which is a plus.

Other ingredients include Filtered water, Humarian Proprietary Blend: (Fermented probiotics, benzoic acid, tartaric acid, nicotinamide, pyridoxine, thiamine, calcium, cobalt, iron, magnesium, manganese, selenium, molybdenum, potassium, and sodium).

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Perfect Origins Perfect Biotics Customer Reviews

Nina says: Liked the product but didn’t see anything that was out of the ordinary that makes it a whole lot different than other products”

Nina posted 3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5) review

Marianne says: Didn’t work for me. I wanted for constipation relief.”

Marianne posted 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5) review

Perfect Origins Perfect Biotics Review

Overall, I really cannot recommend this probiotic, not only is it ridiculously overpriced at the crazy $2.5 per serving, but it’s also ineffective as I experienced absolutely no benefits.

The only thing I liked about the probiotic is the refund policy, but everything else was shockingly disappointing.

If you’re on a market for a quality probiotic and are SERIOUS about improving your health, there are many better options than the Perfect Biotics Probiotic.

Dr. Mercola Probiotics Review

Dr. Mercola Probiotics are an overall solid probiotic with a high CFU count and numerous strains and even though I probably won’t be buying them ever again, I can still say good things about them, apart from the few things I didn’t like. Here’s my full review.

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Dr. Mercola Probiotics Full Review & Opinion

Dr. Mercola Probiotic Ingredients

Dr. Mercola Probiotic contains 70 billion CFUs (healthy bacteria) coming from 10 different probiotic strains, these include:

  • Lactobacillus acidophilus,
  • Bifidobacterium lactis,
  • Lactobacillus plantarum,
  • Lactobacillus casei,
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus,
  • Lactobacillus brevis,
  • Bifidobacterium longum,
  • Lactobacillus salivarius,
  • Streptococcus thermophilus,
  • Bifidobacterium bifidum

Let me cover and describe my 3 favorite strains from the list above.

The first one, as you might have guessed it is Lactobacillus acidophilus, my favorite. This strain has been shown to provide relief from gas, bloating and constipation, it also helps with vaginal infections and has the power to reverse IBS and UTI.

The second strain that I like is Lactobacillus rhamnosus, the reason I really like this strain is because of its detoxifying effects, it’s very good at removing bad bacteria from the body and by doing that it often provides relief from stress and thus decreases both stress and anxiety.

The third strain I like is Bifidobacterium bifidum, which is very beneficial at boosting the immune system and function, as well as balancing out the gut bacteria. It’s also great for providing relief from seasonal allergies.

Dr. Mercola Probiotic Recommended Dosage

The recommended dosage according to instructions on Dr. Mercola Probiotic packaging is 2 capsules daily, ideally before breakfast with some water.

Even though I’m not a big fan of taking multiple probiotic capsules, it was ok, since I was able to take them both at the same time.

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Dr. Mercola Probiotic Benefits

I did feel quite good while taking the Dr. Mercola probiotics, my digestion was flawless just like when taking my regular probiotic.

Unfortunately my mind did get a bit cloudy and I didn’t experience the same energy levels that I do when I’m on my usual probiotic, which was a shame.

Dr. Mercola Probiotic Side Effects and Allergies

For the first few days I did experience some stomach ache, which was actually quite bad on day 2, but that’s to be expected when you suddenly switch probiotics.

Even though the side effects were quite bad and worse than usually, they did go away on day 4 and I’m glad that happened.

In terms of allergies, the Dr. Mercola probiotic is both gluten and soy free and also 100% vegetarian.

Unfortunately, the probiotic does need to be stored in the fridge, so the potency doesn’t drop. I’m also a bit disappointed that the CFU count is only guaranteed at the time of manufacture – which could mean that the actual CFU count could be DRASTICALLY lower than the label says. Overall, I was quite disappointed with that.

Dr. Mercola Probiotic Customer Reviews

Mike says: I know these work because I use them as starter culture for my probiotic veggies and the veggies fizz within a day and taste good.”

Mike posted 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5) review

JP says: I have been using probiotics for many years in hopes of becoming ‘regular’. Nothing has helped including this product. I gave it four stars because I like Mercola’s products because they’re good quality. I have since learned that drinking a small glass of Keifer daily has resolved my issue & saved me a lot of money.”

JP posted 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5) review
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Dr. Mercola Probiotics Review

As mentioned in the first paragraph, my overall experience with the Dr. Mercola probiotic was quite good, as my digestion did get better, but my mind clarity and energy levels took a dive, which is something I wasn’t happy about.

In addition, the fact that this probiotic needs to be refrigerated to retain its potency is also a bummer for me, especially at the price point of $1 per serving.

Overall, while I do not DISLIKE this probiotic, I do believe that there are numerous better options out there, that will get you more results with fewer side effects.

Nutrition Essentials Probiotic Review

Today we’ll be reviewing the highest-rated and most reviewed Probiotic available on the internet, this is my review and experience after taking the Nutrition Essentials Probiotic for 14 days.

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Nutrition Essentials Probiotic Full Review & Opinion

Nutrition Essentials Probiotic Ingredients

The Nutrition Essentials Probiotic contains 15 billion CFUs (healthy bacteria) per capsule, the serving size is 2 capsules, thus the daily dose you’ll be consuming is 30 billion CFUs.

Unfortunately, all these healthy bacteria only come from a single strain, Bacillus Coagulans, which I’m personally not the biggest fan of, but you may like it.

The strain has been researched quite a lot and it’s been shown to help with digestive issues like IBD, IBS, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and also traveler’s diarrhea.

You’ll also benefit from Bacillus Coagulans as it’s a great after antibiotic strain and might help improve the function of your immune system.

Recommended dosage for Nutrition Essentials Probiotic

The recommended dosage by Nutrition Essentials is 2 capsules per day, as that’s their serving size.

Nutrition Essentials recommends to take one capsule in the morning before breakfast and the other in the afternoon also with a meal and some water.

Personally I’m not the biggest fan of having to take probiotics at 2 different times of day, since it’s just an extra thing to think about, I prefer when I only have to take them in the morning.

I’m also not the biggest fan of the capsule size, as the capsules look like horse pills and I had an incredibly tough time trying to get them down.

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Nutrition Essentials Probiotic Benefits

I’m sorry to say, but during the 14 days, I experienced no benefits at all from taking these probiotics. My regular probiotic works heaps better, probably because it also has a higher strain count. However this one seems to be good for diverticulitis, click here for more info and it also seems to be one of the best probiotics for acne.

I feel like all Nutrition Essentials focused on with this probiotic is the CFU count, while paying no attention to the probiotic formula.

With that said, my digestion, mind clarity, bloating and IBS have not improved at all, in fact my digestion got worse after starting this probiotic regimen.

Nutrition Essentials Side Effects and Allergies

Usually when switching probiotic strains it’s perfectly normal, in fact I expect to feel a bit of stomach and digestive discomfort for the first few days, I had that exact though after switching from my usual day to day probiotic to Nutrition Essentials.

I experienced quite a severe stomach ache throughout the entire week (bear in mind the adjustment period usually lasts a few days), I stayed strong and pushed through, but the side effects didn’t subside even after taking the full bottle.

Thus I spent basically 14 days dealing with poor digestion and stomach pain – keep in mind that I didn’t experience any benefits by this point. I essentially bought and paid for a probiotic that made me feel worse, not better.

And I also paid a hefty price point, as this probiotic costs $1.6 per serving, compared to the usual $0.7.

In terms of allergies, another RED FLAG as there are absolutely 0 warnings or information on the packing and Amazon listing – many of us take probiotics to reverse and see an improvement with our allergy symptoms, thus it’s VERY frustrating to not know what kind of ingredients/allergens a digestive supplement may contain…

Nutrition Essentials Probiotic Customer Reviews

Kerry says: They seem to work good, I haven’t had any problems with them. They work at least as good as any others. A little inconsistent made though.”

Kerry posted 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5) review

Rob says: The outside is chalky so that makes the large caplet hard to swallow. I was expecting some bowel life change experience based on the product descent and reviews, but have not.”

Rob posted 3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5) review
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Nutrition Essentials Probiotic Review

Overall, as you read above my experience with the Nutrition Essentials probiotic was outright terrible, not only did I feel extremely bad, but I also experienced absolutely no side effects.

On top of that, I paid 2.5x more than I pay for my regular probiotic. My suggestion is to stay away from this probiotic and look for other options, as there are numerous better options out there.

MegaFood MegaFlora Probiotic Review

MegaFood’s MegaFlora probiotic supplement has been on the market for a number of years and it’s received numerous reviews online, some positive and some negative.

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MegaFlora Probiotic Full Review & Opinion

Even though I already have my preferred probiotic that works wonders for me, I decided to test this one out, just out of curiosity as it always pays to have an open mind and try new things plus it’s one of the best dairy free probiotics.

Here’s my full review and experience after 4 weeks on the MegaFlora probiotic.

MegaFlora Probiotic Ingredients

The MegaFlora probiotic by MegaFood contains 20 billion CFUs (healthy bacteria) coming from 14 different probiotic strains, unfortunately there’s no prebiotic included, which is a bummer, since I’m a big fan of those, because according to research, prebiotics increase the potency of probiotics.

Here’s a full list of probiotic strains in MegaFlora probiotic:

  • Bifidobacterium lactis, 
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus, 
  • Lactobacillus casei,
  • Lactobacillus plantarum,
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus,
  • Lactobacillus salivarius,
  • Lactobacillus brevis,
  • Lactobacillus bulgaricus, 
  • Lactobacillus gasseri,
  • Lactococcus lactis,
  • Bifidobacterium longum,
  • Bifidobacterium bifidum,
  • Bifidobacterium infantis,
  • Streptococcus thermophilus

As always let me pick 3 probiotic strains from the list above and mention why I like them.

Lactococcus lactis is one of the original probiotic strains to be ever used for improving gut health, its positive effects range from prevention and reduction in intestinal inflammation, as well as reversing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Lactobacillus acidophilus is my second favorite, because it’s a bacterium that’s naturally found in our gut, intestines and vagina. According to research, this strain helps with numerous skin problems, lactose intolerance, yeast infections and IBS symptoms.

Finally, one more strain that I want to talk about is Lactobacillus casei and unfortunately this is one of the strains I absolutely hate seeing in probiotics, the reason is because it’s super aggressive at detoxifying the body and in most cases actually does more harm than good, as it also detoxifies the healthy bacteria.

Overall it’s a one of the best probiotics after antibiotics.

Recommended daily dosage for MegaFood Probiotic

According to the instructions provided by MegaFood, MegaFlora probiotic should be consumed once per day with a meal and water – ideally it should be breakfast, when your stomach acid is not at its all time high.

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MegaFood MegaFlora Probiotic Benefits

I’m writing this section on day 30, I consumed my last capsule 2 hours ago.

Overall, my experience with the probiotic has been quite positive. I didn’t notice any digestive distress, in fact my digestion has remained quite stable – no bloating, diarrhea or gas – quite a solid experience overall.

However I did start noticing after week 1 that my mind is not as clear as it normally is when supplementing with my regular probiotic, I also noticed a drop in energy.

In the afternoon I get quite sluggish, which IS NOT the case when I’m taking my prefered probiotic.

I’m a bit disappointed in that regard.

MegaFlora Probiotic Side Effects and Allergens

In terms of side effects, I didn’t experience any major side effects other than my mind getting cloudy after the first week, but I think that’s not really a side effect, but more of a problem in terms of how effective this probiotic is.

Regarding allergens, there are a few other ingredients included in the probiotic: Cellulose, L-Leucine and Silica, but apart from that according to the company the capsules are 100% gluten, dairy and GMO free.

One thing that I was also disappointed about is the fact that these capsules REQUIRE constant refrigeration to maintain their potency, which is a big drawback, as I can guarantee they weren’t refrigerated during transport.

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MegaFood MegaFlora Probiotic Customer Reviews

Lina says: It is a good product but did not seem to work as well on me.”

Lina posted 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5) review

Rolanda says: This product is supposed to be kept refrigerated but it came in a normal package, not with an ice pack, arrived warm. I wonder this product is good anymore? I need some explanation.”

Rolanda posted 3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5) review

MegaFood MegaFlora Probiotic Review

My experience with the MegaFlora probiotic after 4 weeks of using it has been overall positive, my digestion was ok (a bit worse than on my usual probiotic), but still quite solid.

However, there were a few aspects and areas, where I was definitely quite disappointed with this probiotic, these areas include the fact that I experienced lack of energy and a cloudy mind, when taking these.

I also DO NOT LIKE the fact that I always had to store these in the fridge – shelf stable probiotics is a must for me, otherwise who knows how much actual CFU you’re getting.

In my opinion, there are many better probiotic options out there, thus I’d recommend that you turn elsewhere to get the maximum from your budget and experience the best health improvements.

Elixa Probiotic Review

Recently there’s been a lot of talk about this Elixa 500 billion CFU probiotic and how incredible it is, but with the recent talk of the company using fake reviews and misinformation, I decided to investigate.

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Elixa Probiotic Full Review & Opinion

On their site they offer 3 different packages in 6-day programs, which is a bit interesting since most probiotics advertise and require you to take them for at least 4 weeks to see the effects, anyway Elixa backs this up with the fact that their CFU is much higher than those other probiotics on the market.

Elixa Probiotic Ingredients

The Elixa probiotic is an 11 strain probiotic blend with 500 BILLION CFUs per dosage, which is quite crazy.

Other ingredients include potato starch as it helps with the probiotic absorption and also magnesium stearate, which is used to aid flow of powder.

Here’s a full list of all the probiotic ingredients:

  • Lactobacillus Plantarum,
  • Lactobacillus Rhamnosus,
  • Lactobacillus Reuteri,
  • Lactobacillus Acidophilus, 
  • Lactobacillus Casei,
  • Lactobacillus Helveticus,
  • Lactobacillus Salivarius,
  • Bifidobacterium Bifidum,
  • Bifidobacterium Lactis,
  • Bifidobacterium Longum,
  • Bifidobacterium Breve

Out of the list of probiotic strains, there are 2 strains that I like in particular.

The first one is Lactobacillus Acidophilus, the reason why I’m a big fan of this one is because of its extremely beneficial effects on reversing IBS, reduction in bloating and gas, as well as a boost of immune function.

The second probiotic strain that I’m a big fan of is Bifidobacterium Bifidum, this is another probiotic strain that’s perfect for boosting the immune system and helping your body fight off colds or the flu. Apparently it’s also often included with probiotics for leaky gut.

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Recommended dosage for Elixa Probiotic

Since the Elixa probiotic comes in these convenient, yet incredibly pricey ($40 for 6 days) packs, you only get 6 capsules per single pack, which is quite shocking.

The directions say to take one daily dose in the morning on an empty stomach for 6 days straight with plenty of water.

The 6-day program should be followed by people who want to achieve optimal gut health and the 12 day program should be followed, by people who “are serious about achieving the highest levels of gut health as fast as possible” – as suggested on the Elixa website…

Elixa Probiotic Results

I personally opted for the 6-day pack, as I already take my (preferred and recommended probiotic with 60 billion CFUs).

It was a funny experience taking these Elixa probiotics for 6 days, I don’t really know what I experienced, so let me describe my experience day by day.

Day 1

I took the capsule in the morning, fasted, with a bunch of water, I didn’t eat for the next 2 hours. About 4 hours later my stomach started rumbling like crazy, I had to rush to the toilet and had crazy diarrhea, this probably repeated about 3 times in a single day.

Day 2

I woke up completely drained and tired, but my stomach felt good – probably because it was completely empty. I felt quite hungry the entire day and as soon as I ate something I had to go to the toilet, again…

Day 3, 4 and 5

With each day that went by I started feeling better and better – in terms of not being bloated, but with each day I was also more and more hungry – because all the food went right through me. 🙁 Luckily by day 6 things normalized…

Day 6

Finally, the last day of this nightmare, diarrhea got a bit more manageable, but still didn’t go away. I felt incredibly dizzy the entire day and had a bad headache, I’m guessing it was due to the water loss caused by diarrhea. I was glad this was over…

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Elixa Probiotics Side Effects and Allergies

As you read in the previous paragraph, my entire experience with Elixa was one huge side effect. Now I don’t know if this was normal or maybe it’s just my body, but I wouldn’t want (or dare) to go through that ever again, it was super draining for me and my body. :/

In terms of allergies, at least the Elixa probiotic is free of sugar, gluten, dairy and artificial coloring, it’s also 100% vegan.

Elixa Probiotic Review

To be 100% honest, now 1 week after taking the last dose of the Elixa probiotic (and immediately returning to my regular probiotic) I feel much much better, not because of the benefits I noticed from Elixa, but because my body is functioning again.

In my opinion, the probiotic dosage that Elixa contains is simply too much and the whole experience was a big nightmare for me, in fact, given the fact that other people are criticizing this probiotic too, I feel like I got scammed by purchasing these. 🙁

Overall, there are many BETTER options out there, that won’t cost you an arm and a leg and that won’t give you crazy side effects, but actually help improve your health.

Remember, our bodies are sensitive and we CANNOT expect life-changing results in 6-days like Elixa promises, it’s simply wrong and I’d much rather stick with my regular probiotic routine and experience benefits in a NATURAL way after a month or so instead of feeling like a zombie for 6 days straight…

GoLive Probiotic Review

GoLive probiotic certainly does look like kids probiotic at first sight and you’d not be wrong by saying that, as it’s also safe for kids and tastes absolutely incredible, even though it is a probiotic powder.

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GoLive Probiotic Full Review & Opinion

After using the GoLive probiotic in Berry Pomegranate flavour for about a month, this is my full and detailed review.

Go Live Probiotic Ingredients

The GoLive probiotic has 15 billion CFUs (healthy bacteria) coming from 15 different probiotic strains and the mix of probiotic strains they used here is really really good.

Here’s the full list of probiotic strains found in Go Live:

  • Lactobacillus acidophilus
  • Lactobacillus bulgaricus
  • Lactobacillus casei
  • Lactobacillus fermentum
  • Lactobacillus paracasei
  • Lactobacillus plantarum
  • Lactobacillus reuteri
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus
  • Lactobacillus salivarius
  • Bifidobacterium bifidum
  • Bifidobacterium breve
  • Bifidobacterium lactis (Bi-07)
  • Bifidobacterium lactis (Bi-04)
  • Bifidobacterium longum
  • Streptococcus thermophilus

Out of the numerous probiotic strains, there are 3 that I love most.

First, the most popular probiotic strain of all time, Lactobacillus acidophilus, this is a well known and researched strain proven to dramatically improve your digestion, reduce gas and bloating and also reverse IBS, it’s a great overall strain.

My second favorite is Lactobacillus bulgaricus, it’s a great strain for anyone suffering from Crohn’s Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and IBS, a few additional benefits include strong detoxification of bad bacteria from the gut and also providing relief from gum disease.

Last, but not least we have Bifidobacterium bifidum, which is used to help restore and balance your healthy gut bacteria, it’s also used to reverse IBS and Ulcerative Colitis.

Recommended dosage for GoLive Probiotic

There are 2 types of directions on the packaging.

The first one is for those who only want to maintain their current gut health, for those it’s recommended to take 1 packet every 2-3 days.

But for those who have acute health concerns (of all ages) it’s recommended to take one packet daily.

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Go Live Probiotic Benefits

As with any probiotic supplement, there are numerous benefits that you can expect and that are advertised, these benefits range from improved mind clarity, better digestion, reduction in gas, more energy, etc.

I took the recommended daily dose (coming from a much more potent and recommended probiotic) I only noticed that I wasn’t as hungry as before, which I’m guessing makes this a great weight loss probiotic.

With everything else like IBS, bloating or gas I didn’t really see much improvement, but for losing weight I’m guessing this is an excellent choice, although I personally prefer to take care of my health first, instead of focusing on dropping weight.

As we know, excess weight drops naturally, as our body gets healthier and the gut gets repaired.

GoLive Probiotic Side Effects and Allergies

As with most probiotic powders I also experienced some side effects – my stomach is very resistant to these powdery type of drinks, they always make me gag – I often compare it to drinking a cheap sugary drink. 🙁

For the first 4 days or so my stomach felt quite bad and I didn’t have any appetite after drinking these, but it got better on day 5.

In terms of allergies, I’m quite happy that Go Live is very transparent, as they did say that the product does contain dairy, but in such tiny amounts that it doesn’t really cause any problems even for those who are allergic.

The Go Live probiotic is free for gluten, yeast and soy – it’s also NON GMO and vegetarian.

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GoLive Probiotic Customer Reviews

Victoria says: They’re ok, but definitely not the best option out there.”

Victoria posted 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5) review

GoLive Probiotic Review

My overall thoughts on the Go Live probiotic are kind of mixed, even though I loved the taste of the probiotic, I knew that I was going to have problems as most of us simply don’t do well when consuming probiotic powders.

In addition I experienced pretty bad stomach aches for the first few days after starting with the probiotic protocol and I also experienced a loss of appetite.

Other than the loss of appetite and thus weight loss, I didn’t experience any benefits.

And I’m a bit sad that I can’t recommend this product since it tastes so delicious, but honestly, there are NUMEROUS better choices out there that will not only be more affordable but will actually let you EXPERIENCE health benefits and not just a loss of appetite.

Usana Probiotic Review

Usana Health Sciences is the producer of the Usana Probiotic, a proprietary blend with 12 billion CFUs (healthy bacteria) coming from 2 different probiotic strains. At $30 for just 14 servings, it’s quite pricey, let’s see if it’s worth the money.

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Usana Probiotic Full Review & Opinion

Usana Probiotic Ingredients

As mentioned the Usana Probiotic contains 12 billion CFUs, coming from 2 different probiotic strains Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Bifidobacterium.

Some other ingredients include mannitol, inulin and silicon dioxide.

Let’s take a look at each one of the probiotic strains.

First, we have Lactobacillus rhamnosus, this is a well known friendly gut bacteria, which is naturally found in your gut (just probably in not a high enough dose), its health benefits range from providing relief from IBS, to treating travellers diarrhea and improving your guts function to absorb nutrients. It’s also quite famous for improving oral health, which is another plus.

Second we have Bifidobacterium, this one is mainly a detoxifying probiotic strain, as it helps us digest and break down nutrients and also produce vitamins in the body. It’s also very important for proper detoxification of bad bacteria, as it’s very good at identifying them and flushing them out of the body.

Recommended daily dosage – Usana Probiotic

The recommended daily dosage for Usana Probiotic is 1-2 powder packets per day, mixed into a drink and consumed immediately.

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Usana Probiotic Benefits

In terms of the benefits that I experienced, I’d have to say maybe a bit less bloating, but everything else stayed relatively normal unfortunately.

No boosts in energy, no mind clarity, no flawless digestion – none of the things I usually experience with my preferred probiotic – I think it’s because of the powder form, as I’ve read somewhere that powders simply aren’t as effective because the probiotics don’t make it to your gut.

According to some reviews however, if you’re taking probiotics after antibiotics, the Usana probiotic seems to work quite well.

Usana Probiotic Side Effects and Allergies

Luckily I experienced no side effects when taking Usana Probiotic, even though I consumed 2 packs per day.

In terms of allergies, this probiotic is very friendly towards those of us who suffer from allergies, as it contains no dairy, sugar or gluten.

Just make sure to pay attention and make sure you’re not allergic to any of the other ingredients mannitol, inulin and silicon dioxide.

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Usana Probiotic Customer Reviews

Linda says: I like this product but I think they are over priced.”

Linda posted 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5) review

Usana Probiotic Review

Overall, there were quite a few things I liked, but due to not seeing many benefits, I can’t recommend this probiotic.

First off, let’s talk about what I liked. I really appreciate how allergy friendly this probiotic is, it’s also packaged nicely.

But the list of what I didn’t like is much longer…

I really disliked that the probiotic comes with only 2 probiotic strains, which is simply not enough to see any major benefits or results. Pair that with the fact that these aren’t capsules, but powder and I think I know the reason why I didn’t see any improvements.

Another downside is that this probiotic is INCREDIBLY expensive, coming in at $2 per packet, which totals to $4 per day if you take 2 packs – worst of all the probiotic count isn’t even that high. 🙁

Overall, I DO NOT recommend this product, as there are numerous better and more affordable choices out there, that will actually give you some benefits and improve your gut health.