Question about Vsl. Do you take the pills or the powder? Do the pills have to be refrigerated?
My doctor recommended Floagen 3 that I take but no one here has heard of it. wondering if it is any good or not?
Natural digestive enzymes? What brand would you recommend and do they really help?
I think digestive enzymes are amazing! I've had minor digestive issues for nearly my entire life. Started taking digestive enzymes over 15 yrs. ago (long before my son was diagnosed w/CD). I feel like I need them less now than I used to--as if my digestive process has improved. My mom was taking prescript
ion meds for acid reflux and stopped them completely after using digestive enzymes for a while. She no longer has issues either.
As for a brand, I've used Ultra-Zyme by Nature's Plus forever. I get it at my local health food store, but it does have magnesium stearate. It's tough to find brands without it. CrazyHarry, what brand do you use? GOL?
I've purchased VSL#3 on several occasions and always get the capsules. The powder reportedly has corn starch or some filler (can't remember) that isn't good for CD. The capsules do have to be refrigerated. Most of those brands that require refrigeration are stable out of the fridge for a few days, though, as long as they don't get hot. I purchase another probiotic called Theralac online for my son. You can google it and read all about
it if you wish.
Wolfie, btw... I have a Brittany named Haley! She's a hunter! too funny...
Mom to 17 year old son diagnosed in June, 2007.
Omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, vit. C, calcium, vit. D3, a good multivitamin and SCD legal yogurt
Started The Maker's Diet in Sept. '07. Incorporate Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) recipes, too. Med-free.