Film Review: Microwarriors: The Power of Probiotics

Cover image of the documentary Microwarriors: The Power of Probiotics - Special Edition
Photo Courtesy of Health Point Productions

More and more attention is being given to the role that our gut flora, the bacteria that live within us, have on our digestive and overall health.  There is also a growing awareness that the health of our gut flora can be enhanced through the use of probiotics.  "Microwarriors: The Power of Probiotics- Special Edition" is a documentary about how probiotics were discovered and what their potential is in terms of addressing many common health concerns.

About the Film:

"Microwarriors: The Power of Probiotics- Special Edition" offers a comprehensive overview of probiotics through narration, compelling visual images, and interviews with top researchers in the field.  The film and two of the bonus features are narrated by Leonard Nimoy. The main film is 35 minutes long and covers such topics as:

  • Probiotics in food
  • The risks of antibiotics
  • The role probiotics play in health, including IBS and colitis
  • Probiotics and weight
  • Probiotics and longevity

The film also includes three bonus features, adding an additional 45 minutes to the film:

  • Probiotics and Your Pet's Health
  • Probiotics and Your Children's Health
  • Probiotics and the World of the Microbiome

Strong Points:

The film is extremely compelling and watchable.  Trust me, your mind will not wander as you watch.  One of the things that this film does best is to present complicated concepts in an easy-to-understand manner.

You will come away from the film feeling like a well-educated consumer.  You may also come away from the film sold on the notion of increasing your probiotic intake!

The first two of the Special Edition's bonus features offer information about gut bacteria and probiotics relating to the subjects of children and pets.

It was reassuring to learn of the science behind probiotics with these beloved family members.

The last bonus feature offers more in-depth scientific discussion. This feature is divided into sections, so one can pick and choose which topics one might be interested in.


I really liked this little film. The last bonus feature lacks the compelling visuals of the other parts, but is still quite informative.

Is This Film for You?

I would highly recommend this film to all, whether you have a digestive disorder or not.  I am becoming more and more convinced each day that a better understanding of the bacteria within us is essential for our overall health and for an understanding of some of the chronic health conditions that we take for granted as being part of modern life.  Food producers are jumping on this bandwagon as they see a huge market unfolding.  It is in your best interests to be educated about probiotics so that you can make an informed choice as to how to best use them for your health and the health of your family.

  Watching "Microwarriors: The Power of Probiotics - Special Edition" will help to put you ahead of the game.

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Full Disclosure:  Much of the above review was written from the viewpoint of a completely objective viewer. However, after the initial release of the film and my initial review, the producers responded to my criticism that the material within the film was not well-organized and hired me to help with a re-organization. Therefore, you will find some bias in that I am quite pleased with the way the Special Edition is organized! I was also asked to write the introductory narration of the first two bonus features. 

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Disclosure: A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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