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VSL #3 or a soil based probiotic like Primal Defense? What is better?

VSL #3 or a soil based probiotic like Primal Defense? What is better?

More evidence 4 VSL3: There is a good amount of research proving VSL #3 is safe and effective: http://vsl3.com/hcp/scientific-info/ While Primal Defense makes many claims and is supported by testimonials, I'm unaware of any research studies proving it's effective and some question its safety. See http://www.curezone.org/forums/am.asp?i=278134 Thus,while Primal Defense may be useful for some, VSL #3 has proven benefits. ...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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What is it like to try probiotic primal defence?

What is it like to try probiotic primal defence?

Probiotic brand: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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I am currently taking Valium 2mg, lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg, Zyrtec, and a normal everyday vitamin Would it be ok to take Natrol probiotic defense ?

I am currently taking Valium 2mg, lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg, Zyrtec, and a normal everyday vitamin

Would it be ok to take Natrol probiotic defense ?

Probiotics: Are generally fine and act locally, I am rather concerned with the other drugs you are on: the combination of zyrtec (cetirizine) and Valium isn't advisable, you can use loratadine instead of Zyrtec (cetirizine) if you have to take an antihistamine. Good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications ,wish you wellness ...Read more

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What's the probiotics?

What's the probiotics?

Probiotics: "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 & need to be taken daily to maintain the probiotic organism population. Benefits include: less gas, regulated bowels, prevent infections, improve digestion, decrease inflammation. ...Read more

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What do ProBiotics do?

What do ProBiotics do?

Restore gut flora: We have trillions of bacteria in our intestines, most of which are friendly & support digestion, improve immune function, affect weight, influence gene expression etc. Antibiotics can kill many friendly bacteria, creating a serious long-term disruption of our flora. Probioitcs can help restore the balance friendly microbes in our GI tract. See http://bit.ly/1lbM1xS for more info. ...Read more

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Probiotics . Good for u?

Probiotics . Good for u?

Probably good: However, people respond to probiotic differently to the same strain of probiotics . Some conditions appear to respond to one and not the other. While the issues are far from resolved, i would be inclined to think that it does more good than harm overall. I myself take one daily. ...Read more

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Is probiotic a medicine?

Is probiotic a medicine?

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. Peace and good health. Natural med. ...Read more

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What are probiotics for?

What are probiotics for?

Replace bacteria: healthy for humans; in many areas of our body, skin, intestinal tract, perineal area, etc. While human cells contain about 30,000 genes, adult humans carry over a 1,000,000 genes, the additional ones being part of the human microbiome, a slowly evolving area of research & understanding due to the fantastic complexity of which bacteria are symbiotic, commensal &/or pathologic in what locations. ...Read more

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What are probiotics for ?

What are probiotics for ?

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. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Do probiotics really help?

Do probiotics really help?

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