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Trying to find the best probiotic supplements? Our tests found that not all products provide all the cells (CFUs) and features they claim, and one was contaminated with Pseudomonas. See our results, comparisons, and Top Picks for popular brands and get the evidence for specific probiotic strains for uses such as IBS, diarrhea, gas, allergies and colds, infections, weight loss and more. Plus, get information about proper storage, safety, side effects, and drug interactions with probiotics.Probiotics Review
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CL Answers (54)
Is the probiotic "Milk Test," as described on many websites, really an effective way to test the quality of the bacteria in probiotic supplements at home?
Is the probiotic "Milk Test" an effective at-home test of the quality of the bacteria in probiotic supplements?
Have you heard of the probiotic, Keybiotics? Does it do what it claims, and is it worth the money they charge?
Whole Body Research Keybiotics probiotic information, including its ingredients and possible cheaper alternatives.
Once I've taken probiotics for a few months, will the positive bacteria remain in my system, or do I have to keep taking them?
Find out how long you should take probiotics through understanding how long the positive bacteria remain in the system.
How do I choose the best probiotic supplement? There are so many different strains of bacteria!
Information on how to choose the best probiotic supplement based on safety and our lab test on probiotic bacteria content.
I am curious why some probiotics do not require refrigeration even though they contain some of the same bacteria in probiotics that require refrigeration? Which probiotics need to be refrigerated?
Refrigerating certain probiotic pills and other probiotic supplements is important. Get tips on how to store probiotics properly.
Are some probiotics dangerous? I've heard that Bacillus subtilis, a soil-based probiotic, can cause infections.
Find out if soil-based probiotic supplements are safe to take. Information about side effects, allergic reactions, infections and more.
I eat one to two cups of Greek yogurt every day. Do I still need to take a probiotic supplement?
Find out if eating Greek yogurt is sufficient to obtain probiotics, or if supplements can still help.
When is the best time to take probiotics to prevent diarrhea from antibiotics - before, during, or after the course of antibiotic treatment?
When is the best time to take probiotics to reduce the risk of diarrhea from antibiotics?
The probiotic I am taking looks pink. Does this mean it is spoiled or no longer "active"?
Find out if a pink probiotic is safe, since they are usually white.
I developed a rash soon after starting a probiotic. Is it possible to be allergic to probiotics?
Find out if probiotics can cause allergic reactions, including skin rashes, and why.
Do probiotics help with lactose intolerance?
Find out if probiotics can help with lactose intolerance. ConsumerLab's answer explains, including some foods that may cause fewer symptoms in the lactose intolerant.
Can probiotics help lower cholesterol?
Learn more about how probiotics like Cardioviva can affect cholesterol.
Do probiotics really help prevent or treat vaginal yeast infections?
Information on using probiotics for treating and preventing yeast infections, including evidence from clinical studies.
What is Lactospore? I see it is an ingredient in some probiotic supplements.
Lactospore information and more about sporulating probiotic bacteria, and other probiotic strains.
Do probiotics that come in different forms, like gum or lozenges, really work?
Find out if probiotic gum and lozenges help with gum disease or throat infections.
What are prebiotics? Is it important to look for them when choosing a probiotic supplement?
Learn more about prebiotics, including benefits and safety.
Is it best to take probiotic supplements with or without food? It seems like everyone has a different recommendation.
When is the best time to take probiotic supplements? Learn if you should take your probiotic with or without food.
With probiotics, how many CFUs should I look for as the dose? Is more necessarily better?
Learn more about the proper amount of cells or colony forming units (CFUs) a probiotic should contain, including if more is always better.
Has the probiotic VSL#3 been changed or discontinued? Is Visbiome a good alternative?
Find out if the probiotic formula VSL#3 has been changed and how it compares with Visbiome. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Do probiotics have to be enterically coated to be effective?
Find out if why some probiotics areenterically coated, whether probiotics need to be enterically coated, potential downsides and more.
What are the benefits of Daily Synbiotic by Seed? Does it do what it claims, and is it better than other probiotics and prebiotics?
Review of Daily Synbiotic by Seed, including information about the prebiotic and probiotic strains in the supplement, and whether there is evidence of benefit for the synbiotic.
Can a probiotic help men with prostatitis?
Learn more about prostatitis, the effects of probiotics on prostatitis, and other natural treatments.
Do any supplements help with the coronavirus (COVID-19)? Do supplements like vitamin D, zinc, vitamin C, or herbals work?
Find out if natural remedies & supplements for coronavirus such as zinc, vitamin C, garlic, or elderberry help to prevent or treat COVID-19.
Do supplements help treat peptic ulcer disease? Should any be avoided?
Vitamins and supplements that may help with peptic ulcer disease, including probiotics, cranberry, melatonin, lactoferrin, berberine, and licorice.
Which supplements have been shown to be helpful for autism?
Find out which supplements may help reduce symptoms of autism, including multivitamins, probiotics, and melatonin.
Does Provitalize work for weight loss and is it safe?
Find out if taking Provitalize, a probiotic supplement that also contains turmeric extract, moringa leaf extract, curry leaf extract and piperine (BioPerine), is safe and beneficial for weight management.
I take fluoxetine (Prozac), a SSRI drug to treat depression. Are there supplements I should avoid, or be taking, due to this drug?
Learn about Prozac (fluoxetine) drug interactions along with other supplements and SSRIs.
Do probiotics help prevent urinary tract infections?
Find out if probiotics can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs). Plus, information about other supplements that may help for UTIs, including cranberry and D-mannose. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
What is lactoferrin and will it really strengthen my immune system?
Info about lactoferrin supplements, clinical evidence for strengthening the immune system, preventing or treating colds, gut health and treating H.
Do magnesium supplements, like Magtein, help memory or protect against Alzheimer's disease?
Magtein, and other magnesium supplements, may help memory and protect against Alzheimer's disease.
Which supplements are helpful to have when traveling? Any tips on how to best store supplements on trips?
Find out which vitamins & supplements can be helpful when traveling, including melatonin, ginger, and more, and find out how you can carry them with you.
What are the best supplements for depression and anxiety?
Best natural supplements for depression and anxiety, including the evidence for fish oil, vitamin D, probiotics, and herbal supplements for depression such as curcumin (from turmeric) and saffron.
Do any supplements help for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
IBS supplements may help reduce irritable bowel symptoms such as pain, diarrhea and constipation. Supplements include probiotics, melatonin, and flaxseed.
Are enteric coated supplements better than non-enteric coated ones?
Learn about the pros and cons of enterically coated supplements, including ingredient absorption,safety and price.
Which supplements are best for seasonal allergies?
Find out which supplements are best for allergies and can help reduce seasonal allergy symptoms, including bromelain, curcumin, vitamin D, and CLA.
I've seen the bacteria in Activia listed as Bifidobacterium animalis, Bifidobacterium lactis and Bifidus Regularis. Which is correct?
Learn more about probiotic bacteria strain names in Activia and other products.
Is it true that low-carb or Mediterranean diets help for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?
Find out if a low-carb diet, such as the Mediterranean diet, or lifestyle changes help with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Which supplements can help lower my triglycerides?
Find out whether fish oil supplements, or plant-based oil supplements, such as flaxseed oil and echium oil are best for lowering triglyceride levels. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Which supplements help reduce flatulence (gas), and are there any that make it worse?
Find out which supplements may help reduce flatulence (gas), and learn which supplements or foods may worsen symptoms of flatulence.
Is it true that yogurt and kefir can trigger migraines?
Learn about the risks of migraines and headaches from yogurt, kefir and other dairy products.
How do I choose the best CoQ10 supplement?
Looking to choose the best CoQ10 brand supplement? Understand which CoQ10 you are buying, differences in dose, absorption, quality and more. ConsumerLab explores this topic.
Is it okay to crush a tablet and consume the powder or add the powder to food, rather than swallowing the tablet whole?
Find out if it is safe to crush supplements and ingest the powder with food or if it is better to swallow the tablet whole.
Do any supplements help prevent or treat a cold?
Are there supplements that can help prevent or treat cold symptoms? Learn more about zinc, probiotics, vitamin C and more.
How can I find supplements that are gluten-free on ConsumerLab.com?
Gluten-Free supplements & vitamin information including other dietary features like vegetarian, vegan, and kosher on ConsumerLab.com. Our answer explains.
I have IBS and don't want to take medication if I can help it. I've heard that peppermint works for IBS, but is there good research to support this?
Information about using peppermint oil for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), including clinical evidence, dosage, safety and more.
Do vitamins, minerals and nutritional supplements lose effectiveness with exposure to high temperatures and is it safe to order supplements by mail in the summer?
Are vitamins and supplements susceptible to heat? Find out if mail ordering during the summer is safe.
How are you staying healthy during the coronavirus pandemic?
Tips for staying healthy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Tips from ConsumerLab members for maintaining physical health, mental health and social well-being during COVID-19.
Do any supplements help for ulcerative colitis?
Find out what supplements & vitamins can help with ulcerative colitis, such as VSL#3, curcumin, aloe or boswellia.
Does turmeric/curcumin help for osteoarthritis in dogs and cats? Is it safe?
Learn more about turmeric & curcumin supplements for dogs and cats to help with osteoarthritis and the safety. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
My dog is getting older and his veterinarian recently recommended giving him a glucosamine supplement for his joints. Has ConsumerLab.com tested these, or other supplements for pets?
Find out our test results on glucosamine for dogs and cats as well as other supplements for pets.
I read that sterol supplements to lower cholesterol like CholestOff can block the absorption of vitamins. Is that true?
Find out if CholestOff and other sterol supplements can block vitamin absorption in the body and other safety concerns.
Is it true that NAC can help clear nasal passages?
Find out if N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) can help with post nasal drip & general sinus congestion and about supplements that may reduce cold symptoms.
Which supplements can help treat constipation?
Find out which supplements can help for constipation, including fiber, flaxseed, probiotics, and magnesium.
Recalls & Warnings (25)
Maker of Blood Pressure, Probiotic, Resveratrol and Hormonal Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims
FDA Warns Seller of "CoronaBox" Containing Vitamin D, Probiotics & More for Unsupported Claims
Four Probiotic Products in Canada May Pose Serious Health Risks to Those with Milk or Soy Allergies
Six More Multi-Level Marketing Companies Warned for Coronavirus and Deceptive Earnings Claims
Clinical Updates (96)
Probiotic for Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
Probiotic Helps Preterm Infants
Probiotic Helps Prevent Recurrence of Diverticular Disease
Probiotic Helps a Little with Allergy
Probiotic Not Always Useful in Infant Colic
Probiotic Significantly Reduces Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea
Probiotic Gum for Throat Infections
Probiotic Helps Women Shed Pounds
Probiotic Reduces Abdominal Fat
Probiotic Lowers Eczema Risk in Children
Probiotic to Trim Belly Fat?
Probiotics That Do or Don't Work
Probiotic for IBS Symptoms
Probiotics May Not Work As Thought
Probiotic Helps with IBS
Probiotic for Fat Loss
Probiotic Shortens Respiratory Infections
Probiotic Helps with Constipation
Probiotics Reduce Cholesterol / Improve Liver Function
Probiotic Effective for People With Mania
Probiotic May Help Prevent ADHD
Probiotic for Autism?
Probiotics Reduce Risk of Diarrhea After Antibiotics
Probiotic Helps with Colic
Probiotics Reduce Risk of Diarrhea from Antibiotics
More Probiotic Concerns
Probiotics and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
New Probiotic Study
Probiotic for Diverticulitis
Probiotics Lower Blood Pressure
Prebiotic for Reducing Anxiety?
Probiotic Reduces GI Pain in IBS
Probiotic Prevents Bloating from Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI)
Preventing Eczema with Probiotics
Probiotic for the Urinary Tract?
Probiotic to Reduce Tooth Staining
Illness From Probiotic
A Probiotic for Migraine
Popular Probiotic -- What's In a Name?
Probiotic for Dandruff?
Probiotic for Cold Symptoms and Gas
Probiotic for Dermatitis
Caution With Probiotic & Surgery
When To End Probiotics?
Probiotic for Bloating and Abdominal Discomfort?
Probiotics and Weight?
Probiotic for Abdominal Pain
Probiotics a Waste of Money?
Probiotic Reduces Depression in IBS
Probiotic Increases Bowel Movement Frequency
Probiotics for Bones
Timing Probiotics with Antibiotics Is Key
Probiotic Reduces Diabetes Risk In Pregnancy
Changed VSL#3 Probiotic?
Probiotic Reduces Colic
Probiotic for Allergy
Probiotic Reduces Antibiotic-associated Diarrhea
Probiotic Improves IBS Symptoms
Probiotic Approved for Throat Infections
Probiotic Lowers Triglycerides
Probiotics Might Reduce Risk of Depression
Probiotic May Aid Fat Loss
Probiotic for Cognition?
Probiotic for Eczema
Probiotic to Prevent Colds?
Probiotic for Protein Absorption?
Misleading Kefir Claims
Probiotic for Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Probiotic for Indigestion?
Infection from Probiotic
Can Yogurt Reduce Diabetes Risk?
Probiotic for Anxiety?
Do Probiotics Help With Bone Facture?
Probiotic Foods and Social Anxiety
Prebiotics for Immune Health
Triglyceride-Lowering with a Probiotic
Probiotics Reduce Diarrhea from Anitibiotics
Probiotic Speeds Recovery From Fracture
Probiotics & Exercise Performance
Probiotics for Gum Disease
Do Probiotics Affect Weight?
Probiotic for IBS?
Probiotics: An Alternative to Antibiotics for Mastitis?
Probiotics for Oral Health?
Probiotic for Eczema
Probiotics for Ulcers?
Can probiotics help treat a common cause of stomach ulcers – H. pylori infection? Find out what new guidelines say in the What It Does section of our Probiotic Supplements Review.
For information about other supplements for peptic ulcers (and those to avoid) see our answer to the question: Do supplements help treat peptic ulcer disease? Should any be avoided?