Below we take an in-depth look at PrebioThrive, to see whether this product provides an excellent source of prebiotics for the best price possible.
PrebioThrive is a prebiotic shake powder that aims to give customers a healthier digestive system, better overall health, and increased energy levels. Like other prebiotic supplements, PrebioThrive works via ingredients that provide fuel for “friendly” bacteria, which in turn helps the body to reduce levels of harmful bacteria, inflammation and other gut problems. The high levels of dietary fiber in the mix should also work to help promote regular bowel movements and reduce intestinal discomfort in general.
The product is manufactured by Gundry MD, a supplement manufacturer and diet advisor run by Dr. Steven Gundry. A heart surgeon by trade, Dr. Gundry has begun writing books and diet plans of late, and his website is chock-full of pricey (but quite well-reviewed) supplements and even skin care products. The information presented on the website is noticeably detailed and clear, with scientific references included at the bottom.
Prebiotic supplements generally come with few serious side effects, with the exception of mild bouts of flatulence, bloating, or diarrhoea for some users. Symptoms often subside after a few days at most, as the consumer gets used to the supplement.
One thing that readers should note is the inclusion of guar gum. All users of guar gum must ensure that they drink plenty of water whilst guar gum is in their system, as the ingredient is designed to absorb water from the gut and may become dry and stuck in the intestines or throat. Although the dosage required for this eventuality is high, ingredient quantities are not provided for PrebioThrive at all (so drink plenty of water just to be safe).
The prices listed for PrebioThrive differ hugely depending on the amount of times customers have purchased from the Gundry MD website. First-time customers are able to access special discounts, meaning that one bottle (a 30-day supply) costs $49.99, three bottles cost $132 and six bottles cost $244 (make sure to click the special link on the product page to access these prices).
For all returning customers, prices are much higher, with one bottle costing $79, three bottles costing a total of $222 and six bottles costing a total of $414. Shipping is free on all orders placed on the official website.
When ordering from Amazon, prices are much higher. Bottles can only be ordered individually, and each costs $97.97 at the time of writing. Shipping is also free.
PrebioThrive is a prebiotic formula that aims to promote healthy digestion, overall health, and increased energy levels. As a powder, it is intended to be mixed in water or a smoothie in the morning for best results, although the product itself is not flavoured with sugar or sweeteners for taste.
This product is manufactured and marketed by Gundry MD, a fairly pricey retailer of diet guides and supplements. The website and company represent the public face of Dr Steven Gundry, a heart surgeon who has more recently specialised in giving out nutritional advice. Amongst his more notable works is his popular book on dieting (“Dr Gundry’s Diet Revolution”), which has attracted praise and success stories in the Amazon product reviews section. The company can easily be reached via the “contact” page on the official website.
The directions for use are as follows:
“Start your day off right with a scoop of PrebioThrive in the morning. PrebioThrive is a dissolving naturally-flavored mix that tastes great in water and a variety of other beverages, including smoothies. To experience the full benefits of PrebioThrive take one scoop daily with beverage or blended drink, preferably with probiotics to create a synbiotic effect. Use it consistently for the best results.”
On the official website, Gundry MD claim that their product can help to support a healthy digestive system, whilst also providing a boost to energy and the body’s overall health. PrebioThrive is said to be appropriate for anyone looking to improve their digestive comfort and health. The following direct benefits are listed on the official website:
Based on the ingredients alone, PrebioThrive will likely work as advertised. Acacia, inulin and galacto-oligosaccharides all act as prebiotics in the gut (i.e. they effectively work to provide fuel for “friendly” bacteria), and the other ingredients are excellent sources of dietary fiber and omega-3. Taken together, these ingredients should work to improve the digestive and overall health of some customers.
Despite this, readers should always remember that prebiotic products (even well-constructed ones like these) will provide little to no benefits for certain customers, especially those that don’t already suffer with problems with the level of “friendly” bacteria in the gut. The benefits seen may also be subtle or hard to measure.
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The ingredients used in PrebioThrive are listed below. Readers should note that the ingredient quantities used in the product are not listed, which can make it hard to estimate how effective the product would be for the average user.
Proprietary Formula 9.6g
For the most part, PrebioThrive shouldn’t come with too many serious side effects. Inulin and galacto-oligosaccharides can cause flatulence, bloating, stomach cramps, and diarrhoea in some circumstances. Guar gum can also cause gas problems, diarrhoea, and loose stools (although these symptoms tend to disappear after a few days). Customers using this product must take care to drink plenty of water, as guar gum can block the throat or intestines if it is not lubricated with water.
Please consult your healthcare practitioner before using any nutritional supplement, especially if you are taking medications on a regular basis, anticipate surgery, or are otherwise under medical supervision. Product not intended for use by children under 18 or women who are pregnant or lactating.
Although there are many customer reviews to be found on the official website, we are concerned that many of these may have been edited to sort through the most positive feedback. Some of the customer reviews on the website also seem to be suspiciously overindulgent in their praise, making them seem more like advertisements than real human comments. Luckily for us, we were able to locate a few independent thoughts on the Amazon page, where reviews were slightly more mixed.
I am very please with this product it keeps me regular and I feel great using it.
I feel that it works…..helps with regularity
The best way for you to save 46.96 is to send me 50 dollars and instead of buying this product just go out every morning in your yard and get yourself a mouthful of dirt. The dirt will do you just as much good as this product does and it is free
All customers of Gundry MD can access a comprehensive 90-day money-back guarantee. The website stipulates that customers can return opened (or even finished) bottles of product if they feel dissatisfied with the effects (although the customer must cover shipping and handling costs). Any customer looking to return a Gundry MD product must first contact the US-based customer service team to arrange the refund.
PrebioThrive appears to only be available to buy from the official website and from Amazon, although prices seem to be far lower from the manufacturer’s website. Official website prices for PrebioThrive are $79 for one bottle (which is a 30-day supply), $222 for three bottles, and $414 for 6 bottles. First-time customers on the Gundry MD website can also get special discounts; in this case, one bottle costs $49.99, three bottles cost $132 and six bottles cost $244. Shipping is free for all orders. Amazon prices per bottle are comparatively huge, with a single bottle of PrebioThrive setting you back $97.97 on Amazon (with free shipping).
In many ways, PrebioThrive and its manufacturer are the model of professionalism. The product appears to have been constructed in a way that makes us confident that it works. Inulin, acacia, and galacto-oligosaccharides should all work effectively to fuel friendly bacteria in the gut, and other ingredients like flaxseed provide excellent sources of fiber and omega-3. Readers should note that ingredient quantities have been deliberately hidden (making it impossible to fully confirm whether the ingredients have been combined in an effective way), although early signs are good that it works.
On the official website, Gundry MD writes about the effects of prebiotics in a way that is clear and well-sourced, and doesn’t seem to over-exaggerate the effects of prebiotics or try to insinuate that everyone could benefit from them. Their 90-day money back guarantee is impressive, and should help customers to minimize risk when purchasing products.
There are still some outstanding drawbacks. There appears to be very few independent customer reviews available to check, making it hard for us to tell you whether the taste is palatable despite the lack of sweeteners or sugars (although there are many customer reviews on the website, we strongly suspect that many of these have been written by the advertisers, with all negative comments filtered out).
Most worryingly, this product is shockingly expensive. Returning customers will find themselves paying $70-$96 per 30-day supply, making this one of the most expensive prebiotic supplements on the market. No matter how effective the product is, this is not a good deal! Effective and well-reviewed prebiotic and probiotic supplements can be found for between $20 and $40 easily, making it an unnecessarily costly supplement!
We do not recommend PrebioThrive to our readers!
For all returning customers, one bottle costs $79, three bottles costing $222, and six bottles costing a total of $414. Shipping is free on all orders placed on the official website.
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