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Probiotic: Probiotics are good bacteria that help your digestive process as well as strengthen your immune system. When you are on antibiotics you reduce all bacteria (good and bad) so probiotics help. People with chronic GI problems, older ages, food intolerances, low immune system can benefit from probiotics. ...Read more
YES: No interaction between the two.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is there a problem or any risks or concerns in taking culturelle for digestive health once a day on a long-term and/or permanent bases?
No: It is just wise to re-evaluate why you are taking it. Pro-biotics are especially helpful after taking antibtiotics to restore friendly bacteria but the composition of one's diet has a much greater effect on the micro-flora of the intestinal tract. Eating 6 equal meals has a beneficial effect. Eating 7 servings of vegetables and and colorful fruits grow the right bacteria. ...Read more
How's by times a day can I take a probiotic pill. Brand is culturelle. 15billion. Says 1x a day. But can I do 2 a day. Morning & night?
Probiotics: Yes you can take twice a day they are expensive so if you do not notice a benefit you should keep the number down. ...Read more
Sure: Probiotics are just collections of bacteria and the various bacteria do not interact with each other. You can take as many different types as you wish with no negative effects. But there is no evidence that a single probiotic, let alone several at once, cure any specific GI problems. As they are harmless, the only negative effect of taking them is to your pocketbook. ...Read more