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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 12/15/2008 2:25 AM (GMT -7)   
hi,,,does anybody take probiotics? I heard they do wonders ,,,pill form,,,,,,,,

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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 39
   Posted 12/15/2008 9:34 AM (GMT -7)   

I have been told by my dietician to try probiotics. In pill form they seem to slow my tummy down so i end up with constipation so i have opted for the live bio yogurts. I have Yeo Valley and they are lovely and you get to figure out how much is good for your tum in one go whereas with the tablets you have to take the whole thing and i find its just too much for me. I can't say if its having a great impact as i have not been having the yogurt for long and have not been very regular in eating it. I must try harder!! lol

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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 12/18/2008 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been taking probiotics and not noticed they do anything. I keep thinking they are dead and buying new bottles. i have taken them for years but I am sorry to say in my situation they don't work but alot of people swear by them.

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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 68
   Posted 12/26/2008 10:29 AM (GMT -7)   

I first started taking them about a year ago, but was not ready for them. I needed some healing in my gut and initially reacted to the type I was prescribed, with lots of gas and discomfort.

I had the type changed and did a little better, as my digestive system healed.

I now drink a concentrated smoothy for breakfast and it includes a probiotic (in powder form) that I originally had trouble with, but now have no issues. My digestive issues have improved tremendously, but I attribute only a portion of that to taking probiotics (though they play a strong supporting role).

Bottom line is, they are necessary to everyone's system. You can destroy them with a poor diet (and increase the bad bacteria at the same time). Re-introducing them into your system may take an adjustment period. It is a waste of money to buy probiotics if you continue to create poor living conditions for them with a bad diet. But with a good diet, they will do their job of breaking down your food so you access the nutrients better.

They are living creatures, so they have a very short shelf life unless refrigerated. There are several types, some products like yogurt contain some or all types (read the label). This may be enough for some people, but if you need to avoid dairy products, not always an option.
That's some probiotic basics. I hope it helps

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Date Joined Feb 2004
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   Posted 12/26/2008 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Try Primadophilus Reuteri made by natures way, it has aided with both my IBS and crohn's, it also aids with lactose intolerance and high cholesterol (for women it aids with vaginal heath but it's fine for men to use too). These did not cause any excess gas or discomfort of any kind (which can happen from some types but I've heard that it's normal and just the die-off stage).


My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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