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What is a good pre-biotic to tak with a pro-biotic, also

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what is a good pre-biotic to tak with a pro-biotic, also what is a good multi enzyme to take with meals
mysticdoc :

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mysticdoc :

Hello,.

mysticdoc :

Thanks for your question.

mysticdoc :

Phillip's colon health is a good probiotic.

mysticdoc :

Another one is Culturelle.

Customer:

are metamucil fiber bars considered a pre-biotic

Customer:

are you there?

mysticdoc :

no

mysticdoc :

they are dietary fibers --do not contain any probiotic.

Customer:

what is a good pre-biotic?

Customer:

inulin? Fiber Choice?

mysticdoc :

Yes Inulin is a good prebiotic.

mysticdoc :

Prebiotic promotes the growth of probiotic.

mysticdoc :

Following food items have high prebiotic content:

mysticdoc :

raw chicory root, raw jerusalem artichokes, raw dandelion greens, garlic.

Customer:

I was told by a friend that has similiar digestive issues, to take a pre-biotic shake with a probiotic, also a multi enzyme (digestive) before meals, also to take berberine 400mg once a day. I was just wondering if Inulin would do the same as a shake? also what is a good digestive enzyme to purchase, and is berberine safe to take, I also take 10 mg of lisinipriol 2x daily and a 1 mg klonopin at bedtime.

mysticdoc :

Berberine does have beneficial effects on cardiovascular health, cholesterol.

mysticdoc :

It is good to take.

mysticdoc :

Any digestive enzyme brand should be ok.

mysticdoc :

Swanson premium, Now foods are some examples of reliable brands.

mysticdoc :

Inulin will do the same as shake.

Customer:

any drug interactions, that your aware of, and can I buy most of this at any pharmacy such as walgreens or walmart?

mysticdoc :

They are available in any pharmacy.

mysticdoc :

Berberine interacts with cholesterol lowering medications.

mysticdoc :

It can increase the level of klonopin.

mysticdoc :

Hence, this is one interaction you need to be aware of.

Customer:

OK maybe Just skip the berberine then,

mysticdoc :

Yes that should be fine.

mysticdoc :

Inulin and digestive enzyme are safe to use.

Customer:

thanks

mysticdoc :

Very welcome


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