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Lactose Free Probiotics
Do (lactose free) probiotics help with gastritis? Also, do they provide any benefit for the elderly?
Yes, esp. If...:
Most cases of gastritis are caused by H. pylori. This is usually treated with antibiotics (though herbs like Mastic Gum can work as well). Probiotics are important for both helping to eliminate H. Pylori & for re-establishing healthy flora. Probiotics can be beneficial for people of any age as healthy flora is essential for good health. See
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Found in milk. Lactose is a large sugar molecule that is made up of two smaller sugar molecules, glucose and galactose. In order for lactose to be absorbed from the intestine and into the body, it must first be split into glucose and galactose. The glucose and galactose are then absorbed by the cells lining the small intestine. The enzyme that splits lactose into glucose ...Read more
Yes: Lactose intolerance means you don't have the enzymes to breakdown lactose- this means your intestinal bacteria will do it for you, resulting in gas, bloating and diarrhea. There is no contra-indication to consuming probiotics...just don't think it will actually allow you to consume lactose containing products. You will end up with the same symptoms of lactose intolerance. ...Read more
Do probiotics help process lactose? I noticed that the weeks I drank yogurt with probiotics I was able to tolerate products with lactose I wouldn't normally be able to consume without taking Lactaid pills.
While scientific evidence regarding the use of probiotics in treating lactose intolerance is quite mixed, in the general population, since it seem to be working in you, I would be tempted to continue it for now.
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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
Hi dr I'd like to ask about kefir and probiotics and if is it allowed in dairy diet for lactose intolerance patient?
Probably: Probiotic usually contains no dairy. The amount of lactose is usually much lower in yogurt such as kefir but I have found that the more liquidy yogurt may not be tolerated by some lactose-intolerant people and thus you will have to find out yourself as to which brand or type of yogurt you can tolerate. Another approach would be taking lactase tab prior to consuming dairy. ...Read more
Lactose intolerance: I see your confusion but lactobacillus is a probiotic bacteria, not a sugar. Lactose intolerance (difficulty digesting milk sugar) can be secondary to lactase enzyme deficiency, or due to a bigger problem of small bowel inflammation, infection, infiltrative disease, and/or maldigestion. Don't assume its lactose intolerance unless tested, or at least assessed response to lactase enzyme replacement. ...Read more
I am lactose intollerantand have acidity problem, can I take probiotic lactobacilus when I have upset stomach?
Which probiotic strain is best for post antibiotic (flagyl-cipro) therapy of sibo. Also highly lactose intol. Sibo symptoms returned very quickly.
Probiotics: There are several high potency probiotics available, such as klaire complete, and orthobiotic, two of my favorites. A good post antibiotic restorative probiotic should have at least 4 strains of acidophillus and bifido bacteris, and a friendly competitor for candida, like florastor. Ortho biotic has all of those in one supplement. The other thing to look for is billions of cfu (cocloies). ...Read more
Why do I get a stomach ache when I eat greek yogurt? Does that mean I have lactose intolerance? Can it be because of the live culture and probiotics
Bloating eating anything. Got better gluten free 2 +yrs ago. Can't eat fats or carbs. Take big probiotic 2 yrs. Eat little yet feel stuffed?
Need testing: Of your digestive system. 2 tests that might be useful- a stool analysis through a lab such as genova and a food sensitivity test, such as alcat. An integrative or functional medicine doctor can work with you to decide on testing. Once you get more information regarding how your gut is working and determine if you have a "leaky gut" then there are specific treatment options that can help. ...Read more
Hey please suggest me best probiotic brand for yeast overgrowth (candida) and best brand multivitamin for fast recovery I'm on candida free diet thx?
No single best:
There's no one best probiotic or multivitamin for everyone. I advise a heat-stable probiotic with multiple strains and at least 20 billion per capsule-good brands include Renew Life, Advanced Naturals, PB8 and Prescript Assist. See http://www. Yeastinfectionadvisor. Com/probioticsforyeast. Html
Also many good multi's including UltraNutrient by Pure Encapsulations and Garden of Life Mykind Men's Multi. ...Read more
Has anyone tried global health trax threelac probiotic or a gluten-free, casein-free diet for autism?
Consumer beware: The present understanding of the autism spectrum involves the concept of a miswired brain due to a variety of genetic/chromosomal errors. Special diets, exercises, potions and the like have been offered for millennia to treat chronic conditions. One need to approach any with caution. When simple and paired with standard therapy there is no loss in trying. If hard & costly with no measurability=beware ...Read more
Abnormal bloating and heavy feeling lower abdomen for 2 years. Hashimotos gluten dairy refined sugar free. Itchy feet. Is it sibo? Probiotics help?
Do you recommended taking some vitamins such as CoQ10, Vitamin E, C, B12, K2, D3, and probiotics and laxatives for constipation in Parkinson? Also is sun exposure dangerous in PD in terms of increasing free radicals in body or is it good for Vit D? Thx
All except laxatives:
Are fine, though there is not much evidence that vit E is helpful. Except Exercise! That is apparently emerging as one of the most helpful things you can do for PD AND the good news for you is it also helps constipation.
You should of course drink LOTS of fluids and eat fruits, veg, and fiber. If you must take a laxative, use a fiber laxative. Good luck! ...Read more
Bacterial vaginosis 7 out of 10 on a scale. Probiotics give me diariah. Ibs. Debilitating! Diarah from sugar free no carb diet lack of fiber? Help!
Well: Sounds like you have a sensitive stomach. Don't know what probiotic you tried but floragen is pretty easy an the stomach. Some doctors have samples. For the BV have you tried vaginally yogurt with active culture one applicatorful a night, using an applicator that comes with Monistat or from you other vaginal creams? Worth a try. Assume you have tried medications from the doc? If not get checked. ...Read more
infection started from probiotics/antibiotics that caused mucous nausea and blood. What test should I get for this infection. Already had colonoscopy, hpylori, celiac, lactose, parasite, blood test ultasound had this 2 years, getting better over time?
Help with what?: Probiotics MAY help. They are usually still alive, if stored properly all the time from production, through shipping, to being on the store shelf. The living microorganisms get weaker and die over time. The problem is that nobody can really tell how much live material was in the package to start, how much is alive when one buys it, how much survives at home, nor how much goes to one's intestine. ...Read more
Most people: I am an advocate of probiotics. The gut lining has a difficult time maintaining the balance of healthy bacteria with stress, disease, poor sleep, poor nutrition, antibiotic or medication use. Recent studies have shown benefits even pregnant patients. Probiotics can help with immune function, regulate constipation/diarrhea, bloating, help with GI diseases and even skin conditions. ...Read more
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. Look for multiple strain products. ...Read more
Yogurt tastes better: These contain the "good organisms" living symbiotically with you. Certain condition such as use of antibiotics often kill-off too many of these good bugs and leave us more susceptible to illness from other bad bugs. Probiotics basically replace some of the loss of the good bug and hopefully restore the balance. Both are safe, but yogurts taste better? And contain calciums/vitamins. Good luck. ...Read more
I commend you for your desire to have good Health.
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for digestive system.
Probiotics can be helpful for
• Irritable bowel syndrome
• Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
• Infectious diarrhea (caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites)
• Antibiotic-related diarrhea ...Read more
Probiotics: Probiotics may be helpful -- but yogurt drinks may not contain all the labels say they do. You might check consumerlab. Com for particular products. It's $33/year to subscribe and has been a very useful resource for me. (no, I don't work for them!). ...Read more
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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