Probiotics Products Boston MA

Like the universe, probiotic products are supposed to contain billions and billions of orbs—in this case, friendly lactobacilli and other bacteria to defend your body against digestive woes.

Frederick W Heiss, MD
(718) 744-8743
41 Mall Rd
Burlington, MA
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Lahey Burlington Gastroenterology
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Gastroenterology

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Chin Hur, MD
(617) 724-4411
101 Merrimac St Ste 10
Boston, MA
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Gastroenterology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dr.Barbara Nath
(617) 726-3505
55 Fruit St # Blake 4
Boston, MA
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Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons
Year of Graduation: 1977
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Gastroenterologist
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Hospital: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospi, Boston, Ma
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Albena Halpert, MD
(314) 577-8764
85 E Concord St Ste 7700-A
Boston, MA
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Gastroenterology
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Jules L Dienstag, MD
(617) 726-3766
32 Fruit St
Boston, MA
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Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
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Male
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Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Sur
Graduation Year: 1972

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Scott Brian Snapper
(617) 724-3342
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
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Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Kenneth Eugene Hung
(617) 724-6113
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
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Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Douglas Albert Janowski, MD
(617) 636-5623
750 Washington St # 233
Boston, MA
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Gastroenterology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1997

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Selwyn Broitman, MD
(617) 638-5342
80 E Concord St
Boston, MA
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Gastroenterology
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Thomas Chung Liu, MD
650 Albany St Fl 5
Boston, MA
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Gastroenterology
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Male
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Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 2000

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Probiotics: Short of a Healthy Dose?

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Like the universe, probiotic products are supposed to contain billions and billions of orbs—in this case, friendly lactobacilli and other bacteria to defend your body against digestive woes. But when the independent testing company ConsumerLab.com analyzed 25 brands of probiotic supplements, it found that several of the products contained only minuscule quantities of the beneficial bugs.A helpful dose of probiotics should include at least 1 billion bacteria per daily serving. But among the products tested by ConsumerLab, nearly one-third not only failed to meet this standard, they contained less than 1 percent of the recommended amount. You should choose brands whose labels say they contain more than 1 billion bacteria per daily serving. But be sure to read the fine print, and steer clear if the label claims this number only at the time the product was manufactured; the way the bottle is shipped and stored between factory and supermarket can wreak havoc on the bacteria inside.“Consumers should look for products that don’t limit their claims to the time of manufacture,” says physician Tod Cooperman, who heads ConsumerLab. That gives you a better chance of getting the real deal, he says. He also suggests selecting products whose labels recommend refrigeration; all those that did passed muster. To learn which brands of probiotics—as well as many other herbs and dietary supplements— passed ConsumerLab’s tests, check out www.consumerlab.com.

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