We read about the connection between the brain and the gut in this article: What is the Gut and Brain Connection? It is recommended to take pre and probiotics to improve the health of the digestive system and allow it to work better (and just plain feel better). They are also good for your brain!
There are a lot of probiotics available and many are quite good. I went with these because of quality and user ratings. Amazon tends to have the best prices but they also rated 2 of these as Amazon Choice probiotics. Puritan’s Pride brand is not available on Amazon but is available from here. 🙂 Puritan’s Pride usually has some specials going on though such as Buy 1, Get 2 or Buy 2, Get 3 and the user ratings on their products are always high.
One measurement in probiotics is called CFU (colony-forming unit). CFU is how many active cultures it has. It doesn’t fully mean that more is better. It also depends on the strains it has. Some strains require less to be effective.
Check these out:
Here are the best probiotics for 2019:
Puritan’s Pride “Probiotic 10”
This supplement contains 20 billion live probiotic cultures.
(Click on the bottle for pricing and quantities available.)
Directions: For adults, take two (2) capsules daily, with or without a meal.
Proprietary Probiotic Blend 393 mg***
(Which contains 20 Billion Live Cultures**)
Lactobacillus plantarum, Bifidobacterium bifidum,Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus bulgaricus,Lactobacillus salivarius, Lactobacillus brevis,Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus paracasei, Lactobacillus casei.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, Dicalcium Phosphate, Silica, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate. Contains milk ingredients
**20 billion active cultures per serving guaranteed at time of manufacture
No Artificial Color, Flavor or Sweetener, No Preservatives, No Sugar, No Starch, No Soy, No, No Wheat, No Fish. Sodium Free.
This probiotic is powerful. I trust this brand to be pure and easily absorbed.
Physician’s Choice 60 Million Probiotic
About the product
- 60 BILLION CFU MAX STRENGTH AVAILABLE; “Our probiotic actually contains 60 BILLION CFU per serving. Other brands claim it, but beware of deception and saying “equivalent to” or don’t contain the stated amount. We saw a need for high-quality supplements that actually work and stand by their claims, our probiotics come with a MONEY BACK GUARANTEE.”
- 10 proven healthy bacterial strains formulated to support digestive health,
- Potent organic prebiotic fiber
- Delayed release, acid resistant veggie capsules
- Patented shelf stable packaging
Contains these three Prebiotics:
Organic Jerusalem Artichoke Root
Organic Fibregum Bio
Organic Chicory Root
Outstanding product and the reviews on Amazon are very good.
Culturelle Daily Probiotic
- PROVEN EFFECTIVE – All Culturelle probiotics are powered by Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG), the single-strain super probiotic. LGG is the proven effective and clinically studied probiotic strain. LGG probiotic helps your digestive system work better
- DAILY DIGESTIVE HEALTH * – LGG is naturally sourced and scientifically proven to work in harmony with your body to keep your digestive system in balance.* Helps with occasional digestive upset; including diarrhea, gas and bloating.* For daily use, take 1 vegetarian capsule per day
- NO REFRIGERATION REQUIRED –Every package of Culturelle meets the highest standards for purity and potency when consumed – not just when we make it. To preserve the billions of CFU’s (colony-forming units) in your Culturelle, store it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight
- SAFE AND EFFECTIVE – Over 1,000 scientific studies and 30 years of research have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of LGG probiotics.
- PROBIOTIC POWER – The doctors that discovered LGG found that it is strong enough to survive stomach acids and successfully set up shop in the intestines
Culturelle is vegetarian and contains no gluten, milk, soy, wheat or preservatives
Deep Immune Probiotic – Plus Ultimate Prebiotic (Patented)
About the product:
- DUAL BENEFIT: 4.4 Billion CFU* probiotics formulated with prebiotics – the ultimate combination for healthy digestion.
- ADVANCED FORMULATION: Made with advanced spore-forming strains that withstand stomach acid and release in the intestine for better absorption.
- ESSENTIAL FOR GUT HEALTH: Probiotics made with built-in prebiotics, essential for your gut health and immune system
- NO REFRIGERATION NEEDED: Our probiotic strain doesn’t require refrigeration.
- THIRD-PARTY TESTED FACILITY: For product purity, effectiveness, ingredient safety, nutritional value and label accuracy. The highest standard guaranteed.
– LH01 – Myoviridae
– LL5 – Siphoviridae
– T4D – Myoviridae
– LL12 – Myoviridae 15 mg *
Probiotic Bacteria 4.4 Billion CFU *
– DE111 (Bacillus subtilis)
– Bacillus coagulans
– Lactobacillus acidophilus
– Bifidobacterium lactis
* Daily Value not established
Other ingredients: Vegetable cellulose (DRcaps), maltodextrin and medium chain triglycerides. Manufactured in NSF certified facility.
Very High Rating on Amazon.
Simplified Comparison: 2019 lineup of the best probiotics
I hope you found this info helpful. If you aren’t taking a probiotic, you should be. There are some fantastic choices here depending on any dietary restrictions you have. Probiotics can even help your brain health!
Make sure to read more about the Gut and Brain Connection in the article Here!
Please leave any questions, comments or experience with these products below and I’ll be sure to respond as soon as possible. Thank you!