5 Stars By Heather R. Weather on 2016-07-15
Ganeden BC30 strain is the way to go! This is one of the few probiotics with it.
the TL/DR very is below the “—“ if you want to skip to it! (first half is background and info on gut bacteria and probiotics)
Anyone who deals with digestive issues can commiserate with how terrible they are, and how heavily it affects one's quality of life when having a negative reaction. For me...life nearly stopped for a good 4 hours after eating something my body deemed bad. I couldn't focus on anything but the terrible swelling and pain in my abdomen - like curl-up-in-a-ball cramping of (I assume) trapped gas. I have dealt with this issue off and on for years with complete confusion as to what sparked it or what to avoid. It appeared to be more a situational thing rather than particular foods, as I would eat the same things and not have a problem...then it would be like EVERYTHING caused it. I would seriously be afraid to eat...hear the grumble of my stomach of hunger and sit and think which pain was better to deal with: hunger or insane swelling and pain for about 4 hours :/
If you are reading reviews on amazon for probiotics I can take a guess that you, or someone you care about is having issues and you know enough to know how successful probiotics can be to alleviate it. What I had begun to realize through information (I actually stumbled on a click bait infomercial on some "special" and very expensive probiotic) that explained to me about gut bacteria and the good and bad gut bacteria we have in our bodies. I sat through an hour infomercial I couldnt fast-forward to finally gain that knowledge...so I like to pass on the gist of it to others and hopefully help them out. When you have a food reaction, your bad bacteria has gotten out of control and takes over, wrecking havoc from within. There are things that feed the bad bacteria and make it stronger - with some notable things being consumption of sugar --artificial sugar in particular (diet soda is the devil, please don’t drink it)—and some terrible ingredient used in cheap bread that has been outlawed in a lot of countries. Azodicarbonamide (ADA) (thanks google), which is a chemical substance approved for use as a whitening agent in cereal flour and as a dough conditioner in bread baking. When you search "bad thing in bread" you can find this info as well as subway popping up as they used to use it and stopped.
"A report from the Environmental Working Group found nearly 500 foods contain Azo, but it no longer appears in Subway breads as of this week. Subway announced, “To our knowledge Subway is the first major restaurant chain in North America to completely remove Azodicarbonamide from its core bread formulations.” Apr 30, 2014" - good job subway!
Anyway, as we continue to put crap in our bodies, things like bad gut bacteria get to have a hay day, and we sit and wonder why people have so many more food allergies and reactions these days. With regular use of probiotics and prebiotic (look those up if you are not familiar... they are even better), you can help your body maintain the good gut bacteria and keep the bad in check. So now, with all that overview, I will get into why this product is the best out there:
I had immediately found relief with integrating probiotics into my diet...but there became subtle differences in how I felt so I knew the different strains played a part. One tidbit from the infomercial I watched stated to locate a probiotic with at least 10 different strains, and at least 40 billion microorganisms. So initially, that was my guideline. The different strains all help with different things.Then there is the whole survivability thing and claims that with some probiotics the bacteria don't survive and get where they need to be. In that case, money down the drain (or down the gut, rather!). Some probiotics are time-released for that reason. Side note that prebiotics (which are mainly plant-based) help feed EXISTING good bacteria, rather than trying to supplement integration of foreign ones. Then there is the BC30 strain (Bacillus Coagulans GBI-30). A friend emailed me an article where I learned about it. You can check out for yourself (hope amazon doesnt remove the link, if so ill put in the comments:
from the article: "There is one particular probiotic that’s been well studied, is heat-stable, and is popping up often in new products — a Bacillus coagulans strain called Ganeden BC30. Ingest a food or drink containing BC30, and chances are the probiotic will be alive and intact. However, many other probiotic strains being added to products do not demonstrate this stability, says Jeremy Burton, deputy director of the Canadian Centre for Human Microbiome and Probiotics."
Oh, and what is in this product, eh? ;) That is what lead me here... if you do an amazon search for BC30, it is what comes up. Something like this is a lot like supplements and the whole blood brain barrier discussion. You can put things in your body, but your body can filter it right how so it's like it never happened. So probiotics are like that. How do I feel since taking Digestive Advantage Daily Probiotic with BC30? Well if you have read this far, I applaud you...as I have saved the bathroom talk to be way deep into my review as I am slightly shy :"). That is the #1 thing I have noticed...my body seems to have become VERY regular, healthier BMs and instantly it was more, as though it could finally rid itself of waste. Bathroom talk with millions of strangers isn't my favorite thing but, ya know, we all do it and it is a big part of whether we are healthy and happy or not. That is the aspect and improvement that I have seen with only certain probiotics, which leads me to believe the claim that some aren't surviving after ingestion. I feel great, and food is no longer causing a reaction for me.
The price is INSANELY fair for the fact that it is actually a proven effective strain. Some of the probiotics sold on here (and a lot given at a discount in exchange for reviews) ranges from $20-$30. Don't bother with that...more money DOES NOT always mean better. This is the product you need to try. Added bonus it doesnt need to be refrigerated and comes in individual push outs.
5 Stars By Gar Reyem on 2016-10-10
This probiotic works within 5 days, and does amazing things for digestive functions and weight control. Unlike most other brands, it very obviously survives the stomach and gets into the colon to work its magic.
It really has helped me stay near normal with chemo and high doses of antibiotics.
1 Stars By Jennifer Almond on 2017-07-15
Not the same
I have been buying this product for 2 years and this last purchase is not the same. The old formula with the green pills work much better. Don't know what they changed but it was not a good move. Will have to find another brand.
5 Stars By Karyn S. on 2017-10-15
Saved my life!!
I can't say enough good about this product. When I originally started using it it was called intensive bowel support but this works just the same for my IBS. I came across digestive advantage in 2009 when I didn't even know the horrible syndrome I was experiencing had the name IBS nor did I know there were medications to help it. All I knew was it had taken over my life and prevented me from living a normal one. I came across dig adv on AlumiGogo and read some review so I gave it a try. Let's just say it saved my life. And I continue to say that to this day. And I am not exaggerating. I don't go one day with out it or horrendous pain returns as do my out of control bowel issues.
5 Stars By Chrissy on 2017-12-10
Helps my digestion
This has made a big difference in my digestion. Since having my gallbladder removed about 2 years ago I have felt sick to my stomach after most meals. After using this for a couple weeks my stomach pains are mostly gone! I’ve tried other products with no results but this has made a big difference. I also think it helps keep me regular which has been a problem most of my life.
5 Stars By Marjie G on 2017-04-28
Love it that this form has no sugar and calories. Better still that is survives stomach acid.
5 Stars By AmyC on 2017-02-09
Okay, I honestly didn't know what this product was for but I was desperate with my huge bloated tummy and irregular, difficult, bloody bowel movements (TMI I know!) but since I started taking this a week ago I have lost 3 pounds and M regular and I just feel better. I don't have any difficulty going to the bathroom and I feel less bloated. This stuff works miracles
5 Stars By SThom on 2017-09-07
50 days worth of capsules for the price was a great deal compared to other stores and sites
This probiotic was rated #2 on labdoor.com and I had tried Culturelle but found it too expensive so decided to give this a shot. 50 days worth of capsules for the price was a great deal compared to other stores and sites. Shipping was fast and no need to be refrigerated. So far so good
5 Stars By Kathy T. on 2016-11-26
This is a great product that has gave me relief and some normalcy ...
I have suffered from IBS for many years. This is a great product that has gave me relief and some normalcy to my life.
5 Stars By Jaeme I Gadley on 2018-03-03
Great for my IBS
I suffered with Irritable Bowel Syndrome for well over 20 years. Finally saw a doctor about it. He gave me a prescription that helped me survive the excruciating pain without passing out... which is where I had gotten before seeing him. Two years later, a friend recommended probiotics. I happened to get a coupon for Daily Advantage so that's the brand I purchased. Now, three years later, I have NO issues with IBS as long as I take one Daily Advantage daily!!