Many customers absolutely swear by the Peals Acidophilus. For them, it’s the holy grail of Probiotics and has helped so much in managing gas. Others even compare it to drugs like Miralax while this being the way better option. So, in this Florajen Acidophilus review, this supplement of Nature’s Way Probiotic lineup, we will go through and really get a good feel of what the supplement is about.
To make that happen, we’ll dissect the promotional materials. We’ll devote time to researching the beneficial ingredients and researching the additives as well. After that, it will be about diving into the customer reviews and global success rates. All of which we’ll end with looking at pricing and whether or not it’s a good bang for the buck.
This Pearls Acidophilus Review To Dissect This Thing Real Properly
According to the manufacturer, the Nature’s Way Probiotic Pearls Acidophilus is a supplement “formulated with L. acidophilus and B. longum strains to promote digestive balance, immune, and colon health, while protecting against occasional bloating, constipation, and digestive discomfort.” Per their words, it’s “Tiny, tough, and convenient.” So, quite promising by these statements [R].
All in all, it feels really solid. Moreover, it isn’t painful at as far as marketing tactics they use go.
They have a customer review section which at this time has zero reviews. Then, there’s also the 45-day money-back guarantee. There’s also a FAQ section which I would consider to be a semi-tactic. And then, there are statements about quality which can also help people decide in favor of the Pearls Acidophilus.
As for the benefits, they promise a few. Digestive health, immune health, and colon health are the main ones. Then, there are also promises to reduce bloating, constipation and digestive discomfort in general.
As for the free-of claims, the Nature’s Way Probiotic Pearls Acidophilus is said to be Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Yeast-Free, Wheat-Free, Salt-Free, Artificial-Colors-Free, Artificial-Flavors-Free, and Preservatives-Free. So, plenty of those claims.
But is the supplement of this review really worth buying?
The Ingredients Just Left Me Scratching My Head
Right off the bat, I have to say that I don’t really like the beneficial ingredients that the Pearls Acidophilus Probiotic brings to the table. Yes, it brings more different strains than something like the Nature Made Acidophilus Probiotics (review) and, yes, the amounts are higher than in the Nature’s Bounty Acidophilus Probiotic (review). But it’s still not good.
So, per serving (one softgel), the supplement of this review offers 11 milligrams (1 Billion CFU) of a Proprietary Probiotic Blend. This blend consists of an unspecified amount of Bifidobacterium longum BB536 and Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM.
So, what is this? Is this good?
For starters, I don’t appreciate that total amount of CFUs. I mean, that’s better than nothing but, generally speaking, we should be looking a Probiotic that brings at least 20-40 Billion CFU daily. To make that happen with the Pearls Acidophilus, we would pretty much need to consume the entire container in a day.
And so, to that end, I wouldn’t be surprised to not encounter any benefits when consuming this product. I mean, sure, there might be some gains. But all of them, the way I see it, will be limited at best. One Billion CFU is just not enough [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Also, I don’t really like this two-strain blend they use. I mean, if they want it to be a blend, why not make it about at least 10 different strains, the optimal way. Or if they want it to be a specialized Lactobacillus Acidophilus supplement, why do they add another strain to the mix? To me, that makes no sense [R, R, R, R].
It’s like wanting to do a one-Probiotic-strain-specific supplement and then, deciding to drop in another Probiotic strain just to mess with people. Because this Acidophilus Probiotic supplement contains one other strain that is the predominant one in the blend. I mean, why do they not call it Pearls longum? That’s beyond me [R].
Another thing suboptimal is the fact that it doesn’t add any Prebiotics. These can be plenty of helpful when it comes to ensuring that the Probiotics supplement is really beneficial. Most quality Probiotics do add them. And I believe that’s always the way to go. But the Nature’s Way Probiotic Pearls Acidophilus doesn’t agree [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
One thing I do like is that they do plenty of testing on their supplements. Sure, that’s not as great as when we got third-party testing to approve things. But that’s still good. And as far as sheer manufacturing practices, doubts I do not have about the supplement of this review [R].
To Review Additives, The Choices Made Are Certainly Not Optimal
Sadly, good manufacturing practices and processes don’t really make up for the poor choice of additives. I mean, even third-party testing or any testing for that matter don’t make up for that. Some ingredients like the High-Fructose Corn Syrup or Polysorbate 80 are bad regardless of how they are being tested [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
The question is, does the Probiotic Pearls Acidophilus of Nature’s Way contain any such inherently bad ingredients?
Yes, it does. At least I believe so.
So, it’s got Palm Oil, Gelatin, Glycerin, Soy Lecithin, and Pectin. Of these, I don’t have any problem with Gelatin, Glycerin, and Pectin. The truth is these can even be slightly beneficial. They’re definitely nothing less than harmless.
Palm Oil is at times referred to as something healthy. People write about the benefits of this oil on the internet. However, the reality is that it’s the most widely used vegetable oil on the planet. And as a vegetable, it isn’t an optimal source of fat at all. And it can cause plenty of inflammation, especially if heated. Which would be, even more, the case if it was hydrogenated [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Either way, it’s certainly not the most optimal choice for the oil. It’s a cheap source for the additive purpose, for sure. But quality does ask for something like olive oil or coconut oil. Or even just avoid using an oil altogether like in TheraBreath Probiotics (review) and Florastor Probiotic (review).
Whereas Soy Lecithin is likely of GMO Soy. I mean, did you notice that the Pearls Acidophilus claims to be all kinds of free but then, basically, forgets to add the most important one, the Non-GMO claim. That’s likely because it does have GMOs [R, R].
And Soy is the most likely abuser of that. Still, it seems to be quite a controversial subject of whether or not GMO Soy Lecithin is a bad thing and harmful. Personally, I would believe so due to GMOs being an insane lectin source that can easily cause tons and tons of inflammation. Which is basically the underlying reason for almost all ill-health conditions, including cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, dementia, and so many others [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
One definitely good thing, however, that the Nature’s Way Probiotic Pearls Acidophilus does is it encapsulates the Probiotics for them to not die off while going through stomach acid. And that’s a great thing to see. It just means that the Probiotics in this are not wasted in the delivery process [R, R, R].
As Far As Reviews Go, The Pearls Probiotic Is Supposedly Really Great
Typically, when it comes to customer reviews, many product pages are absolutely overblown with unnaturally positive customer reviews. Both the Biotrust PRO-X10 Probiotic (review) and the 1MD Complete Probiotics Platinum (review) are definitely examples of that. But with the supplement of this review, we don’t have that.
In fact, when it comes to the Nature’s Way Probiotic Pearls Acidophilus reviews, the product page is as blank as they come. Hence, no real insight is to be gained there. But all other third-party sellers and retailers definitely do have that insight.
In fact, when I did the research for those, I managed to find a total of 2,601 customer reviews. And that’s definitely plenty to assess the global success rates.
Of these 2,601 Pearls Acidophilus reviews, we have 2,341 which are positive (126 three-star, 309 four-star, 1906 five-star) and 260 that are negative (147 one-star, 113 two-star). In other words, that’s a global success rate of 90.0%. Which is typically kind of the margin value between suboptimal Probiotic supplements and quality ones.
So, does this success rate mean that it’s a good buy regardless of what we discussed above?
No, and that’s the danger because many people base their purchasing decisions on that alone which they shouldn’t. Even more so because many of the reviews, for example, on Amazon are paid ones. I mean, there are even companies out there that offer that kind of service. Hence, customer reviews are often kind of useless.
I mean, they’re good to provide a more dynamic look at a supplement. But nothing more than that.
The Pricing Is Bonkers High Even For An Acidophilus Supplement
While most of the Pearls Acidophilus reviews complained about people not feeling any benefit, I did not typically see people complaining about the price. I mean, as pretty much always, there were a few who pointed out that pricing wasn’t great. But what is the reality of that? Is the price bad?
So, the supplement of this review typically costs $23.04 for a container of 90 softgels. That’s $0.26 per softgel of 1 Billion CFU. In other words, that’s $2.56 per every 10 Billion CFU. Which let me just put it out there, it is not a great price. It’s really, really high.
The Dr. Mercola Probiotics (review) typically cost $37.49 per container of 30 servings. To do the math, that’s $1.25 per serving or 17.9 cents per every 10 Billion CFU.
So, it’s at least 10 times less expensive but it provides a blend of 10 Probiotic strains instead of one or two. It also has got way better additives. That additives that I can’t fault at all. Plus, I would trust its manufacturing quality more. Plus, it’s Non-GMO. And it also delivers those Probiotics safely through stomach acid. Hence, it’s just so much better as an option.
If a Probiotic supplement specialized in the Lactobacillus Acidophilus strain is what we’re after, we have to look at something like the Florajen Acidophilus (review).
This one costs $24.99 for a container of 30 capsules. That’s 41.7 cents per every 10 Billion CFU. So, it’s not only five times cheaper but it’s also got way better additives and amounts per capsule. Whereas as far as quality, I would rate it compared to Pearls Acidophilus about even.
I mean, these are just a few examples. But the conclusion will be all the same no matter how many more Probiotics supplements we compare it with. The price on this Nature’s Way Pearls is just bad. I mean, sure, there are even worse options out there in regards to that. However, there are way more those that are just ridiculously better priced.
I Don’t Think It Is Worth It, I Would Never Buy It
Taking it all in, discussing the Nature’s Way Probiotic Pearls Acidophilus from every angle possible, I don’t think that it is that hot of a choice if what we’re after is improved digestive health and immune health.
I mean, sure, there are some good aspects to it. Like the fact that it protects the strains within it from the harmful effects of the stomach acid on Probiotics. The manufacturing quality also seems decent. However, overall, I think there is way worse about the supplement of this review than there is good.
I don’t like that it uses suboptimal additives. I don’t like that it offers only 1 Billion CFU per softgel. Furthermore, it’s not like it’s all Lactobacillus Acidophilus either. I don’t like that it doesn’t add any Prebiotics. I don’t like that it’s not Non-GMO.
But what I really hate is the price. Hence, (out of avoid it, consider it, shortlist it, buy it) I reckon we should avoid it. There is just too much bad and too little good.
That said, if you are after a really decent Probiotic supplement, this is my favorite one (full review). But if a Probiotic focusing on Lactobacillus Acidophilus only is your preferred way, I would suggest looking into this one (full review).
Above all, I hope this Pearls Acidophilus review of the Nature’s Way Probiotic helped you find the information you were looking for. Did you see a commercial of this somewhere? How did you came to learn about it? What do you think of it now? I would love to hear from you. Also, feel free to leave your own personal reviews on the product.