Hyperbiotics PRO-15 is a very popular probiotic supplement and a best seller on Amazon.com. It has received much praise from satisfied customers. Therefore, a Hyperbiotics PRO review seemed just right.
This updated review probes Hyperbiotics PRO manufacturing principles, composition, choice of probiotic bacteria and how the supplement works overall. I also included in this review a few additional supplements in the Hyperbiotics PRO series where PRO-15 is one.
Hyperbiotics PRO-15 features
I’ve tried to make this overview brief for the main points to stand out.
- Each Hyperbiotics PRO-15 pearl contains 5 billion CFU delivered through a BIO-Tract system. This ensures that bacteria are delivered live and active through the harsh stomach environment. Excellent!
- They’ve packed 15 bacteria strains of three types into a very small pearl. More bacteria strains increase health benefits as your body loves diversity. Each strain adds specific health benefits.
- Hyperbiotics uses time release to deliver the live bacteria past the strong acids in the stomach that could otherwise destroy them. Even though dead probiotic bacteria also have some health benefits. Time release might also decrease symptoms like bloating, constipation, gas, and pain.
- Slow release is advantageous also for sufferers of Candida or infections. In such cases, a high probiotic dose can cause much bloating, gas, pain, and discomfort.
- The pills are really small. In fact, they are the smallest I’ve seen, making them easy to swallow.
- Shelf life is 18 months at room temperature. However, it’s a good practice to store the bottle in a fridge or freezer to preserve potency. Probiotics should be consumed fresh.
What about cost?
The regular Hyperbiotics PRO-15 bottle with 60 capsules sells for $24 (April 2017), which is a competitive price. In addition to PRO-15, Hyperbiotics offers a few additional probiotic supplements (see below). They all seem to reflect a similar high standard.
Hyperbiotics PRO-15 value
This supplement covers the needs for most people.
- It contains 15 strains of well-researched bacteria
- It is well composed and backed by sound research
- Many satisfied customers add to the confidence of Hyperbiotics as a brand
- Hyperbiotics homepage offers plenty of facts and information adding trust
- The pills are natural—no soy, sugar, iron, wheat or other chemicals or preservatives
How to take Hyperbiotics PRO-15
Take the pills on an empty stomach. Since Hyperbiotics uses a time-release, there might be some benefits of taking it in the morning. This allows for the bacteria to be released in your gut during the day. However, taking the pill at any time will most likely bring similar benefits.
The recommended serving is one pill per day. However, as with most supplements, you should adjust the dose according to your condition and goal. In the case of an inflammatory condition or infection, the dose can slowly be increased to as much as 3-7 pills per day.
However, if taking a higher dose causes bloating, gas, skin rash or other symptoms and you feel uncomfortable with this, try lowering the dose. Such symptoms are in most cases completely harmless and a sign that the probiotic bacteria are active in the digestive system. Symptoms usually disappear after a few days to a week when the gut has adjusted.
Hyperbiotics offers a range of additional supplements aimed at to alleviate certain specific conditions. Here’s a brief overview and review:
Hyperbiotics PRO-Women. Check Price In addition to six probiotic bacteria strains, this product also contains cranberry extract. In the case of a urinary tract or bladder infections, this could be an excellent alternative to antibiotics. Research confirms the effectiveness of cranberry extract for infections and also the ulcer-associated bacterium, Heliobacter pylori.
Hyperbiotics PRO-15 Advanced Strength. Check Price Contains 15 billion CFU, three times more than the standard PRO-15. However, a lab test revealed that it actually contains twice the amount than stated on the label. This means you get much more than you pay for. Advanced Strength also includes kiwi extract to support colon health. Kiwifruit is high in natural enzymes as actinidin that supports digestion. Hyperbiotics Advanced Strength can be used until the condition improves. Then it might be enough to continue with the regular Hyperbiotics PRO-15.
Hyperbiotics PRO Dental. Check Price A very interesting supplement. Three billion CFU including S. salivarus M18, S. salivarus K12. (Study M18. Study K12.) Studies confirm that these bacteria strains are able to promote dental health, prevent tooth decay, protect gum health and protect against harmful microorganisms. Also effective to prevent bad breath. Promote healthy sinuses and throat.
Hyperbiotics PRO-Immune. Check Price Contains 4 billion CFU, 5 bacteria strains and EpiCor, a whole food yeast fermentate that seems to effectively boost the immune system. This is a potentially very potent and effective combination to fight off virus and bacteria. The Hyperbiotics PRO-Immune is a great alternative during the cold and flu season.
Hyperbiotics PRO Kids. Check Price Contains 3 billion CFU in each pill. And the pills are even smaller than Hyperbiotics PRO-15, almost 50% smaller. Therefore, pills are easy to swallow, and if chewed still taste good. PRO Kids is recommended for children from age 4 and up. Hyperbiotics PRO Kids uses four probiotic bacteria strains. They are known to be especially beneficial to children. The four strains include L. plantarum, L. acidophilus, B. infantis, B. lactis.
Hyperbiotics PRO-15 composition
Hyperbiotics PRO-15 contains probiotic bacteria of three main types. Nine Lactobacillus (L) strains, four Bifido (B) strains, and one Streptococcus (S) strain. These bacteria are well-researched, safe and have proven highly beneficial for all sorts of health problems.
Below is a summary of some benefits from consuming specific probiotic bacteria. However, in reality, the different bacteria work in synergy and promote countless processes and activities in the body, much more than shown here.
|L. acidophilus||The most commonly used probiotic bacteria. Create lactic acid and hydrogen peroxide that keeps unwanted microorganisms out of the gut. Used to combat effects of antibiotics, treat constipation, diarrhea, IBS, Crohn’s and many other inflammatory conditions. Can reduce cholesterol levels. Studies have shown that those taking L. acidophilus experienced significant relief from their gastrointestinal discomfort.|
|L. casei||Converts lactose into lactic acid, which is beneficial for lactose intolerant ones. L. casei also promotes growth of other beneficial bacteria in the gut.|
|L. fermentum||Antimicrobial, antioxidative, prevent growth of harmful bacteria, yeast and other harmful microorganisms. Stimulate the immune system.|
|L. gasseri||Has the ability to break down oxalate, a substance that can cause many problems in the body including kidney stones. L. gasseri is found in different parts of the body where it produces hydrogen peroxide, a strong antioxidant that helps keep cells healthy.|
|L. paracasei||Used to treat diarrhea in infants, pollen allergies and patients with chronic fatigue syndrome.|
|L. plantarum||Also found in fermented foods as kimchi, sauerkraut and fermented vegetables. L. plantarum creates a barrier in your colon to keep bad bacteria from penetrating the lining and entering the blood stream. It produces the very potent antioxidant hydrogen peroxide which is a powerful weapon in the body against bad bacteria and disease.|
|L. reuteri||Found in breast milk and therefore transferred to the baby. Effectively treat rotavirus-induced diarrhea, prevent gut infections, colic and in fighting H. pylori causing peptic ulcers and protects against harmful bacteria as E. coli, candida and possibly even some parasites. L. reuteri also seem to promote oral health.|
|L.rhamnosus||A powerful defense against diarrhea and bacterial food poisoning. Effectively promotes destruction of harmful bacteria. L rhanosus stimulates the body to manufacture natural antibiotic substances that effectively fights disease and increases the resistance to viral infections.|
|L. salivarus||Promotes oral and intestinal health by surpressing harmful bacteria. L. salivarus is very powerful and can deal with a wider spectrum of harmful organisms in the gastrointestinal tract. It also alleviates symptoms of flatulence from IBS.|
|B. breve||Symptoms as diarrhea, allergies, gas, and IBS are often linked to a shortage of the B breve bacteria. B breve ferments sugars and thereby produces lactic acid and acetic acid, both is which has a number of health benefits. B breve is able to break down many foods and plant fibers that are considered non-digestible.|
|B. bifidum||Aids in the synthesis of B-complex vitamins and the important vitamin K2. It is effective in the treatment of diarrhea, including infectious diarrhea and diarrhea associated with the use of antibiotics.|
|B. infantis||Produces vitamins as thiamine, nicotinic acid, B12, biotin, and folic acid. Involed in reducing symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders, diarrhea, flatulence, bloating, cramping and constipation. Helps combat Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), improves digestion and the body’s ability to digest and assimilate nutrients.
|B. lactis||Assists in decreasing the amount of Helicobacter pylori in the stomach. H. pylori can cause infections appearing as gastritis, abdominal pain, nausea, bloating and other symptoms. B. lactis is also in the front line in your immune system.|
|B. longum||Breaks down carbohydrates, fights free radicals and reduces the effects of seasonal allergens. Interestingly, B. longum has the amazing ability to regulate mood and relieve anxiety by transmitting signals to your brain.|
|S.thermophiles||Found in yogurt and other fermented milk products. S. thermophiles help lactose intolerant ones to digest diary products. This culture helps maintain normal intestinal flora. Research indicates that S. thermophiles lowers the risk of lung cancer.|