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Can I mix probiotic powder in juice?

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#1 Liam+TomsMum

Posted 13 May 2010 - 08:07 AM

Our doctor prescribed probiotic powder (Lactobac) and I forgot to ask him how to get it into DS. Can I mix it in juice or would that kill the organisms in it?

#2 sillarn

Posted 13 May 2010 - 05:44 PM

Hey, a dr who prescribes probiotics? Sounds open minded...Is he/she good?

No problem to add to food, but not to anything hot as they are killed by high temperatures, so you wouldn't put it in a soup for eg! I stir the powder in with a small quantity of milk for my DS. And sometimes I sprinkle it on top of his porridge or cereal. It is not strong tasting so we haven't had an problems.

As for adding to juice,  as far as I know it's fine too.

Edited by sillarn, 13 May 2010 - 05:48 PM.

#3 sillarn

Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:43 PM

oh, now that I think about it, I've heard occasional talk about probiotics and questions around how well they can "survive stomach acid" so why not just add it to something non-acidic to be on the safe side - stir in with yoghurt, milk, food etc rather than juice?

Edited by sillarn, 13 May 2010 - 09:44 PM.

#4 smudgiekiss

Posted 14 May 2010 - 09:33 AM

I think add it to Yogurt.

#5 Liam+TomsMum

Posted 18 May 2010 - 04:21 PM

Thanks for your replies - I contacted the company of the probiotic and they said definitely not to mix it with very acidic juices such as orange. They said mixing it with watered down apple juice should be ok.

Sillarn - yes the paediatrician we take our son to is very open minded and practices biomedicine. He is very good.

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