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When to take align probiotic

A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No problem: Align is simply a pill containing "seeds" or colony forming units of beneficial bacteria that help balance the other bacteria you ingest from feeds/of... Read More

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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
There are basic definitions to remember. Prebiotics are anything that supports germ growth & are generally a waste of money, germs can live on und... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Objective evidence for the usefulness of probiotic is lacking. Unless you have deficiency of pancreas, taking digestive enzymes is not warranted. If y... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
After meal: it safe to assure the probiotics are protected from any reduction in potency due to stomach acid by taking them after a meal has been consumed Probiot... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Probiotics: are best taken 30 minutes prior to a meal or with a meal that has some fat content. Peace and good health.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
It depends.: ... on how severe your lactose intolerance is and how much milk is actually in the product. If you decide to try it, I would begin with only one capsu... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 22 years experience
Probiotics: Align is a strain of the Bifidobacter bacteria. We don't quite know how probiotics might work. They likely have several effects. They could occupy t... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
The Align: Probiotics are commonly recommended to restore/maintain healthy gut flora. I am not so sure this will help directly with lactose intolerance.
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
It makes no difference. Probiotics are just safe germ colonies you can take that can grow in numbers after ingestion and crowd out other germs that ma... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
It can be: You may need to find the right probiotic and dosing regimen for you. Other treatment options depend on your dominant symptoms and can include: ssris, ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Peter Bee
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Possible bacterial: Viral gastroenteritis are often benign, and self-limiting. However, bacterial gastroenteritis or dysentery requires antibiotic for definitive treatmen... Read More

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