What is the Best Probiotic Supplement?

8 of the Most Reputable Probiotic Brands

  1. MegaFlora from MegaFoods
  2. Flora from Innate Response
  3. Ultimate Flora Probiotics from Renew Life
  4. Garden Of Life’s Primal Defense Ultra
  5. Custom Probiotics CP-1 from Immunecare.co.uk
  6. Optibac Probiotics extra Strength from optibacprobiotics.co.uk
  7. ProbioMax DF from Xymogen
  8. HMF Neuro Probiotics by Genestra (Rockwell Nutrition)


Let’s look at each of these in more detail, to find the best probiotic supplement for you!

MegaFlora from MegaFoods (20 and 50 billion CFUs, 14 strains) – Super Strong Probiotic (organic farm food based)!


What are the benefits? Who is it for? This is the best probiotic supplement for gluten sensitive, vegans and environmentally conscious people, as these products contain organic farm fresh food sources that have been treated with care.

Flora from Innate Response (available in 3 different strengths from 5-200 billion CFUs, 14 strains) – Another Effective Multi-strain Probiotic!

flora probiotic

  1. Flora 5 billion CFUs, 14 strains is formulated to repopulate and promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the small and large intestine. Supporting the beneficial microflora of the digestive system, Flora 5-14 contains only naturally occurring non-competing flora in a non-dairy food base
  2. Flora 50 billion CFUs, 14 strains = same formula as the 5-14, just clinical strength, if you need a bit of extra help to re-balance the flora in your gut.
  3. Flora 200 billion CFUs, 14 strains = Effective higher potencies of a combination of probiotic strains to effectively repopulate the complete digestive tract.

What are the benefits?/ Who is it for? Great as support during an intense 7 day detox program for instance or when your immunity is severely compromised due to inflammatory conditions of the bowels.

Ultimate Flora Probiotics from Renew Life (available in strengths from 15-100 billion, 14 strains) – Yet Another Potent Probiotic by one of America’s leading authorities on digestive issues!

ultimate flora probiotic

Who is it for? Like some of the Innate Response Probiotics these ones are a maximum-strength probiotic formula to help relieve complex digestive isssues.

Opting for the Renew Life range gives you peace of mind, as the founder is one of the America’s leading authorities on natural digestive health.

Custom Probiotics CP-1 from Immunecare.co.uk (78 billion CFUs, 5 strains) – This is the Best Probiotic Supplement for Clearing Skin & Allergy Issues (UK)


What are the benefits?/ Who is it for? People with skin issues, allergies, and those who want to target specifically a Candida overgrowth is their gut.

Custom Probiotics CP1 is hypo-allergenic, uses 5 superior tried and tested strains of acid resistant microorganisms, such as L. Acidophilus, L.Rhamnosus,L. Plantarum, B. Lactis and B. Bifidum, which are specifically helpful to the small and large intestines.

Optibac Probiotics extra Strength from optibacprobiotics.co.uk (20 billion CFUs) – Another Outstanding UK Probiotics Specialist Provider – one that I have tried myself (read my review here, if you’re interested).

optibac probiotic

What are the benefits?/ Who is it for? Again, anyone with an impaired immune system, under a lot of stress or suffering from digestive disorders (not ideal for vegans and people who are severely allergic to dairy though)

Garden Of Life’s Primal Defense Ultra (15 billion CFUs, 13 strains) – High Quality Broad Spectrum Soil Based Probiotics (US)

primal defense probiotic

What are the benefits?/ Who is it for? This is an ultimate high potency, broad-spectrum, soil-based, probiotic formula, which means that it contains a unique whole foods blend and particularly hardy beneficial microorganisms, promoting regular bowel movements.

ProbioMax DF from Xymogen (30 and 100 billion cfu, 4 strains) – Potent US Supplement

probio max probiotic

Who is it for? Again, an effective high strength Probiotic supplement, that helps you to re-balance the bacteria and yeast levels in your gut.

HMF Neuro Probiotics by Genestra (Rockwell Nutrition) (12 billion CFUs, L-Glutamin, FOS) – This is the Best Probiotic Supplement for Gluten- and Casein Intolerant people, those with Leaky Gut and Autistic People 

HMF probiotic

What are the benefits?/ Who is it for? This is a probiotic specifically developed for gluten and casein intolerant people including: Autism, ADHD, and Celiac.

HMF Neuro Capsules contain a fancy Lactobacillus (rhamnosus) which has been scientifically proven to break down wheat and dairy toxins and to have a positive effect on the barrier function of the intestinal cells.

These are quite a class of their own, and in my eyes pretty much seem like the best probiotic supplement currently on the market. It it aimed at effective at alleviating a lot of the excruciating lower abdomen discomforts that tend to go hand in hand with a gluten and casein intolerance, and also with a lot of Candida related problems.

They were derived from healthy cells of actual human intestinal walls. They also contain FOS (prebiotics) and L-Glutamin, which is a beneficial amino-acid that is essential to heal a leaky gut.

If you think you have a leaky gut, but you are not taking HMF or any other medication containing L-glutamin, you should look into taking L-glutamin powder separately. That is an avenue I am currently exploring.

Btw. I am not associated with any of these products, nor do I receive any money for recommending them. I have deliberately decided against this form of marketing, because I want you to trust me :-)

My advice is unbiased, and based only on my own experiences with probiotics and research.

Btw. thanks to Able & Raster in the helpful thecandidadiet.com forum who gave me their expert advice regarding what the best probiotic supplement might be. They pointed me to MegaFlora and HMF.

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    • legna

      Reply Reply May 18, 2013

      how do you get HMF Forte in the UK/ Europe?

      • Sandra

        Reply Reply May 28, 2013

        Hiya, as far as I know you cannot get HMF Forte in the UK/ Europe.

        That shouldn’t be a problem though. You can buy a different probiotic supplement and just buy FOS and L-glutamine separately. The effect is the same. In the UK I can for instance recommend Garden of life, CP1 Custom or Optobac. The addition of L-glutamine and FOS only makes sense once your candida levels are under control though, otherwise the FOS would be feeding the yeast which in turn would undermine the “repair” effect of the L-glutamine.

    • LORNE

      Reply Reply January 16, 2015

      Have you done research on other supplement and fish oils


      • Sandra

        Reply Reply March 9, 2015

        yes, and I am very happy with the ones I’m taking. Which ones were you specifically thinking of?
        I buy most of mine from higher nature, but I’m in the UK. There are comparable sources in the US as well — see the shop on my blog for inspiration: http://candidadietplan.com/candida-diet-plan-shop/

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