In this Phillips’ Colon Health review, we will make sure that we dissect the product entirely. To be really insightful and helpful.
We’ll start with the promotional materials and we’ll look at the health promises they make. Then, we’ll transition that into the active ingredients. We’ll look at what they’re about and also discuss the potential benefits. Third, it will be about the ingredients used to help keep all of that stuff together. And fourth, we will go into customer reviews and assess the global success rate.
The Promotional Materials of Phillips’ Colon Health Probiotics
According to the manufacturer, Phillips’ Colon Health Probiotics is “3 types of specially selected probiotics that help replenish good bacteria in the digestive system, including in the colon, helps defend against occasional digestive issues and support the health of your colon.” So, exactly as the name suggests, it’s very much about the colon health [R].
As for the product page itself, it may seem a bit much at first. But really, it’s all quite well structured with not that much text to read and more emphasis on watching and listening to videos they provide. To that extent, it’s a rather unique approach. One that we do not encounter with supplements like ActivatedYou Morning Complete (review) or Nutrition Essentials Probiotic (review).
As for the promised gains, they kind of promise four primary things apart from what we saw with the definition of the Phillips’ Colon Health product (the first paragraph of this section). They promise 4-in-1 Symptom Defense: protection “against occasional gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea” [R].
As for the marketing side of things, they don’t use much. We won’t find any kind of deals if we buy more than one right off the bat or if we subscribe to monthly shipments, like what we’ve seen supplements like New Chapter Probiotic All-Flora (review) or Purely Optimal Probiotics (review) do. The only persuasion tactic here is that of the customer reviews section (which may or may not be biased). And that’s it.
Other than that, the product is said to be GMO-Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Soy-Free. Plus, they also offer a 60-day money-back guarantee. But they, sure, can’t give you back the time wasted with this [R].
Is this a time-waster?
The Core Ingredients Are Not Looking Great, Definitely Not Ideal
Personally, I believe it does not look too promising. From the promotional materials, it may sound like a really good supplement but looking at the actual beneficial ingredients of it, not promising at all. In fact, there are a couple of things I am not particularly fond of.
So, per serving (one capsule), the Phillips’ Colon Health Probiotic contains 1.5 billion CFU of a Proprietary Blend that’s made out of Lactobacillus gasseri (KS-13), Bifidobacterium bifidum (G9-1), and Bifidobacterium longum (MM-2) [R].
Now, here’s the stuff I don’t like.
First, it offers just three different probiotic strains. Inherently, there’s nothing wrong with that. These can be very helpful as well. However, it’s not the most optimal approach. What we should be looking for instead is at least 10 different ones, but, generally speaking, the more the better. To that end, just three is definitely not ideal [R, R, R, R, R].
Second, the combined amounts of all three strains is just at 1.5 billion CFU. Which is not a lot, to say the least. The best practices for nutrient amounts persist on this idea that we need ideally 10-20 billion twice daily. Needless to say, those 1.5 billion CFU once daily is nowhere near that amount. I mean, it sure can help with gas, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea but it’s not the approach for maximum wellness [R, R, R, R, R].
Hence, while Colon Health Probiotic of Phillips’ may have looked really well initially, it doesn’t look nearly as good just based on the beneficial ingredients.
You Do Not Choose Just By Additives, But They Are Good Here
If the active ingredients in the Phillips’ Colon Health aren’t that good, it is much better in terms of additives than what most probiotic supplements, including Digestive Advantage Probiotics (review) and TruNature Digestive Probiotic (review), are. Additives are the often necessary glue to help keep all of the beneficial stuff together. Furthermore, they are not always harmful as many may believe.
And that’s exactly the case with the supplement of this review. The three “glue” ingredients – Potato Starch, Gelatin, and Silicon Dioxide – all are very harmless and okay to use substances, both short-term and long-term.
In fact, stuff like Gelatin can even be beneficial. It can provide various different amino acids which can then help our bodies to manage and fulfill certain functions. To that end, Gelatin is known to help battle the signs of aging, reduce joint and bone pain, and even increase brain function among other possible benefits [R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
That said since the supplement does not use the protein as its beneficial ingredient, there is likely to not be that much of it here. Hence, the potential gains are to be quite a bit more kind of fleeting, brief, smaller, or barely noticeable in how they emerge.
Still, I like all of this in this section much more than what we saw in the previous one. Sadly, it doesn’t really make sense to go for a supplement just because it has good additives.
Review Or No Review, Customer Reviews Are Okay On Most
So, I guess, generally speaking, we can probably agree that the Phillips’ Colon Health doesn’t look like much. I mean, there’s nothing inherently bad within it. But there could be so much more of the good stuff which would make the thing a lot more awesome.
But with all that in mind, what about its performance when it comes to actually helping people?
According to the customer section on the product page, the thing has been incredibly helpful. Only one bad review (2-star one) of a total of 39 there. Which as we’ve seen with supplements like Code Age Multi Collagen (review) or Ideal Collagen (review) can likely be biased, edited, and adjusted to fit the manufacturer’s needs to market the supplement better (because reviews from all other sources show a completely different, usually much lower success rate).
And so, we won’t rely just on that also here. I did some extensive research on the Phillips’ Colon Health Probiotic reviews subject, and here’s what I found.
A total of 1411 reviews I managed to come across. Out of these, 147 were negative (1-star, 2-star) and 1264 were positive (3-star, 4-star, 5-star). This leaves us at a global success rate of 89,6%. Which (surprise, surprise) is something significantly lower than what the manufacturer’s website leads to believe.
Fascinatingly, when it comes to negative feedback, a lot of people are complaining about the thing having the opposite effect. Meaning, it worsens their bowel movements, upset stomach, more gas, gut pain, serious diarrhea, proper bloating, you name it. Others even go as far as saying that it worsened their depression symptoms. Whereas with others, it was just like taking nothing, like they wouldn’t be taking a probiotic at all.
Hence, while we can find some reviews where people even call this the best probiotic out there (which, the way I see it, is beyond excessive and not true), others clearly are not getting any gains. Or even worse, it’s making things worse.
To Me, It Makes No Sense To Go For This, Avoid It
I guess, the first paragraph of the previous section summarized Phillips’ Colon Health perfectly. Namely, while there is nothing inherently wrong with the supplement, it’s just a rather weak attempt at the whole idea. Sure, it can help. But as evidenced by the customer reviews it can backfire quite well also.
Granted, it’s a rather cheap supplement. But then, again, it’s cheap and not that much value. I mean, for about 2.5x price, we can get about 10 times the CFU and have it be not only 3 strains but at least 10 instead.
Hence, I think it’s fair to say that despite superficial appearances, these Probiotics of Phillips’ aren’t exactly good value for the price. The way I see it, they are, in fact, much more expensive per billion CFU of Probiotics than many other much more viable brands out there. Here the Purely Optimal Probiotics (full review) is just one example of that.
I hope that makes complete sense. :)
Other than that, I hope this Phillips’ Colon Health review helped you find the information you were looking for. Do you think it’s okay to have just three strains? Do you know anyone who’s tried this? Let me know below.