The Top 10 Probiotic Brands

The number of probiotic brands on grocery store shelves is getting out of hand. As you can see in the above image there is lots of clutter to cut through in the probiotics isle. Thankfully you have probiotics.org to help you cut through the clutter and only get the highest quality probiotic products!

Below, I list and discuss the best and most popular probiotic brands.

10. dr. ohhira probiotics

This formula was created by Ichira Ohirra – a Japanese microbiologist who has been researching probiotics for well over 30 years. Here are some facts about the probiotics:

  • complete probiotic system
  • 5 yr fermentation process
  • 82 prebiotic foods + 12 strains of lactic acid bacteria
  • based on centuries of traditional use in japan
  • chew to help with heartburn

The strains included in the Dr. Ohirra’s probiotics are:

  • Bifidobacterium breve ss. breve
  • Bifidobacterium infantis ss. infantis
  • Bifidobacterium longum
  • Enterococcus faecalis TH 10
  • Enterococcus acidophilus
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus
  • Lactobacillus bulgaricus
  • Lactobacillus casei ss. casei
  • Lactobacillus fermentum
  • Lactobacillus helveticcus ss. jagurti
  • Lactobacillus plantarum
  • Streptococcu thermophilus

9. Culturelle

Culturelle is a top probiotic brand based on Lactobacillus GG strain. This strain has been shown to have an amazing number of benefits from reducing colic in infants, lowering the risk of colon cancer, to stimulating the immune system.

Here is a video showing how culturelle brand probiotics work

8. Yakult

Yakult is a sweet drinkable probiotic yogurt that is extremely popular in Asia, and is now beginning to make in-roads in North America. Watch the funny commercial below.

7. Jarrow

Jarrow says they are the number one selling probiotic in North America. And this is something I believe, because whenever I go into whole foods, I always always see this product…and often use it while traveling.

6. Dr. Mercola’s Complete Probiotics

Dr. Mercola is one of my favorite people in the health space; he meticulously researches all of his material, and uses all proceeds to further fund the dissemination of health information. He takes no profits for himself, outside of his practice.

5. Bio-K+ Probiotics

This is one of the oldest probiotics companies around. They are extremely well regarded and have been making high potency products since the 70′s. My only criticism of them is their products generally contain too much sugar and some people don’t react well to them. I prefer their rice based culture over their soy/dairy versions.

I’ve personally met a distributor for this product and they have some company funded studies that show the efficacy of the Bio-K+ products. They’ve also recently created pill versions of their probiotic.

4. Udo’s Choice Probiotics

These guys have some great probiotics. Udoe Rasmus is an old school company with strong values.

I’ve taken their refrigerated probiotics and have found them to be quite potent!

3. GT’s Kombucha

This is one of my favorite probiotic products. While it’s not very powerful, I swear this fermented tea is addictive!! This probiotic drink is great after a heavy meal.

Even Lindsay Lohan drinks it!

2. Garden of Life Raw Probiotics

Garden of life Raw Probiotics are relatively new to the probiotics game. But they are creating some of the most potent probiotics available. They have also found a way to create blends that have more than 30 different probiotic strains.

1. Renew-Life

I believe Renew-Life is the best probiotic brand out there. Brenda Watson has created a full line of probiotic supplements for men, women and children of all different needs, and of varying potency. They are the best around!

Do you have a friend who needs to know which probiotics are best? Or who’s having digestive issues? You should help that friend by emailing them this article! You’ll help save your friends from getting swindled by marketers of low quality products!

23 comments on “10 Best Probiotic Supplement Brands” - Click here to write your comment

  1. Shirley Edwards says:

    I can’t find a price list for Mercola supplements, specifically probiotics. I find only descriptions.

    • solid28 says:

      Hey Shirley!!!

      Ya, he likes to hide the prices wayy at the bottom of the page: http://probiotics.mercola.com/probiotics.html

      If you’ve ever studied advertising, Ovilvy said something like “Long ads with lot’s of useful information sell products very well.” So Dr. Mercola typically writes very very long articles, explaining exactly why you should buy the product.

  2. Peggy says:

    I put myself on Dr. Mercolas probiotics & got a VERY sore bum. I also put my dog on his pet version & the poor guy got a very itchy bottom. It took this dumb human several weeks to figure out what was going on. Why don’t they mention this side effect when they write these articles about it?

  3. Ken says:

    I’ve used Dr Mercola’s probiotics for some time and I can assure you it’s very good. I’ve tried some others before, but Dr Mercola has put together a highly effective supplement that I enjoy daily. I’ve had my share of stomach problems like IBS so I appreciate a good supplement. It contains at least 70 billion CFU per serving and 10 potent strains. Like you say, Dr Mercola does his homework before he put together a new supplements.
    Thanks for a nice site.

  4. Wan says:

    Dr. Mercola is a fraud and a swindler. You would get more live active cells by the licking the ground outside than from his spore-formers! DONOTWANT!

    • evan says:

      thank you for sharing your opinion. He seems pretty legit to me…though I can’t stand his sales-y newsletters…unsubscribed years ago ;)

  5. valerie says:

    Do you think that Renew is better than Jarrow? I’m trying to restore the good bacteria to my “lady region” and I want to use the best strains on the market. Also which probiotics do you recommend to restore intestinal flora? The distruption of bacteria in my stomach and vagina are due to using antibiotics :( . I just want to be healthy again!

  6. Lisa Eades says:

    Hi I was taking Florastor By Biocodex, for about 3 days until I looked up the ingredients and notice it had vital YEAST! What the heck is that? I’m trying to get rid of yeast why would it be in here???? These cost me 42 bucks plus tax for 50 capsules 250 mg. To be taken 1 in the morning and 1 at night ! Is the supposed to be YEAST in them ??? I never heard of that before… HELP

    • evan says:

      Hi Lisa,

      Our body works together with certain yeast that help us…some yeast are actually probiotics & beneficial.

      You should be okay Lisa :)

  7. Jenee says:

    Evan, how do rate, or your thoughts on Keybiotics?

    • evan says:

      Hi Jenee,

      I haven’t heard anything good about them from Probiotics.org newsletter subscribers.

      I haven’t tried them personally, and they haven’t responded to my emails/calls. In my opinion they have very aggressive marketing so that probably helps them sell quite a few.

      best,
      Evan Jerkunica

  8. Gregory says:

    I agree about Renew Life

  9. Diane says:

    Looking for a probiotic for my college age daughters one has constipation, reflux and nausea, the other one with diarrhea, bloating, and fatigue. Need a probiotic that doesn’t need refrigeration, so they can remember to take it. Any suggestions?

    • evan says:

      Hi Diane,

      This probiotic doesn’t require refrigeration & has the strains that should help your reflux/constipation/nausea daughter: Jarrow Femdophilus

      And this probiotics should help with your diarrhea/bloating/fatigue daughter.

      Best of luck – and if your daughters are drinking at all tell them to take time off from drinking…that stuff is murder on your GI tract which is where both of your daughters are having issues.

      best of luck,
      Evan Jerkunica

  10. Larry says:

    I have skin problems,sleep problems, acid reflux,fluctuating weight and possibly ibs. What probiotic would be best for me?

    • evan says:

      Hi Larry,

      There is evidence showing that each of those issues are related to insufficient colonization of good bacteria in your intestines. There are a number of supplement brands that will likely be a good bet for you.

      Head on over to http://probiotics.org/personalized/ select your age, sex & the digestive issues checkbox and the algorithm will recommend the best one.

      We spent over a year researching and programming that tool – so it will help you find the correct brand for your needs.

      feel better,
      Evan Jerkunica

  11. Lefty Lib says:

    I have no idea what to look for, for SIBO – small intestinal bacteria overload. Traditional doc said to take fiber – but most just talk about antibiotics…

    Any suggestions?

    • evan says:

      Hi Lefty,

      We put all the best probiotic brands & scientific research studies into our database that will match them with your symptoms, age & sex. See here: Personalized Probiotic Finder.

      SIBO generally falls under “digestive issue” so hit that checkbox in the form.

      Obviously I’m not a doctor, but I would be surprised if nuking your body with antibiotics will work out in the long term for SIBO. It could likely help in the short term…but staying on antibiotics seems like a bad idea in many cases. But as far as fiber goes, if you body can digest it well, then eating fibrous veggies is a good bet.

      To your health,
      Evan Jerkunica

  12. Erik Abbo says:

    Hello! I am almost positive RENEW life kept me off the operating table! I had diverticulosis at an early age and some small but scary perforations. Constipation was the culprit even though the doctor tried to lecture me on not eating fast food which i NEVER ate. Ever! Renew life is great. An older lady working in a health store told me several stories like mine and sold me on it.
    Erik

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