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.

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Do probiotics really help you lose weight or is it another gimmick?

Probiotics. Probiotics are helpful to your system, but do not specifically help you lose weight. Read more...
No, sorry. Probiotics will help you digest foods better and promote your immune system. For losing weight, eat palm sized portion lean protein + complex carb every 3hr;3 tsp fat/oil/day, 4 fruits &4veggies/day. Exercise 30-50 min/day 6 days perweek. You can spread out the xercise -- not all in one block... Like 3 20min blocks/day. 80-100 oz water/day important for cells to work optimally! Read more...

I am a bit scared of Probiotics. Do they really help women affected by repeated UTI?

Here are some ... Taking probiotics is to help restore the altered dysbalance of natural normal bacterial flora inside colon and small intestine leading to changing pattern of normal BM from developing so-called SIBO, in turn, to malabsorption, malnutrition, impaired immune ability, etc. , and has been clinically confirmed to be helpful. And usually, such condition results from overusing broad-spectrum antibiotics. Read more...