Guide to Alternative Medicine and the Digestive System

Anil Minocha, MD FACP FACG

Chapter 8: Select Probiotics Available on the Market (continued)

KEY POINTS Avoid taking probiotics with food so the probiotic bacteria are not subjected to peak digestive acid and juices. Since the administered probiotic bacteria are transient inhabitants in the gut, I recommend taking probiotics twice a day in order to maintain a steady state and avoid sharp fluctuations. Data suggest that even killed probiotic bacteria may provide some health benefits. Multistrain formulations may be superior to single-strain products. The contents of the various formulations are…