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Are probiotic dietary supplements healthy?

Are probiotic dietary supplements healthy?

Probiotics: Yes, can be healthy, especially if you are taking any antibiotics. ...Read more

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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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Will yakult help IBS diarrhea?

Will yakult help IBS diarrhea?

R/O IBS: IBS IS DX OF EXCLUSION.. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori . you also need a baseline colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water.KEFIR &YOGHURT HAVE NATURAL PROBIOTICS. ...Read more

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Probiotic yogurt drinks hype or benefit?

Probiotic yogurt drinks hype or benefit?

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

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Are taking probiotic supplements as effective as gaining probiotics naturally from food?

Are taking probiotic supplements as effective as gaining probiotics naturally from food?

Yes: Of course taking foods high in probiotics may be desirable for other reasons, supplements contain a "fixed" amount of probiotics (colonies). Many of the "natural products" like yogurt may have "supplements" added to the product anyway. Your body does not know the difference ...Read more

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Can t drink cranberry juice with vancomycin, nystatin, fluconazole, omeprazole, align probiotic?

Can t drink cranberry juice with vancomycin, nystatin, fluconazole, omeprazole, align probiotic?

Cranberry juice: ONLY WARFARIN SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN WITH CRANBERRY JUICE. NO KNOWN INTERACTION WITH OTHERS. WARFARIN IS THE GENERIC NAME FOR COUMADIN, (warfarin) JANTOVEN AND OTHERS. ...Read more

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Does taking psyllium fiber supplements effect nutrient absorbance?

Does taking psyllium fiber supplements effect nutrient absorbance?

They should not: For the most part, dietary fibers don't really bind to much except good at holding onto water (thus softening stool) and so does not prevent absorption of nutrients. So don't worry, take your fibers. Most of us in the good us of a don't consume enough fibers. If you can, do it for better health. If you have concerns, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is probiotics a goodthing to takeafter taking doxycycline?I developed gastritis n GERD.Heard probiotics repopulates bacteria.Any bad probiotic effects

Is probiotics a goodthing to takeafter taking doxycycline?I developed gastritis n GERD.Heard probiotics repopulates bacteria.Any bad probiotic effects

Probiotics: Most people don't need probiotics after taking a course of antibiotics, since the normal bacterial flora of the gut repopulates rapidly after stopping antibiotics. If you have a history of C. difficile, it may be useful to take probiotics, however. Otherwise, studies do not support their routine use. Having said that, there are not usually many side effects, if you do decide to try them. Good luck ...Read more

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Can taking "centrum" multivitamins cause constipation?

Can taking "centrum" multivitamins cause constipation?

Possibly: Iron can cause constipation and is commonly in multiple vitamins. Iron absorption is decreased by stomach acid blockers.Young woman need iron because of losses during periods. Avoid dairy, wheat, and sugar, eat plenty of fresh leafy vegetables and other iron rich foods like eggs and grass fed beef for a few weeks and see if this helps.. Increasing fun, daily exercise is always helpful. ...Read more

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Is align probiotic supplements a good substitute for probiotic yogurt if you're lactose intolerant ?

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

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Will taking Dulcolax kill gut flora?

Will taking Dulcolax kill gut flora?

No.: it will have no effect on the gut flora. The go flora is usually affected mostly by antibiotics. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could imodium (loperamide) slow stomach digestion?

Could imodium (loperamide) slow stomach digestion?

No: The acid that is produced in the stomach is in response to the food put in it. Immodium might slow the emptying of the food from the stomach, but it shouldn't affect the rate at which the proteins in the food is broken down by the protein enzymes in the stomach. The rest of the digestion occurs in the intestines, and immodium could slow down the movement of the food through the intestines. ...Read more

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Will pepto dismal or probiotics effect c.diff test?

Will pepto dismal or probiotics effect c.diff test?

No: If you truly have C. diff in a severe form, most likely no, they will not cause a false negative. sometimes it is better to collect three different samples from three different times to be sure. ...Read more

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Would taking probiotics help with chronic constipation?

Would taking probiotics help with chronic constipation?

Probiotic research: indicates that they help w/constipation. Here's a summary: "slowed “gut transit time” by 12.4 hours, increased the number of weekly bowel movements by 1.3, and helped soften stools," Dr. Ohira's brand is a well-respected one. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Will expired vitamins cause diarrhea?

Will expired vitamins cause diarrhea?

Could be: You probably don't want to be taking expired vitamins. Vitamin c and magnesium are also components which may commonly cause diarrhea, depending on how much the product contains. ...Read more

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Can taking ferrous sulfate supplements cause dark green/black stools?

Can taking ferrous sulfate supplements cause dark green/black stools?

Possibly: I'm aware that Iron digestion causes dark black or green stools. Chemical digestion is responsible for this. I would continue the Iron and inform your doctor in case they would like to perform tests. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a multivitamin, probiotic, fish oil omega-3 supplement, apple cider vinegar, and psyllium husk for fiber together daily?

Is it safe to take a multivitamin, probiotic, fish oil omega-3 supplement, apple cider vinegar, and psyllium husk for fiber together daily?

Yes: These are safe though I wouldn't take them all at once. I advise the multivitamin after breakfast, the probiotic at the start of a meal, the fish oil after lunch or dinner, apple cider vinegar in water separate from meals and the psyllium at bedtime. Some multivitamins are far better than others- see https://drrandybaker.com/2012/11/ and https://www.multivitaminguide.org/best-multivitamin.html ...Read more

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Are there any good over-the-counter medications for IBS c I have been taking probiotics metamusal and milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)?

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Are there any good  over-the-counter medications for IBS c  I have been taking probiotics metamusal and milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)?

IBS: I would recommend that you do a food dairy and see which foods you are allergic (ibs pts have allergies). The most common are dairy and gluten. You can try a to do a food elimination diet where you eliminate an entire food category for 1-2 weeks to see if you improve. I would recommend a high strength probiotic of 80 billion. For constipation i would recommend taking mag 500-1000 mg per night. ...Read more

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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more