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How can probiotics boost the immune system?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
9 doctors agree
In brief: Probiotics
Probiotics are live bacteria, that when present in the gut, leads to some measure of improved health.
The intestinal bacterial can be very different from one person to the next. The immune system is continually responding to the gut bacteria and chemicals the blood cells release can influence surrounding immune cells. Immune boosting probiotics are thought to increase release of these chemicals.

In brief: Probiotics
Probiotics are live bacteria, that when present in the gut, leads to some measure of improved health.
The intestinal bacterial can be very different from one person to the next. The immune system is continually responding to the gut bacteria and chemicals the blood cells release can influence surrounding immune cells. Immune boosting probiotics are thought to increase release of these chemicals.
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Probiotics
Helping to re-populate the gut bacteria.
By doing this, it can help to restore the body's gut immunity which has a large role in the overall immune system. But it is very difficult to say that probiotics truly "boost" the immune system although I am a proponent in their use.

In brief: Probiotics
Helping to re-populate the gut bacteria.
By doing this, it can help to restore the body's gut immunity which has a large role in the overall immune system. But it is very difficult to say that probiotics truly "boost" the immune system although I am a proponent in their use.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
You might be interested in the work with intestinal parasites in MS research, as even tapeworms can improve the autoimmune status.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
You might find of interest the research with intestinal parasites in MS, where the autoimmune attack is blunted by tapeworms.
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