Probiotics Products Pelham AL

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.

Haritha Ramasastry, MD
(205) 280-3360
Pelham, AL
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mysore Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mysore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1973

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Lewis Wayne Pressgrove, MD
(205) 870-0256
1004 1st St N Ste 150
Alabaster, AL
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1968

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Bradley Alan Rubery, MD
(205) 663-1023
1004 1st St N Ste 150
Alabaster, AL
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1993

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Bradley A Rubery
(205) 663-1023
1010 1st St N
Alabaster, AL
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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William Timothy Denton, MD
(205) 870-0256
Suite 206 POB 2018 Brookwood Medical Ctr Drive
Alabaster, AL
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Brookwood Med Ctr, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Gastroenterology Associates

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John P Day
(205) 663-1023
1010 1st St N
Alabaster, AL
Specialty
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Robert David Loudon
(205) 663-1023
1010 1st St N
Alabaster, AL
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Robert D Marks
(205) 663-1023
1010 1st St N
Alabaster, AL
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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William Robert Brooke, MD
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1979

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William Penn White, MD
(334) 495-2600
4101 Wall Street Suite C
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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