Califia Farms Probiotic Drinkable Yogurt

For users who want a dairy-free probiotic option, Califa Farms produces yogurt that is almond and coconut based. They ferment these ingredients with their proprietary Califia Culture Blend meaning you get over ten billion CFU (colony thriving units – a microbiology term that means the number of viable bacteria in a given sample). It comes in a convenient grab-and-go bottle so that you can get your daily allotment easily. There are many flavors to choose from, including mango, passion fruit, and strawberry. All of the flavors are low in sugar content, are non-GMO, and are gluten and vegan-friendly.

Pros

  • Boasts 10 billion CFU for every serving
  • Several flavors to choose from
  • Non-GMO, gluten and dairy-free
  • Low calorie
  • 3 probiotic strains

Cons

  • Not yet evaluated by the EDA
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Activia Vanilla Probiotic Yogurt

This yogurt boasts a powerful probiotic strain – Bifidus Regularis – an exclusive probiotic culture that improves immune function and digestion. Their yogurt tubs come available in snack sizes so that they can be consumed throughout the day with any meal. They are also ideal for packing in kids’ lunch boxes for school, with two a day suggested to promote a regular, healthy digestion. Activia produces several flavors beyond vanilla, including lactose-free versions and options with real fruit mixed in. Popular flavors include but are not limited to: blueberry, mango, peach, strawberry, cherry, banana, and honey.

Pros

  • A wide assortment of flavors to choose from
  • Low-fat options available
  • Easily packed for meals throughout the day

Cons

  • Consumption suggested only twice daily
  • Unclear on how many CFU per tub

Activia is one of the most respected names in the probiotic industry and arguably the best probiotic yogurt available on the market today.

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Yogourmet Probiotic Yogurt Starter

Some people prefer to make their yogurt directly, and with Yogourmet Probiotic Yogurt Starter, vegans and those that are lactose intolerant can do just that. Don’t be put off by the 1980s style packaging, this brand has been building an enviable reputation.

With 3-4 cups of yogurt in each probiotic packet, their batch will last for a while. The batches contain an array of live cultures: Bifidobacterium Longum, Lactobacillus Casei, Streptococcus Thermophilus, Lactobacillus Bulgaricus, and Lactobacillus Acidophilus.

Pros

  • 5 probiotic strains
  • Users can customize the yogurt for their specific dietary needs
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Users must purchase Yogourmet yogurt maker
  • 12-15 hours needed per batch
  • Unclear how many CFUs per batch
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Bulgarian Yogurt Starter

Another probiotic that works best for the DIYer, Bulgarian Yogurt Starter produces a brand that has 100% potency of streptococcus thermophilus and actobacillus bulgaricus guaranteed. These strains have been proven to be effective at gut flora promotion and are known for surviving the most intense conditions inside the body when under attack by natural acids. Additionally, there are no artificial sweeteners or flavors, no preservatives, and it is completely gluten-free. One starter packet contains two liters of yogurt for your daily needs.

Pros

  • Two probiotic strains
  • 100% gluten-free
  • 100% potency guaranteed
  • Contains no artificial sweeteners, flavors, or preservatives

Cons

  • Unclear how many CFU per tub
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Nancy’s Probiotic Whole-Milk Yogurt

With probiotic strains like B. lactis BB-12 and L. acidophilus LA-5 included in the list of ingredients, Nancy’s Probiotic Whole-Milk Yogurt has been formulated for those serious about the benefits of a probiotic diet. This thick yogurt is perfect for adding to hemp seeds, chia seeds, and prebiotic fiber.

Recent research studies have shown how high-fat milk consumption results in fewer cases of obesity when compared to those that are not consuming high-fat dairy. One of the advantages to whole-milk yogurt is that additives and thickeners, which are commonly found in non-fat and low-fat yogurts, are not included.

Pros

  • Low in fat content
  • Creamy and light
  • Excellent source of lean protein

Cons

  • Flavor is a bit tart
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Brown Cow Whole Milk Yogurt

This yogurt is made with maple syrup and cane sugar and is void of any growth hormones, artificial sweeteners or flavors. It also features five live cultures:  L. bulgaricus, S. thermophilus, Bifidus, L. acidophilus, and L. paracasei. There are several flavors available, plus the yogurt is organic, gluten-free, and non-GMO.

Pros

  • Uses whole milk for a richer taste
  • Comes with non-GMO verified seal
  • Contains five live cultures

Cons

  • Flavor may be mild for something
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