|21st Century High Potency Acidophilus Probiotic Blend|
|21st Century Ultra Potency Advanced Probiotic|
|365 Everyday Value Probiotic Complex|
|Bayer Phillips Colon Health|
|BioGaia ProTectis - Lemon|
|Cardioviva Natural Health Probiotic|
|CVS/pharmacy Probiotic Acidophilus|
|Dr. David Williams Probiotic Advantage|
|Dr. Mercola Complete Probiotics|
|Essential Formulas Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics|
|Evolve Kefir 1% Lowfat Cultured Milk|
|Garden of Life Dr. Formulated Probiotics Women's|
|Garden of Life Primal Defense Ultra|
|Garden of Life RAW Probiotics Women|
|GNC Ultra Probiotic Complex 25|
|GNC Ultra Probiotic Complex 50|
|Jarrow Formulas Women's Fem Dophilus|
|Latta Russian Kefir 2% Fat|
|Lifeway Lowfat Kefir|
|Nature Made Digestive Probiotics Daily Balance|
|Nature's Bounty Ultra Strength Probiotic 10|
|Nature's Way Primadophilus Children|
|Nature's Way Primadophilus Fortify|
|Nature's Way Primadophilus Optima|
|Nusentia Probiotic Miracle Premium Probiotic Blend for Pet|
|Nutrition Now PB8|
|Only Natural Pet Probiotic Blend|
|ProBioCare Women's Probiotic|
|Puritan's Pride ProBiotic 10|
|Schiff Digestive Advantage Daily Probiotic|
|Simply Right [Sam's Club] Acidophilus|
|Solgar Probi 30 Billion|
|Spring Valley [Walmart] Acidophilus|
|The Vitamin Shoppe Ultimate 10 Probiotic|
|Trunature (Costco) Chewable Probiotic|
|TwinLab Triple Action Oral Health Dots|
|UP4 Probiotics with DDS|
|VetriScience Vetri Probiotic Everyday|
|Vitamin World Probiotic 10|
|Well at Walgreens Super Probiotics|
Which are the best probiotic supplements and bottled kefirs (cultured milk with probiotics)? This report will help you find out.
If you are taking a probiotic to help with a specific condition, it is important that you first select a probiotic that provides the specific bacteria or yeast shown to help with your condition, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), abdominal pain, colic in infants, infections, diarrhea, cold and flu, and even high cholesterol, anxiety, dandruff, and weight control. The clinical evidence is provided in this report.
What's more, you need to know proper dosage. The amount of cells provided by probiotic products in this review alone ranged by more than 900,000%, from just a few million per daily serving, to as much as 900 billion!
You also need to know if the product contains its listed amount of viable (living) probiotic organisms. Our tests found some which did not -- containing less than half of what was listed on their labels. If you own a pet, be aware that one of the three products we tested for dogs and cats had a relatively tiny number of organisms and would seem unlikely to be effective.
Fortunately, we also found many probiotics with the number of organisms they claimed -- typically billions. In addition, we checked to make sure these products were not contaminated with other organisms, such as molds and certain disease-causing bacteria.
Probiotics tend to be expensive, so we show which offer good value
Among kefirs, we found enormous differences in the amounts of live cells by brand. Kefirs are touted as more digestible than milk for people with lactose-intolerance, so we also analyzed their lactose content, and were shocked by our findings — refuting a claim on one the products!
If you are trying to find the best probiotic for your needs, read this report about probiotic supplements for adults and children, and even for dogs and cats. You'll get test results for 43 probiotic products -- 21 selected by ConsumerLab.com for review and 22 others that passed voluntary quality certification testing, as well as information about two supplements similar to one that passed testing. You'll also find out what's in 3 popular kefir products. You'll
(4/28/17): The maker of one of the kefir products tested in this Review is demanding that ConsumerLab.com pubish a retraction of its finding that the product was incorrectly labeled. The kefir maker claims that CL's findings are misleading. CL stands by its findings, which remain in the Review. See the Update at the top of the full Review for more information.