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If I take probiotics should they be refrigerated? Or are room temperature supplements okay to take?

If I take probiotics should they be refrigerated? Or are room temperature supplements okay to take?

Check the label: Many forms of probiotics are stable at room temperature, but some do need to be refrigerated - especially after opening. Probiotics can be a great choice for health. Thanks for asking! ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

Supplements is also known as Vitamins and supplements. A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Lost 7 pounds of weight accidentally while on probiotic supplement for 4+months. Cant seem to gain weight. How to gain back the weight?

Lost 7 pounds of weight accidentally while on probiotic supplement for 4+months. Cant seem to gain weight. How to gain back the weight?

See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more

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Which probiotic supplement would you recommend?

None: Probiotics have been shown to have little usefulness. A recent study even showed that they had no real val in preventing antibiotic related diarrhea. Why? There are between 500 to 1, 000 types of bacteria in your gut with more sub-species among them. Your gut is estimated to have around 100 trillion bacteria. The pills you can buy will not make a difference. Ignore the hype; now you know the facts. ...Read more

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Can probiotic supplements still be effective after their expiration date or is it just mandatory to put an expiration date on any and everything?

Can probiotic supplements still be effective after their expiration date or is it just mandatory to put an expiration date on any and everything?

Probiotic Expiration: Most supplements and meds have an expiration because they can gradually loose their potency. This is especially true for probiotics, which are actually microorganisms that die off over time. ...Read more

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What is a good probiotic supplement? Can you tell me which are in voluntary certified list?

Probiotics--worth $: "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, and may provide (in some patients): less gas, regulated bowels, prevent infections (like c.Diff), improve digestion, decrease inflammation. Check prices & desired benefits of each. ...Read more

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Best probiotic supplement ? Is align good ?

Best probiotic supplement ? Is align good ?

Align is good: There are multiple probiotics in market but align is one of the few probiotic that has been tried in medical trial on ibs patients with positive response especially patients with diarrhea, gas and bloating. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a probiotic supplement?

Probiotic supplement: Probiotics are live microorganisms, similar to those found in the human gut. Also called "friendly bacteria" or "good bacteria, " they help maintain the natural balance of microorganisms in the intestines. Some illnesses and medications can upset this balance, and harmful microorganisms can take over. Probiotic supplements are a way to reintroduce "good" bacteria so that balance is restored. ...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