I aim this 1MD Complete Probiotics Platinum review to be the most thorough look at the supplement and all that it brings to the table.
Throughout this one, we will be looking at and analyzing the promotional materials. Then, we’ll turn our sights to exploring the active ingredients (all the probiotic strains) and all that they have to offer. Which we’ll then transition into researching the additives and how do those fit into the picture. Lastly, it will be about customer reviews which we’ll top off with the global success rates.
As Far As Marketing, This Platinum Sure Is Something
According to the manufacturer, 1MD Complete Probiotics Platinum is “doctor formulated for broad-spectrum digestive health.” Per their words, it “helps encourage the digestive tract’s normal microbial balance, promoting gut and immune system health.” So, there’s an unquestionable emphasis on the digestive system’s health and all that it affects [R].
Even more so, with the notion of the product being at “each vegetarian capsule is specially made to resist stomach acid and ensure safe delivery to the intestinal tract.” Plus, they promise added prebiotics to “optimize effectiveness.” But that’s not all that they confine to. They promise quite a bit more kind of based on that core idea [R].
Gastrointestinal lining support, nutrient digestion and absorption enhancement, helping alleviate diarrhea, gas, bloating, and indigestion, helping to prevent toxins from excaping the gut and entering the bloodstream, as well as helping regulate bowel movements. And then there’s this overarching idea of helping us bring back to feeling good. Which is something as they put it, “is how you should be feeling all the time” [R].
As for the product page itself, it’s very readable, well-structured, resourceful yet still does not feel overwhelming in any way exactly like what we’ve seen with supplements like Nature’s Bounty Probiotic 10 (review) or ActivatedYou Morning Complete (review). Plus, there’s also easy access to the full ingredient list unlike what we encountered with Phillips’ Colon Health (review). Overall, definitely very well-thought out.
As for the marketing, there are quite a few persuasion tools they use. The first and obvious one is, of course, the “buy more right off the bat, get a better deal.” Then there’s also the “subscribe and save.” We also find free shipping with all subscribe options and all “buy more than one” options. Plus, the 90-day money-back guarantee, overwhelmingly too positive reviews, and even a kind of a testimonial of Dr. David Kahama, MD, to help people really decide in favor of the 1MD Complete Probiotics Platinum.
But is it really what we should be deciding in favor of looking at it objectively? Irrelevant of all the promises and it being also Dairy-Free, Non-GMO, Soy-Free, Gluten-Free, Preservative-Free, Vegan-Friendly?
1MD Is About 11-Probiotic-Blend At Great CFU Amounts
As far as considering just the beneficial ingredients, it certainly seems so. There is much quality and barely anything to criticize. Overall, looking very, very solid.
So, per serving (one capsule), the 1MD Complete Probiotics Platinum offers 51 billion CFU of the Complete Probiotic Blend which gets accompanied by 100 milligrams of NutraFlora Prebiotic Fiber. And we’re getting 30 such servings per container.
Whereas as far as the composition of that Probiotic Blend we’re getting 15 billion CFU of Bifidobacterium lactis (B42L) and Lactobacillus acidophilus (L61A) each, 4 billion of Bifidobacterium longum (B12L), Bifidobacterium bifidum (B66B), Lactobacillus casei (L30C), Lactobacillus plantarum (L23P) each, and a billion of Lactobacillus gasseri (L22G), Lactobacillus salivarius (L1OS), Lactobacillus rhamnosus (L08R), Lactobacillus bulgaricus (L88B), Lactospore® (Bacillus Coagulans) each.
What I like here is that they are very specific about how much of each of the probiotic strains we get. Which is huge. Because often times with many other probiotics they don’t do that. For them, it’s the likely thing of more of the cheap and not as great strains and fewer or barely any of the really high value strains. Here we know.
As for the strain composition, 11 different ones is a really great number. And to that end, 51 billion per capsule is another great one. It exceeds what is considered the ideal amount according to the best practices but it does so reasonably. So, it’s all good [R, R, R, R, R].
As for the actual gains, they are to likely deliver on not only all the promises relating to digestive health. With many probiotic strains, as it is here, improving the digestive aspects is often just one of its many, also kind of most expected facets. But the strains in their uniqueness go beyond that. Which is actually one of my most favorite aspects about them [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
While I plan to add a section later where I’ll explain (in kind of a paragraph-summary form) each of the strains, here are some other potential positives of such a composition. It can boost the immune system, skin health, and dental health, help fight diabetes and obesity, reduce blood triglycerides, “bad” cholesterol levels, and stomach pain, improve mood, and have a plethora of other potential gains [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
And that patented Prebiotic Fiber of NutraFlora is only to add to all of that. The whole idea of prebiotics is to augment the ability and capacity of probiotics to bring more positives, advantages, gains. And with that in mind, this patented option will be a great further support to digestive health and immune system’s function. [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
So, it’s all really, really good. The only thing that could be better is that they could do third-party testing on their finished products. That said, given the commitment to quality, their philosophy, and how they go about it all, plus, the fact that they are doing in-house testing, I genuinely don’t think it’s a hard flaw. It feels to be just something that would make it even more ideal [R, R, R].
That’s at least as far as the beneficial-ingredients-side of things goes.
Make Or Break? One Of The Best Duo As Far As Additives
There are a lot of different probiotic supplements out there. And many of them use pretty bad “blue” ingredients (additives). There’s the TruNature Digestive Probiotic (review) filled with likely nano Titanium Dioxide. There are the Schiff Digestive Advantage Probiotics (review) products that are often contaminated with sugar. Or the Nature Made Digestive Probiotics (review) that get added what likely are Artificial Colors.
Well, yeah, it’s definitely a pretty big minefield. But what about the Complete Probiotics Platinum of 1MD brand? Is it a similar story?
It’s a story not like that at all. Not only does it use just two very safe additives – Rice Flour and Vegetable Cellulose – but also it makes them work in a way that ensures a very important aspect [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
It ensures that the probiotics in the capsules do not get exposed and die in part or fully in the stomach acid. But rather the capsule helps them reach intestines safely to be released there. Which is exactly what we would want. And what we get here.
And which is more than what most probiotics focus on and offer. Because most don’t care about this absolutely crucial side of things. They’re more focused on flashing and persuading their potential buyers with how much probiotics or how many different strains, and even other added ingredients and whatnot they offer per capsule, tablet, spoon, or whatever.
And it works great for them. But isn’t the most effective and beneficial, as well as in terms of the price, efficient way how to go about it.
It’s A Real Mess When It Comes To The Customer Reviews
Now, looking at the 1MD Complete Probiotics Platinum reviews shared by their customers, it’s (well, no surprise at all) overwhelmingly positive. At least that’s the picture we’re getting from the product page.
There we can find a total of 1015 reviews with an average rating of 4.9 out of 5. While I did not go over each one this time, with that high of a rating I doubt there a single 1-star or 2-star review there. I mean, it’s fairly obvious that there probably isn’t. All that we’re likely to see are maybe some 4-star ones. And that’s fine. Manufacturers have to sell.
But what that feedback isn’t good for, it’s finding the truth. Hence, it’s kind of useless to us completely.
And so, I did what I always do. I went and searched for every single customer review I could find by other sellers and retailers on the supplement of this review.
I wasn’t able to come up with much. In total, I managed to find only 439 1MD Complete Probiotics Platinum reviews. Of these, many were positive (a total of 364 of 3-star, 4-star, 5-star reviews) but a whole lot were also negative (a total of 75 of 1-star, 2-star reviews). Hence, only a global success rate of above 82.9%.
So, there are people that absolutely swear by it, recommend it to others, and even call it out as the best probiotic supplement, as well as praise this as the only one that has helped them despite the many they’ve tried. But there are also those who are not that happy with it.
On most part, that was because they just didn’t feel any gain. For others, it was the price that was the issue. For others yet, it was about the bad packaging. Which kind of leads me into the most concerning feedback I found among the negative reviews.
While at least one customer compared taking the capsules to placebo, another one (Amazon customer) took it even further. It was reported that only about half of all capsules had contents within them. The rest were just empty capsules. Which yet again brings us back to that puzzling, unsettling, unnerving trend of potentially fakes being sold through Amazon.
It’s something that we’ve potentially come to encounter with supplements like Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar (review), Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides (review), Code Age Multi Collagen (review), Nutrition Essentials Probiotic (review), and many more. Which is exactly why I do not recommend buying any supplements from Amazon or any other platform that brings together sellers and buyers (here’s more on that).
And that brings me back to the global success rate. All of the negative reviews (expect one) I gathered from Amazon. But if potential fakes are a thing there, then we should probably exclude all feedback from the platform. Which could then mean that the global success rate for the 1MD Complete Probiotics Platinum is not 82.9%. Instead, we might be looking at something of above 98.0% (which, yes, at this point could be a bit early to tell because the total review count is under a hundred if we leave out Amazon).
I Would Reckon These Complete Probiotics To Be Buy-Able
So, where does all of that leave us?
From what I can say, the 1MD Complete Probiotics Platinum is a really decent supplement. It offers great amounts of different probiotic strains while also being very specific about their exact numbers. Then, it’s release-delayed-ensuring additives to be certain that none of the good stuff dies off in the stomach acid. All that, from a value-oriented brand with in-house product testing and everything.
Yeah, I really like this one. I believe it definitely goes in the category of buy-able supplements (out of avoid it, consider it, shortlist it, or buy it). Just don’t get it from Amazon. No need to potentially expose ourselves to fakes. When you do go for it, buy it directly from the manufacturer. It will also get you that 90-day money-back guarantee and everything (save the empty containers!!). Also, let me know how it goes for you if you get the chance.
Other than that, if you are interested in something arguably even more capable in terms of quality and pricing, check out this review.
Finally, I hope this 1MD Complete Probiotics Platinum review helped you find the information you were looking for. How do you feel about this one? Is the potential for fakes with Amazon something that bothers you? Let me know below.