Restore for leaky gut

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shanna j
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   Posted 5/1/2017 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone tried this product? I guess you are not to take probiotics or digestive enzymes while taking it. I am reading more and more on the limited use of probiotics as it appears that most of them just flush right out of us. I am battling systemic candida still and would like to try anything to try to help.

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   Posted 5/1/2017 3:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Shanna,

I'm dealing with the same issues.

This product seems to have good reviews. I'm on a different product that I got from my llmd, but essentially the same ingredients.

I was not aware of not taking probiotics or enzymes while taking this. Does it state this on the product?
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   Posted 5/1/2017 4:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi shanna -

GI Restore has L-Glutamine, Arabinogalactan, Licorice and aloe vera. Thos are probably safe ingredients although I'd start w/ low doses. The L-gutamine gave me immediate diarrhea.

I posted in another thread about probiotics and enzymes... for those of us w/ yeast/fungal overgrowth, it's best to avoid probiotics and maybe also enzymes until we get rebalanced - as some can exacerbate the yeast/fungal overgrowth. A healthy gut biome has millions of bacteria - no probiotic product on the market can come even remotely close to replenishing what is being killed w/ abx. So, the main purpose of using probiotics w/ abx is to help minimize yeast/fungal overgrowth - for some at least. For others the probiotics aren't going to do a whole lot.

What else are you doing to heal GI and reduce y/f overgrowth? Diet? Taking a binder? Antifungals?

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   Posted 5/1/2017 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Was ok .seems like a scam supplement having some results with vsl 900 billion and homade kombucha

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   Posted 5/1/2018 7:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Pirouette said...
Hi shanna -

A healthy gut biome has millions of bacteria - no probiotic product on the market can come even remotely close to replenishing what is being killed w/ abx.


What makes you say that? The gut has billions of bacteria, not just millions, and probiotic products also often have many billions of CFUs in them
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