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When should a person take probiotics?

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Probiotics can be taken with breakfast or just before breakfast. Taking probiotics during breakfast is the best time for them to survive in the binary salts and gastric acid.

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Probiotics have been proven to be effective in helping with some digestive problems. They are designed to work in the intestine. Therefore, probiotics can be tested to find out if they can survive through gastric acid. Most are usually made to survive an acidity of above pH 3. During mealtimes, especially breakfast time, the acidity is usually at pH 4, which provides the best time for probiotics to work effectively in the body.

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