What is Garden of Life Raw Probiotics?
As the name suggests, this product is a natural probiotic for women that are designed to support digestive related conditions such as IBS by providing symptomatic relief from constipation and bloating. The manufacturer claims that this product helps to support colon, immune system and gut health by increasing absorption, digestion and the healthy bacteria in the gut.
In this review of Garden of Life Raw Probiotics, our goal is to provide you with all the facts before you decide to purchase this product.
- Vitamin C – 24 mg
- Vitamin D – 667 IU
- Vitamin E – 12 IU
- Thiamin – 1 mg
- Riboflavin – 1.13 mg
- Vitamin B6 – 1.33 mg
- Folate – 133 mcg
- Vitamin B12 – 10 mcg
- Pantothenic Acid – 1.92 mg
- Calcium – 42 mg
- Iodine – 50 mcg
- Magnesium – 14 mg
- Selenium – 23 mcg
- Copper – 0.18 mg
- Manganese – 0.67 mg
- Chromium – 40 mcg
- Molybdenum – 19.5 mcg
Raw Whole Food Probiotic Blend – 774 mg
Eastern European Raw Fruit & Veggie Blend – 207 mg
- Red Bell Pepper
- Green Pea
Dairy-Digesting Enzyme Blend – 56 mg
The list of ingredients is overwhelming at first glance but key ingredients to focus on are the probiotic and digestive enzymes which aid with absorption and digestion, they also help to restore the body’s natural flora by replacing harmful bacteria with beneficial bacteria. It’s a pity to see that this formula does not contain any ginger, peppermint or aloe vera which helps to soothe discomfort and inflammation of the gut.
Garden of Life recommends taking 3 capsules in divided servings daily. You can gradually increase the serving to 9 capsules if needed. The contents can be poured into water or juice if you have difficulty swallowing capsules.
What is the Cost?
Each bottle contains 90 capsules and retails from $41.96 to $35.99 depending on which online store you purchase from. At the time of the review, the stock was very limited and the manufacturer’s website listed their product as out of stock. There appeared to be no bulk purchase discounts for this product either.
The manufacturer offers a 30-day money back guarantee provided that you have purchased it directly from them. If you have purchased the product from a third party distributor, you will need to contact them for a refund. In comparison to other leading brands, this policy is much weaker and does not provide a sufficient amount of days in which to test the product and see results.
Our Final Review of Garden of Life Raw Probiotics
We appreciate that the manufacturer has stayed true to its word by providing an all natural product that does not contain any allergens or preservatives, however, we noticed that there are no ingredients that could potentially soothe the gut from inflammation. This product is also very expensive considering that you may need to take 9 capsules a day and since there are no bulk purchase discounts, this could land up costing you more than you budgeted for in the long run. We were also disappointed to find a variety of negative reviews from consumers, many of whom complained about the ice pack that had melted during the journey and some who have found the product didn’t work. The final disadvantage is that you have a very limited time in which to return the product.