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gcha8e wrote: As far as I can tell our doctor doesn’t feel there is any particular B vitamin benefit to the probiotic..

Sounds like your doc needs to catch up on reading those research journals piling up on his desk.

Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
“In addition to fermentation products, gut bacteria, including bifidobacteria are able to synthesize vitamins, especially B vitamins.”
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2036.2005.02615.x/full

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
“Microorganisms of the gut microbiota ferment carbohydrates into short-chain fatty acids, convert dietary and endogenous nitrogenous compounds into ammonia and microbial protein, and synthesize and activate B vitamins and vitamin K.”
http://jp.physoc.org/content/587/17/4169.short

The American Journal of Gastroenterology
“… its nutritive demand must be met from the lumen, where different nutrients, short-chain fatty acids, amino acids, polyamines, growth factors, vitamins, and antioxidants are produced by a nonpathogenic flora (communities of beneficial bacteria).
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0002927099008072

Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, BioScience Institute
“The biogenic properties of fermented functional foods result from the microbial production of bioactive metabolites such as certain vitamins, bioactive peptides, organic acids or fatty acids during fermentation.”
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0958166905000315