Clostridioides difficile (or C. diff) for short is a bacteria that causes diarrhea and colitis, there’s an estimate ahat almost 500,000 cases of it are confirmed every single year in the U.S. alone.
The risk factor starts to increase with age, therefore catching it early and following a protocol is a great way to reverse the negative effects and recover from the illness.
A great protocol to follow is taking probiotics, as they’re the number 1 most recommended way of reversing the effects of c. diff and digestive problems.
I personally did not struggle with c. diff, but my mother did and I did lots of research in terms of helping her find the appropriate probiotic for C. diff – these are the top 5.
BEST Probiotic for C Diff Reviewed
DrFormulas Nexabiotic is one of the most often recommended probiotics by doctors, the reason is that it contains bacteria from 23 different strains of probiotics – which is absolutely spectacular.
The 23 different strains of probiotics total up to 17.25 billion CFUs (healthy bacteria) stored in delayed release capsules, which ensure the actual bacteria makes it all the way down to your gut.
In terms of what probiotic strains are included in this probiotic, you’ll be able to find numerous different strains, however 4 of my favorite and also most effective for reversing c. diff are:
- Bacillus subtilis
- Bacillus coagulans
- Saccharomyces boulardii
- Bifidobacterium animalis subspecies lactis
If you’re looking for a highly potent probiotic that contains numerous different probiotic strains, the DrFormulas Nexabiotic is highly recommended.
Unlike the previous probiotic on the list with 23 strains, this one only contains a single probiotic strain, Saccharomyces boulardii.
The reason for that is because S. boulardii is one of the most effective probiotic strains for treating c. diff, thus by only having that single probiotic strain with over 8 billion CFUs per capsule, you’ll be doing your body and your gut a big favor.
Additionally this product is also 100% free of GMOs and doesn’t require refrigeration.
Like the previous probiotic, the Pure Encapsulations Probiotic also only contains a single strain, the most effective probiotic strain for fighting against and reversing c. diff – Saccharomyces boulardii.
Additionally, the Pure Encapsulations Probiotic has 10 billion CFUs, which is more than the previous probiotic, and as the name suggests this probiotic really is Pure.
It’s free of gluten, dairy, soy and has absolutely no additives or GMOs. It’s also certified vegan, which is always a plus.
As you’re starting to see by the common pattern, the Jarrow Formulas also contains only a single probiotic strain – Saccharomyces boulardii.
Even though Jarrow Formulas only has about 5 billion CFUs per serving, I highly recommend it, because of how affordable it is, the probiotic average is usually around $1 per capsule, but the Jarrow Formulas comes in at only 45 cents per capsule, which is a great deal.
Additionally there are over 30 positive reviews on Amazon raving about how effective the Jarrow Formulas Probiotic is.
And lastly another plus, is the MOS included with the probiotics, which will contribute to the reversal of your c. diff problems even more.
Want to read the full review of Jarrow Formulas Probiotic, here it is:
5. VitalWise Probiotics for Women
This last one is for ladies only, it’s the VitalWise Women’s Probiotic with added prebiotics and cranberry extract.
Each one of the capsules contains 10 billion CFUs coming from 5 different probiotic strains all targeted towards improving your digestion and providing relief from c. diff symptoms and reversing it.
As mentioned above, the VitalWise probiotic also contains cranberry extract, which is known to be highly beneficial for both eliminating UTIs and yeast infections, thus it’s highly beneficial also for vaginal health.
It’s also worth mentioning that the probiotic is NSF certified and 100% vegan, also free of GMOs, soy and milk.
Another great probiotic is Accuflora, you can read our full Accuflora Probiotic Review here.
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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.