A List Of The Best Commercial Probiotics

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Buying probiotics can provide a real boost to your health, but are you sure you’re buying the right ones? You need to look at the CFU count, the number of strains and whether it needs refrigeration, among other things. Choosing a good probiotic can mean the difference between a healthy digestive system and a sick one.

There are countless commercial probiotics to choose from, but on this page we’ve complied a list of more than 80. These probiotics are all fairly widely available, either online or in your local store. Remember that automatically choosing the probiotic with the highest number of CFUs is not necessarily the best idea – it’s usually better to start with a smaller count and then gradually increase it.

What’s my favorite? I usually recommend either the Healthy Origins 30bn probiotic, or Prescript-Assist soil-based probiotics. Both are excellent choices.

The best thing about this table is that you can sort it by probiotic name, number of strains or whatever criteria you like. Just click on the arrows at the top of each column. And you can use the search function at the top of the table too.

ProbioticManufacturerCFU count (bn)How many strains?Which strains?Shelf stable?
Active Balance High Potency ProbioticActive Balance502L acidophilus, B bifidumNo
Align ProbioticAlign11Bifidobacterium infantisYes
Enzyme Probiotic ComplexAmerican Health25L acidophilus, B bifidum, L bulgaricus, L brevis, B lactisNo
Syntol AMDArthur Andrew Medical13.68B subtilis, L helveticus, S blulardii, L acidophilus, L rhamnosus, L plantarum, L lactis, B bifidumYes
Bacid with Lactobacillus AcidophilusBacid24L acidophilus, L bulgaricus, B bifidum, S termophilusNo
TruBioticsBayer1.52L acidophilus, B animalisNo
Bio-K+ Extra Strength ProbioticBio-K Plus502L acidophilus, L casei No
NexabioticBioprosper Labs3020Saccharomyces boulardi, S thermophilus, L fermentum, L acidophilus, L brevis, L bulgaricus, L casei, L helveticus, L paracasei, L pantarum, L rhamnosus, L salivarius, L lactis, Bacillus coagulans, B bifidum, B breve, B infantis, B lactis, B longum, Pediococcus acidilactiNo
Digestive HealthCulturelle101Lactobacillus GGNo
Adult ProbioticCVS Pharmacy18B breve, B longum, L acidophilus, L casei, L rhamnosus, L plantarum, L lactis, S thermophilusNo
Digestive ProbioticCVS Pharmacy1.51B infantisNo
Probiotic BlendDaily Essentials47L acidophilus, L rhamnosus, L rhamnosus (Type B, Bifidus), B lactis, B longum, B bifidum, S thermophilusNo
D.L. ULTRA-DOPHILUSDouglas Laboratories41L acidophilusYes
Complete ProbioticsDr. Mercola709L casei, L plantarum, L salivarius, L rhamnosus, L brevis, B lactis, B longum, B bifidum, S thermophilusNo
Pearls EliteEnzymatic12L acidophilus, B longumNo
Pro-BioEnzymatica108Bacillus subtilis, L paracasei, L acidophilus, L casei, L bulgaricus, L plantarum, L rhamnosus, L salivariusNo
Propolis PlusEssential Formulas21.612B breve, B infantis, B longum, Enterococcus faecalis, L acidophilus, L brevis, L bulgaricus, L casei, L fermentum, L helveticus, L plantarum, Streptococcus thermophilusNo
Flora QFlora Q84L acidophilus, Bifidobacterium, L paracasei, S thermophilusNo
Florajen 3Florajen153L acidophilus, B lactis, B longumYes
Mega Probiotic-NDFood Science58L acidophilus, L rhamnosus, B lactis, L casei, B breve, B longum, B bifidum, S thermophilusNo
Daily ProbioticGanaden Sustenex21Bacillus coagulansNo
Primal DefenseGarden of Life212L plantarum, L brevis, B bifidum, L salivarius, B lactis, L acidophilus, Bacillus subtilis, B breve, L paracasei, L casei, B longum, L rhamnosusNo
HMF NeuroGenestra85Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus rhamnosusYes
Flora 5Global Health Trax25B longum, L acidophilus, L rhamnosus, L casei, B lactisNo
Super 10 Probiotic ComplexGNC108L salivarius, L rhamnosus, B bifidum, B longum, B infantis, L acidophilus, B lactisYes
Probiotic AcidophilusGood 'N Natural64L acidophilus, B bifidum, L salivarius, L bulgaricusYes
Friendly ForceHealthForce Nutritionals1006L plantarum, L paracasei, L rhamnosus, L salivarius, S thermophilus, L bulgaricusNo
Healthy Origins 30 BillionHealthy Origins308Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifdobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus casei, Bifdobacillus breve, Lactobacillus salivarius, Lactobacillus plantarum, Bifdobacillus longum, Bifdobacillus rhamnosusYes
Flora 50-14Innate Response5014Bifidobacterium longum, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium infantis, Lactobacillus lactis, Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, Lactobacillus reuteri, Lactobacillus salivarius, Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus plantarum, Streptococcus thermophilus, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus rhamnosusNo
Flora 20-14Innate Response2014Bifidobacterium longum, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium infantis, Lactobacillus lactis, Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, Lactobacillus reuteri, Lactobacillus salivarius, Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus plantarum, Streptococcus thermophilus, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus rhamnosusNo
Jarro-Dophilus EPSJarrow Formulas58Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Pediococcus acidilactici, Bifidobacterium longum, Bifidobacterium breve, Lactobacillus helveticus, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactococcus lactis ssp. LactisYes
Probiotic PowerhouseJay Kordich256L plantarum, L paracasei, L rhamnosus, L salivarius, S thermophilus, L bulgaricusNo
ACTIFloraKendy454L bulgaricus, L acididophilus, B ssp, S thermophilusNo
Pro-Bio GoldKirkman11.56L rhamnosus, L acidophilus, B bifidum/lactis, L casei, L plantarum, S thermoophilusYes
LactoPrime PlusKlaire Labs2512L rhamnosus, L acidophilus, L brevis, L casei, L plantarum, L salivarius, L paracasei, B bifidum, B infantis, B longum, B breve, B lactisNo
Kyo-DophilusKyolic1.53L gasseri, B bifidum, B longumYes
Ultimate Probiotic FormulaLee Swanson Signature Line66.512B lactis, L acidophilus, B longum, B bifidum, L casei, L plantarum, L gasseri, L salivarius, L rhamnosus, L bulgaricus, L sporogenes, L reuteriYes
Mega Flora PlusMega Food5014L acidophilus, L plantarum, L salivarius, B bifidum, B infantis, L lactis, Streptococcus thermophilus, L brevis, L reuteri, B longum, L acidophilus DDS-1, L bulgaricus, L casei, L rhamnosusNo
Good FloraMt Angel Vitamins2.13B longum, B bifidum, L acidophilusNo
Healthy TrinityNatren303L acidophilus, B bifidum, L bulgaricusNo
Life Start 2Natren21B infantisYes
L. AcidophilusNatural Healthy Concepts1501L acidophilusYes
Triple ProbioticNature Made103L gasseri, B bifidum, B longumNo
Advanced Probiotic 10Nature's Bounty2010L plantarum, B bifidum, L rhamnosus, L bulgaricus, L salivarius, L brevis, L acidophilus, B lactis, L paracasei, L caseiNo
Primadophilus IntensiveNature's Way1005B breve, B longum, B bifidum, L acidophilus, L rhamnosusYes
Probiotic All-FloraNew Chapter89S thermophilus, L rhamnosus, B breve, L acidophilus, B infantis, B longum, L plantarum, L salivarius, L helveticusNo
Probiotic GI TractNew Chapter210S thermophilus, L casei, L plantarum, L salivarius, L acidophilus, L rhamnosus, B bifidum, B infantis, B longum, B breveNo
AccufloraNorthwest Natural Products0.55L acidophilus, L rhamnosus, B bifidum, L salivarius, S thermophilusNo
Probiotic 10Now Foods5010L acidophilus, B bifidum, L plantarum, L salivarious, L casei, L paracasei, L rhamnosis, B breve, B longum, S thermophilusNo
BifidoLifeNutriCology5.25L rhamnosus, B breve, B longum, L sporogenes, L acidophilusYes
PB 8Nutrition Now148L acidophilus, B lactis, L plantarum, L salivarius, B bifidum, B longum, L rhamnosus, L caseino
LiveBacOlympian Labs14L acidophilus, L helveticus, B bifidum, S thermophilusNo
Poly-DophilusPathway3.366L rhamnosus, L casei, L plantarum, L acidophilus, B longum, B breveYes
Colon HealthPhillips1.53L gasseri, B bifidum, B longumNo
Probiotic 4 AcidophilusPiping Rock34L acidophilus, B lactis, L salivarius, B bifidumNo
Probiotic 10 AcidophilusPiping Rock2510L acidophilus, L plantarum, B bifidum, L rhamnosus, L bulgaricus, L saliviarius, L brevis, B lactis, L paracasei, L caseiNo
Adult ProbioticProbaclac127B bifidum, B longum, L acidophilus, L bulgaricus, L casei, L rhamnosus, S thermophilusNo
Probiotic Max BlendProbiotic Max Blend64L acidophilus, B bifidum, L salivarius, L bulgaricusNo
Acidophilus ComplexPuritan's Pride102L acidophilus, B bifidumNo
ProbioActive 1BRainbow Light11L sporogenesYes
Ultimate Flora Critical CareRenew Life5010B lactis, B breve, b longum, L acidophilus, L casei, L plantarum, L paracasei, L salivarius, L rhamnosus, L bulgaricusYes
Ultimate Flora Vaginal SupportRenew Life5010B lactis, B breve, b longum, L acidophilus, L casei, L plantarum, L paracasei, L salivarius, L rhamnosus, L bulgaricusYes
Ultimate Flora Critical ColonRenew Life8014B lactis, B bifidum, B breve, B lactis, B longum, B infantis, L acidophilus, L casei, L plantarum, L paracasei, L salivarius, L rhamnosus, L bulgaricus, L gasseriYes
Ultimate Flora SeniorRenew Life3010B lactis, B breve, b longum, L acidophilus, L casei, L plantarum, L paracasei, L salivarius, L rhamnosus, L bulgaricusYes
Ultimate Flora Ultra PotentRenew Life10012B lactis, B breve, B longum, B longum, B infantis, L acidophilus, L casei, L plantarum, L paracasei, L salivarius, L rhamnosusYes
FloraSmart 12 BillionRenew Life5010B lactis, B breve, b longum, L acidophilus, L casei, L plantarum, L paracasei, L salivarius, L rhamnosus, L bulgaricusNo
Digestive AdvantageSchiff0.251Bacillus coagulansNo
Iflora Multi-Probotic FormulaSedona Labs1616B bifidim, B breve, B infantis, B lactis, B longum, L acidophilus, L brevis, L bulgaricus, L casei, L gasseri, L paracasei, L plantarum, L rhamnosus, L salivarius, L lactus, S thermophilusNo
ProBiota 12Seeking Health5012L rhamnosus, B bifidum, L acidophilus, L casei, L plantarum, L salivarius, B longum, S thermophilus, L bulgaricus, L paracasei, B lactis, B breveNo
HMF CapsulesSeroyal2.53L acidophilus, B bifidum, B lactisNo
VSL#3Sigma Tau Pharmaceuticals112.58B breve, B longum, B infantis, L acidophilus, L plantarum, L paracasei, L bulgaricus, S thermophilusNo
Multidophilus Lactic FloraSolaray33L acidophilus, B bifidum, L bulgaricus No
Advanced Acidophilus PlusSolgar0.52L acidophilus, B lactisNo
DuraFloraSource Naturals51Bacillus coagulansNo
Acidophilus XTRASundown Naturals404L acidophilus, B lactis, L bulgaricus, S thermophilusYes
Probiotic ComplexSwanson Ultra45L rhamnosus, L acidophilus, L lactis, B longum, S thermophilusNo
Probiotics UltraSyontix1010L acidophilus, L casei, L plantarum, L reuteri, L rhamnosus, B bifidum, B breve, B infantis, B longum, L helveticusNo
Sehat ProbioticTrivedi108L acidophilus, L rhamnosus, L casei, B bifidum, B longum, B lactis, B breve, S thermophilusNo
Super ProbioticTwinLab2.11Bacillus coagulansNo
Probioplus DDSUAS Laboratories104L acidophilus, B longum, B bifidum, B lactisYes
Super 8 Hi-PotencyUdo308L acidophilus, L rhamnosus, S thermophilus, L plantarum, B bifidum, B longum, L bulgaricus, L salivariusYes

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