Dr. David Perlmutter, Board-Certified Neurologist, Fellow of the American College of Nutrition and author of Grain Brain, suggests 5 core species to look for in a probiotic: Lactobaccilus brevis, Bifidobacterium lactis, Bifidobacterium longum, Lactobaccilus plantarum. Different species live in different parts of the gut and do different jobs for your health, so this diversity is important.
A typical dosage of Lactobacillus acidophilus has 1 billion to 10 billion live organisms, split into 3 or 4 doses. For those severely ill, a much higher dose may be needed (50 billion live organisms or more per capsule). You health practitioner can help you decide the right dose for you.
Adrian is a Naturopathic Doctor, Health & Food Coach and Yoga Therapist. She combines over 15 years of education, training and experience into an integrative approach that helps clients recover from chronic illnesses and regain health.