Consumers have many choices in probiotic supplement formats including pills, capsules, powders, gummies, suppositories, and liquids.

Each option offers specific features that may be preferable. And as always, choosing the right supplement begins with selecting the appropriate probiotic strains that are clinically proven to target personal health concerns.

In a recent article for International Probiotics Association, I did a deep dive into the pros and cons of each format. See Probiotic Supplements: Delivery Formats

In addition, The Production and Delivery of Probiotics: A Review of a Practical Approach, which offers an excellent overview of manufacturing and delivery methods, is condensed for easier reading.

The results may surprise you. For example, gummies may be popular —not only among children— but the downsides extend beyond the sugar content. Gummies have a relatively high moisture content, which is detrimental for common probiotics such as lactobacilli and bifidobacteria.

Make sure to read the article before you shop for your next probiotic supplement.