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   Posted 12/21/2009 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm trying to find a really good probiotic for my daughter who we're suspecting is gluten intolerant. We're waiting the lab results from enterolab. Her GI doc suggested culturelle but also talked about rhamnosus. I'm getting conflicting info. Can any of you help me out. Here is where it seems to be conflicting, when I googled the probiotics it says:

For example, for the probiotic bacterium, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, the genus is Lactobacillus, the species is rhamnosus and the strain is GG. Sometimes companies also develop a marketing name for probiotic strains. For this probiotic strain, the commercial name is "LGG". One yeast – "Saccharomyces boulardii" - also has been evaluated as a probiotic. This microbe is actually a strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The name "boulardii" is not a recognized scientific species of Saccharomyces.


But when I read about this on the enterolab website it says:

What does it mean to be immunologically sensitive to the dietary yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae?
The immune system considers Saccharomyces cerevisiae foreign causing a reaction that may damage the intestine and other tissues of the body, and/or possibly lead to the development of or indicate the presence of Crohn's Disease.

I'm wondering if the lactobacillus rhamnosus is good for those with gluten/intestinal damage problems or if their bodies would recognize it as a foreign material and fight it.
I hope this makes sense, thanks for any of your thoughts.

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