If you're looking for a review of the Urgent Cell Repair supplement that is being promoted like crazy online, then you're in the right place.
Is Urgent Cell Repair legit? Is it a scam? Will this supplement work? I'll be answering all of these questions in this review.
Phytage Labs' Urgent Cell Repair supplement is promoted in many different ways, with one of the most recent promotions I've come across claiming it is some "breakthrough immunity solution"...
And I also found a promotional video that differed a bit but said the same basic things...
The main selling point of this supplement is that it can help rejuvenate cells, which can help improve health in a number of different ways - and there is also an emphasis on its ability to improve immune function, helping the body fight off infections.
The supplement consists of 27 natural ingredients that can restore every cell in your body within 30 days. and this is all supposedly backed by researchers at Harvard, Yale, Oxford, Johns Hopkins, and Stanford.
Some of the said benefits include:
HOWEVER, there are some red-flags that caught my attention.
Besides the fact that the sales presentation is a bit too... well... salesy... there was something else a bit alarming I came across.
The Doctor Behind It... Sounds Like a Fake
Dr. Charles Tate, who is a doctor that specializes in holistic and alternative medicine, came up with the formulation this supplement has... or so I thought. This is what I was told in the one sales pitch.
However, in the other sales pitch I came across I was being told that a Dr. Steve Klayman was the guy behind it.
This is a major red-flag for me, and so I decided to dig around a bit more. And, as it turns out, the picture shown of "Dr. Charles Tate" is actually a fake...
Upon searching for the image online, I was able to find that it is just a stock photo that anyone can purchase and use online, meaning that this guy's name probably is NOT "Dr. Charles Tate"...
So who is the real doctor behind this product? This remains unknown.
The sales pitch is a bit much, and there are some major red-flags here... but let's get to the review and see how good this supplement really is...
Urgent Cell Repair is somewhat of a "jack of all trades" supplement. It is formulated with a long list of 27 natural ingredients and can help improve everything from immune health and your body's ability to fight off infections, to skin health and helping return skin to a youthful glow.
In a nutshell, this supplement is a basically a multi-vitamin, that also includes minerals.
Some pros of Urgent Cell Repair include:
The 27 ingredients that this supplement contains along with the amounts of each are as follows:
In case you can't read that, here they are again:
- Vitamin A (acetate/beta-carotene)
- Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
- Vitamin D-3 (cholecalciferol)
- Vitamin E (di-Alpha tocopheryl acetate)
- Vitamin K-1 (phytonadione)
- Vitamin B-1 (thiamine hcl)
- Vitamin B-2 (riboflavin)
- Niacin (niacinamide)
- Vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine hcl)
- Folic Acid
- Vitamin B-12 (cyanocobalamin)
- Pantothenic Acid (d-calcium pantothenate
- Calcium (dicalcium phosphate/carbonate)
- Iron (ferrous fumarate)
- Phosphorus (dicalcium phosphate)
- Iodine (potassium iodide)
- Magnesium (oxide)
- Zinc (oxide)
- Selenium (amino acid chelate)
- Copper (cupric oxide)
- Manganese (sulfate)
- Chromium (amino acid chelate)
- Molybdenum (amino acid chelate)
- Potassium (chloride)
- Boron (amino acid chelate)
Are these ingredients proven to work? Well, yes, they are. However, don't get your hopes up too much.
What we have here is a supplement that is a concoction of vitamins and minerals, all of which are well studied and well-known.
With a long line-up of 27 ingredients like this it very well could have the long list of benefits it is promoted as having, such as the benefits of improving immune health, heart health, kidney and liver health, leading to younger looking and healthier skin, etc.
I'm not going to go through every single ingredient here because it would take me all day.
The point is that these are all proven. But don't think of this supplement as some sort of miracle cure. Just about everything in this supplement can be easily provided through a healthy diet of normal foods.
If you are eating a healthy and balanced diet, then you are probably already getting optimal amounts of most of these ingredients, and supplementing more of them isn't going to do you any good. However, Americans and citizens of other developed countries are notorious for poor diets, diets that consist of large amounts of processed foods... that lead to deficiencies in vitamins and minerals.
Statistics have been improving in recent years, but still... according to Kresser Institute about 31 percent of the US population is at risk for at least one vitamin deficiency or anemia... and some sources report even more alarming numbers.
Looking at the statistics, a supplement like this should be able to help out a large amount of the population.
There shouldn't be any. Of course it's always recommended that you talk to your doctor before hand, because it seems this has to be said nowadays... but the reality is that the ingredients this supplement has are all natural and well-studied.
And they are provided in moderate amounts.
No side effects have been reported that I have seen, and I wouldn't expect any.
The cost is $69.95 for one bottle. This price might decrease the more you purchase, but I'm not really sure.
$69.95 for a 30 day supply is pretty expensive in my opinion. But then again, this does contain quite a large lineup of ingredients and the quality of the ingredients can make a big difference.
As far as refunds go, they have a 90-day money-back guarantee, which is pretty darn good... a better return policy than stores like Walmart or even Amazon. According to them, you can return the used bottle to get your money back at any period within 90 days of ordering...
*I'm guessing you will have to pay for the return shipping however! And I'm also not sure how big of a hassle their return policy is.
Phytage Labs is the manufacturer of this supplement. They have a B- rating with the BBB, which is decent, but do have a number of complaints as well.
It seems that most of the complaints stem from their over-the-top and misleading advertising practices as well as spamming people via email.
They are not the most trustworthy company it seems, but at least their products are made in the USA - this means they are subject to more strict regulations than, say, China... as an example.
The only reason I'm answering this is because I know some people will be asking because of the over-hyped marketing material around this product, which can make things seem scammy.
No, Urgent Cell Repair is not a scam. Just don't expect it to be the amazing miracle product that it is touted as being.
Urgent Cell Repair is 100% natural, contains 27 ingredients that are proven to work (to some extent) and well-researched... but is pretty expensive and the company doesn't have the greatest reputation.
So should you give it a try?
Well, this is up to you.
I think it could be beneficial to a lot of people out there because of the poor diets and nutrition people get nowadays, but just don't expect this to be some sort of miracle cure... because it is not.
You can purchase Urgent Cell Repair here if you'd like.
Also, you should be aware that there are cheaper alternatives available. These can be hard to compare however, because, for example, two supplements might contain the same amount of vitamin A, but we don't know which is better quality.
I hope you found this review helpful. And, if so, please share it to spread the word.
Also, leave any comments or questions below and I'll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂
It's promoted as being a "5 second water hack" and we are told that you can "effortlessly lose stubborn body fat"... but does Leptitox really work? Or is this just another scam weight-loss supplement that is going to get your hopes up for nothing?
After coming across the promotional material for this supplement I knew I had to write a review on it.
Why? Well, because the way it is promoted is misleading, and this is NOT the miracle cure it may seem to be. You'll see what I mean in this review, but let's first start off by going over the promotions and some of the lies.
The video presentation I watched for Leptitox was literally over an hour long (hard to sit through!). There was also a written version, but I didn't find this out until later.
In the presentation, the guy behind it all, Morgan Hurst, starts off talking about his wife, Grace, who was overweight and had tried everything. Eventually she came to the point of being suicidal, and this led Morgan to do everything in order to find a cure. Eventually he did, and supposedly this cure helped Grace lose 62 pounds of fat in just a few weeks...
We are told that claim that losing weight has "nothing to do with"...
He basically tells us that losing weight has nothing to do with anything except his new secret that he is selling... of course!
HOWEVER, I'm hesitant to trust everything that we are told... especially after finding out that some of what we are told are proven lies!
#1 - The Testimonials Are Fake!
If you watched the presentation then you might remember seeing testimonials from people who have supposedly tried Leptitox and lost all sorts of weight. However, these are likely fake.
I ran a reverse Google image search for the picture of "Diana" shown above and found that this photo was taken from other websites... and that the woman's name is actually "Lorie"..
The same goes for the others we are shown.
We are told that "James R" lost 34 pounds...
But I also looked up this image and found that the guy's name is actually "Greg Klapp"...
#2 - Claims His Presentation Might Get Shut Down
He also claims that the big companies in the weight-loss industry are not happy with his presentation, because it "could destroy their business model overnight", and that they might have it taken down at any moment.
I really don't think the large weight-loss companies are scared about Morgan and his supplement, which isn't even getting that great of reviews (more on this later).
#3 - He Went On Some Journey to the Ends of the Earth
He claims to have looked through old medical journals, visited universities, spoke to doctors, and eventually ended up in Malaysia where he was given a list of strange plants and herbs from a 50-something year old guy that had the secret.
Ya, I've also heard similar stories along these lines many times before. It definitely doesn't mean it's a scam, but it does raise my suspicions a bit more.
Anyways, let's begin the review to see if this product is as good as we are told, which isn't looking too optimistic at this point.
Leptitox (commonly misspelled as Lepitox) is an all-natural fat-loss supplement that is different from most others, with a focus on stopping leptin resistance, which I'll explain more in one of the following sections. It is comprised of 22 ingredients, many of which have been used in traditional medicines for ages.
It is hugely popular online right now, but (in my opinion) is far from being the miracle cure it is promoted as.
Morgan Hurst is the guy behind Leptitox. He is the guy who supposedly went to the ends of the earth to find this fat-loss method.
He doesn't have any relevant degrees. He just claims to be a regular guy. A 47-year old firefighter.
That said, he does claim to have had the help of a medical professional, Sonya Rhodes, medical researcher.
Update: Sonia Rhodes Might Not Exist!
I was just doing some extra research and you won't believe what I found.
In the video presentation for Leptitox we are told that the lady's name is "Sonia"...
BUT, in the written presentation her name is spelled "Sonya"...
So which is it?
With all the other lies we are told it's hard for me to trust this information now. But, I suppose it could be simple mistake.
Leptitox is focused on one main thing, stopping leptin resistance.
Leptin, aka the "fat hormone" (many other names too), basically tells the brain when it is time to speed up or slow down the metabolism. When levels of this hormone are high you're body is put in a higher metabolic state, burning more fat, and vice versa.
Leptin resistance is what you don't want if you are trying to lose weight. This is when the brain stops recognizing leptin's signals, which pretty much makes the hormone useless, at least to some extent.
We are told by Morgan Hurst that leptin resistance is mainly due to EDCs (endocrine-disrupting chemicals) entering your bloodstream and disrupting your brain from detecting leptin.
Research is still emerging in this area, but some reports I have come across have referred to EDCs as a "threat for human metabolism" [from Frontiers in Endocrinology] and they have been found to disrupt leptin sensors in mice.
Leptitox's goal is to protect the body from these harmful EDCs, and thus stop the potential harmful effects of leptin resistances, and ultimately help people lose more weight.
The formula consists of 22 ingredients. These include...
We are basically told that these ingredients are guaranteed to get the job done, but are they really?
Well, the truth is that scientific research proving their effectiveness, especially when it comes to protection from EDCs, is severely lacking and in some cases non-existent.
Many of the ingredients have some proven benefits and have been used in traditional medicines for centuries, but their said effectiveness for detoxification and protection from EDCs is flimsy.
It would be nice if there was a study proving Leptitox's formulation can help decrease leptin resistance, but we are left in the dark here.
Will they help? There are so many ingredients here that there is a good chance you will see some health benefits and could lose weight, just don't buy into this being the miracle-product it is promoted as being.
Before taking any supplement it is always recommended that you look into the possible side effects of the different ingredients. That said, this all-natural blend will likely have no negative side effects, although some are possible and cramping/diarrhea has been reported. The ingredients are nothing that no one has ever taken before, and they are included in very low amounts.
According to the Leptitox company themselves, "the only side effect is having to spend money on new tight-fitting sexy clothing, or cancel your gym membership"...
*If you are taking any medications then I'd recommend consulting with your doctor.
The cost varies greatly depending how many bottles you purchase.
With big discounts like this, it makes you wonder... how much profit they are actually making selling single bottles at $49 if they can bring the price down to $33 so easily??
This product is sold through Clickbank, and the good news about this is that they have a 60-day money-back guarantee on all the products sold on their platform.
In the refund policy it states that "if for any reason you're unsatisfied with your results, you can just return what you haven't used for a full, no questions asked refund".
And if you do buy Leptitox and it doesn't work, you can contact them to initiate the refund process with one of these options...
Their physical mailing address for returns is listed as:
37 Inverness Drive East, Suite 100
Englewood, CO 80112
The Bad News: The Leptitox company can still find ways to make it hard for customers to return purchases, which some people are complaining about (I'll go over this next).
Of course on the main website we are shown a bunch of good reviews from people who have supposedly had great weight-loss success with Leptitox. But I'm more interested in reviews published on 3rd party websites... which are often more reliable.
Reviews are mixed. Some people claim that it is "literally the best" and that it works as described...
However, there are also some reviews from people who claim that it absolutely does not work...
And there are even some people calling it a scam, most of whom are having trouble getting refunds...
I wouldn't call it a scam, but it's pretty obvious that the marketing behind this product is misleading, deceptive, and a bit on the shady side.
But it does have value and there is potential for it to work... just don't expect it to work as well as it is promoted as working.
As you know, there is no guarantee that Leptitox will help you lose weight and the science behind it is lacking. However, on the upside, it is a weight-loss supplement that tries attacks the problem from a different angle. So if you have tried all sorts of ways to lose weight without success, this could be worth a try.
But ultimately the decision is up to you. The good news is that there is a 60-day money back guarantee, as mentioned (although it may be hard to get).
If you do want to give it a try then you can buy Leptitox on the official website here.
It is not available in stores.
I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful. Please leave any comments/questions below 🙂
Do Capillus laser caps really work? This is the big question that needs to be answered before you spend $1k or more on some hat that is supposed to re-grow your hair.
Or... are these caps a scam gimmick like the Regrow Hair Protocol? After all, there have been some complaints online claiming such.
Hair loss is a big problem. A 2014 survey by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery found that, in the US, about 1 out of every 5 Americans suffers from hair loss under the age of 30... and of course this statistic largely increases with age.
Capillus is trying to tackle this problem with their laser caps, which offer a very easy and discrete solution... that they claim works.
In this review I'll be going over the features of these laser caps, how they supposedly work, the science behind them, user reviews/complaints and more.
Capillus laser caps are exactly what they sound like... they are caps with lasers on the underside for the purpose of hair re-growth, and are said to be able to reverse the process of hair-loss, treat thinning hair and balding, revitalize damaged hair, and nurture fuller and healthier hair.
While the science behind hair re-growth by lasers is lacking to some extent, some people claim to have seen great results with laser treatment such as that offered by these Capillus caps.
The time-frame for results you can expect according to the company is listed as such...
... so it can take a while, but if you only have to put a cap on your head for 6 minutes a day then that certainly doesn't seem too bad.
But... this is IF they actually work.
Are the laser caps offered by Capillus really the solution? After all, we all know that you can't always trust promotional material 100%.
As you'll see in this review, they are far from a sure-fire solution to hair re-growth... as I was expecting. ALTHOUGH THEY MAY WORK FOR SOME!
Capillus is a Florida-based company that was founded in 2012. It received FDA clearance in 2015 and has been manufacturing its laser devices ever since.
The company has a good reputation and makes sure to put out top-quality products. They are even certified through Intertek's MDSAP program that ensures they follow the requirements of medical device regulations in Canada, which seems to be rare for companies of this size.
It's also nice to see that they stand behind their devices, offering warranties and refunds (which I'll go over more later).
As we know, the lasers are on the underside of the cap, embedded in the material and facing inwards, which will be directed towards one's scalp.
The wavelength used here is that of 650 nm, which is a visible red light band.
Why this wavelength? Well, there still needs to be more research on what is actually optimal, but the reason Capillus uses this wavelength is because it penetrates the hair follicle more and is able to stimulate the root.
Below you can see an illustration of an LED light (left) vs the 650nm red light (right) that Capillus devices use...
The LED doesn't penetrate much, whereas the 650 nm laser light is able to penetrate 5mm and stimulate the root of the hair follicle.
There are many causes of hair loss, but many of the common causes, such as pattern baldness, are the result of degradation of the hair follicle.
This form of laser treatment, allegedly, improves cellular respiration within the follicle, which increases oxygen and nutrient delivery and promotes healthy growth.
On their website they currently list 3 different models ranging in price from $999 to $2,999.
What's the difference? Let's take a look.
Capillus Ultra - $999
This is their lowest cost model and is probably the most purchased because of this.
It features 82 laser diodes and has a 410 mW output.
Capillus Plus - $1,999
This model costs $1,000 more and features 202 laser diodes, 2.5x as much as that mentioned above.
The output here is 1010 mW.
Capullus Pro - $2,999
If you want to go all in on this hair re-growth solution then this is their top-of-the-line product. Here you have 272 laser diodes (3.3x more than their cheapest model) with an output of 1360 mW.
The difference is nothing more than an increasing number of laser diodes for more coverage, and with this an increased power output.
Other than this the caps look the same and function the same.
Are the more expensive options really worth it if they only provide more coverage and power output?
Would it really be worth purchasing more laser diodes or could you simply wear the cheaper version, the Capullus Ultra, for longer periods of time to get the same coverage as a more expensive version?
This is a logical question that isn't made clear, but it seems that this is a possibility.
Concerns About Product Quality
I have stumbled across some complaints from people who have received faulty devices, but overall the quality that Capillus brings to the table is very good. This is a reputable company that certainly doesn't want to tarnish their reputation by selling low quality products.
The laser caps sold are durable, flexible, and seem to provide a comfortable fit for most people (they have a soft inner silicone lining).
Capillus is proud to state that their laser caps have FDA clearance, which sounds pretty good and may even lead one to believe that the FDA has found them effective, but this really doesn't mean much. Basically all this means is that Capillus' devices are "substantially equivalent to another (similar) legally marketed device"... but it certainly doesn't mean that they work.
*Here is the difference between FDA approval and FDA clearance
The problem is that there is a lack of research on these devices, which is why in 2017 the the NAD made a recommendation that Capillus stop advertising their products as being "clinically proven" and "physician recommended".
That said, there is definitely some promise, and a 2018 study in Lasers in Medical Science found that treatment with low-level laser therapy (LLLT which is what these Capillus caps offer) brought about improvement in 10 of 11 trials performed on people with androgenic alopecia (on of the most common forms of hair loss).
But, as mentioned, there is still definitely a lack of research in this area and in the study it was stated that "More research needs to be undertaken to determine the optimal power and wavelength to use".
Okay, so there are studies that show laser treatment such as that provided by Capillus laser caps to be effective, at least to some extent, but how well are these caps performing for ordinary people who are purchasing them out of desperation to regrow their hair?
Well, of course on the capillus.com website they show a bunch of amazing reviews (they have a perfect 5/5 star rating as I'm writing this), but it's always best to look for more independent sources of reviews.
Luckily these products are sold on Amazon... which means that buyers can leave reviews on Amazon. Now you certainly can't trust every review you read on this platform 100% either, but generally speaking you can probably get a more truthful and honest view of how well Capillus caps actually work.
As of now they have some pretty decent ratings, with a 3.8 out of 5 stars for the Capillus Ultra model...
This rating isn't that great but it also isn't bad.
But anyways... let's take a look at some things people are saying and complaints that they have.
Let's begin with some overly positive reviews, such as this one shown below where a customer claims that in about 2 months she was able to see growth of "baby hairs" and less scalp showing...
And then there is this person who claims to have experienced increased hair growth around the temples (but I can't really tell based on the pictures provided)...
As far as complaints and low ratings go, they are all pretty much the same and claim that the product, simply put, doesn't work.
Here is someone who claims to be using the cap every day for several months with no results...
And here is another low rating from someone who left a very informative review of "Did not work." (joke of course)... offering no information as to how long they tried it for.
Below is another review claiming that "nothing" happened, and this comes from someone who has been using their laser cap for 9 months religiously...
Then there are a few reviews from people claiming that the laser treatment actually led to more hair loss...
*Note: You should also know that increased hair loss in the early stages of using this kind of treatment is actually common, as unhealthy hairs are pushed out by new re-growth.
As I was expecting to see before doing the research, these laser caps do not work for everyone. The reason for this can be many things, one of the more obvious being that hair-loss isn't all caused by the same thing.
So, just because one person says that these work does not mean they will work for you, and vice versa.
But as mentioned above, the reviews overall are more positive than negative, which is a good sign.
Due to the lack of studies around LLLT (low-level laser therapy) for hair re-growth, there isn't much to talk about here.
LLLT is used as a treatment for a variety of conditions/problems, such as pain management, inflammation, and more. It has been shown to have no adverse side effects for musculoskeletal pain when used as a treatment, and Capillus reports that there are "no reported side-effects" for their caps, but there is likely more research needed in this area.
That said, if there were any major side-effects I'm sure we'd be hearing all about them, and we don't... so this is a good sign.
All things considered, LLLT is regarded as safe.
The warranty and refund policy are important, especially because these are far from being low-cost products.
If you spend $999 - $2,999 on something you want to make darn sure you are covered if it doesn't work or has a defect.
The warranty varies depending on what model you buy.
So they all come with some pretty good warranties, but the length is increased with the more expensive models, which makes sense.
The warranty covers the device and accessories as long as you are using them as the instructions suggest. If however, you drop your cap in the toilet or smash it with a hammer, it will not be covered.
As stated, the warranty "does not cover damages caused by acts of God, misuse, negligence, accident, or modification of any part".
Note: In order to activate this warranty you need to register your device at www.capillus.com/activatewarranty within 30 days of purchase.
In addition to the warranty they also offer refunds, which you can get for any reason, such as if you simply do not like the way the cap fits.
They offer a 365-day satisfaction guarantee where you can request a refund within 365 days of purchasing. However, if you return your purchase after 30 days then there will be a 25% service charge, which means you'll only get back 75% of the initial price.
Customers are also responsible for paying for return shipping.
While these laser caps are certainly not guaranteed to work, and appear not to work for everyone, they do seem to be a pretty good non-invasive option for hair regrowth and many users have had success.
But, with all the other laser caps on the market it might be a difficult decision which is the best option.
Capillus is no-doubt one of the better and more reputable brands on the market, but there are cheaper alternatives that may work just as well.
However, with Capillus you aren't just buying a product, you are buying a brand... a brand that offers a warranty, that places safety at the top of their priority list by including nice features such as "eye-safety sensors" so that the lasers won't cause any eye damage, and so on.
Capillus isn't the cheapest option, but is is one of the better options.
So, in conclusion... Do I recommend Capillus? Yes.
Thank you for taking the time to read this review. I hope you found it helpful 🙂
Now it's your turn: Have you had experience with Capillus laser caps or laser caps in general? Leave your comments in the section below...
Synbiotic 365 is receiving some heavy promotion but will it actually do anything for you? Will it cure your digestion issues or is Synbiotic 365 a scam that is just going to end up being a waste of your money?
Unfortunately there are so many supplement scams out there these days that this is a question you need to ask... which I will be investigating in this review.
In this Synbiotic 365 review I'll be going over exactly what this supplement is and the company behind it, the ingredients and whether or not they have any hope of working, side effects, complaints and more.
Synbiotic 365 is supplement created by United Naturals that consists of B vitamins, probiotics and prebiotics to support a healthy gut flora. As the company name implies, all of the ingredients are natural, which is usually a good thing.
United Naturals is not accredited with the BBB, which may raise some concern, but based on my research they do seem to be a trustworthy and credible company, one that you can count on to honor their refund policy if you are not satisfied with your purchase (well, maybe not all the time--more on this!).
While the science behind the effectiveness of such probiotics is still lacking in some areas, overall the supplement definitely has potential and is one of the better probiotic supplements I have reviewed to-date. Just be aware that this is NOT guaranteed to work for everyone.
When you find promotional material for different supplements it is always hard to know what you should believe as absolute truth and what you should consider nothing more than hype.
As far as Synbiotic 365 goes things don't seem too bad. It isn't being promoted as some miracle supplement that is going to magically cure all of your digestive issues, or at least not to the extent of some other rather ridiculously marketed supplements I've reviewed, such as Digestive Freedom Plus for example.
The main claim is that, by improving gut health by improving the microbiota of the gut, you can possibly eliminate all sorts of digestive problems.
And the man behind it all is Dr. Vincent Pedre...
Dr Pedre is the man behind Synbiotic 365, and is the Chief Wellness Officer at United Naturals.
Pedre is a Cornell graduate who received his M.D. from University of Miami School of Medicine, later going on to found Pedre Integrative Health.
His approach to medicine is holistic, combining aspects of Eastern and Western medicine to come up with a solution to better gut health and better digestion. This is why he often promotes the use of yoga and meditation to relieve digestive problems, which may sound bizarre but can help by relieving stress... a known culprit of digestive issues.
But don't worry, with Synbiotic 365 you won't have to get into crazy yoga poses or meditate... and he isn't just a doctor teaching people what he learned from his education. He actually suffered from IBS himself for years and this is what led him in the direction of becoming a "gut doctor".
Pedre has even went as far as to author a book called Happy Gut, which outlines his holistic approach to restoring gut health and living an overall better life, rather than just treating symptoms.
Overall I'm very pleased with the information I've found on Dr. Vincent Pedre. He seems to be the real deal and is the type of person you want standing behind a product like Synbiotic 365.
The B vitamin blend consists of thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), vitamin B6, folate (B9), vitamin B12, biotin (B7) and pantotheric acid (B5)... all of which are dosed at 200% of the recommended daily value except for vitamin B12 which is provided at a 1,000% RDA dosage.
B vitamins are important for digestion and overall well being. They each serve different functions and I'll give a quick rundown of each included here:
You can see that all of the eight B vitamins are active in the conversion of carbs to energy. This is why a common symptom of vitamin B deficiency if fatigue and being overly tired all the time--and why there are all sorts of vitamin B energy drinks on the market.
Many of their functions overlap to some extent but it is important that you get the enough of each in your diet, which many people don't.
Vitamin B12 deficiency alone is pretty common, which some studies estimating that up to 39% of US adults are at risk of being deficient.
The probiotic blend is the core of what this supplement provides.
What we have here is a 20 billion CFU blend of different bacteria, mainly consisting of lactobacilli types.
What are probiotics?
Probiotics are often referred to as "good" bacteria. They are simply bacteria that live in our guts and are beneficial to our health, mainly for our digestion and immune health.
Taking probiotics has become more popular recently with the movement towards more natural health approaches and is a common alternative to conventional therapies when it comes to gastrointestinal problems.
Is there proof that they work?
Constipation, diarrhea, IBS, acid reflux... probiotics have been found to be beneficial for many gastrointestinal problems.
The studies and analyses mentioned above are just a small sample of what exists out there.
Probiotics are definitely important for proper digestion. This is something we can all agree on. However, this alone doesn't mean that Synbiotic 365 is going to work.
Concerns about effectiveness
One of the big concerns when it comes to probiotics is that they will be killed by stomach acid before ever reaching the intestines, and will thus be useless.
This is why you often see probiotics included in dairy products like milk and yogurt--the reason being that milk and yogurt help neutralize the stomach acid so that the probiotics can make their way into your intestines while still living.
This exact reason is why many probiotic supplements do not work. They fail to address this problem.
Synbiotic 365 does not have any dairy in it to neutralize stomach acid, but what it does have are capsules made from hypromellose. This is a fairly new type of capsule being used that delays disintegration. I haven't really found much information at how effective it actually is when it comes to delivering probiotics, but it's nice to see that United Naturals is working to address the problem.
*This means it's good for people who are lactose intolerant.
The dosage you get per serving here is 20 billion CFU.
A CFU is a "colony forming unit" and this refers to the number of live bacteria strains in each dose. This may seem a bit weird but this is how probiotics are measured.
There is a lack or research as to what the best dosage is, but 20 billion CFU looks pretty good when compared to most other supplements and studies.
You will find many supplements with only 10 billion CFU and then a few that go as high as 50 billion CFU. However, more isn't always better.
This is what you call a pre-biotic and its purpose being included in this supplement is to provide food for the probiotics. Prebiotics are not bacteria... they are just food for bacteria.
Chicory root inulin is soluble fiber and this is what you want. It is not broken down by our body's stomach acid and makes its way unchanged into the colon, where it is then fermented by our gut bacteria... and in this case hopefully by all of the probiotics this supplement has provided that made it's way beyond the stomach acid.
All this said, the 315mg of this fiber that Synbiotic 365 provides really isn't much at all... but I suppose it is better than nothing and if you have a healthy/balanced diet you should be getting enough soluble fiber to provide food for the probiotics anyhow.
One thing I want to point out about this supplement, which is a good thing, is that they don't cut corners just to make money.
The quality of ingredients included here is better than most. I already went over how their capsules are made from hypromellose, which is certainly better than some of the other choices out there--but they also provide other better ingredient choices, such as methylcobalamin for vitamin B12 instead of the synthetic form of cyanocobalamin.
Ingredient quality is a huge concern when it comes to probiotics because of how fragile the bacteria is. Bacteria in probiotic supplements needs to survive the manufacturing process, storage, and then of course it needs to make it past your stomach acid to be of any benefit to you. So there is a lot it has to go through and a company that doesn't put in the effort to deliver a quality product is likely leaving you with a bunch of useless pills that won't do anything.
Luckily this doesn't seem to be the case here... although there aren't any studies I have come across as to Synbiotic 365's effectiveness in particular.
You are unlikely to experience any negative side effects from taking Synbiotic 365.
Some people experience a temporary increase in gas and bloating from the increased fermentation going on by the new bacteria, and some people have reported constipation and increased thirst, but occurrences seem to be rare.
Of course it is always best to consult with your doctor, but they might not be a big fan of alternative medicinal approaches like this.
*Note: There was a review I read recently from someone who experienced severe itchiness of their skin. I'm not sure why this would be but it seems very rare.
As I'm writing this there are 3 available purchase options:
Buying more gives you a discount, but it's also a lot of money to spend without knowing how it might work for you, which is why I'd probably start out with just 1 box for $45.
You can read their refund policy on the Terms of Service page if you want to, but I'll give you the breakdown of what's going on here.
What they offer is a 60 day money-back guarantee in which you have 60 days to return Synbiotic 365 for a refund.
What's really nice about the policy is that you can even return for a refund with up to 2 empty/opened containers--returning more than 2 empty/opened containers will result in a prorated refund.
You will have to pay for shipping however and you might have to go through the process of contacting customers support to get a RMA # before sending your unwanted product back, which you can contact at:
When should you take Synbiotic 365?
There are different opinions on when the best time to take probiotics is, but many experts agree that about 20 minutes after you eat first thing in the morning is best.
There are also proponents for taking them on an empty stomach first thing in the morning.
Is Synbiotic 365 a Scam?
I know this may sound like a bit of a silly question, but it is one that people are asking and so I'll address it.
No, Synbiotic 365 is not a scam. It is actually one of the better probiotic supplements I've come across, although the promotions for it may make it sound a tad better than it really is.
Where is Synbiotic 365 manufactured?
The good news is that this is made in the USA, which means it is subject to more regulation than many other countries... which is a good thing in this particular situation.
How long do you have to take Synbiotic 365?
There is no timeline for how long you should take this. If you want to it would be safe to take continuously, after all... it is completely natural.
Will Synbiotic 365 work for everyone?
No, it won't. If you already eat healthy and balanced then you may already have a healthy gut flora, which means you might not notice any difference. There are a lot of other factors at play here as well.
That said, it's difficult to know whether or not your gut flora is balanced so it could be worth a try.
They have over 100 reviews from customers on the United Naturals website, but all of them are 4-5 stars out of 5 stars and of course there is the concern of bias since they are published on the official company website.
HighYa is a good source of reviews and right now as I'm writing this Synbiotic 365 has around 1,000 reviews from customers with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars...
By far most of the reviews are very good, however, there are some complaints. Not everyone loves this supplement and/or the company. So let's take a look at few...
Lack of Customer Support & Refund Trouble
The person below was apparently trying to get a refund but had no luck of getting in touch with customer support until AFTER the 30-day return window was up...