Well, I was hoping someone smarter on this than me would come along and answer this for you! I spend $40 for 30 capsules of Theralac. From a quick look, it appears somewhat similar to Flora-Q. It seems really good probiotics are fairly pricey, and there seem to be A LOT of good brands to choose from. As for clinical evidence, I've read far more good than bad, and I know many, many people here take probiotics. The question is, what strains of beneficial bacteria are most important for CD. That's where it gets really, really complicated and it's probably fair to say that no one really knows.
I believe Elaine Gottschall, mother of the SCD, believes any bifido bacteria in probiotics is not good, yet our probiotic contains strains of this and my son is doing really well. I believe Elaine is more in favor of getting probiotics the natural way.
So, to make things really simple (or not!), maybe you would like to try making the SCD yogurt to get your probiotics the 100% natural way. You can purchase a yogurt maker from the SCD website and follow their directions. I have not done this yet, but am seriously looking into it. Many here do it. The thinking is that you get billions more beneficial beasties along with important calcium and other nutrients at a fraction of the cost. Just a thought.
We are new to this experience, but from all I've read since June we will not be stopping probiotics any time soon.
Someone else please jump in!!!
Good luck, Ohana!
Grateful for everyone's help here!
Mother to 15 year old boy just diagnosed in June, 2007.
Currently taking Asacol, omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, iron, vit. C, and a good multivitamin.
Started The Maker's Diet in early September.