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Align Probiotic Vs Acidophilus
Should be OK: One recommendation for dosing probiotics is to take them three to four times daily, with the total daily dose between 1 billion to 10 billion cfu (medscape). It seems many studies were done with lactobacillus, but other strains have also shown to be helpful either alone or in combination with each other. ...Read more
Probiotics, by definition, are beneficial bacteria that live in our intestinal tract to help us maintain health intestines and colon. There are several species of these bacteria that are helpful to us including lactobacillus acidophilus. The meats we eat contain antibiotics that kill our natural bacteria that reside in our gut. Today, you will replace these ...Read more
Probiotics: Align is a strain of the Bifidobacter bacteria. We don't quite know how probiotics might work. They likely have several effects. They could occupy their own niche in the microbiome, stimulate the immune system to be more tolerant, influence the growth and metabolic activity of surrounding bacteria, produce their own products to improve gut health by fortifying tight junctions, etc. ...Read more
After meal: it safe to assure the probiotics are protected from any reduction in potency due to stomach acid by taking them after a meal has been consumed Probiotics should not be taken directly with a hot drink. Probiotics should not interfere with other medicines or herbal / natural remedies. It is advised to drink plenty of water whilst taking a course of probiotics ...Read more
Is align probiotic supplements a good substitute for probiotic yogurt if you're lactose intolerant ?
What do you recommend if I bought align probiotic and wanted to know if its best to take before or after a meal?
Probiotics: are best taken 30 minutes prior to a meal or with a meal that has some fat content. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I'm suffering from IBS-D. I can't take milk at all. Can I take Align probiotic as it said it contains milk in its packet. Please suggest......
It depends.: ... on how severe your lactose intolerance is and how much milk is actually in the product. If you decide to try it, I would begin with only one capsule at a time, and adjust it accordingly if you're able to tolerate it. Alternatively, you could try a different probiotic. It is also not clear that probiotics in general will help you. It may be worth a try though. Good luck. ...Read more
Started stomach bug, then diherrea and constpation for 10 days. Started align probiotic and diherrea immediately worsening with lots of gas..uninsured?
Possible bacterial: Viral gastroenteritis are often benign, and self-limiting. However, bacterial gastroenteritis or dysentery requires antibiotic for definitive treatment. Untreated bacterial infection of the gastrointestinal tract can lead to Long and short-term complications, including diverticulitis, perforated viscous, toxic megacolon. Evaluation and testing by physician can reduce avoidable complications. ...Read more
Give YOGURT: Yogurt is better for the baby's digestion and it is a food too! this is an example for food as medicine. You can dilute the plain yogurt with a little water. That is what they have been doing in the past when no formulas around. That is much better than the milk for the baby's digestion and for yours too. ...Read more
Is an allergic reaction possible with probiotics such as florajen3? I've had l. Acidophilus in yogurt, but i'm worried about b. Lactis/longum.
Yes! EvenWithNothing: Reactions, allergic & otherwise, are always under the internal control of the individual exhibiting the reaction & theories as to what may have triggered the behavior (reaction) are always just that, theories, guesses, rarely with significant scientifically verified evidence of accuracy, no matter the degree of the person guessing. Why? Control and complexity are within the individual reacting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 8 weeks 2 days pregnant. Today i purchased probiotic complex acidophilus capsules is it safe to take?
I started taking acidophilus probiotics a few days ago. Today I have horrible gas that smells... ?
What else did U eat?: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more