Too Much Probotic??

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sodbuster19
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   Posted 10/6/2008 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Is it possible to take too much probotic? I take 1 pill now but I wonder if I take more if there is any side effects or if there will be any benefits? Any thoughts on this?

<FONT color=#0000ff>Bad flares Guniess & hot wings

Generic Colazal, 2 2xday
Acidophilus Probotic 3 times/day


happyliving
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   Posted 10/6/2008 7:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello,

What kind of Acidophilus are you taking and what is the quantity of live bacteria in each capsule..?

Did u see any side effects as of now?

Thanks

sodbuster19
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   Posted 10/6/2008 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Brand is PharmAssure and each pill has 1.5 billion live cells

<FONT color=#0000ff>Bad flares Guniess & hot wings

Generic Colazal, 2 2xday
Acidophilus Probotic 3 times/day


pb4
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   Posted 10/6/2008 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I think I read somewhere that IBDers need to get at least 5-10 billion live cultures/day of probiotics so I'm sure it'll be more than fine if you increase your current dose.

I don't think too much good bacteria can do anything bad to you at all, it's too much bad bacteria that is a problem.

:)
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ucwarrior
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   Posted 10/6/2008 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I personally don't think too much probiotic can be harmful within moderation. I take 60 billion per day (50 bil bifidus + acidophilus, 5 bil reuteri, 5 bil saccharomyces boulardii) This is my remission dose but I ramp up when I'm beginning to flare thanks to the rapid loss of flora due to diarrhea.
This usually keeps the flare at bay and allows me to stay in remission.

Might want to consult a professional GI before doing anything extreme here.

However, VSL and some other clinical strength probiotics go up to 250 billion and more.

sodbuster19
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   Posted 10/6/2008 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I didn't think it would be a big thing if I took 3-4 instead of 1 a day.

<FONT color=#0000ff>Bad flares Guniess & hot wings

Generic Colazal, 2 2xday
Acidophilus Probotic 3 times/day


pb4
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   Posted 10/6/2008 11:50 PM (GMT -6)   
It shouldn't be an issue, you could always work your way up week by week adding another pill a day if you're concerned about going from one/day to 3-4/day.

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


sodbuster19
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   Posted 10/8/2008 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks. I think I'll do that just in case.

<FONT color=#0000ff>Bad flares Guniess & hot wings

Generic Colazal, 2 2xday
Acidophilus Probotic 3 times/day


Sunshineonmyface~
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   Posted 10/8/2008 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I found this article that states 75 billion live cultures helps.
http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=18921555

mh53mike
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   Posted 10/8/2008 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I havent had any adverse effects. Only benifits. I take 50 billion CFU acidophilos and 50 billion CFU bifidobacterium daily. I went to this amount because 1 pill a day had no effect for me so i stepped it up until i noticed a change. My pills are 10 billion cfu a piece.
26y old male medically disharged USAF veteran.Diagnosed with UC (lower proctitis) in 2004.
 
Current daily treatment:                               Probiotics & supplements:
                                         50 Billion CFU's acidopholis&Bifidobacterium daily
2400mg oral asacol                                      Digestive enzymes
15mg prednisone tapering                             5grams of glutamine
75mg azathioprine                                       folic acid & calcuim with V-D
20mg Nexum                                               Whey protien  
                                                                Multivitamin
Diet:Little/no sugars, fats, carbs, caffine,sugars,yeast. Stay natural as possible.  
 
Results:1 Bowel movement in the morning no blood! Remission since 08Sept08


ucwarrior
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   Posted 10/9/2008 12:43 AM (GMT -6)   
The only side fx I have personally noticed from years of probiotics use is constipation when in remission. I was experimenting last year and took rediculous amounts of Bifidus and Acidophilus for a few days. Didn't go #2 for 3 days. 3rd day I was hurting and let go of something for the record books. Lesson was learned.
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