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Should you sell probiotics to your patients?

Is there evidence behind probiotic use and are certain formulations more effective?


C+D clinical editor Kristoffer Stewart spoke to Professor Simon Gaisford from University College London’s school of pharmacy to find out more about the appropriate use of probiotics, what advice you can provide patients, and his latest research into probiotic therapy.

In this podcast you will learn about:

  • What research has been carried out in this field
  • The advice you should provide patients who are interested in taking these supplements
  • Whether a liquid or solid form is better and the effect of stomach acid on these formulations
  • The World Health Organisation and Nice’s stance on probiotics.

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