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Probiotics Do Not Need Enteric Coating

Probiotics myths: probiotics need a coating to reach the gut

There is a lot of mythology bandied around about probiotics – and one of the biggest misconceptions is that many are destroyed by the acid in our stomachs so they don’t reach the intestines to do their work. The assumption is that a good-quality probiotic needs a special coating to ensure its transition to the…

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It is advisable to take probiotics at the same time as antibiotics

Probiotics myths: Don’t take probiotics while on antibiotics

For a long time it was considered a waste of money to take probiotics while on antibiotics. Now that’s no longer the case: taking a good-quality probiotic alongside antibiotics can help reduce the risk of antibiotic side-effects Probiotics are bacteria (apart from S. boulardii), which means they’re susceptible to being killed by antibiotics. So it…

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