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How many units should I get when I buy a probiotic?

How many units should I get when I buy a probiotic?

At least 1 billion: Your gut has 10 trillion bacteria and if your probitoic doesn't contain at least 1 billion colonies of multiple strains of bacteria it will not affect your gut. In a healthy gut, probiotics are unnecessary and may be useless. ...Read more

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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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What is a good way to get 100 billion or more units of probiotics in my system every day?

What is a good way to get 100 billion or more units of probiotics in my system every day?

Actually: a controlled release product with varied strains is best. However, you will be paying more for billions vice millions. ...Read more

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Best way to get probiotics? Pills or yogurt

Best way to get probiotics? Pills or yogurt

Pills: The pills usually have higher concentrations of probiotics. ...Read more

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How much yogurt do you have to take to get the probiotic benefit?

How much yogurt do you have to take to get the probiotic benefit?

Highly variable: Yogurts contain many different strains of probiotics & the amount of live probiotics in yogurt is quite variable, so it is basically impossible to answer your question.While yogurt & other fermented foods like kefir & sauerkraut can be good sources of probiotics, i advise people take standardized products like culturelle & dr.Ohhira's probiotics to make sure they get therapeutic amounts.See comment:. ...Read more

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What is an example of a slow release poly probiotic ? and can I get them OTC

What is an example of a slow release poly probiotic ? and can I get them OTC

Yes - can purchase: over the counter. I can't give brand names but it will state on front "controlled release" or "slow release". Your pharmacist can help you to locate it. If you don't use sublingual or controlled release - most of the cultures are likely to be killed in stomach acid & not make it to the intestines. ...Read more

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Can you get sick from probiotics. Are they safe to take. Any risks taking them. What's a recommended brand?

Can you get sick from probiotics. Are they safe to take. Any risks taking them. What's a recommended brand?

No: You can't get sick from probiotics. They are safe to take. They are the type of medication that either works or doesn't work , but has little in terms of side effects. There isn't a recommended brand, best is to go to your local health food store and ask for recommendation of brands carried. I don't know of any risks of taking them. ...Read more

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Do you have any recommendations for a brand of probiotics i can buy? My baby is 10 weeks (8 weeks adjusted).

Do you have any recommendations for a brand of probiotics i can buy?  My baby is 10 weeks (8 weeks adjusted).

Might be too early!: I know your concerns... But adding another component to baby's feeding may backfire on you , either way , i would prefer a more potent , more lasting "probiotic" which is breast milk! we survived for 2000 years with those! "rely on the best ...Stay with the breast" regards ! ...Read more

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In response to my previous question, to get 25-50 billion probiotic, is it ok to take more than the 2 recommended capsules of Probiotic 11?

In response to my previous question, to get 25-50 billion probiotic, is it ok to take more than the 2 recommended capsules of Probiotic 11?

Probiotics: are best taken 30 minutes prior to a meal or with a meal that has some fat content. Peace and good health. Dr. Ohira brand is a good one. No need to change them unless they are not helpful to you. Look for multiple strains in the product rather than the amount of each strain. ...Read more

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I want to buy probiotics high in bifidus factor. Lacto-5 (shelf stable) or BiO-LiFE Advanced MultiBlend Probiotix (refrigerated)? Buy which one best?

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

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Will probiotics be good for bv? What kind can I buy?

Will probiotics be good for bv? What kind can I buy?

What's "bv"?: "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