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Rating

Overview:

All in all, the Pro 50 by Vitamin Bounty is a fairly decent probiotic. There are plenty of things to like about it, such as the fact that it’s very convenient and easy to take. You only need one capsule per day, with water, either between meals or on an empty stomach. The capsules aren’t very hard to get down, and the fact that you don’t have to refrigerate the bottle is a great bonus. Some people will appreciate that the capsules are gluten free and also safe for lacto-vegetarians. It is also worth mentioning that the probiotic uses a delayed release formula, which ensures that the probiotics make it into your intestinal tract. There are also 13 different probiotic strains in this product, which is more than sufficient for any organism.

As far as any potential downsides, people who have any allergy concerns will be interested in the fact that it has wheat, soy and milk. There are quite a few people that are allergic to these specific things, but if you aren’t one of them, you have nothing to worry about. And, you should also know that this probiotic isn’t meant for kids, but instead is intended for adults only.

Ingredients Profile:

As its name suggests, there are 50 billion cells in 13 different strains. The number of cells is quite high, which should result in a fairly effective supplement, and the variety of strains means that it can help a lot of different issues within your organisms.

Out of those that should be mentioned, we have Lactobacillus acidophilus, which is one of the most extensively researched strains and proven to help with a lot of things. Among those, you’ll find urinary tract infections, yeast infections, IBS, gut dysbiosis, Crohn’s disease and even boosting of the immune functions of the entire body.

However, there is also the strain known as Lactobacillus casei, which is quite aggressive and tends to overrun other probiotics by occupying the areas that they’ve already taken up in your body. There’s a good reason for including it, though, as it helps reduce allergies, improves the cholesterol levels and boosts the immune function.

The other strains include Saccharomyces boulardii, Bifidobacterium longum, Bifidobacterium brevis, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Lactobacillus paracasei, Lactobacillus salivarius, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus brevis and Bifidobacterium lactis.

Allergy Concerns:

This is one area where the Vitamin Bounty Pro 50 doesn’t really excel, but note that this applies only for a specific group of people. For example, it contains milk, wheat and soy, which are known allergens a lot of people are having problems with, and if you’re one of those, you shouldn’t be looking at this product. It also contains fermented greens such as oat grass, barley grass and wheat grass. Among other ingredients, you will find that it has silica, magnesium stearate, cellulose powder and cellulose from the capsules. If you’ve ever had issues with any of the aforementioned things, please stay away from this product. However, if you haven’t you’re absolutely safe to take it, as it doesn’t cause any other issues.

Cost/Worth:

The asking price for these probiotics is $39.99 for a bottle of 60 capsules. When you calculate this, it comes out at $0.67 per capsule. This price is around average for a probiotic, and considering this one has 13 strains and a very high cell count, you’ll see that it’s well worth it. This usually isn’t the case, so this is a huge win for Vitamin Bounty’s Pro 50.

Side Effects:

What you’ll undoubtedly know if you’ve ever used any probiotics at all, is that they all tend to have some sort of side effects. Usually, this is stomach pain or bloating, and can be very uncomfortable and painful during the period in which you take the probiotic. With the Pro 50, you might experience very mild stomach pains and minor bloating, but they will both go away after a couple of days of adjustment. This is mostly due to the variety of strains used, which tend to react differently within different organisms.