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how long before probiotics start to work

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Probiotics: They begin to work within the day of consumption.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That is quite: variable depending on a number of factors. There is a much more in depth answer to your question at: http://www.danisco.com/dietary-supplements/faq/
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Uncertain: Probiotics may or may not help with "gas". I assume you are referring to passing gas per rectum(flatus). Scientists are just starting to understand t ... Read More
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Dr. Patricia Allamon
16 years experience Family Medicine
4ever: Maybe a week or two. It has to enhance your baby's natural microbiome. Try 'baby' pear or Apple juice on a temporary basis. It contains sorbitol which ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Varies: Probiotics alone may not be the only answer. You may have a gluten problem and may have to change your diet to gluten free. Everyone reacts different ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
52 years experience Holistic Medicine
Not so simple: Omeprazole interferes with digestion and can cause gas and bloating. Foods may be problem. See healing digestive disorders by andrew gaeddert for a h ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Pro mean with: and bio means life. Probiotics help the GI system digest food. Anti means against. So, if one takes excessive antibiotics (which are sometimes neede ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajiv Sharma
11 years experience Gastroenterology
No perfect answer : Can take few weeks to months. It's an evolving field of science
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Yes: They can help if taken every other day as you suggested. The dose of probiotics and the frequency of taking them as well as the individual bacteria th ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Variable: Fortunately all are innocuous and overdose does not apply be taking both.
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