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Dr. ohira's probiotic contains streptococcus. is this safe to take?

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Dr. Randy Baker answered

Specializes in Holistic Medicine

The form of streptococcus in many probiotics (and yogurts) is streptococcus thermophilus, considered a friendly bacteria that is a normal part of healthy intestinal flora. This is a very different strain of strep than pathogenic alpha and beta-hemolytic streptococci that cause infections. See http://www.probiotic.org/streptococcus-thermophilus.htm

Answered Nov 12, 2020

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