BioSchwartz is a well-known supplement brand and this is their famous Advanced Strength Probiotic, which is well known as one of the great leaky gut probiotics with 40 billion CFUs (healthy bacteria) coming from 4 different probiotic strains. After testing the probiotic for one month, here’s my full review…
BioSchwartz Probiotic Full Review & Opinion
BioSchwartz Probiotic Ingredients
As mentioned the BioSchwartz probiotic contains 40 billion live organisms coming from 4 different probiotic strains, these include:
- Bifidobacterium lactis,
- Lactobacillus acidophilus,
- Lactobacillus plantarum,
- Lactobacillus paracasei
Out of the 4 probiotic strains, I really liked 3 in particular, first is the most common one Lactobacillus acidophilus, it’s well known for its beneficial effects on treating diarrhea, providing relief from constipation and also boosting your immune system. It’s also one of the better strains and probiotics to get rid of acne.
The second strain I’m a fan of is Lactobacillus plantarum and the reason is that this strain has been well researched and proven to provide relief from Crohn’s disease, IBS and Gastritis (in fact it’s a very good probiotic for gastritis), which is excellent to hear.
Last but not least, my third favorite strain is Bifidobacterium lactis, which is perfect for reducing harmful inflammation and strengthening the immune system, while also providing relief from seasonal allergies and in addition also often included in the best probiotics for travelers diarrhea.
Overall, even though the number of probiotic strains is quite low, there are a few good ones in the BioSchwartz Probiotic, which make it a great probiotic for antibiotics.
Recommended dosage for BioSchwartz Probiotic
The recommended daily dosage is 2 capsules per day, which equals one serving size. It’s best to take one capsule in the morning and one capsule in the afternoon with a bit of food and water.
Overall, I’m not the biggest fan of this regime, as I find it much more convenient to just take a single capsule once per day, than having to worry about taking the capsules multiple times per day.
I was also not the biggest fan of the shape of the capsules, as they were super hard to swallow.
BioSchwartz Probiotic Benefits
This is where it starts getting interesting, unfortunately I didn’t experience any kind of benefits from taking this product, in fact I was more bloated then ever and even had diarrhea for a few days.
I was expecting the same benefits that I get from my usual daily probiotic (will share it below), but no, with BioSchwartz I experienced no improvement in digestion, no mental clarity and no increase in energy.
Overall, I was super disappointed. 🙁
BioSchwartz Advanced Strength Probiotic Side Effects
As you read above I didn’t experience any benefits when taking the BioSchwartz Probiotic, but one thing I did experience were side effects.
Now, from my experience, it is normal to experience side effects when switching probiotics for a few days, but the side effects like headaches, occasional diarrhea and bloating persisted even after an entire week.
This is when I started getting worried and visited their site where BioSchwartz says that it’s normal to experience side effects for up to 4 weeks – WHAT A BUMMER!
So I pushed through it, but even on the last week – week 4 I still felt unwell and thus switched back to my regular probiotic and within 3 days I felt much better.
BioSchwartz Probiotic Allergies
Luckily, the BioSchwartz Advanced Strength Probiotic doesn’t contain any allergens, as it’s 100% FREE of lactose, soy, wheat, nuts, sugar and artificial flavoring.
BioSchwartz Probiotic Customer Reviews
Becca says: “I’m not feeling anything special but I assume it’s working because I know that after taking a course of antibiotics it’s in my best interest to take a course of probiotics.”Becca posted (4 / 5) review
BioSchwartz Probiotic Review
My final verdict for BioSchwartz probiotics is to simply stay away! I cannot recommend this product at all, as it made me feel absolutely terrible due to the side effects.
I thought the whole point of buying a probiotic was to feel better, not worse.
As mentioned I followed all the instructions and used this probiotic for 4 weeks straight and my side effects only disappeared after switching to my preferred probiotic.
Overall I CANNOT recommend this product, as there are many better options out there, that will actually improve your health and heal your gut in a proper way.
Click here to read my thoughts on using this probiotic for diabetes: medbio.info/best-probiotics-for-diabetes/
This probiotic is also mentioned in my guide for the best probiotics for H. Pylori: medbio.info/best-probiotics-for-h-pylori/
Briana is 33 years old, comes from LA and has 2 kids. Her interest in health supplements (probiotics in particular) started about 6 years ago when she started having a few health problems and noticed she started to gain weight. Today, Briana is healthy and in great shape and dedicates herself to help others improve their health through probiotics.