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I cannot answer your question directly, but explaining some general considerations might help to clarify what would be a sound choosing approach. When you say: In my opinion it is better to use capsule since it will protect the bacteria from the acid environment in the stomach. bear in mind that this applies to gastro-resistant capsules only: Gastro-...


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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, some of which are described as phase 3 studies. You can change the search term to acidophilus or whatever you're interested in.


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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 dose 9.2 log CFU) during three weeks. So, the study protocol says the active group took 6 capsules a day. The question says that the retail version of this ...


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If they both contain the exact same substance, then powder form may be easier to measure more precisely. However, I cannot find any studies indicating any significant difference between capsule and powder form. Additionally, I would like to give you this link containing an interview with Dr. Stefano Guandalini, MD, Section Chief of Pediatric ...


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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 the wheat from the chaff". I found this review which seems pretty comprehensive, and extracted some key concepts that may answer your question (they will be ...


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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 make sure it looks and smells edible. Probiotics can last 18 months Unrefrigerated, Complete Probiotics have an 18 months shelf life. Probiotics, shelf ...


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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 search. The one result that comes up is unrelated.) Theoretically, there should be little to no danger from "overdosing" on probiotic as probiotics are supposed to ...


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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: Probiotics are widely prescribed for prevention of antibiotics-associated dysbiosis and related adverse effects. However, probiotic impact on post-antibiotic ...


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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 should never take drugs with milk or milk derivatives.


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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 to prevent Clostridium difficile diarrhea associated with antibiotic use (Cochrane.org, 2017) Based on this systematic review and meta-analysis of 31 ...


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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 reinforcement eg. through opioid receptors or cannabinoid receptors and since probiotic organisms are usually mixed in with food, this seems highly unlikely to cause an ...


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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 respectable sources: bacillus coagulans and saccharomyces boulardii.


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


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