If you’ve ever been in the unfortunate situation to experience acne or bad skin, then you know how shattering it can be to your self confidence, but actually acne is a good thing, because it’s like a message that something in your body is out of balance, and usually it’s the gut.
Your gut is responsible for essentially everything, from the way you feel mentally to how you’re able to break down nutrients and yes, even your hormones and when those are out of balance, you get acne as a result.
Below I’ll share with you my top 5 best probiotics for acne that have tremendously helped me with clearing my skin and I bet they can also do the same for you. Number 1 is the probiotic that I still use daily, just because of how good and healthy it makes me feel!
Best Probiotics for Acne Reviewed
This first probiotic is still my all-time favorite, due to many different reasons. One of them is that it also contains prebiotics alongside probiotics, in my opinion, that’s a big plus, because prebiotics dramatically boost the absorption rate of probiotics, making your gut much more receptive to them.
The Physician’s Choice probiotic contains 60 billion CFUs or living organisms, coming from 10 different probiotic strains, out of the 10 I’m a big fan L. Acidophilus, as it’s been shown to be incredibly effective when it comes to treating acne, gut problems and clearing the skin.
The directions say to take a single capsule of Physician’s Choice probiotic daily with a bit of water, ideally on an empty stomach.
Another great plus is that this probiotic is 100% free of gluten, GMOs, dairy and soy, which is a great advantage.
Ever since I’ve first tried the Physician’s Choice 60 Billion probiotic, I’ve been using it daily, it’s my NUMBER 1 recommendation on the list and it works incredibly well.
Nature’s Bounty Probiotic 10 contains 10 different probiotic strains and a total CFU count of 20 billion living organisms per capsule.
There are some very good strains included in this probiotic as well and even though it’s not as potent as the Physician’s Choice probiotic, it’ll still do a good job.
Out of the strains, I really like Bifidobacterium Bifidum, because it does wonders to the immune system.
The recommended dosage is a single capsule per day, ideally with some food and water.
Unfortunately this probiotic does contain lactose, so be careful if you’re sensitive to dairy, luckily it’s free of gluten, soy and GMOs though. For more info, click here: probioticsbeauty.com/review/nature-bounty/
Up next coming in 3rd we have the Nutrition Essentials Probiotics with a CFU count of 30 billion coming from a single probiotic strain Bacillus Coagulans.
The probiotic strain has been researched a lot and it’s been proven to be very effective with digestive issues and traveller’s diarrhea. Personally I’m not the biggest fan of this strain, but it does seem to work well for some people.
The recommended daily dosage or one serving consists of 2 capsules, best taken in the morning and in the afternoon before a meal with some water.
This probiotic is also shelf-stable, which means that no refrigeration is needed, but unfortunately, there’s a lack of information out there in regards to the allergens that this probiotic may or may not contain. More info available here: probioticsbeauty.com/review/nutrition-essentials/
If you’re super sensitive, I suggest you take a look at something like the Physician’s Choice Probiotic.
DrFormulas Nexabiotic is a probiotic that contains 23 probiotic strains per capsule with a total CFU count of 17.25 billion per capsule.
In the bottle, there are 30 delayed release capsules containing various probiotic strains great for IBS, IBD and also skin problems.
The recommended dosage according to the directions is a single capsule per day, consumed with water on an empty stomach.
This probiotic is also shelf-stable, which is a great plus, however unfortunately it does contain MILK and as you know dairy is a common contributor to acne problems, thus I’d be careful with this option, if you’re very sensitive to dairy.
Up next a “German” titled probiotic BioSchwartz 40 Billion CFU Probiotic with the 40 billion living organisms coming from 4 different probiotic strains, these include:
- Bifidobacterium lactis,
- Lactobacillus acidophilus,
- Lactobacillus plantarum,
- Lactobacillus paracasei
Out of the 4 strains above I really like Lactobacillus plantarum, as it’s well known to provide relief from Crohn’s disease, IBS and Gastritis.
The recommended dosage is 2 capsules per day, which equals one serving size. So in actuality a single capsule only has 20 Billion CFU.
Another benefit of the BioSchwartz probiotic is that it’s 100% FREE of lactose, soy, wheat and nuts, which is a great bonus.
Unfortunately the probiotic only has 4 probiotic strains, which is the only bummer with this probiotic – view more info here.
Conclusion and top pick as best probiotic for Acne
Overall, out of the entire list, my go to preference is still the Physician’s Choice 60 Billion CFU probiotic, I’ve been using for a number of months now and it works incredibly well and makes me feel better than any probiotic ever has. Highly recommend it!
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Briana is 33 years old, comes from LA and has 2 kids. Her interest in health supplements (probiotics in particular) started about 6 years ago when she started having a few health problems and noticed she started to gain weight. Today, Briana is healthy and in great shape and dedicates herself to help others improve their health through probiotics.