My two main suggestions for choosing a good quality probiotic are:
1) Only buy brands from the refrigerator section in the store and keep in the refrigerator at home.
2) Buy a brand from a “practitioner only range”, rather than the commercial brands "directly off shelf" as advised by the shop staff. It may mean you have to make an appointment with a naturopath first but these professionals normally have the very best top-of-the-range brands available.
In Australia, I use a range called Metagenics, which contains 20 billion organisms per capsule.
I have had these links saved under my favourites for a while now and often refer to them. I have found them informative and useful.
You obviously know a lot about probiotics, so I include these links for others that may not:
(you may need to copy and paste the links?)
We have a yoghourt at home called Jalna. On the label it says it contains 200 million live cultures of friendly bacteria per serve but it does not say how much a serve is. I am lactose intolerant so I can’t eat it. A tablet or powder would be much easier.
Sick since 1998 – finally diagnosed 2003.
No drugs (last drugs were taken in 2005).
Healing myself thorough diet & natural methods.
Using plant derived MultiGest Enzymes capsules as part of diet.