Dr. Ryan Bentley returns to the show this week to have another fun chat with Amy and Dr. B. about probiotics. The big question of the day: how long does it take to see the effects of probiotics? According to Dr. Bentley, it depends. The trio delves into why there isn’t one definitive answer to this question. They discuss some of the different factors that can cause variability in this time-frame and talk about some easy ways to tell that a probiotic is having an effect. Dr. Bentley talks about why the initial response to probiotic effects can sometimes appear negative and why that’s not necessarily the case. Dr. Bentley also discuses psychobiotics, the gut-brain axis, and some of the conditions that he has personally seen probiotics help with in his practice. Oh, and as usual, Dr. B. interrupts with story time at some point in the podcast. This time it’s about a patient that used probiotics to combat spousal flatulence. Enjoy!