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Bifidobacteria

How does Bifidobacteria work?

Bifidobacteria help decrease other organisms, such as the bacteria that cause diarrhea, from growing in the intestinal tract. Treatment with bifidobacteria seems to promote the correct balance of friendly bacteria and other organisms in the intestine.

Are there safety concerns?

Bifidobacteria are safe for most adults and children when used for up to one year. In some people, treatment with bifidobacteria might cause stomach and intestine upset including bloating and gas.

Bifidobacteria seem to be safe in children, including those under two years of age and critically ill infants, when used for up to 8 months.

Do not use bifidobacteria without medical advice if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have a weakened immune system.

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