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    I wondered how many of you have a probiotic in your daily arsenal? And does it work well for you?

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    I prefer to eat yogurt and between that and the pineapple, I don't have any digestive problems.
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    I only use them sporadically or when I feel a GI problem coming on, but yes they do help quite a bit in the digestion and immune system departments.
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    I just ordered some with vitilizer. It is part of the package. I will let you know how it goes.
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    I tried the whole probiotics bit last year. It gave me the worst smelling gas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thesinner View Post
    I tried the whole probiotics bit last year. It gave me the worst smelling gas.
    I thought they prevented that? What brand did they use. Gut Health is supposed to stop that.

    I decided to add one to help buffer all the supps I take.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crader View Post
    I thought they prevented that? What brand did they use. Gut Health is supposed to stop that.

    I decided to add one to help buffer all the supps I take.
    I used cheap stuff from Wal-mart. (Perhaps that was the problem.) But if I eat a lot of yogurt, it doesn't smell too pleasant either.
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    I use them a lot as I'm on long-term antibiotic therapy for Lyme disease.

    IMHO, the best combination is a good full spectrum lactobacillus probiotic combined with Saccharomyces boulardii yeast (Flourostor, etc.). The Sb isn't affected by antibiotics and contributes to a better environment for the Lacto bacteria (supposedly).
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    I just started Gut Health 3 days ago and it's been working very very well for me so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crader View Post
    I wondered how many of you have a probiotic in your daily arsenal? And does it work well for you?
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    It is good stuff but i cant afford it to be a staple really. I used it when i was taking in a VERY good amount of calories on a bulk to help digest. I go the yogurt route now with intent on high fiber diet.

    Sinner gets the horrible putrid smelling gas from the gerbil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thesinner View Post
    I used cheap stuff from Wal-mart. (Perhaps that was the problem.) But if I eat a lot of yogurt, it doesn't smell too pleasant either.
    Was that the Pearl Drops or the cheap-o spring valley stuff?
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    Like Rodja I get my probiotics from the active cultures in yogurt.
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    Get some stoneyfield's orgainc yogurt. add in some additional inulin, what the bacteria eat, for great gut health.
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    I've been studying probiotics for a while due to my wife's UC. The possible reason that some probiotics don't do well with some people, IMO, relates to the fact that with over 400 species of bacteria in the gut...all in different ratioes in different people..it's going to depend on if you are adding a species you actually need or not.

    Diet and various immune system parameters all contribute to what ratio of organisms you have in your gut. If you are already high in several Lactobacillus species, then adding more of them could cause GI distress..gas, diarhea etcetera..instead of the desired affect of helping you.

    I don't state this to dissuade anyone from using probiotics..on the contrary, you might just want to try different brands until you find the right fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thesinner View Post
    I used cheap stuff from Wal-mart. (Perhaps that was the problem.) But if I eat a lot of yogurt, it doesn't smell too pleasant either.
    Yogurt also contains dairy, which can in itself exacerbate foul-smelling gas.
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    I wonder how much more of a benefit one would get from using this with an IF diet or with cheats? I'm thinking that it will help with digestion/absorption of some pretty big meals?
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    I have just started taking them again cause ever since stopping ON gold standard which has aminogen there is a lot of gas in the basement.

    Has anyone tried Kyolic Kyo-Dophilus 9, I havent tried it but aparently its ment to be the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsHectic View Post

    Has anyone tried Kyolic Kyo-Dophilus 9, I havent tried it but aparently its ment to be the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsade View Post
    Define "The best"
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    I just bought a Kashi cereal that is supposed to be filled with probiotics but I suspect it'll probably prove to be more of a marketing lure than an actual working product. I'm with bio though, I only use them when i'm feeling symptoms of GI coming. I use Gut health as well as some NOW Foods stuff.
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    GUT Health. Awesome stuff.
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    I always use probiotics
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    I use the GUT health as well.
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    Kashi cereal huh, does it taste good?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big BAMA View Post
    "I pooped a Hammer" Brick Tamlan
    I never really had any problems with the ole poopshute other than that really bad night in panama city but that was due to the tequila.
    Did he apologize the next day for being so rough on you? Or is this one of those Donkey things I hear so much about?
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    Can you stack Gut Health with your standard probiotics?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big BAMA View Post
    Can't remember, I passed out when the winged monkeys showed up, I woke up wearing a pair of wet nikes. Apparently I thought it would be cool to jog naked in the surf. Thank God Before the internet.
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    I would take it stand alone it works well enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Savage View Post
    Can you stack Gut Health with your standard probiotics?
    Some of the similar strains (the other strains of lacto, especially caseii) will compete for surface area on the intestinal wall, but you can stack them without detriment.

    It is important to get an enteric-coated probiotic, to make sure the intact organisms make it to the intestinal tract.
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    http://www.kashi.com/products/vive_original

    Tastes great to me and doesn't cost all that much in comparison to other cereals. I haven't had enough of it to even notice anything as of yet but it's better than froot loops in the nutrition dept.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsade View Post
    Some of the similar strains (the other strains of lacto, especially caseii) will compete for surface area on the intestinal wall, but you can stack them without detriment.

    It is important to get an enteric-coated probiotic, to make sure the intact organisms make it to the intestinal tract.
    Is y'all's site down? I'd like to read more about Gut Health.

    Can it help with allergies? Food allergies, for example? I've read some strains can do that.
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    I know that I get a hell of a gluten intolerance and that probiotics reduce that issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Savage View Post
    Is y'all's site down? I'd like to read more about Gut Health.

    Can it help with allergies? Food allergies, for example? I've read some strains can do that.
    There is a pretty decent article at an online site....I forget the name.

    Oh yeah, Mind and Muscle.net.

    http://www.mindandmuscle.net/article...and/probiotics


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    Doh! Should have known.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Savage View Post
    Doh! Should have known.
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