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Lactobacillus Bulgaricus: A Probiotic Strain

Lactobacillus bulgaricus, also known as Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus is a member of the acidophilus group of lactic acid group of bacteria and Firmicutes phylum (1,2,3). Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus is one of the subspecies of Lactobacillus delbrueckii along with Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. lactis, Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. delbrueckii, and the more recently discovered subspecies’ indicus, jakobsenii, and sunkii (3,4). Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus is a Gram-positive, non-motile, non-spore forming, and rod-shaped bacterium, as are all Lactobacillus delbrueckii bacteria (1,4). The Lactobacillus delbrueckii bacteria are also

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Bifidobacterium Breve

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Probiotics and Antibiotics

Medically Reviewed by: Chris Duncombe, M.D. We’ve all been prescribed antibiotics at one point or another. They can provide a seemingly immediate relief from the diseases and illnesses that ail us. The potential side effects, however, are another story. Upset

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Vitamin Bounty Pro 25

Vitamin Bounty – Pro 25 Overall Rating:          4.0/5 A relative newcomer to the probiotic supplement scene, Vitamin Bounty is already making waves. Their flagship probiotic contains a variety of well-studied strains and a competitive 25 Billion CFU. It also contains

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InnovixLabs Multi-Strain Probiotic

(Check out the Top Probiotics of 2018 here!) InnovixLabs Multi-Strain Probiotic Overall Rating:          4.2/5 InnovixLabs boasts a whopping 31 unique strains along with a hearty 50 Billion CFU.. The 31 strains in this probiotic include complete lactobacillus and bifidobacterium complexes,

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Garden of Life RAW Ultimate Care

Garden of Life RAW Probiotics™ Ultimate Care Overall Rating:          4.3/5 Topping the probiotic market numbers at 100 Billion CFU divided between 34 probiotic strains, Garden of Life’s Ultimate Care probiotic was definitely a contender for our Best Probiotic of 2018

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Lactobacillus Acidophilus

Medically reviewed by: Chris Duncombe, M.D. Probiotics are good bacteria that reside within the human body, namely the gut, and have positive health benefits. Lactobacillus acidophilus is a probiotic species of gram positive bacteria. What is Lactobacillus Acidophilus? Lactobacillus acidophilus

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Saccharomyces Boulardii

Medically Reviewed by: Chris Duncombe, M.D. Probiotics are made of microorganisms like yeast or bacteria and they aim to promote overall health by improving digestion. Saccharomyces boulardii, also referred to as S. boulardii and pronounced SAK-a-roe-MYE-sees-boo-LAR-dee, is a yeast found naturally in

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Top Five Vision Supplements

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Top Five Hair, Skin, and Nail Supplements

When dealing with hair loss, switching shampoos, or just looking for hair growth, many of our readers turn to supplements to keep their tresses looking their best. Many hair supplements also include ingredients designed to promote healthy skin and strong

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Probiotics and Mood Disorders

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Do Probiotics Help Lower Cholesterol?

Medically Reviewed by: Chris Duncombe, M.D. You may be familiar with the use of probiotics for enhancing gut health. However, what you may not know is that these gut-friendly bacteria may also be beneficial for heart health too. Research has shown that certain strains of probiotics may help to lower

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Bifidobacterium Breve

Medically Revied by: Chris Duncombe, M.D. There are various types of bacteria that live within the human intestinal tract, some of which have a mutually beneficial relationship with us, their host. These bacteria that have a positive influence within the gastrointestinal system are called probiotics. One of those probiotics found

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Probiotics and Antibiotics

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Vitamin Bounty Pro 25

Vitamin Bounty – Pro 25 Overall Rating:          4.0/5 A relative newcomer to the probiotic supplement scene, Vitamin Bounty is already making waves. Their flagship probiotic contains a variety of well-studied strains and a competitive 25 Billion CFU. It also contains a natural prebiotic resistant starch, rice flour, to fuel the strains

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InnovixLabs Multi-Strain Probiotic

(Check out the Top Probiotics of 2018 here!) InnovixLabs Multi-Strain Probiotic Overall Rating:          4.2/5 InnovixLabs boasts a whopping 31 unique strains along with a hearty 50 Billion CFU.. The 31 strains in this probiotic include complete lactobacillus and bifidobacterium complexes, as well as two variants of the Streptococcus Thermophilus bacterium.

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Garden of Life RAW Ultimate Care

Garden of Life RAW Probiotics™ Ultimate Care Overall Rating:          4.3/5 Topping the probiotic market numbers at 100 Billion CFU divided between 34 probiotic strains, Garden of Life’s Ultimate Care probiotic was definitely a contender for our Best Probiotic of 2018 spot. Adding to our excitement to test this product was

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Lactobacillus Acidophilus

Medically reviewed by: Chris Duncombe, M.D. Probiotics are good bacteria that reside within the human body, namely the gut, and have positive health benefits. Lactobacillus acidophilus is a probiotic species of gram positive bacteria. What is Lactobacillus Acidophilus? Lactobacillus acidophilus is found naturally within the human body, in the gastrointestinal

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Saccharomyces Boulardii

Medically Reviewed by: Chris Duncombe, M.D. Probiotics are made of microorganisms like yeast or bacteria and they aim to promote overall health by improving digestion. Saccharomyces boulardii, also referred to as S. boulardii and pronounced SAK-a-roe-MYE-sees-boo-LAR-dee, is a yeast found naturally in tropical plants. What is Saccharomyces Boulardii? Saccharomyces boulardii is sometimes

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Top Five Vision Supplements

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