{"id":675630383410,"title":"Olly Probiotic Review: Overpriced and Underdosed?","created_at":"2024-02-26T13:41:40-05:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Olly Probiotic Review: Overpriced and Underdosed?\",\n \"keywords\": \"olly probiotic, olly probiotic review, olly probiotic reviews\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team analyzes the ingredients in Olly Probiotic to give our take on whether or not it's likely to support optimal gut health. We share our concerns with the probiotic dose, feature unsponsored customer reviews and share where to get it for the best price.\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/olly-probiotic-review\",\n\"author\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Calloway Cook\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/calloway-cook\",\n \"sameAs\": \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/calloway-cook\/\",\n \"jobTitle\": \"President\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"entrepreneurship, dietary supplements, herbal supplements, eCommerce, medical research\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": \"S.I. 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The company sells a probiotic supplement used to support gut health and immunity.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBut does Olly's probiotic contain research-based ingredients for promoting gut health? Does it contain any questionable additive ingredients? How do real users rate and describe its effects? And which retailer sells Olly Probiotic for the best price?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn this article we'll answer all of these questions and more, as we analyze the ingredients in Olly Probiotic based on clinical studies, to give our take on whether or not it's likely to support optimal gut health.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe'll feature unsponsored customer reviews, and provide a price comparison to show which retailer sells this supplement for the best price.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIngredient Analysis\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Olly Probiotic active ingredient\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Olly_Probiotic_Active_Ingredient_Optimized_eb562125-fc93-4b40-9211-419d4b187059.png?v=1709005973\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe active ingredient in Olly Probiotic Bramble Berry is shown above.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eBacillus coagulans\u003c\/em\u003e MTCC 5856\u003c\/strong\u003e is a probiotic strain that was shown to reduce gas and bloating in a 2023 \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/pmid\/36862903\/\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/a\u003e, however the dose used in the trial was twice the dose in Olly's supplement.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis probiotic strain is also \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC6034030\/\"\u003eclinically shown\u003c\/a\u003e to relieve symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but at a dose twice as high as that in Olly's supplement.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe can't identify any clinical studies showing that this probiotic strain is effective in humans in as low a dose as included in Olly Probiotic.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe inactive ingredients in \u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eOlly Probiotic Bramble Berry are shown below:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Olly Probiotic inactive ingredients\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Olly_Probiotic_Inactive_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1709006571\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCane sugar\u003c\/strong\u003e and glucose syrup are refined forms of sugar, and this supplement contains 4 grams (g) of added sugar per serving.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCitric acid\u003c\/strong\u003e is a preservative and flavor enhancer that's clinically shown to cause whole-body inflammation in some individuals, as we discussed in our \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/karma-water-review\"\u003eKarma Water review\u003c\/a\u003e article.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNatural flavor\u003c\/strong\u003e is a broad categorical descriptor that fails to document the specific flavoring chemicals used.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eOverall, we consider Olly Probiotic Bramble Berry to have the potential to support gut health, given that its active ingredient has research backing.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHowever, we don't currently recommend this supplement because we consider its active ingredient to be underdosed, and because of the inactive ingredients highlighted above.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eReal People Try Olly Probiotic\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eA TikTok creator named Caitlin McQuade had a positive experience with Olly Probiotic gummies:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote class=\"tiktok-embed\" cite=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@caitmcquadeee\/video\/7236526975349951790\" data-video-id=\"7236526975349951790\" style=\"max-width: 325px; min-width: 325px;\"\u003e\n\u003csection\u003e\u003ca title=\"@caitmcquadeee\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@caitmcquadeee?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e@caitmcquadeee\u003c\/a\u003e i love you @OLLY 🫶🏼✨ \u003ca title=\"olly\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/olly?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#olly\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"ollywellness\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/ollywellness?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#ollywellness\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"probiotics\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/probiotics?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#probiotics\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"vitamins\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/vitamins?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#vitamins\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"supplements\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/supplements?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#supplements\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"♬ 4EVA (feat. Pharrell Williams) - KAYTRANADA \u0026amp; KAYTRAMINÉ \u0026amp; Pharrell \u0026amp; Aminé\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/music\/4EVA-feat-Pharrell-Williams-7218632683276994561?refer=embed\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e♬ 4EVA (feat. Pharrell Williams) - KAYTRANADA \u0026amp; KAYTRAMINÉ \u0026amp; Pharrell \u0026amp; Aminé\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cscript async=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/embed.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eA TikTok creator named Kaleigh Finch suggests that Olly's probiotic gummies were effective against bloating:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote style=\"max-width: 325px; min-width: 325px;\" data-video-id=\"7183388780181671214\" cite=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@kaleighfinch\/video\/7183388780181671214\" class=\"tiktok-embed\"\u003e\n\u003csection\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@kaleighfinch?refer=embed\" title=\"@kaleighfinch\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e@kaleighfinch\u003c\/a\u003e Replying to @taylorclimmons \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/music\/original-sound-7183388820213648174?refer=embed\" title=\"♬ original sound - KALEIGH FINCH\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e♬ original sound - KALEIGH FINCH\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cscript async=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/embed.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIs Olly Overpriced?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eSince the only active ingredient in Olly Probiotic Gummies is \u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e \u003cem\u003eBacillus coagulans\u003c\/em\u003e MTCC 5856, it's easy to compare the cost to other probiotic supplements with the same ingredient.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eA one-time purchase of Olly costs $19.99 at the time of publishing this article and contains 40 servings.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eA one-time purchase of \u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/42SvNbk\"\u003eDoctor's Best Digestive Health\u003c\/a\u003e (a probiotic supplement containing the exact same active ingredient as Olly) costs $13.44 at the time of publishing this article and contains 60 servings.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHowever, Doctor's Best Digestive Health provides 2 billion colony-forming units (CFU) while Olly only provides 1 billion CFU.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThis means that \u003cem\u003eper-CFU\u003c\/em\u003e, Olly is over two times more expensive than Doctor's Best.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe found another probiotic supplement called \u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/49Q8SPU\"\u003eJarrow Formulas Probiotic + Prebiotic\u003c\/a\u003e that costs only $1.50 more than Olly Probiotic, but contains five more servings and contains two other clinically-backed active ingredients (one probiotic and one prebiotic).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOverall, while the retail price is low, we consider Olly Probiotic to be overpriced for what you're getting.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe don't necessarily recommend either of these two supplements referenced in this section; we're just sharing them for comparative purposes.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eReal Customers Rate Olly Probiotic\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAmazon is a better resource for unbiased customer reviews than a brand's website in our opinion.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOlly Probiotic has been reviewed over 2,500 times on Amazon at the time of publishing this article, with an average review rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA top positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named \"Suzy\" who gave the product a 5\/5 star rating, and claims it's helped to resolve stomach issues:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"\u003cspan class=\"a-size-base review-text review-text-content\" data-hook=\"review-body\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eI have horrible stomach issues and have taken probiotics for a few years now. \u003cstrong\u003eIn the months since I started taking this, I have had none of the normal issues (constipation\/excessive bathroom).\u003c\/strong\u003e I have already set up for this to be mailed out monthly. 10\/10!\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA top negative review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named \"Megan Hamilton\" who gave the product a 1\/5 star rating, and claims it arrived melted:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\"\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"a-size-base review-text review-text-content\" data-hook=\"review-body\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eI don’t recommend buying at all! The order was late and when I finally received them, all 3 bottles were melted\u003c\/strong\u003e...I do not recommend buying! You can look at other reviews and see that they had the same issue. Don’t waste your money!!\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"a-size-base review-text review-text-content\" data-hook=\"review-body\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eOlly currently has an average review rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars on Facebook.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"a-size-base review-text review-text-content\" data-hook=\"review-body\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eOlly Probiotic currently has an average review rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars on Google.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eOur Clean Probiotic Picks\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Herbal_Supplements_Image_ce90a408-c021-44d3-8a20-a99c86aa1c6c.png?v=1700896396\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/0JgZvV\"\u003eExpress 3-in-1 Probiotic\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eby Bulletproof is our top probiotic supplement pick.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIt contains both prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics to support optimal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003egut health, and costs\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eunder $35\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eat the time of updating this article.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/vsl3.pxf.io\/21eP1A\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eVSL#3\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eis our top premium probiotic pick. This probiotic supplement has been studied in 25 clinical trials, and a 2020\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC7190945\/\"\u003emeta-study\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eon VSL#3 concluded the following:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\"...\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003emany studies demonstrated that VSL#3 has a beneficial effect on obesity and diabetes, allergic diseases, nervous systemic diseases, AS, bone diseases, and female reproductive systemic diseases.\"\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/activation.healthline.com\/api\/member-offers\/8571\/redirect?lp=328\u0026amp;tc=120226\u0026amp;subid=rvosubaff_illuminatelabs\"\u003eMBG Organic Fiber Potency+\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e is our top prebiotic fiber pick because it's certified organic, provides 7 g of fiber per serving and costs \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eunder $1.85 per serving\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e at the time of updating this article.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMBG Organic Fiber Potency+\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003econtains 100% soluble fiber, which was described as \"one of the most important nutrients for the gut microbiota\"\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003ein a\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/pmid\/34833893\/\"\u003eclinical review\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003epublished in the\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cem\u003eMolecules\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003ejournal.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAll three of the supplements recommended in this section are entirely free of additive ingredients that we consider to be questionable or unhealthy.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhere to Get the Best Price\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOlly Probiotic is sold at a variety of online retailers. Here's a price breakdown for a one-time purchase at the time of publishing this article:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eVitacost: $20.99 (plus shipping, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.vitacost.com\/olly-probiotic-bramble-berry\"\u003elink\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBrand website: $19.99 (plus shipping, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.olly.com\/products\/probiotic-bramble-berry\"\u003elink\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTarget: $19.99 (plus shipping, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.target.com\/p\/olly-probiotic-gummies-for-immune-38-digestive-support-bramble-berry-80ct\/-\/A-51673320\"\u003elink\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAmazon: $19.99 (free shipping, \u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3Ihwvp3\"\u003elink to official Amazon listing\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOlly Probiotic is currently around 25% cheaper at Amazon than other online retailers when factoring in shipping fees.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOlly Probiotic Pros and Cons\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHere are the pros and cons of Olly Probiotic:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePros:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eContains a research-backed probiotic strain\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMay reduce bloating\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMay support optimal gut health\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAffordable\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCons:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUnderdosed in our opinion\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eContains refined, added sugar\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eContains citric acid\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eContains natural flavor\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBrand website charges for shipping\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eConclusion\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOlly Probiotic is underwhelming from a formulation perspective, which is perhaps unsurprising given its price.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis supplement does contain a research-backed probiotic strain, and we consider it to be a mark of a high-quality supplement brand to list the specific strain of probiotic.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHowever, we can't find any clinical trial data in humans suggesting that this strain, at the dose included in Olly Probiotic, has positive effects on gut health. The clinical trials we could find on this probiotic strain used higher doses than that in Olly's supplement.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOlly Probiotic also contains some inactive ingredients like glucose syrup and citric acid that we consider to be suboptimal from a health perspective.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eConsumers interested in the specific probiotic strain used in Olly Probiotic could purchase Doctor's Best probiotic supplement for a better price and a higher dose of the exact same strain.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAt the time of publishing this article, Amazon has the best price on Olly Probiotic when factoring in shipping fees.\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2024-02-26T23:59:21-05:00","updated_at":"2024-02-27T11:29:08-05:00","summary_html":"We analyze the ingredients in Olly Probiotic to give our take on whether or not it's likely to support optimal gut health. We share our concerns with the probiotic dose, feature unsponsored customer reviews and share where to get it for the best price.","template_suffix":"","handle":"olly-probiotic-review","tags":"_related:probiotics"}

Olly Probiotic Review: Overpriced and Underdosed?

Olly Probiotic Review: Overpriced and Underdosed?


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Olly is one of the largest supplement brands in the US; famous for their gummy vitamins and supplements. The company sells a probiotic supplement used to support gut health and immunity.

But does Olly's probiotic contain research-based ingredients for promoting gut health? Does it contain any questionable additive ingredients? How do real users rate and describe its effects? And which retailer sells Olly Probiotic for the best price?

In this article we'll answer all of these questions and more, as we analyze the ingredients in Olly Probiotic based on clinical studies, to give our take on whether or not it's likely to support optimal gut health.

We'll feature unsponsored customer reviews, and provide a price comparison to show which retailer sells this supplement for the best price.

Ingredient Analysis

Olly Probiotic active ingredient

The active ingredient in Olly Probiotic Bramble Berry is shown above.

Bacillus coagulans MTCC 5856 is a probiotic strain that was shown to reduce gas and bloating in a 2023 clinical trial, however the dose used in the trial was twice the dose in Olly's supplement.

This probiotic strain is also clinically shown to relieve symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but at a dose twice as high as that in Olly's supplement.

We can't identify any clinical studies showing that this probiotic strain is effective in humans in as low a dose as included in Olly Probiotic.

The inactive ingredients in Olly Probiotic Bramble Berry are shown below:

Olly Probiotic inactive ingredients

Cane sugar and glucose syrup are refined forms of sugar, and this supplement contains 4 grams (g) of added sugar per serving.

Citric acid is a preservative and flavor enhancer that's clinically shown to cause whole-body inflammation in some individuals, as we discussed in our Karma Water review article.

Natural flavor is a broad categorical descriptor that fails to document the specific flavoring chemicals used.

Overall, we consider Olly Probiotic Bramble Berry to have the potential to support gut health, given that its active ingredient has research backing.

However, we don't currently recommend this supplement because we consider its active ingredient to be underdosed, and because of the inactive ingredients highlighted above.

Real People Try Olly Probiotic

A TikTok creator named Caitlin McQuade had a positive experience with Olly Probiotic gummies:

@caitmcquadeee i love you @OLLY 🫶🏼✨ #olly #ollywellness #probiotics #vitamins #supplements ♬ 4EVA (feat. Pharrell Williams) - KAYTRANADA & KAYTRAMINÉ & Pharrell & Aminé

A TikTok creator named Kaleigh Finch suggests that Olly's probiotic gummies were effective against bloating:

@kaleighfinch Replying to @taylorclimmons ♬ original sound - KALEIGH FINCH

Is Olly Overpriced?

Since the only active ingredient in Olly Probiotic Gummies is  Bacillus coagulans MTCC 5856, it's easy to compare the cost to other probiotic supplements with the same ingredient.

A one-time purchase of Olly costs $19.99 at the time of publishing this article and contains 40 servings.

A one-time purchase of Doctor's Best Digestive Health (a probiotic supplement containing the exact same active ingredient as Olly) costs $13.44 at the time of publishing this article and contains 60 servings.

However, Doctor's Best Digestive Health provides 2 billion colony-forming units (CFU) while Olly only provides 1 billion CFU.

This means that per-CFU, Olly is over two times more expensive than Doctor's Best.

We found another probiotic supplement called Jarrow Formulas Probiotic + Prebiotic that costs only $1.50 more than Olly Probiotic, but contains five more servings and contains two other clinically-backed active ingredients (one probiotic and one prebiotic).

Overall, while the retail price is low, we consider Olly Probiotic to be overpriced for what you're getting.

We don't necessarily recommend either of these two supplements referenced in this section; we're just sharing them for comparative purposes.

Real Customers Rate Olly Probiotic

Amazon is a better resource for unbiased customer reviews than a brand's website in our opinion.

Olly Probiotic has been reviewed over 2,500 times on Amazon at the time of publishing this article, with an average review rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

A top positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named "Suzy" who gave the product a 5/5 star rating, and claims it's helped to resolve stomach issues:

"I have horrible stomach issues and have taken probiotics for a few years now. In the months since I started taking this, I have had none of the normal issues (constipation/excessive bathroom). I have already set up for this to be mailed out monthly. 10/10!"

A top negative review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named "Megan Hamilton" who gave the product a 1/5 star rating, and claims it arrived melted:

"I don’t recommend buying at all! The order was late and when I finally received them, all 3 bottles were melted...I do not recommend buying! You can look at other reviews and see that they had the same issue. Don’t waste your money!!

Olly currently has an average review rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars on Facebook.

Olly Probiotic currently has an average review rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars on Google.

Our Clean Probiotic Picks

Express 3-in-1 Probiotic by Bulletproof is our top probiotic supplement pick. It contains both prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics to support optimal gut health, and costs under $35 at the time of updating this article.

VSL#3 is our top premium probiotic pick. This probiotic supplement has been studied in 25 clinical trials, and a 2020 meta-study on VSL#3 concluded the following:

"...many studies demonstrated that VSL#3 has a beneficial effect on obesity and diabetes, allergic diseases, nervous systemic diseases, AS, bone diseases, and female reproductive systemic diseases."

MBG Organic Fiber Potency+ is our top prebiotic fiber pick because it's certified organic, provides 7 g of fiber per serving and costs under $1.85 per serving at the time of updating this article.

MBG Organic Fiber Potency+ contains 100% soluble fiber, which was described as "one of the most important nutrients for the gut microbiota" in a clinical review published in the Molecules journal.

All three of the supplements recommended in this section are entirely free of additive ingredients that we consider to be questionable or unhealthy.

Where to Get the Best Price

Olly Probiotic is sold at a variety of online retailers. Here's a price breakdown for a one-time purchase at the time of publishing this article:

Vitacost: $20.99 (plus shipping, link)

Brand website: $19.99 (plus shipping, link)

Target: $19.99 (plus shipping, link)

Amazon: $19.99 (free shipping, link to official Amazon listing)

Olly Probiotic is currently around 25% cheaper at Amazon than other online retailers when factoring in shipping fees.

Olly Probiotic Pros and Cons

Here are the pros and cons of Olly Probiotic:

Pros:

  • Contains a research-backed probiotic strain
  • May reduce bloating
  • May support optimal gut health
  • Affordable

Cons:

  • Underdosed in our opinion
  • Contains refined, added sugar
  • Contains citric acid
  • Contains natural flavor
  • Brand website charges for shipping
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Conclusion

Olly Probiotic is underwhelming from a formulation perspective, which is perhaps unsurprising given its price.

This supplement does contain a research-backed probiotic strain, and we consider it to be a mark of a high-quality supplement brand to list the specific strain of probiotic.

However, we can't find any clinical trial data in humans suggesting that this strain, at the dose included in Olly Probiotic, has positive effects on gut health. The clinical trials we could find on this probiotic strain used higher doses than that in Olly's supplement.

Olly Probiotic also contains some inactive ingredients like glucose syrup and citric acid that we consider to be suboptimal from a health perspective.

Consumers interested in the specific probiotic strain used in Olly Probiotic could purchase Doctor's Best probiotic supplement for a better price and a higher dose of the exact same strain.

At the time of publishing this article, Amazon has the best price on Olly Probiotic when factoring in shipping fees.