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Is beano a probiotic?

Is beano a probiotic?

No it is not: Beano is not a Probiotic. Beano is an enzyme. A probiotic is either a bacteria or yeast. An enzyme is a protein, a protein is like a machine in cells. Beano is an enzyme that breaks sugars down to simple sugars that your body can absorb more easily. A bacteria can also break down food into something that body can absorb more easily. ...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 activia yogurt good for heartburn?

Is activia yogurt good for heartburn?

People: who have tried it have given very mixed reviews. See: http://www.probiotics-lovethatbug.com/activia-yogurt-1.html. Dairy products can worsen heartburn in some people. ...Read more

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Is align probiotic supplements a good substitute for probiotic yogurt if you're lactose intolerant ?

Is align probiotic supplements a good substitute for probiotic yogurt if you're lactose intolerant ?

The Align: Probiotics are commonly recommended to restore/maintain healthy gut flora. I am not so sure this will help directly with lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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Is yogurt constipating?

Is yogurt constipating?

No it is not: As a rule of thumb yogurt does not cause constipation. You need to look at other food ingredients you consume. If there is problem with your bm associated with pain/cramps, you better see your doctor for exam/evaluation. ...Read more

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Is probiotic powder effective?Is buttermilk or curd a probiotic?Any natural probiotics?Doc has asked me to take probiotics but need a reliable brand

Is probiotic powder effective?Is buttermilk or curd a probiotic?Any natural probiotics?Doc has asked me to take probiotics but need a reliable brand

Perhaps, marketing: yet few clinical trials, little reliable data. Like many OTC products, labels does not even match the contents. While some data about probiotic benefits with clostridium difficile & ulcerative colitis exists, few reliable brands. Thus natural fermented products likely a better option for now. Study the: "Human Microbiome Project" for insights; >another decade to sort out some of the complexity. ...Read more

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What is culturelle lactobacillus for?

What is culturelle lactobacillus for?

Probiotic: Probiotics are good bacteria that help your digestive process as well as strengthen your immune system. When you are on antibiotics you reduce all bacteria (good and bad) so probiotics help. People with chronic GI problems, older ages, food intolerances, low immune system can benefit from probiotics. ...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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Which is better for IBS: prebiotics or probiotics?

Which is better for IBS: prebiotics or probiotics?

PROBIOTICS 4 IBS: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. SX can be managed You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori . you also need a baseline 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. Also 64-80oz water ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to take saccharomyces boulardii probiotic tablets while prone to constipation?

Is it a good idea to take saccharomyces boulardii probiotic tablets while prone to constipation?

Saccharomyces: probiotic has been evaluated prospectively in several clinical trials, and seems to have efficacy in a limited number of conditions. However, constipation is not one of them. That being said, taking saccharomyces will not worsen your constipation. ...Read more

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Dr. Ohira's Probiotic contains Streptococcus. Is this safe to take?

Dr. Ohira's Probiotic contains Streptococcus. Is this safe to take?

Safe and beneficial: The form of streptococcus in many probiotics (and yogurts) is streptococcus thermophilus, considered a friendly bacteria that is a normal part of healthy intestinal flora. This is a very different strain of strep than pathogenic alpha and beta-hemolytic streptococci that cause infections. See http://www.probiotic.org/streptococcus-thermophilus.htm ...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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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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Is probiotic a medicine?

Is probiotic a medicine?

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. This can happen w/out antibiotics at times too. So, the probiotics replace the good bacteria that are missing or low. Peace and good health. Natural med. ...Read more

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Yogurt with acidophilus and bifidus good for yeast infection?

Yogurt with acidophilus and bifidus good for yeast infection?

When taken orally: It may be beneficial. Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (butoconazole) (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex( clotrimazole). ...Read more

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Is yogurt good for constipation?

Is yogurt good for constipation?

Only if it has live: Cultures. Buttermilk, kefir, greek or high probiotic yogurts can ^ growth of healthy gut bacteria and help to keep bowels regular. ...Read more

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Is taking yogurt good for vaginal yeast infection?

Can be: Any food that restore natural bacteria can help. Plain vanilla yogurt has been used topically as well. ...Read more

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What' is bifidus bacteria?

What' is bifidus bacteria?

Probiotic: Bifidus regularis is the active ingredient in activia yogurt. This is a popular hearty bacteria in many probiotic supplements that is believed to be safe for consumption and promote intestinal and digestive health. ...Read more

Activia (Definition)

Is a brand of yogurt by dannon, to improve intestinal motility. It is considered a functional food & contains ...Read more