Walnut Creek, CA
A 23-year-old female asked:

What are probiotics and used for? what lowest amt taken daily recommended? any brand rec at rx? allergic to dairy egg peanut soy, gluten sensitivity.

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Probiotics: probiotics are not yet studied well enough to recommend routine usage. Except for particular circumstances, such as infection with C. Difficile, the studies that have been done have not shown any benefit in healthy individuals. I would not recommend them yet unless you have been advised by your physician that you should give them a try. Good luck.
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