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Is it bad to take too many lactic acid producing probiotics? I heard that the brain runs super well on lactic acid, so I want to take a lot.

Is it bad to take too many lactic acid producing probiotics? I heard that the brain runs super well on lactic acid, so I want to take a lot.

No proof: There are no studies which prove the idea that probiotics make the brain work better. Do not believe everything you read, especially if written by those selling you the products. Good luck. ...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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Does lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria probiotic help weight loss or gain ?

Does lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria probiotic help weight loss or gain ?

Loss or gain: Please don't take the two items you list and see what happens over a few days. If things change for the better that's great! If not please see your primary doctor for advice and care. ...Read more

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Can I take probiotic supplements like lactic acid bacillus while taking antibiotics like amoxicillin?

Can I take probiotic supplements like lactic acid bacillus while taking antibiotics like amoxicillin?

Yes....: Given the distribution of what is considered "normal flora" in a nale vs female body, lactobacillus is found mInly in the vagina and its secretions. You may want to try other probiotics orgood products such as Saccharomyces boulardii and Greek-stule yoghurt, respectively. ...Read more

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How much lactic acid is too much?

How much lactic acid is too much?

Small amount: Lactic acid build up can occur from a variety of causes. Most times this is a limited disturbance due to a severe illness in hospitalized patients (sepsis or liver failure). It can also occur during aggressive exercise, but is generally never severe enough to require medical attention. ...Read more

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What really helps destroying lactic acid build up?

Increased blood flow: Lactic acid levels rise when blood flow is decreased, as in shock. Increasing blood flow with fluids and drugs will restore normal metabolism and clearance of elevated blood Lactic Acid levels. In fact, we monitor the blood levels of Lactic Acid 2 adjust and determine effectiveness of shock treatment in the intensive care unit. Dr. Mike. ...Read more

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I'm curious what could happen to untreated "lactic acid"?

Needs to be treated: Lactic acid is produced by tissues/ cells that are not getting enough oxygen. The most common cause is due to patient's blood pressure being so low that organs such bowel/ kidneys/ brain are not getting enough oxygen. This always has to be treated, as it can be life threatening. Cause of low blood pressure needs to investigated, however quite often is due to an infection causing severe sepsis. ...Read more

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I have a knob in my shoulder is this lactic acid?

No: Lactic acid, although we say "a build up of lactic acid" , etc, does not make a bump or knob. You could have a muscle spasm of some sorts or another injury such as a muscle tear. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my lactic acid?

How can I get rid of my lactic acid?

Time and massage: Lactic acid in muscle can be removed through tissue massage and with the passing of time. Lactic acid in the bloodstream is metabolized in the liver. ...Read more

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What does high level of Lactic Acid in blood means?

What does high level of Lactic Acid in blood means?

Sepsis: High lactate levels can be from multiple causes. The most common is low blood pressure limiting blood supply to vital organs and tissues. This can be seen in sepsis. Most patients with high lactic acid levels are critically ill and require ICU level of care. ...Read more

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