VSL#3 is excellent but pricey. But if you have medical insurance then you can get it by prescript
ion and have the insurance offset the cost. Saccharomyces Boulardii can be bought by itself and is in the brand name Florastor. S Boulardii is especially effective with your antibiotics because it is a probiotic yeast and therefore immune from antibiotics. This helps prevent C Diff from taking over in the space vacated by the bacteria killed by the antibiotics.
It also has rigorous research backing it up along with E. Coli Nissle (brand name Mutaflor).
I like mixing VSL3 powder with psyllium fiber. But just like meds, some probiotics work better for some than others. Many people on the ulcerative colitis forum find probiotics very helpful. You can browse our signatures to see what each individual prefers (or can afford).
Male/59 DX ulcerative colitis Feb08, possible Crohn's colitis DX Mar10.
No Meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Remission since Mar10. Food journal instead of SCD. Psyllium seed + VSL3 especially helpful.
Boswellia, E. Coli Nissle (Mutaflor), turmeric, fish oil, S. Boulardii, OLE, resveratrol, multivitamin, extra D3, K2, C, high gamma E, magnesium, phos choline, glutamine. Lots of vegetables & fruit (but no plums), no soda, no HFCS, no trans fat, no shellfish, tea instead of coffee, watch gluten, few processed foods, no carrageenan. Nature created all of the locks, therefore Nature has all of the keys
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