Be Shelf-Stable No Refrigeration Needed: Make sure your probiotic supplement has soil-based probiotics and is shelf-stable, meaning it doesn’t need to be refrigerated. Ideally you want your probiotic to have a shelf-life of 2 years.†
High CFU Count: Choose a probiotic brand that has a higher number of probiotics, from at least 40 billion to 75 billion per serving.†
Strain Diversity: Select a probiotic supplement that has at least 15 or more probiotic strains, such as Bacillus coagulans, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium and Streptococcus thermophilus strains.
Survivability: Look for formulas that are in delayed release capsules such as DRcaps that protects the probiotics from stomach acid; or at least have MAKTrek in their formula.
Prebiotics: To support the growth of probiotics once they get into your system, it is essential that prebiotics are also included in the formula.