Introduction of the probiotic Wonder Pro by LifeZen seems to coincide with the release of Wonder Woman movie. Both their W symbols also seem to be similar too. Will Wonder Pro be a kick-ass super hero like her?
What are Probiotics?
Probiotics are good bacteria that are beneficial to us. Human body is full of bacteria and are mostly found in the digestive tract. In fact, they outnumber the cells in our body. Probiotics are also found in certain food such as yogurt and fermented products. Probiotics are useful in treating digestive issues such as bloating, diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome, etc. However recently the benefits of probiotics have been found beyond digestive issues too. Probiotics are known to boost immunity, reduce urinary tract infections, better skin, more energy and even help in weight loss.
As per a study conducted by Harvard Medical School, probiotics reduce antibiotic-associated diarrhoea by 60%. Another study by American society of microbiology proved that probiotics promotes a healthy immune system.
About Wonder Pro
I used a banana-flavoured powder and it has a sweetish taste. Bacteria taste sweet and delicious! It is a combination of white powder and small crystal like things. When I took it for the first time, there was a tingling sound in the stomach and the bacteria seemed to signal their arrival in my stomach.
It needs to be swallowed from the sachet directly. It need not be mixed in water nor has any other special instructions. LifeZen company claims that the action of five super probiotics boost immunity, improves digestion, stimulates vitamin-B, helps metabolism and fights bloating.
Price: Rs.75 per box
Composition: Each sachet of 1 gm contains:
Probiotics: Not less than 1.25 billion cells
Lactobacillus acidophilus, lactobacillus rhamnosus, Bifdobacterium longum, bacillus coagulans (earlier known as Lactobacillus sporogenes), Saccharomyces boulardii Excipients q.s.
The powder form in a sachet can be easily carried around and hence makes it convenient than a drink like Yakult. Although foods such as yogurt also give us probiotics, supplements such as Wonder Pro have five different variants of bacteria and hence could be more comprehensive.
I have completed a box of Wonder Pro now and will start using a second one. When I faced bloating in my stomach, Wonder Pro helped in reducing it. Although I will probably not use it as an antacid but see a more holistic role for my health. I may not use this product as a daily supplement either. However, I think that is a good option when I face digestive issues or need to improve my immunity during cold/flu season.
When I enquired it in a few chemists, many of them did not have it yet since it is a new product. It is convenient to buy it on Amazon instead – Wonder Pro.