Rainbow Light Probiotics Review (Probiolicious)
As you already know from my last post, I have been busy looking for probiotic gummies that work. Last week I posted my experience with Culturelle probiotics, and though they were good, I still wanted to find something better.
This quest bought me to Rainbow Light Probiolicious Probiotic gummies, and I will share my experience of these gummies with you in this review.
What Is Rainbow Light?
Rainbow Light is a well-established brand known for its vitamins, supplements, and probiotic products. Rainbow Light is owned by The Clorox company known for its cleaning, disinfectant, and bleach products. So, you can be sure that it is not another probiotic scam as the company is backed by another multinational corporation that effectively has a monopoly in its industry.
Most of their products are priced between $22 to $30 with the notable exception of their women products, which are a bit more expensive and can cost up to $60 for Women’s Multivitamin and Women’s Probiotic gummies. You can find Rainbow Light products a bit cheaper if you buy on Amazon, where the products are priced between $16 and $50 per bottle containing supplies worth one month. (June 2020)
Rainbow Light offers customer support via their toll-free number or email. Unlike other probiotic manufacturers, Rainbow Light does not seem to offer money-back guarantees, although they offer refunds if a customer is unsatisfied with the product.
The company has also been a target of a class-action lawsuit of $1.75 million for their prenatal and postnatal multivitamins, which were wrongly marketed as “free of heavy metals” and made with ingredients “with the lowest detectable lead level.” Both the claims turned out to be false as these products had more than permissible levels of lead and other heavy metals, which made the company a litigation target.
Rainbow Light has accepted its fault and decided to compensate customers who purchased their prenatal and postnatal vitamins in California between July 28, 2015, and Oct. 3, 2019. Although this episode surely affected their reputation negatively, we must also remember that such lawsuits are quite common in the health, pharmaceutical, and nutrition industry.
Where to buy their products?
I bought their Probiotic Gummies on Amazon, but one can also find their probiotic gummies at other retailers such as Target, Walgreens, and CVS, etc.
You can also buy these gummies directly from the company’s website, but it will cost you a bit more than buying from Amazon, where prices are the lowest.
Ingredients & Strain
Rainbow Light probiotic gummies include the Prebiotic blend containing Fructooligosaccharides, Xylitol, Inulin, along with Bacillus Coagulans probiotic strain. (1)
Each gummy also contains sugars, protein, sodium, water, gelatin, citric acid, lactic acid, tartaric acid, natural flavors, vegetable oil, beeswax, and natural colors.
These probiotic gummies are gluten-free, dairy-free, and do not require any refrigeration.
Although, unlike other gummies available in the market, these are not vegan.
Rainbow Light Probiotic Gummies Reviews
Reviews are mixed as these gummies have a good amount of 1-star reviews on Amazon. Several users complain that these gummies melted in the bottle to form a single jelly ball, and it was impossible to separate any single gummy of this large ball.
So, several users ended up throwing these in the trash as the company does not offer any money-back guarantee, and getting a refund is also not easy.
Some users also complained of digestive issues such as the upset stomach, irregular bowel movements after taking these gummies. A few users also complained of gas and bloating, which forced them to stop taking these gummies, and these side effects got better only after a few days.
Gas, bloating, motions, and irregular bowel movements are just some of the common side effects of probiotics with the Bacillus Coagulans. You should also make sure you are not allergic to any of the other ingredients. (2)
I felt minor side effects in the first few days, but thankfully these got better with time.
Nonetheless, I did not see any difference in my digestion even after taking these gummies for a month
I took 1 capsule a day in the morning before breakfast for a month but did not notice any significant change or improvement in my digestion.
These gummies also left a bad taste in my mouth each time I took them. The taste, smell, and texture are nothing as the company claims.
Considering my own experience, I would not be recommending these gummies to anyone, as they proved completely ineffective despite the high price tag.
There are other better probiotic gummies out there for lower prices, and one must avoid these gummies from Rainbow Light.