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									Probiotics Information And Side Effects

By Christopher Mandall

Expert Author Christopher Mandall



There are a few side effects associated with probiotics. The side effects have not really been
scientifically studied so it is hard to say if some side effects are more common than other side effects
while using probiotics. It is reported that side effects are a rare occurrence when taking probiotics.



Abdominal discomfort is one of the most common side effects that is reported when using probiotics.
People sometimes report feeling bloating after taking probiotics. Bloating happens when the digestive
process produces excess gas. Feeling extremely full is a sign of bloating. Pain in the abdominal region is
another side effect that users report while using probiotics. People need to see their doctor if they
experience any kind of abdominal discomfort after they use the supplement.



Not only are abdominal pains and bloating some reported side effects but headaches are also commonly
reported side effects of using probiotics. People who suffer from headaches after using probiotics
should lower their dosage. Some people say that their headaches go away once their body becomes
used to taking the probiotics supplement. People should contact their doctor if their headaches do not
get better over time or if the headaches become severe.



Some reports of probiotics say that a small number of people should not take the supplement because
they could become more prone to catching infections, mainly fungal infections. Sometimes the
infections can happen more often due to the immune system being compromised. Intestinal infections
are other types of infections that can occur as a result of taking probiotics. Anybody who gets symptoms
of infection after taking the supplement should call their doctor.



Diarrhea has been reported as one of the side effects of using probiotics. Diarrhea has not been a
commonly reported side effect and probiotics are also used to treat diarrhea.



Skin rashes are rare when using probiotics supplements but rashes have been reported in some cases.
A person who experiences any abnormal changes in their body after taking probiotics should contact
their doctor and make an appointment to see them.



Side effects are quite rare when using probiotics but they do happen once in a while.



Probiotics Supplements



Probiotics supplements are sold in many different places. A lot of probiotics supplements come in pill
form but sometimes the supplements come in liquid form too but pill form is the most common form
the probiotics come in. Powder form is also a popular form that it comes in. The powder is simply stirred
into a drink such as water and then consumed by drinking it.



Probiotics supplements are made by many manufacturers. Research on companies and manufacturers
of probiotics is needed when a person decides to buy the supplement because some probiotic
supplements may be better than others as some manufacturers may use slightly different ingredients
than other manufacturers.



Many manufacturers will make their own recommendations on when to take the probiotics
supplements. However, most companies recommend taking probiotics supplements before breakfast
with a glass of water. After taking it, a person should wait around twenty minutes before eating because
this will help a person get the full benefits of the supplement. The probiotics supplements should not be
taken within three hours of consuming an antibiotic.



Almost every single company will recommend taking probiotics right around meal time, most likely
breakfast time.



Side effects are usually mild but there are rare cases where the supplement has been linked to major
side effects.



Probiotics Benefits
There are many positive benefits of taking probiotics. There are some reports that say that one of the
benefits of consuming probiotics is an enhanced immune system response. Sometimes antibiotics can
cause negative side effects but probiotics can reduce those negative side effects.



A lot of people experience colon inflammation after a surgery. Probiotics actually helps treating the
inflammation as well as preventing it.



Eczema is a nuisance for many people but youths can take measures to prevent eczema. Eczema is a
nasty rash that can cause severe itching. The skin condition is something that is very hard to treat.
However, one of the measures that can be taken to treat eczema is probiotics supplements. Eczema
prevention is one of the benefits of taking it.



Another benefit of probiotics is that a person can expect to digest food better because their ability to
digest food will increase.



The overall immune system gets enhanced too and this acts as a therapeutic for viral tract infections.



Lactose intolerance is reduced when taking probiotics. Incidents of vaginitis, yeast infections and
candidiasis are also reduced when taking the probiotics supplements. Women love taking it because of
these benefits. Many women do not know how to effectively reduce incidents of yeast infections and
vaginitis and taking probiotics is one of the best things to take to reduce such incidents.



Probiotics also help with bad breathe. Bad breathe is a very common problem among many people. Bad
breathe causes thousands and thousands of people embarrassment and shame. Many do not know how
to battle bad breathe. There are way too many remedies out there that claim they battle bad breathe
but often people are let down by such products making such claims. However, many people believe that
the best remedy for bad breathe are probiotics supplements. There are many reports out there that
show that probiotics work very well in preventing and even curing bad breathe.



Probiotics may help with preventing cavities. Preventing cavities is something that many people try to
do. Brushing teeth and using mouthwash are both great ways to prevent cavities but taking probiotics is
possibly another way to prevent cavities. There are not a lot of studies out there to back up the claims
but many people do believe the good bacteria can prevent cavities. There is a small amount of studies
that do claim certain strains of probiotics can prevent cavities.



Probiotics are also great for digestive disorders. Digestive disorders such as IBS, diarrhea and
constipation are some common forms of digestive disorders. These disorders are uncomfortable and can
cause a person to feel a lot of abdominal pain. A lot of people feel helpless when they suffer from
digestive disorder symptoms. However, probiotics alleviates disorders such as diarrhea, IBS and
constipation. The benefits are usually noticed shortly after consumption. Many elderly people seem to
have issues with constipation and this is why they love the benefits of taking probiotics. A lot of elderly
believe that the symptoms of constipation are reduced shortly after taking the probiotics supplements.



There are a lot of men and women who encounter bladder infections. Bladder infections can be treated
with different types of medicines but the treatments may not always be effective. People who suffer or
experience bladder infections frequently should give probiotics a try because there are many studies out
there that show they are effective at relieving symptoms of bladder infections and sometimes even
curing them too. Men and women have reported positive improvements in bladder infections'
symptoms shortly after taking probiotics.



There are some studies out there that show that probiotics promote healthy bacteria in the colon. This
is great news but it is amazing news for men because a lot of men suffer from problems relating to the
colon but probiotics help lower the conversion of bile into carcinogens in the colon. Colon cancer is one
of the leading cause of deaths in men.



Probiotics increases the availability of vitamin K as well as fatty acids and lactase. They also produces
very important enzymes.



Allergies affects millions of people all over the world. Allergies are sometimes hard to deal with.
However, there is some good news for people who suffer from mild or severe allergies. A lot of people
find that taking probiotics help relieve allergy symptoms.



Chronic fatigue suffers also can feel the benefits. One of the benefits of the probiotics supplements is
that it helps relieves symptoms of chronic fatigue. People find themselves more energized and able to
stay awake more shortly after consuming probiotics.
Nutrients such as vitamin B and calcium are affected by probiotics. Vitamin B is easier to synthesize
because the supplements increases the ability to do so. Calcium is also absorbed easier because
probiotics increases the ability to absorb calcium.



Cholesterol is something that affects all types of people and sometimes lowering it can be a difficult
task. Probiotics actually can lower cholesterol in people. There have been many people who have said
that their cholesterol have been lowered as a result of taking probiotics. Reducing blood pressure is
another claim that is made by quite a few people who take probiotics.



Parasites are also something that a lot of men and women have to deal with. Some parasites can be
harmful to the body and cause serious problems. Not only are probiotics good for types of fungal
problems but they are also good for treating people with parasites and can sometimes prevent people
from getting parasites. Parasites are often eliminated completely soon after consuming probiotics
supplements or food with probiotics in them.



Stress is something that almost all people deal with. It does not matter how old somebody is or what
their sex or race is, stress is something that is unavoidable at times. There are people who suffer from
stress more than others and they find it hard to relax and relieve stress. Although there are not many
studies about the positive benefits that probiotics have on people who deal with stress, there are a few
studies that say probiotics actually help people who suffer from stress. Some foods and probiotics
supplements boosts peoples' overall moods and helps them cope with stress a lot easier.



Probiotics Yogurt



The good bacteria is also found in yogurt. Different strains of the good bacteria are found in different
yogurts. This means that all yogurts are not created equal when it comes to probiotics. Some strains of
the bacteria are considered to be more beneficial than others, so it is important to read the labels on
yogurt carefully. Read on and find out the different types of strains that are found in some types of
yogurts. Almost all yogurts have some form or amounts of probiotics in them. However, probiotic
yogurts have many more beneficial probiotics in them, and this is why they are called probiotic yogurts.
One of the most popular strains of the bacteria is Lactobacillus GG (or LGG) and it is found in many
yogurts. LGG in yogurt has been shown to help people reduce the effects of diarrhea and atopic eczema
in kids. LGG is also shown to reduce illness in kids who attend day care. LGG is the most studied strain of
probiotics and is thought to have the most benefits. This is why LGG is found in many yogurts.
Bifildobacterium is another strain that is commonly found in yogurts. Both of the strains are similar to
good bacteria that is found naturally within the body.



There are many different brands of probiotic yogurts. Before discussing the types of brands who market
probiotic yogurts, lets discuss how safe these types of yogurts are. Side effects of consuming probiotics
were discussed earlier in the first paragraph and some of those side effects can occur due to eating
probiotic yogurts. Read on and find out what possible side effects can occur from eating probiotic
yogurts.



Although rare, bloating and gas is a reported side effect of eating probiotic yogurts. Bloating and gas are
the two side effects that are most commonly reported after consuming probiotic yogurts. Gene transfer
is another side effect that sometimes occur due to eating probiotic yogurts. Unhealthy metabolic
activities is another side effect that is sometimes due to eating the yogurts. Sometimes another
ingredient in the yogurt could be the cause of certain side effects and not the probiotics causing the side
effects. A person should see a doctor if they experience any severe side effects or side effects that don't
go away within two or three weeks.



Now lets discuss the different types of yogurt brands that have probiotic yogurts on the market today
and what kind of reputation they have. Activia is considered to be the most popular brand that makes
probiotic yogurts. Activia products contain bifildobacterium. Activia is said to improve digestive health
and is considered to be a functional food. The brand has a wide selection of probiotic yogurts to choose
from and can be found at virtually any grocery store. The brand of yogurt is available in more than thirty
countries including the UK, Russia, United States and France just to name a few.



Yoplait is a very popular brand that produces probiotic yogurts. Lactobacillus bulgaricus and
Streptococcus thermophilus are the two main live microorganisms that Yoplait uses in their probiotic
yogurts. Yoplait is not quite as popular as Activia is but many people do claim to experience great
benefits in regards to their digestive system. Yoplait is said to be one of the best yogurts with probiotics
in it because hundreds of people have claimed that Yoplait yogurts have helped their digestive system as
well as making their bowels regular. Yoplait is very popular among the elderly and kids.
Stonyfield is a producer of probiotic yogurts too. The company creates some of the best selling probiotic
yogurts in the United States. Their yogurts contain a few types of probiotics and there are a lot of
positive reviews about the yogurts that the company makes. Stonyfield is very popular for a reason and
one of the main reasons is that the benefits people feel are extraordinary. The company also uses many
natural ingredients in their products and they are strong believers in using organic ingredients in all of
their products.



Gerber is also a good brand that produces probiotic yogurts. Gerber has many different types of yogurts
but all of the yogurts are rather healthy. Gerber has yogurts specifically made for toddlers, infants,
women, pregnant women and more. The yogurts are packed with beneficial probiotics. The yogurts are
popular among all types of people. Gerber is known for producing quality probiotic yogurts and they can
be found in stores all over the world. The brand is known for producing yogurts that do not cost a lot of
money to purchase. There are a lot of positive reviews about the yogurts that Gerber produces.



When it comes to probiotics in yogurts, some of the best ones can be found in the yogurts that Nature
Valley produces. The company makes great tasting yogurts that are filled with quality probiotics. People
who want to improve their digestive systems love Nature Valley yogurts because the yogurts can do just
that.



EasiYo is a company that a lot of people have not heard of but the company is one of the best
companies that make yogurts. They have a large line of probiotic yogurts. The yogurts are known for
having a rich thick taste as well as a smooth taste. The probiotics in EasiYo yogurts help regulate bowel
movements and are great for the digestive system. A lot of people say that they can feel the benefits of
eating the yogurt shortly after consuming them. The probiotic yogurts that EasiYo has are also high in
calcium and protein. The yogurts are affordable too and can be found all over the world.



Probiotics Brands



There are tons of probiotics brands on the market today. Some brands are better and more well known
than other brands. Knowing which brands to get probiotics from is very important. Some probiotic
brands have better probiotics than other brands. Choosing the right brand can help a person get the
most benefits from the probiotics. Lets discuss some of the top probiotics brands on the market, so a
person can make a wise decision when they want to get their hands on a brand that has the best
probiotics in their products.
Align is one of the top probiotics brands on the market today. Align has capsules available. The capsules
are taken just once a day. A person can expect to be able to build and maintain a healthy digestive
system when they take the probiotics from Align. The capsule that Align has is very easy to swallow and
it does not take long to start feeling the benefits of the supplement. Most people who take probiotics
from Align start to feel and see the benefits just a few weeks after starting the supplement. A lot of
people also say that they feel less stressed out while they take probiotics from Align. It is very easy to
see why Align is one of the best probiotics brands on the market. The brand produces quality products
that are affordable. The brand has also received a lot of positive feedback from many satisfied
customers.



Activia is one of the most popular probiotics brands. Their major product line is a line of yogurts with
probiotics in them. Activia offers customers many different types of flavors. The brand's yogurts contain
quite a bit of probiotics and they have yogurts that all kinds of people will like. Young and old love the
benefits that the yogurts Activia produces offers them. People usually have to eat two or three yogurts a
day to start feeling the positive benefits of the probiotics in the yogurts. The company's yogurts are
inexpensive and the brand has yogurts in stores all over the world. It is no secret why Activia has a solid
reputation for creating quality yogurts that contain many good probiotics.



Florastor is considered by many to be one of the top probiotics brands. Florastor is another brand that
produces a probiotics capsule which is extremely easy to take. The pill is easy to swallow. A person may
not want to swallow the pill, and if that's the case, then they can even crush the pill and place the
powder in their food. The capsule is taken just once a day. Florastor is unique because it does not take
long to feel the benefits of the brand's probiotics. Kids can also take the brand's product. The product
can be mixed with liquid and given to kids. Kids as young as two months old can also take Florastor's
products. There are many benefits of taking Florastor and many people experience benefits in as little as
two weeks. A lot of customers say that they feel healthier after being on Florastor's product for just a
few weeks. Many customers report being in better moods, feeling stronger, taking regular bowel
movements and suffer from less indigestion after taking probiotics from Florastor. The brand can be
found at many pharmacies throughout the world and the product is very affordable.



Garden For Life produces quite a few products with probiotics in them. Garden For Life has products
that are meant just for kids, women and even men. The products are designed to offer the best benefits
to men, women and kids in a short about of time. Just one capsule a day is all that is needed in order to
start feeling the benefits of what the probiotics have to offer. The Garden For Life probiotics supplement
is not only easy to take but the formula is very healthy for people. Customers claim that the probiotics
by Garden For Life helps them with their immune system, bowel movements and overall moods, just to
name some of the benefits they experience. The brand offers other products but one of the most
popular probiotics product they have is called Primal Defense, which is a capsule. The capsule also
contains other important nutrients that the body needs and should have. The company also has a
powder, which is great for people who do not want to take a probiotic in pill form. Garden For Life is a
reputable company and they have more happy customers than unhappy ones.



Nutraelle claims that their products deliver over one billion beneficial bacteria to their customers'
intestinal flora. The company recommends that a person takes one pill a day in order to start reaping
the benefits of the supplement. One capsule a day is suppose to help improve a person's immune
system and even help people with diarrhea and help people who have constipation. The supplement is
very easy to take and many people consider Natraelle's supplement to be much better than yogurt
when it comes to providing them with probiotics. Vegetarians also love to take the company's probiotics
supplements because the product does not contain any gelatin. There is also no calories in the
supplement, which is good news for people who carefully watch their calorie intake. The product also
does not contain sugar or sodium.



Culturelle is one of the most popular probiotics brands out there because they have affordable products
and their products are known to work very well. Culturelle offers customers an easy to take capsule that
is taken just once a day. Just like other brands out there, Culturelle has capsules that are specifically
made for men, women and even kids. Many customers feel benefits such as a healthier digestive
systems, stronger immune system, healthier bowel movements and more. Culturelle supplements are
usually a big hit with people of all ages and sexes.



Puritan's Pride is a probiotic brand that has been around for many years. Puritan's Pride produces some
of the most affordable probiotics on the market today. The brand is known for only using quality
ingredients that are needed, and they avoid using any unnecessary ingredients. The brand offers a few
supplements to customers, as well as a chewable tablet that is very easy to take. There are many
positive reviews about the brand.



Threelac is one of the most prominent probiotic brands. The brand produces probiotics that comes in
the form of a powder. The flavor is a fruit flavor and is mixed in water or even food. The product is great
for kids too because sometimes kids do not like to take capsules. Threelac has three important
probiotics that are resistant to acid in the stomach. The product helps people maintain a healthy
immune system and helps people with their digestive system. The brand's product may not be
considered cheap in price but the product is a high quality product.
Dr. Ohhira's probiotics are named after himself and he created his probiotic brand using fermentation
techniques used in Japan. The probiotics have won many different types of awards. Twelve beneficial
strains are used in Dr. Ohhira's probiotics, and one of the strains is E. faecalis TH which is considered to
be one of the strongest types of bacteria. The capsules are easy to take and only one capsule a day is
needed. A lot of customers claim that they feel relief from heartburn and other digestion problems
shortly after taking the capsules. The supplements are very affordable and are known all over the world.



Yakult is a great company that produces a probiotic formula that was created after a great deal of
research was done. The product is a beverage that a person consumes once a day. The brand sells their
beverage in many different countries and the beverage also contains an exclusive strain of bacteria. The
brand's beverage is great for men, kids and even women. Yakult's beverage tastes great, is affordable
and very easy to consume. Many customers say that the brand's beverage tastes excellent and works
very well. The brand is popular among many different types of people. Yakult has many positive reviews
about their product.



Probiotics Foods



There are many different types of probiotics foods out there. A lot of people are not aware of what
types of foods have probiotics in them. Some foods are very common and then there are foods that
people may not have even heard of. Lets discuss some of the foods that have probiotics in them and
which foods people should be eating or at least try for a few weeks.



One of the best foods to eat that has probiotics in it is Natto. Fermented soybeans is what is used to
make Natto. The food has bacillus subtilis in it. Natto has a distinguished taste to it but the beans are
easy to chew and swallow, although the beans are a little bit sticky. Natto is very high in protein and is
also high in vitamin K. Natto provides many different types of benefits, including benefits that have
already been talked about previously in this article. The food is inexpensive and can be found at Asian
stores worldwide. Many other types of stores may have the food but Asian stores are commonly the
stores that sell the food.



Kimchi has lactobacillus kimchii and other probiotics in it. The food is beneficial to peoples' immune
system, intestinal health and bowel movements. The food is typically used as a condiment. Kimchi can
be bought at a lot of specialty stores located throughout the world. A lot of people actually make their
very own Kimchi but it is very inexpensive to buy. Customers love the food because it tastes great and
the benefits are amazing. The largest exporter of Kimchi is Japan but is more of a Korean dish.
Miso is a food with probiotics and is a seasoning that is used in many Japanese dishes. The food is
fermented with a wide range of ingredients such as soybeans, brown rice and barley. Miso is said to
have a buttery taste to it but very easy to consume. Miso is available worldwide and is very cheap to
buy. Miso is great for overall health and is very high in vitamin B12.



Yogurt was already discussed earlier on but almost all yogurts have probiotics in them. Yogurts are sold
all over the world and there are many different types of yogurts available to people. Yogurt is one of the
most commonly consumed food with probiotics in them.



Tempeh is high in protein and is easy to eat. Tempeh can be eaten cooked or uncooked but usually
people boil it. The food is derived from soybeans that are fermented. The food originates from
Indonesia. The food kind of resembles a cake. Tempeh is sometimes stirred into veggies too. Tempeh is
also eaten as a meatless burger too. The food is inexpensive and can be found in many supermarkets
throughout the world. It is also available at many different health stores too.



Kefir is another great probiotics food. It has a similar texture to yogurt and can be bought in many
different supermarkets. Fermented grains and goat milk make up Kefir. Not only does Kefir contain
probiotics but it is also a great source for antioxidants. It tastes great and is inexpensive, and that is why
the food is extremely popular among people.



When it comes to healthy food, many do not consider chocolate as being a source of healthy nutrients.
However, dark chocolate actually has probiotics in them. Dark chocolate actually has quite a few
probiotics in them and has more probiotics than a lot of dairy based products. There are many different
types of dark chocolate and it can be bought almost everywhere and anywhere throughout many stores
worldwide.



Microalgae is a food that is not known to many people. Microalgae refers to plants that are ocean
based, such as blue-green algae. The food is popular and has a unique taste to it.



Pickles are not something that is often considered healthy, let alone a good source for probiotics. Pickles
are actually an excellent source of probiotics and they can be found and bought at many places. A lot of
people also make their own pickles. Pickles provide people with many benefits that can have a positive
impact on their health. Pickles also taste very good and they do not cost a lot of money to buy.



Cheese tastes good and can be used on many different types of foods. Cheese is often used on
cheeseburgers, ham sandwiches and eaten alone. Cheese is a great source of probiotics. However, aged
cheese is the best type of cheese to eat when one wants a good source of probiotics. There are different
types of cheese but most cheese provides people with the benefits that probiotics are known for.
Cheese can help a person maintain a healthy immune system as well as help with diarrhea.



Many types of beans, especially soybeans, have good amount of probiotics in them. Beans are
consumed by many people around the world and are very common. Beans can be served alone or on
top of foods. Beans are beneficial to people with irregular bowel movements because beans are
extremely beneficial for bowel movements, thanks to the probiotics in them. A lot of elderly and kids
love beans because of how easy they are to swallow and most beans have a taste that is easy to get use
to. Anybody who wants to feel the benefits of probiotics should get their hands on some beans.



Traditional sourdough breads are an excellent source of probiotics. Grains are also good for probiotics
and cereals with grains in it are some of the best sources for probiotics. Cereals that are grain based are
often eaten by kids because of the other nutrients that are found in them. However, the probiotics in
grain cereals provide kids and adults many great benefits. People often feel better, less stressed out and
have regular bowel movements when they consume grain cereals on a daily basis. Grain cereals can be
bought in virtually any supermarket throughout the world. The cereals containing probiotics are
inexpensive and easy to find.

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