Top
10
Doctor insights on: Daily Dophilus Probiotics

Share
1

1
Is the use of probiotics daily healthy?

Is the use of probiotics daily healthy?

Should be OK: 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. Need for every day? Maybe not, but can use it, especially yummy yogurts. Good luck. ...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


2

2
What is the daily recommended dosage for probiotic im 35 /f?

What is the daily recommended dosage for probiotic im 35 /f?

Probiotics: Don't know of a specific recommendation. However, I recommend that patients use a poly strain probiotic in a controlled release form with at least millions of cultures. ...Read more

3

3
Is 13 billion species to high to take for a daily probiotic?

Is 13 billion species to high to take for a daily probiotic?

?species?: I think you are talking about active cultures.At the point of production, probiotics have a specified number of active cultures(in billions) and usually include a dozen or more species. I've seen some tout up to 15 b active cultures and the number is fine. After the product sits on the shelf a few months the number falls.I consider it benign, and safe. ...Read more

5

5
Do probiotics work if you don't take them daily? Could you take them mon, wed, fri, and still have them work?

Do probiotics work if you don't take them daily? Could you take them mon, wed, fri, and still have them work?

Yes: They can help if taken every other day as you suggested. The dose of probiotics and the frequency of taking them as well as the individual bacteria that are in the probiotics will help determine how well they work. You didnt mention what you are taking them for. That also is important, since you need to take the right probiotic for the right reason. ...Read more

6

6
I heard that probiotics taken daily have not been proven to be very useful (body attacks them as not its own flora) . True?

ProbioticsPrebiotics: It's not easy to alter intestinal flora (bacteria) with probiotics alone. Even probiotic (healthy bacteria) have to eat. Your diet, environmental exposure, antibiotic usage can all alter your "microbiome." there is some evidence that even "dead" or expired probiotic formulations are helpful. Horizontal gene transfer (swapping of genes between bacteria) can still occur, thus conferring benefit. ...Read more

7

7
Are there any side effects for taking OTC probiotics daily?

No: As long as you are not having problems with your GI tract, this is pretty harmless. Probiotics are usually cultured 'good bacteria' that make the colon function properly. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
What could happen if i took a high quality probiotic capsule and mixed it in with my daily moisturiser?

My guess is that: it would be a waste of the probiotics. There are variety of different probiotics & they live in different parts of the guts. ...Read more

9

9
Is 100 billion probiotics too much to take on a daily basis.. Just for maintenance? I feel great, but don't want to overdo it. Thanks

Perfectly safe: While 100 billion may sound like a lot, it is a tiny amount compared to the total number of bacteria that live in our intestines (which is about 100 trillion). You excrete far more than 100 billion bacteria in your stool each day. It is perfectly safe to take 100 billion probiotics every day. ...Read more