I wondered how many of you have a probiotic in your daily arsenal? And does it work well for you?
I prefer to eat yogurt and between that and the pineapple, I don't have any digestive problems.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
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.
I just ordered some with vitilizer. It is part of the package. I will let you know how it goes.
I tried the whole probiotics bit last year. It gave me the worst smelling gas.
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).
I just started Gut Health 3 days ago and it's been working very very well for me so far.
Don't go cheep. Get quality and you will be fine.
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.
Like Rodja I get my probiotics from the active cultures in yogurt.
Get some stoneyfield's orgainc yogurt. add in some additional inulin, what the bacteria eat, for great gut health.
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.
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?
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.