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Do probiotics work? If so a recommendation?

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Do probiotics work? If so a...
Do probiotics work?
If so a recommendation?
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Doctor: Dr. J, Board Certified MD replied 10 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. J, Board Certified MD replied 10 months ago

So, in my line of work, I quite regularly tell patients to use probiotics! In women, probiotics are great for replenishing the normal healthy bacteria in the vagina. But probiotics are a good idea for all of us! Probiotics can restore the natural bacterial population of the gut and help keep people's bowel movements regular, help fight constipation and other bowel irregularities.

Some popular probiotics are:

- Just eating 1 small cup of Activia yogurt per day. This has 1 active bacterial culture in it. (If you really want to pack a punch, there is a fermented milk drink called kefir that has 17 active bacterial cultures in it. Bit of an acquired taste though.)

- Culturelle probiotics if you prefer to take a tablet.

Give them a try!

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