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Probiotics (Bifidobacterium, Lactobacillus, Saccharomyces boulardii)



Interactions

Probiotics/Drug Interactions:
  • Anti-inflammatory agentsAnti-inflammatory agents: Increases in serum IL-1-beta have been observed following LGG supplementation; however, no differences were seen in IL-6, TNF-alpha, MPO, IL-10, or IL-12 (33).
  • ImmunostimulantsImmunostimulants: In human studies, supplementation with probiotics has been shown to enhance various immune system parameters in healthy subjects (29; 44; 18; 19; 49), in HIV-positive subjects (47), and during vaccination (38; 37).
  • ImmunosuppressantsImmunosuppressants: Based on human studies, supplementation with probiotics has been shown to enhance various immune system parameters in healthy subjects (29; 44; 18; 19; 49), in HIV-positive subjects (47), and during vaccination (38; 37).
  • VaccinesVaccines: In human studies, supplementation with probiotics has been shown to enhance various immune system parameters in healthy subjects (29; 44; 18; 19; 49), in HIV-positive subjects (47), and during vaccination (38; 37).

Probiotics/Herb/Supplement Interactions:
  • Anti-inflammatory herbs and supplementsAnti-inflammatory herbs and supplements: Increases in serum IL-1-beta have been observed following LGG supplementation; however, no differences were seen in IL-6, TNF-alpha, MPO, IL-10, or IL-12 (33).
  • ImmunostimulantsImmunostimulants: In human studies, supplementation with probiotics has been shown to enhance various immune system parameters in healthy subjects (29; 44; 18; 19; 49), in HIV-positive subjects (47), and during vaccination (38; 37).
  • ImmunosuppressantsImmunosuppressants: In human studies, supplementation with probiotics has been shown to enhance various immune system parameters in healthy subjects (29; 44; 18; 19; 49), in HIV-positive subjects (47), and during vaccination (38; 37).

Probiotics/Food Interactions:
  • Insufficient available evidence.

Probiotics/Lab Interactions:
  • Immune panelImmune panel: In human studies, supplementation with probiotics has been shown to enhance various immune system parameters in healthy subjects (29; 44; 18; 19; 49), in HIV-positive subjects (47), and during vaccination (38; 37).

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