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Old 12-18-2002, 12:58 PM   #1
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Question probiotics / supplements - confused

HELP !! Please explain to me what a "probiotic" is. Also, I just began taking acidophilus yesterday. It says take 2 pills 1 a day after meals. I've heard to take them twice a day on an empty stomache, but the directions say otherwise.

One more question, I've also began taking a B-complex vitamin is it okay to the acidophilus and B-complex vit at the same time?

Should I also be taking a probiotic? As you can see, I'm in DESPERATE need of advice !!

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Old 12-18-2002, 10:19 PM   #2
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Acidophilus is just one of friendly bacterias( there are many) that have been identified in your Gastro system.

Acidophilus is killed by stomach acids and heat. So, if you take it on an empty stomach and store it in the fridge ---it's best. Once the bacteria gets to the intestines that are not as acidic as the stomach ---they live, re-colonize and do the job best and more effective!!!

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Old 12-19-2002, 12:02 AM   #3
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I just bought trader joe brand probiotic supplements...i put them in the says take one daily before a meal...well, should i take it late at night before bed or right when i wake up? stomach acid is at its lowest at bedtime, right? well, each time i have thrown up in my life it was in the middle of the night and there certainly was that nasty acidic taste. maybe thats irrelevant.

help me lol

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