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What's the probiotics?
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
13 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Gut friendly microor
Agree with dr. Cattano.
Gut friendly microorganisms, typically bacteria, but also some yeast. Can be found in fermented foods such as tempeh (not tofu), yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchee, miso, sourdough bread. These can be dietary staples. Can also be found in kombucha. Can also be found in otc products (more regulated). Interact with "prebiotics"-the fibers that the "probiotics" live on.

In brief: Gut friendly microor
Agree with dr. Cattano.
Gut friendly microorganisms, typically bacteria, but also some yeast. Can be found in fermented foods such as tempeh (not tofu), yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchee, miso, sourdough bread. These can be dietary staples. Can also be found in kombucha. Can also be found in otc products (more regulated). Interact with "prebiotics"-the fibers that the "probiotics" live on.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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