UTI also known as a Urinary Tract Infection takes place in any part of your urinary system, your kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra – unfortunately, us women are at an even greater risk of developing UTI.
One of the main causes for UTI is a bacterial imbalance, more specifically, it’s caused by the bacterium Escherichia coli.
The benefits of probiotics come into play at exactly this point, as probiotics contain numerous beneficial bacteria, which according to the research help detox the body of the harmful bacteria that lead to conditions like UTI.
Today we’ll take a look at my personal top 5 FAVORITE probiotics for UTI treatment.
BEST UTI Probiotic Reviews
First, let’s start off with my personal favorite probiotic, the Physician’s Choice 60 Billion Probiotic, the reason this is my favorite probiotic out of the dozens of different probiotics that I’ve tested is that it has a very nice probiotic blend of 10 strains, with a healthy bacteria count of 60 CFUs.
But something that I love even more is the fact that the probiotic contains an organic prebiotic blend alongside probiotics and in my opinion that’s one of the main reasons why this probiotic is so effective.
In my opinion, it’s because prebiotics have been proven to dramatically increase the gut’s ability to absorb probiotics, which obviously leads to greater health benefits.
According to the directions, it’s recommended that you take a single capsule daily, ideally on an empty stomach.
The Physician’s Choice Probiotic is also shelf-stable, requires no refrigeration, and is free of dairy, gluten, and soy. Hands down the TOP pick on this list.
Up next we have the Vitamin Bounty Probiotic and Prebiotic for Women, keep in mind that men can take this probiotic too – the only reason that it’s called Women’s Probiotic is because it’s designed specifically for urinary tract health, thus it’s a good choice for UTI treatment.
The probiotic itself is not as potent as something like the Physician’s Choice probiotic, as it only has 10 billion CFUs per serving, the 10 billion CFUs come from 5 different probiotic strains.
The probiotic is also gluten, dairy and soy free, as well as GMP certified, which is another added bonus.
The recommended dosage is two capsules daily, before a meal with some water – personally I’m not the biggest fan of taking multiple capsules per day, as it’s just unnecessary work and I prefer to only take one.
Up next we have Probiotics Pearls Complete Digestive Health supplement, these contain 1 billion CFUs per capsule coming from 2 different probiotic strains, these include L. Acidophilus and B. Longum.
Even though the CFU count is quite low and the probiotic only has 2 probiotic strains, it still has quite a lot of positive reviews, especially for treating infections.
The recommended dosage is a single capsule per day on an empty stomach, but feel free to increase that if you feel like you’re not experiencing any benefits.
In terms of the allergens, I’m going to have to disappoint you and say that the probiotics Pearls do contain milk, soy and fish – which can be a big problem for people with allergies, so be careful. (Click here to read the full review of Probiotic Pearls)
If you ask me, this probiotic is good for very very mild UTIs, personally I’d suggest going with the Physician’s Choice probiotic instead of this one. (Feel free to read all my probiotic reviews here)
Coming in at number 4 we have the UP4 Probiotic, which is 100% vegan and free of dairy, gluten, and soy – which is a good thing to see.
The actual CFU count is 5 billion healthy bacteria, coming from 2 probiotic strains, which include:
- Lactobacillus acidophilus
- Bifidobacterium longum
As we know, Lactobacillus acidophilus is extremely beneficial for treating infections, so it’s a great strain to see, however I’m a bit disappointed about the CFU count, as it does seem quite low.
The recommended daily dosage is a single capsule per day, ideally taken half an hour before a meal on an empty stomach.
Last but not least, we have Jarro Dophilus EPS probiotic which contains 5 billion CFU and 8 different probiotic strains, which is very nice to see.
Out of the strains included I’m a big fan of Pediococcus acidilactici and Lactobacillus rhamnosus, as both are super beneficial for the bladder and intestine cells.
The recommended daily dose according to the directions is 1-2 capsules per day, ideally with a bit of water and 30 minutes before a meal.
I really liked the fact that a single box contains 120 capsules, which is super good, as that will last you 2-4 months, which is quite a while.
The probiotic unfortunately contains both milk and soy, which is a big NO NO for those struggling with allergies. Click here to read my full Jarrow Dophilus Review.
BEST Probiotics for UTI Summary
Overall, from the entire list the best option in terms of value for money is by FAR the Physician’s Choice Probiotic, I’ve been using it for a while now and no matter, which probiotic I try I always end up coming back to the Physician’s Choice probiotic.
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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.