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   Posted 7/10/2008 12:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Do any of you take a probiotic that you really like and feel it helps?

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   Posted 7/10/2008 1:19 PM (GMT -7)   
My son has used Theralac now for a year. You can read about it by putting .com after the name. He also used VSL#3 after a course of antibiotics (for bronchial infection) back in March. He said he REALLY noticed VSL cutting his bm's in half--from 3 a day to 1 or 2. VSL is the strongest with 250 billion cfu's per capsule. Theralac has something like 25 billion. Does he think it has helped? Yes!

I read somewhere that a good probiotic should have somewhere between 15-20 billion cfu's or you are wasting your money....who knows... Can't remember where I read that, but they were explaining since our gut has literally trillions of bacteria, that anything less is a drop in the bucket.

And just for comparison's sake, the SCD legal yogurt has a purported 700 billion cfu's in each cup.

Hope this helps! :-)
Mom to 16 year old boy diagnosed in June, 2007.
Omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, iron, vit. C, calcium w/D3, a good multivitamin, SCD legal yogurt, weaning off Asacol.
Started The Maker's Diet in Sept. '07. Gradually learning/using more SCD recipes, too! (cooking challenged)

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 7/10/2008 3:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes I do but I forget the name. Look at the amount of different strains. I think standard is about 4, 8 - 11 I think is the best. Mine has 8 as havent found one with 11. This is what the natropath told me, they all have billions of bacterias

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   Posted 7/10/2008 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   
There are a few probiotic threads in the new meds thread.
Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.

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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 7/10/2008 6:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I took oral probiotics and they didn't work. Now I get my "good bacteria" from goats milk yogurt and the yummy probiotic "Naked" drink. You should totally eat lots of yogurt or drink Kefir, it will help! And your body will probably absorb the probiotics better than it would from a pill!

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   Posted 7/10/2008 7:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Primadophilus Reuteri made by Natures Way has guaranteed intestinal release, aids with lactose intolerance, high cholesterol and for women vaginal health, it's very affordable and only one/day is needed, only downside is it must be kept cold and purchased from the store fridge...has helped me with all the above issues...I no longer even have to use Lactaid products.

Definitely one to consider, I highly recommend it.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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   Posted 7/11/2008 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone!

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   Posted 7/14/2008 10:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had good results from taking a Lactobacillus formula, but you should know that most bacteria are destroyed in the stomach. Sources I saw said between 90 and 99.9% of the bacteria are destroyed (Better results from taking the bacteria after a meal). If you want to use a supplement, look for one that is enteric coated. That way you get the benefit of what you are paying for.
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