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A 32-year-old male asked:

Hi ive candida im taking probiotics & i feel very better but only when i take yeast free probiotics does probiotic contain yeast is bad for candida?

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Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
No: probiotics usually stimulate and supplement GI bacteria to help with digestion.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Odd statement: Candida albicans is the name of the normal yeast that makes up about 5% of the dry poop of every human. It is not an abnormality. Since it is everywhere in the environment & gets into our digestive tract on our contaminated fingers/foods you can never be rid of it. Probiotics are just benign strains of germs that do not harm humans & are thought to help balance the gut.
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Last updated Feb 10, 2019

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