How long do probiotics take to work?

probiotic bacteria
by ~Twon~

How long do probiotics take to work?
I’ve started to take a daily probiotic on advice of a doctor after a course of harsh antibiotics. How many days will it take of the supplement to see an improvement and rebuild the “good bacteria” in my gut?

Answer – if you are taking a supplement you should notice a health reaction within1-2 days. If you are takng yoghurt or a probiotic dairy drink, it may take forever for you to notice any probiotic reactions.

One thing to be mindful of,is that probiotic bacteria is territorial, as is antibiotics. Therefore you should be seeking a probiotic that meets your bodies health overall health needs.  A good practitioner will always suggest that you take a different probiotic formlation every 4-6 weeks. This is because of the aforementioned “territorial” tendencies of bacteria.

A better solution is to take a product that has 13 different strains of probiotics mixed into its own food source. Of course, you would want it to be certified organic as well. Be carefulthat your probiotic has NOT been cultured on fecal matter.

Start with a small dose – if you are taking the world’s first certified organic probiotic superfood, then start with 1/8th of a teaspoon. If you are feeling OK, then double your teaspoon to 1/4 of a teaspoon. If you are OK after 2-3 days, increase it to 1/2 a teaspoon. After about 7-10 days, you can now takingthe rcommendced daily food intake of a teaspoon a day.

You might like to consider a 3-day de-tox – this is taking a teaspoon 3 times a day. You will feel wonderful afterwards.

Do you stop taking a teaspoon a day – as it is food, probably you will want to take it everyday for the rest of your life.

Good Luck.

  • jaypee

    Probiotic intake is a lifelong process. Your body needs constant replenishment of your pro (good) bacteria. If you live the modern lifestyle, you will need a daily intake of probiotics. The probiotic superfood on this page is a great example of takinga teaspoon a day to keep the doctor away.