Probiotic Dosage: What is Adequate?
Source: International Probiotics Association
In the past decade, probiotic supplement dosages have rocketed from millions to billions of CFUs, with some boasting as many as 200 billion. While more may be better when it comes to love and money, this is not necessarily —but can be — the case with probiotics.
Because probiotic characteristics are strain specific, the choice will depend on an individual’s purpose for taking probiotics. The dose or CFU count should match the CFU level shown in an efficacy study to endow a benefit. One size certainly doesn’t fit all, making a broad recommendation of what is adequate virtually impossible. However, several conditions including AAD and high blood pressure show positive correlation between dose of probiotics and benefit.
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