Gastritis is essentially just inflammation of the lining of the stomach, but the problem is the pain that it causes isn’t so easy to handle. The gnawing or burning pain in the upper part of the stomach can become so bad that one needs to go to the doctor.
One of the best solutions against Gastritis according to doctors is consistent consumption of a probiotic, but not all probiotics are equal, some work a lot better than others, thus it’s important that you make the right choice.
Here are the 5 BEST Probiotics for Gastritis, tested and reviewed. (All other probiotic reviews are available on our homepage – click here.)
BEST Probiotic for Gastritis Review
The first probiotic on the list is my personal favorite, the Physician’s Choice probiotic is an absolutely fantastic choice on the list, as it contains over 60 billion healthy bacteria coming from 10 different probiotic strains.
In addition to the wide variety of strains included in the probiotic, there’s also a prebiotic blend included, which greatly contributes to the probiotics as it helps with the absorption rate.
Here’s a full list of the included strains:
- L. Casei
- L. Acidophilus
- L. Paracasei
- L. Salivarius
- L. Plantarum
- L. Bulgaricus
- B. Lactis
- B. Bifidum
- B. Longum
- B. Breve
In terms of the prebiotic fiber blend, it’s made from Organic Jerusalem Artichoke Root & Organic Chicory Root Powder, which are both excellent sources of inulin, which is a prebiotic fiber that helps your gut digest and process nutrients.
It’s also worth mentioning that the Physician’s Choice probiotic is organic, GMO-FREE and also free of dairy, soy and gluten. Overall, it’s THE BEST option out there in my opinion.
because it’s for kids, it’s very very gentle on the gut and it makes me feel absolutely amazing. It also comes in the form of a powder, which you can mix into any drink, so it’s really easy to consume.
BioSchwartz is known for their Advanced Strength probiotic with over 40 billion CFUs, coming from 4 different probiotic strains.
And while this is not as potent as the Physician’s Choice probiotic with over 60 billion CFUs, it’s still recommended by many.
The 4 strains included in the BioSchwartz probiotic include:
- Bifidobacterium lactis,
- Lactobacillus acidophilus,
- Lactobacillus plantarum,
- Lactobacillus paracasei
Out of the above I really like Lactobacillus plantarum, as it’s known to provide relief from Crohn’s disease, IBS and other digestive conditions.
The recommended dosage according to the directions is 2 capsules per day, I usually prefer just one capsule per day, but this was ok too.
Overall, this is also a great choice, more info available here:
Up next we have Nature’s Bounty Probiotic 10, which is also a popular probiotic. It has 20 billion healthy bacteria coming from 10 different probiotic strains, as you could’ve guessed it from the name. (Nature Bounty Review available here).
I also really liked that this probiotic also includes Inulin, a well known prebiotic, which contributes to how well the probiotics works.
Here’s the list of all ingredients:
- Lactobacillus Plantarum,
- Bifidobacterium Bifidum,
- Lactobacillus Rhamnosus,
- Lactobacillus Bulgaricus,
- Lactobacillus Salivarius,
- Lactobacillus Brevis,
- Lactobacillus Acidophilus,
- Lactobacillus Paracasei,
- Lactobacillus Casei,
- Bifidobacterium Lactis,
This probiotic is especially good for us, ladies, as it’s also great for vaginal health. Overall, it’s a great probiotic. I’m just a bit disappointed that it’s not as potent as the Physician’s Choice probiotic.
The 4th probiotic on the list of the best probiotics for gastritis is the Renew Life Ultimate Flora Colon Care probiotic, the reason why this probiotic is good for gastritis is because it’s been designed to really benefit the colon.
The formula contains over 80 billion CFUs coming from 14 different probiotic strains, the capsules are 100% vegetarian and the recommended dosage is only a single capsule per day.
Another benefit is that like the rest of the probiotics on the list, this one too has a delayed release capsule, which ensures that all the healthy bacteria makes it down to your gut and through your stomach’s acid.
The probiotic is also 100% free of gluten, dairy and soy, which is a big plus.
The only downside that comes to mind in regards to this probiotic is that it is super aggressive and potent, thus I’d look for other options on the list if you have a sensitive gut, otherwise, you may experience diarrhea.
In my personal opinion probiotics around 50-60 billion CFUs with 6-10 probiotic strains works best, even if you have a sensitive gut.
Click here to read our full Renew Life Ultimate Flora Review.
The last probiotic on my list of the best probiotics for Gastritis is the Mav Nutrition Digestive Enzymes and Probiotic blend, keep in mind that digestive enzymes is just a fancy word for probiotics.
A single bottle of the MAV Nutrition probiotics contains 60 capsules and the recommended dosage is a single capsule per day.
The MAV Nutrition probiotics come with 3 probiotic strains per capsule and a total CFU count of (unknown) – unfortunately. :/ This kind of disappointed me to be honest.
In terms of the probiotic strains included, the 3 probiotic strains are:
- Lactobacillus plantarum
- Lactobacillus casei
- Lactobacillus acidophilus
In addition there are also some other digestive enzymes included in the capsules:
- Fungal lipase,
- Fungal lactase,
- Alpha galactosidase.
Overall the product is quite good, but I’m a bit skeptical about its potency since no CFU count is available anywhere online or on the packaging.
Summary – Probiotics for Gastritis
From the entire list, my favorite option is still the Physician’s Choice 60 Billion CFU probiotic, which works incredibly well and has been my daily probiotic for over 2 years now.
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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.