What Can Happen If I Take Too Much Of My Probiotic?

Probiotics, which are commonly used in other parts of the world, have been slow to be adopted in the West. One of the reasons for this is that people in the West tend to be skeptical about non-medical solutions to health problems. Another reason is the thorough vetting process that medicines have to go through before they can be sold on the open market.

Still, probiotics are becoming more popular. This is because they have a number of important uses. They can help with problems like diarrhea, colic, digestive issues, and even may be able to help prevent the onset of eczema in children.

To understand something about the dosing of probiotics, it is important to understand what probiotics are. Probiotics are beneficial living bacteria. These aren’t the harmful bacteria that cause disease; rather, they are the kind of bacteria that are normally found in the human body. They make up what is known as the “gut flora” – or the environment of the digestive tract.

Because probiotics are beneficial living bacteria like the ones that are found naturally in the human body, it isn’t possible to overdoes on a probiotic. In fact, not studies have, as of yet, shown any negative effects of taking too much of a probiotic.

Probiotics are even considered safe to use for babies older than 4 weeks old. Probiotics can confer benefits on the user, regardless of how old they may be. The only people who should not use probiotics are those people who have a weakened immune system. Typically this is caused by another ailment of some sort. If you have a weakened immune system, it is important that you talk with your health care provider before you start to take any probiotics.


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