Science Questions

Sun, 23rd Jan 2005

Part of the show Probiotics & Life on Titan ?

Question

Jim asked:

I tried probiotics for two weeks and now I've got the trots - what's happening ?!

Answer

It might be the phenylanaline contained in the drink, which can loosen the bowels. Another explanation is that you might be taking a little bit too much. Your body can take a while to adapt as the bacteria in the drink take up residence in the intestine, but these effects shouldn't last long.

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