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How do probiotics work?

The internet is overflowing with information regarding probiotics, and since these products are not registered as drugs and are widely sold as nutritional supplements, it might be hard to "separate ...
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If I take probiotics and antibiotics at the same time, which one wins?

That depends on the sort of antibiotics. E.g. Tetracyclines interacts with Ca2+ and so its absorption is massively reduced see here, while other do interact less. Generally you can say, that you ...
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Are there any phase III clinical trials of probiotics?

You can search on the clinical trials website to find most of the trials conducted with probiotics. Eg. https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?intr=%22Lactobacillus%22 gives currently 589 results, ...
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Probiotic doses - comparing CFU measurements

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1198254/ The study group members (8 males and 4 females) took three probiotic containing capsules (8.4 log CFU per capsule) two times daily (the daily ...
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Probiotic expired Oct 2013

I would go with the expiration on the package. If the package says that it can only last till June 2015 or other date, I wouldn't try go very far past that. Also, make sure the package is intact and ...
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prebiotics and probiotics dosage & can I have them regularly?

There are currently no studies catalogued in PubMed (the largest repository of medical articles) that cover probiotics and overdoses at the time of this answer. (Clicking that link will rerun the ...
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No firm evidence for restoration of gut bacteria by probiotics?

Post-Antibiotic Gut Mucosal Microbiome Reconstitution Is Impaired by Probiotics and Improved by Autologous FMT Published: September 6, 2018 DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2018.08.047 Abstract: ...
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No firm evidence for restoration of gut bacteria by probiotics?

PRESCRIBED PROBIOTICS AND ANTIBIOTIC-ASSOCIATED DIARRHEA There seems to be moderate evidence that probiotic supplements can reduce the risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhea. The use of probiotics ...
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Will regular consumption of Probiotics cause side effects?

If we consider that the numbers of bacteria far exceed that of human cells then you will realise that bacteria are not necessarily harmful. Addictions require some type of immediate positive ...
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What probiotics work for irritable bowel syndrome, according to Genome Medicine?

I have it on good authority that bacillus coagulans and saccharomyces boulardii are effective at combating C. difficile, which is largely responsible for IBS. Here are a couple of citations from ...
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What probiotics work for irritable bowel syndrome, according to Genome Medicine?

Some IBS patients benefit from probiotic supplements. Those with the best efficacy include Align, Culturelle and VSL#3.
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