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Old 10-05-2006, 06:40 PM   #1
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Probiotics....how many?

How many probiotics can you safely take in one day? I usually take two in the AM on an empty stomach.
I am bothered by abdominal bloating and foul-smelling bowel movements.
I'm wondering if these symptoms are the result of a bacterial infection.
Any thoughts?

 
Old 10-05-2006, 07:03 PM   #2
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Re: Probiotics....how many?

Its not how many capsules of probiotics you take a day but at what amount of live bacteria..The number is anywhere from about 5 billion to 50 billion a day of live bacteria. I take ''Ultimate Flora'' which has 50 billion per capsule at one per day.....
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Old 10-05-2006, 07:25 PM   #3
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Re: Probiotics....how many?

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Its not how many capsules of probiotics you take a day but at what amount of live bacteria..The number is anywhere from about 5 billion to 50 billion a day of live bacteria. I take ''Ultimate Flora'' which has 50 billion per capsule at one per day.....
6foot3, thanks for enlightening me!
I take "PB-8"....just looked at my bottle and nowhere on it does it tell how much live bacteria (if any) each capsule contains. Maybe I would have better results if I switched to "Ultimate Flora."
Am I correct in thinking probiotics helps to allievate stomach bloating and excesive gas?

 
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Re: Probiotics....how many?

Georgiagirl....Yes probiotics are very good for that but usually takes several days to week(s) before they take hold in the intestines.There's a constant war going on in our intestines and when our good bacteria are weaken from antibiotics, sugar foods and coffee etc...then the bad (yeast) takes over. So take those probiotics and chill on the fast/junk foods and you'll notice improvement.....later !!
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Re: Probiotics....how many?

Thank you very much!

 
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