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Top 9 questions

Nishta Saxena, MSc, RD 1. Should I take a probiotic supplement? Are they a valuable supplement? Probiotics have many different clinical functions, and can be helpful and beneficial in certain scenarios. Whether or not you…
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How probiotics help with general health

A look at probiotics and how they support common body functions and general adult health. Gut health is in the top three searches for health. There are millions of adults who struggle daily with gut…
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How can probiotics help children?

Supplements such as probiotics are like having an extra tool in the toolbox parents create to raise healthy kids. Every parent is looking for an easy magic-bullet to help keep their child healthy. Optimizing their…
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How probiotics impact women’s health

A look at the top symptoms women experience, and how probiotics may help. The focus on women’s health, and research to help support women’s health issues is only growing. Of course, more research is always…
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Top ten most asked questions in my practice (with typical answers)

Bradley Linton, HBSc., BSc Pharm., Pharm D, RPh 1. Probiotic Indication & Effectiveness: Should I take a probiotic if I am experiencing diarrhea (acute)? What is the best probiotic to take if I am experiencing…
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Daily probiotic use is appropriate for some people

Studies have demonstrated benefit for using daily probiotics Should I use a probiotic every day? Probiotics have been studied in numerous populations and a trial of a daily probiotic is reasonable for some people. With…
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Probiotics shown to be safe for use in almost all populations

Probiotics are generally considered harmless, however, as with all medications, there are a few considerations to keep in mind Many studies recently have shown side effects that are mild. These side effects include bloating, constipation,…
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Using probiotics to reduce the risk of diarrhea when taking antibiotics

Studies repeatedly demonstrate probiotic effectiveness to reduce the risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhea Antibiotic-associated diarrhea is a common adverse effect when taking antibiotics, affecting approximately one in five people on antibiotics. Symptoms can occur within one…
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