Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
You guys know me, or at least my regular readers do, so you know I have stomach issues and so when I see something new to try that might help me in that department, I am all for giving it a try. I am not new to Probiotics, I have tried I don't know how many different kinds, even the new gummy bear ones that are suppose to last longer and be better for you. But, they work for a little while and then I am right back to where I started. So, when I saw this one, I decided to give it a shot.
It's called PRO-15 made by hyperbiotics and they are just small little yellow pills, not those big fat white ones that you are used to seeing that make you think, how am I going to get those down, especially when they say to take 2 or 3 of them a day? So, having just one small yellow pill was like a miracle waiting to happen!
Take a look:
Here are some interesting facts about this product:
*15 Broad Spectrum Strains (including Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium and Streptococcus) to effectively counter the nuking effects of today’s broad spectrum antibiotics.Now, I was sent a bottle that has 60 pills in it, so I am nowhere near being done with them so I am sure I haven't begun to get the full maximum benefit yet, but I can tell that my IBS is not bothering me as much as it used to until just this week I had a setback but that was my fault. I haven't been feeling good and missed some days and I think my tummy was upset with me for not remembering to take them. I do have other health issues and the last few weeks I have really struggled with them all and it almost got the best of me, which is why I got the Fibro Fog as they call it, where you forget things and for the life of me, I couldn't remember if I took them or not.
*5 Billion Colony Forming Units per BIO-tract® pearl+ which is equivalent to 75 Billion CFU (colony forming units) of normal probiotic capsules++!
*Easy to Swallow. This tiny pearl is the smallest on the market. No wasted fillers, just micro packed goodness. You’re welcome.
*Naturally Derived Prebiotic included in each pearl to help feed the probiotic for increased potency and effectiveness. Prebiotics are basically fibers that encourage the growth of beneficial bacteria throughout your colon.
*Long Shelf Life & No Refrigeration Necessary. With the patented LiveBac® manufacturing process, we offer a guaranteed life of 18 months, unlike most probiotics which don’t list an expiration date because the organisms die so quickly after manufacture date.
*Only Once per Day. That’s it. Because with time-release technology, the full benefits are being delivered deep inside your gut hour by hour.
*Made in USA & 100% Natural. At Hyberbiotics, we don’t believe in additives of any kind.
But, I am going to continue taking them and hopefully won't have anymore missed days so that I can really get back on track like I was when I was taking them every single day. I think that is the key. I will definitely be getting another bottle because I think the longer you take them the better results you will get. So, I am by no means ready to give up. I just have to get the Fibromyalgia and RA to stop messing with me and that is another reason I think things are a little out of whack. My numbers have gone up which means my RA is really inflamed right now causing all kinds of places to hurt that didn't hurt before.
Here is what hyperbiotics say about their formula:
When the pearl capsule is moistened by fluids in the stomach, the patented gel matrix creates a protective layer, shielding beneficial organisms from stomach acids and directing them to release later in their journey.
Once inside the gastrointestinal tract, probiotics begin to release at consistent levels from the pearl core, delivering a potent percentage of our living organisms throughout the day and throughout your gut, traveling deep into your intestinal tract where they are needed most. This is the only controlled-release technology available for probiotics on the market today and is patented in 31 countries (US Patent 8,007,777 and 7,150,623).They are saying that the reason my IBS might be acting up is exactly what is happening. I didn't read this until just now because I don't like to be influenced by anything that is written or said on the company's website or by other reviewer's so I found this quite interesting since these are my EXACT symptoms:
Gas, bloating, constipation, weakened immune system, malabsorption of nutrients, candida overgrowth and other health + digestive problems affect many of us on a regular basis.
And then when all that happens, you need probiotics to help with:
Probiotics help restore the beneficial gut bacteria that may have been depleted as a result of stress, aging, poor diet, antibiotics, food poisoning, travelers’ diarrhea or infection and promote overall health and well-being. But, there is some good news, as this company has made their product a lot better so it's able to survive longer in our gut. Most powders, liquids, capsules and even cultured dairy products retain only 4% of these sensitive organisms during passage through the stomach’s harsh environment. The good news: with the patented BIO-tract® protection and time-release technology, we have increased this number to a remarkable 60%.
One other thing you might want to know that I love because in the past, I had to put my probiotics in the fridge to keep them from going bad, now I won't have that concern.
And you asked Why?
Well, Hyperbiotics PRO-15 is 100% naturally derived with a guaranteed shelf life of 18 months. Just make sure you store in a cool and dry place. With PRO-15, we guarantee the shelf life of our product with zero refrigeration.
Another thing I did not know was that it's better to take on an empty stomach as early in the morning as you can. That way it has all day to work it's magic! Also, the reason they make them in 60 pills a bottle, is to keep them from losing their potency and their power, so it's best to not get probiotics that are more than 60 to a bottle. Lastly, if you are having more digestive problems than normal (like me but I didn't know I could take more) then you can take anywhere from 3 to 5 pills a day to help with the symptoms. If you have also taken antibiotics, you might want to take more so that you don't end up with a yeast infection because unfortunately, antibiotics tend to kill the good stuff along with the bad.
As you can see, the PRO-15 is no where near the size of those other pills, so now you know why I am so happy to have these because it sure does make it easier to swallow!
About hyperbiotics PRO-15:
At Hyperbiotics, we believe that everything starts in your gut.
This belief (though backed by tremendous research) has been reinforced for us through personal experience.
Before founding Hyperbiotics, I was an avid traveler and lover of life. After a trip abroad for a friend’s wedding, I became gravely ill. Nausea, extreme fatigue and severe bloating kept me in bed for nearly 6 months. The future seemed bleak as no doctor was able to give me a clear answer – and I saw at least 15 different specialists.
After months of my own personal research, I began to understand the importance of gut health and that everything – from chlorine in our water, rounds of antibiotics and not being breastfed as a child, to the antibiotics in our livestock – had left me severely deficient in my most important weapon against illness: probiotics. This had left me extremely susceptible to disease, namely parasites.
Finally, after a colon biopsy, I got an accurate diagnosis – the parasite Entamoeba Histolytica. The road to recovery began, but little did I know that the path of illness had opened my mind to a whole new world of health. I was now empowered with knowledge about the role of gut health in our overall health wellbeing and I began to understand that probiotics are the future of medicine.