5 Best Probiotics For Adults

In my recent post My 5 Favorite Natural Ear Infection Remedies, I mentioned that I take a probiotic supplement as well as having my kids take a probiotic. Part of surviving with kids is keeping mom and dad healthy.

Edit: See my subsequent review My Top 4 Best Probiotics for Kids for my recommendations for probiotics for kids.

Periodically I check pricing and evaluate if I want to switch things up with any of my supplements. So I have done some comparison research on some of the best probiotics for adults.

First I will describe the criteria that I use to evaluate the probiotics, then I will provide information on 5 top rated probiotics available from amazon.com and finally I will share which probiotic I plan to purchase next for myself.

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Selection Criteria: What Is Important

The main 4 pieces of information that I look for when I compare probiotics are:.

  1. Number of Billions of CFU (colony forming units): From various research that I have done, I consider 10-20 Billion CFU to be the appropriate range for a daily or maintenance probiotic supplement for an adult. If someone has been taking antibiotics or has severe digestive issues such as IBS, the recommendations I have seen are 25-50 Billion CFU.
  2. Number of Strains: I prefer a minimum of 6 different strains of probiotics.
  3. If refrigeration is required: I prefer to keep all of my supplements on the same shelf, so I would prefer not to have to refrigerate my daily probiotics.
  4. Cost: There are many good quality supplements available for 15-30 cents per serving. I have noted pricing and per serving calculations in my review below based on today’s current pricing. The amazon link box on the right side of each product has the most current one-time purchase price and may vary slightly from what I listed.

Healthy Origins Probiotic 30 Billion

  1. This product contains 30 Billion CFU per serving. The serving size is 1 capsule.
  2. This product has 8 different strains of probiotics.
  3. Storage Instructions: “stable while refrigerated or stored at room temperature.”
  4. This product is available in a 60 Vcap bottle for the following current prices:
    1. One-time Purchase: $18.81 ($0.31/ Serving)
    2. Subscribe & Save 5%: $17.87 ($0.30 / Serving)
    3. Subscribe & Save 15%: $15.99 ($0.27 / Serving)

Other ingredients include Vegetable capsule (cellulose, water), microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable magnesium stearate, and silicon dioxide.

NOW Foods Probiotic-10

  1. This product contains 25 Billion CFU per serving. The serving size is 1 capsule.
  2. This product has 10 different strains of probiotics.
  3. Storage Instructions: “Keep refrigerated to maintain potency.”
  4. This product is available in a 50 vegetarian capsule bottle for the following current prices:
    1. Price: $13.79 ($0.28 / Serving)
    2. Price for Pack of 2: $24.91 ($0.25 / Serving)

Other ingredients include Cellulose Powder, Cellulose (capsule), FOS (fructooligosaccharides), Ascorbyl Palmitate and Silica.

Sedona Labs Iflora Multi-Probiotic Formula

  1. This product contains 32 Billion CFU per serving. The serving size is 2 capsules. This means that you can take half a serving for a daily dose and increase to a full serving for a high-potency dose.
  2. This product has 16 different strains of probiotics.
  3. Storage Instructions: “Store at room temperature away from heat and moisture.”
  4. This product is available in a 60 vegetarian capsule bottle for the following current prices:
    1. One-time Purchase: $15.40 ($0.26 / half serving)
    2. Subscribe & Save 5%: $17.39 ($0.29 / half serving)
    3. Subscribe & Save 15%: $15.56 ($0.26 / half serving)

Other ingredients include Vegetarian capsule (cellulose), vegetable starch, calcium silicate, and silica.

Puritan’s Pride Rapid Release Probiotic 10

  1. This product contains 20 Billion CFU per serving. The serving size is 2 capsules.
  2. This product has 10 different strains of probiotics.
  3. Storage Instructions: “Store unopened container at room temperature. Refrigerate after opening.”
  4. This product is available in a 120 rapid release capsule bottle for the following current prices:
    1. One-time Purchase: $15.57 ($0.26 / Serving)
    2. Subscribe & Save 5%: $14.79 ($0.25 / Serving)
    3. Subscribe & Save 15%: $13.23 ($0.22 / Serving)

Other ingredients include gelatin, dicalcium phosphate, silica, vegetable magnesium stearate. Contains milk ingredients.

Nutrition Now PB 8 Probiotic Acidophilus

  1. This product contains 14 Billion CFU per serving. The serving size is 2 capsules.
  2. This product has 8 different strains of probiotics.
  3. Storage Instructions: “Store in a cool dry place; best if refrigerated after opening.”
  4. This product is available in a 120 capsule bottle for the following current prices:
    1. Price for Original Formula: $13.75 ($0.23 / Serving)
    2. Price for Original Formula for Pack of 2: $23.90 ($0.20 / Serving)
    3. Price for Vegetarian Formula: $8.99 ($0.15 / Serving)

Other ingredients for the original formula include microcrystalline cellulose, inulin, magnesium stearate, silica, and capsule (gelatin, water).

Other ingredients for the vegetarian formula include microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, silica, and vegetarian capsule (cellulose, water).

So What Should You Choose?

The Sedona Labs product is what I have been taking at the Subscribe & Save 15% price of $15.56 ($0.26 / half serving). Given the much lower price for the Nutrition Now Vegetarian Formula price of $8.99 ($0.15 / Serving), I am going to give this product a spin next month, even though it is recommended to be refrigerated.

You may have some different priorities, so I encourage you use the information I have gathered to make your own decisions. These are all good, highly rated products that serve a variety of people very well.

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the comments section below. I would love to hear your experiences with probiotics for adults.

Amanda is the founder of Survival With Kids. She became a mother in 2009 with the birth of her oldest son. She is currently the mother of 4 kids (two boys and two girls) and has owned her fair share of car seats.
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8 Comments

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  2. stretch1942

    Hi. Your site look good. It got my interest right away. Very clean and each item is explained completely. I am at the age where I need this stuff so I enjoyed the site.

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    1. Amanda (Post author)

      Thanks for stopping by. Even though my site is geared toward kids, I’m hoping I can help adults sometimes too.

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  3. Angeline

    Thanks for the great review. Very well explained.
    Probiotics has made a positive impact on my life. I had chronic IBS and nothing worked for me. My husband actually recommended that I try probiotics and it did the trick. I no longer suffer from IBS. I feel much healthier. Everyone should take probiotics.
    Lately, there has been a lot of promotion about Kefir as a probiotic. What is your opinion of that?

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    1. Amanda (Post author)

      I have a friend who uses Kefir as his probiotic and likes it really well. I have tasted one brand and didn’t like it very well. I think it might be a bit of an acquired taste or maybe I need to try some different brands. Thanks for stopping by and for the comment!

      Reply
  4. Stella

    Thanks for this post Amanda! Our family don’t take probiotics but it’s seems a good idea as the kids seem to have digestion problems. Do you have any recommendation for kids? Thanks!

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    1. Amanda (Post author)

      Stella, thanks for your comment. I do have suggestions for kids. That is my next post. It should be ready in a couple of days. 🙂

      Reply
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