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Many probiotics are rated on the internet by how popular they are on Amazon.  DocGut uses a more comprehensive system, which includes many factors, only one of which is the number of Amazon reviews. The first chart below gives a detailed explanation of our rating system. The second chart rates a number of probiotics. You can click on any one of them to get obtain more details, including the type and amount of bacteria in each probiotic. Feel free to suggest any probiotic you would like to have rated by DocGut.

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203 Comments

  1. Emily Phippen

    I use BioKult. Could you please rate?

    Reply
  2. Emily Phippen

    I use BioKult. Could you please rate?

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    • keith

      I will be happy to. Thanks

      Reply
  3. monique hillman

    I use Perfect Biotics. Could you pleasae rate. The cost is around $36 for 30 capsules. If there was a less expensive alternative you could recommend I would be very grateful. Thank you in advance.

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    • keith

      I have found several versions of this probiotic on Amazon and the internet, which all seem to be more expensive. How many types of bacteria are in the one you have?

      Reply
  4. monique hillman

    I use Perfect Biotics. Could you pleasae rate. The cost is around $36 for 30 capsules. If there was a less expensive alternative you could recommend I would be very grateful. Thank you in advance.

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    • keith

      I have found several versions of this probiotic on Amazon and the internet, which all seem to be more expensive. How many types of bacteria are in the one you have?

      Reply
  5. Vicki Daly

    Could you rate Nutriclean Probiotics?

    Reply
    • keith

      I will be happy to.

      Reply
  6. Joyce

    Can you please rate kibow’so kidney probiotic?

    Reply
  7. Joyce

    Can you please rate kibow’so kidney probiotic?

    Reply
    • keith

      I will be happy to do it as soon as I can.

      Reply
  8. Tapani

    Triphala.
    Triphala+

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    • keith

      A very good Ayurvedic remedy for elimination.

      Reply
      • CHRIS STANLEY

        IT IS EVEN MORE THAN THAT. IF YOU GOOGLE TRIPHALA AS A PROBIOTIC IT GIVES INFORMATION THAT TRIPHALA INHIBITS BAD GUT BACTERIA AND INCREASES BENEFICIAL ONES.

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  9. Tapani

    Triphala.
    Triphala+

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    • keith

      A very good Ayurvedic remedy for elimination.

      Reply
      • CHRIS STANLEY

        IT IS EVEN MORE THAN THAT. IF YOU GOOGLE TRIPHALA AS A PROBIOTIC IT GIVES INFORMATION THAT TRIPHALA INHIBITS BAD GUT BACTERIA AND INCREASES BENEFICIAL ONES.

        Reply
  10. Beth

    It would be great to know how Trader Joe’s regular and super probiotics stack up.

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    • keith

      Is this the one you wanted rated? Trader Joe’s Super Acidophilus Complex, 60 Tablets, 10 Billion Organisms Per Tablet (At Time Of Manufacture)

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      • Beth

        Hi Keith,
        Yes, I’d be interested to know the rating of the Super version you listed above as well as their Acidophilus & Probiotic Complex with “2 billion organisms per tablet.”
        Thank you!

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        • keith

          As soon as I have a moment I will get to it.

          Reply
          • Beth

            Thank you, Keith, for reviewing and rating the Trader Joe probiotics! They’ve been part of my probiotic rotation for two years now, when I take a break from Garden of Life. Their rating isn’t perfect, but considering their price and ease of access I think I’ll keep them in the rotation.
            Thanks again!

          • Beth

            One additional note
            When purchased in store they are less than half the price as listed on Amazon.

  11. Beth

    It would be great to know how Trader Joe’s regular and super probiotics stack up.

    Reply
    • keith

      Is this the one you wanted rated? Trader Joe’s Super Acidophilus Complex, 60 Tablets, 10 Billion Organisms Per Tablet (At Time Of Manufacture)

      Reply
      • Beth

        Hi Keith,
        Yes, I’d be interested to know the rating of the Super version you listed above as well as their Acidophilus & Probiotic Complex with “2 billion organisms per tablet.”
        Thank you!

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        • keith

          As soon as I have a moment I will get to it.

          Reply
          • Beth

            Thank you, Keith, for reviewing and rating the Trader Joe probiotics! They’ve been part of my probiotic rotation for two years now, when I take a break from Garden of Life. Their rating isn’t perfect, but considering their price and ease of access I think I’ll keep them in the rotation.
            Thanks again!

          • Beth

            One additional note
            When purchased in store they are less than half the price as listed on Amazon.

  12. Margot Suettmann

    A friend alerted me about Ultimate FLORA Probiotic with 150 Billion and 48 Probiotic Strains.
    THis seems like the biggest number .
    It’s available in different capsules amounts.
    http://www.renewlife.com/ultimate-flora-extra-care-probiotic-50-billion.html?gclid=CjwKCAjw2s_MBRA5EiwAmWIac0XH_mi5SqFbsyZTSdvd25-Yz1i_781qsg98KJJWfOYZZgRRZzAXtRoCKdgQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

    50 billion live cultures per capsule
    10 scientifically studied probiotic strains
    Helps relieve occasional digestive discomfort*
    Promotes digestive and immune health*
    Once daily, delayed-release capsule for targeted delivery
    Dairy and gluten free
    Quality, purity, and potency guaranteed through expiration

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  13. Margot Suettmann

    A friend alerted me about Ultimate FLORA Probiotic with 150 Billion and 48 Probiotic Strains.
    THis seems like the biggest number .
    It’s available in different capsules amounts.
    http://www.renewlife.com/ultimate-flora-extra-care-probiotic-50-billion.html?gclid=CjwKCAjw2s_MBRA5EiwAmWIac0XH_mi5SqFbsyZTSdvd25-Yz1i_781qsg98KJJWfOYZZgRRZzAXtRoCKdgQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

    50 billion live cultures per capsule
    10 scientifically studied probiotic strains
    Helps relieve occasional digestive discomfort*
    Promotes digestive and immune health*
    Once daily, delayed-release capsule for targeted delivery
    Dairy and gluten free
    Quality, purity, and potency guaranteed through expiration

    Reply
  14. Margot Suettmann

    A friend told me he ordered caps with enteric coating to protect the probiotic bacteria against the stomach acid.
    I just read about one product at Swanson’s:the following. Qhat is your opinion on this? Thanks. Margot

    Question: The new Lee Swanson Signature Line Ultimate Probiotic Formula looks really good, but why isn’t the capsule enteric coated? I thought stomach acid destroys acidophilus?

    You’re right that stomach acid can destroy acidophilus and other species of probiotics. Certain strains are hardier and better able to survive stomach acid than others, but the main factor to consider is how you take the probiotic supplement. When the stomach is empty, its pH level may be as low as a 1.0, which is very, very acidic. Unless a probiotic supplement is enteric coated, it will not fare well in this environment.

    However, the pH level climbs to three or four during and immediately following a meal even though the body is simultaneously secreting hydrochloric acid to digest the food (ironic as that may seem), and the bacterial species are able to survive at this level. Think of yogurt, the food with L. acidophilus cultures that has proven its effectiveness time and time again for specific health issues. Yet the acidophilus isn’t enteric coated; it survives the stomach acid because the bacteria are consumed with the yogurt (food), which sufficiently raises the pH level in the stomach.

    Our product developers have found that the enteric coatings contribute their own peculiar problems to the survival of the bacteria, and the contents of the capsule better retain their activity on the shelf without the coating. Therefore we chose not to use an enteric coating, and to include the direction.

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    • keith

      Very interesting.

      Reply
  15. Margot Suettmann

    A friend told me he ordered caps with enteric coating to protect the probiotic bacteria against the stomach acid.
    I just read about one product at Swanson’s:the following. Qhat is your opinion on this? Thanks. Margot

    Question: The new Lee Swanson Signature Line Ultimate Probiotic Formula looks really good, but why isn’t the capsule enteric coated? I thought stomach acid destroys acidophilus?

    You’re right that stomach acid can destroy acidophilus and other species of probiotics. Certain strains are hardier and better able to survive stomach acid than others, but the main factor to consider is how you take the probiotic supplement. When the stomach is empty, its pH level may be as low as a 1.0, which is very, very acidic. Unless a probiotic supplement is enteric coated, it will not fare well in this environment.

    However, the pH level climbs to three or four during and immediately following a meal even though the body is simultaneously secreting hydrochloric acid to digest the food (ironic as that may seem), and the bacterial species are able to survive at this level. Think of yogurt, the food with L. acidophilus cultures that has proven its effectiveness time and time again for specific health issues. Yet the acidophilus isn’t enteric coated; it survives the stomach acid because the bacteria are consumed with the yogurt (food), which sufficiently raises the pH level in the stomach.

    Our product developers have found that the enteric coatings contribute their own peculiar problems to the survival of the bacteria, and the contents of the capsule better retain their activity on the shelf without the coating. Therefore we chose not to use an enteric coating, and to include the direction.

    Reply
    • keith

      Very interesting.

      Reply
  16. Margot

    The hypervbiotic one from your list is micopearls. Not capsules. And they say:

    GET 15 TIMES MORE RESULTS THAN WITH CAPSULES. With a superior patented delivery method, the probiotic organisms in this formula are released over an 8-10 hour period so they bypass your stomach acids and reach deep into your intestinal tract alive (where they are needed most) so you can finally experience the full benefits that probiotics have to offer.‡

    A shelf life you can count on. We use a patented manufacturing process called LiveBac® that increases the stability of PRO-15 without refrigeration and enables us to guarantee its shelf life until the date of expiration found on the bottom of your bottle.

    Store in a cool, dry place. Really. If you don’t live in a cool, dry place, it is best to store your bottle in the fridge or even better, in the freezer, when you can. This applies to any probiotic product – especially those in capsules or blister packs. With PRO-15, we guarantee the shelf life of our product with zero refrigeration – but, as a general rule, you will maximize the potency of any probiotic product by storing appropriately. And we are all about delivering the maximum effect!

    It’s OK to take on an empty stomach (though not required). Our patented BIO-tract® delivery process ensures that the vitamins and living organisms are delivered throughout your day and throughout your GI tract – so you don’t need to buffer it with food as you may with other capsules.

    Use earlier rather than later. The reason we never have too many tablets per bottle at Hyperbiotics is that CFUs begin to slowly die off once the bottle is opened (this applies to all probiotics, not just PRO-15. In fact, our patented technology makes our die-off drastically slower than that of others!). We want you to get the highest potency possible so we simply don’t pack hundreds of tablets into one bottle.

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    • keith

      Many probiotic companies say that their delivery method, whether a capsule or micopearl is better than others and therefore they delivery a higher dose but it is impossible to evaluate so I don’t even try.

      Reply
  17. Margot

    The hypervbiotic one from your list is micopearls. Not capsules. And they say:

    GET 15 TIMES MORE RESULTS THAN WITH CAPSULES. With a superior patented delivery method, the probiotic organisms in this formula are released over an 8-10 hour period so they bypass your stomach acids and reach deep into your intestinal tract alive (where they are needed most) so you can finally experience the full benefits that probiotics have to offer.‡

    A shelf life you can count on. We use a patented manufacturing process called LiveBac® that increases the stability of PRO-15 without refrigeration and enables us to guarantee its shelf life until the date of expiration found on the bottom of your bottle.

    Store in a cool, dry place. Really. If you don’t live in a cool, dry place, it is best to store your bottle in the fridge or even better, in the freezer, when you can. This applies to any probiotic product – especially those in capsules or blister packs. With PRO-15, we guarantee the shelf life of our product with zero refrigeration – but, as a general rule, you will maximize the potency of any probiotic product by storing appropriately. And we are all about delivering the maximum effect!

    It’s OK to take on an empty stomach (though not required). Our patented BIO-tract® delivery process ensures that the vitamins and living organisms are delivered throughout your day and throughout your GI tract – so you don’t need to buffer it with food as you may with other capsules.

    Use earlier rather than later. The reason we never have too many tablets per bottle at Hyperbiotics is that CFUs begin to slowly die off once the bottle is opened (this applies to all probiotics, not just PRO-15. In fact, our patented technology makes our die-off drastically slower than that of others!). We want you to get the highest potency possible so we simply don’t pack hundreds of tablets into one bottle.

    Reply
    • keith

      Many probiotic companies say that their delivery method, whether a capsule or micopearl is better than others and therefore they delivery a higher dose but it is impossible to evaluate so I don’t even try.

      Reply
  18. Margot

    Keith, are there any “colonizing probiotics” (i.e. not transient) in your list? Do we have to take probiotics all of our lives in the future. I heard one pdocastt or webinar with Kulreet Chaudhary saying that probiotics often aren’t really effective when the intestines are full of Ama. They cannot survive in that environment. On the other hand, tehre are always the good microboes in our gut; we wouoldn’t be able to durvive without them otherwise. So it is more about creating the right environment for those good microbes to thrive and colonize the intestines. (Kulreet’s video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHxKwNXwNt0)

    John Douillard expressed a similar thing and although he concedes that probiotics can be useful, he also objects becoming dependent on probiotics for your entire future life. It’s all about creating a healthy gut. Also, he sais that on one hand ghee (which is butyric acid and also produced even by some bacteria or microbes in the gut (like e.g. Clostridium butyricum). He says ghee closes the gut leakages and heals the skin of the intestines. The same does kitcheri. He also said that it is primarily important to have a strong, balanced digestive system and to take of that problem first (by eating kitcheri for some time e.g.) (Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbgbPAT1rMU)

    I would feel relieved not to be always dependent on a probiotics.

    But I am mostly interested in colonizing Probiotics right now. Do you have some in your list? Thank you!

    Reply
  19. Margot

    Keith, are there any “colonizing probiotics” (i.e. not transient) in your list? Do we have to take probiotics all of our lives in the future. I heard one pdocastt or webinar with Kulreet Chaudhary saying that probiotics often aren’t really effective when the intestines are full of Ama. They cannot survive in that environment. On the other hand, tehre are always the good microboes in our gut; we wouoldn’t be able to durvive without them otherwise. So it is more about creating the right environment for those good microbes to thrive and colonize the intestines. (Kulreet’s video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHxKwNXwNt0)

    John Douillard expressed a similar thing and although he concedes that probiotics can be useful, he also objects becoming dependent on probiotics for your entire future life. It’s all about creating a healthy gut. Also, he sais that on one hand ghee (which is butyric acid and also produced even by some bacteria or microbes in the gut (like e.g. Clostridium butyricum). He says ghee closes the gut leakages and heals the skin of the intestines. The same does kitcheri. He also said that it is primarily important to have a strong, balanced digestive system and to take of that problem first (by eating kitcheri for some time e.g.) (Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbgbPAT1rMU)

    I would feel relieved not to be always dependent on a probiotics.

    But I am mostly interested in colonizing Probiotics right now. Do you have some in your list? Thank you!

    Reply
  20. Margot

    Keith, are there any “colonizing probiotics” (i.e. not transient) in your list? Do we have to take probiotics all of our lives in the future?! I heard one podcastt or webinar with Kulreet Chaudhary saying that probiotics often aren’t really effective when the intestines are full of ama. They cannot survive in that environment. On the other hand, there are always the good microboes in our gut; we wouldn’t be able to survive without them otherwise. So it is more about creating the right environment for those good microbes that are already there in the gut to thrive and colonize the intestines. (Kulreet’s video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHxKwNXwNt0)
    John Douillard expressed a similar thing and although he concedes that probiotics can be useful, he also objects becoming dependent on probiotics for your entire future life. It’s all about creating digestive power and a healthy gut. Also, he says that on one hand ghee (which is butyric acid and produced even by some bacteria or microbes in the gut (like e.g. Clostridium butyricum). is nourishing all the good microbes in the gut, on the other hand ghee closes the gut leakages and heals the skin of the intestines. The same does kitchari. He also said that it is primarily important to have a strong, balanced digestive system and to take care of that problem first (by eating kitchari for some time e.g.) (Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbgbPAT1rMU)
    I would feel relieved not to be always dependent on a probiotic.
    But I am mostly interested in colonizing probiotics right now. Do you have some in your list? Thank you!

    Reply
    • keith

      Very good question. Clearly probiotics can not supply all the types of gut bacteria we need so many are from the environment. Research does show that probiotics help in specific conditions. Ayurveda recommends lassi each day and I am sure that it helps as an organizer. And yes I think it is right to say if you create a healthy gut environment then the good bacteria will naturally repopulate it. We do live in a world where we upset it constantly through antibiotics and toxins.

      Reply
  21. Margot

    Keith, are there any “colonizing probiotics” (i.e. not transient) in your list? Do we have to take probiotics all of our lives in the future?! I heard one podcastt or webinar with Kulreet Chaudhary saying that probiotics often aren’t really effective when the intestines are full of ama. They cannot survive in that environment. On the other hand, there are always the good microboes in our gut; we wouldn’t be able to survive without them otherwise. So it is more about creating the right environment for those good microbes that are already there in the gut to thrive and colonize the intestines. (Kulreet’s video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHxKwNXwNt0)
    John Douillard expressed a similar thing and although he concedes that probiotics can be useful, he also objects becoming dependent on probiotics for your entire future life. It’s all about creating digestive power and a healthy gut. Also, he says that on one hand ghee (which is butyric acid and produced even by some bacteria or microbes in the gut (like e.g. Clostridium butyricum). is nourishing all the good microbes in the gut, on the other hand ghee closes the gut leakages and heals the skin of the intestines. The same does kitchari. He also said that it is primarily important to have a strong, balanced digestive system and to take care of that problem first (by eating kitchari for some time e.g.) (Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbgbPAT1rMU)
    I would feel relieved not to be always dependent on a probiotic.
    But I am mostly interested in colonizing probiotics right now. Do you have some in your list? Thank you!

    Reply
    • keith

      Very good question. Clearly probiotics can not supply all the types of gut bacteria we need so many are from the environment. Research does show that probiotics help in specific conditions. Ayurveda recommends lassi each day and I am sure that it helps as an organizer. And yes I think it is right to say if you create a healthy gut environment then the good bacteria will naturally repopulate it. We do live in a world where we upset it constantly through antibiotics and toxins.

      Reply
  22. Mark Bunn

    Hi there

    Does these prebiotics ship to Australia?

    Reply
    • keith

      Most of these are probiotics and are available through Amazon, which these days is seems to be everywhere. I hope that is helpful.

      Reply
  23. Mark Bunn

    Hi there

    Does these prebiotics ship to Australia?

    Reply
    • keith

      Most of these are probiotics and are available through Amazon, which these days is seems to be everywhere. I hope that is helpful.

      Reply
  24. Sherry Levesque

    Dear Keith, Would you please review Mary Ruth Organics Daily Liquid Probiotic? (USDA Certified Organic Liquid Probiotics) Thank you!

    Reply
    • keith

      I started to do it and found that there are aspects of this probiotic that make it hard to compare to others. It has a good mix of bacteria that have been shown to have good results. The quantity is low but they have an explanation for that and it is hard to determine the price per dose because it is a liquid and there are several recommended doses. The amazon reviews are good but there are not a huge number of these. It would come out probably below average on the doc gut ratings chart but it is so different that I don’t think that it is a fair evaluation so I hope you don’t mind but I am going to leave it off the chart.

      Reply
  25. Diana Krystofiak

    Can you rate XYMOGEN ProbioMax DF and Dr. Douliard’s Slippery Elm tea formula 2 and all of his probiotic formulas?

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  26. Diana Krystofiak

    Can you rate XYMOGEN ProbioMax DF and Dr. Douliard’s Slippery Elm tea formula 2 and all of his probiotic formulas?

    Reply
    • keith

      I am happy to do so but the Slippery Elm tea formula will not fit into the criteria of my chart and can you give exact names of the other probiotic formulas you want rated. Thanks

      Reply
  27. Casey Clifford

    Please rate

    Vitamin Bounty – Pro 50 Probiotic – 13 Probiotic Strains, 50 Billion Organisms Per Serving

    60 caps for only $30 (if using subscribe and save), hoping this is high quality

    Thanks!

    Reply
    • keith

      Yes, a very high quality.

      Reply
  28. Casey Clifford

    Please rate

    Vitamin Bounty – Pro 50 Probiotic – 13 Probiotic Strains, 50 Billion Organisms Per Serving

    60 caps for only $30 (if using subscribe and save), hoping this is high quality

    Thanks!

    Reply
    • keith

      Yes, a very high quality.

      Reply
  29. ScunneredB

    10 years I’ve been on a probiotic, and I will never go off. I had multiple issues: IBS, embarrassing bloating and gas all the time, toenail infection, beginning allergies and beginning – what felt like – rheumatoid arthritis. I knew I did NOT want to take medication so I tried one of the only probiotics around at the time: Digestive Advantage (formerly Sustenex). It has done wonders for me! I was ready to give up social activities out of desperation, but instead the last decade has been one of my best, thanks to probiotics. I also look and feel young and my doctor once commented that it was probably because of my long-term use of probiotics. I honestly think everything health related can be improved by them. Why? The science backs them up and my experience has convinced me. Anyway, good luck to you all in your journey.

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    • keith

      Thanks for telling us about your amazing experience.

      Reply
    • Deb

      So you take Plexus? This sounds like one of their testimonials! Keith can you rate them? Also what about prebiotics?

      Reply
      • keith

        I would be happy to. Can you give me the specific name of the specific product so I can look it up easier?

        Reply
  30. ScunneredB

    10 years I’ve been on a probiotic, and I will never go off. I had multiple issues: IBS, embarrassing bloating and gas all the time, toenail infection, beginning allergies and beginning – what felt like – rheumatoid arthritis. I knew I did NOT want to take medication so I tried one of the only probiotics around at the time: Digestive Advantage (formerly Sustenex). It has done wonders for me! I was ready to give up social activities out of desperation, but instead the last decade has been one of my best, thanks to probiotics. I also look and feel young and my doctor once commented that it was probably because of my long-term use of probiotics. I honestly think everything health related can be improved by them. Why? The science backs them up and my experience has convinced me. Anyway, good luck to you all in your journey.

    Reply
    • keith

      Thanks for telling us about your amazing experience.

      Reply
    • Deb

      So you take Plexus? This sounds like one of their testimonials! Keith can you rate them? Also what about prebiotics?

      Reply
      • keith

        I would be happy to. Can you give me the specific name of the specific product so I can look it up easier?

        Reply
  31. Jen

    Please rank Garden of Life Raw Ulitmate Care – 34 strains.

    Reply
  32. Jen

    Please rank Garden of Life Raw Ulitmate Care – 34 strains.

    Reply
  33. Sally

    Please could you rate 50Billion CFU Probiotics by Zestypro? Thanks.

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    • keith

      Happy to do it. Please give me a few days since I have had a lot of requests.

      Reply
  34. Sally

    Please could you rate 50Billion CFU Probiotics by Zestypro? Thanks.

    Reply
    • keith

      Happy to do it. Please give me a few days since I have had a lot of requests.

      Reply
  35. Allison W

    Please comment on Jarrow Formulas Jarro-Dophilus EPS, which has 8 strains at 5 billion per capsule. Also, do you recommend rotating probiotics and how often should this be done?

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    • keith

      Happy to do it. Please give me a few days since I have had a lot of requests.

      Reply
    • keith

      I have not read anything about the value of rotating probiotics.

      Reply
  36. Allison W

    Please comment on Jarrow Formulas Jarro-Dophilus EPS, which has 8 strains at 5 billion per capsule. Also, do you recommend rotating probiotics and how often should this be done?

    Reply
    • keith

      Happy to do it. Please give me a few days since I have had a lot of requests.

      Reply
    • keith

      I have not read anything about the value of rotating probiotics.

      Reply
  37. Allison W

    Requesting email notification.

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    • keith

      Happy to do it.

      Reply
  38. Allison W

    Requesting email notification.

    Reply
    • keith

      Happy to do it.

      Reply
  39. Geoffrey Levens

    I wish you had tested these products for viability on delivery. You can have 500 different strains in a capsule and 500 billion cfu’s in there but if they are D.O.A. when you take them, so what???

    Reply
    • keith

      A very good point. I don’t actually test these products myself. I rely on published scientific research. If you are aware of any scientific articles that have done this research I would be happy to include it, but it is hard to imagine anyone has done all the products listed here.

      Reply
  40. Geoffrey Levens

    I wish you had tested these products for viability on delivery. You can have 500 different strains in a capsule and 500 billion cfu’s in there but if they are D.O.A. when you take them, so what???

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    • keith

      A very good point. I don’t actually test these products myself. I rely on published scientific research. If you are aware of any scientific articles that have done this research I would be happy to include it, but it is hard to imagine anyone has done all the products listed here.

      Reply
  41. Tamra Ryan

    Would you please rate GNC’s 25 billion and 50 billion probiotic complex?

    Reply
    • keith

      Happy to do it. Please give me a few days since I have had a lot of requests.

      Reply
  42. Tamra Ryan

    Would you please rate GNC’s 25 billion and 50 billion probiotic complex?

    Reply
    • keith

      Happy to do it. Please give me a few days since I have had a lot of requests.

      Reply
  43. jackie reeves

    when you have time, please rate: Klaire Labs Saccharomyces Boulardii 3+ billion cfus probiotic supplement….thanks! I don’t have the cost at hand.

    Reply
    • keith

      Happy to do it. Please give me a few days since I have had a lot of requests.

      Reply
  44. jackie reeves

    when you have time, please rate: Klaire Labs Saccharomyces Boulardii 3+ billion cfus probiotic supplement….thanks! I don’t have the cost at hand.

    Reply
    • keith

      Happy to do it. Please give me a few days since I have had a lot of requests.

      Reply
  45. Emerald Tapley

    50 billion, 22 strains listed on the label. It is $ .33 per serving.
    Does this provide more potential benefit then the others listed, to justify the cost?
    Thanks Doc & Samantha

    Reply
    • keith

      Dear Emerald,
      Sounds excellent. From the information you gave me I would say yes it is a good price. What is the name of the probiotic?

      Reply
  46. Emerald Tapley

    50 billion, 22 strains listed on the label. It is $ .33 per serving.
    Does this provide more potential benefit then the others listed, to justify the cost?
    Thanks Doc & Samantha

    Reply
    • keith

      Dear Emerald,
      Sounds excellent. From the information you gave me I would say yes it is a good price. What is the name of the probiotic?

      Reply
  47. Emerald Tapley

    Biome Defense by Infowars Life is a superior blend of 50 billion live and active cultures from 23 probiotic strains that support digestion and intestinal function and help boost the immune system.

    Reply
  48. Emerald Tapley

    Biome Defense by Infowars Life is a superior blend of 50 billion live and active cultures from 23 probiotic strains that support digestion and intestinal function and help boost the immune system.

    Reply
  49. Michele Richiuso

    Hi
    Can you please rate Yakult? This Japanese Company has been around since 1935! Thank you!

    Reply
    • keith

      If I rate it using my system it may not come out very well since it is a drink with only one probiotic Lactobacillus Casei Shirota, which has scientifically results for diarrhea and constipation but has not been studied for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It would also be hard to compare the quantity and cost to pills. I assume that it works well since it has been around a long time, but if you are concerned about sugar it does have 10 grams in one drink.

      Reply
  50. Michele Richiuso

    Hi
    Can you please rate Yakult? This Japanese Company has been around since 1935! Thank you!

    Reply
    • keith

      If I rate it using my system it may not come out very well since it is a drink with only one probiotic Lactobacillus Casei Shirota, which has scientifically results for diarrhea and constipation but has not been studied for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It would also be hard to compare the quantity and cost to pills. I assume that it works well since it has been around a long time, but if you are concerned about sugar it does have 10 grams in one drink.

      Reply
  51. Victoria Goetz

    Could u please rate Natures life sunflower energy acidophilus probiotic pro-96. from sprouts grocery . Thanks

    Reply
    • Victoria Goetz

      Opps. Natures Life Sun food energy ( not sunflower) a has 9 strains of probiotics. Thank you!

      Reply
      • keith

        Thanks for the clarification.

        Reply
      • keith

        I can’t rate this product because they don’t give the quantity of the bacteria in it. The bacteria included are all good so it would rate high according to the research and types of bacteria.

        Reply
  52. Victoria Goetz

    Could u please rate Natures life sunflower energy acidophilus probiotic pro-96. from sprouts grocery . Thanks

    Reply
    • Victoria Goetz

      Opps. Natures Life Sun food energy ( not sunflower) a has 9 strains of probiotics. Thank you!

      Reply
      • keith

        Thanks for the clarification.

        Reply
      • keith

        I can’t rate this product because they don’t give the quantity of the bacteria in it. The bacteria included are all good so it would rate high according to the research and types of bacteria.

        Reply
  53. Paul Carter

    I see several Garden of Life products highly rated on the list. How about also rating Garden of Life Primal Defense Ultr? The first listed ingredient in this one is Saccharomyces boulardii, which I understand is an important one. Thanks.

    Reply
    • keith

      I will be happy to do it.

      Reply
  54. Paul Carter

    I see several Garden of Life products highly rated on the list. How about also rating Garden of Life Primal Defense Ultr? The first listed ingredient in this one is Saccharomyces boulardii, which I understand is an important one. Thanks.

    Reply
    • keith

      I will be happy to do it.

      Reply
  55. Marsha Perlmutter Kalina

    Hi Keith,
    Can you comment on/rate Trunature Digestive Probiotic? Last I knew, they were sold at Costco. Thanks. Marsha

    Reply
    • Craig

      Any feedback on this one Dr Keith?

      Reply
      • keith

        I thought I had done all it. I will get to it and other one that Marsha requested today.

        Reply
  56. Marsha Perlmutter Kalina

    Hi Keith,
    Can you comment on/rate Trunature Digestive Probiotic? Last I knew, they were sold at Costco. Thanks. Marsha

    Reply
    • Craig

      Any feedback on this one Dr Keith?

      Reply
      • keith

        I thought I had done all it. I will get to it and other one that Marsha requested today.

        Reply
  57. janet roberts

    THIS IS ALL EXCELLENT INFORMATION. I WAS TOLD THAT MOST PROBIOTICS ARE INACTIVE BY THE TIME WE GET THEM HOME AND START USING THEM. I AM QUESTIONING THAT SINCE SO MANY PEOPLE ARE GETTING RESULTS FROM THEM, EVEN LOW RATED ONES.
    WOULD THERE BE ANY THING IN YOUR RESEARCH THAT HAS SHOWN ONLY CERTAIN BRANDS TO BE ACTIVE FOR LONGER PERIODS OF TIME?
    THANKS,
    JR

    Reply
    • keith

      I wish I could give you a specific study that did that but I haven’t seen any yet. Let me know if you hear of one. Thanks

      Reply
  58. janet roberts

    THIS IS ALL EXCELLENT INFORMATION. I WAS TOLD THAT MOST PROBIOTICS ARE INACTIVE BY THE TIME WE GET THEM HOME AND START USING THEM. I AM QUESTIONING THAT SINCE SO MANY PEOPLE ARE GETTING RESULTS FROM THEM, EVEN LOW RATED ONES.
    WOULD THERE BE ANY THING IN YOUR RESEARCH THAT HAS SHOWN ONLY CERTAIN BRANDS TO BE ACTIVE FOR LONGER PERIODS OF TIME?
    THANKS,
    JR

    Reply
    • keith

      I wish I could give you a specific study that did that but I haven’t seen any yet. Let me know if you hear of one. Thanks

      Reply
    • keith

      Happy to do it. Give me a few days to do the research. Thanks

      Reply
    • keith

      Happy to do it. Give me a few days to do the research. Thanks

      Reply
  59. Lara

    Hey! This is great, i love it, so helpful!
    THANK YOU! 🙂

    I am currently using Herbs of Gold probiotic + SB, are you able to rate this for me please?
    I have also ordered some liquid probiotics from Iherb.com. Whats your stance on liquid to add to food vs capsules?

    And, ive heard that a lot of probiotic capsules loose their living bacterias during shelf life. Especially those that do not need refridgeration. What do you think? This is why i ordered the liquid probiotics.

    Lara xo

    Reply
    • keith

      I will be happy to rate your probiotic. It sometimes takes me a few days. I wish I could give you a clear answer on the liquid vs capsules or even refrigerated vs non refrigerated. Each probiotic makes its own claims but as far as I can tell there isn’t any clear research on how many bacteria actually make it to the lower intestines.

      Reply
  60. Lara

    Hey! This is great, i love it, so helpful!
    THANK YOU! 🙂

    I am currently using Herbs of Gold probiotic + SB, are you able to rate this for me please?
    I have also ordered some liquid probiotics from Iherb.com. Whats your stance on liquid to add to food vs capsules?

    And, ive heard that a lot of probiotic capsules loose their living bacterias during shelf life. Especially those that do not need refridgeration. What do you think? This is why i ordered the liquid probiotics.

    Lara xo

    Reply
    • keith

      I will be happy to rate your probiotic. It sometimes takes me a few days. I wish I could give you a clear answer on the liquid vs capsules or even refrigerated vs non refrigerated. Each probiotic makes its own claims but as far as I can tell there isn’t any clear research on how many bacteria actually make it to the lower intestines.

      Reply
    • keith

      Happy to rate it.

      Reply
    • keith

      Happy to rate it.

      Reply
  61. John Mattson

    https://docgut.com/essential-formulas-dr-ohhiras-probiotics-original-formula/
    There is no place to comment on this product on the the DocGuT web page so I am commenting here.

    According to the packaging of Dr Ohhira’s product there are 900 Million rather than Billion as stated on the doc gutweb page.
    https://www.vitacost.com/essential-formulas-dr-ohhiras-probiotics-original-formula-60-capsules

    On the Essential products web page they say “Unlike other products that claim billions of freeze-dried non-native bacteria is better, we understand that ‘more’ is not better” which may be true, but I thought it wise to point out the difference.
    https://essentialformulas.com/products/dr-ohhiras-supplements/dr-ohhiras-probiotics-original-formula/

    Reply
    • keith

      Thanks for the correction. It makes quite a difference in the rating. I have fixed it.

      Reply
  62. John Mattson

    https://docgut.com/essential-formulas-dr-ohhiras-probiotics-original-formula/
    There is no place to comment on this product on the the DocGuT web page so I am commenting here.

    According to the packaging of Dr Ohhira’s product there are 900 Million rather than Billion as stated on the doc gutweb page.
    https://www.vitacost.com/essential-formulas-dr-ohhiras-probiotics-original-formula-60-capsules

    On the Essential products web page they say “Unlike other products that claim billions of freeze-dried non-native bacteria is better, we understand that ‘more’ is not better” which may be true, but I thought it wise to point out the difference.
    https://essentialformulas.com/products/dr-ohhiras-supplements/dr-ohhiras-probiotics-original-formula/

    Reply
    • keith

      Thanks for the correction. It makes quite a difference in the rating. I have fixed it.

      Reply
    • keith

      Not yet but I will.

      Reply
    • keith

      Not yet but I will.

      Reply
  63. Karen

    What do you think of the product RESTORE? Dr. Zach Bush has a product out called RESTORE. It is not a probiotic or prebiotic, but his site says “RESTORE is DESIGNED TO BALANCE GUT HEALTH, support respiratory wellness, combat environmental exposures, promote immune function, enhance mental clarity, and promote hydration. It is naturally gluten-free. RESTORE has been shown to create a beneficial shift in the bacteria making up the microbiome, which is what many people are attempting to do with probiotics and prebiotics. Carbon-based redox molecules from ancient fossilized soil help restore the communication network between bacteria in the gut, mitochondria, and cells in the body”. As well as balancing gut health, the hydration particularly interests me, because he says just drinking water and having clear pee does not mean it is getting into the cells, and EVERYBODY he has checked is dehydrated. Not a percentage – all. (link to interview where he discusses this with Dr. Mercola: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBZfdmvn2aA). Thanks, Karen

    Reply
    • keith

      I like the product and Dr Bush. Some people do have good results. There a some interesting scientific studies done by Dr. Bush, but what is really needed are clinical trials.

      Reply
  64. Karen

    What do you think of the product RESTORE? Dr. Zach Bush has a product out called RESTORE. It is not a probiotic or prebiotic, but his site says “RESTORE is DESIGNED TO BALANCE GUT HEALTH, support respiratory wellness, combat environmental exposures, promote immune function, enhance mental clarity, and promote hydration. It is naturally gluten-free. RESTORE has been shown to create a beneficial shift in the bacteria making up the microbiome, which is what many people are attempting to do with probiotics and prebiotics. Carbon-based redox molecules from ancient fossilized soil help restore the communication network between bacteria in the gut, mitochondria, and cells in the body”. As well as balancing gut health, the hydration particularly interests me, because he says just drinking water and having clear pee does not mean it is getting into the cells, and EVERYBODY he has checked is dehydrated. Not a percentage – all. (link to interview where he discusses this with Dr. Mercola: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBZfdmvn2aA). Thanks, Karen

    Reply
    • keith

      I like the product and Dr Bush. Some people do have good results. There a some interesting scientific studies done by Dr. Bush, but what is really needed are clinical trials.

      Reply
    • keith

      I will try to rate it in a week or so when I have time. It won’t come out very high on my rating scale since it uses mostly soil bacteria, which don’t have as much research done on them, although many experts do recommend them.

      Reply
      • keith

        Just did it.

        Reply
    • keith

      I will try to rate it in a week or so when I have time. It won’t come out very high on my rating scale since it uses mostly soil bacteria, which don’t have as much research done on them, although many experts do recommend them.

      Reply
      • keith

        Just did it.

        Reply
  65. Andrew Johnstone

    Hello Dr. Wallace, could you please rate Seed from seed.com

    All the best,
    Andrew

    Reply
    • keith

      I will try to get to it. I am busy writing another book and have had a chance in a while to add some of the new requests.

      Reply
    • keith

      Dear Andrew,
      I looked at their webpage and the bacteria they include are very good, but I can’t rate them because they don’t give the quantity and I can’t use amazon reviews. Sorry. It seems like a good product.

      Reply
  66. Andrew Johnstone

    Hello Dr. Wallace, could you please rate Seed from seed.com

    All the best,
    Andrew

    Reply
    • keith

      I will try to get to it. I am busy writing another book and have had a chance in a while to add some of the new requests.

      Reply
    • keith

      Dear Andrew,
      I looked at their webpage and the bacteria they include are very good, but I can’t rate them because they don’t give the quantity and I can’t use amazon reviews. Sorry. It seems like a good product.

      Reply
  67. Jane Lazzareschi

    Hi Keith –

    It was so fun to hear you at the Carlsbad course!

    Could you please rate Jarrow Jarro-Dophilus EPS with 5 billion strains?

    Thanks and David says Hi?

    Reply
    • keith

      Thanks Jane. I just did it. Hi to David.

      Reply
  68. Jane Lazzareschi

    Hi Keith –

    It was so fun to hear you at the Carlsbad course!

    Could you please rate Jarrow Jarro-Dophilus EPS with 5 billion strains?

    Thanks and David says Hi?

    Reply
    • keith

      Thanks Jane. I just did it. Hi to David.

      Reply
  69. Terri Glassett

    Hi Dr. Wallace,
    Thank you for all of this great information. Would you please rate Garden of Life Once Daily Women’s probiotic?

    Thank you!
    Terri

    Reply
    • keith

      Thanks. As soon as I get a chance I will.

      Reply
  70. Terri Glassett

    Hi Dr. Wallace,
    Thank you for all of this great information. Would you please rate Garden of Life Once Daily Women’s probiotic?

    Thank you!
    Terri

    Reply
    • keith

      Thanks. As soon as I get a chance I will.

      Reply
  71. Susan Brenan

    Could you please rate Probiophage DF made by Designs for Health. Thank you.

    Reply
    • keith

      I will try to get to it.

      Reply
  72. Susan Brenan

    Could you please rate Probiophage DF made by Designs for Health. Thank you.

    Reply
    • keith

      I will try to get to it.

      Reply
  73. Traci l Kelly

    Align is the OTC probiotic recommended by many physicians/gastroenterologists.
    It has only one strain and lower CFUs. What are your thoughts on Align?

    Reply
    • keith

      It is hard to determine how well it works because each person is so different. It only has 3 probiotics so it would not have a lot research.

      Reply
  74. Traci l Kelly

    Align is the OTC probiotic recommended by many physicians/gastroenterologists.
    It has only one strain and lower CFUs. What are your thoughts on Align?

    Reply
    • keith

      It is hard to determine how well it works because each person is so different. It only has 3 probiotics so it would not have a lot research.

      Reply
  75. Kathaleen

    I just found this website. Enjoyed your “Gut Crisis” book. Recently I signed up to use Dr. Jason Hawrelak’s website “ProbioticAdvisor.com” where specific probiotic strains that have been researched are listed with their benefits and with formulas that include them. I’ve just begun to use Solgar’s “Advanced Multi-Billion Dophilus.” Dr. Jawrelak recommends changing formulas every month or so. Also, I heard about “hydrolized guar gum” as a good, safe prebiotic for anyone with digestive issues, but need more info, so if anyone reading or any of the Wallace’s know anything about this Solgar probiotic formula and/or this guar gum prebiotic, please comment. Thank you.

    Reply
    • Kathaleen

      Oops. I meant Dr. Hawrelak.

      Reply
    • keith

      It looks like a very good site with lots of research. My own advice is to try different probiotics and see what works for you. So much depends on your own microbiome and your diet. I have seen people get amazing effects from very simple probiotics and others who need very expensive ones.

      Reply
  76. Kathaleen

    I just found this website. Enjoyed your “Gut Crisis” book. Recently I signed up to use Dr. Jason Hawrelak’s website “ProbioticAdvisor.com” where specific probiotic strains that have been researched are listed with their benefits and with formulas that include them. I’ve just begun to use Solgar’s “Advanced Multi-Billion Dophilus.” Dr. Jawrelak recommends changing formulas every month or so. Also, I heard about “hydrolized guar gum” as a good, safe prebiotic for anyone with digestive issues, but need more info, so if anyone reading or any of the Wallace’s know anything about this Solgar probiotic formula and/or this guar gum prebiotic, please comment. Thank you.

    Reply
    • Kathaleen

      Oops. I meant Dr. Hawrelak.

      Reply
    • keith

      It looks like a very good site with lots of research. My own advice is to try different probiotics and see what works for you. So much depends on your own microbiome and your diet. I have seen people get amazing effects from very simple probiotics and others who need very expensive ones.

      Reply
    • keith

      I have been a little behind on ratings but I will try to get to it.

      Reply
    • keith

      I have been a little behind on ratings but I will try to get to it.

      Reply
  77. Chris Connors

    Thank you for ALL your wonderful work! If I’ve missed your already-posted rating I apologize. How do you rate Physician’s Choice 60 Billion Probiotic with Prebiotic Fiber Blend? I’ve happily used it for about one year on a Polish healer’s recommendation. Thanks so much!

    Reply
    • keith

      I think you should use whatever works no matter how I rate it. That being said, I don’t think I have rated your probiotic yet unfortunately. I have been behind on my ratings and may not get to it for awhile. I have been very busy writing. Thanks for your comment.

      Reply
  78. Chris Connors

    Thank you for ALL your wonderful work! If I’ve missed your already-posted rating I apologize. How do you rate Physician’s Choice 60 Billion Probiotic with Prebiotic Fiber Blend? I’ve happily used it for about one year on a Polish healer’s recommendation. Thanks so much!

    Reply
    • keith

      I think you should use whatever works no matter how I rate it. That being said, I don’t think I have rated your probiotic yet unfortunately. I have been behind on my ratings and may not get to it for awhile. I have been very busy writing. Thanks for your comment.

      Reply
  79. Jessica

    I’ve been curious about Ritual’s probiotic/prebiotic/postbiotic slow release capsule. They’re a subscription service, and I use their vitamins. Can you check them out and rate please?

    Reply
    • keith

      Happy to but I am so busy writing and teaching right now that it might not happen right away. As I advise everyone the best evaluation is trying it. Everyone is so different.

      Reply
  80. Jessica

    I’ve been curious about Ritual’s probiotic/prebiotic/postbiotic slow release capsule. They’re a subscription service, and I use their vitamins. Can you check them out and rate please?

    Reply
    • keith

      Happy to but I am so busy writing and teaching right now that it might not happen right away. As I advise everyone the best evaluation is trying it. Everyone is so different.

      Reply
      • keith

        I will be happy to.

        Reply

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