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.
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.
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 / 5) review
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!
Briana is 33 years old, comes from LA and has 2 kids. Her interest in health supplements (probiotics in particular) started about 6 years ago when she started having a few health problems and noticed she started to gain weight. Today, Briana is healthy and in great shape and dedicates herself to help others improve their health through probiotics.