The bottle says it is "designed especially for women" because it has something that is supposed to "prommote vaginal health". Of course since it is a dietary supplement and not a medication, none of the claims have been evaluated by the FDA. And I have no medical background. This is all opinion based on what I have experienced.
What I like:
-contains strains of good bacteria of which I am aware
-uses time-release capsules to get the bacteria through the stomach acid and to the intestines
-contains enzymes of which I am familiar
What I don't like:
-instructions say to start with two capsules and if you have a bad reaction to back off to one. I am starting with one and increasing if needed.
-uses vegetarian capsules which contain carbs yet no carb numbers
-says it does not contain rice (in the x-free statement) yet the capsule is made with rice flour!!!
So far the pros (for me) outweigh the cons because I don't have to worry about rice or the (hopefully) negligible carbs from it. However I did just lose respect for the company a bit because to tout that it does not contain rice when the capsule it is in is made from rice is just wrong, confusing and potentially harmful if someone with a rice allergy is not vigilant.
I did start by taking one capsule on Friday which also happened to be the first day that I was sick with a virus that Husband still has. However I did notice that my bowels were not as affected by the virus as I would have expected. I am just now well enough to take my second capsule today and will update this blog post if something significant happens.
You can find this probiotic here.