Probiotics Dosage

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happyliving
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   Posted 7/26/2008 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello All,

Recently i started taking probiotics which contains more than 2 billion active cultures.
I started one pill every night.
Now i started taking 2 , one in the morning and one in the evening.
I want to know if taking more probiotics will there be any problems or side effects if we are taking more probiotics?
When i asked my docter about the brand, he said he don't know specific one.
So i bought one from Walgreens.
Please advise?

Thanks in advance

pb4
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   Posted 7/26/2008 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Try Primadophilus Reuteri made by natures way, it'll be in a health food store refridgerator as it must be kept cold, it has 5 billion active cultures and I think anything lower isn't likely going to be near as effective...only one/day is needed, it comes in caps or powder form.

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happyliving
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   Posted 7/26/2008 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks pb4

But i would like to know if excessive usage of probiotics can harm us or create any side effects?

Thanks in advance

JerryGarcia
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   Posted 7/26/2008 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
No it can't, worse side effect is bloating, wind and discomfort, although I take a lot of probiotics and don't experience any side effects.
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puffed rice
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   Posted 7/26/2008 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Happy living!  I am currently taking probiotics 50 billion 3 times a day because I started flaring last week, well this week has been a huge improvement hardly any blood, no mucus, but still loose BM's so hopefully this will improve in the weeks ahead.  I find no discomfort when I increase my dosage  I alternate between Bio-Kplus liquid and Flora probiotics capsules each brand has 50 billion per dose.  Its definately worth a try.  I'm still on my regular meds as well.

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Salofalk Tablets , salofalk suppositories or cortifoam nightly
Bio-K Probiotic daily
multivitamin
metamucil nightly


happyliving
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   Posted 7/26/2008 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Thankq for all your replies.

Even i see some improvement after starting Probiotics.
But Y GI's never recommend to take Probiotics if it works..A big puzzle for me

Any Clues?

Thanks

bellski
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   Posted 7/26/2008 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I take what my bottle says which is 2 a day, I take them together with food.
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Diagnosed February 2008 with Ulcerative Proctitis,
Currently: mild symptoms / flare ?
Medications:  Asacol 400mg X 6, Canasa X 2 
Vitamins:  Calcium 600 + D X 2, Centrum, Citrucel caplets, Probiotics
High fiber diet
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pb4
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   Posted 7/26/2008 5:24 PM (GMT -6)   
happyliving said...
Thanks pb4

But i would like to know if excessive usage of probiotics can harm us or create any side effects?

Thanks in advance
More likely the more the better, check out this link about research on VSL3 and crohn's...the page loads in funny so you have to scroll up to veiw the article.
 
 
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ChiCubs7
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   Posted 7/26/2008 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
When I started Culturelle HS, I noticed some bloating and gas which went away within a couple of days. It doesn't hurt me, but I'm not sure it is helping,

When I started VSL#3, I noticed bloating and gas also which again went away within a couple of days. I've only recently started it, but I dare say I am seeing some benefit.

If you are worried about how a probiotic will affect you, you can gradually move up to the dose that you want to take assuming it's not a once a day deal. With the VSL#3, I started with 1 a day and moved up from there to the 8 a day I am currently at.

Also, about Primadophilus Reuteri by Nature's Way which pb4 mentions, there is also a version that does not have to be refrigerated in addition to the refrigerated version mentioned in pb4's post. You can see a full list of their probiotics on their website: www.naturesway.com/?mid=4
Ken

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Minimal Change Disease diagnosed Feb 06 (in remission) - 10mg Lipitor QD

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