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2 Probiotics That Actually Work

I’m frequently asked about what brand of probiotics I use, so I put together this short list. Here’s a more detailed ingredient comparison for you.

visbiomeKeep in mind that high caliber probiotics need to be refrigerated. If you’ve found a budget brand that has been stored in a non air-conditioned warehouse, shipped in a hot truck, and then stocked on shelves for several weeks, the probiotics are likely nonviable for the consumer.

The image here shows what comes inside every Visbiome box. It’s a handy temperature monitor to help customers know they’re getting probiotics that haven’t been ruined by exposure to heat.

The companies mentioned here take a number of precautions and extra steps to insure that their probiotics are alive and well by the time you receive them.

VSL #3 ($63)

vsl3

  • Pharmaceutical grade
  • 112.5 billion live lactic acid bacteria per capsule
  • Freeze dried to maintain viability
  • Highest available concentration of beneficial bacteria
  • Ships in a cooler with an ice-pack.
  • Must be refrigerated upon arrival.
  • Manufactured in Italy
  • Gluten free
  • As of 2016, product contains cornstarch and silicon dioxide

Visbiome ($52)

visbiome

  • Pharmaceutical grade
  • 112.5 billion live lactic acid bacteria per capsule
  • Freeze dried to maintain viability
  • Highest available concentration of beneficial bacteria
  • Ships in a cooler with an ice-pack.
  • Must be refrigerated upon arrival.
  • Flavored/unflavored powdered form (450 billion per packet)
  • Manufactured in USA
  • Gluten free
  • Does not contain cornstarch or silicon dioxide

How I Know My Probiotics Are Working

I can’t speak for everyone on this… but I can tell within 24-48 hours of ingesting the probiotics mentioned above that things have started to work. There’s a marked change in volume, consistency, and scent of the… excreta. I never really noticed any of these changes after trying store-bought brands.

Here are two addition resources for helping better understand if your probiotics are working:

 

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