Questions tagged [probiotics]

Living microorganisms consumed or applied to complement, enhance, support, rebuild, replace the natural microbiome of a human mostly in its intestinal organs or on the skin. Species used to that end include mainly certain strains of bacteria like: lactic acid bacteria, bifidobacterium, enterococcus faecalis, escherichia coli; and yeasts, like: saccharomyces boulardii und saccharomyces cerevisiae.

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How do oral probiotics reach vaginal mucosa?

I have read online (Vásquez et al. 2005) that oral lactobacillus is more effective than local suppository in the treatment of recurrent vaginal candidiasis. So how can an oral probiotic which has ...
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No firm evidence for restoration of gut bacteria by probiotics?

I read two online articles on the use of probiotics to help maintain balance of gut bacteria when undergoing antibiotic treatment: https://...
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Will regular consumption of Probiotics cause side effects?

Probiotics are good for people with stomach aches. Is there a medical risk that regular consumption of probiotics without exceeding daily dosage will cause bad effects like addiction or harm to health ...
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Is it possible to keep reusing shop bough probiotics? [closed]

I only buy it once, and use it again and again for years when I make sauerkraut or any kind of fermented food Is it possible and beneficial?
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Are there any phase III clinical trials of probiotics?

Probiotics are used by a large number of people. I know there is research on their efficacy, but have any studied reached what would reasonably be considered a phase III clinical trial?
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Probiotic doses - comparing CFU measurements

I have a probiotic that says it has 8 billion CFU (colony forming units) per capsule. I'm reading a paper on this same probiotic that discusses a study where the participants took 11.8 log CFU per ...
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What is the best way to match a probiotic suppliment to desired strains?

Looking for a probotic suppliment with the following strains: Lactobacillus Plantarm Lactobacillus Acidophilus Lactobacillus Brevis Bifidobacterum Lactis Bifidobacterum Longum What is the best way ...
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What probiotics work for irritable bowel syndrome, according to Genome Medicine?

According to the Chicago Tribune, a study was published in the journal Genome Medicine that indicated that some probiotics work for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): In a study published in May in ...
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If I take probiotics and antibiotics at the same time, which one wins?

Okay, I couldn't resist that title. Seriously though, since antibiotics can cause indigestion, many physicians recommend taking them with food (see How much food is necessary to buffer the stomach ...
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Determination of probiotic regimen based upon genomic profile?

I have been amazed at the accurate and pertinent results from some services such as NutriHacker (via data from or This has allowed me to take my nutritional ...
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Saccharomyces boulardii with antibiotics. When to take?

On Saccharomyces boulardii leaflet it's written that it has to be taken on an empty stomach (at least 15 minutes before eating) but if it's to be taken with antibiotics then you should take them ...
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When to take acidophilus pills?

How and when should acidophilus pills be taken? For example does it matter what time of day they should be taken or if they should be taken on an empty or full stomach?
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How do probiotics work?

What are the bacteria in your large intestine doing that benefits health/immunity? I first heard about these bacteria in a health food store about 20 years ago. This was before people started using ...
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Probiotic expired Oct 2013 [closed]

I was doing some cleaning and came across sealed and packaged probiotic that expired Oct 2013. Is it safe/effective to consume in Oct 2015?
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Can I take probiotics every day? [closed]

Can I take probiotics every day or should I take course and then take a break? And can I mix different types of probiotics?
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prebiotics and probiotics dosage & can I have them regularly?

I've heard some good things about prebiotics and probiotics - for example, here. I also came across this line... As with any dietary supplement, be aware that probiotic supplements are regulated as ...
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Probiotic: capsule or powder?

What form of probiotic has the greatest health benefit- Capsule or powder? I have searched for it but the results talk about everything on probiotics except my question! (A snapshot of my endeavors) ...
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