F.A.Qs

COMPANY, POLICY AND GUARANTEE QUESTIONS:

At this point, we only ship for orders placed on our website to the US, including Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. The shipping costs to Canada are ridiculously high, even for a small bottle of probiotics.

Our guarantee is simple: If you don’t love our products, we will give you a 100% refund, no questions asked within 60 days of purchase.

All we ask is that you return the unused portion of the product within 60 days of the purchase. We will send you a prepaid postage shipping label for the return. You have no risk.

Yes. Everything we provide is made in the USA in an NSF GMP Certified and FDA Registered facility.

PROBIOTICS AND PREBIOTIC QUESTIONS:

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for you and similar to those found naturally in your digestive system. Your lower digestive tract contains trillions of bacteria, which play a key role in digestion, how nutrients are passed into the bloodstream of your body, hormone production, and other important functions.

Probiotics can play a key role in your digestive system and overall health. They help replenish the natural population of “friendly” bacteria in your intestines. Research points to many potential benefits of probiotics in maintaining good digestive system health and the crucial role this can play in weight regulation, a strong immune system, better mood, mental clarity, sounder sleep, healthier skin, cardiovascular health and higher energy levels.

Modern life and its high stress lifestyles, consumption of processed foods, high sugar intake and over-exposure to antibiotics (from medication and through eating food products from animals treated with antibiotics) can drastically alter the balance of good bacteria in your gut. Probiotics can help repopulate your digestive system with “friendly” bacteria and ward off harmful bacteria, which can support better overall health.

Research has pointed to potential benefits of Probiotics in supporting digestive and immune health, better weight regulation, healthier cholesterol levels, better mood, mental clarity and sleep, along with a host of other potential benefits.

More and more research suggest that having too many bad bacteria in your digestive system, and not enough good bacteria, can cause serious harm to many of your body’s systems. Probiotics can help restore a healthy balance of good bacteria in your digestive system.

A probiotic dietary supplement can aid your health by helping maintain a healthy population of friendly bacteria in your digestive tract. The right probiotic supplement can support good digestive system and immune health, weight regulation, better mood, mental clarity, sounder sleep, healthier skin, cardiovascular health and higher energy levels. A wide-spectrum Probiotics blend, like that from Doctors Pick, can supply a whole range of the key clinically studies probiotic types believed to be most helpful to your body.

Probiotics can indeed help regularity—both ways, constipation and diarrhea control. Both are often due to intestinal health and microbial balance issues.

Probiotics are found in certain foods and taken as supplements. Foods containing probiotics include some yogurts, cheeses, lactobacillus milks or kefir, sauerkraut, kombucha and kimchi. However, pasteurization, which kills most living organisms including probiotics, limits the benefits of some of these food sources. Also, these foods typically have only low amounts and a few types of Probiotics (called “strains”).

A wide-spectrum probiotic supplement (like Doctors Pick 60B CFU Probiotics + Organic Prebiotic blend supplies a potent serving of a wide range key clinically studied Probiotic strains. The prebiotic component of the formula helps the probiotics flourish in your digestive tract.

For generally healthy people, probiotic foods and supplements can be safely consumed. Some people might experience temporary gas and bloating. This usually subsides in a few days or weeks of continued use. If gas or bloating side effects continue for more than a few weeks, stop taking the probiotics and consult a medical professional. For people that are lactose intolerant, trying to consume probiotics from dairy sources can cause stomach discomfort. Probiotics should not be consumed by those with compromised immune systems, such as HIV, or pancreatitis, without medical advice first.

Prebiotics are food for good bacteria in your digestive system. They are essential for gut bacteria and probiotics to thrive. In this way, consuming prebiotics will help you gain the health benefits from probiotics.

If you are eating a healthy diet, then you probably are consuming prebiotics that are found in foods like apples and bananas, asparagus, Jerusalem artichokes, onions, leeks, garlic, cocoa, and in various grains.

Prebiotic supplements can help you the necessary amounts needed daily, even for those with healthy diets. Prebiotics, when combined with probiotics in a blend, such as Doctors Pick Probiotics+Prebiotic blend, help ensure the probiotics thrive in your digestive system.

Our probiotics don’t need refrigeration because of the way the tiny single celled organisms, the probiotic bacteria, are dried during their production.  When dried, the tiny organisms go into something like a “hibernation”. They can survive in this condition for very long periods of time under normal conditions of both relative cold and heat.

 

When the dried probiotics come into contact with the moisture in your intestinal lining, they “awaken” and resume living normally again. 

 

To help ensure the probiotics stay dry until you take them, we package them in a very high quality bottle specially designed to keep moisture out.

Perhaps the best time to take the probiotic is in the morning. However, doesn’t make a whole lot of difference if it’s more convenient for you to take it at night instead. Taking your probiotics consistently at around the same period each day is the most important factor.

PRODUCT SPECIFIC QUESTIONS:

FEM PRO Questions:

FEM PRO is manufactured in an NSF GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) Certified Factory , under the highest standards in the industry. The factory is FDA registered and located in the US.

Our product is very safe and formulated based on 187 clinical studies. In formulating our probiotics, we work with a team of scientists who specialize in probiotics in health products and foods and beverages. They’re some of the best in the business.

The citations for the clinical studies underlying FEM PRO are right here on our website: [Link]

Good gut health can play an important part in weight control and loss. A good probiotic can definitely help, and ours is designed with several key probiotics for just that purpose. However, no probiotic–or any supplement period–is a magic bullet for weight loss. It can help with a better microbial gut balance, which is key to all kinds of health processes in the body.

Long term weight control also requires good lifestyle and diet choices. This includes a diet low in processed foods, saturated fats, refined sugars and salt and at least some regular physical activity. Ideally, the more whole plant based the better—vegetables, fruits, nuts and legumes, pack tons of nutrition per calorie.

Probiotics can help, but they can’t offset the scourges of modern convenience and processed foods (white flours, sugar, saturated fats, butter and oil).

It doesn’t really matter whether you take the probiotic with food or on an empty stomach. One suggestion is to take it around the same time period everyday–i.e. breakfast time (or lunch, etc).

FEM PRO is designed to not need refrigeration and have a long and stable shelf life.

However, if you live in a very hot area during summer–like Phoenix, Arizona and you plan to store the probiotics for an extended period, it may be better to refrigerate.

Otherwise, there’s absolutely no benefit to refrigerating FEM PRO.

Men can also take the FEM PRO and it will work quite fine for them. FEM PRO, like our other popular probiotic, Broad Pro, focuses intensively on digestive, intestinal and urinary tract health, and immune strength, which are fundamental to the other potential benefits.

FEM PRO also has two additional probiotic strains (compared to our Broad Pro) that focus more on mood. Fem Pro also include higher dosages of certain probiotics strains that key in on mood, vaginal and UTI issues. These probiotic strains are also in Broad Pro, but in lower doses.

The suggested daily use  for FEM PRO is one capsule a day. Yes, you can take more and be just fine. But, FEM PRO is designed as a supplement to your gut health, not an attempt to re-colonize your gut with just the probiotics in it. The prebiotics they contain very specifically aim to both help the probiotics in the capsules as well as those “friendly” one you naturally have in your digestive tract.

We suggest only taking more than the recommended daily suggested amount only on your doctor’s advice.

One of the arts in the science of making the probiotic formula is to not mix too many probiotics, nor mix those that might conflict with each other. This would be the challenge with taking multiple different probiotics supplements. 

Rather than taking multiple probiotic supplements for good gut health, our suggestion is to take the Fem Pro and achieve the rest of good intestinal health from a great diet. Overloading on particular probiotic strains may actually be counterproductive. We use the amount of each strain that generally is what clinical studies show to give the best potential benefits.

More is not always better.

We would be cautious about probiotic supplement fads and the claims about overloading on specific probiotics for specialized purposes. There are only a relative handful of probiotic strains with a large enough amount of valid clinical tests to show potential benefits. We include most of them in Fem Pro (and our other probiotic, Broad Pro).

Of course, always follow your doctor’s advice on matters regarding taking large amounts of some specific probiotic strain.

Yes, you can take Fem Pro with vitamins.

Yes–the bacteria in the FEM PRO is live bacteria. Plus, we package our probiotics in a medical grade patented bottle to ensure 100% potency of the probiotics for their entire shelf life until expiration.

60 Billion CFUs Probiotic
(Broad Pro) Questions:

Broad Pro is manufactured in an NSF GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) Certified Factory , under the highest standards in the industry. The factory is FDA registered and located in the US.

Broad Pro is very safe and formulated based on 178 clinical studies. In formulating our probiotics, we work with a team of scientists who specialize in probiotics in health products and foods and beverages. They’re some of the best in the business.

The citations for the clinical studies underlying Broad Pro are right here on our website: [Link]

Several species of bacteria in your gut, including some in Broad Pro, play a key role in the body’s production of melatonin, a key hormone needed for a good night’s sleep. In addition, other probiotics and the organic saffron in Broad Pro can help fight stress and anxiety, negative emotions that can interfere with sleep.

Good gut health can play an important part in weight control and loss. A good probiotic can definitely help, and ours is designed with several key probiotics for just that purpose. However, no probiotic–or any supplement period–is a magic bullet for weight loss. It can help with a better microbial gut balance, which is key to all kinds of health processes in the body.

Long term weight control also requires good lifestyle and diet choices. This includes a diet low in processed foods, saturated fats, refined sugars and salt and at least some regular physical activity. Ideally, the more whole plant based the better—vegetables, fruits, nuts and legumes, pack tons of nutrition per calorie.

Probiotics can help, but they can’t offset the scourges of modern convenience and processed foods (white flours, sugar, saturated fats, butter and oil).

It doesn’t really matter whether you take the probiotic with food or on an empty stomach. One suggestion is to take it around the same time period everyday–i.e. breakfast time (or lunch, etc).

Broad Pro is designed to not need refrigeration and have a long and stable shelf life.

However, if you live in a very hot area during summer–like Phoenix, Arizona and you plan to store the probiotics for an extended period, it may be better to refrigerate.

Otherwise, there’s absolutely no benefit to refrigerating FEM PRO.

The suggested daily use  for Broad Pro is one capsule a day. Yes, you can take more and be just fine. However, keep in mind that Broad Pro is designed as a supplement to your gut health, not an attempt to re-colonize your gut with just the probiotics in it. The prebiotics they contain very specifically aim to both help the probiotics in the capsules as well as those “friendly” one you naturally have in your digestive tract.

We suggest only taking more than the recommended daily suggested amount only on your doctor’s advice.

One of the arts in the science of making the probiotic formula is to not mix too many probiotics, nor mix those that might conflict with each other. This would be the challenge with taking multiple different probiotics supplements. 

Rather than taking multiple probiotic supplements for good gut health, our suggestion is to take Broad Pro and achieve the rest of good intestinal health from a great diet. Overloading on particular probiotic strains may actually be counterproductive. We use the amount of each strain that generally is what clinical studies show to give the best potential benefits.

More is not always better.

We would be cautious about probiotic supplement fads and the claims about overloading on specific probiotics for specialized purposes. There are only a relative handful of probiotic strains with a large enough amount of valid clinical tests to show potential benefits. We include most of them in Broad Pro (and our other probiotic, Fem Pro).

Of course, always follow your doctor’s advice on matters regarding taking large amounts of some specific probiotic strain.

Yes, you can take Broad Pro with vitamins.

Yes–the bacteria in the Broad Pro are live bacteria. Plus, we package our probiotics in a medical grade patented bottle to ensure 100% potency of the probiotics for their entire shelf life until expiration.

THE 15 TOP CLINICALLY STUDIED PROBIOTIC STRAINS IN DOCTORS PICK BROAD PRO

(References at bottom of page: Most studies cited here were conducted on humans; only a relatively few listed involve lab animals.)
Doctors Pick BROAD PRO brings the best science has to offer

References:

 

Lactobacillus Acidophilus
  1. https://www.cancer.gov/publications/dictionaries/cancer-drug/def/probiotic-acidophilus
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8551535
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4847857/
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23747589
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10067658
  6. https://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(10)00545-X/fulltext
  7. https://www.clinicalmicrobiologyandinfection.com/article/S1198-743X(14)60601-7/fulltext

 

Lactobacillus Bulgaricus
  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3705123/
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21986509
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20487575
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22923109
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2680912/
  6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4475728/
  7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8432622
  8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10660098
  9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/597607
  10. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3564372

 

Lactobacillus Casei:
  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26419583
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26689231
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24673738
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20838859
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21810608
  6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26672414
  7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22505595
  8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3743185/
  9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4744000/
  10. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23992486
  11. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21329565
  12. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3858332/
  13. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6160870/#B55

 

Lactobacillus Fermentum:
  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2670518/
  2. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/jsfa.4214
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21218486
  4. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0899900707000111?via%3Dihub
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27447674
  6. https://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/328512
  7. https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/44/4/222

 

Lactobacillus Gasseri:

38. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20216555

  1. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/british-journal-of-nutrition/article/effect-of-lactobacillus-gasseri-sbt2055-in-fermented-milk-on-abdominal-adiposity-in-adults-in-a-randomised-controlled-trial/304E3E2EE11E0D3D4F5D85E7046118A1
  2. Kadooka Y et al. Effect of Lactobacillus gasseri SBT2055 in fermented milk on abdominal adiposity in adults in a randomized controlled trial. Br J Nutr. 2013 Nov 14;110(9):1696-703.Epub 2013 Apr 25
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4391304/
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3611107/
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4391304/
  6. Miyoshi M et al. Anti-obesity effect of Lactobacillus gasseri SBT2055 accompanied by inhibition of pro-inflammatory gene expression in the visceral adipose tissue in diet-induced obese mice.Eur J Nutr. 2014;53(2):599-606. doi: 10.1007/s00394-013-0568-9. Epub 2013 Aug 6.
  7. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00203-015-1101-8
  8. https://www.wageningenacademic.com/doi/10.3920/BM2014.0108

 

Lactobacillus Plantarum:
  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4594053/
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3419998/
  3. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304663353_Immunomodulatory_Effects_of_Lactobacillus_plantarum_Lp62_on_Intestinal_Epithelial_and_Mononuclear_Cells
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25598393
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26620542
  6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4882673/
  7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4936756/

 

Lactobacillus Reuteri:
  1. https://www.nature.com/articles/ejcn2012126
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22067612
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5917019/
  4. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1348-0421.2009.00154.x
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25688886
  6. https://www.nature.com/articles/ejcn2012126
  7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25531996
  8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15629974
  9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3813596/
  10. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2219330/
  11. https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/beneficial-bacteria-stimulate-youthful-thyroid-gland-activity-2165-7904.1000220.php?aid=26919
  12. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19895848

 

Lactobacillus Rhamnosus:
  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4155824/
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24299712
  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26365389
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21899584
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4844131/
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22692023
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22552453
  6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27596801
  7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23957340
  8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22702506
  9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26142892
  10. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23740456

 

Bifidobacterium Breve:
  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15491374
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1720633/
  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3048518/
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12598719
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16819382
  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27590263
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15269618
  3. https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/93/1/81/4597712
  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5084046/
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4034291/
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4965514/

 

Bifidobacterium Coagulans:
  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25079465
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24271261
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2079358
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2086441
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23786900
  6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26430929
  7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24706266
  8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25196301
  9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2826289/
  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4947834/
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25219857
  3. https://academic.oup.com/jn/article/145/7/1446/4589930
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2784472/
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4285933/
  6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4443394/
  7. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09168451.2014.972331
  8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3724383/
  9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4769834/
  10. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20140275
  11. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19332970
  12. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4129566/
  13. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24867512
  14. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3460128/

 

Bifidobacterium infantis:
  1. https://www.nature.com/articles/pr2004591
  2. https://academic.oup.com/femspd/article/66/3/353/577227
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23192454
  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20460726
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17189085
  3. https://gut.bmj.com/content/61/3/354
  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3744517/
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3744517/
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1774839/
  4. https://jmm.microbiologyresearch.org/content/journal/jmm/10.1099/jmm.0.47306-0#tab2
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17893165
  6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19291170
  7. https://academic.oup.com/femspd/article/55/3/324/496928
  8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17259812
  9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16689181
  10. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4997396/
  11. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19367213
  12. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16863564
  13. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26418574
  14. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25794930

 

Bifidobacterium Lactis (Note: was called “Bifidobacterium animalis in older studies”):
  1. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S089990071500461X?via%3Dihub
  2. https://www.nature.com/articles/pr2008218?proof=true&draft=journal
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18801055
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3265429/
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16794305
  6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19236549
  7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3171707/
  8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26268077
  9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19622191
  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4877827/
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15076628
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25599772
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15815206
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24322191
  6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2761588/
  7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22284965
  8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17635382
  9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18801055

 

Bifidobacterium Longum:

151.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15347767

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23192454
  2. https://academic.oup.com/femspd/article/66/3/353/577227
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22052061
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20460726
  5. https://jmm.microbiologyresearch.org/content/journal/jmm/10.1099/jmm.0.47306-0
  6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19291170
  7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17259812
  8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24774670
  9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12906063
  10. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16863564
  11. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19367213

 

Saccharomyces Boulardii:
  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3296087/
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25653151
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15858959
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4125647/
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2829915/
  6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21997865
  7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18256417
  8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17306006
  9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27283364
  10. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22476321
  11. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22335323
  12. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26216624
  13. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7872284
  14. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24311316
  15. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15740542
  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16572062
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15357564
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2494098
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7872284
  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7872284

 

Streptococcus Thermophilus:
  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14627358
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4034325/
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4526857/

 

Clinical Trial References for FEM PRO Formulation

At Doctors Pick, we only formulate nutritional products based on solid clinical evidence of potential benefits to you. Below is a list of the clinical trials, almost all on human participants, used as the basis for formulating FEM PRO.

References

Lactobacillus Acidophilus
1. https://www.cancer.gov/publications/dictionaries/cancer-drug/def/probiotic-acidophilus
2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8551535
3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4847857/
4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23747589
5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10067658
6. https://www.journalofdairyscience.org/article/S0022-0302(10)00545-X/fulltext
7. https://www.clinicalmicrobiologyandinfection.com/article/S1198-743X(14)60601-7/fulltext

Lactobacillus Bulgaricus
8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3705123/
9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21986509
10. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20487575
11. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22923109
12. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2680912/
13. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4475728/
14. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8432622
15. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10660098
16. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/597607
17. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3564372

Lactobacillus Casei:
18. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26419583
19. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26689231
20. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24673738
21. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20838859
22. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21810608
23. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26672414
24. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22505595
25. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3743185/
26. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4744000/
26. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23992486
28. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21329565
29. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3858332/
30. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6160870/#B55

Lactobacillus Fermentum:
31. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2670518/
32. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/jsfa.4214
33. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21218486
34. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0899900707000111?via%3Dihub
35. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27447674
36. https://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/328512
37. https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/44/4/222

Lactobacillus Gasseri:
38. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20216555
39. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/british-journal-of-nutrition/article/effect-of-lactobacillus-gasseri-sbt2055-in-fermented-milk-on-abdominal-adiposity-in-adults-in-a-randomised-controlled-trial/304E3E2EE11E0D3D4F5D85E7046118A1
40. Kadooka Y et al. Effect of Lactobacillus gasseri SBT2055 in fermented milk on abdominal adiposity in adults in a randomized controlled trial. Br J Nutr. 2013 Nov 14;110(9):1696-703.Epub 2013 Apr 25
41. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4391304/
42. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3611107/
43. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4391304/
44. Miyoshi M et al. Anti-obesity effect of Lactobacillus gasseri SBT2055 accompanied by inhibition of pro-inflammatory gene expression in the visceral adipose tissue in diet-induced obese mice.Eur J Nutr. 2014;53(2):599-606. doi: 10.1007/s00394-013-0568-9. Epub 2013 Aug 6.
45. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00203-015-1101-8
46. https://www.wageningenacademic.com/doi/10.3920/BM2014.0108

Lactobacillus Helveticus:
47. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20974015
48. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/282244005_Administration_of_Lactobacillus_helveticus_NS8_improves_behavioral_cognitive_and_biochemical_aberrations_caused_by_chronic_restraint_stress

Lactobacillus Plantarum:
49. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4594053/
50. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3419998/
51. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304663353_Immunomodulatory_Effects_of_Lactobacillus_plantarum_Lp62_on_Intestinal_Epithelial_and_Mononuclear_Cells
52. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25598393
53. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26620542
54. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4882673/
55. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4936756/

Lactobacillus Reuteri:
56. https://www.nature.com/articles/ejcn2012126
57. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22067612
58. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5917019/
59. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1348-0421.2009.00154.x
60. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25688886
61. https://www.nature.com/articles/ejcn2012126
62. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25531996
63. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15629974
64. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3813596/
65. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2219330/
66. https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/beneficial-bacteria-stimulate-youthful-thyroid-gland-activity-2165-7904.1000220.php?aid=26919
67. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19895848

Lactobacillus Rhamnosus:
68. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4155824/
69. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24299712
70. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4239510/
71. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26365389
72. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21899584
73. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4844131/
74. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22692023
75. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22552453
76. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27596801
77. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23957340
78. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22702506
79. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26142892
80. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23740456

Bifidobacterium bifidum:
81. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27219886
82. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27681077
83. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28786012
84. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28326881
85. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3305430/
86. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27209439
87. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25604727
88. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17878180
89. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25909149
90. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5133134/
91. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22205338
92. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25648808
93. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6570661/
94. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25244414
95. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2630703/
96. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15829425
97. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27623957
98. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1597660
99. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21418261
100. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18785988
101. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2874795/

Bifidobacterium Breve:
102. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15491374
103. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1720633/
104. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3048518/
105. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12598719
106. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16819382
107. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27590263
108. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15269618
109. https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/93/1/81/4597712
110. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5084046/
111. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4034291/
112. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4965514/

Bifidobacterium Coagulans:
113. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25079465
114. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24271261
115. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2079358
116. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2086441
117. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23786900
118. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26430929
119. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24706266
120. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25196301
121. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2826289/
122. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4947834/
123. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25219857
124. https://academic.oup.com/jn/article/145/7/1446/4589930
125. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2784472/
126. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4285933/
127. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4443394/
128. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09168451.2014.972331
129. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3724383/
130. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4769834/
131. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20140275
132. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19332970
133. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4129566/
134. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24867512
135. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3460128/

Bifidobacterium infantis:
136. https://www.nature.com/articles/pr2004591
137. https://academic.oup.com/femspd/article/66/3/353/577227
138. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23192454
139. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20460726
140. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17189085
141. https://gut.bmj.com/content/61/3/354
142. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3744517/
143. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3744517/
144. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1774839/
145. https://jmm.microbiologyresearch.org/content/journal/jmm/10.1099/jmm.0.47306-0#tab2
146. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17893165
147. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19291170
148. https://academic.oup.com/femspd/article/55/3/324/496928
149. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17259812
150. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16689181
151. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4997396/
152. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19367213
153. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16863564
154. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26418574
155. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25794930

Bifidobacterium Lactis (Note: was called “Bifidobacterium animalis in older studies”):
156. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S089990071500461X?via%3Dihub
157. https://www.nature.com/articles/pr2008218?proof=true&draft=journal
158. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18801055
159. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3265429/
160. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16794305
161. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19236549
162. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3171707/
163. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26268077
164. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19622191
165. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4877827/
166. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15076628
167. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25599772
168. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15815206
169. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24322191
170. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2761588/
171. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22284965
172. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17635382
173. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18801055

Bifidobacterium Longum:
174. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15347767
175. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23192454
176. https://academic.oup.com/femspd/article/66/3/353/577227
177. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22052061
178. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20460726
178. https://jmm.microbiologyresearch.org/content/journal/jmm/10.1099/jmm.0.47306-0
180. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19291170
181. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17259812
182. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24774670
183. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12906063
184. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16863564
185. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19367213

Bacillus Subtilis:
186. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23328284
187. https://www.microbiologyresearch.org/content/journal/jmmcr/10.1099/jmmcr.0.004036
188. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.celrep.2019.12.078

Saccharomyces Boulardii:
189. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3296087/
190. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25653151
191. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15858959
192. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4125647/
193. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2829915/
194. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21997865
195. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18256417
196. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17306006
197. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27283364
198. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22476321
199. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22335323
200. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26216624
201. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7872284
202. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24311316
203. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15740542
204. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16572062
205. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15357564
206. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2494098
207. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7872284
208. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnagi.2016.00256/full

Saffron:
209: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4599112/
210: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4643654/
211. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27595298
212. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15707766
213. https://obgyn.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1471-0528.2007.01652.x
214. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19720342
215. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20831681
216. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19838862
217. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6941716/
218. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3850693/
219. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20688744
220. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30343354

Inubio™ Prebiotic Ingredients—Inulin, Chicory Root & Jerusalem Artichoke:
221. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6686634/
222. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28596023?dopt=Abstract
223. ttps://academic.oup.com/jn/search-results?f_TocHeadingTitle=Inulin%20and%20Oligofructose:%20Health%20Benefits%20and%20Claims-A%20Critical%20Review
224. https://academic.oup.com/jn/article/137/11/2524S/4664499
225. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3705355/
226. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6896694/
227. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24688953
228. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18853230
229. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27623982
230. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6041804/