Probiotics: Klaire Labs Offerings

This is a quick reference on my opinions of their offerings suitability for CFS based upon the model that I am using. I could not find almost no strain information which automatically makes their benefits “fuzzy”.  An excellent probiotic is a 10 Star (General Biotics Equilibrium), Prescript Assist, Symbioflor-1 and 2, Mutaflor are around 8 stars. The recommendations are partially based on reader surveys of how they responded.

While I have advocate a few lactobacillus in the past, I prefer to see the ratio of good Lactobacillus to Bifidobacterium to be 1:4 (no more than 20% by CFU of Lactobacillus). Lactobacillus reduces most other of the low species seen in CFS patients.

  • ABX Support 1 Stars
    • Saccharomyces boulardii 5 BCFU
    • Lactobacillus rhamnosus, 2.5 BCFU
    • Bifidobacterium bifidum,  1.25 BCFU
    • Bifidobacterium breve 1.25 BCFU
  • SACCHAROMYCES BOULARDII 0 Stars — see this post
    • Saccharomyces boulardii
  • THER-BIOTIC® COMPLETE 1 Stars
    • Lactobacillus rhamnosus 6.0+ billion CFUs
    • Bifidobacterium bifidum 5.0+ billion CFUs
    • Lactobacillus acidophilus 3.0+ billion CFUs
    • Lactobacillus casei 2.5+ billion CFUs
    • Lactobacillus plantarum 2.0+ billion CFUs
    • Lactobacillus salivarius 2.0+ billion CFUs
    • Bifidobacterium longum 1.0+ billion CFUs
    • Streptococcus thermophilus 1.0+ billion CFUs
    • Lactobacillus bulgaricus 1.0+ billion CFUs
    • Lactobacillus paracasei 0.5+ billion CFUs
    • Bifidobacterium lactis 0.5+ billion CFUs
    • Bifidobacterium breve 0.5+ billion CFUs
  • THER-BIOTIC® D  0 Stars
    • Lactobacillus rhamnosus (2.0 X 1010 CFUs)
    • Lactobacillus casei (2.0 X 1010 CFUs)
    • Bifidobacterium bifidum (1.0 X 1010 CFUs)
  • BIOSPORA 4 Stars
    • Bacillus coagulans
    • B. subtilis
  • CULTURELLE 4 Stars – the only one with the actual strain listed
    • Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG 10 BCFU  see this post
  • L. ACIDOPHILUS 0 Stars
    • Lactobacillus acidophilus 3 BCFU
  • LACTOPRIME™ PLUS 1 Stars
    • Lactobacillus species 19+ billion CFUs*
    • Lactobacillus rhamnosus
    • Lactobacillus acidophilus
    • Lactobacillus brevis
    • Lactobacillus casei
    • Lactobacillus plantarum
    • Lactobacillus salivarius
    • Latobacillus paracasei
    • Bifidobacterium species 6+ billion CFUs*
    • Bifidobacterium bifidum
    • Bifidobacterium infantis
    • Bifidobacterium longum
    • Bifidobacterium lactis
    • Bifidobacterium breve
  • PRO-5® 1 Stars
    • Lactobacillus rhamnosus 9.4+ billion CFUs
    • Bifidobacterium bifidum 6.3+ billion CFUs
    • Lactobacillus acidophilus 6.3+ billion CFUs
    • Streptococcus thermophilus 1.5+ billion CFUs
    • Lactobacillus bulgaricus 1.5+ billion CFUs
  • PROBIOTIC COMPLEX 1 Stars
    • Lactobacillus acidophilus 2.5+ billion CFUs
    • Bifidobacterium bifidum 2.5+ billion CFUs
  • PRODEGIN™ chewable probiotic blend   0 Stars
    • NOT recommended if you have Sjorgen Syndrome, see this post
    • Lactobacillus acidophilus
    • Lactobacillus rhamnosus
    • Lactobacillus salivarius
    • Lactobacillus paracasei
    • Lactobacillus plantarum
  • THER-BIOTIC® CHILDREN’S CHEWABLE 0 Stars
    • NOT recommended if you have Sjorgen Syndrome, see this post
    • Lactobacillus acidophilus
    • Lactobacillus rhamnosus
    • Lactobacillus salivarius
    • Lactobacillus paracasei
  • THER-BIOTIC® DETOX SUPPORT 1 Stars
    • Lactobacillus rhamnosus 20+ billion CFUs
    • Lactobacillus casei 20+ billion CFUs
    • Bifidobacterium bifidum 10+ billion CFUs
  • THER-BIOTIC® FACTOR 1  0 Stars
    • Lactobacillus rhamnosus 20 BCFU
  • THER-BIOTIC® FACTOR 4  4 Stars
    • Bifidobacterium bifidum 4+ billion CFUs
    • Bifidobacterium longum 3+ billion CFUs
    • Bifidobacterium lactis 2+ billion CFUs
    • Bifidobacterium breve 1+ billion CFUs
  • THER-BIOTIC® FACTOR 6  1 Stars
    • Bifidobacterium longum
    • Lactobacillus acidophilus
    • Lactobacillus rhamnosus
    • Bifidobacterium bifidum
    • Bifidobacterium lactis
    • Lactobacillus paracasei
  • THER-BIOTIC® SENIOR FORMULA 1 Stars
    • Lactobacillus acidophilus
    • Lactobacillus plantarum
    • Lactobacillus rhamnosus
    • Bifidobacterium lactis
    • Lactobacillus gasseri
    • Bifidobacterium breve
    • Bifidobacterium longum
  • THER-BIOTIC® SENIOR FORMULA 2 Stars
    • Bifidobacterium species 18+ billion CFUs *
    • Bifidobacterium infantis
    • Bifidobacterium longum
    • Bifidobacterium breve
    • Bifidobacterium bifidum
    • Bifidobacterium lactis
    • Lactobacillus species 7+ billion CFUs *
    • Lactobacillus acidophilus
    • Lactobacillus rhamnosus
    • Lactobacillus gasseri
    • Lactobacillus casei
    • Lactobacillus plantarum
  • THER-BIOTIC® WOMEN’S FORMULA 0 Stars
    • Lactobacillus species 20+ billion CFUs *
    • Lactobacillus acidophilus
    • Lactobacillus brevis
    • Lactobacillus rhamnosus
    • Lactobacillus gasseri
    • Lactobacillus casei
    • Lactobacillus salivarius
    • Lactobacillus plantarum
    • Bifidobacterium species 5+ billion CFUs *
    • Bifidobacterium bifidum
    • Bifidobacterium breve
    • Bifidobacterium longum
  • VITAL-10® 0 Stars
    • Lactobacillus acidophilus 1.85+ billion CFUs *
    • Bifidobacterium bifidum 0.70+ billion CFUs *
    • Lactobacillus bulgaricus,
    • Lactobacillus rhamnosus,
    • Lactobacillus brevis,
    • Lactobacillus casei,
    • Lactobacillus salivarius,
    • Lactobacillus plantarum,
    • Streptococcus thermophilus,
    • Bifidobacterium lactis
  • VITAL-DOPHILUS PLUS  0 Stars
    • Lactobacillus acidophilus 2.5+ billion CFUs *
    • Lactobacillus rhamnosus 2.5+ billion CFUs *
  • VITAL-IMMUNE BIOTIC®  0 Stars
    • Lactobacillus rhamnosus 2.0+ billion CFUs *
    • Lactobacillus casei 1.5+ billion CFUs *
    • Lactobacillus acidophilus 1.0+ billion CFUs *
    • Bifidobacterium longum 0.5+ billion CFUs *
  • VITAL-PLEX® 0.5 Stars
    • Lactobacillus acidophilus 1.25 BCFU
    • Lactobacillus rhamnosus 1.25 BCFU
    • Bifidobacterium bifidum 1.25 BCFU
    • Bifidobacterium lactis 1.25 BCFU