Member’s Mark 4X Probiotics Review – Part 1

All my life I’ve had an issue with milk and dairy products, but I didn’t realize that I was lactose intolerant until college.  Pizza, ice cream and cheese are some of my favorite things in the world but within an hour or two of eating them I’d start to feel really sick and I’d get bloated and crampy.  That made dating a little nerve wracking because I never wanted to eat out anywhere and chance getting sick.  Luckily once I’d figured out the problem I found that I could take lactase enzyme pills with a meal to keep from getting bloated and feeling icky.

Fast forward a couple of decades (I’ve had a couple anniversaries of my 39th birthday) and in between babies I’ve had some problems with endometriosis.  I’ve had a couple of surgeries and they’ve removed most of the adhesions, but they couldn’t get everything out of the bowel area.  That doesn’t bother me normally, but if I ever have dairy products and forget to take a pill then the pain comes on suddenly and is so intense that I’ve literally spent hours huddled up on the couch waiting for the pain to pass.

Given my history I’m a firm believer that probiotics are essential for good digestive health.  There are several different brands of yogurt out with probiotics added and I like them, but I just can’t eat yogurt every day and I’m not really a fan of eating more dairy products just to get my probiotics.

I was recently offered the opportunity to do a review of the Member’s Mark 4X Probiotic supplement available at Sam’s Club and I jumped at the chance to see how it works for me.  I’ve only taken it for a couple of days and although I’m liking it so far I’m going to wait until I’ve been taking it for a couple of weeks to give you my final verdict.  In the meanwhile I wanted to share about my shopping trip and some other information that I learned.

At first I was a little annoyed that I had to buy a twinpack in order to test the supplement, but then I started comparing prices and the differences between the Member’s Mark brand and the competing Align brand.  The Member’s Mark brand was $28.88 for a twinpack or 84 pills, enough to last for three months, which equates to 34 cents per pill.  The Align supplement on the other hand was $39.48 for one box of 49 pills, enough for seven weeks at 81 cents per pill.  That makes the Sam’s Club brand less than half price which made me very happy!

But how do the two brands compare in other ways?  It turns out that not only can the Member’s Mark 4X Probiotic supplement compete with Align, it actually beats it hands down by including four different strains of probiotics while Align only has one, and it contains 2 1/2 times the amount of the one strain that you do get with Align.

I’m so excited to be trying out the Member’s Mark 4X Probiotic supplement for my digestive health that my husband has swiped the other box from me and he’s trying it out too!  I can’t wait to get back with you guys on the results in a couple weeks.  If any of you have stories or info you’d like to share I’d love to hear from you!

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias, however all thoughts and comments are completely my own.

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Comments

  1. I have used the Member’s Mark Probiotic and really think it helps with my issues. Also the price difference between this and other similar products keeps me using the Member’s mark product.

  2. Hello! I’m test driving this too and have been very happy with the results. While I can’t say all the effects are conclusive, I sure do feel like it’s having a positive impact on my digestive system. Good post!

    April
    (Now a follower… 🙂

  3. I’ve been using this product for 3 months now and love it! It has made an amazing difference in my life! Hope it does the same for you!

  4. I have been using it about two weeks and really love it.. Totally notice an improvement in my bloating,, 🙂

  5. It sounds like you and I have the same digestive track issues, which is just weird, but then kinda great!! I drink a lot of Diet Coke and the sweetener in it acts the same way as dairy so despite my efforts to avoid dairy, the Diet Coke gets me all the time!! I never really took the time to look at probiotics, but this is inspiring…I think I’ll have to get some soon!!

  6. Wow – I had no idea that Diet Cokes could affect you that way, that’s my drink of choice! Although I have cut back and drink mostly water during the day, I always Diet Cokes in the frig ‘for the road’.

  7. Wow! How fantastic that the Member’s Mark product is not only less expensive, but further, packed full of more of what we need! It must be such a pleasure to be able to enjoy your favorite foods without the painful aftermath! Thank you for the introduction.

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