Probiotic Review Notes
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.
Bio-Kult is a unique probiotic with a high concentration of 14 strains of beneficial bacteria. Bio-Kult is the recommended probiotic for those following the Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet and was formulated by a team of doctors including Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. The human gut contains trillions of bacteria, comprising over 400 species. The majority are beneficial but some can adversely effect the body's own defenses. You are exposed every day to hostile bacteria through food and drink. To counterbalance these invaders, you need to ensure a healthy level of "beneficial" bacteria. The healthy level of good bacteria in the gut can be reduced by factors such as poor diet, antibiotics, foreign travel, stress, aging, and infection. A convenient way of maintaining the healthy balance in the gut is to use a probiotic. Probiotics were first scientifically identified as being helpful by Dr. Metchnikoff, a Nobel Prize winner working at the Pasteur Institute in Paris in 1907. Bio-Kult, an advanced broad spectrum probiotic, was developed by a team of doctors, nutritionists, and scientists. Bio-Kult contains 14 strains of beneficial bacteria including Bacillus subtilis, a catalase-positive bacterium commonly found in soil. This bacteria is able to tolerate extreme environmental conditions. Bio-Kult also contains L. Acidophilus, L. Casei, L. Delbruekii.bulgaricus, L. Delbruekii.lactis, L. Helveticus, L. Plantarum, L. Rhamnosus, L. Salivarius, B. Breve, B. Bifidum, B. Infantis, B. Longum, and S. Thermophilus in cellulose base. This product also contains silica and magnesium stearate in a vegetable capsule (200 mg capsule). There is a minimum of 10 billion grams of probiotic microorganisms per one gram. Each package contains 120 small capsules. Capsules may be pulled apart and the powder added to liquid or food if desired.
We have a penchant for quality products and this is a quality product. There are a number of probiotics of this nature, and it will be down to your own personal preference, as to which one you choose.
This is very similar to ‘Align’ which we have reviewed previously, and would categorise as a great ‘starter’ probiotic. By this we mean that if you have only just started to use/need probiotics, this is is a great place to start. They may not be string enough for all, however they are as good as any others in this class and price range.
There is not a great deal else to add with this product. The Amazon.com customer reviews, re-iterate many of the points we have made here. We would just simply add that for very serious IBS-d or post antibiotics, you made need a stronger brand, however for day to day use Bio-Kult is an excellent brand.
Customer Reviews from Amazon.com
5 star: (50)
4 star: (10)
3 star: (1)
2 star: (1)
1 star: (3)