OLLY is a supplements company based in the USA. Contact details are not so easy to find, but the company has a presence on Facebook and Instagram and products are on sale from a choice of outlets in the USA.
OLLY Probiotic + Prebiotic Gummy is a probiotic supplement in the form of a sweet or a gummy. It comes in a choice of three flavours; Balanced Belly, Bramble Berry, and Tropical Fruit, and each bottle contains 30 gummies which are equivalent to one month’s serving.
The product information claims that taking probiotics this way is fun, but we have concerns about the wisdom of creating supplements like sweets and you will have to ensure you keep them out of the hands of children.
Some customers have mentioned side effects including gas, bloating, abdominal cramps, nausea, gastric irritation, diarrhoea, and worsened symptoms of IBS.
OLLY Probiotic + Prebiotic Gummy is not overly expensive, and the prices vary depending on the flavour, size of the canister, and the seller. We looked on Amazon and found many sellers stocking these supplements.
Balanced Belly peach flavour (30 days supply) costs between $12.99 and $26.99, depending on the seller.
Bramble Berry is packaged in a newer bottle and is actually called Purely Probiotic. This comes in canisters of 40 capsules and costs $31.99.
Tropical Mango, another purely Probiotic supplement comes in canisters of 25 capsules and costs $26.59.
Balanced Belly is the best-priced option.
We do not rate OLLY Probiotic + Prebiotic Gummy. This is a supplement designed as a gummy which just seems unnecessary, because why would you want to disguise a supplement as a candy? In addition, you can obtain probiotics and prebiotics from a regular balanced diet, and should you need to take a probiotic supplement such as following a course of antibiotics or a gastric issue, we feel that there are far better choices on the market.
In our opinion, OLLY Probiotic + Prebiotic Gummy is an overpriced novelty product and is simply a way to cash in on the current probiotic craze. The ingredients profile looks OK but in our opinion, there are far better probiotic supplements on the market.
Overall, we do not recommend OLLY Probiotic + Prebiotic to our readers.
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Probiotic supplements are very popular right now. Probiotics may have numerous health benefits, but mostly they are taken to improve gastrointestinal health by helping to maintain the gut flora which is composed of millions of healthy bacteria. Prebiotics are the “food” that the probiotics need in order to flourish, and these are mostly composed of fibre.
Although the human body has millions of probiotic bacteria in the human body, these are dependent upon diet and lifestyle. Probiotics are naturally present in dairy products such as yoghurts and cheese amongst other things, whereas prebiotics are present in fibrous fruits and veg such as whole grains, soybeans, and bananas.
Probiotics and prebiotics are not the same, but they do need each other in order to function.
Check out our prebiotics and probiotics information page to find out more.
OLLY Probiotic + Prebiotic Gummies are fruit flavoured sweets that deliver 500 million CFU (colony forming units) of a well known probiotic strain called Bacillus Coagulans per serving. It also contains 1.5 g of a blend of fibre and fruit sugars per serving. Check out the ingredients tab to find out more.
OLLY Probiotic + Prebiotic Gummy is available in three flavours; Balanced Belly, Bramble Berry, and Tropical Fruit. However, the basic ingredients profile is the same for all of the sweets apart from added flavourings. Balanced Belly does not sound very appetizing, but some customers report it has a peach flavour.
OLLY is a supplement company that is big on advertising and social media, and with the tagline “Happiness Inside Out”, the message is all about taking healthy supplements and shakes to improve health and inner wellbeing.
Other products include OLLY Slim Protein Powder, a meal replacement protein powder that we covered in a previous review. There are also other probiotic supplements in the range including, protein snack bars, and probiotic sticks – probiotic supplements in the form of quick melt sticks.
OLLY products are on sale direct from the official OLLY website. They are also on sale from retailers including Walgreens, Safeway, Stop & Shop, and Amazon.
Although most OLLY supplements are on sale from the official Oily website, OLLY Probiotic + Prebiotic Gummy only seems to be on sale via third-party sites such as Amazon.
According to the product information,
“This gummy supplement supports intestinal health with a blend of probiotics, to support a healthy digestive tract, & prebiotic fiber that nourishes your gut’s good bacteria, to keep things balanced.”
The Gummies are advertised as a fun way to take a supplement,
“NATURALLY TASTY GUMMIES: Why leave fun, chewable vitamins to kids? When something feels good, you’re more likely to do it & nothing feels better than feeling healthy. OLLY gummy vitamins & gummy supplements make it easy & fun to get your daily dose.”
The fun aspect is mentioned a lot!
“Taking nutritional supplements shouldn’t be a chore which is why ours are as effective as they are fun.”
“OLLY IS DIFFERENT: Try our vitamins & wellness boosts & discover for yourself how we’re different. OLLY gummy vitamins & supplements, protein bars & powders are fun, easy & rewarding to fit into your daily nutritional and healthy lifestyle goals.”
It might work for some users. Many people swear by the benefits of Bacillus Coagulans, using BC supplements for a range of issues including diarrhoea, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and to repopulate gut flora after taking antibiotics. However, eating these Gummies as part of a daily routine does not seem necessary.
According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest,
“One of the biggest misconceptions about probiotics is that you should be taking them daily like multivitamins.”
“If you don’t have any reason to think there’s something wrong with your digestive system, a probiotic probably isn’t going to do much for you.”
This supplement seems to be designed for daily use, and is unlikely to do much in the way of lasting benefits to health. However, it may help if you have a specific gastric issue. Source
Each Gummy is equal to one serving.
Prebiotic Blend (1.5g):
Some customers have mentioned side effects including:
Taking probiotics does come with a risk of introducing infection into a weakened immune system. So will not be suitable if you have an underlying medical condition or your immune system is weak or compromised.
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Do not take if your immune system is compromised. Keep out of the reach of children who make mistake this supplement for candies or sweets. Ask your doctor for advice if you have an underlying medical condition or are taking prescription medication.
There are over 200 customer reviewers for OLLY Probiotic and Prebiotic Gummy on Amazon. Many of the ultra-positive reviews look suspect, but there do seem to be genuinely positive reviewers.
This customer was satisfied with the Balanced Belly flavour,
Name says it all– Balanced Belly indeed. I felt great after taking these nightly. Felt like they brought balance back into my life
Some people have been giving these Gummies to their children. We do not advise that you give supplements to children.
We got these for my daughter age 7 who has had problems with constipation. We’ve changed much of her eating to address the belly problems and this is a part of our morning routine. I can’t speak to how much this works or not, but my daughter does enjoy eating them with her dried apricots every morning. Placebo or not, we like these.
This customer does not seem to understand what she is taking!
Tastes super good no vitamin taste to them but haven’t seen any stomach improvement yet
Many customers have complained that the Gummies have melted together during delivery,
This was a solid, melted glob upon arrival. Take that into consideration when ordering – based on the time of year or your destination. I’ll buy in-store to try it and see if I like it.
Some customers said they did not work,
Didn’t help with my digestive problems at all but it did taste really good, basically just really expensive gummies
Some customers have felt that the Gummies make things work,
This product is said to help digestion, but if you have IBS, it contains ingredients that can irritate your condition.
On the official OLLY website, it states that they offer a 30-day money-back guarantee.
You can buy OLLY Probiotic + Prebiotic in some stores across the USA including Target and Walgreens, and it is also available from many online retailers including Amazon. OLLY Probiotic + Prebiotic does not seem to be available direct from the OLLY website.
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