The following trials were conducted by an IBS sufferer who had, developed their symptoms as a result of continued Antibiotic use. The net result was a very poor digestive system, which required a major overhaul.
As with all products that we trial, the probiotics were used as per the manufacturers instructions. With all trials the period relates to the time taken to use one of the products being tested.
We always state, and will state again that this is the experience of one sufferers, any IBS trial to be accurate should be conducted across the wide range of IBS symptoms, not just the experience of one sufferer.
With that said, we feel that any review we give, will be based upon the knowledge we have gathered regarding the relative validity of any product for IBS sufferers at large. We would never dismiss a product based upon the experience of one sufferer, and will always give a product a fair assessment.
Product Description :
Protect your Core Health everyday with CulturelleWhen the natural balance of good and bad bacteria in your intestinal tract is disturbed, your digestive health is open to a host of potential concerns. Culturelle, containing Lactobacillus GG, one of the most studied probiotic, and Inulin, a prebiotic, naturally replaces the bad bacteria, returning healthy balance to your intestinal tract, leaving your digestive system in balance.* *These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Most probiotics are very hard to review, as unless they clearly do not work , or work amazingly well, it is very hard to write with a great deal of conviction regarding their validity. Fortunately we found these probiotics to work very well. As the Amazon reviews show they will not work for all, however they fall into a category we would use for the probiotics which work well as a day to day supplement.
Containing 10 billion cells Culturelle would sit in the middle in terms of strength. If you have serious problems you may need a stronger one to begin with, however once you are over that stage then Culturelle may just be the answer. Whilst some may flinch at the price, this is one of those products that sits in the ‘you pay for what you get’ category, although that is not to say that you could slightly better at a lower price.
We all found that the bloating and cramping of IBS was significantly reduced by this product, however it certainly would not cure a severe case of IBS-d for example. In summation, not perfect, not for everyone, but certainly very good.
Customer Reviews from Amazon.com
4.5 out of 5 stars (42)
5 star 31
4 star 8
3 star 0
2 star 0
1 star 3