Digestive Advantage Chewables

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   Posted 8/8/2007 6:31 AM (GMT -6)   
When I told my doctor I was having a diarrhea problem, he told me to eat yogurt and see if that helped.  I wrote that on another board (after it didn't work) and someone suggested I get some Digestive Advantage IBS.  I guess even if I don't end up having out-and-out IBS, it won't hurt me, but I've read some posts on here about the chewables vs. the caplets.  I got the chewables (it was the only choice at the drug store).  I'm wondering if anyone has had any luck with the chewables.  I took my first one last night, so wish me luck with it.  Still, if they don't work, I'd probably be willing to try the caplets from Amazon. Thank you.

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   Posted 8/8/2007 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Scooter,

Many people have problems with the chewables because IBS sufferers tend to have problems with artificial sweetners which is what makes the chewables tasty. They don't put those in the caplets since you are swallowing them. Not all people have problems with the sweetners though, I am one that doesn't. I wish you luck but if its not helping you, than the caplets are probably a better choice.

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   Posted 8/8/2007 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
If yogurt and chewable DA doens't help you, then pill DA isn't going to help you either in all likelihood.  While yogurt and probiotics are never a bad thing to take on a regular basis for GI health, you will only notice a big difference in how your guts function if you have a bad bacteria problem, which they will help fix.  If you have an ulcer or bad gall bladder they won't help on that account at all. 

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   Posted 8/9/2007 1:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm all about the probiotics, even for people without major digestive issues.  Scooter, you don't necessarily have to get that particular brand - there are tons out there with a similar load of bacterial organisms.  There's Culturelle, Flora-Q, PB8 (that's what I just started using), Kyodophilus...basically, any combination of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria would be a good place to start.
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