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There isn’t as much research yet, but some people say that probiotics have helped them with: Preventing and treating yeast infections Preventing and treating urinary tract infections Lactose intolerance Skin conditions such as eczema Treating certain stomach and respiratory infections, especially. Probiotics contain live microorganisms that can enhance your gut health. While research indicates that some strains may survive better if taken before a meal, the timing of your.

In case you need a refresher, probiotics are good bacteria thought to boost the health of your microbiome, or the balance of bacteria, fungi, and viruses that lives in your. Probiotics are beneficial strains of live bacteria or yeast. Regularly taking probiotics can help restore the natural balance of the gut microbiota. It may also help treat a number of. If you’re taking a live strain probiotic supplement, “ideally you want to take them 20 minutes after you eat, first thing in the morning or right before bedtime,” Greenfield says.

Probiotics are foods or supplements that contain live microorganisms intended to maintain or improve the “good” bacteria (normal microflora) in the body. Prebiotics are. Choosing the right probiotic depends on why you’re taking it. Effectiveness is specific to the strain and the condition.

Probiotics can be found in foods such as yogurt, or in. Since your body works to naturally maintain a healthy balance of these “good” bacteria, there’s no need to take probiotic supplements regularly. Instead, once your symptoms. One big thing to look for is whether or not you need to take your probiotic with a meal. “Some must be taken with food to help buffer the harsh stomach environment, while other. It is true that you can get enough probiotics from your diet, but sometimes you need a bit of a boost.

Some specific times that this may be true are when you are traveling or after taking a.

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Probiotics can be found in some yogurts with active cultures and other cultured foods, or they may be taken in capsule form, but make sure they are a truly active and effective probiotic supplement.

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Other than the cost, probiotics in recommended dosages shouldn’t do any harm.

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However, it is important to point out that although probiotics may play a role in general digestive health, immune function, and other aspects of the microbiome, probiotics do not directly aid digestion in terms of breaking down food into smaller units.

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If you ever experience intestinal gas, bloating, stomach upset, allergies, or constipation—and who doesn’t?—then you can definitely benefit from probiotics.

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Probiotics generally need to

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If you don’t feel you’re getting enough probiotics in the ordinary course of your life, you can take a supplement.

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However, most studies indicate that this does not happen and that probiotics rapidly disappear from stools when their intake is stopped (Garrido et al. 2005); for this reason, they must be consumed periodically to exert their health-promoting effects.

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What Do Probiotics Do?

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The same is true with children, babies, and pregnant or breast-feeding women: they shouldn’t take probiotic supplements (or any supplements, for that matter) unless they first confer with their doctors.

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If you’re experiencing immune or digestive-related disorders, probiotics are worth exploring.

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  • Probiotics are a MUST in my daily routine! I recently started taking “shelf stable” probiotics, because of the convenience when I’m on the go, but I’m wondering if they are just as effective as refrigerated PBs?
    I take NewRhythm Probiotics 50 billion CFU 20 strains.

  • Oh goodness. What a crackpot doctor. Great companies usually offer probiotics that has anywhere between 10 to 20 different types of strains and 40 to 50 plus billions of Colony Forming Units (CFU). There are also companies that offers their probiotics with enteric coating to ensure survives the harsh stomach environment and reaches the small intestine where it will provide the best health benefits. Doctors knows pharmaceutical drugs and are ignorant to the health benefits of herbs and natural supplements. 😉

  • Hi, I’m very sorry about this, this is unrelated to the video, I wonder if you could help me..
    Do you know if children as young as 3 are supposed to have a special, different children’s b12 tablet? Because we have just been giving him a quarter of the 500 mcg cyanocobalamin tablet that we take, and we’ve been doing this for years. The reason I do this is because they don’t really sell it for kids unless it’s in a multivitamin and I don’t want to give him a children’s multivitamin with all the rest of the stuff in it. I was giving him Mykind Organics kids multivitamin for a while, but that was just so he could get the vitamin D in winter and Dr Greger says the Methylcobalamin might not work so I think I should give him the cyanocobalamin as well.
    But today I was buying a new bottle of b12 at Holland and Barrett, a health food store here in the UK, and the lady said “You shouldn’t really give these to anybody under 18”.
    I asked if they can get a kids B12 and she said “No they don’t make them because a doctor will tell you that a child shouldn’t need to take them because they should be eating everything, and that they shouldn’t be raised a vegan”.
    She also said “the body doesn’t flush out the excess like it does with other b vitamins, it stores it”. My non-vegan partner was there and was looking at me with concern and made me feel terrible. He will be challenging me on this now, but I have spent a lot of time looking into this and watched loads of Dr Greger’s videos and interviews, and when he talks about b12 for kids he’s never mentioned, I don’t think, that it needs to be a special, different supplement. He just says give your kids b12!
    Does a child that young need a different one, or is a quarter of an adult one alright?x
    I have messaged on the nutritionfacts website but I’m just waiting for a reply there too. Thank you. Xx

  • Should we ingest/ the pre, an apple, some veggies, etc right before taking a pro??
    Or, as long as our diet is full?
    Refrig vs body heat, so many duhs are going off in my mind.
    You are 100% such an amazing person, TY for all you share. So selfless, So serious.
    Love from Nashville,

  • Any one know of they hear ingredients good for u???: (HA-132), (HA-129), (HA-116), (LAFTIB94), (HA-135), (HA-122), (R0418), (HA-108), (LAFTIL26), (HA-275ND), (HA-188), (GG), (HA-111), (HA-114)), (HA-118), (XOS), (GOS), (IMOS ), Hypromellose, Gellan Gum, Pectin, Cryobiotic Protection System (Trehalose, Skim Milk, Sucrose, Trypticase, Ascorbic Acid).

  • Hello Jeff

    I tried to send you an email but the email you have in the about section on this YouTube channel is no longer operational. Could you fix this up providing an email that has an operational inbox that you look at.
    Thank you

  • I always wondered why so many kids have food allergies now especially peanut. Didn’t know it actually had to do with poor immune function.

  • yes it’s true, I was taking a course of antibiotics and hadn’t noticed any issue with diahreah but took a natural pro biotic anyway and found it conbstipated me so I stopped and went back to normal pretty quick, so with a healthy plant based diet you shouldn’t even need it.

  • Wow, competitive adhesion is such an interesting idea I’ve not heard of before, though I knew that L. rhamnosus is a great probiotic for many. Thank you.

  • I use probiotics to make my soy or almond or coconut yogurt in my Vitamix. Love my home made vegan yogurt. I also eat raw German sauerkraut or polish Sauerkraut and Kimchee with out MSG. ��

  • I am literally gobsmacked at how many probiotics have acidophilus as the main ingredient. And how many do not have any rhamnosus. Even most that have rhamnosus also have acidophilus listed just before and after it. Same is true for most of the store bought yogurts. Thanks for the heads us. I’m now making my own almond milk yogurt using rhamnosus as the starter. Crazy how easy and idiotproof it is. Making your own probiotic yogurt would make a good video if you’re looking for a new topic to cover.

  • What would you consider “a lot” of Lactobacillus Acidophilus? I have Jaimieson 10 billion with 14 strains of probiotics
    .5 x 10^9 of this is L.A.
    What should we be looking for in a daily dose?

  • Idk if I need probiotics. I’m carnivore/Keto. Only fruit/vegetables I really consume is an avocado a day and sometimes cooked veggies

  • Kassandra! You have been the most helpful and inspiring YouTuber ever. You give me hope. You saved me from my depression. You are honest and kind and loyal and educated. I am so grateful for your content and again thank you for this educational post. It was so eye opening! Can’t wait to see the next upload! ^u^ ily girl! Maxximo

  • Hi Thomas could you make a video about reading labels on supplements or in this case probiotics? Sometimes it’s just so overwhelming with the strain names that I’m not sure I’m getting what I need. Thanks!

  • I have a lot of the same issues as you, getting into your channel. Former model, extremely bloated now and cleansing. I use the RAW one that you picked up and said hmmm….. I think every can BENEFIT from probiotics but the misinformation! but I am also particularly interested in the gut/brain axis and continually trying to find a blend with the exact strains ive researched… keep me updated!

  • So if someone has SIBO, should they still take probiotics or wait until the SIBO has cleared first? Particularly the probiotics you recommend or another without probiotics.

  • Admittedly, I didn’t watch all of this, but does Apple Cider Vinegar kill good bacteria? If so what is the point of drinking it?

  • Been feeling a good benefit fro the first time from probiotics by taking a high dose of them. Reaction from trigger foods have been far less severe. So I’m investing in an expensive course of live liquid probiotics that has come out on top in testing for actually teaching the gut and surviving. Not cheap but I really need help. Start tomorrow, wish me luck.

  • You are completely right! I work in a vitamin department and I always recommend shelf stable probiotics. Stay away from the refrigerated stuff because even though the delivery trucks are refrigerated, once they get to the store they are sitting on the loading dock for an hour if not more. So always get shelf stable probiotics.

    Good probiotics are:
    1. Shelf stable
    2. Enterically coated
    3. Have at least 12-15+ strains
    4. Have at least 50 billion live cultures (CFU)

  • Thx first time hearing of this. My microbium was very damaged from antibiotics as a kid.

    Gonna try this for digestion.

    I Also am allergic to most soap schampoo and washing-powder as well as pollen.

    My immunesystem is very weak.

    This was really nice to learn about thx!

  • This is awesome video! Dr.Z
    Do you have any particular strain of probiotic that supports nervous system mental Health please

  • Dr Nick, thank you for sharing your knowledge with us, Question,
    What is a good brand of probiotics
    For someone that had crohns?

  • Google it:

    If you’re taking a live strain probiotic supplement, “ideally you want to take them 20 minutes after you eat, first thing in the morning or right before bedtime,” Greenfield says. “This allows more of the probiotics to get into the large intestines where they will have the most benefits.

  • Silly question,
    When is the best time to take probiotics? With food or empty stomach? And why?

    Anyone can help, much appreciated

  • OK so ive been looking for something that sounds like what your talking about and the only thing i can find is probiotics for women with alot of rhamnosus or well equal ish parts rhamnosus and acidophilus. this should be obvious but can men take women probiotics or will something actually happen cause finding a probiotic with lower acid is impossible even on thrive people really love acidophilus its the top ingredient even now even listed twice lol

  • Is there any point in me taking a probiotic supplement or food if I’m taking Metformin? You stated that Metformin would simply wipe out the good bacteria.

  • Thanks for he video Dr.Nick❤. Did you try the avocado on toast? And also which way is healthier to eat sweat patato? As boiled or baked? Thank You

  • I’ve been fermenting and drinking Water Kefir for a year now, it helped me transfer on to a plant based diet a few weeks ago. My wife and I didn’t get bloated or have a lot of gas and I just found out Kefir has vitamin B12 in it which is bonus. I’ve lost 10kgs of fat and still lift the same amount of weight at the gym. I’ve been following Dr Greger’s eating app, but I try get all 24 diet suggestions ticked in the app. Thanks Doctor Greger, you’re the man!

  • What was the probiotic that you did like from Whole Foods? Would you recommend that one or do you know of a better one that you take?

  • Hey Thomas. What’s a good brand for probiotics that you would recommend? Thanks for your videos. They really help me understand more about my body.

  • I have 2 questions
    If one has CIBO, can one still take Lactobacillus etc? Will the good bacteria also count as too much bacteria?
    If one’s blood report s show high triglyceride levels, can one consume coconut oil / mct oil which contain medium chain triglyceride s?
    Please,Sir, repliy me,
    Thanks a lot

  • There’s a company that released probiotic (40bills cfu) and now they are working on 14 mushrooms blend. For people asking, its Excellent quality!

  • Any suggestions for how to get these naturally from fermented n how to determine how much of then to eat how frequently? Great work man������

  • This doc is a man of a few words ain’t him? Omg this was painful to watch it was like she was pulling words out of his rear end the whole time. Only thing I learned from this guy was: go to the dr for gut health… which is probably not a good idea…

  • Thank you for the informative channel and may God bless you for spreading the Holistic Health Gospel! Would it be possible to discuss the efficiency of taking probiotics orally given the fact that not much can pass through the stomach acid and stay alive? Would it not make more sense to have probiotic enemas?

  • I’ve had a hard time finding a probiotic that I should get. I am also unsure as to why they have maltodextrin in the ingredients. Any help would be appreciated. I dont want to waste money on something that is wrong.

  • So helpful ���� I got sick this week and I used acidophilus but my stomach was so bloated and constipated! I switched to renew life for women and I was better in 2 days!

  • Are you a nutritionist to be talking about probiotics? Majority of people suffer with over growth of bad bacteria, IBS, IBD. Adding prebiotics like FOS, GOS or Maltodextrin (which are all isolated from their natural environment) is a big no no! You get most of your prebiotics from your diet by eating different coloured fruit and veg that provide you with different type of fibre which is food for your gut bacteria. Also important to have carbohydrates and resistant starch. Consuming probiotics on regular bases in high doses can cause SIBO. Plus how do the bacteria in fermented food survive stomach acid?

  • @ThomasDeLauer, what does the data about the Lactobacillus acidophilus come from? I did some research on the Internet but I can’t find it. Thanks for help:)

  • Why would you want to feed your gut sugar? Sugar is what feeds the BAD bacteria in your gut. also, The brand I buy actually shows the prebiotic blend in the ingredients below all the strains of probiotics it has.

  • OK, I have been diagnosed with SIBO and I am eating totally all the wrong foods that are even aggravating everything, you spoke of L ramnosus….. Can that be a secret component to b safe for me to take to fix the SIBO? I do seem to be absorbing vitamins and nutrients due to my D3 was super low I take 15,000 3 times a week and my levels are going up! I know there are a lot of factors to factor in and everyone is different…and I am sure changing my diet is top priority now i do consume a lot of good sugars and dont want to feed all that mess. How about fasting, would that clear my gut out instead of taking antibiotics if it got down to that? Thanks so much for all your help!! Signed, desperately want my life back and stomach bloating GONE and all organs working at its peak performance!!

  • If your concern about it being kept in a cold place.than why you talking about it and not by a shelf we’re they can be room temperature…since your body is 97 degree

  • Thank you for that info…. I take mine in the morning. I take my thyroid medicine first wait about an hour then get about a half cup of applesauce and break open my PB8 capsule mix and stir well and eat..

    Night,… after a meal I wait about an hour as well. repeat the same.. Is that ok?

  • So is it better to get probiotic from foods instead of pills? i started eating healthy for 3 weeks now but i think i have ibs so i wanna know what to do.

  • When my youngest was 2 years old, she had 3 different courses of antibiotics for an infected fingernail. When still not cleared up, they finally swabbed and it turned out to be thrush. A simple cream sorted it out.
    She was weaned from breastfeeding 6 months before this. She was never the same after the antibiotics. Vital wheeze, cold after cold, then severe pneumonia. At 3.5yrs old, she was diagnosed type 1 diabetic and celiac disease. I will never forgive myself for pushing the doctors to help her infected finger. I believe that the antibiotics played a strong part. Her sister is only 1.5yrs older and she is barely sick with nothing wrong with her.

  • Great informative video, will have to research and find what’s best for my gut. I’m currently on vegan diet, do you have specific recommendation?

  • There’s a company that released probiotic (40bills cfu) and now they are working on 14 mushrooms blend. For people asking, its Excellent quality!

  • Thank you for another great video! I do appreciate you educating us without beating around the bush.I have wondered about the refrigeration of probiotics myself. How are they going to do in our 98.6 degree body? Thank you for bringing that up. ❤️

  • i just finished a 7 day program on probiotics and i had violent diarhea. i used the toilet up to 6 times per hour…all day long. i quit today. even though i lost 7 pounds in 7 days. i can’t stand the effects of the pills. i will look for a more sensible way to weight loss.

  • Doctor, would you kindly include information about Ginseng in a future video? (Benefits, effects on fasting, best form, etc.) Thanks for your hard work.

  • You’re appendix contains a “copy” of you’re gut bacterias that was build up since you were born and can/will be released into you’re gut after anti-biotics to help you restore it.

  • You genuinely look so happy when you talk about the inner workings of the body and science! Have you ever considered going to medical school?

  • Okay, well, the liquid probiotic i was about to buy does have the L’s and Gg’s you’re referring to, soooooo, back to ground zero I go! ��

  • Love this video, but I think they are kept in fridges to keep the bacteria “asleep”. Heat will make them grow. (This is why you can put agar plates with bacterial colonies in the fridge for awhile and keep them before growing them out again). There are also refrigerated trucks out there for transport, so hopefully they use them!

    Definitely agree that most people don’t need them. Unless you wiped out your gut bacteria with antibiotics (which in this case, probiotics would be good or the much researched “fecal capsule”), your intestines is already colonized by a certain set of bacteria. Probiotics will have to compete with bacteria that have already colonized and that is hard for new bacteria coming in to do. (Perhaps prebiotics would be more useful in this case? i.e. food for already currently existing bacteria)

  • “Probiotic use can result in a significant accumulation of bacteria in the small intestine that can result
    in disorienting brain fogginess as well as rapid, significant belly bloating, investigators report. “
    “What we now know is that probiotic bacteria have the unique capacity to break down sugar and
    produce D-lactic acid. So if you inadvertently colonize your small bowel with probiotic bacteria, then
    you have set the stage for potentially developing lactic acidosis and brain fogginess,” Rao says. While
    probiotics can be beneficial in some scenarios, like helping a patient restore his gut bacteria after taking
    antibiotics, the investigators advised caution against its excessive and indiscriminate use. Probiotics
    should be treated as a drug, not as a food supplement,” Rao says, noting that many individuals self-prescribe
    the live bacteria, which are considered good for digestion and overall health.”

    Source: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University (and many others if you put probiotics and small intestinal on google.)

    What do you think about that one?

  • I have been researching Gut Health for a while now. The topic of probiotics is pretty controversial but the consistent benefit I saw in all studies that looked at it, was that probiotics/fermented food prevents you from contracting a cold!

  • Acidophilus is like Starbucks. It has a monopoly on the market and strangles out the other competitors whilst being cheap and inflammatory

  • Thank you Cassandra for this valuable info. So you know the most powerful weapon of the marketers is ppl who buy without education on the products they consume.
    btw, not only are you an absolutely gorgeous girl, but also a very smart person.

  • Researching this stuff is very frustrating. It’s hard to know what to believe with so many people saying different things. Then with things like, at first we thought such and such was good but then we found out it’s actually really bad. Who knows what we think is good now and then we will find out we were actually hurting ourselves because a company was really pushing a supplement to make money…sorry. just venting.

  • Wow, competitive adhesion is such an interesting idea I’ve not heard of before, though I knew that L. rhamnosus is a great probiotic for many. Thank you.

  • ^^ the end I love ” I am done embarassing myself”…… no you did so well explaining this. One question though what about SIBO and acidophilus….. I think one should be careful about that particular strain. cheers,

  • Wow, competitive adhesion is such an interesting idea I’ve not heard of before, though I knew that L. rhamnosus is a great probiotic for many. Thank you.

  • Wow, competitive adhesion is such an interesting idea I’ve not heard of before, though I knew that L. rhamnosus is a great probiotic for many. Thank you.

  • A few questions…

    What does micro encapsulated mean/ what is it? Why is it important?
    What are prebiotics? What do we need to look for on the packaging to know it has prebiotics?
    Are there certain strains we should look for or need over others?

    I will do some googling but I trust your brain more ��
    Thank you!

  • hey, good video! highly interesting frames at 2:05, 6:30, 6:56! does somebody knows, with which type of microscopes this pictures have been taken?! where are they from?

  • Great video content Thomas. Sounds like, while many claim vegetables as the leading cause, too much acidophilus might be one of the more leading & hidden causes of SIBO. I wonder if science has tested to see if that is true or not.

  • Most products will be careful and state so and so many billions of live cultures AT THE TIME THEY WERE PACKAGED. So by the time you get it off the shelf, it could be dead. Ive had decent results with milk Kefir. Even the mass produced kind.
    Probiotics are usually stored airtight or kept cold so the bacteria dont over replicate.

  • I’m not sure if this has been asked yet, but in terms of food. Can we find the probiotic we need in the food that we eat? Or do we have to buy a supplement?

  • Hey! I would love to know what your option is on Dr. Gundry Bio Complete 3? It’s an all in one prebiotic, probiotic, and postbiotic pill.

  • Yesssss you better go off ��, I love unbiased advice… Good advice tells the good and bad “BUT” Some of the better advice gives you industry knowledge that’s not commonly known to the public. More over they teach you how to use practical knowledge to see past marketing strategies. To focus on the product itself and not just a BRAND! ����������������������������������������������������������������������

  • be very very very careful with allll probiotics.
    which strains, when to take them, size of dose, and length of time should all be seriously considered and confirmed by testing YOUR body BEFORE taking anything.
    1000 studies doesn’t mean anything because it’s only one study under very few conditions.

  • Im so overwhelmed with all this info…
    Very informative but a bit complicated

    Btw… malodextrin has no purpose in these.. malodextrin is absolute junk. Shouldnt be in any probiotics at all. Its not good for people with ibs

    Anybody have any good reccommendations on top notch quality probiotics with no additives, junk, fillers? Refrigerate? Dont?
    So much conflicting stuff. My heads spinning

  • Thanks so much for the video the information provided is most helpful. I’ve been on the fence about whether or not to take probiotic supplemets  the direction provided is greatly appreciated.

  • What about hiv’s antiretroviral treatment and its effects on our bacteria? I’ve been on it for 7y. And since then im having most of the symptoms named here and actually many more. Like those of the nervous system, some bipolar behavior, a bit of mania, a generous dose of irritability, pieces of psychos… well ive became kinda lunanic. Cant deny that. Any advice please?

  • most peoples microbiome is established at birth, and the source of that microbiome magic pill is the vaginal mucus we all pass through, so for the best source of probiotics to repopulate after the anihilation of the microbiome by a course of anti biotics just munch the pussy 😉

  • I’m glad to hear advice about what PILLS to buy at the grocery store, but generally when people go looking for Probiotic + Grocery Store, they’re asking what kind of FOOD has the best probiotic.

  • Freshest is the “Bestest!” Make your own 11 types of fresh probiotics with only a minute of prep and not a single dirty dish. They taste incredible (even kids are begging for more). Save your time and money and get probiotics the way your body needs it.

  • I wish you would adopt the Dr Berg style of presenting information. You talk so quickly that I have to watch the video numerous times and by the end I am still none the wiser of what the point was. Also, your habit of showing videos of people doing things is not necessary. I would rather you drew diagrams on a white board to explain what is going on inside the body.

  • this is so helpful! went to order a recommended probiotic offline and the wait times for shipping are delayed due to the virus so was planning on heading to whole foods. i would have been totally overwhelmed and likely would have bought a crap product if it weren’t for this. now i know what to look for! thank you

  • The most important thing to look for in a quality probiotic are strains that have been tested to survive the digestive system, which means they need to survive outside the refrigerator as well. There is also a lot of different research coming out about Enteric Coating and how it might not be so good. I used to work at Whole Foods, so I know that probiotics are delivered in a container with ice packs unless they are shelf stable. WholeFoods keeps all their probiotics in the fridge, whether they are shelf stable or not just to keep it all together for easy shopping.

  • Wow, competitive adhesion is such an interesting idea I’ve not heard of before, though I knew that L. rhamnosus is a great probiotic for many. Thank you.

  • Through my new keto meal plans, I’ve discovered the importance of probiotics through Dr. Z and similar channels. I now include kimchi, sauerkraut with my daily meals, and a new recipe I’ve come across but have not try yet! I’m amazed everyday how much I’m learning. I wish I learned all of these earlier in my life, but, It’s never too late!

  • Hello Thomas, I am a little lactose-intolerant. But I LOVE dairy products like milk, ice cream, yogurt, etc. I heard somewhere that L.Rhamnosus could help with this. Any truth to it?

  • Thnak you so much Dr.Nick for the value info and help. I did not find the links of the two probiotics you said will leave in the box. Please could you share it? Thank you so much! Blessings

  • Surely the western carb eater’s microbiome is totally foreign to what pre-historic keto humans originally had. How do we find out what we are actually supposed to have?

  • I stumbled onto a video about gut bacteria affecting your immune system, your ability to lose weight, and even your brain, and I came back to your channel to see what you had to say about the subject. From what I’m reading, it’s hard to find a good probiotic that actually has the right strains of bacteria that will actually improve your digestive health. Most probiotics have what is known as “filler” bacteria, which I think may be the acidophylus that you mentioned. I’m noticing that a lot of people are taking probiotics for years, and I don’t understand how that’s necessary. Once you have the right balance of good bacteria,( unless you take antibiotics) you should be good, shouldn’t you? If you could do more videos about how this impacts weight loss, that would be appreciated.

  • Great video Cassandra!!!! Balance one has a really great probiotic! It’s a slow release and it can survive stomach acid! Also it does not have to be refrigerated ����

  • I had my gallbladder removed 3 years ago ever since I’ve been taking probiotics for my digestion. I have reflux and I burp also bloating I eat clean & excise etc. still I don’t feel great. Please advise. Thanks

  • Cassandra,

    While looking for probiotics i’ve noticed that none say micro encapsulated. What ingredient should i look for that shows that it is micro encapsulated?

  • This was so beneficial with excellent information!! I suffer terribly with microscopiccolitis!! What can you suggest for this! I would appreciate anything!! Thank you sooo much

  • LMAO.. “the one I’m currently using.” Just so happens it’s more than $1 a pill for only a 30 day supply and the link is so he gets commission from it.

  • Correct me if I’m wrong, but I always thought refrigeration slows the bacteria’s metabolism down to increase the product’s shelf life. At 97°F where they function normally they would probably reproduce like crazy and then die (because they eat all their food or drown in their own waste products).

  • Was literally JUST stressing over which pro biotic I need to take. There’s so much false information and the marketing is misleading. So thank you!!!!

  • You can find easily lactobacillus rhamnosus in many brand but the one with “GG” is only culturelle I think.. is it the same bacteria?

  • I stopped taking mine, used to take the Garden of Life ones I see in the background there. I noticed after years of taking it that it was actually making my stomach WORSE. For years it helped me and without it my IBS was out of control. I’m proud that my gut microbiome is FINALLY in balance after years of destruction from antibiotics. My vegan diet is full of plenty of veggies that helped support the good bacteria and help them thrive.

    Also, they are refrigerated because the bacteria are freeze dried and they only wake up when the temperature (our natural body heat) is warm enough. I used to work in WFM and asked the GOL representatives ALL OF THESE QUESTIONS. They account for die off and guarantee that most bacteria will survive until the colon. BUT I am thankful I don’t need them anymore because they are expensive and most are a huge scam

  • Biology 101 question: how do the bacteria multiply? do they”split” apart or reproduce another way? how do they differ from enzymes?
    what/how do they feed in the gut, how does this help us?

  • I took probiotic supplements for some time after I had undergone a colonoscopy. I noticed significant difference in my health both in blood sample results and in the way I have felt. For me, it works and I still take the probitic from time to time.

  • I have a hard time with lactobacillis! I think it’s because I have a yeast problem… Have you heard of Zach Bush? I think your nerd earth loving self would love his content! He makes a supplement called Restore, you should check it out! ❤️

  • This video was super helpful to actually understand how probiotics work. I wish he would say what was the best probiotic for constipation and bloating but I started taking Florajen Probiotics. It’s an amazing probiotic for bloating, which I have a huge issue with and it changed my day to day health immensely! Lemme know what you guys take!

  • Highly suggest everyone go listen to Dr Danielle Belardo’s MD podcast called Nutrition Rounds. Today’s episode with Dr. Angie Sadeghi (gastroenterologist) is EXACTLY on this subject. Spoiler: eat a plethora and diverse amount of plants.

  • I thought maltodextrin is bad for thw gut? Can you talk more about it cause it was my understanding that it was bad for the gut I’m confused. ❤❤❤❤

  • I got placed on antibiotics when I was 12 years old for acne, and remained on antibiotics until about age 19. I also took Acutane twice for acne at ages 17 and 20. I’m 42 years old now and still suffer from chronic constipation. The only thing that seems to help is eliminating dairy and all grains. Is there anything else I can do to help? I used to get 2-3 sinus infections a year and took antibiotics every time. I’ve worked on fighting them off naturally with success but now I’ll get an ear infection once a year. I’ve tried fighting the ear infection without antibiotics but it’s just too painful. I take inulin fiber with a probiotic almost daily, which helps. I’m wondering if I will ever be able to heal my gut or will I always suffer from digestive issues. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • This was the best description of probiotic I have ever seen and I have been doing so much research but this one I think is going to be so so helpful to so many including myself I currently am struggling with skin issues and inflammatory issues and I have gotten my gut checked and it’s low in good bacteria so I’ve been taking probiotics however I didn’t know what all of these strains meant now I’m going to be certain that the next probiotic that I buy has the one you spoke of and if I can go without the acidophilus I’ll do that! I’m not sure if you’ll see this but if you do I would be curious what your thoughts are on the so-called friend least called saccharomyces boulardii I have heard conflicting information about this some people are saying that it’s bad a lot of people say that it’s good with people that have current candida or yeast overgrowth sore skin issues I don’t know whether this would be a good thing to introduce into my gut or a bad thing if anyone’s reading I’d love to hear your thoughts!

  • I use biocare in powder form:
    Do you have any opinions on this brand and form of probiotic? It has Fructooligosacharrides is this appropriate ‘furniture’?! Also 3 different strains of bacteria and 20 billion viable organisms supposedly ��

  • I’ll just keep on eating my Kimchi & Saeurkraut for the Vitamin C, & my tum. Thank you for sharing this important information with us all, & take care of yourself to. ❤����

  • Ok I’ll stick to kimchi. I just love making food my probiotics. Do you think it works better than probiotic pills though? ����������������������❤️Thx ������