6 Gut Health Supplements to Know

Jan 18, 2024 Digestion 5 MIN

6 Gut Health Supplements to Know

Over the last few years, interest in gut health has been on the rise. Informed consumers want to know the best ways to support their gut health, and Nature Made® is here to help. Our science-backed gut health supplements are specially formulated to aid digestion in many ways.

There's a lot to learn about supporting your gut, so we've put together a guide to help you make the right pick. Nature Made® is the #1 Pharmacist Recommended Vitamin & Supplement Brand*, and we source our gut health supplements from high-quality ingredients.

What is Gut Health?

Our digestive system, or our "gut," is an incredibly complex part of our body with effects that can radiate into every part of our day. A digestive system that feels clogged up can be the worst part of an already bad day, but when your gut is healthy, it's much easier to get done what needs doing.

Much of modern gut health focuses on what's known as the "gut microbiome." This is a collection of millions of micro bacteria that live in your digestive system, a mix of "good bacteria" and "bad bacteria" that all contribute to the body's digestion. Keeping a balanced gut microbiome is essential to gut health, and there are all sorts of different supplements for gut health that can help you along the way.

Types of Gut Health Supplements

Most gut health supplements can be fit into two categories: prebiotics and probiotics. Both of these categories have a lot to do with the gut microbiome! Check out this blog for a more in-depth breakdown of the difference between prebiotics and probiotics. In this article, we'll give you a more straightforward explanation of each.


Probiotics are, put simply, "good" gut bacteria. Our gut microbiome is incredibly complex and home to countless strains of bacteria that affect our digestion. Some of these bacteria help our digestion, and some harm it. Probiotics are the kind of bacteria that help us out, so we want more probiotic bacteria in our gut. That's why Nature Made offers probiotics, helping provide healthy bacteria for your gut microbiome. Probiotics are found in fermented foods like yogurt, miso, and pickles!


Prebiotics may sound similar to probiotics, but they're pretty different! The secret is in the "pre". Where probiotics are beneficial bacteria, prebiotic fiber is what those bacteria need in order to grow! Prebiotic fiber feeds the probiotic bacteria, helping grow the healthy bacteria in  your gut. More than 90% of women and 97% of men do not meet the recommended daily intake for dietary fiber, which is 31 g/day for men and 25 g/day for women.[1] Dietary sources of soluble fiber include oatmeal, flax seeds, fruits like bananas and apples, and vegetables like broccoli and carrots.

Benefits of Gut Health Supplements

Digestive Probiotics Advanced Dual Action Capsules

Nature Made® Digestive Probiotics Dual Action Capsules
Nature Made® Digestive Probiotics Dual Action Capsules support healthy microflora in the small intestine to relieve occasional gas, bloating, and abdominal discomfort. They also aid microflora in the large intestine to help relieve occasional constipation and irregularity. All this while helping to support a healthy digestive balance.†

Digestive Probiotics Ultra Strength‡ 12 Strain Capsules 

Nature Made® Ultra Strength‡ 12 Strain Probiotics
Nature Made® Ultra Strength‡ 12 Strain Probiotics provide comprehensive coverage with 12 probiotic strains that help support a healthy gut flora. One capsule provides 30 billion CFUs (Colony Forming Units, a way of measuring viable bacteria) of live probiotic cells per serving to help relieve occasional gas▲, bloating▲, abdominal discomfort▲, constipation* and irregularity*.†

Digestive Probiotic + Energy^ B12 Gummies 

Nature Made® Digestive Probiotics + Energy^ B12 Gummies
Nature Made® Digestive Probiotics + Energy^ B12 Gummies are perfect for adults who want a tastier, more pleasant way to take probiotics. Probiotics work with good bacteria naturally found in your gut to support healthy digestion. These probiotic gummies come in delicious raspberry and cherry with other natural flavors. Each serving also includes 1000 mcg of Vitamin B12 to help convert food into cellular energy.† 

Digestive Probiotics Ultra-Strength~ Gummies

Nature Made® Digestive Probiotics Ultra Strength~ Gummies
Nature Made® Digestive Probiotics Ultra Strength~ Gummies help support digestive health. These gummies contain two times the CFUs of other Nature Made® Digestive Probiotic Adult Gummies and are formulated to provide at least 8 billion live cells per serving.♦†

Fiber Gummies

Nature Made® Fiber Gummies
Nature Made® Fiber Gummies provide 5 grams of soluble fiber that works as a prebiotic in your digestive tract, supporting the growth of beneficial gut bacteria.†

Prebiotic Fiber Drink Mix Powder

Nature Made® Prebiotic Fiber
Nature Made® Prebiotic Fiber is a drink mix powder that feeds beneficial bacteria in your digestive system to allow for more healthy bacteria in your gut. You can mix one scoop into any 4-8 oz non-carbonated beverage of your choice to give your body 3 grams of soluble fiber to support your digestive health.†

How to Choose the Best Gut Health Supplements

When picking supplements for gut health, you'll want to pick ones with high-quality ingredients. Nature Made® probiotics are sourced only from high-quality ingredients and are made to our guaranteed purity and potency standards.

Incorporating Gut Supplements into Your Routine

When taking a gut health supplement, please consult the specific supplement's instructions to ensure you are taking it as intended. The easiest way to incorporate supplements into your daily routine is by choosing a regular meal to take them alongside. Not only does this help ensure that you are taking supplements with food and water, as is recommended, but attaching it to a pre-existing element of your routine helps you remember to take them at the same time every day.

Always take the recommended doses of each particular supplement for maximum safety and effectiveness. We suggest consulting with your primary care provider before adding supplements to your daily routine. A medical professional can advise you on the best supplements and routine.   


*Based on a survey of pharmacists who recommend branded vitamins and supplements.


‡ 2x the CFUs of Nature Made® Advanced Dual Action Probiotics (different strains).

^ Vitamin B12 helps convert food into cellular energy.†

~ 2X the CFUs of other Nature Made® Digestive Probiotics Adult Gummies (4 billion CFUs).

▲ Lactobacillus plantarum 10 Billion CFU

* Bifidobacterium lactis 2 Billion CFU

♦Formulated to provide at least 8 billion live cells per serving if continuously stored in a cool, dry place at or below 75°F (23°C) and consumed prior to expiration date. Storage and handling conditions can vary, and may affect the total amount of cells delivered at time of consumption.

† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

  1. U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025. 9th Edition. December 2020. Available at DietaryGuidelines.gov.


Graham Morris

NatureMade Copywriter

Graham has a degree in film with a focus on screenwriting from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He enjoys learning new things and finding the best, most engaging way to communicate them to a wide audience. Graham appreciates simplicity in life and nutrition, and wants to find the easiest, no-stress ways to stay healthy.

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Lynn M. Laboranti, RD

Science and Health Educator

Lynn is a Registered Dietitian (R.D.) and is a member of the Medical and Scientific Communications team at Pharmavite. She has over 20 years of experience in integrative and functional nutrition and has given lectures to health professionals and consumers on nutrition, dietary supplements and related health issues. Lynn frequently conducts employee trainings on various nutrition topics in addition to educating retail partners on vitamins, minerals and supplements. Lynn has previous clinical dietitian expertise in both acute and long-term care, as well as nutrition counseling for weight management, diabetes, and sports nutrition. Lynn earned a bachelor’s of science in Nutrition with a minor in Kinesiology/Exercise Science from The Pennsylvania State University. She earned a M.S. degree in Human Nutrition from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Lynn is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists, Dietitians in Functional Medicine, and holds a certification in Integrative and Functional Nutrition through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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