The Top 10 Probiotic Brands in 2020

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

Below, I list and discuss the 10 most popular probiotic brands. But, if you want to watch a video on the top 3 probiotic brands in 2020, you can watch it here:

3 best probiotic brands in 2020:

#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
Read my full review of Dr. Ohirra’s here.

#9 GT’s Kombucha

This is one of my favorite probiotic products. While it’s not very powerful, the drinks taste great, and are a probiotic alternative to beer or soda. This probiotic drink is great after a heavy meal. Celebrities drink it (like Lindsay Lohan), and I have it as as treat occasionally.

#8 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:

Read my full review of Culturelle brand probiotics.

#7 Jarrow

Jarrow says they are the number one selling probiotic brand in North America. And this is something I believe, because whenever I go into whole foods, I always always see this product…and it’s one of my favorite brands to use it while traveling.

#6 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. But still a great brand.

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.

#5 Garden of Life Raw Probiotics

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

Read my full review of Garden of Life Women’s Probiotic Review

Read my full review of Garden of Life Men’s Probiotic Review

#4 Renew-Life

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

#3 Visbiome (VSL #3)

VSL#3 used to be one of the top probiotic brands, until the creator of VSL#3 took the formula and manufacturing process to Visbiome.

So VSL#3 changed their formula and manufacturing process, but still kept all their clinical study claims…which has resulted in a significant lawsuit against VSL#3.

So if you fell in love with the old VSL#3 brand, you can find the exact same probiotic formula over at Visbiome.

Read my full review of Visbiome

#2 1MD Probiotics

1MD is solid supplement company..and they have one of the most modern probiotics brands I’ve found. The probiotic + prebiotic combo was created by Dr. David Kahana, a gastroenterologist. They only use strains that have been clinically studied.

My favorite product of theirs is currently 1MD Complete Probiotics Platinum.

Read my full review of 1MD’s Complete Probiotic Plantinum

#1 Probiotic Brand is United Naturals

The best probiotic brand out there is United Naturals.

United Natural’s flagship probiotic is Synbiotic 365, a 3-in-1 digestive health probiotic. This 3-in-1 probiotic has turned the industry upside down.

Synbiotic 365 has 20 billion CFU with 14 clinically tested probiotic strains, prebiotics as well as B vitamins. I am just so in love with this probiotic’s potential to help people with digestive problems – it was easy to rate it 5 out 5 stars.

They also have a forgiving return policy, so there’s no risk to try this #1 ranked probiotic supplement brand. It is very well priced (especially when it’s 3 products in 1). It’s easy to award this the 2020 probiotic of the year.

Read my full 5 star review of Synbiotic 365 Probiotic Review

There you have it, the top 10 probiotic brands! If you’d like to stay up to date on the probiotic brands, be you should click here to sign up for the newsletter. When you sign up, we’ll give you a free Probiotics Buying Guide download as well. Or, click here if you’re looking specifically for the best probiotics for men.

P.S. If you canine family members are having weight, bad breath, and itching themselves till they are raw, you may want to check out our best dog probiotics article.

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  1. 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 ;)

  2. evan says:

    Thank you for sharing your experience.

  3. 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!

  4. 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

  5. Jenee says:

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

    • evan says:

      Hi Jenee,

      I haven’t heard anything good about them from 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.

      Evan Jerkunica

  6. Gregory says:

    I agree about Renew Life

  7. 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?

  8. 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,

      You gotta listen to your doctor. I would follow their guidance on probiotics supplementation.

      To your health,
      Evan Jerkunica

  9. 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.

  10. Elle says:

    I am very new to this whole probiotic thing. Based on what I’ve read, it appears I may have issues with not having sufficient good bacteria in my intestines. I am a 52 y/o female, I suffer from, rash to the back of my arms, buttocks and legs. I have disgusting nail fungus on all my toe nails, (sad to say that I’ve had this since puberty), and extreme fatigue and weight gain. Despite the changes I’ve made to my diet; juicing and eating fresh and organic as much as possible, I’ve seen no improvement in my health and that is why I am researching to see what else may be going on with me. Despite the numerous visits to my doctor, she relates it all to stress and always wants to prescribe me some new anti-depressant medication; I’d rather find a natural approach. I would appreciate any suggestions.

    • evan says:

      Hi Elle,

      You have a lot going on! I’d be surprised to find that probiotic product could solve everything.

      You could try any of the above brands that do not have sugar and start from there.

      Best of luck,
      Evan Jerkunica

  11. Kathie says:

    What do you think of MegaSporeBiotic ??

    • evan says:

      Hi Kathie,

      Some newsletter subscribers who have Candida do not do well with the spore based probiotic products, so a pure-spore based probiotic is not my first recommendation in many cases.

      That being said, the spore based probiotics can be quite powerful…so it’s a can be a great choice if other brands aren’t working.

      Evan Jerkunica

  12. Chelsea says:

    I have a sever issue with anything containing dairy and I am worried which brand of probiotic I can take that does not come from dairy. thanks

  13. Lorraine says:

    Took my first Renew Life probiotic 15 Billion live cultures and about 5 hours later was itching from head to toe. Can it be the probiotic?

  14. Christine says:

    New Chapter GI Tract vs. Renew Critical probiotic? Which one is better & more effective when comes to digestion issues – constipation, gas , bloating etc etc.

  15. Debby says:

    I am a 63 year-old female who for the past few years has had problems with constipation and gas. It is becoming a real problem. I am searching for a reliable probiotic. I have seen several videos proclaiming this is the product to take, but would really like some feedback. Has anyone taken Pro-X10 or Renew Life products?

    • evan says:

      Hi Debby,

      I haven’t heard anything good or bad about Pro-X10.

      Renewlife probiotics are one of my personal favorites!

      best of luck,
      Evan Jerkunica

  16. evan says:

    Hi Renee,

    If you read our probiotics buying guide, you’ll see that I generally recommend taking at least 6 strains of probiotics in a supplement. Therefore, Phillips Probiotic caps falls short at 3 strains.

    BUT – give em a try. They may work very well for you. They may be just what you need.

    I haven’t heard much about ADVOCARE either good or bad.

    Check out our personalized probiotic finder and I’m sure you’ll find a great brand for you and your symptoms there.

    Good luck,
    Evan Jerkunica

  17. susan says:

    hi how are you I have been on antibiotics and steroids for the last three years I’m a mess! I just can’t seem to get healthy I’m going off of everything just want to do probiotics right now get myself healthy holistically what do you suggest my friend. I am overwhelmed by all the brands

  18. gnanesh says:

    would like to know if Dr.ohhira probiotics is the best, because i have gone through all the products in this page, but somehow i feel that this is all naturally made instead of freezing like other probiotics which when arrives at your door 93% dead, as i am not a pioneer in deciding at probiotics need your help

    • evan says:

      Hi Gnanesh,

      The products on this page are very high quality…these are very reputable companies.

      These companies will typically put 133% of the CFU they claim on the bottle. So that way even if the shipping conditions are too hot, then you can still get the claimed amount…at least not far from it.

      take care,
      Evan Jerkunica

  19. Jonathan says:

    Hi Evan!

    You are wonderful for taking the time to answer our questions!

    I get occasional bloating and upset stomachs, but nothing out of the ordinary.

    I’ve been reading all about the benefits of probiotics. I consider myself a healthy person with no serious health problems, so I was wondering what would be the best daily probiotics for me?

    Thank you so much!

  20. yvonne clarke says:

    Hello, Thank you for providing this information. Which probiotic is best for acne and “possible” digestion issues?

    • evan says:

      Hi Yvonne,

      I am not aware of research directly linking probiotics to decreased acne.

      However, there is a lot of proof around probiotics helping improve digestive conditions like IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).

      To get the most up-to-date recommendation for your age/sex, please head over to the Personalized Probiotic Finder.

      I update it monthly with new products and new research.

      Please let me know how it goes!

      to your health,
      Evan Jerkunica

  21. Shirley says:

    I have been taking Probiotic Advantage Extra Strength with 10 different types, and 10 billion CFU. Since I do not see this rated on your site, I have to assume you have considered it and it did not fit your criteria. It does contain milk. I really cannot tell how effective it is, as one never knows what being w/o would have been like. Would you comment on this product in comparison with others you’ve listed?

    • evan says:

      Hi Shirley,

      That probiotic had not made the cut. I try and only focus on the top 10 probiotic supplements, according to the Personalized Probiotic Finder.

      That being said, if you notice improvements in your health, by all means keep taking that probiotic…but the fact that you’re saying “I really cannot tell how effective it is” probably means that it isn’t helping you much.

      If you are taking a probiotic to have better bowel movements or improve your immunity, then you should notice a difference in those symptoms. If you don’t notice a difference, then you should consider taking a different brand.

      to your health,
      Evan Jerkunica

  22. Karen says:

    My 15 year old daughter has a chronic micoplasma pneumoniae infection in her body. She has been on antibiotics for almost four months now but her titer numbers are either staying the same or rising. I just ran out of her Ultimate Flora probiotic and was researching for the best match for her needs. She has a low tolerance for dairy, gluten, sulfur and salycilates, and bloats if she somehow eats too much of them. I was considering the Ultimate Flora Vaginal health or the Jarro Femdophilus… What do you think?

    • evan says:

      Hi Karen,

      Before you give her anything, please check with your doctor that they recommend it. I’m not a doctor so I can’t make such a recommendation.

      See if your doctor likes Jarro Femdophilus. Maybe start with a low dose — maybe only use 1/4 of the total capsule to start. Then slowly build up to a full dose each day, over the course of a few weeks.

      But again, please check with your doctor about this.

      to your daughter’s health,
      Evan Jerkunica

  23. Gilda says:

    My stomach is so screwed up. I do not eat yeast, wheat, dairy and many more foods, I eat ony fruits, vegetables and some protein. Very clean diet. Let me tell you, I have so much gas that I do not leave the house. I can drink water, and I have gas. I take PB8. It has no dairy wheat, eggs, milk, peanuts or soy in it. but I still think there is a probiotic out there that can solve this problem.

    • evan says:

      Hi Gilda,

      There are many reasons that this can be happening.

      I am glad you’re eating a “clean” diet.

      For me, back when I had serious digestive issues, a big cause of bloating for me was “raw salad” and “nuts”. I know that sounds crazy because nats and salad is “health as can be”.

      But it turned out that I lacked enough HCL to properly break down those foods…and so I had lots of bloating because of that.

      Do your own research, but if you think the same thing is happening to you, consider adding HCL pills or removing the above…also consider consulting a doctor too.

      to your health,
      Evan Jerkunica

  24. Angela says:

    I have been giving my 2 yr old daughter Garden of Life Raw Children’s probiotics for the past year every morning in her yogurt. I just found out about the controversy regarding heavy metals in their protein powders do you know if that also affected the probiotics?

    Also is it good to be giving them to my 2 year old. She is rarely sick and when she is the sickness is very quick. They also keep her regular. I also have been breastfeeding her for the past 2 years so I know that is good as well, although that will be coming to an end soon. I heard that 80% of your immune system is in your gut and probiotics are a key factor so that is when I started her on them. Please share your thoughts. Thank you!

    • evan says:

      Hi Angela,

      I have not heard of any concerns about heavy metals being found in probiotics…probiotic supplements typically have very different ingredients compared to protein powders.

      I’m glad you’re breast feeding your child – that is often the best way to give your child a great start in life :)
      take care,
      Evan Jerkunica

  25. carmel says:

    Used to have a lot of problems with sinus/headaches then got blocked ears and a cough, very bad first thing in morning, like silent acid reflux. Am convinced it is due to gut flora imbalance as was put on antibiotics and steroids over and over again many times. Please advise which biotic you would recommend. My reading tells me I must also make sure I eat a good diet that help the good bacteria to flourish, onions etc.

  26. Trish says:

    I’ve been experiencing some very weird body issues lately. On certain days I have multiple bowel movements, about an hour apart, that are not constipated nor diarrhea and I feel very shaky most of the day, although I don’t shake outwardly. I’ve been on probiotics for a few months. Started with generic store brand, then switched to Renew-Life. Now I just bought Culturelle. I also have bladder spasms and just went to a Urogynecologist who put me on Mirabegron. Any one else have these symptoms? Am I taking too many probiotics? I usually take 2 a day or up to 4 2x a day.

  27. Lisa says:

    What do you think about vsl # 3 ? Dr wants grandson 11 to use for crones.

  28. evan says:

    Good on you Carmel!

  29. David says:

    I have leaky gut syndrome since I had two big surgeries with general anesthesia/antibiotics within 9 months time frame. I am suffering from food sensitivity, rashes, pityriasis rosea, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, acid reflux, and hair loss. Hair loss gets worse when I eat unhealthy/large amount of food. It’s immediate, which I believe is an autoimmune response due to leaky gut. Also, I have a very suppressed immune system currently as a result of leaky gut.

    I have Renew life 150 billion probiotics at home, but the problem is I travel from Monday through Thursday. What do you recommend for repairing gut damage from antibiotics/unhealthy eating habit? It needs to be no-refrigeration required. I’ve used a brand called Hyperbiotics. Is this brand high-quality?

    Lastly, what’s your opinion on soil-based probiotics? I’ve used Prescript Assist in the past, and suffered from horrible die-off symptoms. I heard that SBO probiotics aren’t good for people with compromised immune system because soil organisms can colonize in the gut even though they aren’t supposed to. I heard colonized soil organisms are very difficult to remove. Do you recommend taking one still for my condition? I would appreciate your response sincerely.

    • evan says:

      Hi David,

      After those surgeries with general anesthesia/antibiotics, probiotics might be a good call. There is emerging research showing intestinal flora disruption by opiates and morphine.

      Those symptoms sound terrible…and it will take some work to get back to normal function.

      First, given your travel schedule I would use Jarrow probiotics. They have a number of great probiotics that aren’t refrigerated – get one with as many strains as possible. The Renewlife is great when you have access to refrigeration.

      I think the concerns about SBO’s are overblown except in immune-compromised individuals. But some people seems to respond poorly to them.

      to your health,
      Evan Jerkunica

  30. julie says:

    evan, just stumbled upon this site and wanted to thank you for the help and answers! still reading through the material. .

  31. Summer says:

    Please help me!! What probiotic do you suggest works best to for bv?? I have tried so many things over the years and I feel like I am going to suffer with this for the rest of me life!! :(

    • evan says:

      Hi Summer,

      I’m so sorry to hear that you’re struggling with bacterial vaginosis :(

      But I have some good news about this – my sister was able to stop getting “flare-ups”.

      For my sister, this is what caused her flare-ups:
      1. eating sugary candy
      2. eating high starch food (pasta was the worst)
      3. getting stressed out
      4. took a probiotic with L. Acidophilus

      The probiotics did a lot, but her working hard to not get as stressed out (doing yoga, eating better), and avoiding large amounts sugary/starchy food helped even more.

      best of luck Summer,
      Evan Jerkunica

  32. Pascal Briaud says:

    Hi Evan,
    What would be a good probiotic for a my daughter 13 y/o. She wants to loose weight mainly. (overweight )Apparently, she has not digestive issues ( like belly pain,constipation,diarrhea or gas reflux ) but sleeping issues that I know is related to digestive system-Although I am a nutritionist reader and eat pretty much healthy, I have a hard time to get my daughter to stay small or normal size – my son 15y/o in the other hand is tall and small with abs- I don’t get it! so I came across probiotic reading and I think that will help her to loose weight and be happy- Can you help me
    Thank a million

    • evan says:

      Hi Pascal,

      There is new-ish evidence that a different mix of probiotic flora is present in people with obesity, compared to healthier weight individuals. That being said, is the different probiotic flora casual? Or is it an obese person’s body response to being overweight?

      to your daughter’s health,
      Evan Jerkunica

  33. Diane Papineau says:

    I am just looking for a probiotic for everyday maintenance. I really don’t have any issues, I’ve been using jarrows saccharomyces boulardii+mos. Is this the best for maintenance. Thank you Diane

    • evan says:

      Hi Diane,

      Saccharomyces boulardii is a transient probiotic. It’s best suited for being taken when you have food poisoning or taken concurrently with antibiotics.

      For health maintenance you can go here: and check off the issue that you think you’re most likely to have in the future.

      to your health,
      Evan Jerkunica

  34. Diane Papineau says:

    Thank you

  35. evan says:

    Hi Colleen,

    I haven’t made any videos for probiotics at the time of writing this comment…but I have heard lots of people reporting side effects from Keybiotics.

    I don’t think any two probiotics will behave exactly the same, but ultimately, the only way to know for sure which one will work better is to try both.

    to your health,
    Evan Jerkunica

  36. Jen says:

    Hi Evan. I’ve really enjoyed reading all of your advice to people leaving comments and/or questions-you seem extremely knowledgeable on the subject. I’m at a loss with my 3 1/2 year old daughter and could really use your help. She complains constantly about an itchy vagina and anus. She’s been tested for pinworms and rarely itches at night in her sleep so we can rule that out. I’m suspecting yeast since she craves and eats sweets every day. I’ve tried to eliminate sugar in her diet but can’t seem to keep her away from sugar long enough to determine if it’s the culprit (she/I have only lasted about a week or so). Plus, I didn’t notice her symptoms getting any better but I’m sure I didn’t give it enough time before caving. Anyway, I’ve been giving her the Kids Probiotic from Renew Life for the past 3-4 weeks and haven’t noticed it helping. We already use free & clear products in our house so I know it’s probably not a chemical sensitivity but that’s a whole different can of worms. I can’t find any food sensitivity or anything that is consistent enough to give me a clue to what’s going on. Can you tell me the best probiotic to use for her? or any other advice you may have regarding her “condition”. Thank you,


    • evan says:

      Hi Jen,

      I’m not qualified to answer these sort of questions about your daughter.

      I’d find a doctor familiar with those types of issues and see what they say.

      I hope your daughter feels better soon,
      Evan Jerkunica

  37. melody says:

    GoodBelly??? for a toddler who likes it?
    Any thoughts? He has short gut so im trying to tame bacterial overgrowth is he ever gets it :)

    • evan says:

      Hi Melody,

      I love the taste of GoodBelly, but I don’t drink it because it has sooooo much sugar.

      I would check with your pediatrician to see if a different toddler probiotic would help your child just as much.

      to your toddler’s health,
      Evan Jerkunica

  38. Ghyna says:

    Hello I’m trying to find a good probiotic. I have had constipation over 20 years im 38 years of old. I’m 115 lbs I’m gluten and dairy free I’m sensitive to both. I have chronic yeast and bacteria vaginosis with odor. I took a stool test to make sure I did not have IBS and other gut issues. The results came back that I had no good bacteria in the gut my naturopathic dr recommend Metagenics women’s ultra flora. I tried that with no results after 30 days I then tried metagenics ultra flora probiotics I have not seen any results. I then tried renew life critical 50 billion, I have not seen any results I still have bathroom issues and the vaginal issues, I’m almost out of my probiotics I was Gona purchase another renew life, but if you have any other suggestions please help, I know it’s not a overnight process I just want to make sure I’m on the right track

    • evan says:

      Hi Ghyna,

      It doesn’t sound like those probiotics are getting you good results – sorry to hear that. The other brand you can try is RAW probiotics critical care (in the red package)…that is a powerful one so you should consider checking with your doctor first.

      If I were you I also would speak with your doctor about any other lifestyle changes your can make such as, stress reduction, colonics, enemas or increasing your water intake. After some changes like that you may find that probiotics will work for you too.

      to your health,
      Evan Jerkunica

  39. Lydia says:

    I was diagnosed with MAC and started a three-antibiotic treatment. If I can tolerate this treatment, I might stay on this antibiotics up to two years.
    What type of probiotics could work and be effective in a case of a long term three-antibiotics combo treatment? How should they be taken?

  40. Judith says:

    I’m 38 y/o woman, and I’m breastfeeding a 18 month old little girl.
    I have problems with candidas since years, but I used controlled them with tea tree oil.
    But last January I catch a citomegalovirus and I feel my immunologic system is weaker, I get colds easily and candidas are uncontrolled.

    I’ve been looking for a probiotic to improve immunity and fight candidas. It will be my “first probiotic” as I’ve never prove anyone before.

    Also, my husband has skin problems (eczema), and I think probiotics could be helpful.
    What do you think about Healthy Originales 30billions CFU, or Jarrow Jarro-dophilus 5billions?
    I’m from Spain, so it must be stabilized formula, I supose.

    Thank you and best regards.

    • evan says:

      Hi Judith,

      Thank you for your question! I’m sorry to hear about your health challenges. I had to make significant changes to my lifestyle to overcome Candida…you can read more what I wrote about that on this page.

      At first you should take a lower-dose probiotic. Of the two you mentioned I would start with the Jarro-dophilus 5billions. The one I linked to doesn’t need to be refrigerated, so it should survive the shipping as long as the temperature isn’t above 25C for most of the trip.

      There is some evidence that probiotics do help eczema. The probiotic lactogg found in the American product Culturelle has been shown to help. Also L. reuteri has been shown to help in eczema.

      Mandame un email si tienes mas preguntas!

      to your health,
      Evan Jerkunica

  41. Ghyna says:

    Hi you recommended RAW probiotics critical care (in the red package) I cannot find them, what is the name of company

  42. M. Rivell says:

    We have been using Super Shield from Blue Rock Holistics for 7 years and love it. I just got on this site to see if there were any less expensive with the same amount of cultures. I guess I’ll stick to what has worked all these years.

    • evan says:


      Personally I’m a big fan of taking what works. But sometimes new probiotic brands can work even better!

      to your health,
      Evan Jerkunica

  43. Cindy S.. says:

    Hi Even…love the advice you are giving..I am on 2 antibiotics now Fluconazole for Yeast infection in my throat ..and Azithromycin for Bronchietasis..(sputum in my Bronical Tubes)…I think probiotics would be a good idea….I read where Florastor is made with yeast and OK to use while taking antibioatics…is that true…I would like to hear what you think..This is all new to me…

    • evan says:

      Hi Cindy,

      Florastor contains Saccharomyces boulardii (a yeast), so it is not affected by antibiotics (which target bacteria).

      But you are also taking Fluconazole (which targets yeast), so that may decrease the effectiveness of the Saccharomyces boulardii.

      I would ask your doctor on what to do since you have a number of medical conditions.

      feel better,
      Evan Jerkunica

  44. Louise says:

    It is recommended, through the recommendation chart, that I use RAW Probiotic for woman over 50. I’m curious why it isn’t listed as a top 10?

    Also, should I be taking RAW Enzymes at the same time I take the RAW Probiotic?

    Thank you for all the useful information.

    • evan says:

      Hi Louise,

      Raw probiotics are listed as the #2 best brand in the top 10 list above.

      In my experience it’s fine to take enzymes with probiotics, unless your doctor says otherwise.

      Please do your own research and listen to your doctor.

      take care,
      Evan Jerkunica

  45. Jody says:

    I’m about two weeks into my first 30 days with Garden Of Life 30 billion cfu’s…REALLY like it and not a bad price. I have a serious Candida problem so I’ll probably increase to their 50 billion cfu next month. I’m diagnosed with 4 different “auto immune”diseases and I’mseeing great improvement already! Very happy!

    • evan says:

      Hey Jody,

      Thanks for sharing your experience with Garden of life 30 billion CFU probiotic. They are in my top 5 probiotic brands.

      to your health,
      Evan Jerkunica

  46. Iris says:

    Dear Evan!

    I did not realised you had already replied before I posted the second comment! I have not gone through it yet but just wanted to thank you Soo much for taking all that time to read and answer it with so much diligence and care!! I really really appreciate it!
    I have had no one knowlegable enough in this area to discuss this topic with and have had to grapple with all the sometimes confusing data out there on my own. People I have asked these questions just think I am over-analytical. I am so thankful to have found you!

    Cheers! And thanks again!

  47. Iris says:

    Hi Evan

    Sorry to bother you again.

    As you are so knowledgeable in these health matters, I was wondering if your expertise extend to whey protein as well?

    Fingers crossed. Hahaha!

  48. William Cohen says:

    Garden of life probiotics. Will these daiy based products affect me who is lactose resisistant only with milk, not lactose intolerant?
    Please let me know. Thanks.

    • evan says:

      Hi William,

      I can’t say for sure either way.

      Is it possible that you can just buy it and see how it works for you?

      Or you can use a brand that doesn’t contain any dairy…so there’s no risk at all.

      To your health,
      Evan Jerkunica

  49. Sandra says:

    Hi Evan,
    I was researching probiotics to help me and your page is very helpful, thank you.
    Reading through your page, a few ladies mention suffering from bacterial vaginosis and as someone who had it very frequently I just wanted to share what another woman told me. Get rid of soap bars and only use shower gel, the women and especially their partner, I never had it again. Soap leaves a residue on the skin that unbalances the PH sensitive vaginal flora. Hope it helps

  50. Kim Schiedow says:

    What do you know about Advanced Probiotics or Complete Probiotics by md1? How do they compare to Renew?

  51. Marie says:

    Which brand do you think would be best if the person has been suffering with ibs symptoms? I have gastritis, and acid reflux. I have had stomach problems since I was in my teens. I think it was because of the amount of antibiotics they gave me mixed with a bad diet. Now that I can control my diet I try too but it ends up not helping.

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