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Bio K Probiotic
I want to buy probiotics high in bifidus factor. Lacto-5 (shelf stable) or BiO-LiFE Advanced MultiBlend Probiotix (refrigerated)? Buy which one best?
Probiotics: I would suggest that you go to a functional medicine physician who can prescribe pharmaceutical grade probiotics for your individual needs. ...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
I started taking Bio-x4 (as a probiotic)a few days ago. Now my tongue is turning a dark brown color. Is it from the pills or something else & why?
Bio-x4 is a: Supplement that is promoted as a weight control product with digestive enzymes and probiotics. Ingredients include lactobacillus acidophilus, bifidobacterium blend, amylase, lipase, bromelain, green tea extract. While not a frequently reported side effect, I believe it is possible one of these could discolor the tongue. Stop Bio-x4 and observe; if tongue improves you could rechallenge or be happy ...Read more
Probiotics: "pro"-biotics put good organisms into your gut (unlike "anti"-biotics which kill bacteria) & include: lactobacillus, acidophilus, bifidobacter, sachromyces boulardes, to name a few. Most are available over-the-counter & need to be taken daily to maintain the probiotic organism population. Benefits include: less gas, regulated bowels, prevent infections, improve digestion, decrease inflammation. ...Read more
Replace bacteria: Believed to be healthy; in many areas of our body, skin, intestinal tract, perineal area, etc. While human cells contain about 30, 000 genes, adult humans carry over a 1, 000, 000 genes, the additional ones being part of the human microbiome, a slowly evolving area of research & understanding due to the fantastic complexity of which bacteria are symbiotic, commensal &/or pathologic in what locations. ...Read more
Pro mean with: And bio means life. Probiotics help the GI system digest food. Anti means against. So, if one takes excessive antibiotics (which are sometimes needed) they can kill off the good bacteria in our GI systems and we can have digestive problems. This can happen w/out antibiotics at times too. So, the probiotics replace the good bacteria that are missing or low. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Intestinal health: Probiotics help maintain the normal bacterial balance of your intestines. This approach is going to be the next "big" thing in medicine (in my opinion). If you don't have any issues, you probably don't need them, but they won't hurt. If you have irritable bowels, diarrhea, or cramping, trying a medicine like florastor or align can't hurt! ...Read more
Possibly several: Probiotics are "good bacteria" and, while research has not been extensive, there is some evidence that taking probiotics helps to fight infections in the stomach and gut. They may also help with diarrhea and constipation due to certain diseases, as well as improve or prevent allergies. Again, these benefits haven't been proven, so talk to your doctor before taking probiotic pills. ...Read more
No it is not:
Beano is not a Probiotic. Beano is an enzyme. A probiotic is either a bacteria or yeast.
An enzyme is a protein, a protein is like a machine in cells. Beano is an enzyme that breaks sugars down to simple sugars that your body can absorb more easily. A bacteria can also break down food into something that body can absorb more easily. ...Read more
Many benefits: Probiotics are most commonly used in association with antibiotics to prevent diarrhea & yeast infections (florastor is esp. Good for this) but acidophilus & other probiotics have many other proven benefits, including enhancing immunity, improving digestion, regulating bowels, preventing cancer, lowering cholesterol & reducing inflammation and allergies. See http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/probiotic. ...Read more
How much alcohol?: Simply put, alcohol kills bacteria. Most probiotics are good bacteria. Since you haven't quantitated for us your alcohol intake (a glass, a gallon? ; monthly, daily?) its hard to know the actual impact your consumption may have relative to your ability to metabolize the alcohol & rate of GI transit. To be safest, don't drink excessively (no more than 1 a day)--that's good advice for anyone! ...Read more
There is better:
You can give your baby plain yogurt. That is better.
In the past when there has been no formulas around they have been giving yogurt diluted with water. That is very good for the baby's digestion and yours. (much better than milk) that is called food is medicine! Use it. If you have time learn to prepare your own yogurt. That is going to be economical and fresh. Use organic full fat milk. ...Read more
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
DGL: DGL is licorice w/an enzyme removed which could raise BP if taken over a long period of time. DGL is used as a natural replacement for acid blockers. It coats the stomach and esophagus. Peace and good health. If you are on an acid blocker and switch (ask doc first) you may have a rebound effect for a while. ...Read more
That is one of the prerequisites for healthy digestion.
You need to take those with meals several times a day.
Food as medicine- use yogurt, sauerkraut, keffir, sour cream, pickled and fermented foods. All those contain naturally probiotics. Make sure- no preservatives in them (will kill the "good" germs). You can eat any of those several times a week with better lasting effect. It is you choice! ...Read more