In the past decade, probiotic supplement dosages have rocketed from millions to billions of CFUs, with some boasting as many as 200 billion. While more may be better when it comes to love and money, this is not necessarily —but can be — the case with probiotics. CFUs or colony forming … [Read more...] about Probiotic Supplements: What is an Adequate Dosage?
The Best Microbial Travel Buddy in Your Gut One of the only probiotic yeasts, Saccharomyces boulardii, can be described as the best travel buddy in your gut. A resilient traveler, who is always moving to find the next best place to visit, this budding, digestion-helping, pathogen-eliminating … [Read more...] about Saccharomyces boulardii
Choosing a probiotic isn’t getting any easier. As new offers flood the market, the different types, doses and delivery systems of probiotics offer abundant choices. But the sheer number of different probiotic supplements can be overwhelming. As IPA related in an earlier blog, healthcare … [Read more...] about Probiotic Supplements: Practical Tips
Patients often rely on health professionals to guide them on probiotics. Questions abound: which conditions may benefit, which probiotic, what dosage and a multitude of others. Sorting through all the data and information available may cause confusion — not only in patients but also for the very … [Read more...] about Health Professionals’ Knowledge on Probiotics
written by Margaret Haldeman, Ph.D., Education & Communication Co-chair Probiotics are defined as “live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host” 1. To be considered a true probiotic, a microorganism must confer a health benefit when … [Read more...] about Asked and Answered, AGAIN! Probiotics are safe!
The Ultimate Party Guest to have in Your Gut Microbiome, Bifidobacterium longum Bifidobacterium longum is one of the first guests to arrive in your proverbial gut microbiome party – and, it is the kind of guest you want to have in the crowd! Bifidobacterium longum is a pretty cool looking … [Read more...] about Bifidobacterium longum