By Probiotics Expert: Dr. Raga
WHAT IS COSTCO PROBIOTIC?
Probiotics are live microorganisms which
are known to have beneficial impact to
the body. It comes from the Latin suffix
“pro” (meaning for) and Greek word “bios”
Costco is a members-only warehouse
that offers varieties of selection for
merchandise. Costco probiotics does not
refer to a single one, but one of the many
different probiotics they sell.
Costco probiotics are probiotic
supplements which are able to perform
vital functions such as strengthening and
enhancing immune function. It can also
be used for constipation and fatigue.
Costco probiotics are non-FDA reviewed
or approved, natural alternatives.
Like most of the probiotics,these aid in repopulating the
good bacteria in the digestive tract.
Multi-strain probiotic which contains 16 different strains
and a total of 32 billion active probiotic cells.
These probiotics feature specific non-gas forming
prebiotic fiber which is known as fructooligosaccharide.
Some of the health benefits of iFlora are supporting
digestive health by maintaining healthy intestinal lining,
normal digestion, and absorption. It promotes regular
bowel movements. Thus, it helps in preventing
constipation and diarrhea. Lastly, it strengthens the
immune system, integrity of the skin, and urinary tract
2. Chewable probiotics
A probiotic supplement which contains 3 strains of
friendly bacteria. These are Bifidobacterium lactis,
Lactobacillus acidophilus, and Lactobacillus salivarius.
Total amount of probiotics in this product is 5 billion CFU
Other ingredients included are Milk, Xylitol, natural
raspberry flavor, cranberry fruit powder, stearic acid,
silicon dioxide, and magnesium stearate.
Some of the beneficial health uses of chewable
probiotics are promoting digestion and immune function.
3. Friendly Force Probiotics
A probiotic supplement which is grown on a rice base.
Then, it is frozen-dried into dormant state. This is what
makes it shelf stable (not needing refrigeration).
Contains 150+ billion active cultures and 6 strains of
probiotic bacteria. Strains included are as L.
bulgaricus, L.plantarum, L.paracasei, L.rhamnosus,
L.salivarius, and S.thermophilus.
It promotes digestion and absorption. Also, it is ideal
for support of body cleansing. Additionally, it
strengthens the immune system function.
Do not contain gluten and dairy.
A probiotic supplement which is formulated with six
strains of Bifidobacterium and three strains of
Includes the probiotic strains L. acidophilus, L.
rhamnosus, L. gasseri. B. bifidum, B. longum, B.
longum, B. infanits, B. breve and B. Lactis.
Has 3 billion cells per capsule.
Aids in obtaining balance of the intestinal
Also, it improves digestive function.
5. Colon Green Probiotics
A probiotic product which features Lactospore
probiotics and Lactobacillus acidophilus.
Formulated with a colon care formula that involves
the use of Psyllium, a gentle and bulk-forming kind
of seed husk which is a source of fiber.
Coated with Lactobacillus sporogenes which
protects the probiotics and enables it to reach
Its benefits include promoting normal digestion,
absorption, and elimination. Aside from that, this
helps in removing toxins from the body.
6. truNature Digestive Probiotic
A probiotic capsule product which contains 10
billion live active bacteria cultures. Also, this
probiotic is incorporated with prebiotic fiber.
Contains Lactobacillus Acidophilus and
Features a low moisture vegetarian capsule which
aids in extending its shelf life
Some of its health benefits are replenishing the
digestive system’s friendly bacteria, maintaining
digestive health, preventing antibiotic-therapy side
effects, improving the immune system, and
promoting general well-being.
7. Culturelle Probiotics
One of the probiotic supplements that are promoted
and approved by pediatricians.
Known to be the first dairy-free Lactobacillus GG
probiotics which is available in the market today.
Contains 1 billion cells of Lactobacillus GG
Aids in digestive health and immune system
Proven to be safe and effective in kids, even in
MY FAVORITE PROBIOTIC
8. Probacto Probiotic
Probacto is my favorite probiotic, but it is not
currently sold in Costco locations.
Probacto is the best probiotic that I have ever
run into. They use multiple strains and they are
spore forming so they can last while not
refrigerated. They do not use cheap bacteria, but
expensive ones such as B. Subtilis.
Probacto also contains prebiotics to help
stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria in
Probacto contains digestive enzymes to assist in
Probacto is enteric coated and made to be slow
release so it will release in your gut gradually.
The medical field has been contributing more and
more advances in the treatment and promotion of
health. One of these contributions is the amount of
probiotic products that are produced nowadays.
With the latest technology, different probiotic
products are formulated with very beneficial
bacteria which may be a great help in the relief of
some digestive symptoms and improvement of the
immune system. Though there are still mixed
results in the studies conducted about the health
benefits of probiotics, these are still widely known
as a complimentary part of diseases treatment.