What YOU Need to Know About Probiotics

This video explains the potential benefits of probiotics for digestive health. It discusses the different strains to consider and how probiotics should be taken in combination with prebiotics and symbiotics. The content also emphasizes the importance of consulting a healthcare provider before taking a probiotic, and researching the possible effects. Lastly, it reminds people that more research is needed to understand the benefits of probiotics.


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  • Probiotics are live microorganisms that can help change the gut microbiome, which is linked with many conditions such as acne, eczema, hair loss and irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Probiotics should be taken in conjunction with other lifestyle changes such as improving diet, sleep and stress levels; they cannot replace bad habits or behaviours.
  • There is not enough research on what probiotic strains would work best for everyone but four main ones have been identified: bacillus plantarium; bifidobacterium breve; bifidobacterium lactis; Saccharomyces Boulardii.
  • Prebiotics differ from probiotics in that they refer to certain foods beneficial for the gut microbiome rather than living organisms ingested via pills or food like yogurt etc.. A symbiotic refers to something containing both pre-and pro-biotic elements.


Probiotics, my goodness. This is the question. People always, always ask me when this video today we will discuss what is a probiotic? How does it work? And whether you may benefit from taking a probiotic and if wait to the very end, I’ll give you my recommendation. Yes. A GI doctor’s recommendation on whether you, yes, you should take a probiotic.

Guys. Let’s talk about poop. So what exactly our probiotics? Well, I’m glad you asked that question. Probiotics are live microorganisms, which are a little bit, a little bugs that are alive, that you just eat it through pills. Maybe it’s certain foods, or maybe it’s even things like yogurt and they help to change the gut microbiome. What we think is going on is that a lot of the conditions that we have really alters the gut microbiome and some of the things that we’re taking, whether it’s medications, antibiotics, or certain foods, really changes kind of what’s going on here leading to a condition called dysbiosis, or just a change in kind of the gut flora. And this long-term only to a lot of different conditions, including things like acne, eczema, maybe even some hair loss, irritable bowel syndrome, IBD, or inflammatory bowel disease, a whole list of conditions. And what we’re hoping to do is by changing the gut microbiome, to make it better again and normal, again, we can get things back to where they were before. There is constantly a battle between the good guys and the bad guy in your gut microbiome. They’re Always fighting, fighting, fighting, fighting. Whenever we have a condition that can lead to a change in the gut microbiome, the bad guys, oh, her WellMed, the good ones. Or let’s say you take an antibiotic for no apparent reason. You just wipe out all the good guys and all the bad guys just flourish. They go after and they go crazy. And this can lead to a lot of issues that can occur within your whole body. So the other thing you have to realize is that probiotics are a supplement to what you’re already doing.

It is not a replacement. It is not a end all be all. If you are still eating crappy, but you’re trying to take a probiotic to get yourself to feel better. Guess what? It’s not going to work. You need to do a lot of different things in order to help the gut microbiome, whether it’s improving your diet, improving your sleep, decreasing your stress, going outside and getting sunlight and adding a probiotic. These are the things that you can supplement what’s going on, but in no way, no shape, no. How is it a replacement for all the bad things you could be doing already? Don’t try and fool yourself. It’s not going to work. So what are the best probiotics?

Well, unfortunately we don’t have a lot of good studies and research when it comes to, which are the best probiotics for people to take. However, there are four main strains that I look for when I tell my patients, Hey, these are the types of probiotics I recommend. This includes lots of bacillus plantarium. Bifido back to your breathing, bifidobacterium lactis and actually use call Saccharomyces boulardii.

Now, if you want me to do a video on which probiotic I recommend as a GI doctor comment down below, and let me know if that’s the video, what you want, because what you want guys, that’s what you get a very common, confused point that people have are what are the differences between a prebiotic and a probiotic? Yes. That one beginning part makes a huge difference in terms of what’s going on.

So like I mentioned before, a probiotic is a live organism that can supplement what’s going on inside your GI tract. A prebiotic are actually certain foods that are good for your gut microbiome. So they’re not actually organisms they’re foods that help to change the gut microbiome, make things better and hopefully change that balance to make it better again. And sometimes you can actually have something that has both a prebiotic and a probiotic that is called a SIM biotic.

Ooh, but yes, that is a term for a particular substance that has both a prebiotic and a probiotic to it. Now, currently we don’t have a lot of good evidence whether ingesting a prebiotic or a symbiotic may be of benefit or not, but we are starting to get more research and more data for that. So now I bet you’re wondering, do I recommend a probiotic for my patients guys?

Are you ready? We’re ready over there. Over there. Drum roll, please. The answer is maybe I know, I know you want an actual answer, but I’m not going to give it to you. No, I’m not because it depends on your medical condition. There are some people and yet Keck. Yeah. I’m going to recommend a probiotic.

The benefit is there. The risk is low and I think you may benefit, but there are certain some of you guys out there who I would not recommend a probiotic for. It depends on each single person depends on your medical conditions. What other medications are you on? And also are you immunosuppressed. There are medications that can suppress your immune system and medical conditions that can suppress your immune system.

That if you take a probiotic, you’re going to get really, really sick because that bacteria or that fungus in that probiotic is an uplift rate and cause you to get what’s called sepsis, which is a very serious medical condition, which you can die. So I am not going to give You the answer. It’s Not going to be definitive. I know you guys want that, but you need to really speak to your healthcare provider about this. But guys, my question of the day for you guys, have you tried a probiotic? Did it work? What worked, what didn’t work? What strains or brands that you recommend comma down below. I love to hear what you guys have to say. And if you are looking for a way to help stop loose stools.

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