What are some quality probiotic supplements?


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Quality probiotic supplements include Align capsules, Florastor capsules, RepHresh Pro-B capsules, Dr. Frank Lipman's Be Well Probiotic Powder and Culturelle Digestive Health Probiotic Chewables, according to Women's Health. Many probiotic supplements contain two of the most researched bacterial strains, lactobacillus and bifidobacterium.

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Renew Life Ultimate Flora Critical Care capsules, NOW Foods Probiotic-10 capsules and Healthy Origins Probiotic capsules are the three highest quality supplements, according to LabDoor. An analysis of total bacteria and potential contaminants in 30 popular brand name supplements was used by LabDoor to create a quality ranking. Most of the tested products contained bacteria levels in excess of those stated on their labels. Chewable and gummy probiotics averaged 92 percent less beneficial bacteria than conventional products.

Probiotic supplements are also available for skin care, including Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Night Cream and Clinique Redness Solutions Makeup, notes Women's Health. Supplements come in pills, liquid shots and powders, and some must be kept chilled to maintain their effectiveness, Products with at least 20 billion live organisms per dose are the most effective, says certified health coach Jenny Sansouci. Supplements with more bacterial strains are not necessarily more healthy. Even people who get plenty of probiotics in their diet can take supplements because an overdose is highly unlikely.

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