Doctors Best Probiotic Review (Lowest Rated)
In the last few months, I have tried almost every single vegan-friendly probiotic supplement product on the market in an attempt to discover which is the best at relieving the painful symptoms of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) such as abdominal bloating, gas and irregular bowel movements.
It is hard for vegans like myself to find a way of getting the probiotics essential for digestion and digestive health, as probiotics are usually in dairy foods, although thankfully I have managed to find many probiotic supplements that are suitable for vegans.
As I think that I have now tried every supplement available, this will be my last vegan probiotic review for now until I hear about some more! This supplement is called Doctor’s Best Probiotic (not to be confused with Dr Stern), and came recommended by many people online as an effective way to combat the symptoms of IBS. (1)
What is Doctor’s Best ?
Doctor’s Best is a US company that was founded in 1990 and offers over 200 different nutritional supplements.
The company is heavily focused on science and scientifically-proven ingredients that are thoroughly lab-tested and manufactured in cGMP-certified facilities.
Although the company as a whole is very well-regarded, and their range of products is vast, this review will be focusing on just their Probiotic capsules product.
Doctor’s Best Digestive Probiotic Ingredients
Unlike other probiotic products that I have reviewed, this product only has one probiotic strain - Bacillus coagulans.
However, as this is one of the most common and popular strains in probiotic supplements (due to its positive effects on diarrhea and abdominal bloating).
This can be beneficial if bacillus coagulans works particularly well for you, as there is such a high concentration of this strain in this product.
The manufacturer recommends taking one capsule a day. At only 2 Billion CFUs, the product is certainly not one of the stronger that I have tried. However, it is certainly suitable for vegans, and free of GMOs, gluten and soy.
Doctor’s Best Digestive Probiotic Reviews
Before ordering this product for myself, I checked out online user reviews to see what others were saying about it. There weren’t as many reviews on this products as there were on other probiotic supplements like Naturenetics Probiotics and Mary Ruth's Liquid Probiotic.
However the majority of reviewers on Amazon gave the product five stars, with claims that the product improved their digestion without causing any side effects on the stomach. However, a few reviewers reported lack of effects or only mild effects.
Overall, I was a little underwhelmed by the Doctor’s Best Probiotic supplement. Despite taking the maximum dose of one capsule a day, results were more minimal than a lot of the other supplements that I have tried for IBS. Bloating and diarrhea was reduced a little, but not by a huge amount - perhaps this was due to only having one probiotic strain rather than multiple. (2)
On the plus side, the capsules are very easy to swallow, and I experienced no side effects whatsoever. This product was better than some I have tried which seemed to be scams, however, it didn’t match up to expectations. I decided to place Doctor’s Best Probiotic on my Best Vegan Probiotics of 2020 list, but in last place.