Try these gut-health products to alleviate issues such as diarrhea, IBS, constipation and lactose intolerance.

Natural Factors Relief Biotic

This formulation contains four probiotic strains with demonstrated efficacy against gut issues. Two strains, Lactobacillus rhamnosus R0011 and Lactobacillus helveticus R0052, reduce the duration of antibiotic-associated diarrhea. Two others, Enterococcus faecium R0026 and Bacillus subtilis R0179, have been studied in 23 clinical trials and found to mitigate symptoms associated with chronic diarrhea and IBS. 

Health Plus Prebiotic Formula

Often lost in the hype about probiotics is mention of the food source the friendly bacteria rely on to survive. Called prebiotics, they’re a good idea when you’re looking for general GI tract upkeep. This formulation contains a gram’s worth of four prebiotic sources: inulin, FOS, burdock root and arabinogalactan bark. It also contains a few generic probiotic species and ingredients for additional digestive support. 

Nordic Naturals Nordic Flora Probiotic Comfort

This blend of 15 billion CFUs worth of 13 probiotic strains has been shown to promote regularity as well as alleviate gas, bloating and constipation. One strain in particular, Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, was found to relieve discomfort related to lactose intolerance. It also contains a prebiotic lunch box for the friendly bacteria to munch on. Plus, it requires no refrigeration, making it ideal for travel. 

Country Life Kids Care Probiotic

Here’s a good way for your child to benefit from probiotics. Nine probiotic species, prebiotics and eight different real fruits in naturally flavored chewable wafers make a tasty way for your child to board the probiotic train and boost overall digestive and immune health. 

Herb Pharm Better Bitters

So-called bitters are a recent supplement innovation. These tinctures jump-start your digestive juices, because when your taste buds detect the bitter taste, the body produces bile and other gastric juices. Just squirt a dropperful into your mouth (or into a bit of water if you prefer) about 10 minutes before a meal to help you better digest your foods. Comes in four yummy (albeit bitter) flavors.