When we were looking for a retail price, though, we couldn’t find any of the Total Nutrition retailers who actually sell Biozyme Probiotic these days, which puzzled us somewhat. That was until we’d done a lot of detective work, and discovered that this product had actually changed its name to BioPrime Probiotic.
So we restarted our investigations and looked into BioPrime Probiotic a little more closely, and this is what we found.
What’s the difference between prebiotics and probiotics? In simple terms, prebiotics are food ingredients that feed the bacteria in the gut, while probiotics are bacteria similar to those already in the gut.
So essentially the prebiotics in the BioPrime Probiotic capsule get released first, to nourish the probiotics which get released a little later on.
Then we’ve got to remember that probiotics are classified into genus, species, and – maybe most important – the strain, and it’s essential to get the correct strain to deal with whatever condition you’re trying to deal with.
Permanent results depend on taking probiotics on an ongoing basis. So once you’ve started a course, it’s advisable to start adding small quantities of fermented foods to your diet, to help those probiotics along – for example fermented olives, pickle, or a little sauerkraut – and then keep on eating those fermented foods.
After they’ve survived the intense heat and acidity on their way down to the gut, probiotics can interfere with the immune system, affect the action of antibiotics, and even bring on infections which need treatment with those self-same antibiotics.
It will also take the digestive system a few days to get used to probiotics, meaning more gurgles, gas, and bathroom breaks than usual during that time.
BioPrime Probiotic costs $39.99 for a 30-day supply of 30 veggie capsules on the official BioPrime Nutrition website. Shipping is calculated at checkout.
A lot of how well any probiotics works depends on the precise, enumerated strain of each culture. (Note to BioPrime Probiotic manufacturers – probiotics are measured in CFU. That’s an acronym standing for Colony Forming Unit, which we don’t see anywhere on the sales material for this product).
We’re concerned at the number of different types of culture within each capsule: a single capsule contains six billion live cultures – well, at least it did when it was manufactured. How many of them are going to have survived up to the point when the capsule gets swallowed could be quite a different number. Same goes for the number of cultures that survive the heat and acidity on their trip down to the gut.
And each capsule contains 14 strains of probiotics, so when a probiotic dose of 5-25 billion CFU is referred to as “modest” elsewhere it doesn’t look like you’re getting much bang for your buck here, where your dosage of each strain of probiotic is likely to be only in the millions.
We’ll look at each of those 14 strains in a little detail shortly, but from what we can see, none of them have weight loss listed as a benefit, and even if any had been good for shedding those surplus pounds, would there be enough of them to work? We think not.
So for these reasons – and a classic probiotic supplement marketing error which we’ll talk more about shortly, we do not recommend BioPrime Nutrition Biozyme Probiotic to our readers.
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We spoke just now about a classic probiotic supplement marketing error, and it’s this: it’s all to do with one of the ingredients which goes by the trade name Lactospore. The makers of BioPrime Probiotic tell us Lactospore is a species of bacteria classified as Lactobacillus sporogenese, thought to lower cholesterol levels, ease constipation and infant diarrhea, and help with vaginitis.
Many probiotic marketers, however, identify it wrongly it as another species – Bacillus coagulans, found to be effective as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. And that’s what seems to have happened here.
As for the change in both name and distributor, we haven’t been able to find anything explaining that, so all we can say is that all business moves in mysterious ways, and the supplement trade is no exception.
We had to find instructions on another site selling BioPrime Probiotic directly to the public, purely because there weren’t any on the main product website. Essentially you should be taking one capsule each morning with breakfast, with a drink.
The supplement trade quite likes probiotics because of the length of time it takes to start seeing their benefit – like a month or more – so you just have to keep on taking them, even if it’s only out of curiosity. Then there’s the fact that once you stop taking your course of probiotics, in most cases you also stop seeing the benefit. So you have to start all over again. Easy money.
From the website,:
BioPrime Probiotic contains 14 Strains of probiotics are used, and 6 Billion Live Cultures per Capsule, covering all aspects of probiotic needs. This ensures consumers get the full spectrum of health benefits.
What we’re not told – anywhere – is what the makers of BioPrime Probiotic consider “all aspects of probiotic needs” and “the full spectrum of health benefits”.
We suppose that depends on what your probiotic needs are, and whether weight loss is included in that full spectrum of health benefits.
Whatever your needs, and whatever that full spectrum – and whether or not weight loss is included – it’s going to take some weeks for the benefits of a course of BioPrime Probiotic to become apparent.
So all we can say is that it might work, but don’t assume it does for weight loss.
BioPrime Probiotic is a two-part supplement. Serving size is equal to 1 veggie capsule.
These are the main benefits of each strain of probiotic in BioPrime Probiotic. We looked through all the others we didn’t have room to include here, but unfortunately we never found those two magic words “weight loss”.
On the basis that things are going to change inside your body as soon as you start any decent course of probiotics, you’ll find you’ll have a few digestion problems for the first few days while your body gets used to things.
We suggest keeping hydrated to help counteract those particular side effects.
Other side effects that indicate BioPrime Probiotic is starting to work for you would include acid reflux, changes in blood pressure, and headache.
And still other side effects could include the possibility of allergic reactions, and they might not be purely physical like skin problems and swellings, but could even take the form of emotional or mental issues.
People with compromised immunity and any kind of digestion-related conditions should definitely discuss with their physician before taking any kind of probiotic.
We couldn’t find any kind of official caution notice on the official site again, but we did find the following on another website,
Following general Biozyme Probiotic Product Warnings should be observed for safe use of the product.
Fatal intestinal complications can occur with the usage of probiotics containing live microbes.
It is not suitable for patients having an allergy to any of the contents of Biozyme Probiotic
Do not use if you have immune deficiency syndrome
Stop the use if you experience prolonged side effects following use of Biozyme Probiotic.
It should be avoided in critically ill conditions.
And if you’re already on a course of antibiotics, taking those and BioPrime Probiotic together is going to seriously reduce the efficiency of both, so it’s advisable to wait a few hours between taking the two.
We wish we’d found some, but wherever it was possible that we would find a review, we frequently found ourselves being invited to be the first to leave one. There are three very positive reviews left on the official BioPrime Nutrition website, however all of these were posted within a short time-frame so they are not reliable.
That would be up to the individual retailers, so it’s best to check with your local store – however the official BioPrime Nutrition website does not offer a money-back guarantee.
BioPrime Probiotic can be purchased directly from the BioPrime Nutrition website, or you can check the retailer’s website to search for one of their many store locations across the USA.
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