Review

The following trial was 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 probiotic was 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 sufferer, 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.

Renew Life Ultimate Flora Critical Care

Product Description :       

Ultimate Flora Critical Care 50 Billion is a probiotic formulated specifically for people who are engaging in or have recently completed a course of antibiotics. What makes Ultimate Flora Critical Care different from other probiotics is its high Bifido count, the bacteria most prevalent in your large intestine, or colon. Ultimate Flora Critical Care is also for people who have particularly troublesome digestive tracts.

Antibiotic is a word that means "against life"; they kill both good and bad bacteria. Maintaining your good bacteria is important during and after the use of antibiotics. While doctors commonly recommend eating yogurt or taking probiotic supplements during and after a course of antibiotics, most yogurts and probiotic supplements do not provide either enough probiotics or enough Bifidobacteria.

Ultimate Flora Critical Care was designed to support the probiotic balance in both the small and large intestines. Each capsule contains 30 billion active Bifidobacteria, the primary resident of the large intestine. To help maintain microflora balance in the small intestine, Ultimate Flora provides 20 billion active Lactobacilli and Lactococcus cultures.

The Trial

We always advocate a strong probiotic for IBS, and this is a very strong Probiotic.  Fifty billion cells, is a lot of cells, and this product is marketed as ‘Critical Care’.  With those numbers, it most certainly is.  This was an ideal product for us to test, with a sufferer whose flora had been decimated by antibiotic use.

It has to be said that the first week of use was excellent.  A real and genuine improvement occurred and if the trial would have ended at that point, the product would have received a far higher award.  The reduction in award, represented the ensuing period, whereby the feeling of comfort was replaced by a feeling of ‘over activity’.

While the initial boost of such a high strength probiotic was initially welcome the effect was diminished by the latter part,  there may have been other reasons or causes, however after the first week gas and bloating returned.  While the IBS-d was under control, many foods (anything with sugar) that had previously been ok, seemed to react with this product.  By and large it is well reviewed on Amazon, however we would only recommend it for short term use after antibiotics or similar disturbance.  For that purpose it is exceptional.

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Customer Reviews from Amazon.com

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