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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.

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
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.
Answered on Jun 3, 2015
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