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A 18-year-old female asked:

i've been using the new probiotic rephresh pro b! but it doesn't seem like it's working.what should i do?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Consider this!: The qualities of a good probiotic are the number of good bacteria per capsule and the number of species of good bacteria! 10 billion with ten strains is what to try for! Would be hard to overdose. Some have 50 billion good bacteria, but you pay for it! Healthy for the microbiome-the world inside you

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Whats best problotic pill?

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Dr. William Pawluk
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See full answer: There is no simple answer to this question. It depends on the circumstances for which they're being used. It's likely that you will need different probiotics following gastrointestinal infections, with the use of antibiotics, with irritable bowel, leaky gut or inflammatory bowel, etc. See http://www.Klaire.Com/probiotics_cat.Htm for a list of options. A good basic option is iflora, well balanced.
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A 64-year-old male asked:

How effective are probiotics?

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Dr. Hanriet Minasian
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Very: In this era of frequent antibiotic use and poor dietary habits, probiotics help replete the body's natural flora. They help prevent overgrowth of certain bacteria and keep fungal growth also at a healthy level. There have been studies also proving that probiotics contribute to intestinal health and digestion and regularity. But just like everything else, all things should be done in moderation.
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What's the probiotics?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Probiotics: "pro"-biotics put good organisms into your gut (unlike "anti"-biotics which kill bacteria) & include: lactobacillus, acidophilus, bifidobacter, sachromyces boulardes, to name a few. Most are available over-the-counter & need to be taken daily to maintain the probiotic organism population. Benefits include: less gas, regulated bowels, prevent infections, improve digestion, decrease inflammation.
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Are probiotics a scam treatment?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
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No: They are definitely good medicine in some conditions. Probiotic meds are even used in the hospital for some causes of diarrhea.
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What are the benefits of probiotics?

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Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Intestinal health: Probiotics help maintain the normal bacterial balance of your intestines. This approach is going to be the next "big" thing in medicine (in my opinion). If you don't have any issues, you probably don't need them, but they won't hurt. If you have irritable bowels, diarrhea, or cramping, trying a medicine like florastor or align can't hurt!

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