The 2018 Digestion Supplements Awards

“It must have been something I ate.” Those words usually accompany a sudden onset of cramps, bloating, indigestion, or an otherwise upset stomach. But digestive health means more than reaching for a quick over-the-counter remedy. Taking care of our guts is a daily process, ensuring that we have a healthful mix of beneficial micro-organisms in our digestive tracts and an ample supply of nutrients to sustain them (and us).

We’ve selected these top natural products with effective ingredients to help keep your digestive system functioning efficiently.

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Combos & Innovations

Digestion Organic Essential Oil from Ancient Apothecary uses therapeutic-grade, certified-organic oils for maximum purity and potency, including peppermint, ginger, lemon, and fennel. Supports food digestion and maintenance of a healthy digestive tract.

Europharma Terry Naturally BosMed Intestinal Bowel Support helps relieve cramping and bloating. The softgels support the intestinal lining with boswellia, coriander, fennel, caraway, and peppermint.

Gaia Herbs Gas & Bloating capsules utilize natural vegetable charcoal, essential oils, fennel seed, and other herbs to quickly reduce gas and bloating after eating.

Molkosan Original Concentrated Whey Drink from A. Vogel is rich in lactic acid to help balance the digestive tract, stomach, and pancreas to help you lose weight while maintaining proper energy.

Mushroom Wisdom Super Lion’s Mane draws on this mushroom’s digestive-aid properties. Lion’s mane has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine to stimulate proper digestion.

Natural Vitality Calmful Gut takes the company’s award-winning Natural Calm and adds probiotic bacteria, the amino acid glutamine, and an enzyme blend to help ensure healthy digestion and a balanced microbiome.

New Chapter Fermented Aloe Booster Powder combines aloe with peppermint, turmeric, coriander, and other herbs with a blend of probiotics. It can be added to smoothies, dressings, or other mixes to aid digestion. The fermentation process enhances the delivery of aloe.

Vibrant Health Vibrant Flora Improved Bowel Support contains fermentable fibers, eight strains of probiotic bacteria, and other nutrients for improved digestion, bowel health, and regularity.

Probiotics

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics Original from Essential Formulas undergoes a three-year fermentation process based on ancient Japanese traditions. It includes 12 strains of probiotic bacteria, prebiotics to nourish the probiotics, and vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and amino acids to enhance digestion.

Flora Udo’s Choice Super 8 Hi-Potency Probiotic includes eight strains of beneficial bacteria. The high level of L. acidophilus helps maintain proper yeast balance in the body. It’s a great choice for travelers to help maintain healthy flora while away from home.

Just Thrive Probiotic & Antioxidant contains healthful bacteria that are chosen for their ability to survive the stomach and thrive in the body’s digestive tract. That includes Bacillus indicus HU36, which produces critical antioxidants.

Here’s the Skinny from Lovebug Probiotics aids digestion, metabolism, and weight loss by restoring healthful bacteria. Helps relieve constipation, diarrhea, and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome while boosting energy and mood.

Homeopathy

Dr. King’s Aquaflora Probiotic Restoration Lower GI addresses intestinal discomfort, including diarrhea, abdominal tenderness, bloating, cramps, gas, constipation, nausea, hemorrhoids, irritated bowel, and other ills.

For Kids

Garden of Life Dr. Formulated Probiotics Organic Kids+ 5 is a chewable supplement to support children’s digestive and immune systems. Includes 14 probiotic strains as well as fiber and vitamins C and D.

Digestive Enzymes

BioActive Nutrients Digestive Enzymes offer a comprehensive enzyme blend for proper digestion of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. It promotes maximum absorption of nutrients.

Carlson Serrapeptase is a natural enzyme derived from silkworms. Digestive support is one of many benefits that include increased joint function and an immunity boost.

Prebiotics

NOW Foods Prebiotic Fiber with Fibersol-2 is a soluble fiber powder made from non-GMO corn that can help manage hunger and promote a feeling of fullness for up to two hours after a meal. It helps maintain regularity and supports normal glucose levels.

Prebiotin Prebiotic Fiber helps correct leaky gut and dysbiosis (an unhealthy balance of gut bacteria). The gluten-free powder mixes easily into any beverage.

Wakunaga Kyo-Green Sprouts Blend combines organic sprouted ancient grains, beans, seeds, spirulina algae, and greens to form a powdered prebiotic drink mix to aid digestion.