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Old 02-17-2014, 03:02 AM   #1
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Anyone take a probiotic ? Do you think they are necesssary?
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:04 AM   #2
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I started taking them initially when I started for 30 days, and then stopped when the bottle ran out. To tell you the truth, I didn't notice anything different. YMMV.
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:26 AM   #3
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I do. I can tell the difference if I don't. I think it should come to a point that one would not need to anymore but I apparently have not reached that point yet.
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:54 AM   #4
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I only take them when I take antibiotics for something. Otherwise I will get a yeast infection as sure as the sunrise.

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Old 02-17-2014, 10:02 PM   #5
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Thanks!This helps to put things into perspective. I wondered if I "needed" it. I am going to see how I feel without it this week.
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:45 AM   #6
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I don't take probiotic pills, but I try to include probiotic foods as much as possible. Yogurts, miso, sauerkraut, etc.
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:47 AM   #7
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I take them, just because I've had issues with yeast infections. Maria has said our health begins in our gut. I can believe that.
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:54 PM   #8
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Thanks! I never had yeast infections... Just not sure if it will help with constipation.. Or Fiji even need to waste money in them.
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Old 03-02-2014, 03:31 PM   #9
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I've been taking symprove probiotic liquid for the last 3m. It seems to have cured my IBS.

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