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Lactobacillus Acidophilus Medication
What yogurts have lactobacillus acidophilus with no added sugars? Need to know! Please help! If possible give me several o the brands!
Plain organic yogurt: Most yogurts have lots of added sugar; it is best to get plain yogurt- you can add fresh fruit on your own if you wish. I strongly advise organic yogurt or else it is probably made from cows fed gmo corn which is best avoided. Some of the best brands are stonyfield farms, wallaby and straus family creamery. ...Read more
Yes, but not together: The only prescriptions that might interfere with acidophilus are antibiotics, but being on antibiotics is when we need probiotics the most! If on antibiotics take a high potency probiotic, at least 20 billion, and take at least a couple hours away from antibiotics. I also advise taking sacchromyces boulardii, a probiotic yeast, if you are on antibiotics- this can be taken at the same time. ...Read more
Stonyfield, Culturele: If you really want the benefits of lactobacillus acidophilus I advise taking it as a supplement, as most yogurts have little if any live cultures. Stonyfield farms is one brand that does have live cultures. For supplements good brands include culturelle, bio-k+, primal defense, dr. Ohirra's & probiotic pearls. See http://www. Probiotic-info. Com/probiotic-supplements-compared/ for more info. ...Read more
Probably not: The main cavity causing bacteria is streptococcus mutans. They take in sugars from our diet and convert it to acid which in turn, eats away at the enamel of teeth. Good brushing habits and smart eating habits like minimizing ones refined sugar consumption are the best line of defense against developing cavities. Also, a regular dental check up and Fluoride treatment can help keep decay at bay. ...Read more
Can I take Lactobacillus Acidophilus with Sertraline? I believe that they can affect the seratonin levels or something. I'm on 100mg per day.
Sertraline with ProB: Yes. Sertraline elevates serotonin in nervous system and GI tract. Acidophilus. Elevates serotonin production in GI tract. Both considered healthful and important by experts. So, proceed. Add probiotic slowly. Only risk - is serotonin syndrome, which includes nausea, dizziness, weakness -- but which is highly unlikely. Best wishes. Eat well. Exercise. Minimize simple carbs. ...Read more
What would cause low lactobacillus acidophilus levels in urine? Havnt been on antibiotics since july. Could yeast tablets like Azo cause levl to drop?
Stool contamination: Normally there are no lactobacilli in the urine. If there are low levels in a stool sample that could be due to antibiotics. If you are eating 6 servings of organic fresh vegetables and 1 apple a day and eating a little yogurt each day you should have good bacteria in your GI tract. Cystectomy is very unusual at age 13. Dilitation and curettage could introduce stool bacteria into urine. ...Read more
My doctor said I have a pH imbalance, which is why I have this yeast infection. So iam using lactobacillus acidophilus caplets. How long will it take to see results? When will my yeast infection go away?
Need more work: Ph is only part of problem. Most women with recurrent yeast have the source of this in the intestines. Go to a4m. Com and use doctor locator to find a functional medicine doc near you to help evaluate and treat gut for yeast. Until this is fixed these will recur. In interim start a high dose multi-strain probiotic like "florajen" to help heal the gut. Acidoph by itself is not enough. ...Read more
Is it safe to insert acidophilus lactobacillus capsules into my vagina for BV cure and fishy oder im on antibiotic Flagyl but it don't work no more.?
NO: No studies to suggest it even works, that I know off. I am sure our gyn docs will also give their opinion on this one. ...Read more
Can my pregnant wife take lactobacillus acidolphus to help treat her slow digestion and constant nausea?
Yes: But it probably will not help the nausea. The OB vitamins recommended by her OB are the best source of treeatment. ...Read more
Probiotics gives lactobacillus acidophillus & bifidobacterium. Whey: beta lactoglobulin & alpha lactalbumin. Can both provide similar benefits?
No: Probiotics and whey provide different benefits. They both have "lacto" in their names, which may be the source of your confusion. Lacto means related to milk. Lactobacillus is a bacteria that can grow in dairy products. Whey is the thin, clear liquid that is left when milk has curdled; it is high in protein. Probiotics are good for intestinal health. Whey is primarily a protein source. ...Read more
Acidophilus: Is a good probiotic but you you receive greater heal by taking a brand of probiotic that has several strains of probiotics in it, not just one. This can be taken as a way of maintaining health long term or short term until symptoms resolve. Please see doc for help to understand your symptoms. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Better and more natural way would be to take full fat plain yogurt (you can add fruits or chopped cucumber and garlic) a few times a week for food and other fermented foods.
Make sure that the fermented foods that you buy are not pasteurized after the fermentation. It is hard to get such foods. Therefore I do suggest to my patients to prepare their own yogurt, pickles, ……
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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
Often no: Lactobacillus acidophilus is a bacterium found inside the bowel of humans and is considered beneficial flora. It represents 1 species of many in the microbiome (all the living matter in our bowel not us), which makes up ~3# of an adult's body weight. A healthy microbiome makes vitamins for us and balances immunity. Person with milk allergy may have problems with probiotics containing milk. ...Read more
Acidophilus chews are known to cause harmless effects like hiccups, excess gas and belching. Diarrhea, while uncommon, should be minimal.
If you experience any of the following side effects :
Rash, itching, hives, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, difficulty breathing, weakness, nausea or vomiting
notify your doctor or go to the ER right away. ...Read more
Good for you: Everyone should take a probiotic almost daily to keep your gut healthy and prevent colds/flu's, etc combined with high dose vitamin d to keep serum level at 75 or so. Your gut flora produces antibiotic and antiviral substances, makes vitamins, helps keep your immune system healthy and balanced, and so much more. Take care of your gut and it will take care of you. ...Read more
Not at all: Go ahead and do so.Get a more detailed answer ›
They really aren't: Strep bacteria often hurt us, causing heart infections, rheumatic fever, tooth decay, and soft tissue infections. If you get involved with cults about stool microbes, they'll tell you that you need to eat special foods loaded with these microbes or your normal body flora and overall health will be ruined. This isn't my focus, but most of these claims seem overstated to me. ...Read more
Should be OK: One recommendation for dosing probiotics is to take them three to four times daily, with the total daily dose between 1 billion to 10 billion cfu (medscape). It seems many studies were done with lactobacillus, but other strains have also shown to be helpful either alone or in combination with each other. ...Read more
Are there any noticeable differences between lactobacillus rhamnosus and lactobacillus rhamnosus gg?
Doubt you'll notice: The GG strain is a mutant that supposedly has remarkable effects as a probiotic. If you believe everything you read (mostly from obscure sources -- 80% cure of peanut allergy, major protection from colds and so forth), you'd be reading uncritically. I hope you get what you want from it. ...Read more
I've read where it's safe to insert acidophilus capsules vaginally and did this last night -my question is does the capsule just dissolve?
Yes: This is quite safe and often effective and yes, the capsule will dissolve, just as it does in your stomach (though it might take longer to dissolve than when in your stomach). ...Read more
Acidophilus: Is a good probiotic and can help keep balance w/your gut flora. As long as you have no side-effects you can take it as long as you like as protection from imbalance. This may not be necessary if you have a balanced lifestyle of food, rest, exercise, etc. Gut imbalance can impact not only physical health but also mood. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Health Food Stores &:
Any store that sells "health foods" will carry lactobacillus acidophilus. Certain brands like culturelle are also widely sold at pharmacies. There are many different strains with various benefits. Look for a product with high-potency that includes several different strains. See http://newhope360.Com/probiotics/probiotics-strains-matter
see my comment for brands I recommend &
another link:. ...Read more