Can You Take Too Many Probiotics?


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It is possible to take too many probiotics. Consuming too many probiotics can cause mild symptoms such as gas, bloating, and an interference with metabolism.

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Taking probiotics can provide many valuable benefits such as improving the digestive and immune systems. They are used most often for the treatment of digestive issues. Taking probiotics in excess can cause mild, but unpleasant side effects such as gas, bloating, headaches and allergic reactions. Though they are also used to boost the immune system and metabolism, too many probiotics can over stimulate the immune system, which can interfere with the body's metabolism. Probiotics can also limit the effects of antibiotics if taken at the same time.

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