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ProbioSlim is a probiotic supplement that the makers claim will improve your digestion and help you lose weight as well. The company are offering a free 14-day sample to try risk free but beware this offer may come with strings attached. We find out more about ProbioSlim.

Most of us do not live as spotlessly as we would like to! If you have an unhealthy diet and lifestyle your weight and your digestive maybe causing you problems. ProbioSlim is a supplement that proposes a way to remedy these two issues in one capsule.

Probioslim Pros

  • May not cause too many side effects

Probioslim Cons

  • Very little feedback and most is negative
  • Enrolled in auto-billing program
  • No money-back guarantee
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Probioslim Facts

  • Taking probiotic supplements can be dangerous for some people
  • If you send off for the free sample, you are automatically enrolled in an auto-billing programme unless you cancel within 18 days
  • One month’s supply of capsules costs $69.99

ProbioSlim comes with two major benefits, according to the company behind his supplement. It works to improve your digestion with probiotics and it also contains green tea believed to have a metabolism boosting effect.

We had not seen this combination before so agree with the advertised claim that it is “innovative” It seems to be two different pills rolled into one.

Probiotic supplements are used to encourage the growth of “good bacteria” in your intestine. Your digestive system is home to millions of beneficial bacteria and this intestinal flora helps maintain the linings through out the digestive system leading to a healthy digestive system.

Stomach healthWe have all seen the yoghurt advertisements that promote the use of probiotic supplements. When you think about it, it is a weird concept. It is estimated that between 500 and 1000 types of bacteria live in the human gut alone and we have both good bacteria and bad.

Good bacteria inhibit dangerous food bacteria and prevent them from growing.

Digestive problems such as gas, bloating, constipation and diarrhoea can be attributed to a lack of good bacteria.

Probiotic supplements can help keep your “good bacteria” at healthy levels and your digestive system functioning efficiently.

ProbioSlim contains a patented formula called Lacto Spore. This probiotic supplement uses Bacillus Coagulans a bacterial species within the genus Bacillus. It is derived from milk and is believed to reduce IBS symptoms such as abdominal pain and bloating.

Lacto Spore is manufactured and distributed by the Sabinsa Corporation based in New Jersey. You cannot buy Lacto Spore direct but it is an ingredient in some health supplements.

In addition to Lactospore, ProbioSlim contains fibre – described as prebiotic – and nourishment for the probiotic microorganisms as well as green tea extract to help boost the metabolism and help weight loss.

In truth this combination seems unrelated and an odd pairing. There is no particular reason why a probiotic supplement and green tea should go together.

However if you are looking to improve your health holistically and are looking to lose weight and improve your digestion it might help.

ProbioSlim are offering a free trial, which got our alarm bells ringing because these can be notoriously problematic. With this one, you apply for 14 days free supply by filling in your address details and then your credit card details.

You are told that you only pay $4.99 for shipping costs.

Don’t be fooled into thinking that once you have received your free sample that is the last you will hear from this company.

According to the very small print, if you do not cancel the order within 18 days of ordering your free sample you will be enrolled in the ProbioSlim VIP program. The company states that:

As a member you will be sent a one month supply of ProbioSlim 18 days from now and then every 30 days thereafter for $69.99 plus $4.99 shipping.

We are not impressed that this information is included in such tiny print but as we all know it is always important to read the small print, especially when you hand over your card details. You can cancel this agreement by calling the company.

Terms and conditions state:

To cancel future shipments, you must call 1-877-869-3308 at least 1 day prior to the date that your next monthly delivery ships. Customers in Australia, please call us at 1800-198-226.
Customers in the United Kingdom, please call us at 0808-1019281. Our customer service center is open Mon-Fri: 9am – 9pm Eastern Time (US) and Sat: 12pm – 5pm Eastern Time (US)

ProbioSlim is a trademark brand by Nutraclick LLC who are based in Boston.Ma. However, ProbioSlim is available all over the world including Australia and the UK. The company are looking for vendors and for affiliate marketers who may be tempted to host a ProbioSlim advert on their website.

To use ProbioSlim take 1 capsule with breakfast and 1 capsule with dinner.

Probioslim Concerns:

  • Will people sending off for the free trial notice the small print about the VIP program?
  • There is no medical evidence that taking probiotic supplements is good for health
  • Potentially dangerous if you have a weakened immune system

What Does Probioslim Claim To Do?

ProbioSlim comes with three advertised benefits:

  • Promotes Healthy Digestion
  • Improves Intestinal Flora
  • Helps You Lose Weight

It is described as a “Safe Effective Supplement for Holistic Health” and contains “Groundbreaking probiotics and probiotics plus weight loss ingredients”.

According to the advertising;

The two major benefits of ProbioSlim are perfect complements to each other. Choosing ProbioSlim is one of the best ways to lose weight, not just because it is both safe and effective, but because supporting your digestive system while you work to drop pounds is a smart decision for overall health.

ProbioSlim does not come with any clinical evidence to prove that it works in the way as described.

So What Is Probioslim and What Are The Ingredients For Probioslim?

ProbioSlim is a combination of a probiotic supplement and diet pill. Each capsule contains 544mg of active ingredients but does not provide any information about the breakdown on quantities.

  • Lactospore: A patented probiotic supplement that contains Bacillus Coagulans. This organism was first identified in 1915 and is derived from fermented milk. There is evidence that it can improve abdominal pain and bloating in patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and it can help reduce the side effects of taking antibiotics such as thrush.
    If you are not suffering from digestive problems or antibiotic side effects there really seems little point in taking this probiotic supplement.
    Source: http://lactospore.com/about/
  • Kiwi extract: Fig extract and papaya extract. These three fruit extracts are described as prebiotics by the ProbioSlim advertising. Prebiotics are simply fibres that provide the probiotic organisms with food and so help maintain their presence in the gut.
    We all know that eating fibre is good for health but you could probably get the same effects simply by including more natural fibre into your diet. Especially as we are not told of the amounts contained in these capsules.
  • Green tea extract: Green tea contains antioxidants Catechins polyphenols and ECGC as well as caffeine and some research has suggested that it may play a role in helping to promote fat oxidation or fat burning. Green tea is known to have many health benefits and helps prevent against cell damage. Drinking more of this beverage is good for health however; it requires further investigation regarding its efficacy as a supplement for weight loss.
    Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10584049

So What Does All This Mean?

Not much. ProbioSlim probably will not do you too much harm but we cannot see how or why it should make you lose weight. It may improve your digestive health but you may find that changing your diet will have the same effect.

You do need to be cautious. Probiotic supplements are not approved as supplements and most of the health claims made about them remain unproven.

If you are suffering from some sort of digestive problem that won’t go away with a change of diet and lifestyle we advise that you see your doctor to check this out. Digestive problems are common and usually non-life threatening but can be a symptom of something more serious.

Does Probioslim Have Any Side Effects?

There is not much feedback available for ProbioSlim so we cannot bring you many real life experiences.

One customer reported;

Experiencing a lot of gas when taking this product and stopped using it.

You may experience similar digestive side effects around bloating and gas.

There is caffeine in green tea so if you are highly sensitive to this you may experience mild caffeine side effects such as jitteriness, anxiety and headaches.

Caution: Avoid if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not take if you have a weakened immune system or are elderly. Introducing live bacteria into your system can be dangerous so you should take medical advice beforehand. Avoid ProbioSlim if you are taking medication in case of drug interactions.

Any Probioslim Reviews From Customers?

Yes, there are a few but they are predominantly negative.

One customer reported;

After just about a month of taking this I do not see any change. No weight change, no loss of bloatiness.

Another reviewer put it like this:

This product has no proof that it really works. I also read that it should work but not when you first start taking it. It takes months to really show a small difference. I was still hungry. $50 down the drain. Like the old saying goes if it sounds like it is too good to be true. It probably is…

There are a couple of positive reviews. One customer reported

Have been using this product twice a day for 3 weeks and have lost 3 inches in my waist. I don’t feel bloated and my waist looks great. This also works very well for weight loss. Its awesome.

So Does Probioslim Work?

Despite the positive comment left on Amazon, we do not think that this supplement will help many people.

There is really nothing in it to cause dramatic weight loss and although green tea is good for supporting weight loss, results are generally modest. Taking a probiotic supplement does not cause weight loss either. We cannot see it will do anything at all and although it is supposed to reduce bloating, it actually may make it worse.

Where Can I Buy Probioslim?

You can buy ProbioSlim direct from the product website.

One month’s supply of 60 capsules costs $69.99 plus shipping charges of $4.99

The company will ship internationally so if you live in the UK or Australia you can buy.

We do not advise you to sign up to the free trial and the VIP Program because we have found that these types of agreements can be very difficult to cancel.

You can also buy ProbioSlim via Amazon.com for $59.99 including free shipping to US addresses.

What About A Guarantee

There is no money back guarantee on offer if you buy. However, you are advised you can keep your free sample if you ensure that you cancel the VIP membership within 18 days of ordering. We do not advise you to try this because sometimes supplement companies make this very difficult to do.

Watchdog Verdict

We are not impressed with ProbioSlim. We cannot see what it is supposed to do or how it is meant to help you lose weight. Words like probiotic sound good and are often used by the supplements industry but there is simply no evidence that taking a probiotic supplement is good for health or weight loss.

If you suffer from digestive problems try changing your diet and lifestyle and if that doesn’t work try seeing a specialist. Bloating and gas is often caused by food intolerance and you may find that once you identify the cause you can cure the problem. You should never leave digestive problems untreated because they can be a sign of something more serious.

If you want to take green tea, drinking it in natural form or taking another supplement may give you better results.

Finally, we are deeply mistrustful of so called free samples. They are rarely as straightforward as they seem and we feel that if you sign up to this one, you may be caught in a hard to cancel auto-billing cycle.

There is no question about this. We reject ProbioSlim.

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  1. Tom says:

    After taking this product for about a month with so light stomach pain, gas and bloating. I now have a serious urinary tract infection, and kidney pains. Not sure if this is all related to Probioslim, but I’ve never had these conditions before.

  2. Dinah Abbott says:

    I missed the fine print about signing up for an automatic billing and shipping. I just got the 2nd bottle for $75 with shipping charges and I haven’t even tried the first “free” sample. I am so bummed. I will call to cancel and I plan to tell my credit card this was not an authorized charge. I am very upset and feel very scammed.

    • Rachelle says:

      Dinah this is the same thing that happened to me as well I experienced bad abdominal pain and I.never felt pain like this in my intestine in my life. I got a second order of pills in the mail which puzzled me why they came until I read up on it on this site so im reaching out to my credit card company to let them know that I did not authorize this and an unknown person somehow authorized this border.

  3. Heydi hernandez says:

    I’m very upset how can they mail you something that you didn’t order I used my credit card once.for the sample and now ,they used again .without my autorization .

  4. Latoya says:

    I have been trying to call and cancel this product a week after receiving it. Heard it was a scam!!! I have not been able to concact anyone at this company. Now my card has been charge $75 and I can’t concact anyone or cancel. Today 9/2/14 this number is no longer a working number. I called at 7:15am and the line was working but said call back during business hrs. Called back at 8:30am and now the number does not work. Business hr are 8a-8p. I’m pissed and need to contact them. This is a scam!!

    • Rachelle says:

      Heydi this is the same thing that happened to me as well I experienced bad abdominal pain and I.never felt pain like this in my intestine in my life. I got a second order of pills in the mail which puzzled me why they came until I read up on it on this site so im reaching out to my credit card company to let them know that I did not authorize this and an unknown person somehow authorized this border.

  5. Rose Guerra says:

    Thank you for the reviews they were very beneficial, it is a shame that we are trusting these companies to do the right thing. I am learning to be more conscience in order not to get taken.Thank you again

  6. Kim Vona says:

    Actually I got a refund and they cancelled my VIP membership. I don’t know what everyone is talking about. The customer service was great to work with.

    • Tee Brown says:

      I agree customer service is great! After 1st sample I called to cancel because I didn’t see results with 1st sample. Customer Service sent me a 2nd free sample with extra 18 days to cancel. I called again and Customer Service extended the cancelation date for about 2 more weeks. You just need to call within their guidelines to cancel.

      • Joe says:

        Tee, That is the problem with this company, they are happy to extend your cancellation date in hopes you will forget to call and cancel by the new date. It is all just a scam and deceptive advertising.

    • Jon says:

      Learned over the years after being scammed by free trials that require me to give my credit card number. I started using a prepaid credit card which I would only put the amount needed on the card to make the purchase..That’s how you put an end to those small print reoccurring charges scams…And no! I would not recommend Probioslim to anyone…………

  7. Sondra says:

    I have been taking this for about 3 weeks. A week ago I started having terrible gas, bloating, stomach cramping and running to the toilet. I had never had these symptoms before. I’m not taking anymore. I also ordered from GNC to didn’t have to worry about the reorder issue.

    • Mary Brouillette says:

      I am experiencing the same thing. Terrible bloating, cramps, indigestion, gas after using one and a half weeks. Stopped taking. For those who’ve had these symptoms, how lovely ng did it last?

  8. Marie says:

    I received my bottle today, through GNC and after reading all the comments, I am sending my unopened bottle back. If you purchased it with a credit card you may return at any store, I paid with PayPal, so I need to mail it back. Thanks for all the comments!!

  9. Seth Rand says:

    Meh, watch out for this auto-renewal scam this company is playing. They have the fine print buried under another link on their main page which states that if you don’t call to cancel within 18 days they will send you another bottle for a whopping $69.99 + $4.99 S&H. I’d planned on trying it then if it worked buying more at a local GNC not playing this ridiculous game. If after I’ve canceled upon receiving and returning the first unordered bottle I’ll contact my bank to do a credit card charge back. Feeling quite annoyed….

  10. Michelle Shepherd says:

    I saw the Probioslim free trial and decided to do it. Why not?.. two weeks later I received a month’s supply that I hadn’t ordered. I didn’t even try the product and already they were sending me more WITHOUT my authorization! I called them at 1-877-869-3308 and to my surprise I got an answer. During the call I got put on hold twice for five minutes at a time. I was told they cancelled any further shipments and would refund my money.. I’m skeptical considering I was basically hung up on! I will certainly be calling my credit card company. DO NOT FALL FOR THE PROBIOSLIM FREE TRIAL SCAM!

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