What You Should Know
Bactium is a supplement from Swiss Labs that claims to rid the body of unhealthy toxins, parasites and worms. The description even claims that some worms are consumed when we eat meats when they are consumed raw. Other scare tactics include mentioning the fact that roundworms in the body can grow up to 14 inches long in the intestine. Dr. Earl Mindell is behind the claims, according to the Bactium website, but any doctor who tries to scare the reader into buying a product is not a doctor we want to visit.
The official website for Bactium does not list the ingredients as a product label. There could be ingredients missing from the list we’ve included here. We expected to see some laxatives or diuretics to push the toxins out of the body and we still think these ingredients are included in the formula, just not listed on the website.
List of Ingredients
- Lactobacillus Acidophilus
- Bifi Dobacterium Bifi Dum
- Lactobacillus Plantarum
- Bifi Dobacterium Lactis
The four ingredients listed are healthy bacteria like the ones currently living in the human intestines. These bacteria help breakdown food and ease digestion. They are also known to promote healthy waste removal without the strong effects of a laxative. Environmental factors, eating unhealthy foods and taking prescription medications can kill off healthy bacteria so replenishing said bacteria is important. However, the dieter can replace the bacteria with yogurt or other bacteria-infused food.
With words like health catastrophe and pictures of a 40-pound colon are nothing more than scare tactics. The dieter is NOT at risk of death if they do not take Bactium, but that is the message that comes across and that message has been started by a doctor so it scares the reader even more.
- Ingredients are listed on the website.
- May improve digestion and waste removal.
- Bactium will not save your life.
- Scare tactics should not be used to sell a supplement.
- The picture of a 40-pound colon is not discernible as anything human.
There are more than a hundred reasons why the dieter should replenish healthy bacteria, but none of them have to do with colon congestion killing you or 14-inch tapeworms in the intestines. Dr. Mindell should be ashamed to have his face and name associated with this product. Scaring readers into purchasing a probiotic is simply a poor choice.
Bactium offers no weight loss benefits. The dieter will not increase metabolism or decrease hunger by taking this supplement. If there are laxatives in the formula, the healthy bacteria will be pushed out of the body with fecal matter.