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A 59-year-old female asked:

What is the best time of day to take acidophilus? is bed time the best?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
No best time: I don't think it makes any difference when they are taken--nor is there a limit.
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Dr. Frank Amico Jr
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Doesn't matter: There is no best time to time to take it. Just make sure you take it daily.
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Dr. James Okamoto
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Bed time is good: There haven't been any good studies showing the "best time" to take acidophilus, but it seems that the best time to take probiotics is when they are most likely to "survive" in the gut. Since they are "living" bacteria, it is best not to take it with hot water/coffee/hot tea etc. It "may" have a better chance of colonizing in your gut if you take it on an empty stomach also.
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Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean commented
Holistic Medicine 44 years experience
Good ideas
Aug 11, 2014
Last updated Aug 9, 2018
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