In this Inner-Eco Probiotic review, I want to explore the four Probiotic Coconut Water products by Inner-Eco as thoroughly as possible. I want to really make sense of it and come to conclude whether it’s worth the investment.
Hence, I’ll make it about the claims first to establish kind of a baseline. Then we’ll do active ingredients, additives, success rates, and price aspects for each of them individually. And lastly, some final thoughts and conclusions to round it all off.
Inner-Eco’s Not Big On Using Marketing Tactics
According to the manufacturer, Inner-Eco Probiotic Coconut Water “is made from only two ingredients making it one of the purest liquid probiotics on the market. It has a mild taste with just a hit of tang. It is effervescent and fizzy because it is a living food, the fermentation process makes those bubbles naturally!” Which is kind of the whole product page for the original version of the product. And it’s very similar with the rest [R].
The fascinating thing though is the fact that neither of the pages really advertise any specific benefits. They just kind of let us to draw those ourselves based on the two main ingredients: Coconut Water and Probiotics. Which is so unlike supplements like Bowtrol Probiotics (review) and ActivatedYou Morning Complete (review) that push their potential benefits pretty heavy.
With that, the brand is also reluctant on heavy marketing. There are no “buy more and get a discount or free shipping,” no testimonials or just customer reviews, no “limited time offers,” no “subscribe and save,” and even no money-back guarantees, as far as I can tell. It’s literally just the product.
Which, the way I see it, is not a bad thing. They just have confidence in their Inner-Eco Probiotic Coconut Water (though a money-back guarantee would definitely further solidify that). And thus, no need for measely sells tactics.
Other than that, the products are said to be Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, and Gluten-Free while also holding the Non-GMO Project Verified certification.
So, are these worth your time?
Looking At Each Of The Supplements Separately
As I already briefly mentioned in the intro, we will be discussing each of the four Inner-Eco Probiotic Coconut Water supplements in a separate section. The main reason for that, the way I see it, is the fact that it’ll be less confusing that way. One of my main goals has always been to make it as easy to understand and follow as possible.
Plus, this way you can just jump right into the one you’re most curious about and read that first. Or just read them all. Whatever suits you best.
Inner-Eco Probiotic Original Unsweetened Review – The 4-Strain Backbone
As the name of the Inner-Eco Probiotic Original Unsweetened suggests, this is their original attempt at things. It kind of builds on the most basic execution of their idea. And with that, it’s kind of the backbone for every other supplement on the lineup [R].
So, per serving (one tablespoon), this one offers 100 billion CFUs of four different Probiotic strains (Lactococcus lactis subsp., Leuconostoc subsp., Streptococcus thermophilus, Lactobacillus subsp.). So, the total CFU amounts are well-above what is considered as the best practices [R, R, R, R, R].
As for the total strain count, due to the abbreviation “subsp.” and nothing further following it to clarify, it’s possible (in fact, very likely) that there are more than just four strains here. While it’s impossible to tell how many exactly, Kefir (one of the core ingredients) typically provides up to 61 of those. Hence, I think it’s fair to say that the Probiotic abundance will likely be plenty here. Which is a good thing [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
And so, from what I can tell, the Inner-Eco Probiotic thing should be able to bring a plethora of different benefits, including those for digestive health, immunity, and the microbiome just in general. Additionally, there are others that can also potentially manifest due to the specific strains like better skin, heart, oral health, more resilient to allergies, colds, inflammatory bowel disease and other [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Now, the other basis for things can also be very nurturing. Coconut Water can promote anti-aging, reduce blood pressure, lower blood sugar levels, improve skin health, aid digestion, have anti-cancer abilities, prevent kidney stones, support heart health, as well as just in general it’s a great source of antioxidants among other positives. Plus, it will also kind of work as Prebiotics improving the benefits of those four Probiotic strains [R, R, R, R].
As for the additives, the original version of the supplement doesn’t bring any. As mentioned, it’s basically all Coconut Water and Kefir (probiotics along with some yeast and grains microflora). So, generally speaking, it should not bring any negative side-effects. In theory, Kefir itself can cause bloating, constipation, intestinal cramping, and even nausea. But even if that is something you encounter, it should all go away with continued use [R, R, R].
As for the success rates, I didn’t manage to find many Inner-Eco Probiotic reviews. In total, it was just 13, all of which were positive (11 five-star, one four-star, one three-star). So, it’s kind of too early to tell, as far as success rates.
As for the price, it typically costs around $19.97. So, it’s about $0.67 per serving and 0.0066567 per billion of CFUs (if we assume it’s 100 billion, more on that later). That being said, it’s quite unavailable at the moment. Many retailers, including platforms like Amazon, don’t have it available for the time being (at the writing of this article). Thus, if you do manage to come across it, it’s probably going to be slightly more costly.
Overall, at this price, I think it’s very reasonable (frankly, busted good price). Hence, it does feel like a really decent option.
Inner-Eco Probiotic Blueberry Blackberry Review – Flavors & Stevia Added To The Mix
The Inner-Eco Probiotic Blueberry Blackberry does not differ a whole lot from the original version of things. In essence, it is the exact same supplement, only with a different flavor [R].
So, it’s again the story of 100 billion CFUs of the same (at least four) Probiotic strains. Then, of course, there’s the same basis of things through Coconut Water. And hence, all of the same benefits that we discussed in the previous section likely to show up as well [R, R, R, R, R].
Now, we get to the core differences. The flavor. The thing that is done through other extra ingredients, usually the inactive ones. And often times it’s not a perfect mix as we’ve seen with some Renew Life Probiotics (review) and even those by Dr. Ohhira (review). But this Blueberry Blackberry version of Inner-Eco Probiotic does things the right way.
For additives, they use Natural Flavors and Sweetleaf® Stevia.
Stevia is a great natural sweetener that has actually proved itself to be beneficial. Whereas Natural Flavors are something that typically heavily rely on how good the manufacturing is. If it’s bad, the product can be bad or contaminated. To that end, I feel with the Probiotics of Inner-Eco, it should never be a concern. They in-house lab test for both quality and potency. Which is a very good thing [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
As for the success rates, this Blueberry Blackberry edition of things didn’t have much feedback either. I found just 17. But here we do have negative ones (three one-star, one two-star). And so, while it is too early to somewhat reliably tell anything about the success rates, it’s at 76.5% so far. Or in other words, not looking too hot.
As for the price, it’s typically the same that the original Inner-Eco Probiotic Coconut Water costs. Meaning, $19.97 per 15 oz bottle. Which is about 30 servings, hence, $0.67 per serving or $0.0066567 per billion of CFUs.
So, overall, the way I see it, a very solid, quality, affordable product.
Inner-Eco Probiotic Mango Pineapple Review – Just The Actual Flavor Differs
Similarly as the Blueberry Blackberry version of the drink, the Inner-Eco Probiotic Mango Pineapple also differs from the original unsweetened option. But between the flavored options, there technically are no differences. Only the actual flavor [R].
So, this supplement also offers 100 billion CFUs of (at least four) Probiotic strains per single tablespoon. This we get together with a fusion of Coconut Water. Which, as mentioned previously already, can contribute to our health not only through its inherent capabilities but also as a Prebiotic. Again, a good mix that I feel has every reason to contribute to quite a bit of gains [R, R, R, R, R].
As far as additives, it’s the same Natural Flavors with Sweetleaf® Stevia. The latter is a natural and healthy sweetener whereas the former is fine-tuned to create Mango-Pineapple type of flavor. And given the attention and detail to manufacturing, both are likely to be nothing other but beneficial [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
As for the success rates, I managed to find only two reviews. Both were five-star. Needless to say, that’s not enough to tell anything about the success rates reliably but they definitely have started it off on the right foot.
As for the price, it’s the same as with the previous two (check those sections above). In short, busted good price for the CFUs they are providing. So, overall, Inner-Eco Probiotic Mango Pineapple is definitely another viable option.
Inner-Eco Probiotic Vanilla Bean Review – Identical To The Previous Two Flavored
In hindsight, I probably did not need a separate section for each of the Inner-Eco Probiotic supplements. Basically because, yes, the original version of things is different from all the flavored ones. But when it comes to all the flavored options, they are all the same, at least as far as the label indicates (because Natural Flavors are different every time) [R].
So, again, we have the classical 100 billion CFUs of Probiotics mixed in with Coconut Water. That’s the amount we get per tablespoon whereas per container we get 30 of such servings. Overall, it all should be quite awesome for all the potential gains to come by [R, R, R, R, R].
As for the additives, there are no Vanilla beans by itself. Meaning, it’s something likely hiding under this notion of Natural Flavors, the actual constituents of which manufacturers do not have to disclose. But given manufacturing philosophy and lab testing they do, those ingredients should not pose any risks. And then, Sweetleaf® Stevia is a genuine well-being promoting sweetener [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
As for the success rates, I found zero Inner-Eco Probiotic Vanilla Bean reviews. But other than that, it seems to me that this is something only recently added to the lineup. Though, I have to admit, the other products of this brand aren’t particularly abundantly reviewed either.
As for the price, it’s a great mystery since it’s not available anywhere. I bet it might be about the same $19.97. Which would mean that the math is the same. Which in turn means that it’s a good deal.
An Overarching Problem – At Time Of Manufacture & Shipping
While the Inner-Eco Probiotic, generally speaking, looks really good despite which option we ultimately go for, there is one aspect that I do not particularly like.
It’s this notion that 100 billion CFUs of Probiotics is what it contains at the time of manufacture. Which is drastically unlike what we typically encounter with Probiotic supplements, including those like 1MD Complete Probiotics Platinum (review) and Nutrition Essentials Probiotic (review).
You see, Probiotics being the live organisms that they are naturally diminish in their numbers over time. This in turn means that the longer the product sits on the shelf, the lower the total CFU amounts it’s going to have. But to kind of remedy that and take any guessing out of it, manufacturers on the labels typically list the minimal CFU amounts at the expiration date (if stored properly).
But that’s not how Inner-Eco Probiotic Coconut Water does it. They claim 100 billion CFUs at the time of manufacture. Whereas if they claim to have 100 billion CFUs at the time of manufacture, what is the actual amount of Probiotics in the product at the expiration date?
I don’t know. That’s really hard to estimate because not only will that be dependant on the given specific strains but also it will highly rely on the conditions it has been stored in.
Generally speaking, I feel the amount shouldn’t be too far off, especially given that Inner-Eco Probiotic Coconut Waters have a pretty short expiry date (I’ve heard it’s less than a month). However, since it’s essentially a food, a portion of the Probiotics will inevitably die off in the stomach acid (they themselves also approve that it’ll be the case) [R].
But overall, all that just means that the later from the manufacturing date that we buy the supplement, the worst bang for our buck we essentially get.
On that note, there’s another aspect. Shipping is pretty much impossible for these. Because they have to be refrigerated at all times. Otherwise, we’ll lose out on a lot of Probiotics (and so, on a lot of our money). They themselves recommend that we do not ship them because that’s uncontrolled environment (heat, direct sunlight, etc.). Which will sabotage the product.
And so, realistically, the only way to get this is from a local store.
I Would Shortlist The Inner-Eco Coconut Water
To sum it all up, I like the whole idea of Inner-Eco Probiotic Coconut Water. I like the fact that they offer it with various flavors all of which are viable and use genuinely quality ingredients. I like the commitments to purity and potency. I like the CFUs abundance at the time of manufacturing and the likely abundance of strains that come with it.
But it’s not all great. The product has one truly major drawback.
It’s effectively unshippable. Or if you do ship it (even with ice-packs), it can still be essentially ruined by the time it arrives at your doorstep or by the time you acquire it from your local post office.
Additionally, I would love more unspecificity as to how much of CFUs Inner-Eco Probiotic Coconut Waters guarantee at the expiration date.
I mean, it’s fine to keep this idea of 100 billion CFU at the time of manufacturing. It’s probably great for marketing and that I do not oppose to. But it would be really nice if they were to put on the label another number that would indicate how much of Probiotics there will be at its lowest at the expiration date if kept and stored according to the recommendations (irrespective of whether they actually diminish in numbers or maybe even grow a bit over time).
And so, all in all, I would list this as a shortlist-able one (out of the categories of avoid it, consider it, shortlist it, or buy it).
If you have access to it in your local store, it feels like a good option. If not, I would recommend looking into this one (full review).
Above all, I hope this Inner-Eco Probiotic review helped you find the information you were looking for. What is its best asset in your opinion? Would you get it from a local store if it was available there? Let me know below.