Imagine you found a bacteria brew that could help you eliminate food-related bloating, diarrhea, IBS, and IBD, and improve gut health while giving you silky smooth skin.
Would you take it? If your answer was “yes,” keep reading to learn more about the bacteria-based supplement known as Sculpt Nation’s Probiotics
More importantly, we’ll discuss whether it’s worth the cash.
About the Creator – Sculpt Nation
Sculpt Nation made this supplement, and Vince Sant created Sculpt Nation (other SN supplements include their Greens and Enzymes). Together, the V Shred guy and Sculpt Nation are out to replace the low-quality supplements plaguing his fans and everyone else.
But if you’ve known Vince long enough, you’ve most likely heard — and agreed with — the criticism surrounding him and his companies.
From time to time, Vince seems to unknowingly reveal his lack of knowledge on certain topics, especially the science of fitness.
But none of this stops the 2.32 million people on YouTube from following him, with another 1.2 million followers on Instagram. Meanwhile, the supplement company itself has 292k followers on Instagram.
In all fairness, not all of Vince’s programs and supplements suck, and many of them may be worth the hard-earned cash.
So let’s take a closer look at Sculpt Nation’s Probiotics to determine if you should buy or skip this supplement.
A Closer Look at Sculpt Nation’s Probiotics
Sculpt Nation’s Probiotics will cost you $49.00 for 30 servings of probiotic pills. This supplement’s main purpose is to:
- Boost gut health
- Reduce bloating
- Increase nutrient absorption
- Promote skin health
- Support immune system and possibly aid fat loss
Sculpt Nation’s Probiotics is supposed to achieve this by combining various good bacteria. But how does it work?
That’s exactly what we’re going to answer in the next section.
Note: Sculpt Nation’s Probiotic should be called a Synbiotic supplement because it contains both a prebiotic fiber and probiotic microorganisms.
What Are Probiotics & How Do They Work?
Probiotics are made up of bacteria. Don’t puke because these bacteria are friendly and have numerous health benefits when consumed.
Some of the reported benefits of Probiotics could include:
- Helping the digestive system
- Preventing and treating diarrhea
- Improvement of some mental health conditions
- Boosted immune system
- Losing weight and belly fat
- Reducing certain digestive disorders
Scientists have long disagreed on the specific benefits of probiotics and the exact strain that’s responsible for those benefits. Overall, probiotics play a beneficial role in gut health.
You can also get your probiotics from various foods like yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir, and tempeh. But another popular way to get your fair share of probiotics is through supplements.
Ingredients In Sculpt Nation’s Probiotics
Proprietary Probiotic Blend
Lactobacillus sporogenes, which is now formally referred to as Bacillus coagulans, has some reported benefits, which include:
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). One small human study suggests that Bacillus coagulans significantly alleviated symptoms of IBS in participants.
- Rheumatoid arthritis. Another study on 45 men and women suffering from Rheumatoid arthritis observed that participants taking Bacillus coagulans reported a reduction in disability and an improvement in the ability to perform daily activities like walking.
- Constipation. One Japanese study observed the fecal properties as well as the bowel movement of participants. After two weeks, participants who were supplemented with Bacillus coagulans reported an improvement in bowel function.
- Intestinal gas. A study of 61 participants investigated the effects of a distinct strain of Bacillus coagulans on intestinal gas-related symptoms. The study concludes that Bacillus coagulans was effective at reducing gastrointestinal and intestinal gas-related symptoms.
- Support the immune system. One study on ten healthy men and women found that a patented strain of Bacillus coagulans may be effective and safe for enhancing the body’s T-cell response to some viral respiratory tract infections.
Most of the research on the health benefits of Lactobacillus acidophilus is mixed and limited.
But here are some speculated benefits of Lactobacillus acidophilus:
- May promote gut health
- May alleviate symptoms of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
- May help to reduce cholesterol
- May prevent and reduce diarrhea
- May help prevent and reduce allergy symptoms
- May promote weight loss
- May help with preventing vaginal infections
- May help prevent and reduce eczema symptoms
Once again, the research on this particular probiotic (Bifidobacterium bifidum) is limited. But one study on 122 people suggests that Bifidobacterium bifidum supplementation can significantly reduce symptoms of IBS.
Also, this bacteria has some other observed benefits, which include optimizing immunity and treating eczema in infants.
Same story, different bacteria! The research regarding its benefits for gut health is promising but limited.
However, one particular study observed that Bifidobacterium longum significantly reduced the symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in participants. Additionally, they suggest that this bacteria may effectively prevent and treat IBD.
One main perk of Streptococcus thermophilus is breaking down lactose. As a result, it could make digestion easier for those who are lactose intolerant.
Streptococcus thermophilus is commonly used in dairy products like yogurt.
Like every other bacteria on this list, Lactobacillus bulgaricus is beneficial for your gut health. Also, it’s believed that Lactobacillus bulgaricus helps with IBD and constipation.
However, the research is lacking in both quantity and quality.
Although research is lacking, it seems that Lactobacillus paracasei is used clinically to prevent and treat allergic rhinitis.
Inulin can supposedly promote digestive health and help with the absorption of some nutrients like calcium .
Additionally, researchers suggest that inulin can also increase the number of good bacteria in the body, which can aid digestion and promote gut health. Inulin may also help control blood sugar and potentially reduce the risk of colon cancer.
The other ingredients include gelatin, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, and silicon dioxide.
|Nutrient||Amount Per Serving||%DV (Daily Value)|
|Proprietary Probiotic Blend||500 mg (3.8 billion CFUs)||**|
|Lactobacillus sporogenes, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium longum, Streptococcus thermophilus, Lactobacillus, bulgaricus, Lactobacillus paracasei|
** Daily Value (DV) not established.
How To Take Probiotics From Sculpt Nation
When it comes to taking Sculpt Nation’s supplements, the company is usually pretty vague and leaves out some essential details — like how much is too much.
But it seems like this supplement is meant to be taken with every meal. And, from what we can tell, one capsule makes a serving.
Side Effects of Probiotics
In a surprise twist, we found that the most common side effects of bacteria-based probiotics are an increase in bloating, gas, and constipation.
Additionally, it seems that some bacteria strains used in probiotic supplements can increase the production of histamine in the digestive tract of humans.
Now, a rise in histamine levels is thought to cause an allergic reaction with symptoms that include watery eyes, itching, a runny nose, and difficulty breathing. Of course, this is also bad for people with histamine intolerance.
To make matters worse, it seems like prebiotic fibers like inulin cause some gas and bloating.
Another major side effect is that the bacteria found in the probiotic may enter the bloodstream, which can lead to infection in susceptible people.
According to Healthline, those with a greater risk of infection from probiotics include:
- Anyone with a suppressed immune system
- Some with prolonged hospitalization
- People who recently underwent surgery
- People using venous catheters
Fortunately, it seems like the infection rate is low. In fact, only one in one million people are estimated to develop an infection by consuming probiotics with Lactobacilli bacteria.
Furthermore, one study suggests that probiotics can increase the risk of dying in people with severe acute pancreatitis.
Another thing to keep in mind is that each of the ingredients can act as a probiotic on its own, and each of them addresses different health problems. Thus, choosing the right one is important.
Supplements that combine various probiotics are called multi-probiotics or broad-spectrum probiotics.
Where Can You Buy Sculpt Nation’s Probiotics?
For whatever reason, Sculpt Nation doesn’t sell any of its supplements outside the brand’s online store, including their Probiotics.
For now, anyone interested in Sculpt Nation supplements should be ready to ship them directly from the company. But it shouldn’t be much of a hassle.
3 Probiotics Pros
Research Links Were Actually Added
It’s like Sculpt Nation finally heard our prayers and is now adding research links to its supplement sales page.
We’ll overlook the fact that one of the seven links is missing. Instead, let’s acknowledge this as an improvement to Sculpt Nation supplements.
Now, we haven’t verified the complete accuracy of each research link, but Sculpt Nation still gets its thumbs up in this department.
Most Ingredients Seem Effective
Although the effectiveness of the dosage is unclear, most of the ingredients are at least a bit effective at achieving the supplement’s purpose.
Anyone with celiac disease that’s planning to use this supplement likely won’t have to worry because Sculpt Nation’s Probiotics is entirely gluten-free.
2 Probiotics Cons
Another Sculpt Nation supplement, another proprietary blend – sad!
Even now, I’m yet to see a positive benefit to proprietary blends from a consumer’s perspective.
Proprietary blends tell us that we can’t and won’t know the exact amount of ingredients used. So no one can be sure when they’re consuming too much or too little of a certain ingredient, which is bad when you have allergies or serious concerns regarding dosages.
At this point, Sculpt Nation should investigate how proprietary blends affect their supplement sales because we aren’t impressed, and we believe that most people won’t be.
Effectiveness Is Unclear
If you can’t tell how much of each ingredient is added (thanks proprietary blend), then the effectiveness of the supplement will remain largely unclear.
If the effectiveness of the supplement is unclear, then you can’t justify the price. That’s what I think.
What Other Reviews Are Saying
Like almost every other Sculpt Nation supplement review, there isn’t any other independent review available.
However, we found a Sculpt Nation Probiotics review from Probiotickitchen, which isn’t much of a review. But hey, they seem to like this supplement.
Is Sculpt Nation’s Probiotics Worth it?
Finally, it’s time to play our favorite game, “Worth it, not worth it?”
So do we think Sculpt Nation’s Probiotics is worth the money?
Well, it’s hard to say when the main ingredient is a proprietary blend, which makes it impossible to assume its effectiveness by looking at the ingredients list.
Overall, the ingredients seem like they’ve got some potential. However, I find it hard to buy something when I can’t justify its quality and price.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5