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I have IBS and BV (bacterial vaginosis) problems. I'm taking Enzymatic Therapy Pearls Elite and Pearls YB. All together 6 Billion CFU's. Is this okay?

I have IBS and BV (bacterial vaginosis) problems. I'm taking Enzymatic Therapy Pearls Elite and Pearls YB. All together 6 Billion CFU's. Is this okay?

Yes: Definitely lactobaccilli (which is the predominant bacteria in this medication you are taking) is great to try and replace the BV. I haven't heard that you can take too much, any extra just get pooped away. Have you taken metronidazole as well for the bacteria vaginosis? That's the mainstay of treatment for that. Rarely cleocin (clindamycin phosphate). Eliminating sugars from diet can also sometimes help. Good luck! ...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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When replenishing good bacteria during/after antibiotics, which is better -- probiotic supplements or increasing intake of yogurt, kefir, etc.?

When replenishing good bacteria during/after antibiotics, which is better -- probiotic supplements or increasing intake of yogurt, kefir, etc.?

Little difference: Probiotics have had a lot of good press in recent years, but scientific proof behind them is weak. Yogurt or kefir probably will have no effect; theie bacteria do not survive in human intestines. None of these will do any harm; use whatever works best for you. But you don't need to do much; normal bacteria will repopulate naturally in a few weeks, with no special treatment. ...Read more

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What are some yogurts with live cultures or lactobacillus acidophilus supplements?

What are some yogurts with live cultures or lactobacillus acidophilus supplements?

Stonyfield,Culturele: If you really want the benefits of lactobacillus acidophilus i advise taking it as a supplement, as most yogurts have little if any live cultures. Stonyfield farms is one brand that does have live cultures. For supplements good brands include culturelle, bio-k+, primal defense, dr. Ohirra's & probiotic pearls. See http://www.Probiotic-info.Com/probiotic-supplements-compared/ for more info. ...Read more

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Are enzyme tablets effective for improving digestion? (e.g. amylase 120mg, protease 70mg, lipase 58mg, bromelain 100mg, etc) When should they be used?

Are enzyme tablets effective for improving digestion? (e.g. amylase 120mg, protease 70mg, lipase 58mg, bromelain 100mg, etc) When should they be used?

Are you deficient?: Some folks have pancreatic lesions and cannot digest their food without supplemental enzymes. This is a common problem in kids with cystic fibrosis. For most folks, it's a complete waste of money -- like wearing glasses if you don't need them. ...Read more

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Which probiotic works with keflex?

Any: Probiotics in theory would work with any antibiotic. It are independent fsctors. Probiotics will try restore or maintain flora & GI environment. As well as try keep an anti oxidant balance ...Read more

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Hey i'm taking gnc 10 bilion probiotic complex becoz yeast overgrowth.is taking gnc 25 bilion or 50 bilion is for fast recovery from candida overgrowt?

Hey i'm taking gnc 10 bilion probiotic complex becoz yeast overgrowth.is taking gnc 25 bilion or 50 bilion is for fast recovery from candida overgrowt?

No: That cannot be assumed to be true, because almost NONE of the probiotic supplements have scientific studies proving a particular supplement at particular doses can lead to "fast" recovery from a particular disease. "Yeast overgrowth" is very vague, because it does not say HOW MUCH overgrowth, nor even WHERE in the body the overgrowth is, or which TYPE of yeast. Usually, supplements are "untested". ...Read more

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I'm looking for probiotic supplements high in bifidus factor. I found a product called lacto-5. Is bifidus same as bifidobacterium longum?

I'm looking for probiotic supplements high in bifidus factor. I found a product called lacto-5. Is bifidus same as bifidobacterium longum?

Not always but...: There are actually 32 species of bifidobacteria but lacto-5 does contain bifobacterium longum, as well as 4 other strains of probiotics (but only 1 type of bifidus). See http://www.Lacto5.Com/faqs.Php the most potent bifidobacterium longum i've found is bioclinic naturals - probiotic-pro bb536 60. ...Read more

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Are probiotics (lactobacillus planetarium 299v 10 billion cfu) safe and/or beneficial for somebody to take that is recovering from acute pancreatitus?

Are probiotics (lactobacillus planetarium 299v 10 billion cfu) safe and/or beneficial for somebody to take that is recovering from acute pancreatitus?

Conflicting research: Some studies have shown benefits and some have shown harm! the study that showed harm involved infusing probiotics directly into the small intestines in patients ill with very severe pancreatitis. See http://www.Criticalcarenutrition.Com/docs/manuscript_editorial_probiotics_in_pancreatitis.Pdf however, there is no evidence of harm in taking oral probiotics while recovering. See comment for more:. ...Read more

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Is probiotics a goodthing to takeafter taking doxycycline?I developed gastritis n GERD.Heard probiotics repopulates bacteria.Any bad probiotic effects

Is probiotics a goodthing to takeafter taking doxycycline?I developed gastritis n GERD.Heard probiotics repopulates bacteria.Any bad probiotic effects

Probiotics: Most people don't need probiotics after taking a course of antibiotics, since the normal bacterial flora of the gut repopulates rapidly after stopping antibiotics. If you have a history of C. difficile, it may be useful to take probiotics, however. Otherwise, studies do not support their routine use. Having said that, there are not usually many side effects, if you do decide to try them. Good luck ...Read more

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Is taking acidophilus supplement good for curing candida overgrowth ?

Is taking acidophilus supplement good for curing candida overgrowth ?

Wouldn't rely: solely on probiotics to cure a yeast infection. Antifungal medications are best for treatment. ...Read more

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Why do these antibiotics lack inhibitory activity against eukaryotic cells such as fungi?

Why do these antibiotics lack inhibitory activity against eukaryotic cells such as fungi?

Different organisms: Antibiotics aren't effective against eukaryotic cells because they don't chemically bind with their cell walls or rna. As a matter of fact penicillin is actually produced by a fungus. Antibiotics are developed and synthesized to act specifically on bacterial cell walls and RNA to inhibit protein synthesis. ...Read more

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Which antibiotic is most effective against bacillus subtilus?

Which antibiotic is most effective against bacillus subtilus?

Why do you ask?: This is a common bug that grows on the skin and almost never causes problems. If it's food poisoning, antibiotics won't help. Best wishes. ...Read more