Complete Probiotics Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)




  1. Q: How many capsules are in one bottle?
    A: A one month supply contains 60 capsules per bottle.
         A three-month supply contains 180 capsules per bottle.

  2. Q: What is the shelf life?
    A: Unrefrigerated, Complete Probiotics have an 18 months shelf life.

  3. Q: Where and how should I store this?
    A: Complete Probiotics should be stored in a cool, dry place.

  4. Q: What is the capsule made of?
    A: It is made of vegetable cellulose.

  5. Q: Are Complete Probiotics gluten free?
    A: Yes.

  6. Q: Can children take Probiotics?
    A: Children should take Powder Probiotic Packs.

  7. Q: What is the age recommendation?
    A: 18 years and above unless otherwise directed by your health care physician.

  8. Q: How will I benefit from Probiotics?
    A: Probiotics help promote your digestive health.* Complete Probiotics helps support your immune system and aid production of essential nutrients.* Complete Probiotics also enhance the synthesis of B vitamins and improve calcium absorption along with helping you keep a healthy balance of intestinal microflora, and promoting vaginal health in woman.*

  9. Q: How many strains of bacteria are in Complete Probiotics?
    A: There are 10 strains of bacteria in Dr. Mercola's Complete Probiotics.

  10. Q: What is each strain of bacteria contained in the Complete Probiotics responsible for?
    • Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1 - Works exceptionally well in your GI tract. It supports abdominal health, bloating and occasional elimination irregularities.* Supports the health of human epithelial cell lines when evaluated as part of a probiotic blend.*
    • Lactobacillus casei - Works with other helpful organisms, and helps to encourage the growth of other beneficial bacteria.*
    • Lactobacillus plantarum - Has been shown to be resistant to low pH conditions and able to survive bile concentrations in your intestine.
    • Lactobacillus salivarius - Promotes intestinal health and helps support your oral health as well.*
    • Lactobacillus rhamnosus - Assists your elimination and occasional intestinal discomfort by working to promote healthy intestinal microflora.*
    • Lactobacillus brevis - Beneficial lactic acid bacteria that helps support your GI tract.*
    • Bifidobacterium lactis- A friendly bacteria often found in raw yogurt known to help support healthy immune responses.*
    • Bifidobacterium longum- Helps keep your digestive system running smoothly, and helps support your immune system.*
    • Bifidobacterium bifidum- Helps promote a healthy balance of flora in your intestine. This organism provides excellent support for a healthy balance of microflora.*
    • Streptococcus thermophilus- High potency culture that helps maintain normal intestinal flora in your gut.*

  11. Q: Can I open the capsules and just take the powder?
    A: This product was designed to be swallowed in capsule form. However, you can still receive benefits if you prefer to open the capsule and sprinkle the powder over your food.

  12. Q: Are Complete Probiotics safe to consume while pregnant or nursing?
    A: Yes, Complete Probiotics are safe to take while pregnant or nursing.

  13. Q: Are Complete Probiotics safe for diabetics?
    A: Diabetics can take Complete Probiotics.

  14. Q: Are there any medical conditions or medication that should not be used in conjunction with this supplement?
    A: Check with your Doctor before taking Complete Probiotics if you are on blood thinning medication. You should consult with your physician if you have any medical conditions or are on any type of medication to ensure the safety of consuming this product.

  15. Q: Is the container recyclable?
    A: Yes.

  16. Q: What type of plastic (if applicable) is the bottle made of?
    A: PETE; Number 1 plastic.

  17. Q: Does it meet Kosher and/or Halal certifications?
    A: No, it does not meet Kosher or Halal certifications.

  18. Q: Is there any possibility of corn being present in the product? If so, is it non-GMO?
    A: There is no corn present in Complete Probiotics.

  19. Q: Does it contain or is it manufactured in a facility that processes any type of: Soy, Dairy/Milk, Yeast, Eggs, Casein, or Nuts?
    A: No.

  20. Q: I am lactose intolerant. Can I take Complete Probiotics?
    A: Complete Probiotics does not contain lactose, so people who are lactose intolerant can take it.

  21. Q: Should this be taken with food and/or water?
    A: We recommend taking Complete Probiotics with water before a meal, preferably in the morning.

  22. Q: Are the capsules enteric coated?
    A: The capsules are not enteric coated as enteric coating would deplete the shelf life and the survival of the bacteria.

  23. Q: Does Complete Probiotics contain any animal by-products?
    A: No.

  24. Q: Are the bacterial strains freeze dried?
    A: Yes, they are freeze dried. The freeze dried process is why Complete Probiotics do not require refrigeration. The strains come alive again once they reach the heat and churning of your stomach.
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