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 :
At the time of manufacture, each capsule contains approximately 5 billion probiotic organisms.Jarro-Dophilus EPS is a Stable-Dophilus due to its stability at room temperature and enteric coating. Eight (8) different strains of probiotic bacteria are delivered directly into small intestines where probiotic bacteria fully exert their beneficial effects. Probiotic bacteria in Jarro-Dophilus EPS are selected from the following 4 genera: Lactobacillus, Bifidobacteria, Lactococcus and Pediococcus.Bifidobacteria Iongum BB536 (morinaga strain) has been shown to colonize, stimulate immune response and suppress intestinal putrefactive bacteria. L. rhamnosus R0011 is a unique, high producer of polysaccharides that facilitate colonization and stimulate intestinal immune response. L. acidophilus R0052 assists in breaking down lactose (milk sugar) which may improve digestion of dairy products by those individuals who are lactose intolerant. Lactococcus and Pediococcus help reduce spoilage caused by unfriendly bacteria in cultured dairy products.Jarro-Dophilus EPS is ideal for traveling when refrigeration isnot readily available. Capsules individually blister packed to help ensure shelf stability.
In such a competitive market, to be the number one probiotic in the USA suggests that Jarro-Dophilus is very special, so we were very excited about trying it. Due to the relatively low number of bacteria (5 Billion) the product had simply slipped from our view, as we had traditionally looked for stronger.
As a day to day probiotic we can understand the success of this product. We can understand its largely excellent reviews on Amazon and would highly recommend it for those with mild symptoms, or as a first try product. We would question its application for severe sufferers.
Out of 153 reviews on Amazon only 15 gave it it three stars or below, which is wonderful by Amazon reviewer standards, as well as being fairly typical of any product for IBS, in that it will not work for all. What it does suggest though, is that for the severe end of the IBS spectrum, that this product may not be the answer. While we used it, and found it to be a very good product, it was not as effective as stronger products for severe sufferers. It is a good product, however if you find it does not work for you, you may simply need to up the number of cultures, and go for a more specific product.
Jarrow Formulas Jarro-dophilus + Eps 4.5/5
Customer Reviews from Amazon.com
(133) 4.6 out of 5 stars
5 star 107
4 star 11
3 star 5
2 star 2
1 star 8