Essential Blend Probiotics
by Jigsaw Health
by Garden of Life
Primal Defense® ULTRA
by Garden of Life
|Number of active bacteria or colony-forming units (CFU) per serving||25 billion 1||Less than 1 billion 2||5 billion|
|Quantity per bottle||90||90||90|
|Suggested use||1 capsule per day||3 caplets per day||3 capsules per day|
|Number of days supplied||90 days||30 days||30 days|
|Price per bottle||$39.97||$26.04 3||$30.34 3|
|Cost per day||$0.44||$0.87||$1.01|
|Source of bacteria||Human||HSOs (Soil)||HSOs (Soil)|
|Delivery||Vegetarian Capsules||Caplets||Vegetarian Capsules|
|Number of bacteria strains 4||
5 proven and known "friendly" bacteria strains
||12 mostly "friendly" bacteria strains||13 mostly "friendly" bacteria strains|
|Contains Saccharomyces boulardii? 5||No||No||Yes|
(FOS, aka prebiotics)? 6
|Contains additives and fillers?||No||Yes||No|
Refrigeration suggested for the
most beneficial probiotics?
|Container||Amber glass||White plastic||Amber glass|
Contained 38 billion active bacteria when tested on 5/31/05 by an independent lab, Silliker (report #11085).
As tested by two independent labs and reported in “Probiotics: Are Enough in Your Diet?”, Consumer Reports, July 2005.
Average of prices at the first six online retailers in an online search of Primal Defense and Primal Defense ULTRA on 7/16/10.
Fewer strains of known, proven good bacteria in high potency are far more effective than more than a handful of strains—and greater numbers of strains introduce the possibility of a bad strain or a bad reaction among the strains.
According to Healthnotes.com, there have been at least nine cases of severe, invasive fungal infections in people who were treated with Saccharomyces boulardii.
FOS or prebiotics are indigestible starches that promote the growth of bacteria and, in some people, bad bacteria which can cause multiple gastrointestinal issues.
Essential Blend Probiotics are a highly effective way to restore intestinal flora and alleviate digestive disorders.
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