Finding the Right Probiotic Strain for You

Lactobacillus acidophilus. Say that five times fast. 


Probiotic strains can be intimidating – and while the names alone can leave you boggled, fully understanding the benefits of strains often gets overlooked on the crowded probiotics shelf.  Many people turn to probiotics because they’re looking for a specific benefit; they need digestive support, want to support their immunity, or may have specific women’s health concerns.* When it comes to strains, one size doesn’t fit all – the research behind individual strains shows that each one delivers a unique health benefit.

Here’s how some of the researched strains in Fortify® probiotics help you target specific needs.
Lactobacillus acidophilus La-14 - This strain provides general health support and has also been found to support women’s health.* You can find it, as well as others that provide similar benefits, in our Fortify 30 Billion and 50 Billion Women’s Probiotic.

Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 – Shown to support vaginal health, this strain is found in our Fortify Dual Action Urinary Health Probiotic.*

Bifidobacterium lactis BI-04® - Helps promote immune health and digestive balance, and is especially important to colon health in those 50 years and older.* Find it in our Fortify Age 50+ Probiotic in 30 Billion and 50 Billion versions. 

Bifidobacterium lactis HN019 – This strain promotes regularity and immune health and overall digestive function.* You can find it, as well as other strains that provide similar benefits, in our Fortify Age 50+ Probiotics 30 Billion Probiotic.

Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07® - Supports healthy immune function, and when combined with the Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM® can reduce the number of days absent from school in children.*‡  Find it in our Fortify Kids Probiotics.

Our Fortify 30 Billion and 50 Billion Daily Probiotics are formulated with many of these strains to give you more complete and total health benefits.

Find Your Probiotic

When you’re selecting a probiotic to meet your individual needs, go through the following steps.

1. Make sure every strain in the probiotic is clearly identified. If you’ve done your research, make sure the strains in the product deliver the benefits you’re seeking. Remember that many regular-use probiotics contain multiple strains to provide broad health benefits, but it doesn’t hurt to find specific strains to meet your specific needs. 

2. Choose a product from a trusted brand.  Make sure to buy your probiotic from a brand you can trust. Fortify Probiotics is part of the Nature’s Way Family of brands. Nature’s Way offers an extensive range of health-promoting products that have been carefully scrutinized and tested, and ensuring Good Manufacturing Practices. Fortify Probiotics contain researched strains and come with a potency guarantee, so you can always feel confident about our products.

3. Choose a probiotic from a brand that verifies the strains included in their products. In addition to guaranteeing potency at time of manufacture, Fortify goes one step further by DNA testing each strain we put in our products to ensure you’re getting the same exact strains listed on pack, verified down to the DNA level. Fortify is the first probiotic to DNA authenticate its strains via the TRU-ID process!

Feeling better about your ability to start the search for a stellar strain? Learn more about our lineup. 
‡ Research involved children between 3-5 years of age.

La-14®, BI-04®, Bi-07®, HN019TM and HN001TM are trademarks of DuPont.  La-14®, BI-04®, Bi-07®, HN019TM and HN001TM are used under license.

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
**Extra strength compared to Fortify 30 billion probiotic formulas.
†† Based on an IQVIA ProVoice survey of Primary Care Physicians, HOWARU B. lactis HN019 is the Doctor preferred probiotic strain for Regularity as compared to other strains in leading Probiotic brands, 52-week sales MULO, ending 11/3/2019; December 2019.*