LA Muscle is a fitness and supplements company based in London. Although most of their supplements are aimed at the bodybuilder and gym goer market, they also sell general health and weight loss supplements with a wider appeal. All LA Muscle supplements are made in the UK and conform to high manufacturing standards.
LA Muscle Probiotic is a supplement that contains 13 different probiotic strains, that according to research, may help improve some digestive conditions and one day may be used for treating illnesses. However, probiotic research is in its infancy and there is zero evidence to prove the claims that taking this will help improve weight loss or even general health. LA Muscle Probiotic looks to be very unpopular with customers, and at the time of writing is on sale at a discount price presumably to encourage sales. The original price is £29.99, which seems overpriced compared to other supplements on the market.
The biggest risk in taking any probiotic is if your immune system is weakened because you could introduce infection. There are 2 ingredients in LA Muscle Probiotic which may work as opportunistic pathogens which means this is an increased risk compared to other probiotics on the market.
Other side effects may include gas, bloating, constipation, and thirst.
Some probiotics included here may increase histamine. This is a molecule in the body which is part of the immune system, creating allergy type symptoms such as red eyes, runny nose, itching, and difficulty in breathing.
La Muscle Probiotic is quite expensive but your bottle should last a long time if you only take one or two a day as directed. Buy from the LA Muscle website and it costs £29.99 for a bottle of 120 capsules.
It is currently on sale from Amazon UK for just £9.99. However, we cannot guarantee how long this offer will last.
We are not overly impressed by probiotic supplements, and LA Muscle Probiotic is no exception. Although this looks to be a reasonable product and we like that it is made in the UK to good manufacturing standards, we cannot see much point to it. It seems that most customers feel the same because although LA Muscle is a well known and popular company, this probiotic supplement obviously is not.
If you are a fan of probiotics, you may feel it is worth a try although there are more reasonably priced products on the market. But if you have a digestive issue or have taken antibiotics, the best source of advice would be your doctor.
In our opinion, we cannot see this supplement really doing much for health or weight loss, so we do not recommend LA Muscle Probiotic to the Watchdog readers.
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Probiotics are becoming well known and these days many people are eating trendy fermented foods such as Kimchi and enjoying probiotic yoghurts, that not only taste good but pass on health benefits too. Another option is to take probiotics in supplement form as here with LA Muscle Probiotic.
To fully understand probiotics we have to look at the human body in a different way and get down to a microscopic level that sees the human body as home to millions of microorganisms, classified as archaea, fungi, and bacteria, living all over and inside our bodies.
One of the most important areas are the gut and the digestive system, which can contain between 500 and 1000 different strains of bacteria and if you looked at each individual microorganism, the numbers would run into trillions. Good bacteria are known as probiotics, and bad bacteria as pathogens which cause disease.
LA Muscle Probiotic contains 13 strains of probiotics. Most of these fall into the Bifidobacterium or Lactobacillus group – the types that are naturally in the body and derived in diet from milk-based products or fermented foodstuffs.
There is also one strain called Streptococcus thermophilus which is a bacterium used to start cheese and yoghurt manufacture. This strain is believed to help alleviate diarrhoea, and can be effective for people who are slightly dairy intolerant as it seems to break down milk sugars. Take a look at the ingredients tab to find out more.
The quantities used in all probiotic supplements are mind-boggling. LA Muscle Probiotic contains 10 million CFUS – this abbreviation stands for colony forming units, and what this means is that the probiotics you ingest will inhabit the digestive system, forming colonies and multiplying.
LA Muscle touts this supplement as proven and essential for health, but it is important to remember that this whole area of science is in early days and is extremely complex. As yet, the various health authorities do not approve probiotic supplements but most experts agree that probiotics can help improve digestive health and well being.
LA Muscle Probiotic is expensive compared to many other probiotics on the market. It has not attracted much customer feedback from Amazon UK, one of the company’s principle marketplaces and at the time of writing, the price had been drastically reduced probably in an attempt to drum up some sales.
One of the problems with selling probiotics is that many customers are unsure just what these supplements are supposed to do. And unless you have issues with your digestion, most of us will just not bother. For many, a supplement seems unnecessary, especially as you can buy probiotic foods such as yoghurts and fermented products such as Kimchi and Keffir which are also becoming popular.
LA Muscle is a British company based in London. You can visit the shop and connect with them on Facebook where the company has an impressive half a million followers. Much of the supplement range is aimed at bodybuilders, and we have reviewed some of these including LA Muscle Liver and Colon Detox, LA Muscle Thermoxen, and LA Muscle Fat Stripper.
The product information explains the benefits of probiotics,
Probiotics are extremely important for health and the efficient functioning of your body. Whether you want to lose weight, build muscle or just be healthy, having a healthy gut is crucial. LA Muscle’s premium Probiotic formula ensures your insides are looking as good as your outside. Unlike other cheaper formulas, when you take LA Muscle’s Probiotic you will notice a difference in as little as a day.
The key features are as follows:
- Help with bowel issues which can contribute to weight problems
- Increased energy by producing more vitamin B12
- Help with skin problems
- Stronger immune system
- Better breath as probiotics fight candida (one of the causes of bad breath)
- Weight loss is accelerated
- Help with colds and flu, avoidance and recovery
Another advertised benefit is that you do not have to store LA Muscle Probiotic in the fridge as with some other probiotic supplements.
It is important to remember that research into probiotics is promising but requires more time and evidence to prove the claims one way or another. It seems possible that in the future probiotics will be used in conventional medicine, but we are not anywhere near that stage at the moment.
LA Muscle Probiotic looks as good as many other probiotics on the market and it may work in some of the ways as described, but equally, it may not.
We advise you consult your doctor for advice before using probiotics for a medical condition or as a support to general health. Probiotics are not medically approved and are classified as a food supplement. This means there is no guarantee that they will help treat gastric issues such as diarrhoea and as to causing weight loss; there is really very little evidence that they will. Source
In our opinion, taking probiotics via dietary means such as eating cheese, yoghurt, and fermented products is probably better for health than turning to probiotic supplements such as this one.
Serving size is equal to one capsule.
The most important thing to know about any probiotic supplement is that there is a risk of introducing infection into the body if your immune system is weak or compromised. There are two components of this supplement that are known to be opportunistic pathogens – organisms that are capable of causing disease but only when the host’s resistance is lowered, for example, by other diseases or drugs such as chemotherapy.
Otherwise, side effects are unlikely to be over strong but may include digestive issues such as:
Some probiotics included here may increase histamine. This is a molecule in the body which is part of the immune system, creating allergy type symptoms such as:
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Do not take if you have a weakened immune system. Ask your doctor for advice before using especially if you have an underlying medical condition or are taking prescription medication.
We only like to include independent customer reviews so looked at Amazon UK rather than the LA Muscle Probiotic sales page where we found a handful of customer testimonials. When we refined this search to only include verified purchases, there was only one customer comment and this was not very helpful either.
It seems that back in 2017, one customer bought this and said it was,
So we went back to the LA Muscle Probiotic sales page and actually it was a similar story. There were five reviews posted, all positive but lacking in detail, with the most recent left back in January 2018.
There is a 30-day guarantee. Here’s what the company has to say about it.
All LA Muscle supplements are 100% guaranteed. Should you wish to return a supplement within your 30 day returns period, you can do so with no questions asked and no interrogations! Simply email [email protected] or call free 0800 328 2345.
You can buy LA Muscle Probiotic direct from the official LA Muscle website or shop. LA Muscle is happy to ship internationally so this supplement is available to customers outside the UK.
LA Muscle Probiotic is available from a range of independent supplement retailers in the UK including Amazon and eBay. Unlike many LA Muscle supplements, Probiotic is not on sale via Amazon USA.
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