Provitalize from Better Body Co. tops our list for best Lactobacillus probiotic supplement, and with good reason.
Containing a staggering 68.2 Billion CFUs, Provitalize is the do-it-all probiotic that maximizes positive impact on gut health.
What’s In The Bottle?
Every serving of Provitalize formula provides 68.2 billion CFU which is comprised of Lactobacillus Gasseri, Bifidobacterium Breve, and Bifidobacterium Lactis. Additionally, the formula contains turmeric root extract and moringa leaf.
Bifidobacterium Breve is found naturally in our digestive tract. Studies have shown that B. Breve “activates” genes that impact fat metabolism and supports blood sugar levels.. Bifidobacterium Lactis is present in raw milk and has also been shown to promote better digestion, manage inflammatory responses, and importantly for women over 40, cholesterol levels.
Lactobacillus Gasseri boosts immunity, helps with allergies, and reduces the accumulation of belly fat. It has also been scientifically-proven to be an effective weight loss ingredient. A clinical trial published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that this probiotic strain caused an average 4.6% body fat loss over the course of 12 weeks.
What’s more, Lactobacillus Gasseri can be especially effective for women over 40. A clinical study published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology in 2019 examined the effects of a probiotic supplement containing L. Gasseri and other probiotic strains on gut microbiota and menopausal symptoms in postmenopausal women. The study found that the probiotic supplement was associated with significant improvements in not only hot flashes, but also mood, and quality of life compared to the control group.
Product Claims vs. Our Verdict
But what does all the science mean for you? Having tested the product over a number of weeks, we dug deeper into some of the key product claims.
Claim: Manages Bloating & Improves Digestion
Verdict: True. After the first week, we experienced a little bloating for a few days, although having read up on other reviews this could be due to product doing what it does in repairing the gut. From the second week onwards, bloating was significantly diminished, leading to a flatter-looking tummy, pre and post meals.
Claim: Supports Healthier Weight
Verdict: True. Having taken the product for little over 4 weeks, I am pleased to report that I’ve lost around 9lbs through a combination of exercise, a calorie-controlled diet, and taking Provitalize twice a day. Yes, it still requires work. But so far, this has proven to be more effective than a bunch of fat burning supplements that promise much, but ultimately deliver little.
Claim: Supports Better Sleep At Night
Verdict: Sort Of. With high levels of Tryptophan and Zinc found in Moringa Leaf Extract, Provitalize claims to help women regulate serotonin and melatonin levels while managing insomnia. Using a sleep tracker, I did notice a slight increase in deep sleep duration, however no other discernible difference in sleep efficiency. Although generally, I did have more energy in the morning, so this claim could be true, we just don’t have the underlying sleep tracking metrics to verify.
Provitalize is our number one choice when it comes to Lactobacillus supplements, thanks to several factors including the highest CFU count, results experienced, and its 100% natural, no-filler formulation.
Based on public reviews, customers have reported visible improvements in belly fat reduction, weight loss, fewer and less intense hot flashes and night sweats, better sleep, more energy, and better joint health.
When we tried the product ourselves, we also experienced a noticeable increase in energy, together with weight loss and a reduction in bloatedness.
Provitalize contains 350mg of curcumin per serving and clinically studied probiotic strains of L. Gasseri, B. Breve, and B. Lactis. It is difficult to find another product that contains this combination of natural ingredients.
With all that, Provitalize takes top-spot on our list.