E. Coli Nissle, Mutaflor

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   Posted 2/8/2010 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I have heard so many good things about the super probiotic e. coli nissle or mutaflor in controlling UC. Does anyone know if the stories are true or is it only hype? I wonder if it is available because I cannot seem to find it. I would love to try it. We could all use another effective weapon against UC. If it is a safe probiotic then it should not have too many side effects.

Many people on this forum swear by VSL3. VSL3 is clinically proven to help with ileal pouchitis but there are some who don't find it especially effective for UC alone. A serving can fill the gut with hundreds of billions or even trillions of beneficial bacteria and that may explain its effectiveness.

From my limited research the proven strains for UC are lactobacillus reuteri, L. Plantarum, L. Rhamnosus gg, and the probiotic yeast S. Boulardii. Also heard good things about B. Infantis. I hope there are other strains that are also effective that I haven't heard about. L. Plantarum is one of the eight strains contained in VSL3.

I try to take these strains every day. But I would also love to include E. Coli Nissle in my daily dose of probiotics. Does anyone know when or where it is available? Or does anyone know if I am misinformed and mutaflor is just hype and spam.

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   Posted 2/8/2010 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
There are a few alternative pharmacies in the U.S. and Canada that sell it.  I stumbled on this link below for example, but have not verified whether they currently stock it.  I tried it some years back for a couple months without noticing any benefit for my UC, however- and this is a big however- I believe that the person I had transport it over from Germany was unable to keep it at the recommended cool temperature for the two days it was in transit, so it may have lost its viability by the time I got it.  I emailed Mutaflor about how much viability is lost over time if not refrigerated, and their only reply was to repeat the instructions for refrigeration (duh!).

"In order to save the village, we had to destroy it." -- Medical proverb. 

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   Posted 2/8/2010 10:07 PM (GMT -6)   
will be sold in north america by medical futures in toronto. due in stock in early march. there's a lot of research to support it.
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