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Doctor insights on: How Often Should I Take Probiotics

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Who should take probiotics?

Who should take probiotics?

Most people: I am an advocate of probiotics. The gut lining has a difficult time maintaining the balance of healthy bacteria with stress, disease, poor sleep, poor nutrition, antibiotic or medication use. Recent studies have shown benefits even pregnant patients. Probiotics can help with immune function, regulate constipation/diarrhea, bloating, help with GI diseases and even skin conditions. ...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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How long do probiotics take to work?

How long do probiotics take to work?

Probiotics: They begin to work within the day of consumption. ...Read more

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When should someone take probiotics?

When should someone take probiotics?

Probiotics Use: I commend you for your desire to have good Health. Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for digestive system. Probiotics can be helpful for • Irritable bowel syndromeInflammatory bowel disease (IBD) • Infectious diarrhea (caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites) • Antibiotic-related diarrhea ...Read more

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What's the best brand probiotic to take?

What's the best brand probiotic to take?

Probiotic of Choice: I often recommend Jarrow due to it's quality and the fact it doesn't need refrigeration. ...Read more

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At what point should you take probiotics?

At what point should you take probiotics?

Probiotics: If you have GI symptoms and have seen your doctor, a multi-strain probiotic is a good. Recent research points to the bacteria in the gut as influencing mood and overall health so a probiotic can be helpful for all of us. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it possible to take too much probiotics?

Is it possible to take too much probiotics?

Probiotics: While mostly harmless, you should follow the directions of the manufacturer of the brand you are taking to decide on the maximum you should take in a day. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to take probiotics every day?

Is it healthy to take probiotics every day?

Probiotics: Hi Isaac, my understanding is that taking probiotics daily can be beneficial. Such as the yogurt variety. However, there are many supplements and dietary products out there so be careful. In addition, you may have certain medical/dietary concerns unaccounted for. My recommendation is to discuss your probiotics with your PCP and/or a registered dietitian/nutritionist to confirm. ...Read more

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What is the best brand of probiotics to take?

What is the best brand of probiotics to take?

No single best: This is like asking what is the best drug for hypertension or the best wine. There is no single best brand and different brands work best for given individuals and conditions. Here are independent ratings of many brands- all rated A or A- are excellent: https://labdoor.com/rankings/probiotics A different ranking: http://tinyurl.com/zxlsalj I also like OrthoBiotic from Orthomolecular Products. ...Read more

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Which is now the top probiotic formula to take?

That suits wallet: Any that suits the wallet. Plain yogurt , in my opinion is good enough. ...Read more

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And does it matter which probiotic I should take?

Yes: Probiotics have little to no value in a healthy gut, but if you are on antibiotics, suffering from irritable bowel syndrome or diarrhea, then the probiotics should have at leat one billion colonies each of several different bacteria such as lactobacillus. ...Read more

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What does probiotic do for ur body when u take it?

Probiotics help: Keep the natural balance of bacteria in the intestine. Helps with digestion, gas, inflammation, with use of antibiotics. Also being researched for other benefits as well. ...Read more

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When is the best time of the day to take probiotics?

Probiotics: Best time is at bedtime so good bacteria have the most time to affect intestinal levels. ...Read more

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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

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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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Wats the max dose of probiotics i can take in a day? Can i mix match?

No known max but...: There is no known maximum or toxic dose of probiotics. One well-researched product, vsl#3, has been given in doses of 1.8 trillion bacteria/day for a year without adverse reactions. See http://www.Medscape.Com/viewarticle/719654_11 it is definitely ok to mix ; match- different strains have diff. Benefits ; some may help you more than others. However, more is not always better so be cautious. ...Read more

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I am starting a course of probiotics 30 billion what's the best time to take them ?

I am starting a course of
 probiotics 30 billion what's the best time to take them ?

What for ??: Probiotics are organisms that usually inhabit your GI tract. Why do you think that they are somewhat depleted in your gut so that they have to be replenished by taking some external source of them. You can get some fresh yogurt with live cultures in it and that will replace your gut flora with appropriate gut gut flora. Read up on "The Human Biome". ...Read more

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