Hyperbiotics PRO-15 is a multi-species probiotic supplement in tablet form. It is marketed as “The Perfect Probiotic” for “seeking to promote the balance of beneficial flora on a daily basis or you’re looking to repopulate your probiotic colonies.” It is one of seven products in the Hyperbiotics line.
Hyperbiotics PRO-15 probiotic supplement contains 15 lactic acid bacteria for a total of 5 billion CFU per tablet:
These beneficial bacteria are supplied by Nutraceutix and produced into tablet form using Nutraceutix’s patented LiveBac® and BIO-tract® technologies (discussed below).
The other ingredients at the time of this writing are microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropylmethlycellulose, pectin, stearic acid, sodium carbonate, guar gum and turmeric. The stearic acid is a flow agent to make the tablets glide over equipment easier. The sodium carbonate is used to control the pH inside the tablet and around the disintegrating tablet in your intestine. The other ingredients in Hyperbiotics PRO-15 make up the time-release aspects of the tablet.
Please verify ingredients of any supplement prior to taking it.
For daily maintenance, 1 tablet per day prior to food is recommended by the manufacturer.
For intense therapy, such as after a course of antibiotics, 3 tablets once per day prior to food is recommended by the manufacturer.
The pros of this probiotic supplement as I see them are:
Here is a picture from the Hyperbiotics website that shows the BIO-Tract delivery:
This product has many good, verified-purchase reviews on Amazon.com, averaging 4.5 stars for over 2900 customer reviews as of the time of this writing. Some of the reviews state:
“No more stomach grumbles or digestive noises. This product just made my digestive system a non issue.” – October 29, 2015
“Since using this probiotic, I've noticed a big difference in my gut health. At first, I didn't notice much of a change and, frankly, thought this wasn't worth my time or money. So, I stopped taking it. Very quickly after stopping, my GI tract became erratic and irritable. I, also, began to get sick frequently. I went out on a limb, bought another bottle, and within around a week things began to settle and line out. I'm a fan and have referred several of my friends/family to this probiotic.” October 27, 2015
“I was extremely surprised after trying this at how well it got rid of the bloating I was experiencing in mornings. I usually take one every other day because I'm afraid of becoming too dependent on it. It's really gentle on the stomach and doesn't need to be taken with food. I'd recommend this to anyone.” – October 8, 2015
“Severely helped my IBS / Colitis symptoms. I take 2 pills a day every day, and this has saved me from having to go back to the doctor to get another colonoscopy.
If you have IBS or Ulcertive Colitis, give this stuff a try before going on medicine with crazy side effect.
You have very little to lose, but so much to gain.” – October 1, 2015
Of course, there are some unfavorable reviews of Hyperbiotics PRO-15, too.
"Finished the entire bottle as directed, sometimes taking double doses as suggested if not seeing results. Feel the same. Either it does not work or I have a different situation. Not a miracle cure by any means however." - March 9, 2015
"I've used probiotics off and on for many years to soothe my digestive system and ward off yeast infections. I gave this product a couple of weeks to kick in, but taking PRO-15 was as if I was not taking probiotics at all. I purchased it because of the great reviews and was, frankly, disappointed. Maybe it's just me, but I'm inclined to conclude otherwise. There are plenty of other probiotics I've taken with significantly better results within a day or two." - November 6, 2014
"I have been using this for a month and have not noticed any change. I have IBS-A and was hoping this would help my symptoms. Nothing has changed though, doesn't seem to affect me." - January 15, 2015
"I took these religiously for the entire bottle and they didn't seem to do anything, I even took up to 3 at a time and still didn't help with my stomach issues." - February 6, 2015
The cons of this probiotic supplement as I see them are:
Here is what Hyperbiotics said when questioned on Amazon about the strains in the product: “Here is an overview of our favorite 8…
They also said, “While many of our probiotic strains do not have identifier numbers, (meaning strain identification) they are the identical genus and species as strains that do contain identifier numbers but without the high price tag that results from usage in clinical trials and the marketing costs associated with that.” So in other words, the strains are not ones used in clinical trials, and the information they provided about the different species may or may not relate to the strains used in the product.
To be fair, Hyperbiotics said that they are running new studies on their entire line as of November, 2015, and will update me on the results. I will update this webpage if/when I receive a reply.
Hyperbiotics sells each of their products on their website, but they also sell them via their online stores in the Amazon Marketplace in the US, in Canada and in the UK.
To buy from Amazon.com, click here.
To buy from Amazon Canada, click here.
To buy from Amazon UK, click here.
Without me knowing your health history, only you can decide if this probiotic supplement is right for you. Although it has mostly good reviews, 10% of customer reviews on Amazon.com were for one or two stars, so it doesn’t work for everyone. But then, what does?
Hyperbiotics PRO-15 has "safe" species of Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium and Streptococcus, has a nice delivery system, has shelf-stability in transit and is free of most allergens. It also does not use plasticizers to protect the microbes. Nonetheless, I personally would not consider this supplement “The Perfect Probiotic”.
Thanks to Jany and Jean for suggesting a review of this supplement!
If you decide to take Hyperbiotics PRO-15, I would combine the health benefits of it with the benefits provided by:
and consider nutrition therapy to get help with your health problems.
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