Culturelle - Probiotic Supplement Review
January 1, 2013 | By Sarah Ryder
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GENERAL INFORMATION
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Manufaturer Information:
i-Health, Inc.
Customer Service: 1-800-722-3476

Return Policy:
Differs per retailer

BBB Accreditation:
N/A
Overall Consumer Score*:

Available at:
www.culturelle.com
Product Name:
Culturelle

CFU Strength:
10 Billion Colony Forming Units

Multi-Strain Formula:
No

Dosage:
One capsule daily.

Allergens/Warnings:
Not suitable for people with lactose intolerances. Gelatin capsule is not vegetarian-friendly. Culturelle must not exceed 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

Price:
$19.99 Amazon.com | $24.99 - Walgreens.com | $18.52 - Walmart.com

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PRODUCT FACT SHEET

Product Summary:

Culturelle's probiotic strain, Lactobacillus GG or Lactobacillus Rhamnosus GG, has been widely researched in Finland and was found to be most resilient during passage of acids through the stomach and intestines.*


Key Ingredients:
  • Lactobacillus GG. Also known as Lactobacillus Rhamnosus.


Other Ingredients:
  • Microcrystalline Cellulose, Gelatin (capsule), milk protein.


Product Features:
  • Culturelle maintains potency best when refrigerated. Culturelle must not exceed 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • One capsule per day.
  • 5 billion CFUs of Lactobacillus GG per capsule.


General Claims:
  • Improves digestive health.*
  • Boosts immune system.*
  • Restores natural balance of good bacteria in the digestive tract.*

Product claims are made solely by the manufacturer. Statements made do not represent beliefs or opinions of BestProbioticProducts.org. Consumer discretion is advised.


SPECIAL DISCOUNTS & OFFERS:
  • $2 OFF coupon available on product website.
  • $3 OFF coupon available when a family member or friend is referred to Culturelle.


CONSUMER REVIEWS/TESTIMONIALS
(Source: http://www.amazon.com)

"I bought Culturelle because it said it helped with bloating and stomach problems. I took this product for three days and suffered with the most intense gas pains you can imagine. The company refused to take the rest of the product back without a receipt- which I did not keep- so needless to say the remainder minus three pills,went into the trash. Think twice before trying this product especially if you have plans to do anything important."

Miss Parker, New Jersey
"After years of digestive discomfort, my gastroenterologist introduced me to Culturelle in my senior year. It has been a lifesaver! Since then I no longer have the occassional bloating, cramping and diahrrea. I have since married and am now expecting my first child. I still take culturelle and plan on incorporating it into my child's life as well. Thanks Culturelle!"

Jessica B.
"Thank you for this fabulous product! I feel better than I ever did. I have "turned on" my husband and many friends. One just told me today that this has been a life saver for him! My husband and I experience far less bloating, gas and discomfort. Don't ever stop making it!"

Angela M
"I have IBS and Crohn's disease and regular diarrhea. I decided to try this probiotic. I took only one capsule, and it made me very sick: within an hour I had stomach pain, and for the next 12 hours I was hugely bloated with nausea and very runny diarrhea. I'm not sure if it's the die off of bad bacteria or this particular strain, but I would approach with caution if you suffer from IBS or IBD. After I am well again, I may try this in a smaller dosage, but the one pill I took really threw me for a loop. I have never had any problems with any other probiotics before."

Karen F., Maryland
"Eight years ago I experienced a small intestinal issue do to a slow intestinal tract! I haven't felt the same since and have been dealing with stomach cramps, bloating, constipation, and other occasional symptoms. I tried Culturelle and its like I was reborn! My mornings are normal and all the negative occurrences above are just about gone! Thank you Culturelle!"

Rickey T
"I will admit I had a rough start with this stuff. Really gassy and stomach pains for 3 weeks, but I stuck through it, and am so glad I did. It's really changed my day to day. I wanted to write a review, since most people just said they loved it right off the bat, it really took me a while, but definitely got my stomach in a routine and on track. I'm very grateful for this product."

Jay Margaret Hopkins "Margaret" (GA)
"For the first time in my life (I am 38), I ate dessert after a meal today without fear of gastrointestinal consequences. I am still going to try some other products because it hasn't completely eliminated the bloating, but I'm definitely on the right track."

Lauren Garnier "LaurenJo" (Metairie, LA USA)
"I decided to try out Culturelle and so far so good. I don't feel any side-effects and have been very regular and have not had any digestive issues since taking it, only about a week now though."

grace liu (san francisco, ca)
"Over the past 10 years I've tried many different probiotics. Rarely have I noticed any effect, that's why I'm continually searching for a decent probiotic. Then I read about Culturelle and the research done on Lactobacillus Gg. Now I'm in my second month on Culturelle. I can feel its effects. I feel better than I've felt in years, especially after a bout with candida. I feel that a healthy Digestive tract is key. So I've made Culturelle with lactobacillus Gg a permanent part of my supplimental diet."

Angelo Marotta
"3 years ago my family and I were planning a vacation to Mexico. I read in a travel magazine that you should take a probiotic 10 days before you go and for the time you are there. This will help to keep the "stomache problems" away. The product of choice for the author was Culturelle. I read more about Culturelle and decided to take it over the winter also. I have 2 kids in school who are always bringing home colds and Culturelle is supposed to help your immune system. Well I went 2 winters without any cold, when I always got at least 2 good ones. Last winter I did have a cold but it was very mild. My kids still brought them home though! I fully believe the Cultruelle has helped me get through the winters healthy."

lzycrtr
"This really helped my brother recovering from the antibiotic regime for diverticulitis. An excellent product that works as advertised."

Thomas E. Hodgson "history consumer"

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