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Probiotics - How Many Billion Is Enough?

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Old 09-24-2011, 10:23 AM   #1
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Probiotics - How Many Billion Is Enough?

Hey guys,

So I'm looking to buy a probiotic.

I'm currently on 10 billion, this product has at least 70 billion and seems to be good. Before I buy I just wanted to understand why so many billion would be needed and why not other products have that amount.



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Re: Probiotics - How Many Billion Is Enough?


I believe all one needs is a good quality probiotic. How many 'billion' a label says it has is not so important, as the good bacteria will multiply in the gut, if you are taking this regularly and are not killing the good bacteria with antibiotics.

Ask someone at the health food store what probiotic brand has the best live probiotic. Usually what is stored in a refrigerated section is very good. Plain yogurt is very good.

There are more potent supplements, L. rhamnosus GR-1 and L. reuteri RC-14, proven to effectively rebalance the gut and reduce pathogenic bacteria and yeast and since it is effective in the female vaginal tract, it seems it may also be beneficial in overcoming a yeast infected scrotum (though you may not have that problem, I am simply stating information for whomever may read this).

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Re: Probiotics - How Many Billion Is Enough?

I am currently taking VSL3 which contain 450 billion bacteria. It's playing havoc with my insides at the moment but am hoping that things will settle down soon.

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