Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth or “SIBO” for short is a condition that affects the small intestine, the problems start due to bacteria that usually grows in other parts of the gut, and starts growing in the small intestine.
This can cause stomach pain, diarrhea, as well as a lowered ability for your gut to absorb nutrients from the food you consume.
Probiotics are a great way to treat and also reverse SIBO, because they repopulate the gut with healthy bacteria, while detoxing the bad bacteria, which helps restore the proper bacterial balance in the microbiome.
Here are the 5 BEST probiotics recommended by me and my family personally, as well as according to numerous reviews posted and analysed online.
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Starting off with my personal favorite probiotic, the Dr. Approved Physician’s Choice 60 Billion Probiotic and as the name suggests this probiotic has over 60 billion CFUs (healthy bacteria) coming from 10 different probiotic strains.
The probiotic also includes a prebiotic called inulin which comes from Organic Jerusalem Artichoke Root & Organic Chicory Root, I’m a big fan of it, as it’s been proven that prebiotics dramatically increase your guts ability to actually absorb the probiotics, maybe it’s one of the reasons why the Physician’s Choice probiotic works so well for me.
Out of the 10 different probiotic strains L. Acidophilus is easily one of my favorites, as it’s been proven to have profound effects on the gut, it also helps with conditions like IBS, SIBO and IBD.
The Physician’s Choice is also free of all allergens, it’s totally free of dairy, gluten, soy and nuts and also GMOs, another benefit is that it’s shelf stable. Overall, it’s my personal favorite.
Ancient Probiotics is a well established brand, which gained its popularity due to being inspired by Ayurvedic principles.
The Ultimate Once Daily contains 50 billion CFUs per capsule, coming from 17 different probiotic strains, which is quite a lot.
You should consume a single capsule of the probiotic once per day, ideally on an empty stomach. It’s also worth mentioning that this probiotic is both gluten and soy free, but there’s no info on it being dairy free unfortunately.
This probiotic has been proven to be very effective when it comes to treating digestive problems, however some people report bad side effects for the first few days, due to the high probiotic strain count.
If you have sensitive digestion, I’d recommend going for something like the Physician’s Choice probiotic, as I got better results with that and also without side effects.
Up next coming in 3rd, we have the Garden of Life Dr. Formulated Probiotic, which comes in many different options including a probiotic for men, women, mood, digestion and more.
Today we’ll be taking a look at the most basic and also the most popular one, the Once Daily Women’s probiotic.
With a CFU count of 50 billion, coming from 16 different probiotic strains, it’s super effective for treating conditions like IBS, IBD, SIBO and other digestive problems.
The women’s version is also really good for treating yeast infections and can also contribute to vaginal health.
The probiotic is shelf-stable and free of dairy, gluten, soy and also GMOs, it’s a great option. (read review here)
Coming in at number 4 we have the Hyperbiotics Pro-15 Probiotic and as the name implies, the probiotic contains 15 different probiotic strains with over 5 billion CFUs per capsule.
Out of all the probiotic strains included in the probiotic blend one of my personal favorites is L. Acidophilus, which is also included in my personal favorite probiotic, the Physician’s Choice.
The reason I really like this strain is because of how effective it is when it comes to treating digestive problems like leaky gut, IBS and IBD.
The probiotic is also shelf stable and is free of all allergens including dairy, soy and gluten. It’s also shelf stable, which is another plus.
The only problem I have with this probiotic is its low CFU dosage at only 5 billion, which in my opinion is not optimal and therefore a probiotic with a higher CFU count would be a much better pick. (Read our Hyperbiotics Probiotic Review)
DrFormulas is an interesting probiotic as it only contains a single strain called Saccharomyces Boulardii, which seems to be very effective with treating digestive discomfort.
The total healthy bacteria count per capsule is 10 billion CFUs, which is unfortunately again on the lower side.
The recommended dosage is a single capsule daily, ideally consumed on an empty stomach with some water.
I’m also happy to say that this probiotic is shelf stable and thus requires no refrigeration, it’s also allergen free, which is a plus.
In my opinion, this is a solid probiotic with a proven strain for treating digestive disorders, however it definitely deserves the last place on the list, as it has a low CFU count and also only has a single strain.
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Spring Valley is another great option that you should consider:
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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.