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Lactic Acid Probiotics
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.
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
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
Can I take probiotic supplements like lactic acid bacillus while taking antibiotics like amoxicillin?
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
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
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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It is already done: Your body removes it as fast as it can, and you cannot do anything to change it. ...Read more
It goes away: They say "pain is just weakness leaving the body". But it's really lactic acidosis building up in the muscles. This occurs as part of the normal metabolism of glucose by your muscle in the absence of oxygen (called anaerobic metabolism). The Lactic Acid clears from the muscles (and your body) with rest, plenty of fluids and appropriate nutrition. ...Read more
Train: Regularly and stay well hydrated.Get a more detailed answer ›