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Which probiotic supplement would you recommend?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
None: Probiotics have been shown to have little usefulness. A recent study even showed that they had no real val in preventing antibiotic related diarrhea. Why? There are between 500 to 1, 000 types of bacteria in your gut with more sub-species among them. Your gut is estimated to have around 100 trillion bacteria. The pills you can buy will not make a difference. Ignore the hype; now you know the facts.

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