Can You Take Too Much Probiotic?

Can you take too much probiotic?  I have asked myself that question several times.  Working with patients and making recommendations to improve their gut health, the last thing I want to do is make the situation worse.  After all, you have to be reasonable, not just with probiotics, but with all things that are “good” for you.  If a little is good, a truckload must be better.  Right!?  Well . . .

Can You Take Too Much Probiotic?

Can you take too much probiotic?  If you are asking that question, then I bet you are starting to wonder if the probiotics that you are taking are actually contributing to symptoms rather than solving them.  Do you have gas, bloating, or a protruding belly after eating?  These are clear indications that it may be time to forego the probiotics as a resolution for your symptoms.  Worse yet, they may actually be making your symptoms worse.

Lisa’s Ongoing Struggles Explained

I want to share something with you that I know you are going to relate to.  Not long ago, Lisa came into the office.  I had not seen her in a couple of months. She had been going through a lot of stress.  I don’t just mean the day to day stress.  This was more than usual.  She came back to see me because everything she ate gave her gas and she always felt bloated.  What Lisa didn’t know is that the stress had set her up for a reaction to her probiotics.  Her increased stress was decreasing her acid and enzyme production that normally s

Can You Take Too Much Probiotic?

Can You Take Too Much Probiotic?

tops overgrowth of bacteria and fungus.

Lisa is this high-energy lady that is a thinker.  You know the type; she likes to ponder over things.  So, I knew Lisa’s mind had been racing when she gave me that curious look and asked, “Can you take too much probiotic?”  She already knew, probably just like you do, that she needed to stop taking the probiotic that she was using to control her overgrowth.

Listen, I am not against the use of probiotics.  In fact, I am a big advocate when appropriately applied.  And if you are asking me, “can you take too much probiotic?” I am going to answer with an emphatic yes, and that you should not take probiotics when you have an overgrowth, a “poochy belly”, bloating, or excess gas.  They are probably making the situation worse.

No Probiotics, But I Need Help

If you are taking probiotics because you think they are going to make your gut feel better, hold on.  Before you start adding more, I would recommend cleaning up the gut and make sure you have the basics you need like the acid and the enzymes.  These are your natural overgrowth stoppers.  A good anti-bacterial / anti-fungal that is easy and gentle on the gut can quickly get your overgrowth under control and have you symptom free in no time.

Wait, there is something else that you need to know.  Not only have I personally dealt with an overgrowth that I had to conquer, but I have attracted countless patients that needed help.  We have been led to think that taking probiotics must be good for our gut.  I’ve told you about Lisa, but she is just one patient of many that has asked, “Can you take too much probiotic?” Now that I have answered that question for you and them, it would only be right that I also provide you with one of my best resources for those struggling with overgrowth, gas, bloating and “belly pooch”.

Stop the Belly Bloat and Gas by Taking Advantage of this incredible resource right now!  Waiting just means another day you are going to be uncomfortable and questioning if you can take too much probiotic.  You have your answer, now act!

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