Natren Healthy Trinity probiotic supplement is a gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free supplement with three probiotic strains in it. It is listed as Natren’s most potent and most popular product and contains a minimum of 30 billion CFU per capsule.
This supplement is marketed to support:
The 3 bile-resistant strains present in this product are:
Two studies that I am aware of used Healthy Trinity as a whole. In one study, it was used along with an intravaginal probiotic for relief from candidiasis which is discussed on this page.
In another study it was used either as a stand-alone treatment for acne in women or as an adjunct therapy to minocycline. See this page for that information.
The other ingredients at the time of this writing (May, 2015) are minimal and include sunflower oil, gelatin (Beef allergy alert!) and mixed tocopherols. None of the ingredients are GMO (genetically-modified organisms) according to the company. The mixed tocopherols are components of vitamin E that protect the oil against spoilage. Please verify ingredients of any supplement prior to taking it.
Natren’s exclusive technology coats each strain of bacteria in a sunflower-oil matrix system within a two-piece hard gel capsule that is banded and sealed with gelatin which is stated to keep them separated, noncompetitive and nearly completely protected from the low pH of stomach acids. When the strains reach the small intestine, bile is supposed to break down the oil matrix, freeing the bacteria to spread out in the intestines.
The recommended dosage of this product is 1 capsule orally per day.
The pros of this probiotic supplement as I see them are:
The cons of this probiotic supplement, as I see them, are:
Unlike many manufacturers, Natren only produces probiotics and their manufacturing practices are certified by a third-party international agency. They produce their probiotics in a pharmaceutical-grade facility and do their own culture maintenance, oil-encapsulation and freeze-drying process. Every step of the way is performed under continuous refrigeration to ensure maximum product life. The products are bottled in dark amber-glass with tin lids to prevent moisture and light from harming the products.
When you buy in the US directly from Natren via my links, they always ship their probiotics with 2-day air shipping with blue ice and both blue ice and dry ice during hot summer months in specially-designed, thermally-controlled boxes to protect the potency. Natren does everything it can to guarantee that your probiotics will perform at their optimum levels through the expiration date on the label. That is why the links below will take you to the Natren website.
Another option for purchase in the US, Vitacost, is also listed below. Vitacost stores this product in the refrigerated section of their warehouse and will ship refrigerated probiotics with a cold pack. They recommend that you choose 1- or 2-day shipping.
Sorry, I do not have a resource for international readers.
|To order from Natren, click here or on the picture to the right.|
Only you can decide if this probiotic supplement is right for you. It is a high potency supplement, has "safe" species of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, has a nice delivery system, is free of most allergens and is packaged securely.
Thanks to Carole for suggesting a review of this supplement!
f you decide to take this supplement, I would combine the health benefits of it with the benefits provided by:
To read about my approach to supplement reviews, and about my reviews of other probiotic supplements, click here.
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