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can you take prebiotics and probiotics together

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Good nutrition : I think a healthy diet is an important part of overall health. Yakult is a yogurt drink that contains the "good bacteria" that help with digestion -"P ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Simon
31 years experience Integrative Medicine
Antibiotic use: Yes, anytime you take an antibiotic long term it changes the gut flora and contributes to antibiotic resistance. It is always s good idea to replenish ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
30 years experience Clinical Psychology
Belly bloating: If your belly bloating is from candida or food allergies then pre and probiotics will definitely help. But do see your physician to rule out any other ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
34 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes: While probiotics are the living bacteria that normally reside in our gut, prebiotics are the foods they eat. Prebiotics mostly come from carbohydrate ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
17 years experience Pediatrics
Infant formula: There may be more that contain probiotics, but the one that I am most familiar with is the new Enfamil Reguline formula contains probiotics in it.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
34 years experience Pediatrics
Both or either.: Look at the label. Example: Nutramigen® with Enflora™ LGG®* ("friendly" gut's bacterias, such as Lactobacterias (LGG) or Bifidobacteria ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
PROBIOTICS 4 IBS: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. SX can be managed You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Al ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
PROBIOTICS 4 IBS: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. SX can be managed You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Al ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
8 years experience Pediatrics
No...: If by probiotics you mean active bacterial cultures added to help aid digestion, then no, baby formula does not specifically contain these cultures. A ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Infant formula: Infant formula does not contain prebiotics or probiotics. There isn't any need to put either into formula. Infants generally have normal gastrointes ... Read More

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