trunature Digestive Probiotic is a gluten-, dairy- and soy-free probiotic supplement containing 10 billion CFU per capsule of 2 strains of beneficial bacteria. This is not made by the same company called “TruNature” at trunature.net.
It is marketed to:
This probiotic supplement contains 2 probiotics: Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium lactis in a proprietary mix. The exact strains are unknown.
The other ingredients at the time of this writing (April, 2015) are cellulose, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate (vegetable source) and titanium dioxide. Please verify ingredients of any supplement prior to taking it. Apparently this product used to have prebiotic FOS in it, but that is not in the current formulation.
As a dietary supplement for the claims described above for adults and children 2 years of age or older, the package recommendations are to take one (1) capsule at the same time each day, with or without food. The capsule is not supposed to be crushed or chewed, but if you are unable to swallow the capsule you open the capsule and mix contents into a cool drink or food.
This probiotic supplement, like many, should not be added to warm or hot foods.
The pros of this probiotic supplement as I see them are:
"I had ulcerative colitis for 5 years. Checked with GI if I could take this and he approved it. Since taking this probiotics, my bleeding had stopped, no more stomach discomfort and I gained weight. I've been taking this for 8 months and i feel great…”
“I was desperate for relief from terrible gas pains, constipation and other GI issues. I have been taking this for a week and the difference is incredible! I will continue to use this."
And from 2014:
"...For someone who suffered a number of years, with the highly aggravating condition known as constipation, these well sealed product deliver every day a very easy appointment with the thunder bucket..."
Of course, it doesn't work for everyone.
The cons of this probiotic supplement as I see them are:
This supplement is mainly marketed and sold through Costco retailers and at Costco.com. The details are supplied by the manufacturer and only hosted by Costco.
However, some merchants are selling the product:
Perhaps you can read the reviews I posted above and other reviews and see if those users had circumstances similar to yours. It is a low potency supplement, has "safe" species of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, is free of most allergens and is packaged securely.
If you need help in determining the probiotic, diet and lifestyle factors which may benefit your life, consider nutritional consultations.
Thanks to Ruth for suggesting a review of this supplement!
If you decide to take this supplement, I would combine the health benefits of it with the benefits provided by:
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