%

Rating

Overview:

If we take all things that can be said about this product into consideration, you’ll find that overall, you get a very nice product. It is a women-specific probiotic, and the choice of strains within it is made to specifically help with some conditions that women may be facing.

It doesn’t tick all the boxes that a probiotic should tick. Among those, we have a high cell count (50 billion CFU per serving), a wide variety of probiotic strains, 16 to be exact, a simple way to take it and a few other things that I’ll touch on later on.

This probiotic uses a unique formula that chooses strains that support a healthy microbiome, and help with women’s specific needs in terms of health. The strains used are resistant to stomach acid and bile, which is an important factor when choosing a probiotic supplement.

As far as any downsides are concerned, the only ones you might experience are the potential side effects such as stomach ache or bloating, but they are present with any probiotic supplement you might take, even more so with ones such as this, that include a wide variety of strains. However, those side effects will be gone after the first two or three days, as soon as your body adjusts to the probiotic.

It is worth mentioning that the company ships the product in refrigerated trucks, which helps maintain the potency and effect for a longer period of time. And, to add up to that, you don’t even have to refrigerate the capsules, just as long as you keep them out of hot, steamy rooms.

Ingredients Profile:

This probiotic supplement comes with no less than 16 probiotic strains. Even though some would argue that such a high number might mean that some strains are fighting each other and not doing the body any good, you’ll notice that this actually means that the one single probiotic capsule can satisfy a variety of needs.

For example, among the included strains are Lactobacillus acidophilus, which is known to alleviate a lot of problems such as IBS, gut dysbiosis, Crohn’s disease, lactose intolerance, and is one of the most extensively researched strains. There are also some cases where it has helped with balancing out the bacteria levels of the body, and it also helps the body fight yeast infections, traveler’s diarrhea, and boost the immune function too.

There’s also the inclusion of Lactobacillus casei, which helps a lot with improving cholesterol levels, boosting the overall immune function and reducing allergies. However, it is a quite aggressive strain, and one which tends to take over specific areas in your body that other probiotics are already dealing with.

There are also other strains, such as Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Bifidobacterium lactis, Bifidobacterium bifidum etc. When combined, all together give you a product that helps with a wide variety of situations.

Allergy Concerns:

This is one area where Garden of Life’s Once Daily Women probiotic truly shines. Upon examination, you’ll be happy to find that the probiotic contains no gluten, no dairy, and no soy, and is also vegetarian-friendly. This means that some of the most critical people as far as allergic reactions to probiotics are concerned are completely safe if they decide to take this product. This isn’t the case with some other competitive products, which means that this specific probiotic supplement has an edge over the competition.

Cost/Worth:

The price for this product is $26.57 for a bottle of 30 capsules. This comes out at $0.89 per day, which is actually above the average asking price for this kind of product. However, it is one of the few that are women-specific, and offer alleviations for women-specific health issues, and it comes at a very high cell count, as well as a high variety of strains. All of this actually justifies the asking price.

Side Effects:

If you’ve ever had a need to take a probiotic, you’ll know that most of them, if not all, have some sort of side effect, at least for the initial two or three days. The only potential side effects you might experience with this product are minor stomach pains or bloating, and this is due to the variety of strains in the probiotic. However, they’ll be gone after a few days and you won’t have anything to worry about.