What is ProB 50?
ProB 50 is a highly potent, shelf-stable, dairy-free probiotic formulation containing 50 billion colony forming units (CFUs) of lactobacillus and bifidobacterium probiotics per serving. It consists of 10 of the most well-researched probiotic strains, which are capable of surviving the harsh journey to the intestines and are able to attach to the intestinal walls, where they can grow and function effectively to support gastrointestinal health.*
What are the benefits of ProB 50?
ProB 50 may be beneficial for assisting with digestion and nutrient assimilation, helping to inhibit overgrowth of harmful bacteria, supporting the immune system, maintaining bowel health, and facilitating normal elimination. It can also help replenish depleted beneficial gut flora after a course of antibiotics. The capsules feature delayed-release technology and unique moisture-resistant, desiccant-lined packaging that removes the need for refrigeration, making ProB 50 convenient for travelers and anyone on the go.*
What is the recommended dose?
The recommended dose is one capsule per day.
When should I take it?
This supplement should be taken with a fat-containing meal.
Can it be taken with thyroid medications?
ProB 50 should be taken at least 30 to 60 minutes away from thyroid medications. Testing your thyroid hormone levels every 30-90 days to see if a medication adjustment is needed, is recommended.
How long can I take ProB 50 for?
ProB 50 can be taken for one month or long-term.
Are there any side effects that I should be aware of when taking ProB 50?
ProB 50 may cause gastrointestinal side effects such as epigastric discomfort, abdominal pain, dyspepsia, rumbling, bloating, diarrhea, flatulence, and/or burping.
Consult with a physician before use if pregnant or breastfeeding.
Avoid if taking the following medications: antibiotics+ and/or blood thinners.
+ProB50 is a formulation of lactobacillus and bifidobacterium probiotics. The recommendation to avoid taking probiotics while taking antibiotics is based on the fact that antibiotics could reduce the effectiveness of probiotics. However, research shows that taking probiotics while taking antibiotics can help prevent diarrhea which may result from the use of antibiotics. To prevent destruction of probiotic activity, it is recommended to take probiotics and antibiotics at least two hours apart from one another. (2, 3)
- Natural Medicines Therapeutic Research Collaboration. https://naturalmedicines.therapeuticresearch.com/. Accessed March 1, 2022.
- Hempel S, Newberry SJ, Maher AR, et al. Probiotics for the prevention and treatment of antibiotic-associated diarrhea: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA. 2012;307(18):1959-1969. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.3507
- Probiotics for digestive health. Pharmacist’s Letter. 2006;7(22):220704.