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. And fifth, we’ll dissect pricing.
This Phillips’ Colon Health Probiotic Review To Test Its Awesomeness
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 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.
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. Namely, that’s protection against occasional gas, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation.
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 Dr. Ohhira Probiotics (review) or Purely Optimal Probiotics (review) do.
The almost only persuasion tactic here is that of the customer reviews section. The only other thing is the option to exchange our email for a coupon that I assume provides a small discount.
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.
Is this a time-waster?
As Far As Probiotic Contents, Those Are 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. To that end, there are definitely 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).
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 are 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.
We 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 [R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
And that’s exactly the case with the supplement of this review. The three “glue” ingredients (Potato Starch, Gelatin, and Silicon Dioxide) are all 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].
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. In other words, the potential gains are to be quite a bit more fleeting, brief, smaller, or barely noticeable in how they emerge.
Still, I like all of 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 For 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 and making their lives better?
According to the customer feedback section on the product page, it seems a little too early to tell. I mean, this is a section that used to be filled with a bunch of what felt like biased reviews. Probably to give the impression that Phillips’ Colon Health is a great product.
I mean, we encounter it so frequently when it comes to the manufacturers’ websites. We’ve seen it with the Nutrition Now PB8 Probiotic (review), Smidge Sensitive (GutPro) Probiotic (review) and so many others. But Phillips’ is no longer a place like that. At least not at the time of republishing this. And that’s something I really appreciate.
But either way, just the three Phillips’ Colon Health Probiotic reviews are far too insignificant to make a good assessment. Hence, I did some looking into what all other sellers and retailers are saying.
A total of 1,640 ratings I managed to come across. Out of these, 160 were negative (108 one-star and 52 two-star ratings) and 1,480 were positive (86 three-star, 175 four-star, and 1,219 five-star ratings). This leaves us at a global success rate of 90.2%. So, nine out of ten are happy with it. But here’s the really interesting part.
Fascinatingly, when it comes to negative feedback, a lot of people are complaining about the product 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 grimmer for them.
I Actually Did Not Expect The Colon Health Supplement To Be So Pricey
Now, there is at least one more aspect definitely worth considering and discussing. It’s about pricing. I mean, it’s an aspect every one of us kind of inherently assesses before buying anything. And to some extent, it’s certainly a very subjective thing. However, there are ways how we can look at all of it objectively. Which is what this section is about.
So, a container of this Colon Health thing typically costs $12.95. That’s for a container of 30 capsules or 30 servings, hence, 30 days’ worth. To do the math, that’s $0.43 per capsule. Now, since a capsule contains 1.5 billion CFU, the actual, easy to compare price is 28.8 cents per every billion or $2.88 per every 10 billion of the pro-organisms.
So, how does that compare?
In three words. Not very well.
I mean, just compare it with something like the Natren Healthy Trinity Probiotic (review). It’s what I consider to be a genuine quality but price-tag-heavy supplement.
What it costs is $69.95 per 30 capsules. The overwhelming difference is, however, the fact that instead of 1.5 billion CFU per capsule, it is 30 billion CFU.
So, the Natren costs 7.8 cents per every billion or 77.7 cents per 10 billion of Probiotics. Thus, it’s more than 3.5 times less than what Phillips’ Colon Health costs. Not only that, but Natren also offers third-party testing to approve quality. Phillips’ doesn’t do that.
And the difference is even more ridiculous if we compare the supplement of this review with something like the Live Conscious Pro-45 (review). This one on average will cost around $26.99 (but it is possible to get it cheaper). That’s for 30 servings. Hence, 19.4 cents per every 10 billion or 1.9 cents per every billion.
To paraphrase, that’s a mere 7% of what Probiotic of Phillips’ Colon Health costs. Plus, it’s more quality since the Live Conscious product does third-party testing. Plus, it offers every bit of the same Probiotics that the Colon Health thing does, only they’re far more abundant, and there are Prebiotics there, too. So, the difference is absolutely humongous.
To that end, I believe it’s fair to say that the Phillips’ Probiotic is not a bargain, to say the least.
To Me, It Makes No Sense To Go For This, I’d Say To Avoid It
I guess it’s hard to summarize the supplement of this review any better than how I did in the first paragraph when discussing the customer reviews. Namely, while there is nothing inherently wrong with the product, it’s just a rather weak attempt at the whole idea. Sure, it can help. But as evidenced by the customer comments on it, it can backfire quite well also.
Granted, it’s a rather cheap supplement per container. But then, again, this cheapness just permeates all and throughout. Meaning, it isn’t actually much value, namely, we get what we pay for. I mean, the fact that there are more capable supplements for 3.5 times lower price has to say something about the product, right?
I mean, if you really think about it, it’s just absolutely ridiculous. Plus, it’s not like it contains some magical, next-level, super-advanced Probiotic strains. No, you get those same in many other products, and they’re more abundant there.
Hence, the way I see it, there’s no way around it. The truth of this is that the Phillips’ Colon Health Probiotic is just overpriced as hell.
And so, with that in mind, (out of avoid it, consider it, shortlist it, buy it), I would recommend to avoid it. I mean, normally, I would say that this is fine to consider since there are no inherently bad ingredients in it. But the price is just too much. Therefore, the recommendation to avoid.
That said, as we, in a sense, did touch upon, there certainly are better options out there. Of all of them, I believe the Live Conscious Pro-45 (full review) is one of the best options both in terms of price and quality currently out there.
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. And feel free to leave your own personal reviews below as well.