Probiotic Side Effects & How to Fix Them - Dr. Michael Ruscio, DC

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Probiotic Side Effects & How to Fix Them

How to Tell Whether Your Probiotics Are Working or Need Modification

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Are your probiotic side effects a positive sign, or should you make a modification? 

It’s all too common that when people take a probiotic and experience some kind of side effect, they take it to mean that probiotics aren’t right for them. And that’s understandable.

But more often than not, these side effects can be signaling something good (that they’re going to work in your gut) or simply that a small adjustment needs to be made. 

Here’s how to know which side effects mean what. 

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00:00 Intro 

02:21 Side effects 

04:10 Research on probiotic side effects

05:42 What are probiotics doing in the body? 

07:20 4 causes of probiotic reactions

09:26 Symptom durations

10:29 Probiotics that may contain dairy 

12:19 Probiotic misconceptions

17:27 Adjustment reaction vs. a real intolerance 

18:27 Different probiotic types 

21: 25 Some respond to 3 probiotics better than 1

23:25 How do you dose? 

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