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Probiotic Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

Probiotic Supplements Review (Including Pet Probiotics)

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.

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1.Are some probiotics dangerous? I've heard that Bacillus subtilis, a soil-based probiotic, can cause infections.
2.The probiotic I am taking looks pink. Does this mean it is spoiled or no longer "active"?
3.Has the probiotic VSL#3 been changed or discontinued? Is Visbiome a good alternative?
4.Have you heard of the probiotic, Keybiotics? Does it do what it claims, and is it worth the money they charge?
5.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?
6.Do probiotics that come in different forms, like gum or lozenges, really work?
7.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?
8.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?
9.I eat one to two cups of Greek yogurt every day. Do I still need to take a probiotic supplement?
10.When is the best time to take probiotics to prevent diarrhea from antibiotics - before, during, or after the course of antibiotic treatment?
11.Can probiotics help lower cholesterol?
12.Do probiotics have to be enterically coated to be effective?
13.How do I choose the best probiotic supplement? There are so many different strains of bacteria!
14.I developed a rash soon after starting a probiotic. Is it possible to be allergic to probiotics?
15.Is it best to take probiotic supplements with or without food? It seems like everyone has a different recommendation.
16.What is Lactospore? I see it is an ingredient in some probiotic supplements.
17.What are prebiotics? Is it important to look for them when choosing a probiotic supplement?
18.With probiotics, how many CFUs should I look for as the dose? Is more necessarily better?
19.Can probiotics reduce anxiety?
20.Do probiotics help with lactose intolerance?
21.Do probiotics really help prevent or treat vaginal yeast infections?
22.Do probiotics help prevent urinary tract infections?
23.Are enteric coated supplements better than non-enteric coated ones?
24.What are the best supplements for depression and anxiety?
25.Can a probiotic help men with prostatitis?
26.I've seen the bacteria in Activia listed as Bifidobacterium animalis, Bifidobacterium lactis and Bifidus Regularis. Which is correct?
27.Is it true that yogurt and kefir can trigger migraines?
28.What are natural remedies for coronavirus (COVID-19)? Do supplements like zinc, vitamin C, or herbals work?  (in Comments)
29.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?
30.I take fluoxetine (Prozac), a SSRI drug to treat depression. Are there supplements I should avoid, or be taking, due to this drug?  (in Comments)
31.What is the difference between the "Best By" date and the "Date of Manufacture" on a supplement label? How do I know how long my supplement will last before it "goes bad"?
32.Which supplements are helpful to have when traveling? Any tips on how to best store supplements on trips?
33.Which supplements have been shown to be helpful for autism?
34.Are "medical foods" such as VSL 3, proven to work? Does the FDA approve them?
35.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?  (in Comments)
36.I take omeprazole (Prilosec), a proton pump inhibitor, to reduce stomach acid. Are there supplements I should avoid, or be taking, due to this drug?  (in Comments)
37.Do any supplements help prevent or treat a cold?
38.Which supplements can help lower my triglycerides?
39.Are there vitamins or supplements that can reduce my risk of breast cancer? Do any increase cancer risk?  (in Comments)
40.Is it true that NAC can help clear nasal passages?
41.What is lactoferrin and will it really strengthen my immune system?
42.Do any supplements help for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
43.Which supplements are best for seasonal allergies?
44.Does Restore (Bionic Sciences LLC) really improve gut health? What is in Restore?  (in Comments)
45.Does turmeric/curcumin help for osteoarthritis in dogs and cats? Is it safe?
46.How are you staying healthy during the coronavirus pandemic?  (in Comments)
47.How can I find out where a vitamin or supplement is made and where its ingredients come from, such as China or the USA?  (in Comments)
48.How do I choose the best CoQ10 supplement?  (in Comments)
49.I read that sterol supplements to lower cholesterol like CholestOff can block the absorption of vitamins. Is that true?
50.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?
51.What is carrageenan? Should I be concerned that it is an ingredient in my supplement?  (in Comments)
52.Which supplements can help with indigestion and/or heartburn?
53.Which supplements can help to lower blood pressure?
54.Can CoQ10 or ubiquinol be ruined by heat? I recently purchased several bottles of Qunol Plus from Costco.com and they arrived hot. The soft gels are not melted, but I am concerned.
55.I have low blood pressure. Are there any supplements I should avoid?
56.Which supplements can help treat constipation?
57.Do any supplements help for ulcerative colitis?
58.How can I find supplements that are gluten-free on ConsumerLab.com?
59.Is it true that oat cereals, like Cheerios, oatmeal, oatflakes and steel-cut oats can be contaminated with a toxin?  (in Comments)
60.Are there any supplements I should avoid when taking an antibiotic? Are there any that may be helpful?
61.Are liquid vitamins better than pills?
62.Do any supplements reduce side of effects of chemotherapy?
63.Is it okay to crush a tablet and consume the powder or add the powder to food, rather than swallowing the tablet whole?
64.Tablets I purchased are becoming "crumbly" after a few weeks and are easy to break. Is there a problem with this supplement?
65.Do any supplements help relieve stress?
66.Is it true that iodine can cause acne or other skin problems?
67.Do any supplements help with gum disease or periodontitis?
68.Which supplements help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer?
69.Which "whole food" multivitamins are only from foods and don't include synthetic vitamins? What can you tell from the labels of these products: Complete Foods Nutrition-OctoMega MultiVitamin; Sunwarrior Raw Vitamins; Garden of LIfe-MyKind Organics; Nature's Brands-PhytoVitamins; Doctors' Research MultiVitamin?
70.Which supplements can help lower or control my blood sugar?
71.How much should I expect to pay for supplements? Are higher-priced supplements any better than low-priced brands?


Clinical Updates Found:
2020 Probiotics That Do or Don't Work (06/09/2020)
Probiotics That Do or Don't Work
An expert panel of gastroenterologists reviewed the clinical evidence for probiotics in preventing or treating C. difficile infection, IBS, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, pouchitis, and necrotizing enterocolitis. Find out for which conditions they recommend probiotics and for which they don't in the What They Do section of the Probiotic Supplements Review (we've highlighted their recommendations in yellow). Also see our Top Picks for probiotics.
 Probiotic to Reduce Tooth Staining (05/29/2020)
Probiotic to Reduce Tooth Staining
A probiotic was tested to see if it could reduce the occurrence of black stains (a type of dental plaque) on teeth. Find out if it worked in the What It Does section of the Probiotic Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among probiotics.
2019 Caution With Probiotic & Surgery (10/08/2019)
Caution With Probiotic & Surgery
Use of a popular probiotic around the time of abdominal surgery increased the rate of re-admission to the hospital after surgery, according to a recent study. For details, see the What It Does section of the Probiotic Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for probiotics.
 Probiotic for Cold Symptoms and Gas (10/01/2019)
Probiotic for Cold Symptoms and Gas
A study found that a particular probiotic strain reduced symptoms of upper respiratory infections, as well as gas, in children. For details see the Colds and acute respiratory infections section as well as the Bloating, gas, and abdominal pain section of the Probiotic Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for probiotics and kombucha.
 Probiotic for the Urinary Tract? (09/21/2019)
Probiotic for the Urinary Tract?
Does taking a popular double-strain probiotic reduce the level of pathogenic microbes in the urinary tracts of women? See what a recent study found in the section about Vaginal bacterial infections of the Probiotic Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among probiotics.
 Probiotic to Trim Belly Fat? (09/07/2019)
Probiotic to Trim Belly Fat?
Can a probiotic reduce abdominal fat? See what studies are showing, including the latest surprising results, in the Weight section of the Probiotic Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for probiotic supplements.
 Can Yogurt Reduce Diabetes Risk? (08/29/2019)
Can Yogurt Reduce Diabetes Risk?
Increasing yogurt intake, particularly in place of certain other dairy foods, may decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. For details about this and other effects of yogurt, see the Fermented Dairy Foods section of the Probiotics Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for probiotics.
 Do Probiotics Help With Bone Facture? (08/17/2019)
Do Probiotics Help With Bone Facture?
Can taking a probiotic improve recovery from bone fracture in older people? See what a recent study found in the Bone Density and Fractures section of the Probiotic Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for probiotics.
 Infection from Probiotic (07/06/2019)
Infection from Probiotic
Although rare, be aware that infections have occurred in some people due to the probiotics they have taken. For details about recent cases, see the Concerns and Cautions section of the Probiotic Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among probiotics.
 Popular Probiotic -- What's In a Name? (06/29/2019)
Popular Probiotic -- What's In a Name?
Does the popular probiotic VSL#3 contain a different formula than used in the clinical studies supporting its benefits? Find out in the What to Consider When Buying section of the Probiotics Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for probiotic supplements.
 Prebiotic for Insulin Sensitivity (06/25/2019)
Prebiotic for Insulin Sensitivity
Does consuming a prebiotic improve insulin sensitivity in overweight people? See what a study recently found in the All About Prebiotics section of the Probiotic Supplements Review.
 Yogurt and Colorectal Cancer (06/22/2019)
Yogurt and Colorectal Cancer
Does regular consumption of yogurt affect the risk of colorectal polyps and colorectal cancer? Find out what studies are showing in the Fermented Dairy Foods section of the Probiotic Supplements Review.
 Probiotic for Anxiety? (05/04/2019)
Probiotic for Anxiety?
A number of studies have evaluated probiotics for reducing anxiety, stress, and depression. See the results of the latest study in the What It Does section of the Probiotic Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among probiotics.
 Probiotic for Diverticulitis (04/27/2019)
Probiotic for Diverticulitis
Giving a specific probiotic to people hospitalized for acute diverticulitis was found to reduce pain, inflammation, and the duration of their hospital stays. Get the details in the What It Does section of the Probiotic Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for probiotics.
 A Probiotic for Migraine (02/02/2019)
A Probiotic for Migraine
Use of a particular probiotic for several weeks was found to modestly reduce the frequency and severity of migraine headaches. Get the details in the What It Does section of the Probiotic Supplements Review.
2018 Yogurt & High Blood Pressure (11/24/2018)
Yogurt & High Blood Pressure
Higher consumption of yogurt was associated with a lower risk of developing high blood pressure in a recent analysis. Risk was further reduced when yogurt consumption was part of a particular, healthful diet. For details, see the Fermented Dairy Foods section of the Probiotic Supplements Review.
 Probiotic Lowers Eczema Risk in Children (11/16/2018)
Probiotic Lowers Eczema Risk in Children
The risk of eczema in children was reduced by 54% when a specific probiotic was taken by mothers during pregnancy and then by their infants, according to a new study. The probiotic also reduced the incidence of gestational diabetes among the mothers. For details, see the What It Does section of the Probiotic Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks for probiotics.)
 Illness From Probiotic (11/13/2018)
Illness From Probiotic
Some people are vulnerable to serious illness related to probiotic use. Get the details of a recently reported case in the Cautions and Concerns section of the Probiotic Supplements Review.
 Lower Risk of Heart Disease with Fermented Dairy Foods (11/06/2018)
Lower Risk of Heart Disease with Fermented Dairy Foods
A study has shown a lower risk of heart disease to be associated with consumption of fermented, rather than non-fermented, dairy foods. However, only a certain type of fermented dairy was associated with the benefit. For details, see the Fermented Dairy section of the Probiotics Review. (Also see our Top Picks among probiotic products.)
 Probiotic for Abdominal Pain (10/02/2018)
Probiotic for Abdominal Pain
A probiotic was found to significantly reduce symptoms in people with acute diarrhea and abdominal pain, adding to the number of probiotics shown to have related effects. For details, see the What It Does section of the Probiotic Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among probiotics).
 When To End Probiotics? (09/09/2018)
When To End Probiotics?
If you take a probiotic when given antibiotics, at what point should you stop taking the probiotic? A new study provides some guidance. For details, see the What It Does section of the Probiotic Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among probiotics.)
 Probiotics for Gum Disease (08/28/2018)
Probiotics for Gum Disease
Can probiotic lozenges improve gum health when used in conjunction with oral cleanings? Find out what studies are showing in the Periodontitis section of the Probiotics Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among probiotic supplements for other uses.)
 Probiotic Concern (08/21/2018)
Probiotic Concern
While probiotics are generally safe, they can cause severe illness in people with certain medical conditions. There have been many case reports, including one published this month. For details see the Concerns and Cautions section of the Probiotic Supplements Review.
 Probiotics & Exercise Performance (07/31/2018)
Probiotics & Exercise Performance
Can taking a daily probiotic improve exercise performance? Find out in the What It Does section of the Probiotic Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks for probiotics.)
 Probiotics for Bones (06/23/2018)
Probiotics for Bones
Can taking a daily probiotic help reduce bone loss? Find out what a year-long study showed in the Bone density and fractures section of the Probiotic Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among probiotic supplements.)
 Probiotic for IBS? (06/12/2018)
Probiotic for IBS?
Studies have shown that certain probiotics help relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), although this can depend on the type of IBS. The most recent study focused on people with diarrhea-predominant IBS. Get the results in the What It Does section of the Probiotic Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among probiotics.
 Probiotic Effective for People With Mania (05/30/2018)
Probiotic Effective for People With Mania
A daily probiotic was shown to greatly reduce the risk of rehospitalization for acute mania among people recently hospitalized for this condition. The probiotic contained strains common in products that ConsumerLab has tested and reviewed. For details, see the What It Does section of the Probiotic Supplements Review.
 Do Probiotics Affect Weight? (03/06/2018)
Do Probiotics Affect Weight?
Studies have shown some probiotics to help somewhat with weight loss and/or slimming, while others have shown no effect. However, a recent study with a popular probiotic found that it increased weight. Get the details in the Weight and fat loss section of the Probiotic Supplements Review.
2017 Probiotic for Dermatitis (12/19/2017)
Probiotic for Dermatitis
Atopic dermatitis is a recurrent, itchy inflammation of the skin. Taking a daily probiotic mixture was found to significantly reduce symptoms and the need for topical steroids in children with atopic dermatitis. Details are in the "What It Does" section of the Probiotic Supplements Review >>
 Probiotic Reduces Colic (10/18/2017)
Probiotic Reduces Colic
A widely sold probiotic was able to reduce by half the amount of crying in infants with colic, according to a placebo-controlled study. For details, see the "What It Does" section of the Probiotic Supplements Review >>
 Changed VSL#3 Probiotic? (09/27/2017)
Changed VSL#3 Probiotic?
VSL#3 is a popular probiotic, but a new study suggests that the currently marketed product may be somewhat different and not have all the same effects as the earlier product. For details, see the ConsumerTips section of the Probiotic Supplements Review >>
 Probiotic for Dandruff? (08/30/2017)
Probiotic for Dandruff?
A probiotic was shown to significantly reduce the signs and symptoms of dandruff in a placebo-controlled, 2-month study. See the "What It Does" section of our Probiotic Supplements Review for details >>
 Probiotic Reduces Depression in IBS (05/26/2017)
Probiotic Reduces Depression in IBS
A probiotic significantly decreased depression in men and women with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a recent study. For details, see the "What It Does" section of the Probiotic Supplements Review >>
 Probiotic Reduces Diabetes Risk In Pregnancy (04/15/2017)
Probiotic Reduces Diabetes Risk In Pregnancy
Taking a certain type of probiotic during pregnancy reduced the risk of gestational diabetes, according to a new study. For details see the "What It Does" section of the Probiotic Supplements Review >>
 Prebiotics for Appetite Control? (03/11/2017)
Prebiotics for Appetite Control?
A study suggests that a prebiotic supplement may be helpful for appetite control – although more research is needed. Prebiotics fuel the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut. For more information about the study and prebiotics (including how to get prebiotics from foods), see the "Prebiotics" section of the Probiotics Supplements Review (which includes our tests of products) >>
 Probiotic for Allergy (03/04/2017)
Probiotic for Allergy
A recent study showed that taking a probiotic during allergy season reduced symptoms more than did a placebo – although not by much. For details, see the "What It Does" section of the Probiotic Supplements Review >>
 Timing Probiotics with Antibiotics Is Key (02/28/2017)
Timing Probiotics with Antibiotics Is Key
Probiotics can reduce the risk of C. difficile infection due to antibiotics by nearly 70% if probiotics are started at the right time, according to a new study. Get the details in the "What It Does" section of the Probiotic Supplements Review (which includes our tests of products) >>
 Probiotics and Weight? (02/13/2017)
Probiotics and Weight?
Several studies, including a recent one in Brazil, suggest that probiotics can help with weight reduction or other aspects of slimming. The studies published to-date, however, have limitations. For more details, see the "What It Does" section of the Probiotics Supplements Review (which includes our tests of products) >>
2016 Probiotic for Bloating and Abdominal Discomfort? (11/22/2016)
Probiotic for Bloating and Abdominal Discomfort?
Probiotics can help with a range of gastrointestinal issues, but a recently published, large clinical trial found that a popular probiotic was only slightly helpful to people with a history of abdominal discomfort and bloating. Get the details in the "What It Does" section of the Probiotic Supplements Review >>
 Probiotic Speeds Recovery From Fracture (09/27/2016)
Probiotic Speeds Recovery From Fracture
A probiotic increased the speed of recovery from bone fracture in older men and women. For details, including dosage, see the "What It Does" section of the Probiotics Supplements Review >>
 Inulin for Constipation (08/16/2016)
Inulin for Constipation
A small study among men and women with constipation found that inulin, a type of prebiotic, was able to modestly increase the frequency of bowel movements in men and women with constipation. For details, evidence for other uses of prebiotics and our tests of products, see the Probiotics Supplements Review >>
 Probiotics Reduce Diarrhea from Anitibiotics (05/18/2016)
Probiotics Reduce Diarrhea from Anitibiotics
Many studies show that using a probiotic supplement when taking antibiotics reduces the risk of developing diarrhea, or, as shown in a new study, the duration of diarrhea. We’ve summarized key points on what type, dose, and dosing schedule of probiotics work best in the "What It Does" section of our Probiotic Supplements Review >>
 Probiotics a Waste of Money? (05/15/2016)
Probiotics a Waste of Money?
Some headlines this week suggested that probiotics are not worthwhile. The stories cited a new research study which found that probiotics do not cause a lasting effect on the gut. The headlines are misleading, as we explain in the "What It Does" section in our Probiotic Supplements Review >>
 Probiotic for Fat Loss (04/30/2016)
Probiotic for Fat Loss
A new study found that a probiotic decreased body fat in overweight adults, without diet or exercise. The probiotic in the study differs from many on the market in an interesting way. Get more information about this and other studies with probiotics, as well as our tests of products, in the Probiotic Supplements Review >>
 Probiotic Helps with IBS (03/02/2016)
Probiotic Helps with IBS
A probiotic was found to improve many symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome in a recent study. Studies with other probiotics have also shown benefits, but be aware that the choice of probiotic seems to depend on the type of IBS. Get the details, as well as our quality ratings, in the Probiotic Supplements Review >>
 Probiotic May Help Prevent ADHD (01/31/2016)
Probiotic May Help Prevent ADHD
A study found that none of the children given a specific probiotic around infancy (as well as to their mothers) developed attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), compared to 14% of those given a placebo. Details about this preliminary but intriguing study and the commonly-available probiotic used are found in the Probiotic Supplements and Kefirs Review >>
2015 Triglyceride-Lowering with a Probiotic (11/07/2015)
Triglyceride-Lowering with a Probiotic
Studies with probiotics have demonstrated modest lowering of LDL ("bad") cholesterol, but the evidence has been mixed regarding triglycerides. A recent study in which a probiotic was added to a kefir drink showed a 17% reduction in triglycerides along with a modest reduction in LDL – effects not seen with the kefir alone. Details are found in the Probiotics and Kefirs Review >>
 Prebiotic Helps With Weight (10/27/2015)
Prebiotic Helps With Weight
A certain prebiotic was found to increase the amount of weight men and women lost while on a calorie-restricted diet. For details, including brand and dosage, plus our tests of popular probiotics and prebiotics, see the Probiotic Supplements Review >>
 Probiotic Helps with Constipation (10/24/2015)
Probiotic Helps with Constipation
A recent study found that taking a particular probiotic twice a day after meals significantly increased the number of bowel movements in people with chronic constipation. For details about the probiotic and dose, see the Probiotic Supplements Review >>
 Probiotic Shortens Respiratory Infections (10/21/2015)
Probiotic Shortens Respiratory Infections
Studies have shown probiotics to reduce the duration and severity colds when taken throughout a cold season. A new study in children shows short-term use of a probiotic -- started at the time a household member gets sick -- also significantly reduces the duration and severity of acute respiratory infections. For details, including our tests of probiotic supplements, see the Probiotic Supplements Review >>
 Probiotic Improves IBS Symptoms (10/06/2015)
Probiotic Improves IBS Symptoms
A probiotic significantly improved symptoms in men and women with a particular type of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a recent study. Get the details, including dosage, and our tests of popular products, in the Probiotic Supplements Review >>
 Probiotic Increases Bowel Movement Frequency (09/22/2015)
Probiotic Increases Bowel Movement Frequency
A certain probiotic increased the number of weekly bowel movements in healthy men and women who reported a low frequency. Get the details, including brand and dosage, plus our tests of popular products in the Probiotic Supplements Review >>
 Probiotic Approved for Throat Infections (09/02/2015)
Probiotic Approved for Throat Infections
A branded probiotic lozenge can help reduce the frequency of certain throat infections, including strep, according to a health claim recently approved in Canada. Details about the product (which is also available in the U.S.) are found in the Probiotic Supplements Review >>
 Prebiotics for Immune Health (08/02/2015)
Prebiotics for Immune Health
Prebiotics are complex sugars which can support the growth of probiotic organisms in the gut. A recent study reported a specific type of prebiotic increased amounts of beneficial bacteria and improved certain markers of immune function in older men and women. Get the details, including dosage, plus our tests of popular probiotics and prebiotics in the Probiotic Supplements Review >>
 Probiotics May Not Work As Thought (07/22/2015)
Probiotics May Not Work As Thought
Research continues to reveal promising uses for probiotics, but it's also showing that probiotics don't necessarily work by changing the types of organisms in our gut. A new study with Culturelle sheds light on this. Details, along with information about what probiotics can and cannot do and our tests of 43 probiotic supplements, are found in the Probiotic Supplements Review >>
 Probiotic Lowers Triglycerides (07/08/2015)
Probiotic Lowers Triglycerides
Although past studies have not found probiotics to lower triglyceride levels, a recent study found a combination of two probiotic strains significantly decreased triglycerides in men and women with moderately high levels. More details, including dosage, are found in the "What It Does" section of the Probiotic Supplements Review >>
 Probiotic Foods and Social Anxiety (06/21/2015)
Probiotic Foods and Social Anxiety
A new study shows that consumption of fermented foods like yogurt and kefir (which are likely to contain probiotic organisms) was associated with lower levels of social anxiety. This suggests that such foods may serve as a low-risk intervention for reducing social anxiety. More about the study is found in the Probiotics Review >>
 Probiotic May Aid Fat Loss (05/31/2015)
Probiotic May Aid Fat Loss
A recent study in overweight men and women showed a small decrease in fat among those taking a probiotic for 12 weeks. Other small studies have shown similar benefits using different probiotics. More details, along with our reviews of probiotics containing organisms similar to those in these studies, are found in the Probiotic Supplements Review >>
 Probiotics Might Reduce Risk of Depression (04/19/2015)
Probiotics Might Reduce Risk of Depression
After taking a probiotic daily for 4 weeks, people in a recent study were less likely to have negative thoughts in response to sadness -- a predictor of whether or not sadness turns into depression. This adds to a growing body of preliminary studies suggesting benefits of probiotics in anxiety and depression. For details, including the type and dose of probiotic used, see the Probiotic Supplements Review >> 
 Preventing Eczema with Probiotics (03/29/2015)
Preventing Eczema with Probiotics
Allergy experts recently concluded that, when there is a family history of allergy, probiotics (taken by the mother or child) can reduce the risk of the child having eczema. For more information about this and other uses of probiotics – as well as our test reviews of products, see the Probiotic Supplements Review >>
 Probiotic Prevents Bloating from Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) (02/21/2015)
Probiotic Prevents Bloating from Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI)
Acid-blocking PPI drugs, such as Prilosec (omeprazole) and Protonix (pantoprazole) may cause people to experience bloating and other unpleasant bowel symptoms, possibly due to overgrowth of bacteria in the intestine. A recent study suggests that taking a probiotic may help prevent these symptoms from occurring. For more details, as well as our reviews of popular probiotics, see the Probiotic Supplements Review >> 
 Probiotic Reduces Antibiotic-associated Diarrhea (01/20/2015)
Probiotic Reduces Antibiotic-associated Diarrhea
A yogurt containing a combination of probiotic species was found to dramatically reduce the occurrence of mild and severe diarrhea in children being treated with antibiotics primarily for ear and throat infections. Probiotics have also been shown to have similar benefits in adults. For more details, see the Probiotic Supplements Review >> 
2014 Probiotic Reduces GI Pain in IBS (12/17/2014)
Probiotic Reduces GI Pain in IBS
A yeast-based probiotic was recently shown to significantly reduce abdominal pain and discomfort among people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The most notable effect occurred after 4 weeks of use. Other studies, typically using bacterial probiotics, have also shown some benefit in IBS. For details, see the Probiotic Supplements Review >> 
 Prebiotic for Reducing Anxiety? (12/07/2014)
Prebiotic for Reducing Anxiety?
We’ve reported in the past that some probiotic bacteria may help reduce anxiety. A new study suggests that one type of prebiotic powder (which helps probiotic bacteria grow) has a related beneficial effect. See the update in the Probiotic Supplements Review >> 
 Probiotics Reduce Cholesterol / Improve Liver Function (10/25/2014)
Probiotics Reduce Cholesterol / Improve Liver Function
Adding probiotic organisms to yogurt appeared to reduce LDL ("bad") cholesterol in a study of people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, a common condition. Levels of liver enzymes also improved and more weight loss occurred when people ate the probiotic yogurt, in contrast to those who ate regular yogurt. The probiotic organisms used in this study are found in several products recently tested by ConsumerLab.com. See the details in the Probiotic Supplements Review >> 
 Probiotics Lower Blood Pressure (07/26/2014)
Probiotics Lower Blood Pressure
Probiotics may help lower high blood pressure, especially when multiple strains are taken for a certain period of time, according to a new analysis. Get the details, as well as information about other uses for probiotics, in the updated Probiotic Supplements Review >>
 Probiotic Gum for Throat Infections (05/29/2014)
Probiotic Gum for Throat Infections
A gum containing a probiotic has been found to significantly reduce the incidence of throat infections in children and has been approved to promote oral health and reduce bad breath. For more details, as well as our tests of probiotic supplements, see the update in the Probiotic Supplements Review >> 
 Probiotics: An Alternative to Antibiotics for Mastitis? (05/29/2014)
Probiotics: An Alternative to Antibiotics for Mastitis?
Two different strains of probiotics have been found to reduce breast pain and resolve infection in nursing mothers with mastitis, as well as reduce the rate of recurrence. For details, as well as our tests of probiotic supplements, see the Probiotic Supplements Review >>   
 Probiotic for IBS Symptoms (05/25/2014)
Probiotic for IBS Symptoms
A recent study found that a multi-strain probiotic reduced certain symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Get the details, as well as our tests of probiotic products, in the updated Probiotic Supplements Review >> 
 Probiotic Helps a Little with Allergy (04/20/2014)
Probiotic Helps a Little with Allergy
Among people already taking a daily antihistamine, adding a daily probiotic provided a small, additional benefit -- particularly with ocular (eye) symptoms, according to a new study.  For more information about the probiotic used, and our tests of probiotic supplements, see the updated Probiotic Supplements Review >>   
 Probiotic Not Always Useful in Infant Colic (04/20/2014)
Probiotic Not Always Useful in Infant Colic
A month ago, we reported on a study that showed a probiotic could help prevent colic in infants. A new study, however, shows that the same probiotic given to infants who already have colic does not help more than placebo. For more details, and our tests of probiotic supplements, see the updated Probiotic Supplements Review >>
 Probiotic Helps with Colic (03/19/2014)
Probiotic Helps with Colic
Daily use of a probiotic reduced crying time in infants by nearly half and regurgitation by more than one-third in a recent study. Probiotics have also reduced abdominal pain in older children. Based on their safety, probiotics seem worth a try for these uses. Details about the products and dosage are in the update to the Probiotics Review >> 
 Probiotic Helps Women Shed Pounds (02/02/2014)
Probiotic Helps Women Shed Pounds
Recently, a study found that women on a reduced-calorie diet lost significantly more weight if they took a particular probiotic than women on the same diet who took a placebo. Get details about the probiotic used and the dosage in the Probiotic Supplements Review >> 
2013 Probiotic Significantly Reduces Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea (12/21/2013)
Probiotic Significantly Reduces Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea
A new study using a combination of probiotic organisms reduced the incidence of diarrhea by half among hospitalized individuals receiving antibiotics. Two doses were tried, and the higher dose was more effective. For details about this probiotic and how it was taken, along with additional information and our tests of probiotics, see the updated Probiotic Supplements Review >>    
 Probiotics for Oral Health? (11/17/2013)
Probiotics for Oral Health?
For people with periodontitis (inflammation around the teeth), a new study showed a probiotic lozenge resulted in additional improvement over standard dental scaling and chlorhexidine rinse. Get the details, as well as our tests of probiotics, in the updated Probiotic Supplements Review>>
 Probiotic Helps Prevent Recurrence of Diverticular Disease (10/13/2013)
Probiotic Helps Prevent Recurrence of Diverticular Disease
A new study found a major reduction in the recurrence of symptomatic diverticular disease when people were given a specific probiotic. Further reduction occurred with a combination of the probiotic and a prescription medication. For details about the treatment, including dosage, and our tests of probiotic supplements, see the updated  Probiotic Supplements Review >>     
 New Probiotic Study (08/11/2013)
New Probiotic Study
A new study raises questions about the efficacy of taking probiotics to reduce the occurrence of antibiotic-associated diarrhea. For more details, as well as test results and comparisons for 29 probiotic supplements, see the updated Probiotic Supplements Review >>   
 Probiotic for Irritable Bowel Syndrome? (06/30/2013)
Probiotic for Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
A popular probiotic given in a yogurt appeared to reduce symptoms in people with irritable bowel syndrome. However, people taking a yogurt without the probiotic did just as well, if not better, over time, raising doubt about the value of the probiotic. For more details, as well as test results and comparisons for 29 probiotic supplements, see the updated Probiotic Supplements Review >>
 Probiotic Reduces Abdominal Fat (05/27/2013)
Probiotic Reduces Abdominal Fat
A study found that giving overweight people a strain of probiotic as part of a milk drink led to reductions in abdominal fat over 12 weeks. Those receiving the drink without the probiotic had no improvement. Get details in the updated Probiotic Supplements Review >>
 More Probiotic Concerns (01/20/2013)
More Probiotic Concerns
According to a published case report, two women recently developed a severely debilitating condition ("eosinophilic syndrome") two to four weeks after taking what appears to be the same "new" probiotic supplement. It's not yet known if these are isolated cases or are there more to come. For more information, see the recent update to the Probiotic Supplements Review >>
2012 Probiotics Reduce Risk of Diarrhea After Antibiotics (11/25/2012)
Probiotics Reduce Risk of Diarrhea After Antibiotics
Taking a broad-spectrum antibiotic can disturb the natural organisms in your gut. In some cases, particularly among older, hospitalized individuals, diarrhea can result due to infection with C. difficile. This can be life-threatening. A new review of 20 clinical trials shows that probiotics can reduce the risk of C. difficile-associated diarrhea by 50% to 75% depending on the type of probiotic used. Find out more, including the type of probiotic associated with most benefit, in the updated Probiotic Supplements Review, which includes our tests and reviews of 29 probiotic supplements. More >>
 Probiotic Helps Preterm Infants (10/21/2012)
Probiotic Helps Preterm Infants
Giving preterm infants a small amount of a probiotic improved their feeding and decreased their time in the hospital compared to infants not given the treatment. Learn more about this probiotic and other probiotic supplements for children and others in the Probiotic Supplements Review which includes our product tests. More >>
 Probiotics Reduce Risk of Diarrhea from Antibiotics (05/14/2012)
Probiotics Reduce Risk of Diarrhea from Antibiotics
A review of over 60 clinical studies concluded that probiotics are associated with a 42% reduction in the risk of diarrhea due to antibiotic administration. The benefit appears greater for certain probiotics. For more details, including our tests of probiotic supplements, see the update in the Probiotic Supplements Review >>
2011 Probiotics and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) (01/02/2011)
Probiotics and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
A recent study of children with IBS found that eight weeks of treatment with a probiotic greatly reduced the frequency and severity of abdominal pain. See the Probiotic Supplements Review for the type and dose of probiotic used and more >>


Recent Recalls and Warnings Found:
1.FTC Warns 30 More Companies for Coronavirus Claims (06/20/2020)
2.Six More Multi-Level Marketing Companies Warned for Coronavirus and Deceptive Earnings Claims (06/09/2020)
3.FTC Warns 50 More Companies for Coronavirus Claims (05/23/2020)
4.Benefiber Prebiotic Fiber Supplements Recalled Due to Possible Plastic Contamination (04/29/2020)
5.FDA Finds Problems at 52% of Supplement Manufacturing Sites in U.S. and 42% Abroad (03/13/2020)
6.Some Align Probiotics Sold on Amazon Were Fake, Company Warns (08/18/2019)
7.Hill's Science Diet, Prescription Diet Dog Food Recalled Due to Risk of Vitamin D Toxicity (02/05/2019)
8.More Dog Food Recalled Due to Risk of Vitamin D Toxicity (11/27/2018)
9.Dog Food Recalled After Reports of Vitamin D Toxicity (11/06/2018)
10.Prescript-Assist Probiotic Recall Expanded (07/06/2018)
11.Prescript-Assist Probiotic Recalled (06/29/2018)
12.Dog Treats, Food Recalled Due to Salmonella, Listeria Risk (02/27/2018)
13.Seller of Vitamin D, Omega-3's, Whey Protein & More Warned for Drug Claims (02/02/2018)
14.Bones and Packaged "Bone Treats" Dangerous for Dogs (11/21/2017)
15.Probiotic for Infants Recalled Due to Potential Choking Hazard (09/08/2017)

Archived Recalls and Warnings Found:
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1.FDA Warns Seller of Probiotic and Omega-3 Supplements for Manufacturing Violations (06/07/2017)
2.Xylitol in Supplements Poses Danger for Dogs (05/14/2016)
3.Seller of Omega-3, Probiotics & SuperFoods Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (05/30/2015)
4.Gluten Found in More Than Half of Popular Probiotic Supplements Tested (05/20/2015)
5.Maker of Aloe, Weight Loss Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (12/30/2014)
6.Maker of Probiotic Supplement Warned for Manufacturing Violations (12/30/2014)
7.Risk of Fungal Infection from Probiotics in People with Weakened Immune System (12/10/2014)
8.Probiotic Powder Recalled (11/17/2014)
9.Seller of "Nerve", "Cleanse" and Probiotic Supplements Warned for Drug Claims (09/05/2014)
10."Superfood" Greens Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk (08/04/2014)
11.Maker of Digestive Health Supplement Warned For Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (02/05/2014)
12.Metagenics Warned For Misbranding of Medical Foods and Drug Claims (09/13/2013)
13.Maker of Probiotic, Iron and Folic Acid Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations (05/03/2013)
14.Probiotic Recalled Due To Undeclared Soy (03/21/2013)
15.Maker of Liquid Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (03/15/2013)
16.Pet Supplement Company Issues Recall Due To Potential Bacterial Contamination (02/21/2013)
17.FDA and FTC Warn: Supplements Cannot Prevent, Treat Or Cure Cold And Flu (02/21/2013)
18.Maker of Probiotic and Sports Drinks Warned For Manufacturing Violations (11/21/2012)
19.Maker of Blood Pressure, Probiotic, Resveratrol and Hormonal Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (11/21/2012)
20.Maker of Probiotic Supplement Warned for Manufacturing Violations (10/17/2012)
21.Prebiotics Recalled For Salmonella Risk (09/07/2012)
22.Children's Probiotics Recalled Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination (07/10/2012)
23.FDA Warns Nutrition Center Inc (Nutri-West) of Manufacturing Violations (10/05/2011)
24.FDA Seizes Probiotics Over Marketing Claims (06/21/2011)
25.Four Probiotic Products in Canada May Pose Serious Health Risks to Those with Milk or Soy Allergies (12/26/2010)


News Releases Found:
2020 ConsumerLab Tests Reveal Best Probiotic Supplements and Those With Quality Issues (04/14/2020)
 Collagen and Magnesium Rise in Popularity, as Fish Oil and Curcumin Dip in Latest ConsumerLab Survey of Supplement Users (02/29/2020)
 Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2020 Based on Consumer Satisfaction -- Results of the ConsumerLab.com Survey of Vitamin & Supplement Users (02/25/2020)
2019 Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2019 Based on Consumer Satisfaction -- Results of the ConsumerLab.com Survey of Vitamin & Supplement Users (02/25/2019)
 CBD and Collagen Rise in Popularity, as Probiotics and Coconut Oil Dip in Latest ConsumerLab Survey of Supplement Users (02/24/2019)
2018 Best Probiotic Supplements and Kombuchas? -- ConsumerLab Tests 41 Popular Products, Reveals Problems and Top Picks (05/02/2018)
 Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2018 Based on Consumer Satisfaction (02/25/2018)
 Magnesium, Curcumin, and Apple Cider Vinegar Rise in Popularity, While Probiotics Dip and Calcium Continues to Decline in Latest ConsumerLab.com Survey of Supplement Users (02/24/2018)
2017 Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2017 Based on Consumer Satisfaction (02/25/2017)
 Vitamin D Supplements Maintain Top Spot in Popularity, as Probiotics Surpass Multivitamins to #4 Behind Fish Oil and CoQ10 in Latest ConsumerLab.com Survey (02/24/2017)
2016 Best CoQ10? ConsumerLab.com Tests Popular CoQ10 and Ubiquinol Supplements and Reveals Its Top Picks (12/21/2016)
 ConsumerLab.com Discovers Problems with Most Multivitamins for Dogs and Cats (07/29/2016)
 Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2016 Based on Consumer Satisfaction (02/25/2016)
 Vitamin D Supplements Jump to Top Spot in Popularity, Surpassing Fish Oil, as Probiotics Rise to #5 Spot Behind CoQ10 and Multivitamins in ConsumerLab.com Survey (02/24/2016)
2015 Some Surprising Results from Tests of 43 Probiotic Supplements and Kefir Drinks (11/06/2015)
 ConsumerLab.com Tests Reveal Best and Worst Magnesium Supplements (06/10/2015)
 ConsumerLab.com's Tests of Digestive Enzyme Supplements Reveal What Labels Don't (05/05/2015)
 Best Supplements for Bone Health? ConsumerLab.com Finds Products with Multiple Ingredients More Likely to Contain Wrong Amounts (04/28/2015)
 CoQ10 & Ubiquinol Supplements Vary in Quality, as Well as Dose, Absorption, and Price According to ConsumerLab.com (03/17/2015)
 ConsumerLab.com Shows Chinese Consumers What's Really in Foods and Supplements -- U.S. Testing Company Expands to China, Launches cn.ConsumerLab.com (03/05/2015)
 Use of Magnesium and Probiotics Rise, Multivitamins and Weight Loss Supplements Fall, According to ConsumerLab.com Survey (02/28/2015)
 Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2015 Based on Consumer Satisfaction -- Results of the ConsumerLab.com Survey of Vitamin & Supplement Users (02/25/2015)
2014 Calcium, Vitamin C, and Fish Oil Supplements Drop in Use, Probiotics Rise According to ConsumerLab.com Survey (02/13/2014)
 Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2014 Based on Consumer Satisfaction -- Results of the ConsumerLab.com Survey of Vitamin & Supplement Users (02/12/2014)
2013 Many Probiotic Supplements Fall Short on Listed Amounts of Helpful Organisms (11/25/2013)
 Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2013 Based on Consumer Satisfaction
(02/01/2013)
 Use of CoQ10, Digestive Enzymes, Probiotics and B Vitamins on the Rise According to ConsumerLab.com Survey (01/31/2013)
2012 Probiotics grow in popularity but don't always deliver on promises says ConsumerLab.com -- New report provides guidance to consumers (02/09/2012)
 Fish oil and multivitamins most popular supplements in ConsumerLab.com survey -- Internet most popular place to shop (02/05/2012)
 Top-rated vitamin and supplement brands and merchants on consumer satisfaction for 2012 -- Based on ConsumerLab.com Survey of Vitamin & Supplement Users (02/01/2012)
 Do African mango supplements help with weight loss? ConsumerLab.com investigates the evidence (01/17/2012)
2011 Vitamin D use increased 52% in past two years according to ConsumerLab.com survey of supplement users -- Fish oil continued to surpass multivitamins as most popular supplement and Internet was most common place to buy supplements (01/31/2011)
2010 ConsumerLab.com tests "greens" and "whole foods" products; Most offer healthful nutrients, but some found contaminated with heavy metals (06/09/2010)
 Fish oil becomes most popular dietary supplement in ConsumerLab.com survey; Vitamin D and resveratrol use surge (01/31/2010)
2009 ConsumerLab.com finds many probiotics don't deliver listed ingredients (11/16/2009)
 Most vitamin E supplements pass testing, but what seems natural may be synthetic according to ConsumerLab.com -- New review of vitamin E supplements, oils, and creams released today (08/04/2009)
 40% of Green Tea and Selenium Products Fail ConsumerLab.com Review of Cancer-Prevention Supplements; Lycopene Supplements Pass (04/28/2009)
 ConsumerLab.com Warns of Problems with Multivitamins and Vitamin Water -- Defects Found in Over 30% of Supplements Selected for Testing; Several Popular Children's Multis Exceed Tolerable Limits (03/31/2009)
2006 Probiotic supplements grow in popularity but viable bacteria missing in many — ConsumerLab.com cautions consumers to select probiotics carefully and store them properly (12/12/2006)
 ConsumerLab.com responds to vitamin industry claim to be "vindicated" in defamation case (11/17/2006)
 Tests of "muscle" supplements finds some "weak" products but most contain expected creatine, HMB, or amino acids — Review of muscular enhancement supplements published by ConsumerLab.com (11/13/2006)
 ConsumerLab.com report on CoQ10 supplements finds quality high but large range in suggested dosage (10/20/2006)
 Care advised with natural cold remedies: ConsumerLab.com finds few products with proper quality and directions — ConsumerLab.com offers advice from tests of echinacea, garlic, ginseng, vitamin C, and zinc supplements (10/10/2006)
 DHEA supplements, touted for anti-aging and strength, reviewed by ConsumerLab.com — Testing finds one brand with 215% of the labeled amount (09/19/2006)
 Over 70% of herbal sleep supplements fail tests for quality by ConsumerLab.com — Results for 16 valerian products released today (08/15/2006)
 ConsumerLab.com evaluates cholesterol-lowering supplements — Test results available for over 90 products; Review of nine popular ingredients (08/01/2006)
 What's in a garlic supplement? Consumerlab finds few brands have it right and many mislead (06/22/2006)
 Problems persist with ginseng supplements — ConsumerLab.com finds nearly half of products lack ingredient or contaminated (05/24/2006)
 ConsumerLab.com tests cancer-prevention supplements; several contaminated with lead or low in ingredient
— Report available for green tea, selenium, and lycopene supplements
(04/26/2006)
 ConsumerLab.com reports on supplements for bone health containing calcium and vitamin D— Results posted for 32 supplements for adults and children; One found contaminated with lead (03/13/2006)
 ConsumerLab.com finds most prostate supplements have correct ingredients, but three fail testing — Results posted for 22 supplements containing saw palmetto and beta-sitosterol (02/06/2006)
 Sexual enhancement supplements analyzed by Consumerlab.com (01/25/2006)
 Tests of memory enhancing supplements by ConsumerLab.com reveals lead in some ginkgo (01/03/2006)
2005 ConsumerLab.com testing of alpha lipoic acid supplements from Japan finds no ingredient in one product; Most others meet claims — Japanese consumers urged to research product quality (08/31/2005)
2004 ConsumerLab.com finds Omega-3 fish oil supplements safer than fish but quality varies among brands — Test of 41 Supplements Finds No Mercury or PCB Contamination, But Some Spoiled or Lacking Claimed Oils (12/14/2004)
 ConsumerLab.com expands testing to Japan — Testing Organization Expands to Help Japanese Consumers Determine Quality of Health and Nutrition Products (12/14/2004)
2003 Acidophilus" and other probiotic supplements gain in popularity but live bacteria missing in many — ConsumerLab.com releases review online today (01/21/2003)
2002 Top quality melatonin products identified by ConsumerLab.com — Hormone supplement used to treat sleep disturbances due to jet travel and other causes (12/30/2002)
 Lupus patients cautioned about hormone supplement — ConsumerLab.com releases DHEA testing results online today (12/10/2002)
 Enormous variation found in strength of garlic supplements — most popular herb in U.S. — ConsumerLab.com releases results online today (10/29/2002)
 Problems found with most sexual enhancement supplements evaluated by ConsumerLab.com — Only 9 of 22 products pass independent review (09/24/2002)
 ConsumerLab.com finds some spoilage and inaccuracy among omega-3 and 6 supplements — List released of evening primrose, flaxseed and other GLA/ALA products that passed testing  (08/07/2002)
 ConsumerLab.com finds lead contamination remains a problem for certain mineral supplements — Lead found in iron, magnesium and, most recently, potassium pills (07/16/2002)
 ConsumerLab.com reviews radioprotective Iodine pills in response to terrorist threats — Quality of products is high, but local access is poor (06/25/2002)
 ConsumerLab.com lists magnesium products that passed testing — Some products fail due to excess magnesium and lead contamination (05/15/2002)


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