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what is the best probiotic to take after antibiotics?

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Dr. Juan Richiusa
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yogurt: 1 yogurt a day will help you recolonized the intestine.
Answered on Jan 9, 2014
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Dr. Steven Charlap
37 years experience Holistic Medicine
I prefer a probiotic that is known to contain at least five different strains of bacteria and at least 1-2 billion colonies of each. With 10 trillion bacteria in your gut, you need at least that much to make a difference. Take them with the antibiotics and for at least 5 days after.
Aug 5, 2012
Dr. Steven Charlap
37 years experience Holistic Medicine
I prefer a probiotic that is known to contain at least five different strains of bacteria and at least 1-2 billion colonies of each. With 10 trillion bacteria in your gut, you need at least that much to make a difference. Take them with the antibiotics and for at least 5 days after.
Aug 5, 2012
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
No best one!: Better to take capsules with high count bacteria (10 billion of more), and ones with more strains of good bacteria (B10- or more). More convenient and better than drinks. Save your money!
Answered on Oct 25, 2017

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