When we searched probiotics we came up with what seemed to be an endless list of brands with an even longer list of types of probiotics and product information, listing bacteria after bacteria with different amounts and quantities.  More confused than ever, we decided to look a little further to give you a guide when it comes to purchasing probiotics

Like everything else, probiotics are not created equally, however there are some probiotic supplements that are better suited for different conditions. One condition that is very common is constipation. Certain types of bacteria work best when trying to alleviate constipation and those are listed below:

  • L.acidophilius, L. Casei, L. plantarum, B. infantis,B. breve adn S. thermophilus

Some brands we like that include these strains of bacteria are:Bio KMetagenics Ultra Flora

  • Metagenics Ultra Flora
  • VSL # 3
  • Bio-K

Including probiotic foods in your diet is another great way to ensure your digestive tract is feeling its best.  Some great sources of probiotics in our food are:

  • Greek Yogurt
  • Kefir
  • Fermented foods
  • Miso Soup
  • Tempeh