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Costco Probiotic


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Costco has several probiotics, some are good some are not so good. I review several probiotics sold at Costco.

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Costco Probiotic

  1. 1. COSTCO PROBIOTIC By Probiotics Expert: Dr. Raga
  2. 2. WHAT IS COSTCO PROBIOTIC?  Probiotics are live microorganisms which are known to have beneficial impact to the body. It comes from the Latin suffix “pro” (meaning for) and Greek word “bios” (life).  Costco is a members-only warehouse that offers varieties of selection for merchandise. Costco probiotics does not refer to a single one, but one of the many different probiotics they sell.  Costco probiotics are probiotic supplements which are able to perform vital functions such as strengthening and enhancing immune function. It can also be used for constipation and fatigue.  Costco probiotics are non-FDA reviewed or approved, natural alternatives.
  3. 3. COSTCO PROBIOTICS: 1. iFlora  Like most of the probiotics,these aid in repopulating the good bacteria in the digestive tract.  Multi-strain probiotic which contains 16 different strains and a total of 32 billion active probiotic cells.  These probiotics feature specific non-gas forming prebiotic fiber which is known as fructooligosaccharide.  Some of the health benefits of iFlora are supporting digestive health by maintaining healthy intestinal lining, normal digestion, and absorption. It promotes regular bowel movements. Thus, it helps in preventing constipation and diarrhea. Lastly, it strengthens the immune system, integrity of the skin, and urinary tract function
  4. 4. COSTCO PROBIOTICS: 2. Chewable probiotics  A probiotic supplement which contains 3 strains of friendly bacteria. These are Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus acidophilus, and Lactobacillus salivarius. Total amount of probiotics in this product is 5 billion CFU per tablet.  Other ingredients included are Milk, Xylitol, natural raspberry flavor, cranberry fruit powder, stearic acid, silicon dioxide, and magnesium stearate.  Some of the beneficial health uses of chewable probiotics are promoting digestion and immune function.
  5. 5. COSTCO PROBIOTICS: 3. Friendly Force Probiotics  A probiotic supplement which is grown on a rice base. Then, it is frozen-dried into dormant state. This is what makes it shelf stable (not needing refrigeration).  Contains 150+ billion active cultures and 6 strains of probiotic bacteria. Strains included are as L. bulgaricus, L.plantarum, L.paracasei, L.rhamnosus, L.salivarius, and S.thermophilus.  It promotes digestion and absorption. Also, it is ideal for support of body cleansing. Additionally, it strengthens the immune system function.  Do not contain gluten and dairy.
  6. 6. COSTCO PROBIOTICS: 4. Kyo-Dophilus  A probiotic supplement which is formulated with six strains of Bifidobacterium and three strains of Lactobacilli.  Includes the probiotic strains L. acidophilus, L. rhamnosus, L. gasseri. B. bifidum, B. longum, B. longum, B. infanits, B. breve and B. Lactis.  Has 3 billion cells per capsule.  Aids in obtaining balance of the intestinal microflora.  Also, it improves digestive function.
  7. 7. COSTCO PROBIOTICS: 5. Colon Green Probiotics  A probiotic product which features Lactospore probiotics and Lactobacillus acidophilus.  Formulated with a colon care formula that involves the use of Psyllium, a gentle and bulk-forming kind of seed husk which is a source of fiber.  Coated with Lactobacillus sporogenes which protects the probiotics and enables it to reach intestines safely.  Its benefits include promoting normal digestion, absorption, and elimination. Aside from that, this helps in removing toxins from the body.
  8. 8. COSTCO PROBIOTICS: 6. truNature Digestive Probiotic  A probiotic capsule product which contains 10 billion live active bacteria cultures. Also, this probiotic is incorporated with prebiotic fiber.  Contains Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Bifidobacterium Lactis  Features a low moisture vegetarian capsule which aids in extending its shelf life  Some of its health benefits are replenishing the digestive system’s friendly bacteria, maintaining digestive health, preventing antibiotic-therapy side effects, improving the immune system, and promoting general well-being.
  9. 9. COSTCO PROBIOTICS: 7. Culturelle Probiotics  One of the probiotic supplements that are promoted and approved by pediatricians.  Known to be the first dairy-free Lactobacillus GG probiotics which is available in the market today.  Contains 1 billion cells of Lactobacillus GG  Aids in digestive health and immune system function  Proven to be safe and effective in kids, even in infants
  10. 10. MY FAVORITE PROBIOTIC 8. Probacto Probiotic  Probacto is my favorite probiotic, but it is not currently sold in Costco locations.  Probacto is the best probiotic that I have ever run into. They use multiple strains and they are spore forming so they can last while not refrigerated. They do not use cheap bacteria, but expensive ones such as B. Subtilis.  Probacto also contains prebiotics to help stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria in your gut.  Probacto contains digestive enzymes to assist in your digestion.  Probacto is enteric coated and made to be slow release so it will release in your gut gradually.
  11. 11. CONCLUSION  The medical field has been contributing more and more advances in the treatment and promotion of health. One of these contributions is the amount of probiotic products that are produced nowadays. With the latest technology, different probiotic products are formulated with very beneficial bacteria which may be a great help in the relief of some digestive symptoms and improvement of the immune system. Though there are still mixed results in the studies conducted about the health benefits of probiotics, these are still widely known as a complimentary part of diseases treatment.