About Gundry MD Prebiothrive

Do you constantly experience food cravings? Do you find it difficult to control your eating habits, along with your weight?

If so, the Gundry MD Prebiothrive supplement promises to use a “breakthrough” combination of prebiotics to help the good bacteria in your gut thrive, while simultaneously reducing the number of bad bacteria.

As a result, we’re told you’ll be able to bring natural balance to your digestive system and experience increased energy, decreased junk food cravings, a healthier appetite, along with less gas, bloating, and discomfort.

To accomplish this, Gundry MD claims Prebiothrive features only 100% natural and safe ingredients and comes with no reported side effects. Simply mix one scoop of the odorless, tasteless powder into any beverage, 2-3 times per day.

The bottom line is that many of us don’t eat the foods we should, so our digestion and overall health can take a hit.

But is there anything found in Gundry MD Prebiothrive that can “completely revitalize your gut, no matter how out of balance it is”? Does it have some stiff competition, or is it really a “game changer”?

Stick with us and we’ll explore these—and many other—important questions.

What’s the Difference Between a Probiotic & a Prebiotic?

The HighYa team has talked a whole lot about probiotics over the years, which are specific strains of bacteria that can help improve digestion, boost immune system response, and more—although there’s limited evidence that they can help you lose weight.

And if your digestion is much more effective and you’re feeling good, this can translate into secondary benefits like improved energy. For more, be sure to read A Guide to Buying Quality Probiotics.

On the other hand, prebiotics are carbohydrates that can’t be digested by your body, so they pass into your gut mostly intact, where they can act as a food source for probiotic bacteria. In other words, it helps them thrive.

Although most prebiotics don’t focus on a specific bacteria strain, in order to meet the definition they must increase the number or activity of bifidobacteria, a bacteria “family” often associated with improving constipation, reducing total cholesterol, addressing some aspects of IBS, and more.

Specifically, what prebiotics does Prebiothrive use?

How Does Gundry MD Prebiothrive Work?

After sitting through Prebiothrive’s hour-long sales video, what did we learn?

The first half of the video talked about the potential dangers of eating foods containing lectin, such as tomatoes, legumes, and more.

However, although Gundry MD’s Lectin Shield supplement promises to address this problem, Prebiothrive doesn’t. As a result, we’re not really sure why Dr. Gundry spent so much time talking about it.

During the second half of the video, we learned how “bad” gut bacteria can impact everything from your energy levels to your food decisions. Instead of killing them though, you simply need to nourish the “good” bacteria.

To accomplish this, we’re told Prebiothrive only contains three ingredients:

Bimuno is a powdered supplement in its own right, which claims to contain a “unique complex of patented galacto-oligosaccharides,” which can help bifidobacteria thrive. This is where Prebiothrive gets its “7-day” claim.

WebMD doesn’t list acacia as providing any kind of real-world benefits, although they list inulin as “possibly effective” for lowering triglyceride levels and reducing constipation (but only for elderly individuals).

Given this, what about Dr. Gundry’s claim that in his video that, “everything you’ll hear today is based on real science, and has been proven out in clinical tests”?

This is a prime example of the different between something being clinically studied, and something being considered “proven.”

The former technically only requires one study, while the latter requires a large body of double-blind, peer-reviewed clinical trials, most of which will point to the same general conclusion.

For more about this concept, be sure to read Think That Clinical Study Is Legit?

What About Prebiothrive’s Side Effects?

Because of the rapid increase in certain bacteria strains often caused by prebiotics, you may temporarily experience increased fermentation, leading to gassiness and bloating.

However, this should subside within a few days of regular use.

Similarly, WebMD indicates that acacia can cause mild “gas, bloating, nausea, and loose stools.”

How Much Does Prebiothrive Cost?

How much you’ll pay for Prebiothrive largely depends on where you purchase it. For example, if purchased through Gundry MD’s SilenceYourCravings URL, you’ll pay:

  • 1 Jar: $49.99
  • 3 Jars: $132.00
  • 6 Jars: $199.00

On the other hand, if purchased directly through the Gundry MD main site, you’ll pay $79 for a single bottle.

Note: While it appears each jar of Prebiothrive contains 10.16oz of powder, there’s no indication of how many scoops this contains—or how often you’ll need to reorder.

Nonetheless, Prebiothrive comes with a 90-day money back guarantee, less S&H charges. In order to request one, Gundry MD’s customer service department can be reached at (800) 852-0477.

Does Prebiothrive Have Any Competition? What About Customer Reviews?

On Gundry MD’s main website, Prebiothrive had 51 customer reviews and an average rating of 5 stars. There, common compliments referenced effective results (better overall health, increased energy, a more balanced gut, etc.) and ease of use.

Outside of this, however, we didn’t come across any third-party feedback for Prebiothrive at the time of our research.

Fortunately, we’ve also written about many of Gundry MD’s other popular products, including Vital Reds, Correct + Calm Redness Relief Cream, Primal Plants, and more.

Overall, these products tend to have very positive reviews from customers here on HighYa, largely with 5-star average ratings and many of the same compliments.

On the other hand, what few complaints there are seem to reference misleading billing and ineffective results. In most of these instances, a company representative responded in good faith to try to rectify the situation.

As far as Bimuno goes, it also seems to have a mostly positive online customer reviews that claim it might help quickly improve digestion, reduced IBS symptoms, decreased bloating, and more.

Are there other prebiotics out there? Certainly, which you can quickly see by searching online—many of which cost much less than Prebiothrive. Are there other supplements formulated exactly like it, though? No.

Does this mean Prebiothrive is necessarily your best choice?

Let’s carry this thought over into the next section as we wrap things up.

Can Gundry MD Prebiothrive Reduce Your Cravings?

In the end, our goal here at HighYa isn’t to tell you whether or not to purchase a product or service. Instead, it’s to pass along the information we learned during our research and leave the final decision up to you.

So, given the level of clinical evidence showing that prebiotics might help boost levels of beneficial bacteria in the gut, taking one of these supplements certainly seems like a logical first step if you’re looking to balance your digestion.

Just keep in mind that—even according to Dr. Gundry’s Prebiothrive video—if you want to maximize your results, it’s recommended that you take a probiotic along with it, which will obviously increase your overall costs.

Speaking of cost, a 30-day supply of Bimuno can be purchased online for about $28, which doesn’t include the triglyceride-reducing potential of inulin, but might provide many other benefits at a meaningfully lower price than Prebiothrive.

You can even find many supplements containing both probiotics and prebiotics in the same formulation (although not from Gundry MD), which might deliver the ultimate bang-for-your-buck.

In the end though, Gundry MD seems to stand behind Prebiothrive with a 90-day refund policy, which might help ease some of your hesitations if you’re thinking about giving it a try. Just remember you could be out a few bucks in S&H if you decide to process a refund.

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112 Consumer Reviews for Gundry MD Prebiothrive

Average Consumer Rating: 4.1
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 66 4 star: 22 3 star: 6 2 star: 6 1 star:  12
Bottom Line: 81% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 10 out 10 people found this review helpful

    Does not dissolve and you CAN taste it.

    • USA,
    • Feb 21, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I bought six jars of Prebiothrive and signed up for the auto ship to get the best deal after watching Dr. Gundry's hour-long video.

    I do believe the product has helped me, but I still have concerns. The products came in very large bottles that were only half full. To me, this is deceiving. That was the first red flag. I don't understand the company's wasteful practice nor do I care for the space they take up on my shelf.

    Dr. Gundry said in the video that the product completely dissolves and you cannot taste it. Not true at all! Red flag #2. It never completely dissolves, even after 35 minutes of stirring and letting it sit (I've tried it in water and juice), and then repeating that over and over.

    There is also a very definite taste - Red flag #3. I have gotten used to it but didn't think I was going to be able to after the first few times. It also has a very distinct odor, but I have gotten used to that as well.

    While I think it is helping to settle my gut, I do feel deceived and very disappointed with claims about the product that Dr. Gundry made himself. To be honest, it makes me question everything else he says about his products.

    (If there is a response from the Gundry staff, please address the claims. We all know we can send the products back for a full refund if we are unhappy, minus shipping costs.)

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Feb 22, 2018

      Gundry MD Customer Support, Customer Advocate, Gundry MD

      Hi Jane, I’m Aria from Gundry MD. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a thorough review of your experience with Prebiothrive so far. I am so happy to hear that you are experiencing positive results while using Prebiothrive! This is great news! I would like to address some of the points you made in your review. First, I am so sorry to hear that you did not like the size of the container that Prebiothrive came in. The size of the Prebiothrive jar is standard for this amount of powder. We want to make sure that customers are not wasting or dropping excess powder while scooping Prebiothrive so the extra space in the container prevents this from happening.

      Secondly, I am so sorry to hear that the product is not dissolving and you are not enjoying the taste. I have a solution that will fix both of these issues! Just blend Prebiothrive into your favorite fruit smoothie! Many of our customers enjoy consuming it this way because it tastes good and makes everything evenly mixed. I hope that this addresses the issues! If you have any other questions or concerns at all, please email me at Aria@Gundrymd.com, and I can assist you right away! And as you mentioned, if you are ever unsatisfied with Prebiothrive, I would be more than happy to issue you a full refund! Take care!

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  • 8 out 8 people found this review helpful

    It curbed my appetite and craving for sweets!

    Plus, I don't get light headed anymore. I drink it every morning after breakfast. I use the jars from sliced peaches (from Costco, comes in a 4-pack). I put 1 scoop into a dry jar, add water up to the top line (a little over 2 cups), shake 20 times until there aren't any clumps on the bottom, let it sit for 10 minutes, shake until all the clumps are gone, and drink.

    I first saw this as a video ad in my e-newsletter from natural news and got 1 jar for about $55. It really helped me so I found the ad again then got 6 jars for about $33 each. Sometimes my eyes are bigger than my stomach...I am still working on that. I love the product, but not the hard sell.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 11 people found this review helpful

    How to dissolve it

    I put the scoop in a jar with a lid, add cool orange juice or Gatorade, put the lid tightly on and shake it vigorously. Then, remove the lid and add water to the recommended level. Only a small amount remains. Transfer liquid and drink it.

    I cannot tell a great improvement. However, I am taking both a probiotic and antibiotic for MRSA. I also take vitamins.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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    • Jan 31, 2018

      Brenda

      He does state "NOT to take it with a sugary drink or it loses effectiveness." Instead, have water, unsweetened tea, etc. is fine. Maybe that will help you.

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  • 26 out 31 people found this review helpful

    Product is horrible

    • USA,
    • Jan 27, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    This stuff will not dissolve no matter what you do. Telling people to mix it in a drink is simply lying to the public. This is fraud. Call it false advertising or whatever you like. I feel embarrassed that I fell for this fake story.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Jan 29, 2018

      Gundry MD Customer Support, Customer Advocate, Gundry MD

      Hi Ron, I'm Aria from Gundry MD. I am so sorry to hear that you have experienced issues with dissolving Prebiothrive. Many customers have had success with adding Prebiothrive to their favorite smoothie. The blender has helped customers mix it evenly. We would absolutely never create false advertisements, that would be highly unethical and illegal. I am really sorry to hear that you feel this way about it. I would be more than happy to issue you a full refund. Please email me at Aria@Gundrymd.com, and I can do this for you right away. Take care!

    • Jan 31, 2018

      Carolyn Parr

      I received your Prebiothrive about two weeks ago. I started it 1-22-18 and started taking Vital Reds two days after. I woke up with vertigo and I started vomiting. I have had this spinning feeling ever since and I'm on day 8 now. I’ve been to a chiropractor twice, and he performed the Epley maneuver. I’ve been to a general doctor and my blood pressure is normal. He prescribed medicine for dizziness. I haven’t taken the probiotics since 1-23-18. Could it possibly be this supplement triggering an autoimmune disease? Please help! I’ve never had any inner ear issues or gut problems before. I’m 62 years old and in excellent health.

      Sincerely, Carolyn Parr

    • Feb 5, 2018

      gloria barrows

      Hi, I started to take Vital Reds, Primal Plants and Prebiothrive the end of 2016. I noticed that in 3 days I started to feel better, I wasn't hungry, but I really didn't lose any weight. I was losing fat, I noticed it coming off my arms and my stomach but I haven't lost any weight. So I'm not sure whats going on with my body.

      I love the taste of them together in water. My doctor tells me he can't find anything wrong. So I'm waiting to see what he will come up with me to say why I have high blood pressure. I tired of going back every 3 months just for him to check my blood pressure. Well, I hope this helps you understand what I'm going through.

      Thank you, Gloria Barrows

    • Feb 7, 2018

      Gundry MD Customer Support, Customer Advocate, Gundry MD

      Hi Carolyn! Aria from Gundry MD here. Thank you so much for reaching out to me regarding your experience with Prebiothrive and Vital Reds. I would discontinue taking Vital Reds and Prebiothrive if you are experiencing these side effects. We always suggest that our customers consult their primary physician before beginning any new supplement, to ensure that they do not experience any interactions when taking it. If you are unable to continue taking it, I would be more than happy to issue you a full refund. If that time ever comes, please email me at Aria@Gundrymd.com. I am so sorry that your experience was not what you had expected. Thank you!

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  • 16 out 18 people found this review helpful

    Will not dissolve

    It does not dissolve completely and leaves large clumps on the bottom of the cup. Even when I use a shaker.

    I am open to all suggestions. I tried warmer water, etc. I will use it for a while to see if it works.

    Thanks.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Jan 22, 2018

      Gundry MD Customer Support, Customer Advocate, Gundry MD

      Hi Marc! I'm Aria from Gundry MD. Thank you so much for reaching out. I'm really sorry to hear that you are having difficulty dissolving Prebiothrive! I have heard of many customers enjoying Prebiothrive blended into a smoothie! I hope this helps. Also, make sure that the water you are currently mixing it into is not too hot, as this will lessen the effectiveness of Prebiothrive. I hope this helps! If you have any more questions, please send me an email at Aria@gundrymd.com. Thank you!

    • Jan 24, 2018

      Luis Rivera

      I have stage 4 kidney function. Is it ok to drink Prebiothrive or not?

    • Jan 25, 2018

      Gundry MD Customer Support, Customer Advocate, Gundry MD

      Hi Luis! Thank you so much for your question. I do suggest that you consult your primary physician prior to beginning Prebiothrive to ensure that you do not experience any interactions while taking it. If you have any other questions at all, please reach out to me through email at Aria@Gundrymd.com. Thank you!

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  • 6 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Bad breath

    • South Dakota,
    • Jan 18, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I have for some time now been experiencing bad breath, and I just couldn't get rid of it. I have only seen great improvement with my breath this last month when I started taking PREBIOTHRIVE. This product really works.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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    • Feb 9, 2018

      Bart

      Dr. Gundry didn't address bad breath in his infomercial. I would be interested to hear whether it is common for Prebiothrive to mitigate persistent, stubborn bad breath, and what is his opinion on the relation between coffee and breath if any.

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  • 17 out 18 people found this review helpful

    I feel safe to travel now

    • Vincentia, Australia,
    • Jan 15, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    Six months ago I received a small payout after being viciously attacked and mauled above my left knee by a Pitbull Terrier trained for Pig Hunting. The compensation was just enough to cover some much needed dental work.

    In July 2017 I decided to go ahead and have two teeth replaced which had been removed 10 years ago. This involved a bone graft under my left sinus and two titanium pegs inserted into my jaw. Obviously, I required anesthetic and antibiotics.

    The process progressed over a six month period during which time I developed digestive problems - gas, bloating and explosive diarrhea. By November 2017 I was sure I had developed lactose intolerance and IBS. I couldn't even drive the 20 minutes to work without an urgent toilet stop. I was not safe to venture away from an immediately available toilet facility.

    My first instinct was to take a digestive aid, then I started taking a Chemist line Probiotic, and finally, I added a daily dose of Metamucil.

    Nothing was helping me venture from keeping close proximity to the ablutions block. I was losing weight and listless after having explosive diarrhea for a month when I Googled 'Bowel Cancer' and stumbled across a "Steven Gundry, MD link."

    Finally, someone who understands, and I was saved from my spiraling ill health.

    After only one week on Prebiothrive and Vital Reds, I was secure to leave the safety of my own home and travel two hours, without a toilet stop, to spend Christmas with my family.

    I have been taking this combination every morning now for four weeks and have experimented with eating whatever takes my fancy. Nothing bad has happened. NO MORE explosive diarrhea! NO MORE bloating after meals! And my drive and energy levels are back to normal!

    I am normally a very energetic person and thanks to PREBIOTHRIVE and VITAL REDS. I was able to bring in the New Year partying hard with my young fit family, all of whom are in the Defense Force, secure in the knowledge that I can still keep up at age 64, and I would not feel ill and miss work for the following week.

    It was Serendipity, I found you and I tell everyone who shows an interest.

    Thank you Steven Gundry, MD.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 13 out 14 people found this review helpful

    You feel immediate health thanks to Dr. Gundry.

    My entire life, my weight loss was slow at 5 lbs a month. With Dr. Gundy, during the holidays I lost 8 lbs. Although my weight loss is slow, it's still 8 lbs. Cravings are gone and I feel thirty years younger. The first day I noticed a difference. Any food menu tips are appreciated. Generous information and quality ingredients are saving the health of all worldwide. Thank you sincerely for the gift of knowledge and health.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 15 out 15 people found this review helpful

    Losing weight and feeling better

    Prebiothrive has become part of my successful program of light exercise and healthy eating to lose weight and regain energy in the wake of a very unexpected bout with pneumonia. I thought I had done all the right things in getting vaccinated against pneumonia and eating a low-fat diet, but obviously something was missing. The weight would not come off and stay off. After leaving the hospital, I began taking Prebiothrive with 1% milk and dry cereal every morning. Adding a mid-day light exercise break from three computer screens and cutting portion sizes has enabled me to drop 28 pounds in less than two months. I am opening my last can tomorrow morning but reordering tonight.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 9 out 9 people found this review helpful

    My digestive tract

    • Olean, NY,
    • Jan 13, 2018
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    I have been using my new Prebiothrive each morning. I either drink it with my first glass of water in the morning, or I use it in my fruit smoothie. I have been very regular ever since I started using it! I like its texture and the way it mixes so easily!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 7 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Annoying skin problems

    My skin problem has been present most of my life. In appearance, it would seem that it was dry skin. NO APPLICATION ever made it any better. As a child, it was obvious on my knees and elbows. There were teeny tiny white "pebbles" under layers of skin. It never improved and now at 80+, these pebbles are anywhere and everywhere. I can remove the pebble if I DIG into my skin with an implement, but even then the pebble will HANG on and be very difficult to detach. (Strange.)

    I must admit an improvement since I have introduced Prebiothrive. The pebbles are still there, but possibly fading. As yet I cannot say that I see all that much improvement, but at the same time I have not had the motivation to DIG, and my attention is not drawn to them.

    I hope that I have shown clarity in my explanation.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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