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Probiotics, yes or no?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 15, 2012 at 8:05 PM

What's the scoop on this? Some folks couldn't live without them and naturally there are those who say it's all hype. Anyone have experience in using?

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on October 16, 2012
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For a healthy gut, they are not needed every day. If you have a healthy gut, then all you are doing is excreting the probiotics, and wasting your money.

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on October 16, 2012
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why not every day?

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on October 15, 2012
at 09:46 PM

Definitely not all hype. Helps my digestion a lot. It's one of those things that helps, but isn't a cure-all.

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on October 16, 2012
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Helps me stay regular. I take Custom Probiotics 11-strain formula, and also get natural probiotics from kefir and sauerkraut.

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on October 15, 2012
at 11:05 PM

Mainstrem medical science is getting on board, discovering how important the gut flora is. There's research in progress that I recently heard of through UC San Francisco where they are studying the connection between gut permeability and heart disease and obesity.

I don't think it's hype at all, but it's going to take a while for mainstream medicine to catch up, publish, and then convince the public over the objections of big agra and big pharma which produce toxins and products that harm our gut flora.

If you wait until then . . .

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on October 20, 2012
at 12:19 AM

I can't do them. they cause very severe reactions that takes 2 weeks for me to get over.

Very bitter metallic taste in mouth, extreme mouth watering, constipation, no appetite, and fever

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on October 19, 2012
at 10:54 PM

It depends on your specific condition. As other posters have noted, probiotics can help heal the gut, and even a Kaiser doctor I know recommends them after a course of antibiotics to re-populate gut flora. OTOH, both my wife and I have experienced skin flaking off after taking probiotics, which stopped within 2 days of stopping the probiotics. It's likely that we both have some intestinal weirdness going on, e.g., small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), but there can be a downside to probiotics.

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on October 15, 2012
at 09:10 PM

Yes, as needed to help rebuild gut (sickness, anti-biotics, etc). No to everyday.

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

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on October 16, 2012
at 01:13 AM

why not every day?

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on October 16, 2012
at 11:44 AM

For a healthy gut, they are not needed every day. If you have a healthy gut, then all you are doing is excreting the probiotics, and wasting your money.

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