Is there a specific type, brand or dose that anyone's had success with. ..or does probiotic refer to a general supplement...eg folic acid,etc...?
For some reason in my previous post the last paragraph was extra-tiny font.
Probiotic is the general name of the supplement and there are hundreds of brands to choose from. My son uses Theralac which you can google and read all about
. I've also purchased other brands like Udo's, Dr. Michael Murphy's, VSL#3, Solaray, they go on and on.
Although this site is pushing a specific brand of probiotics which I know nothing about
, I like some of the information and explanations presented here about
what probiotics are. You might enjoy reading it! Sorry, I don't know how to link it, so simply cut and paste into your browser:
Most things you read say to find a probiotic with at least 15 billion cfu and multiple strains. You may find, as Osprey said, that a probiotic with bifidobacteria may not be a good choice, though the one we use has bifidobacterium lactis and bifidobacterium bifidum and it has been fine (I'm assuming they're the same family...). A probiotic with Lactobacillus acidophilus as the main strain is a good starting place. In any case, you may need to experiment with brands of probiotics a bit to see what works best for your son.
Mom to 16 year old son diagnosed in June, 2007.
Omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, vit. C, calcium w/D3, a good multivitamin and SCD legal yogurt
Started The Maker's Diet in Sept. '07. Gradually learning/using more Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) recipes, too! (cooking challenged)