Someone on the Colitis forum takes and highly recommends the probiotic I am taking. There wasn't any intestinal upset, no gurgling, no gas, no D. It just seemed to level everything out inside for me and aids in the twice daily Colace that I take, to keep my stool as consistent as possible. For me I am existing w/o my lower colon (gone because of cancer) so my symptoms mimic IBS at times. All I know is this is a somewhat pricey probiotic but it really, really helps me:
Purchased at your local Health Food Store, in the chilled section near flaxseed oils, organic yogurt, etc.:
Renew Life/Ultimate Flora/Critical Colon (aqua box)
80 billion count (they offer 5 to 150 billion count varieties, I think)
Around $45-47 for a bottle of #30 capsules
I take my probiotic dose on a completely empty stomach at bedtime. If I am experiencing more IBS like syptoms, I might take 2 a day, one in am, one in pm. Or double up at bedtime.
Post Edited (Marsky) : 3/30/2011 7:14:52 AM (GMT-6)