Spring Valley Daily Probiotic Review

Spring Valley’s Daily Probiotic is a very affordable choice on the market, coming in at only around 50 cents per capsule, but given the low price point, will they still deliver results? This is my experience after using the product for over 1 month.

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Spring Valley Daily Probiotic Full Review & Opinion

Spring Valley Probiotic Ingredients

The Daily Probiotic by Spring Valley contains 4 billion CFUs (healthy bacteria) per capsule, which come from 10 different probiotic strains. In the blend, you’ll also be able to find prebiotic fibers, which is an obvious plus, given that prebiotics help probiotics be even more efficient.

The total list of 10 different probiotic strains includes:

  • Lactobacillus paracasei
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus
  • Bifidobacterium bifidum
  • Bifidobacterium longum
  • Bifidobacterium breve
  • Lactobacillus casei
  • Lactobacillus plantarum
  • Lactobacillus lactis
  • Streptococcus thermophilus

As you can see the list of probiotic strains isn’t bad at all and if I had to pick 3 of my favorite probiotic strains from the list, I’d first pick Bifidobacterium Bifidum and the reason why I like this one is because it’s been proven to help with irritable bowel syndrome, providing relief for constipation and diarrhea, as well as reversing ulcerative colitis. It’s also one of the best probiotics for SIBO.

My second favorite is Lactobacillus plantarum, the reason why I like this one is because of its numerous benefits on reducing both depression and anxiety by detoxing your gut of toxins, as well as reducing inflammation and helping with the absorption of vitamins, minerals and nutrients from the food you consume.

Finally the third strain that I like is Bifidobacterium breve, because it’s been shown to guarantee relief from IBS and Ulcerative Colitis and also a great probiotic strain for those who are travelling and possibly suffering from travellers diarrhea.

Recommended dosage for Spring Valley Daily Probiotic

The recommended instructions for taking Spring Valley’s Daily Probiotic is to take 1 capsule daily, ideally with a bit of water and before a meal.

As always, I suggest that you consume probiotics 30 minutes before breakfast for best results, as most healthy bacteria will get the chance to make it down to your gut.

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Spring Valley Daily Probiotic Benefits

Unfortunately I have to disappoint you and say that I didn’t really notice any massive benefits while taking this probiotic, I saw no improvement in digestion, no reduction in bloating and after the end of the 3rd week by IBS symptoms came back – those that are usually gone, when I’m on my regular probiotic.

Maybe, it’s just me who needs a stronger dose of probiotics, but overall if you’re someone who’s suffering from IBS, bloating or gas – this probiotic won’t provide you with much relief.

Spring Valley Probiotics Side Effects and Allergens

Even though I experienced no benefits, I’m still happy that I didn’t experience any side effects, yes it’d be funny to get bad side effects from a probiotic that didn’t provide any benefits (although it has happened before).

In terms of potential allergens present in the probiotic, this was another red flag for me.

I looked all over the packaging, all over the Spring Valley website and more and I was unable to find any information about potential allergens the product may have.

As someone who’s sensitive to dairy, this was a big red flag for me – maybe it’s the reason for why I didn’t see any benefits.

Overall, the Spring Valley product is super weird, as it misses the point. Most of us take probiotics to reverse digestive problems and alleviate allergy symptoms, but when you don’t list what kind of allergens a probiotic may have, it makes everything a bit pointless…

Spring Valley Probiotic Customer Reviews

Lawrence says: I had an upset stomach after taking this probiotic, definitely not the best for the price…”

Paul posted 3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5) review
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Spring Valley Daily Probiotic Review

As you might imagine, my verdict is not a positive one.

Other than the fact that I didn’t experience any side effects when starting the protocol, everything else I experienced is just another negative…

From the actual benefits being non existent, to the lack of information on the potential allergens – all the negative sides just don’t make this product worth it.

I’d much rather pay an additional 10 cents per capsule and get a probiotic that’s better, actually works and makes me feel good, as well as has an assurance that it doesn’t include any potential allergens that may cause me harm.

There are many other BETTER choices out there and I can’t recommend the Spring Valley Daily Probiotic.



BioSchwartz Probiotic Review

BioSchwartz is a well-known supplement brand and this is their famous Advanced Strength Probiotic, which is well known as one of the great leaky gut probiotics with 40 billion CFUs (healthy bacteria) coming from 4 different probiotic strains. After testing the probiotic for one month, here’s my full review…

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BioSchwartz Probiotic Full Review & Opinion

BioSchwartz Probiotic Ingredients

As mentioned the BioSchwartz probiotic contains 40 billion live organisms coming from 4 different probiotic strains, these include:

  • Bifidobacterium lactis,
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus,
  • Lactobacillus plantarum,
  • Lactobacillus paracasei

Out of the 4 probiotic strains, I really liked 3 in particular, first is the most common one Lactobacillus acidophilus, it’s well known for its beneficial effects on treating diarrhea, providing relief from constipation and also boosting your immune system. It’s also one of the better strains and probiotics to get rid of acne.

The second strain I’m a fan of is Lactobacillus plantarum and the reason is that this strain has been well researched and proven to provide relief from Crohn’s disease, IBS and Gastritis (in fact it’s a very good probiotic for gastritis), which is excellent to hear.

Last but not least, my third favorite strain is Bifidobacterium lactis, which is perfect for reducing harmful inflammation and strengthening the immune system, while also providing relief from seasonal allergies and in addition also often included in the best probiotics for travelers diarrhea.

Overall, even though the number of probiotic strains is quite low, there are a few good ones in the BioSchwartz Probiotic, which make it a great probiotic for antibiotics.

Recommended dosage for BioSchwartz Probiotic

The recommended daily dosage is 2 capsules per day, which equals one serving size. It’s best to take one capsule in the morning and one capsule in the afternoon with a bit of food and water.

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Overall, I’m not the biggest fan of this regime, as I find it much more convenient to just take a single capsule once per day, than having to worry about taking the capsules multiple times per day.

I was also not the biggest fan of the shape of the capsules, as they were super hard to swallow.

BioSchwartz Probiotic Benefits

This is where it starts getting interesting, unfortunately I didn’t experience any kind of benefits from taking this product, in fact I was more bloated then ever and even had diarrhea for a few days.

I was expecting the same benefits that I get from my usual daily probiotic (will share it below), but no, with BioSchwartz I experienced no improvement in digestion, no mental clarity and no increase in energy.

Overall, I was super disappointed. 🙁

BioSchwartz Advanced Strength Probiotic Side Effects

As you read above I didn’t experience any benefits when taking the BioSchwartz Probiotic, but one thing I did experience were side effects.

Now, from my experience, it is normal to experience side effects when switching probiotics for a few days, but the side effects like headaches, occasional diarrhea and bloating persisted even after an entire week.

This is when I started getting worried and visited their site where BioSchwartz says that it’s normal to experience side effects for up to 4 weeks – WHAT A BUMMER!

So I pushed through it, but even on the last week – week 4 I still felt unwell and thus switched back to my regular probiotic and within 3 days I felt much better.

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BioSchwartz Probiotic Allergies

Luckily, the BioSchwartz Advanced Strength Probiotic doesn’t contain any allergens, as it’s 100% FREE of lactose, soy, wheat, nuts, sugar and artificial flavoring.

BioSchwartz Probiotic Customer Reviews

Becca says: I’m not feeling anything special but I assume it’s working because I know that after taking a course of antibiotics it’s in my best interest to take a course of probiotics.”

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

BioSchwartz Probiotic Review

My final verdict for BioSchwartz probiotics is to simply stay away! I cannot recommend this product at all, as it made me feel absolutely terrible due to the side effects.

I thought the whole point of buying a probiotic was to feel better, not worse.

As mentioned I followed all the instructions and used this probiotic for 4 weeks straight and my side effects only disappeared after switching to my preferred probiotic.

Overall I CANNOT recommend this product, as there are many better options out there, that will actually improve your health and heal your gut in a proper way.


Click here to read my thoughts on using this probiotic for diabetes: probioticsbeauty.com/diabetes/

This probiotic is also mentioned in my guide for the best probiotics for H. Pylori: probioticsbeauty.com/h-pylori/



BIO K Plus Probiotic Review

Bio K Plus Probiotic comes in 2 forms, a probiotic drink, and probiotic capsules, today we’ll be taking a look at probiotic capsules with a CFU count of 12.5 billion.

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BIO K Plus Probiotic Full Review & Opinion

BIO-K Plus Probiotic Ingredients

The BIO-K Plus Probiotic has a CFU count of 12.5 billion coming from 3 different probiotic strains, which makes it one of the more popular travel probiotics.

The probiotic strains include:

  • L. Acidophilus,
  • L. Casei,
  • L. Rhamnosus.

These 3 strains are quite good as they’re extremely popular and well researched, let’s take a look at each one of those.

L. Acidophilus is a very popular strain because of the great benefits it has on your digestion, for me it always prevents diarrhea, bloating and gas. It’s also been shown to have positive effects on reversing IBS, as well as supporting gastrointestinal health and balancing out the body’s bacteria levels.

The second strain is Lactobacillus casei, which I’m actually not a big fan of. The reason is that Lactobacillus casei is incredibly aggressive at detoxing your gut and because of that it can yield to negative effects, such as also detoxing the good bacteria out of your gut, which is something I’m not particularly pleased about.

The third and final strain is L. Rhamnosus, which has been shown to help with many different areas including weight loss, reducing cravings, boosting the immune system, as well as relieving IBS symptoms – I like this strain!

Recommended dosage for BIO-K Plus Probiotic

The recommended daily dosage is a single capsule per day with a bit of water, as always the best time to take these is 30 minutes before breakfast.

One thing that I have to mention here is that it’s a bit surprising that the packaging only includes 15 capsules, which doesn’t even last for the entire month. So it’s kind of a bummer.

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BIO-K Plus Probiotic Benefits

Coming from a 60 billion CFU probiotic with 16 strains (my prefered probiotic) I didn’t really see any dramatic benefits.

My digestion stayed well, I didn’t experience any gas or bloating, so I can definitely say that this probiotic works, however…

When switching to this probiotic (since it only has 3 probiotic strains) I did notice that my mood wasn’t as good, I also didn’t feel as energetic and I was feeling sleepy all the time – something that DOES NOT happy with my regular probiotic.

BIO-K Plus Probiotic Side Effects and Allergies

In terms of side effects I did experience a bit of stomach pain for the first few days, which is to be expected when switching probiotics, luckily the stomach pain went away rather quickly, so that’s always a good sign.

Regarding possible allergens in the BIO-K Plus probiotic, you shouldn’t worry about it as the product is 100% FREE of gluten, corn, wheat or yeast.
BUT, it’s not free of DAIRY, which is a downside, as many of us take probiotics to reverse our lactose intolerance, what a bummer…

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Bio K Plus Probiotics Customer Reviews

Craig says: These caused me an upset stomach, there are better options out there.”

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

BIO-K Plus Probiotic Review

Overall I think that the BIO-K Plus Probiotic is a great choice if you’re looking for a mild improvement in your digestion, but you’ll quickly start to realize its limitations.

The fact that the probiotic has only 3 probiotic strains will limit the benefits you experience, you won’t be more energetic or have a clearer mind like with other probiotics, but you’ll notice an improvement in your digestion.

It’s also a bit disappointing that this probiotic only has 15 capsules, which will only last you half a month when following the recommended dosage. Another downside is that this probiotic is quite pricey, with a cost of almost $1.5 per capsule – which is super expensive.

Overall, I can’t really recommend this probiotic as there are numerous other better choices out there that come with more strains, a higher CFU count and are also much more affordable.



Dr. Ohhira Probiotics Review

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic by Essential Formulas is a very popular probiotic supplement that went through a lot of research by Dr. Iichiroh Ohhira himself, who’s been studying probiotics for over 2 decades!

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Dr. Ohhira Probiotics Full Review & Opinion

Dr. Ohhira Probiotics Ingredients

I have to warn you, you’ll probably be shocked when you hear the CFU count on this probiotic, which is just 900 MILLION (yes MILLION not BILLION) CFUs – in my opinion that’s shockingly low, but at least the probiotic blend comes from 12 different probiotic strains.

Here’s the full list of probiotic strains in the Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic:

  • Bifidobacterium breve, 
  • Bifidobacterium infantis, 
  • Bifidobacterium longum, 
  • Enterococcus faecalis,
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus,
  • Lactobacillus brevis,
  • Lactobacillus bulgaricus,
  • Lactobacillus casei, 
  • Lactobacillus fermentum, 
  • Lactobacillus helveticus jugurti, 
  • Lactobacillus plantarum, 
  • Streptococcus thermophilus

Out of the 12 different strains above, here are a few of my personal favorites.

Bifidobacterium breve is a great probiotic strain as it not only helps with constipation but also protects from inflammation and reverses IBS. The probiotic strain has strong anti-inflammatory properties and is one of the top strains out there in my eyes, which makes Dr. Ohhira’s a great after antibiotics probiotic.

The second strain I really like from the list above is Lactobacillus acidophilus, the reason why I really like this one is because of it’s positive health effects including reversing depression, preventing yeast infection, boosting the immune system and curing chronic fatigue syndrome.

Finally, my third favorite strain from the list is Lactobacillus fermentum, the reason why I love this one is because it’s very good at producing antioxidants and a great way to detoxify the body, it’s also been proven effective against treating certain cancers and also great at fighting UC and IBS.

Recommended dosage for Dr. Ohhira Probiotics

Since the potency of the Dr. Ohhira Probiotic is so incredibly low, I personally wouldn’t really worry about overdosing on these probiotics. But nonetheless, the recommended dosage for Dr. Ohhira Probiotics is 2 capsules per day with some water and food.

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Dr. Ohhira Probiotics Benefits and Results after 1 Month

This is where this review starts getting a bit more negative, unfortunately, like I predicted, due to the incredibly low dosage of just  900 million CFUs (healthy bacteria) I experienced no benefits at all, in fact I felt like the progress I made started going backwards.

Before I started taking Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic I was taking my regular daily probiotic, which has 60 Billion CFUs, coming from 16 strains and that probiotic does wonders for me, as it fixed up my digestion and improved my health in ways I cannot explain.

But after switching my regular probiotic for Dr. Ohhira’s I felt like my results slowly started to fade, while experiencing no additional benefits, overall I was a bit disappointed and I’m happy I’m now back on my preferred probiotic.

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Side Effects and Allergies

Luckily I didn’t experience any side effects while taking Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic, which is to be expected, since the potency of Dr. Ohhira’s probiotic is so shockingly low.

In regards to the allergens, I’m happy to say that Essential Formulas provide a guarantee of Dr. Ohhira’s probiotic being SBO, dairy and soy-free, while also being 100% vegetarian, which is an obvious plus.

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Dr. Ohhira Probiotics Customer Reviews

Mia says: This is not working for me…”

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

Alexis says: If you have SIBO don’t get this product, could possible cause a infection like I experienced.”

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

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Review

Overall there are a few things I like about this product, I’m a big fan of the strains included and I’m also impressed by the certifications that guarantee the ingredients and the fact that this probiotic is 100% vegetarian.

HOWEVER, I’m also EXTREMELY disappointed with the potency, 900 Million CFUs simply IS NOT enough for ANY probiotic to be effective, no matter how many incredible probiotic strains it has.

It’s very unfortunate, because the probiotic itself is good and has incredible probiotic strains – BUT they’re of no use due to the shockingly low potency.

Overall, I cannot recommend this product if you actually want to see and experience health and digestion benefits, there are many other much better choices out there.



Jarrow Dophilus Review – Jarro-Dophilus EPS Probiotic!

Jarrow Formulas advertise their Jarro-Dophilus as an Enhanced Probiotic Supplement for intestinal and immune health. Here is my full review after using it for 45 days.

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Jarrow Dophilus Full Review & Opinion

Jarro-Dophilus EPS Probiotic Ingredients

The Jarro Dophilus EPS Probiotic contains over 5 billion CFUs (healthy bacteria) per serving, coming in from 8 different probiotic strains, making it one of the best probiotics for c diff.

List of probiotic strains: 

  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus,
  • Pediococcus acidilactici,
  • Bifidobacterium longum, 
  • Bifidobacterium breve, 
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus,
  • Lactobacillus casei, 
  • Lactobacillus plantarum, 
  • Lactococcus lactis ssp. lactis

If I had to pick 2 of my favorite strains from the list of probiotic strains that can be found in Jarro-Dophilus Probiotic I’d first pick Pediococcus acidilactici.

Pediococcus acidilactici is an excellent choice, as it’s been shown to dramatically improve constipation, diarrhea and also boost a weak immune system. This probiotic strain originates from vegetables, which is another plus that I really like.

Lactobacillus rhamnosus is the 2nd on the list of my favorite strains, as it’s incredibly beneficial for cell recovery of bladder, vagina and intestine cells.

There’s also been numerous research studies done on the positive effects this strain has on reversing infections and the growth of harmful bacteria in the body.

Recommended dosage for Jarrow Dophilus Probiotic

The recommended daily dose by Jarrow Formulas for Jarro Dophilus Probiotic is 1-2 capsules daily, ideally with a bit of water, 30 minutes before eating.

The actual packaging contains 120 capsules, which is quite good, as that’ll last you 2-4 months if you take the daily recommended dosage.

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Jarro-Dophilus EPS Probiotic Results and Benefits

After following the recommended dosage of 1 capsule per day, I’ve experienced solid benefits – the usual in my case.

Let me explain.

So before switching to this probiotic I’ve been on my usual probiotic (the one I also widely recommend to all of you) – my personal favorite is the Physician choice probiotic that has 60 billion CFUs coming from 13 different strains.

Thus usually my experience when switching probiotics doesn’t really change that much because my body is already adjusted to the high dose.

Thus, I can’t say with 100% certainty how effective the EPS probiotic really is, all I can say is that I felt good and I never felt bloated or had any other digestive distress.

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Jarrow Dophilus Review

In regards to the question whether I can recommend this product or not, well I have 2 answers for you.

Since this probiotic is only 5 billion CFUs, I can definitely recommend it to anyone who’s already healthy and doesn’t have any digestive or other health problems at the moment, in my opinion, this is an excellent maintenance probiotic, especially if you’re struggling with things like leaky gut or UTI.
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HOWEVER, if you’re someone who is struggling with digestive problems and wants to reverse them, then I cannot recommend this product, as I personally believe that it’s simply not strong nor potent enough, and you’d be much better going with my recommended probiotic, which is listed below.

Jarrow Formulas Jarro-Dophilus EPS Customer Reviews

Nick says: Product good for combating antibiotic caused imbalances.”

Nick posted 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5) review
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Jarrow Dophilus Probiotic Side Effects and Allergies

In regards to side effects, I personally didn’t experience any major side effects when testing out this product, which is a good thing, but then again brings us to the question of how potent the product really is, since it’s normal to experience a tiny bit of digestive discomfort for the first few days after switching probiotics.

In terms of allergens, I’m sorry to say that this product does contain both milk and soy, which is a big no no for those struggling with allergies.

In fact, I’m a bit disappointed, since many people take probiotics to reverse lactose intolerance and other allergies that originate from the gut, thus taking this probiotic doesn’t really make sense.

Overall, I’m not that happy about the probiotic and can’t really recommend it, as there are numerous better choices on the market.



Probiotics Pearls Review

Today we’ll be reviewing Probiotic Pearls (I love that name), it’s one of the most affordable probiotics out there, but unfortunately, there’s a reason for that. Here’s my review.

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Probiotics Pearls Full Review & Opinion

Probiotics Pearls Ingredients

Probiotics Pearls contain ONLY 1 billion CFUs (healthy bacteria) coming from 2 different strains, these include L. Acidophilus and B. Longum.

The strains themselves are actually quite good, although I’m a little bit disappointed that they didn’t include more than just 2 different strains, anyway here’s what I think about the two.

First strain, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, one of my personal favorites, as a long time probiotic user. This strain has been researched dozens, if not hundreds of times and is well known for its positive effects in gastrointestinal health and balancing the gut bacteria.

It’s also commonly known for its positive effects on reversing the symptoms of IBS and diarrhea, it also helps with lactose intolerance and is one of the best probiotics for UTI treatment.

The second strain is Bifidobacterium longum, it’s well known for relieving emotional distress (which is caused by imbalance of gut bacteria), it works especially well for treating both anxiety and depression.

Recommended daily dosage for Probiotics Pearls

The recommended dosage by Probiotics Pearls themselves is one capsule per day with a bit of food or water, but to be honest, given how minimal the bacteria count is, I wouldn’t really worry about “overdosing” on these, feel free to take multiple per day.

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Probiotic Pearls Benefits

As mentioned earlier, when we were discussing the strains, there are numerous health benefits you can expect from taking Probiotics Pearls, due to the strains included, it’s especially well known for:

  • Balancing gut bacteria
  • Improving digestion
  • Reducing bloating
  • Reversing IBS and diarrhea
  • Improving the ability to digest lactose
  • Treating depression and anxiety

Those benefits are the ones that are listed on the product page, in terms of the benefits that I actually experienced myself, hmm, well it’s kind of tricky.

My regular probiotic (the one I also recommend to all of you) is much more potent, as it has 60 billion CFUs coming from 13 different strains per capsule, which means that it’s 60x stronger than Probiotics Pearls.

Unfortunately, due to that I really didn’t experience any dramatic positive effects, when taking this probiotic.

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Probiotics Pearls Side Effects and Allergies

Fortunately, I didn’t experience any side effects when taking this probiotic, which is a bit surprising since it’s normal to experience some digestive distress when replacing or adding a new probiotic with different bacteria to your supplementation.

In regards to allergies, this product is free of gluten, sugar, salt and wheat.

HOWEVER, it does contain milk, soy and fish – both big NO NOs for many people who suffer from allergies and their main goal of taking a probiotic is to get rid of them, thus it doesn’t really make sense.

Probiotics Pearls Probiotic Customer Reviews

Karen says: Seemed to help with my bloating.”

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

Jake says: It’s okay but didn’t help me.”

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

Probiotics Pearls Review

Overall, I’m not really impressed by this probiotic and nor do I recommend it.

Sure, the probiotic is cheap and affordable, but you get what you pay for and to be honest, I would rather go without a probiotic than to consume this one, just because of how ineffective it is.

There are NUMEROUS better options on the market that you can pick from, thus I’d suggest you look elsewhere.



Garden of Life Dr. Formulated Probiotics Review

Garden of Life Dr. Formulated Probiotics comes in 2 versions, one for men and one for women – I of course tried and tested the women’s version, as you’d imagine. 😉

On their site you can find both variants though, so guys, feel free to turn there, this review will be mainly targeted towards women. 🙂

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Garden of Life Dr. Formulated Probiotics Full Review & Opinion

Garden of Life Probiotics Ingredients

The Dr. Formulated Women’s probiotics contain a solid CFU count of 50 billion, which is a lot of healthy bacteria, so that’s a good sign. These bacteria come from 16 different probiotic strains, which is again, quite nice.

In terms of the list of ingredients, here it is:

  • Lactobacillus acidophilus,
  • Lactobacillus plantarum,
  • Lactobacillus casei,
  • Lactobacillus paracasei,
  • Lactobacillus bulgaricus,
  • Lactobacillus brevis,
  • Lactobacillus reuteri,
  • Lactobacillus salivarius,
  • Lactobacillus fermentum, 
  • Lactobacillus gasseri, 
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus,
  • Bifidobacterium lactis, 
  • Bifidobacterium bifidum,
  • Bifidobacterium breve, 
  • Bifidobacterium infantis,
  • Bifidobacterium longum,
  • Organic Prebiotic Fiber Blend,
  • Organic Acacia Fiber

As you can see, this is no ordinary probiotic, as it also contains prebiotics and organic acacia fiber, which is absolutely incredible to see and probably also the reason why it’s rated as the best histamine intolerance probiotic.

In terms of my favorite strains, I’d have to go with Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus reuteri and Lactobacillus acidophilus. Let me explain why I like each one of those.

First off, Lactobacillus reuteri, I’m a big fan of this probiotic strain, because it’s naturally found in our skin and intestines (fun fact, it can also be found in breastmilk).

It’s a well studied probiotic strain and its benefits range from reducing the growth rate of bad bacteria, as well as improving the function of your immune system – which makes it one of the best probiotics for SIBO.

Second is Lactobacillus acidophilus, also a well known probiotic strain and if you’ve been reading any of my other probiotic reviews, you know how much passion I have for this strain.

In my opinion, it’s one of the very best strains for improving digestion in terms of preventing diarrhea, reducing gas and bloating and also providing relief for constipation.

Last but not least, is the Lactobacillus fermentum, this strain is especially beneficial for us ladies, as well as our lady parts. The strain is extremely beneficial at preventing yeast and harmful bacteria from colonizing in the vagina, there are also numerous other vaginal health benefits that come with this probiotic strain. It’s a great one.

Did you know that Garden of Life also makes one of the best kids probiotics?

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Garden of Life Probiotic Recommended Dosage

In terms of the dosage I found that following the recommended one capsule per day with a bit of water, 30 minutes before breakfast, was the best regimen to follow.

I recommend you do the same.

Garden of Life Women’s Probiotic Benefits

As you might imagine, the number one benefit of this probiotic is the amazing effect it’ll have on your vaginal health.

Of course, your digestion will get better, as well, but as we all know all problems in the body originate in the gut and by improving your gut health you can expect a direct improvement in all the other areas of your health.

As my gut health was already quite good due to taking my regular (highly recommended) probiotic, I didn’t see a big difference in my digestion, however, my mom did say it helped her quite a big. She says this is one of the better probiotics for h pylori.

However I did see an improvement in how I felt down there, even though the benefits were not crazy, they were good enough to notice, but even though I didn’t see massive improvements many say that this is simply the best probiotic for traveling, as it’s just potent enough.

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Dr. Formulated Probiotics for Women Side Effects and Allergies

In terms of side effects, my stomach hurt quite a bit for the first few days, I was also nauseous, had a cloudy mind and overall felt unenergetic – probably the worst side effects I’ve ever experienced with a probiotic.

Luckily, they went away after a few days and I started feeling better, I was a bit disappointed with the side effects as they were quite severe and strong – I never experienced this with my regular probiotic (and it’s more potent than this one)!

In terms of allergies, I’m happy to say that the Garden of Life Dr. Formulated Women’s Probiotic is free of gluten, dairy and soy, the capsules are vegetarian and the probiotic is non-GMO certified, which is absolutely brilliant.

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Garden of Life Probiotic Customer Reviews

Janice says: Looks great, 30 capsules, could have better packaging though.”

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

Garden of Life Dr. Formulated Probiotics Review

Overall my experience with this product was quite good, the benefits that I noticed in regards to how I felt down there were quite ok and to be honest, I’d MAINLY recommend this product to you if you struggle with yeast or other vaginal infections.

I also really liked the fact that the capsules are very allergy friendly, BUT…

I really hated how I felt for the first few days, the side effects were a crazy experience that I was not ready for, I felt quite ill for the first few days and I wouldn’t wish that upon anyone…

Considering that my regular probiotic has 60 billion CFUs, which is 10 billion more and NEVER gives me the negative side effects, I’ll keep taking that one as my day to day probiotic, as it’s just so MUCH BETTER and doesn’t make me ILL.


We also listed the Garden of Life Dr. Formulated Probiotic in our full guide for treating Candida with probiotics: probioticsbeauty.com/candida/

We also mentioned it in our guide for treating Diverticulitis, you can read it here: probioticsbeauty.com/diverticulitis/


Renew Life Ultimate Flora Women’s Probiotic Review

The Ultimate Flora Women’s Probiotic is advertised as Women’s #1 probiotic, does it deserve that title?

After a month of testing this probiotic I’m ready to answer that question, this is my full review of Renew Life Ultimate Flora Women’s Probiotic.

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Renew Life Ultimate Flora Women’s Probiotic Full Review & Opinion

Ultimate Flora Women’s Probiotic Ingredients

Renew Life contains 25 billion CFUs (healthy bacteria) coming from 10 different strains, these strains include:

  • Lactobacillus acidophilus,
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus
  • Lactobacillus plantarum,
  • Lactobacillus gasseri,
  • Lactobacillus casei,
  • Lactobacillus salivarius,
  • Lactobacillus paracasei,
  • Lactobacillus brevis.

Out of the 10 strains, these 3 are my favorite.

First one Lactobacillus acidophilus, this strain is probably one of the most researched probiotic strains out there, it’s been shown to be extremely beneficial at treating IBS, reversing lactose intolerance and also ease digestive issues like bloating and diarrhea.

The second one is Lactobacillus rhamnosus, which has been proved to help with weight and fat loss, as it lowers your appetite (don’t worry, it does that naturally, the cravings are just the bad bacteria in your gut asking you to feed them).

It also lowers antibiotic related diarrhea, helps with IBS and does a great job at boosting your immune system.

The third strain that I’m a big fan of is Lactobacillus brevis, this one has also gone through a lot of research and it’s been shown that it has positive effects on mouth ulcers related to Behcet’s Syndrome, it’s also beneficial for vaginitis, UTI infections and vaginal infections.

Recommended dosage for Renew Life Ultimate Flora Women’s Probiotic

Like with other probiotics, the recommended dosage is a single capsule per day with a bit of water. The best time to take them is 30 minutes before breakfast, so as much bacteria as possible can get through your stomach’s acid.

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Ultimate Flora Women’s Benefits

One of the biggest selling points of this product is its benefits on vaginal health, in fact, over 50% of reviews on Amazon are women raving to other women about how incredible this probiotic is for their vaginal health, especially for curing chronic bv, yeast infections or candida.

If you suffer from any of those, this will be a miracle for you. It also works great as a travel probiotic.

In addition, these probiotics also come with other benefits such as:

  • Improved mood,
  • Better digestion,
  • No bloating or gas,
  • More energy…

But the number one benefit and also the main selling point is the incredible benefits this probiotic has on vaginal yeast infections, if you struggle with that, then I’m sure you’ll find a lot of benefit in this probiotic. My mother really likes it as it helps with her issues, it’s one of the better probiotics for diverticulitis.

Ultimate Flora Women’s Probiotic Side Effects and Allergies

Personally I didn’t notice any massive side effects when taking this product, my stomach felt a bit upset for the first few days of starting the regimen, but then it got better and I felt back to 100%.

In terms of allergies, even though this product is vegetarian and not vegan, it’s still 100% free of dairy, gluten and soy – which is a great plus to see.

Renew Life Ultimate Flora Women’s Probiotic Customer Reviews

Rina says: Ladies, if you’re on the fence about buying this product, don’t be. It actually works. Relieved my yeast infection symptoms within 1 day of me starting it. Plus an unexpected bonus…weight loss because it’s regulating my bowels….what more can I say? Buy it already!”

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

Jenna says: Great product. Finished my first bottle & I haven’t had any Candida reoccurence. I do take Olive leaf Extract with it. Will continue to use it.dies, if you’re on the fence about buying this product, don’t be. It actually works. Relieved my yeast infection symptoms within 1 day of me starting it. Plus an unexpected bonus…weight loss because it’s regulating my bowels….what more can I say? Buy it already!”

Jenna posted 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5) review
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Ultimate Flora Women’s Probiotic Review

This is one of the rare probiotics that I’ll recommend, simply because it seems to work well, not only as a probiotic, but as a miracle cure for any kind of vaginal infections – and we all know how important vaginal health is.

Overall, this is a great product and I’m happy to recommend it, it works especially well for conditions like IBS, bloating and gastritis:
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Did you know that Renew Life also makes kids probiotics? Feel free to check out our guide!



It Works Probiotics Review

It Works! is a brand recommended to me by one of my friends, she actually wasn’t sure if she should buy them or not (in other words) – she asked me to be the guinea pig and test out the probiotics before she bought them. So I did! Here’s my opinion after going through the entire box.

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It Works Probiotics Full Review & Opinion

It Works! Probiotic Ingredients

So the It Works! Probiotic actually contains 10 billion CFUs (healthy bacteria) per capsule, coming from 5 different probiotic strains and also a FOS prebiotic, which is nice to see.

Here’s the entire list of probiotic strains:

  • Bifidobacterium lactis, 
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus, 
  • Lactobacillus plantarum, 
  • Lactobacillus gasseri, 
  • Bifidobacterium breve, 
  • Prebiotic proprietary blend

Out of the 5 probiotic strains there were 2 of them that I liked in particular, first one is Lactobacillus acidophilus, which is a natural probiotic strain that can often be found in our intestines and mouth, it’s been proven to dramatically improve our gut’s ability to break down food and absorb nutrients, which is a big bonus.

L. acidophilus has also been proven to yield dramatic benefits and reverse the symptoms of IBS and SIBO, which makes it one of the better SIBO probiotics.

My second favorite strain in the It Works! Probiotic is Lactobacillus gasseri, it’s a well known strain that is recognized for its effects on reducing inflammation and reversing allergies.

Recommended dosage for It Works! Probiotics 

This is where the problems start with this probiotic, unfortunately, there’s simply no instructions on how and when to take this, so I just went with the usual recommendations and took it once per day with some water, 30 minutes before breakfast.

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It Works! Probiotic Benefits

This is where the It Works! Probiotic starts getting not-so attractive, unfortunately I didn’t experience any benefits at all.

The main reason why I take probiotics is to experience relief from IBS and bloating (which are completely normal when on my regular probiotic regime), but unfortunately, with the It Works! Probiotic I didn’t experience any relief and actually my IBS symptoms got worse, thus I had to switch back to my old probiotic. 🙁

It Works Probiotic Side Effects and Allergies

In terms of side effects, I’m at least happy to say that I didn’t experience any side effects, as it’d be quite funny to experience side effects while not experiencing any benefits.

In terms of allergies, well, this is a real bummer. I looked ALL OVER It Works’ website, all over the box/packaging and I was not able to find a list of ingredients or potential allergens, which makes me extremely disappointed.

Many of us buy probiotics for the sole reason to find relief from our allergies, thus what point is there to take a probiotic that might even contain those very ingredients that cause our allergies to strikeout. Very disappointed…

It Works! Probiotic Customer Reviews

Nancy says: It does the job, but is nothing special…”

Nancy posted 3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5) review
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It Works Probiotics Review

As I also noticed online I’m not the only person disappointed with the It Works Probiotic, first off they make you overpay ($60 for30 probiotics is super expensive), second you don’t really get any benefits and third – they offer absolutely 0 support!

Not to mention the fact that there are no certifications or information about the allergy concerns regarding this probiotic.

In addition, the whole buying experience when trying to purchase this probiotic feels like a ponzi scheme, as it’s super hard to buy the probiotic and they keep trying to sell you different overpriced multivitamins alongside it.

Overall, I’d suggest and recommend everyone to stay away from this product, as it’s simply not good, it doesn’t work + you may risk an allergic reaction if you’re sensitive.

For the price, there are MANY better probiotics out there, with clear instructions, certifications of being allergen free + they actually work!



Nucific Bio X4 Review

If you’re on the market for a high quality weight management supplement, the Nucific Bio X4 might be the perfect choice, but wait it doesn’t end there…

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Nucific Bio X4 Reviews and Complaints!

The Nucific Bio X4 is not only a weight loss supplement, it’s also a probiotic packed with digestive enzymes.

Nucific has probably poured a ton of money in the marketing of this product, as I personally have been seeing it everywhere, but we all know how it is with products that are all marketing, usually good products don’t need pushy marketing. So let’s see how good the Nucific Bio X4 really is…

Nucific Bio X4 Ingredients-10 Ingredients

The Nucific Bio X4 has 4 billion CFUs (healthy bacteria) coming from 5 different probiotic strains. There are also added digestive enzymes, as well as green tea extract and a craving control blend – unfortunately, those are synonyms for tons of caffeine, which is well known for suppressing appetite.

Let’s take a look at the entire list of ingredients:

  • Lactobacillus acidophilus, 
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus, 
  • Lactobacillus plantarum, 
  • Bifidobacterium lactis, Bifidobacterium animalis, 
  • Digestive enzyme blend,
  • Green tea extract,
  • Slimaluma

Let’s take a look at a few probiotic strains included in the Nucific Bio X4, first, one of my all time favorites Lactobacillus acidophilus.

The reason why I’m such a big fan of this strain is because it’s been shown to help lessen the symptoms of IBS and also greatly contribute to reducing both gas and bloating.

Ladies, it’s also quite effective as a treatment for vaginal infections, definitely a big plus, if you ask me.

The second strain that I really like is Lactobacillus rhamnosus, the reason is that this strain has been quite heavily researched and in fact proven to assist with weight loss.

Bio X4 also contains digestive enzymes, which help with digestion of carbs, proteins and fats, I could see why this works great as a weight loss supplement.

Finally, we also have the green tea extract, which is a big appetite suppressor due to the caffeine – this is actually the main reason why it’s easy to lose weight – because you don’t have the appetite to eat. 🙂

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Recommended dosage – Nucific Bio X4

The directions say to take 1-2 capsules per day with food and water, the directions also say not to exceed 6 capsules per day.

I don’t know who wrote the instructions, but for me even 2 capsules per day were enough for me to experience racing heart, paranoia and a head-ache – it’s simply too much caffeine.

I strongly suggest against taking more than one capsule per day, unless you plan on cutting all other caffeine. I also suggest you take the capsule first thing in the morning.

Bio X4 Benefits

The main benefit and selling point that Nucific advertises with the Bio X4 is it’s ability to help you lose weight and improve digestion, it also works well as an anti acne probiotic.

While I didn’t really notice any improvement in my digestion, I can definitely say that I did see the weight come off – unfortunately this was mainly due to the excess caffeine consumption that totally killed my appetite.

I also noticed I had a lot more energy when taking Bio X4, but it wasn’t the natural energy boost, it was due to all the excess caffeine because the energy was not consistent throughout the day, but only in the morning after taking the capsule.

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Nucific Bio X4 Side Effects

Unfortunately, unlike with my day to day probiotic, there were some side effects that I experienced while taking the Nucific Bio X4.

Even though I didn’t experience any digestive distress I can definitely confirm that this supplement is absolutely FILLED with caffeine, as mentioned I took 2 capsules on the first day and I felt very unwell.

First off my heart started racing after taking the 2nd capsule in the afternoon, I felt paranoid and then also got a massive head-ache, it was simply too much for me, even though my body is used to caffeine…

In fact, I even skipped coffee on the first day of using this, imagine what would’ve happened if I hadn’t…

Regarding allergies, the Nucific Bio X4 is very allergy friendly as the capsules are 100% lactose and gluten free, so that’s a plus.

Nucific Bio X4 Customer Reviews

Jen says: Ok product, but way overpriced.”

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

Nik says: Works, but not worth the price tag…”

Nik posted 3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5) review
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Nucific Bio X4 Review and Experience

Personally, I won’t be buying this product again. In my opinion this product should not be classified as a probiotic, but as an energy booster or appetite suppressant.

For those of you who are looking for a FAST way to lose weight, you’ll love this product, as all the desire to eat will go away – it’s like you totally forget about eating.

If that sounds appealing to you, then I definitely recommend this product.

HOWEVER, if you’re SERIOUS about your health and want to lose weight in a natural way that won’t put tons of stress on your body and digestive system, I would advise to stay away from Nucific Bio X4.

There are many other better options out there, that will actually IMPROVE your gut health and help you lose weight naturally, sure it won’t be as fast, but it’ll be natural and you can expect your well being to improve with that.