Monday, November 7, 2011

Member's Mark 4X Probiotic

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to try Member's Mark 4X Probiotic. I have been using it for almost two weeks now and wanted to share my experience to date.

First, the packaging.

For some reason, I was expecting to find two bottles inside the package. Clearly, I hadn't read the packaging, because it very clearly references the blister packs.
I was glad to see that the pills were packaged seven per blister pack AND they were labeled with the days.
How many times I have wondered, did I take this or that...with this, there are no questions. If that day's pill is there, then I didn't take it. The small blister packs work well too for travel. They can easily be tucked into my bathroom bag or my purse to take with me. The biggest drawback is that the packaging is not child proof.

Second, the pill. The size and shape of the pill seems reasonable to me, in that there were no issues with swallowing it. I have taken some items in the past that were too big or oddly shaped, making them difficult to swallow.
I don't know much detail about the benefits of each probiotic or one over another, but here you can see the make-up of the Member's Mark 4X Probiotic in comparison to a competitor.

Third, the experience. The first few days, I would say that there was little change that I noticed. If anything, the indigestion "symptoms" seemed to be worse within those first couple of days. After a few days though, they went away. Now, I've only been taking for just over a week and maybe it was coincidental or maybe it was because I was taking a probiotic, when we went out for Mexican for dinner with family for my daughter's birthday, I didn't have the normal indigestion that comes with a night out. I would want to repeat those results before saying that it was as a result of taking probiotics and not that my body just reacted differently. I plan to continue to take them and see how they work for me.

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and MamaBzz. All opinions expressed are my own or that of my family.


Jen @ BigBinder said...

I'm with you on the packaging - I loved knowing whether or not I had taken my probiotic that day or not!