This Natren Healthy Trinity Probiotic review will be heavily focused on finding the truth about the product, to find the unbiased truth.
To make that happen, we’ll start with discussing their marketing and sales tactics. We’ll continue by exploring the beneficial ingredients. That we’ll turn into an in-depth idea on the additives. Which then, we’ll continue with a look at the customer reviews and global success rates. Finally, we’ll make it about the price and all aspects considering that.
Natren Superficially Doesn’t Promise Much & Marketing’s Big
According to the manufacturer, Natren Healthy Trinity Probiotic is an “amazing three-in-one probiotic supplement [that] is our most potent and popular product.” Per their words, “each non-dairy probiotic capsule contains a minimum of 30 billion colony forming units (cfu) of three potent, super strains of beneficial bacteria.” So, decently promising right off the bat [R].
As for the product page, it feels quite bried. Which is rather refreshing after such supplements like Bowtrol Probiotics (review) and Dr. Ohhira Probiotics (review). That said, I wouldn’t say that this Natren thing goes easy on the marketing.
The thing that springs out immediately is the subscribe and save deal. Here it’s more potent than the versions of the same approach that we’ve seen for Smidge Sensitive (GutPro) Probiotic (review) and Renew Life Ultimate Flora Probiotic (review). The Health Trinity basically also offers free shipping, a money-back guarantee, and there are both testimonials and customer reviews [R, R, R].
As far as promised benefits, it’s much like the Inner-Eco Probiotic (review). Meaning, it’s one of those products that is not in our face at all. They’re mostly just ramming about this notion of “beneficial bacteria.” The biggest thing to an actual benefit that they mention is this idea of the supplement being “formulated for complete GI health” and having our “digestive system working its best.” But that’s kind of it [R].
Other than that, the Natren Healthy Trinity Probiotic is said to be Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, FOS-Free, and Dairy-Free. But it also costs $69.95 per a month’s supply. So, is it genuinely worth it?
I Don’t Enjoy This Whole Notion Of “Super Strains”
Well, that’s a tricky question to answer just by the beneficial ingredients in this case. If we disregard the price completely, it does look somewhat okay, but I’m not a fan. I mean, from the bright side, I feel there are a few neat, rather unique things about it. But, realistically, it’s pretty darn weak.
So, per serving (one capsule), the Natren Healthy Trinity offers 5 billion CFU of Lactobacillus acidophilus, 20 billion CFU of Bifidobacterium bifidum, and 5 billion CFU of Lactobacillus bulgaricus. We only get 30 such capsules per a container. This potency is promised to be the case all until the date of expiry.
So, given that the good bacteria typically diminish over time, realistically we’re looking at at least 5 and 20 billions CFU. Which is a good thing. But I’m not huge on something entirely else with this.
They call all of those three strains “super strains.” And while that is fine in of itself, I don’t like the vibe that the idea gives. I mean, to me, “super strain” sounds like something really awesome, something others don’t do, something really value (even more so because with other Probiotic supplements we won’t typically find that expression).
And so, unintentionally (or intentially as hell and it’s just marketing), we’re kind of led into believing that these strains are better than what other supplements typically offer. But, frankly, all three of them are extremely common with great Probiotics. Like extremely common. Especially those that offer at least 10 strains like 1MD Complete Probiotics Platinum (review) or Purely Optimal Probiotics (review).
So, the Natren Healthy Trinity with just the three is pretty crap. I mean, it’s not entirely crap. Those are still some great strains in great amounts that correspond well with the best practices. But for the price just the three of them. It feels like a straight up rip-off to me [R, R, R, R, R].
And that’s despite the added layer of the thing also being third-party tested and they using some kind of patented cutting-edge probiotic science in the form of oil-matrix system to supposedly improve the efficiency of the whole thing (the latter of these is basically just a validated protection mechanism to make sure those probiotics survive stomach acid) [R, R].
To Review Additives, They’re Decent But Not Ideal
As it naturally is, that oil-matrix system asks for a rather unconventional set of additives when it comes to Probiotics. To illustrate, we don’t ever find a set of this kind by such classic supplements likeNutrition Now Pb8 Probiotic (review) and Phillips’ Colon Health (review). Still, luckily, the additives in Natren Healthy Trinity are not bad. Mostly.
So, what are them?
The Natren thing uses Sunflower Oil, Gelatin, and Mixed Tocopherols.
Gelatin is basically Collagen. Both are essentially very helpful substances to consume. The only real drawback of it can come in the form of bad breath. Other than that, even vegans should eat that stuff. It’s that healthy. Whereas Mixed Tocopherols are basically different shapes and sizes of vitamin E. Another extremely beneficial thing and an ideal choice for additives [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
What I’m not so fond of is the Sunflower Oil.
Yes, there are some positive characteristics that it can bring to the table. Meaning, it can be helpful. But, generally speaking, it’s one of the cheapest and more revenue-oriented solutions when it comes to picking an oil, at least the way I see it. Olive oil, flaxseed oil, avocado oil are just some of the very many quality choices. I would not consider Sunflower Oil one of them [R, R, R, R, R, R].
Healthy Trinity Get Enough Of Not Great Customer Reviews
With Natren Healthy Trinity Probiotic, it’s what we commonly find with supplements. Absolutely biased customer reviews in their review section. I mean, just 23 Natren Healthy Trinity Probiotic reviews, all of which are basically positive (3-star or higher). Which would mean a 100% global success rate.
But is that the accurate truth?
Hunting for every single review by all other sellers and retailers, painted a picture that I do not believe is great. I mean, for the price, the global success rate is pretty darn miserable, the way I see it.
So, out of the total of 389 Natren Healthy Trinity reviews that I managed to find, 280 were 5-star, 30 were 4-star, 23 were 3-star, 13 I found 2-star, and 43 of them were 1-star. Or a positive-negative ratio of 333 vs 56. Which isn’t great. Namely, that’s about 85.6% global success rate. Which, granted, is likely higher than that, but it’s still not very good. Not for that price.
On that note, the most common complain was one related to shipping-packaging. Meaning, when it was promised to be sent with ice packs to preserve the live cultures, it often wasn’t. And people did not exactly appreciate. Then, of course, there were those that swear by this being the best one out there (we get those people with every product). And then, of course, there were also those who felt ripped off because despite the price tag, the supplement did not do anything for them.
Personally, as you can probably already tell, I would have expected a much higher success rate. That said, objectively, it probably would have been significantly higher if people were given what they were promised. Or in other words, if there were those promised ice packs with every shipment of the Healthy Trinity.
But I guess we should not hold that against the manufacturer. Because this second-hand type of shipping wasn’t their doing. It was that of the other resellers.
So, it’s kind of a shame. But I feel it’s another one of those reasons why one should always get any supplement from the manufacturer, directly (at least whenever that is possible).
An Incredibly Expensive Probiotic, A Crazy Price Tag
I feel I’ve mentioned price quite a bit throughout this review. But I truly believe it’s something that kind of defines this one. Because all what the Healthy Trinity of Natren offers is fine, decent, perfectly acceptable if it was for less money. But it isn’t. I mean, unless you managed to snag it off some crazy promotion, I feel it’s difficult to find it cheaper than what the manufacturer offers.
So, a container of the Trinity which is 30 capsules where each capsule is at least 30 billion CFU comes for $69.95. There’s the option to get it with 20% off if we subscribe to regular shipments. But other than that, it’s $2.3317 per capsule, $0.077722 per billion CFU, or $7.7722 per 100 billion CFU. Which is a ton of money.
Hence, very little value for the price.
To illustrate, something like the 1MD Complete Probiotics Platinum (review) comes for about $0.026791 per billion CFU or $2.6791 per 100 billion CFU. So, just about 34.5% of what the Natren Health Trinity costs. Or it’s $0.027178 per billion CFU or $2.7178 per 100 billion CFU for something like the Renew Life Ultimate Flora Adult 50+ Probiotic (review). Which is another ridiculous difference as far as price.
I mean, clearly, the supplement of this review might be okay in terms of ingredients. But it’s sure as hell pricey.
I Absolutely Recommend Avoiding The Natren Health Trinity
Personally, I’m definitely not a fan of the Natren Healthy Trinity Probiotic. And so, I wouldn’t even consider it. I mean, I would just outright recommend avoiding it.
Sure, the beneficial ingredients are pretty awesome. The oil-matrix technology also sounds neat. Plus, the additives in of themselves are not the worst. Then, the success rates may seem not that high. But if they were to correctly package it, I think they would probably be at 90% and above. Plus, the third-party testing to ensure quality.
Or, in other words, it’s really great if we’re considering just the sheer characteristics of the thing.
But if we look at the price, it’s just not worth it. I feel there are quite a few options that easily rival Natren Healthy Trinity’s quality without even coming even close to that price tag. Personally, the 1MD Complete Probiotics Platinum (full review) is one of my favorite examples of that.
Above all, I hope this Natren Healthy Trinity Probiotic review helped you find the information you were looking for. What do you think of the product? Is it worth that buck? Or is it absolutely overpriced and 100% not worth it? What’s your least favorite feature of it? Let me know below.