Renew Life Ultimate Flora RTS Colon Care is a probiotic supplement containing only Bifidobacterium species. It is marketed for digestive and bowel support. This formula is one of several different formulations of room-temperature stable probiotic supplements by Renew Life. You can learn about the others here.
This product is officially discontinued by the manufacturer as of early 2015 because the Renew Life Ultimate Flora RTS Senior Care probiotic supplement has the same species, but in a stronger formulation. Thanks to Jay for alerting me to the discontinuation.
As shown in the picture to the right, the RTS capsules are sealed in double-foil blister packs to shield the probiotics from moisture and oxygen and prolong their lives at room temperature. During hot weather, however, refrigerating or freezing these products will prolong shelf life.
This supplement has 6 Bifidobacterium strains.
As of this writing, the other ingredients are a vegetable capsule (vegetable fiber, water) and cellulose. Please always read ingredient statements before taking any product!
The recommended dosage is one capsule daily.
The pros of this probiotic supplement as I see them are:
"I had the misfortune of getting a c-diff infection back in 2009... After much experimenting there is something about these strains in these amounts that keeps my system operating just about perfect again. I've been using these for over a year now and the help they bring has not diminished at all over time. I can not say enough good things about this product."
"I was taking general use probiotics before, then the health store owner recommended the colon care ultra because it provides good bacteria specific to the colon. My stomach problems are much improved now..."
"I have chronic IBS, and this works much better than other probiotics I have tried."
The cons of this supplement as I see them are:
This product has been discontinued. To see the product most like it, see this page on RTS Senior Care.
As a nutritionist I always recommend dietary measures to improve health first. If you decide to take this supplement, I would use it in combination with a healthier diet and the benefits provided by:
If you would like help in choosing a probiotic supplement or with other dietary or health concerns, consider nutritional consultations with me.
To read my reviews of other probiotic supplements and about my approach to doing the reviews, click here.
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