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Last Updated on November 10, 2020 by Paula Dunbar

You probably have an understanding of what probiotics are. Top Probiotics 2020 will go over what I consider the top probiotics based on quality, total CFU (colony forming units), and variety of strains. Here is a more detailed discussion on the Gut and Brain Connection. But overall, we know that probiotics help our gut by adding in the good bacteria, helping to prevent constipation or even diarrhea and fighting off bad bacteria.

The gut is one of our first lines of defense against viral and bacterial invaders. And it is even connected to our brains. So if you value your health overall, it’s a good idea to take probiotics to ensure your gut has what it needs to protect you.

What’s Up in the Top Probiotics

Best Probiotics 2020Garden of Life RAW Probiotics Ultimate Care

Lee Swanson Signature Line Ultimate Probiotic Formula 66.5 Billion CFU 30 veg

Hyperbiotics PRO-15 Probiotics

Let’s talk about the factors that give them a higher rating. 

Garden of Life RAW Probiotics Ultimate Care


  • 100 Billion CFU Per Serving
  • Includes Protein-Digesting Enyme Blend and Eastern European RAW Fruit and Veggie Blend
  • 34 strains of probiotic bacteria
Replenish Blend 100 Billion CFU¹ +
ISS Bif™ Bifidobacterium lactis (SD-5219), Lactobacillus acidophilus (SD-5221), Lactobacillus paracasei (SD-5218), Bifidobacterium lactis (SD-5220), RAW Whole Food Probiotic Blend: Bulgarian Yogurt (milk) Concentrate, Eastern European Wild Kefir Culture containing Bifidobacterium lactis, Bifidobacterium longum, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus helveticus, Lactobacillus kefiranofaciens, Lactobacillus kefirgranum, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactococcus lactis, Lactococcus cremoris, Streptococcus thermophilus, Lactobacillus kefir, Lactobacillus parakefir, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactococcus lactis biovar diacetylactis, Leuconostoc lactis, Leuconostoc mesenteroides, Leuconostoc cremoris, Leuconostoc dextranicum, Kluyveromyces marxianus, Brettanomyces anomalus, Debaryomyces hansenii, Saccharomyces unisporus, Saccharomyces turicensis, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Saccharomyces exiguus, Torulaspora delbrueckii
Protein-Digesting Enzyme Blend 50 mg +
Protease, Acid Protease, Protease S
Eastern European RAW Fruit and Veggie Blend 45 mg +
Red Bell Pepper (Fruit), Green Pea (Seed), Carrot (Root), Plum (Fruit), Cherry (Fruit), Strawberry (Fruit), Raspberry (Fruit)

Garden of Life is dedicated to providing high quality supplements. This product is Free of gluten, soy and GMO’s. Vegetarian capsules.

I love it has digestive enzymes and probiotics in the formula.

If you’ve recently been ill, on antibiotics, or your doctor recommends a probiotic supplement, this is a good one to try. The high CFU’s are at a more clinical level. Check with your doctor if in doubt.

This product should remain refrigerated.

RAW Probiotics Ultimate Care

Swanson Ultimate Probiotic Formula


  • 66.5 Billion CFU Per Serving
  • Contains scFOS (short-chain fructooligosaccharides), prebiotics to feed the probiotics.
  • 14 strains of probiotic bacteria
Bifidobacterium lactis 20 billion viable organisms *
Lactobacillus acidophilus 20 billion viable organisms *
Bifidobacterium longum 6 billion viable organisms *
Bifidobacterium bifidum 5 billion viable organisms *
Lactobacillus casei 5 billion viable organisms *
Lactobacillus plantarum 5 billion viable organisms *
Kyo-Dophilus® (blend of L. gasseri, B. bifidum and B. longum) 1 billion viable organisms *
Lactobacillus salivarius 1 billion viable organisms *
Lactobacillus rhamnosus 1 billion viable organisms *
Lactobacillus bulgaricus 1 billion viable organisms *
Lactospore® Lactobacillus coagulans 1 billion viable organisms *
Lactobacillus reuteri 500 million viable organisms *
NutraFlora® scFOS® (short-chain fructooligosaccharides) (providing minimum 95% total fructooligosaccharides) 100 mg *

I like Swanson products a lot. They are pure and do what they say they will do. Very high quality. It’s recommended to take this probiotic with food to raise the pH level of your stomach and help them survive acid in the stomach. 

This probiotic is Dairy Free and vegetarian. And it’s the lowest cost of the three probiotics here, amazingly. 

Lee Swanson Signature Line. No refrigeration needed.  

Swanson Ultimate Probiotic

hyperbiotics PRO-15 Advanced Strength Probiotics with Kiwi Extract


  • 15 Billion CFU of probiotic bacteria (including Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, and Streptococcus).
    • 15 Times more survivability than with Veggie capsules. Unique, patented delivery system releases probiotics over an 8-10 hour period.
    • Kiwifruit powder added which naturally includes prebiotics, polyphenols, a kiwi-unique enzyme called actinidin and fiber.This probiotics is vegetarian, non-GMO and free of dairy, gluten, and yeast. Also no soy, sugar, nuts, articial flavors, colors, or preservatives.

    Long shelf life & No Refrigeration needed.The customer reviews are raving about this probiotic on Amazon. I love it includes kiwi and it is has 8-10 hours of delivery, helping your digestion all day. 

    PRO-15 Advanced Strength

    Where We Are Now – Recap

    Garden of Life’s RAW Probiotic includes digestive enzymes and real food ingredients. It’s an awesome probiotic product but it does need to be kept in the refrigerator. And it’s free of soy, gluten and GMO’s.

    Swanson’s Ultimate has no dairy, so if avoiding dairy is your concern, that’s a great one for you. All of these are vegetarian so no worries there.

    hyperbiotics has a patented delivery system, allowing your gut to be nourished over an 8-10 hour period.

    I hope you found this list of my best probiotics for 2020 helpful. No matter which one you choose for your dietary needs, you can’t go wrong with these three. Get started today!

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    If you have any comments, questions or experience with any of these, please leave them in the Comments section below. Thank you!

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