Friday, August 29, 2014

Hyperbiotics PRO-15 "The Perfect Probiotic" Reviewed





I have been testing out a new probiotic vitamin called Hyperbiotics PRO-15 . It is a yellow toned, rounded pearl shaped pill. I have tried 2 other probiotic brands in the past. One was a vegetable cellulose capsule (white powder inside that can be broken apart to sprinkle the powder into food) and the other was a similar rounded pearl shape that is a very popular well known brand.

Probiotics are living organisms that produce enzymes. Their function is to break down food that is consumed, as well as convert sugars into the essential nutrients our bodies need. I try to eat yogurt as often as possible as it contains these healthy bacteria naturally and it tastes delicious. It is important to try to eat lowfat, low sugar versions when possible. Probiotics need Prebiotics to assist them. Prebiotics are specific kinds of fibers that nourish the "good" bacteria that live in our digestive system. Hyperbiotics PRO-15 contain prebiotics to help feed the probiotics, which assists the GI tract.


I have 3 different types of probiotics to compare. I will use "Brand A" and "Brand B" as labels.

Brand A (white capsule form): These are about 3/4 of an inch long, and you are directed to take 2 of them. The Brand A contain 10 Billion CFU'S. (For 2 capsules) Probiotic Bacteria 10.12 Billion Organisms Bacillus Subtillus 2.64 Billion L. Rhamnosus 1.36 Billion L. Casei 1.36 Billion B. Longum 1.36 Billion L. Acidophilus 1.36 Billion L. Plantarum 680 Million B. Breve 1.36 Billion, pill bottle.

Brand B (tiny pale yellow pearl shaped) These are about 1/4 inch, and you are directed are to take one with or without food, and they are a rounded/pearl shape. Brand B contains 1 billion CFU. These can be conveniently taken on the go as they are stored in a blister pack, and need no refrigeration. Palm Oil, Gelatin, Glycerin, Lecithin, and Pectin. Proprietary Probiotic Blend (Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Bifidobacterium Longum. The texture of this pill is a shiny, glossy creamy pale yellow, and they are said to be triple layer soft gels that protects them from heat and moisture and damage of the bacteria.

Brand C/Hyperbiotics PRO-15: These are slightly bigger than the Brand B rounded probiotics, but darker yellow and with a ridge around the pill. These are about 1/3 inch in size and you are directed to take one prior to food. Lactobacillus acidophilus, L. rhamnosus, L. casei L. plantarum, L. fermentum, L. reuteri, L. salivarius, L. paracasei, L. gasseri, Streptococcus thermophilus, Bifidobacterium bifidum, B. longum, B. breve, B. infantis, B. lactis. Hyperbiotics PRO-15 is vegetarian, lactose free, gluten free, yeast free, soy free, nut free, non-GMO and made without iron, preservatives, sugar, artificial colors or flavors. 18 month shelf life after the date of manufacture with zero refrigeration.

I have taken the Brand B for years and I like them as they work well for me. Brand A is a newer probiotic in our home as it was intended for use with our infant who had acid reflux his first 2 months of life. We would easily break the capsule open and add what we needed to the pumped breast milk. Our 4 1/2 month son seems to have grown out of his reflux and so we rarely give him the probioitcs, since he gets it through my milk. Breast milk contains Probiotics and Prebiotics through foods I consume and my supplements. I am promoting a proper balance of bacteria for my baby.

I am new to the Hyperbiotics brand and their technology. This formula is released at consistent levels throughout the day and throughout your Gl tract. It is said to be 15 times more effective than capsules. The company explains it best in their words,

"BIO-Tract vs. Enteric Coated and Non-Enteric Coated:

Normal, non-enteric coated probiotics are simply probiotic powder in a gelatin capsule and offer no protection from a harsh stomach environment, meaning that many do not survive long enough to deliver much benefit to your digestive system." (This would be like my Brand A).

"Enteric coated probiotics offer more protection from stomach acids with a few drawbacks. First, the organisms are released at one time, in your upper stomach and don't often make the journey to your small or large intestine." (Brand B?)

Hyperbiotics PRO-15 probiotic pearls deliver 15 times the number of live, probiotic organisms, surviving stomach acids better than standard probiotic supplements.

I have not have any ill effects with this probiotic and I feel great. I like this probiotic and would recommend it. It seems to be top rated on Amazon. I like how it does not have fillers and it is made in the USA. The flip top dispenser is nice as well and the unique shaped opening helps dispense the pill a bit more precisely without a whole handful spilling out. I definitely feel better when I am taking these daily and I do not skip a dose. The few times I have skipped my daily probiotic, I get stomach cramps and am sluggish, with failed energy. When we neglect healthy eating habits, proper water intake, vitamin and nutrient absorption and adequate sleep, we are harming our body and become fatiqued, low energy, and unhealthy. We can become irritable and moody. Our stomach and digestion suffers. Taking a good probiotic helps promote a happy digestive system and improves mood and energy. I was not previously familiar with this brand but it definitely seems to work well for me. I am happy that the size is similar to my favorite probiotic.

I still think I might keep getting the Brand A (capsules)in addition to this brand. The powder capsules are convenient to use for my 3 1/2 year old and infant as they are easy to mix with food. I probably could crush the Hyperbiotics PRO-15 pill with my crusher, but it may not be easy due to the small size and shape of the pill. If you do decide to crush it, only add it to cold foods (heat decreases the effectiveness).

For more information about this probiotic, or to purchase, visit Amazon.


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