What is Probiotics/Prebiotics?

Category: Supplements

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Prebiotics and probiotics can restore the balance of bacteria in the digestive tract. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that can be found in various foods. Prebiotics are non-digestible foods that make their way through our digestive system and help good bacteria grow and flourish.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Support digestive health 7 4
Bowel irritability 5 3
Bowel problems 2 2
Bacterial overgrowth syndrome 1 0
Depressed mood 1 0
Digestive problems 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Probiotics/Prebiotics

Side effect Patients
Bacterial overgrowth syndrome 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Probiotics/Prebiotics

Dosage Patients
1 capsule(s) daily 3
1 other daily 2
1 capsule(s) twice daily 1
10 g daily 1
20 mL daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Probiotics/Prebiotics

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 1
Personal research 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Probiotics/Prebiotics

Duration

Currently taking Probiotics/Prebiotics

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Probiotics/Prebiotics

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 2
Not specified 4
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1 patient evaluation for Probiotics/Prebiotics

Dec 23, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Support digestive health)
  • Side effects
    Mild (bacterial overgrowth syndrome, SIBO)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 capsule(s) Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Check to see if probiotics may not work for you if you have leaky gut or SIBO
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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