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 Probiotics, Prebiotics and Digestive Enzymes 

Dave S.
5.0 out of 5 starsNo more uncofortable bloating!
February 6, 2019Verified Purchase
This stuff works! My stomach no longer looks or feels bloated!!
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Lenny Pellegrino
5.0 out of 5 starsThis stuff works!
February 10, 2019Verified Purchase
I've tried other digestive products, this was only one that is working.
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5.0 out of 5 starsThis stuff works!
February 16, 2019Verified Purchase
Good taste, works well, keeps me regular and no bloating. Recommend highly.
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Thomas M. Sipos
5.0 out of 5 starsprobiotics -- with the added benefit of digestive enzymes
February 24, 2019Vine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
A health expert on George Noori's radio show said that probiotic supplements are even more important than vitamin supplements. That were he forced to pick only one, he'd choose probiotics over vitamins. That's based on his theory that vitamin supplements aren't very effective unless you have an efficient digestive system, which probiotics provide.

I've been taking probiotics for many years now. I don't know if they've helped -- how can I know what illnesses I've avoided? -- but I feel good.

My regular brand is PB 8, so that's my point of comparison.

This Natrica Probiotics is brown, whereas PB8 is white (see photo). Viva Naturals Probiotics is also white, but a bit browner than PB 8. I don't know if this difference in color means anything.

PB8 contains only probiotics. Natrica also has digestive enzymes (50mg per capsule) and Cranberry Seed Powder (375mg). Cranberry is said to help prevent urinary track infections, so Natrica offers that that added benefit.

Something odd: PB8 claims to have 14 billion (780mg) good bacteria per serving (2 capsules), as compared to Natrica's 15 billion (67mg) per serving (1 capsule).

That is odd. How is it that PB8's 14 billion bacteria amount to 780mg, whereas Natrica's 15 billion amount to 67mg? I guess they use different bacteria strains? And that Natrica bacteria strains are larger and weigh more? Its capsules are indeed larger.

So, what are those different bacteria strains?

Natrica only lists one strain: LactoSpore.

PB8 lists 8 strains (why it's called PB8, I suppose), claiming Trademark rights to all of them.

So it seems that Natrica uses a generic bacteria strain, while PB8 claims that it's developed its own unique strains. This doesn't mean that PB8 is better, only that they have more aggressive lawyers.

PB8 doesn't have an identifiable scent. Natrica has a faint scent of tea.

These Natrica Probiotics & Digestive Enzymes seem as good as any other probiotics supplements out there. (Plus, you get digestive enzymes and cranberry powder.)