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What Are The Benefits Of Acidophilus With Pectin
To fix bloating?: Over what period of time have you noted the swelling--minutes or months, and what are your underlying medical problems (alcohol, liver &/or gut disease). As to your question: There is considerable value to probiotics like Acidophilus (see prior HealthTap answers on the subject); not so much with apple cider vinegar, for anything. ...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, ……
Best, Siranush Cholakian ...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
Not at all: Go ahead and do so.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Galectin 3 is now 61, other than modified citrus pectin-2.4 grams per day in capsule form, is there anything else that I can use to get the g3 to 12?
Galectin 3: Altho galectin 3 is associated with numerous, widespread conditions, the test is approved only for chronic heart failure. Best way to lower levels is to work closely with your doc in all modalities used to control chf—fluid restriction, diuretics, daily weight checks, possible pacemaker. Discuss these options with doc. ...Read more
It can be: Beneficial.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: These microorganisms are harmless.Get a more detailed answer ›
Acidophillus: Probiotics are safe for a 15 month old. I like Florastor which is over the counter for kids ...Read more
Discharge: Definitely not usual. You need to get checked for an infection ...Read more
Modified citrus pectin sold contains lead when they r supposed to remove lead. Is this true & safe?
Question?: I'm not clear on exactly what you are asking. I recommend modified citrus pectin to any patients with high Galectin-3 levels. I'm not aware of a problem with lead contamination of it. Best wishes to you. ...Read more
How much wd u take in taking pro biotics acidophilus. It comes in 100 million, 2, 3, 4 and 20 billion acticuipures? My friend is 50 yrs old.
A waste of time: I personally would not take any of it. Why take something that has virtually no value? ...Read more
Yes: The two will not interfere with each other, but there are not good data to prove that acidophilus taken orally will help a vaginal yeast infection. If you are already taking acidophilus for other reasons, then no problem. ...Read more
What is the best way to use Acidophilus to treat oral thrush? Its been 3 days and I have noticed no improvements.
Dentist/MD: I would recommend antifungal medication. See MR or oral surgeon. ...Read more