I've had 2 bouts of stomach flu within the last 6 - 8 weeks & during that time I was taking another brand of probiotic with 7 billion CFU's. I saw this product on iherb and decided to give it a go, I commenced taking these about a week after my last bout of stomach flu and during the first 4 days experienced bloating, gas & diarrhea. I was almost going to throw these away in disgust thinking I had caught the tummy bug yet again and the probiotic wasn't working but I read online reviews that advised what I was experiencing are common side effects when taking probiotics and symptoms usually last between 1 - 2 weeks. So I persevered. After the 4 days my tummy settled, I was still a little bloated and has loose stools. During the next 3 - 4 days I developed a mid range fever, after more research I found that this is a less common side effect that is thought to be caused by a disruption to the immune system either by the introduction of the good bacteria or the good bacteria actually doing their job and killing off the bad bacteria. So again I persevered. I have now been taking these a little over a week and the symptoms have all gone, I am starting to feel a lot better than I have in a long time (I have experienced loss of energy and general malaise since November when i had a bad chest infection). It does feel as though these good little bacterial guys have fought off all the bad stuff that has been in my system and I am now feeling refreshed and energized. I have already repurchased the larger size bottle and will continue to take these supplements.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 22, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I did the milk test to see if the first bottle was viable, it was not. I was sent a replacement and did the viability test for that as well, it was all dead, too. Two bottles with different expiry dates are both dead tells a bit about the product quality. Please test if your probiotic supplement is live before using as there is no point in using dead ones. I am giving 2 stars (instead of 1) because of its low price and the wonderful help I received from iHerb while dealing with the product issues.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Sep 28, 2011 | Verified Purchase
Just really did not have a effect on my IBS. I also got a yeast infection while taking this product, so it was not very preventative either.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Sep 30, 2015 | Verified Purchase
I tried using this as a starter culture for making sauerkraut, and nothing happened. My vegetables just went bad, which makes me wonder if this contains any live bacteria. On the other hand, I have been getting excellent results using Now Foods probiotics for making sauerkraut. I suspect that the problem is shelf life. This should really be refrigerated. The Now Foods probiotics are refrigerated, and that's probably why it works so much better.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 21, 2018 | Verified Purchase
I have been taking probiotics for years and usually just buy what’s on sale, and they’ve all been effective. This product had good reviews so I bought it, but this one did not work for me at all, maybe the bacteria are dead. I will not buy this brand again.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Oct 31, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Got my probiotic 3 weeks ago. Been taking it and it is not doing what it should . I still have constipation ! Unlike those I have taken before , my guts became really clean after and stools are no longer sticky or hard . Read some of the other reviews which they too have gotten the bad once due to the heat during transport . Sad !
Posted by iHerb Customer on Oct 10, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Didn't do anything for me. I wonder if they where alive....i did not notice any bubbling in my abdomen like usual with probiotics. ( a sign to me that it is working) i neither had any other benefits.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Mar 17, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I used Jarrows before this, and felt that Jarrows helped and I really didnt feel any improvement with these
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 01, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Results did not seem to be on par with similar products. My expectations were high for this product due to the extraordinarily high amount of probiotics listed on the label, but didn't appear to perform as well as products with lower amounts with lower prices than this one.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Sep 03, 2015 | Verified Purchase
Have tried better probiotics. Don't feel that this worked as I still experience digestive problems quite frequently.
Posted by Cigale on Apr 17, 2015 | Verified Purchase
I give it 2 stard because the ingredients are clear, but to be honnest, I didn't see any difference when I took it. For more reviews, see my profile !
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