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Doctor insights on: Differences Between Probiotics Acidophilus

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Are acidophilus and probiotics same thing?

Are acidophilus and probiotics same thing?

Not really: Probiotics include many species, some of which may be acidophilus. ...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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Is it beneficial to take both probiotics and acidophilus?

Same thing: Acidophilus is a probiotic, so you really don't need to take both. ...Read more

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Can you take two different brands of probiotics everyday such as align and acidophilus?

Can you take two different brands of probiotics everyday such as align and 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

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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

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How do I give acidophilus probiotics to my 6 month old baby?

How do I give acidophilus probiotics to my 6 month old baby?

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

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6 months pregnant Can I take probiotics (acidophilus)? Is it safe

6 months pregnant Can I take probiotics (acidophilus)? Is it safe

Probiotics: Why do you need to tke probiotics? None of these probiotics are FDA approved. I would suggest Greek yogurt instead ...Read more

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I started taking acidophilus probiotics a few days ago. Today I have horrible gas that smells...?

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

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How much probiotic acidophilus should I take for yeast infection?

How much probiotic acidophilus should I take for yeast infection?

None: First confirm it is a yeast infection (most vaginal discharges are not yeast). If so, an anti-fungal agent like Monistat or Diflucan (fluconazole) is appropriate. Probiotics are very good for many other things, but not for yeast infections. ...Read more

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I'm taking probiotic acidophilus for a teats infection should I just take only acidophilus also started taking vaginal otc?

I'm taking probiotic acidophilus for a teats infection should I just take only acidophilus also started taking vaginal otc?

Yeast infection?: How often do you get yeast infections? Have you looked at your diet? Sugar, coffee, ?
Any diabetes concerns? Recent antibiotic use? ...Read more

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What probiotic would work best for gas caused from ibs? Currently take acidophilus

All not powerful: You want to try different ones and see what is best for you. From joghurt to kefir to health food store tablets. Keep in mind that all are not too powerful.

See what is best for you, there is no exact science. Florastor is one that I have seen to be helpful. ...Read more

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How can I cure my BV having suffered for two years. Will it help if I take folic acid and probiotic acidophilus tablets daily?

How can I cure my BV having suffered for two years. Will it help if I take folic acid and probiotic acidophilus tablets daily?

Treatable: It will not hurt to take a probiotis. I highly recommend it. See your Gyn about Boric Acid treatment. Works everytime. ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection I just started taking vaginal OTC and probiotic acidophilus but in reading do I only need to take acidophilus pills?

I have a yeast infection I just started taking vaginal OTC and probiotic acidophilus but in reading do I only need to take acidophilus pills?

What do you mean by: "vaginal over the counter"- is this an anti-fungal medication? If yes, in most cases this combination should be fine. Oral probiotics are fine (vaginal probiotics aren't necessary). ...Read more

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Dr wants me to take probiotics for recurrent yeast infection. There are tons! Which specific one should I look for? Acidophilus? (boric acid taken)

Acidophilus: No definite answer but acidophius or lactobacilli would be fine. Don't take take boric acid unless cockroaches have taken over your body and you want to kill them off. :). ...Read more

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Can taking probiotic acidophilus capsules help get rid of yeast infection?

Can taking probiotic acidophilus capsules help get rid of yeast infection?

Probably not: Probiotics help prevent yeast infections, and can make them less severe when u get them and less often, but probiotics will not treat yeast infections, once u get an infection u need otc or script meds to get rid of it. ...Read more

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TerribleGERD-weaned Nexium (esomeprazole) after years of PPIs;safe to take acidophilus probiotic with cardiomypathy&impaired relaxation;EF40-45%;;LBBB;on carvedilol?

TerribleGERD-weaned Nexium (esomeprazole) after years of PPIs;safe to take acidophilus probiotic with cardiomypathy&impaired relaxation;EF40-45%;;LBBB;on carvedilol?

R/O IBS With GERD: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. WiTH GERDYou need a full exam and blood work. Especial screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori. Given age over 50 you also need a baseline EGD/colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should ditch to a gluten free high fiber diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com. ...Read more

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I have ibs. Have taken healthy trinity probiotic for years. Bought align. Do I need to also take healthy trinity (acidophulus)?

I have ibs. Have taken healthy trinity probiotic for years. Bought align. Do I need to also take healthy trinity (acidophulus)?

Align: Is one of the better probiotics and there is no need to but no harm in taking the acidophyllus as well. ...Read more

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Why is it that probiotics don't work when weather gets warmer? I left PB8 probiotics in my cabinet and they stopped working.

Why is it that probiotics don't work when weather gets warmer? I left PB8 probiotics in my cabinet and they stopped working.

See below: Probiotics need live organisms to work as intended. Storing in an unregulated environment may have impaired the viability of the organisms. An other, more likely, explanation is that the probiotics were not the appropriate treatment for the malady you intended to use these for. ...Read more

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I have a yeast inf. I don't have any medication like fluconazole at the time being. Could I use PB-8 14 billion probiotic to kill off bad yeast?

Will help, also...: Yes, taking probiotics both by mouth and inserting vaginally at bedtime usually helps. There are many other home remedies that may help. See http://www. Earthclinic. Com/cures/yeast_infection. Html for hundreds of people writing about what has and has not helped them. Many report probiotics help but other remedies like Boric Acid (available without Rx at pharmacies) & apple cider vinegar can help too. ...Read more

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Probiotics gives lactobacillus acidophillus & bifidobacterium. Whey: beta lactoglobulin & alpha lactalbumin. Can both provide similar benefits?

Probiotics gives lactobacillus acidophillus & bifidobacterium. Whey: beta lactoglobulin & alpha lactalbumin. Can both provide similar benefits?

No: Probiotics and whey provide different benefits. They both have "lacto" in their names, which may be the source of your confusion. Lacto means related to milk. Lactobacillus is a bacteria that can grow in dairy products. Whey is the thin, clear liquid that is left when milk has curdled; it is high in protein. Probiotics are good for intestinal health. Whey is primarily a protein source. ...Read more

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Been take PB8 probiotics. Left in cabinet, weather has been 75, now they stop working. I have yeast inf symptoms. Probiotics+fluconazole to prevent?

Been take PB8 probiotics. Left in cabinet, weather has been 75, now they stop working. I have yeast inf symptoms. Probiotics+fluconazole to prevent?

Yeast infection: Whether or not your doctor will decide to put you on fluconazole depends mostly on where the presumed yeast infection is located. You can continue using the probiotic, although it may be less effective if it wasn't stored properly. I would make an appointment to see your doctor as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does probotic acidophlius get rid of yeast infections? If so how long does it take?

No: It may help to some degree. Your aim should be at trying to remove the environment that promote yeast infection. For example, if you are diabetic, you need to control your blood sugar. If you have been on antibiotics, this can promote yeast infection. You need to stop the antibiotics. I would recommend that you talk to your provider to discuss this further. ...Read more

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What's the difference between taking a probiotic in pill form, and consuming fermented foods high in probiotics like kefir?

What's the difference between taking a probiotic in pill form, and consuming fermented foods high in probiotics like kefir?

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. Pros and fermented foods have similar qualities but look for higher number of strains in pros rather than higher amounts. They interact. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between "baby" probiotics and "adult" regular probiotics?

Bacterial count: The difference between baby and adult probiotics is the type of bacteria and the bacterial count. ...Read more

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What are probiotics for? Are they effective? I've tried them and feel no difference

Many things, yes &..: Probiotics have many uses & benefits. They are famous for reducing GI symptoms like diarrhea & constipation & are proven to prevent diarrhea due to using antibiotics, but they also can regulate/boost/balance the immune system, helping allergies, asthma & autoimmune problems. They can lower cholesterol. See http://online. Wsj. Com/article/sb10001424127887324784404578143402702878118.Html & comment:. ...Read more

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What is the difference between refrigerated probiotics and nonrefrigerated ones? Which is better?

Heat stability: Probiotics are live bacteria and refrigerating them tends to extend their life so that more will be alive when you take them. However, some strains seem to stay viable for long times even when not refrigerated. Since once they enter your body they need to live at a temp. Around 98 I worry some about strains that don't do well if not refrigerated. But I can't say one type is necessarily better. ...Read more