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Doctor insights on: Align Probiotic Vs Yogurt

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Is align probiotic supplements a good substitute for probiotic yogurt if you're lactose intolerant?

Is align probiotic supplements a good substitute for probiotic yogurt if you're lactose intolerant?

The Align: Probiotics are commonly recommended to restore/maintain healthy gut flora. I am not so sure this will help directly with lactose intolerance. ...Read more

Probiotic (Definition)

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


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What does Align probiotic do? How does it help? Does it boost your immune system?

What does Align probiotic do? How does it help? Does it boost your immune system?

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

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I got align probiotic and wanted to know if its best to take before or after a meal?

I got align probiotic and wanted to know if its best to take before or after a meal?

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

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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......

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

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Is align probiotic effective against irritable bowel syndrome? If other probiotic doesn't work.

Is align probiotic effective against irritable bowel syndrome? If other probiotic doesn't work.

It can be: You may need to find the right probiotic and dosing regimen for you. Other treatment options depend on your dominant symptoms and can include: ssris, donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) tablets, hyosciamine, and other medications. ...Read more

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Started stomach bug, then diherrea and constpation for 10 days. Started align probiotic and diherrea immediately worsening with lots of gas. Uninsured?

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

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Can align probiotics be taken during pregnancy?

Can align probiotics be taken during pregnancy?

Maybe...: The preponderance of published opinion and literature suggests align probiotics are probably safe during pregnancy. Everyone's circumstances differ, so before you consider ingesting anything of questionable benefit or safety, particularly when pregnant, ask your personal physician his advice. ...Read more

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More probiotics in oikos or activa yogurt?

More probiotics in oikos or activa yogurt?

Probably Greek: Dannon -- the company that makes activia -- was charged with false advertising on its claims of medical benefit from eating it. Probably the greek yogurts like oikos or fage would contain more of what you're looking for. Http://tinyurl. Com/meqe55m still, there may be far less probiotic colonies in any yogurt you buy than in specific preparations made for this purpose. ...Read more

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If I eat a lot of probiotic yogurt, will it help my digestive issues?

If I eat a lot of probiotic yogurt, will it help my digestive issues?

Potentially: But you haven't told us your symptoms or condition. Consider providing amplifying information and re-asking. ...Read more

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Will I need to take enzymes if I already take probiotics in yogurt everyday?

Will I need to take enzymes if I already take probiotics in yogurt everyday?

Enzymes: If you eat the average yogurt that you buy at the grocery store - the cultures are already dead. There are special yogurst that have more rhobust priobiotics. There are many, many different types of enzymes that aid our body. ...Read more

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A homemade yogurt has same health benefits as what available in thr market? Will homemade yogurt has lesser probiotic?

A homemade yogurt has same health benefits as what available in thr market? Will homemade yogurt has lesser probiotic?

Depends: To be considered "probiotic" the yogurt has to have active cultures (of beneficial bacteria). In the store, a product can say it, but it does not mean it has to have any, or what type. That is why probiotics can be problematic. Nobody has to guarantee that the bacteria are in it and alive and of a type that can help. How to keep your own healthy bacteria in homemade yogurt? Beats me. ...Read more

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How safe are probiotics vs yogurt?

How safe are probiotics vs yogurt?

Yogurt tastes better: These contain the "good organisms" living symbiotically with you. Certain condition such as use of antibiotics often kill-off too many of these good bugs and leave us more susceptible to illness from other bad bugs. Probiotics basically replace some of the loss of the good bug and hopefully restore the balance. Both are safe, but yogurts taste better? And contain calciums/vitamins. Good luck. ...Read more

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Probiotic yogurt drinks hype or benefit?

Probiotic yogurt drinks hype or benefit?

Probiotics: Probiotics may be helpful -- but yogurt drinks may not contain all the labels say they do. You might check consumerlab. Com for particular products. It's $33/year to subscribe and has been a very useful resource for me. (no, I don't work for them!). ...Read more

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Best way to get probiotics? Pills or yogurt

Pills: The pills usually have higher concentrations of probiotics. ...Read more

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If you eat yogurt every day, do you need additional probiotics?

No: The quality of the products are highly variable and only 4 have been tested in controlled trials with mixed results. Unless you are coming off a course of antibiotics, have acute diarrhea, or frequently suffer from GI or vaginal infections, yogurt should serve you quite well. ...Read more

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How much yogurt do you have to take to get the probiotic benefit?

How much yogurt do you have to take to get the probiotic benefit?

Highly variable: Yogurts contain many different strains of probiotics & the amount of live probiotics in yogurt is quite variable, so it is basically impossible to answer your question. While yogurt & other fermented foods like kefir & sauerkraut can be good sources of probiotics, I advise people take standardized products like culturelle & dr. Ohhira's probiotics to make sure they get therapeutic amounts. See comment:. ...Read more

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I don't want to take probiotic pills, and I don't eat dairy/yogurt. What foods can I eat to get probiotics from?

I don't want to take probiotic pills, and I don't eat dairy/yogurt. What foods can I eat to get probiotics from?

Any symptoms?: There is no objective evidence pro-biotics provide any benefit.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as a prescription for probiotics like what's in yogurt?

Is there such a thing as a prescription for probiotics like what's in yogurt?

Yes: There are a couple of different types of pharmaceutical grade high dose probiotics. One is called vsl #3 (also in double strength form) and another called align. Like different kinds of yogurts, kefirs, etc., each has its own formulation of friendly, "good" bacteria that help maintain a more normal bacterial balance in the intestine. I'm sure there are other brands that I'm not aware of. ...Read more

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Probiotics such as yogurt w live cultures are recommended to help control yeast but they advise against dairy? What probiotics to take please Dr?

Look for a brand: That has a variety of strains of probiotics in it, not just one or two. The amount of each one is less important. Use refrigerated probiotics if possible, and you can use the room temp. Ones at work or traveling. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does probiotic yogurt help with gerd?

Does probiotic yogurt help with gerd?

Probiotic Yogurt: Is like a drop in the ocean for gerd and other conditions. Use a probiotic from the health food store. Dr. Ohira's is a good brand. In general, look for a VARIETY of strains in the product rather than highest numbers in terms of strength. DGL is another good product but no space left. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can I take antibiotics with (at the same time) yogurt or probiotic drinks?

Probiotics: Right now, researchers are studying whether probiotics can help fight or prevent infections in the stomach or intestines, including a serious infection called Clostridium difficile (also known as “C diff”). I routinely give my patients probiotics when antibiotics are given. There are no contraindication to take them at the same time. ...Read more

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Yogurt with probiotics better for digestive tract management than regular yogurt?

All have them.: If the ada says it is real yogurt with active cultures, then you have your probiotics, but others tout specific strains of bifidus and lactobacilli as being better. There is little hard evidence that this is the case. ...Read more

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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.

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 more