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Lactobacillus Bulgaricus: A Probiotic Strain

Lactobacillus bulgaricus, also known as Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus is a member of the acidophilus group of lactic acid group of bacteria and Firmicutes phylum (1,2,3). Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus is one of the subspecies of Lactobacillus delbrueckii along with Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. lactis, Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. delbrueckii, and the more recently discovered subspecies’ indicus, jakobsenii, and sunkii (3,4). Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus is a Gram-positive, non-motile, non-spore forming, and rod-shaped bacterium, as are all Lactobacillus delbrueckii bacteria (1,4). The Lactobacillus delbrueckii bacteria are also

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Ultimate Flora Critical Care (Weight Loss)

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Ultimate Flora Critical Care

(Check out the Top Probiotics of 2019 here!) Ultimate Flora Critical Care  Overall Rating:          4.4/5 Ultimate Flora tested significantly higher than the majority of general probiotic blends. However, our lab results weren’t as positive as with BlueBiotics and we found

TruBiotics

 (Check out the Top Probiotics of 2017 here!) TruBiotics Overall Rating:          3.7/5 TruBiotics contains two types of well-documented probiotics, Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium animalis. Although more for individuals who are looking for their probiotic to address a very specific health

Raw Probiotics Ultimate Care

 (Check out the Top Probiotics of 2015 here!) Raw Probiotics Ultimate Care Overall Rating: 4.4 With an astounding 34 strains and the 100 Billion CFU count, this was a product that we were VERY excited to review! The results? For

GNC Ultra Probiotic Complex

  (Check out the Top Probiotics of 2015 here!) GNC Ultra Probiotic Complex 100 Overall Rating:          4.25/5 The first thing you might have noticed is that this complex claims to contain a CFU of 100 Billion! Unfortunately, this is just a

Florastor Probiotics

 (Check out the Top Probiotics of 2017 here!) Florastor Probiotics Overall Rating:          4.1/5 Consider these a probiotic sniper rifle for antibiotic-associated diarrhea. If you aren’t looking for any of the other health benefits of probiotics, this should be your weapon

Align Probiotic

 (Check out the Top Probiotics of 2017 here!) Align Probiotic Overall Rating:          3.9/5 Align makes absolutely amazing probiotics! Align contains only one probiotic culture, Bifidobacterium Infantis, which is both highly studied and effective. This particular strain

Capsules vs Yogurts

 (Check out the Top Probiotics of 2015 here!) How do probiotic yogurts measure up against probiotic capsules? Yogurt probiotics were the original source of probiotics to be studied scientifically. It was the finding that the probiotics within yogurt were associated

Probiotic Supplements

Probiotics are bacteria which are beneficial to your health that help maintain the natural, healthy balance of bacteria in your digestive system.   The normal human digestive tract contains about 400 types of probiotic bacteria that reduce the growth of

Vitamin Supplement Benefits

The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans identified calcium, vitamin D, dietary fiber, and potassium as nutrients of concern for inadequate intake in adults and children. All of these nutrients, except fiber, come packaged in a multivitamin. Fiber can be obtained

Culturelle Digestive Health Probiotic Chewables

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Nature’s Bounty Probiotic Acidophilus Tablets

(Check out the Top Probiotics of 2017 here!) Nature’s Bounty Overall Rating:          2.5/5 Nature’s Bounty Probiotic Acidophilus Tablets are a small supplement with one single strain of probiotic: Lactobacillus acidophilus. They contain a fair amount of live cultures considering the quality of their bottle as well as their encapsulation. The

Ultimate Flora Critical Care (Weight Loss)

 (Check out the Top Probiotics of 2015 here!) Ultimate Flora Critical Care 50 Billion Overall Rating:          4.5/5 Ultimate Flora tested significantly higher than the majority of general probiotic blends. However, our lab results weren’t as positive as with BlueBiotics and we found that the amounts of actual live and active

Ultimate Flora Critical Care

(Check out the Top Probiotics of 2019 here!) Ultimate Flora Critical Care  Overall Rating:          4.4/5 Ultimate Flora tested significantly higher than the majority of general probiotic blends. However, our lab results weren’t as positive as with BlueBiotics and we found that the amounts of actual live and active cultures were

TruBiotics

 (Check out the Top Probiotics of 2017 here!) TruBiotics Overall Rating:          3.7/5 TruBiotics contains two types of well-documented probiotics, Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium animalis. Although more for individuals who are looking for their probiotic to address a very specific health issue, TruBiotics does its job very well. Again, the test

Raw Probiotics Ultimate Care

 (Check out the Top Probiotics of 2015 here!) Raw Probiotics Ultimate Care Overall Rating: 4.4 With an astounding 34 strains and the 100 Billion CFU count, this was a product that we were VERY excited to review! The results? For the most part, quite positive! Of the 34 strains the

GNC Ultra Probiotic Complex

  (Check out the Top Probiotics of 2015 here!) GNC Ultra Probiotic Complex 100 Overall Rating:          4.25/5 The first thing you might have noticed is that this complex claims to contain a CFU of 100 Billion! Unfortunately, this is just a repetition of the same type of deception we have seen

Florastor Probiotics

 (Check out the Top Probiotics of 2017 here!) Florastor Probiotics Overall Rating:          4.1/5 Consider these a probiotic sniper rifle for antibiotic-associated diarrhea. If you aren’t looking for any of the other health benefits of probiotics, this should be your weapon of choice. It contains one potent, high quality strain. Florastor

Align Probiotic

 (Check out the Top Probiotics of 2017 here!) Align Probiotic Overall Rating:          3.9/5 Align makes absolutely amazing probiotics! Align contains only one probiotic culture, Bifidobacterium Infantis, which is both highly studied and effective. This particular strain has been shown to be very effective in addressing a

Capsules vs Yogurts

 (Check out the Top Probiotics of 2015 here!) How do probiotic yogurts measure up against probiotic capsules? Yogurt probiotics were the original source of probiotics to be studied scientifically. It was the finding that the probiotics within yogurt were associated with improved digestive function, nutrient uptake, and weight loss which