If it is your doctor's idea for her to take probiotics then ask him for a prescription for VSL#3DS. It is the most powerful probiotic around. Very expensive but health insurance should help if it is by prescription. It is powder in a packet that she could mix in liquid or spread on cold cereal. You don't have to empty the entire packet at one time.
There is also regular VSL#3 which is half the potency of the prescription form. Florastor, Udo's Probiotics, RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care, and Primadophilus Reuteri are all good probiotics.
BTW I find Culturelle to be a very effective probiotic. I take it on trips and vacations because it doesn't need to be refrigerated. I take more than one capsule a day. Culturelle and Align are not quite as advertised. This is from Consumerlab.com:
"# Align claimed to contain 1 billion live bacteria when manufactured “and an effective level until as least the “best by” date. ConsumerLab.com testing revealed that only 530 million bacteria were viable. However, a clinical study of the bacteria (Bifidobacterium infantis 35624) in Align showed that it could reduce symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) at a dose of just 100 million. ConsumerLab.com found that the product exceeded this amount, so the product’s claim to provide an effective dose is correct. Whether or not a higher dose might offer greater efficacy is not known.
"# Culturelle claimed to provide 10 billion cells in a daily capsule through the “best used by” date; ConsumerLab.com found only 5.8 billion viable cells. It is not clear whether this is a sufficient dose. Most clinical studies with Lactobacillus GG have used 10 to 20 billion viable cells per day. A dosing study (Saxelin 1991) using the bacteria in Culturelle (Lactobacillus GG) found that a daily dose of 1.5 billion cells was not able to colonize the gut, but a dose of 15 billion was. The amount found falls between these two dosages."
Male/59 DX ulcerative colitis Feb08, possible Crohn's colitis DX Mar10.
No Meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Remission since Mar10. Psyllium seed mixed with VSL3 especially helpful. Food journal instead of SCD.
Watch gluten, lots of fruit & vegetables (but no plums or kale), no soda, no HFCS, no trans fat, tea instead of coffee, no shellfish, few processed foods, no carrageenan.
Probiotics, fish oil, multivitamin, extra D3, K2, high gamma E, glutamine, magnesium, phos choline, resveratrol, S. Boulardii, boswellia, curcumin.
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