Content (Bacteria) of Probiotics

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   Posted 10/28/2008 7:52 PM (GMT -6)   

What is the content of the probiotics that u take?
I'm taking a probiotic which contains Acidophilus .
Is it safe to take Acidophilus at High dosages..I'm taking 2 billons/ per capsule 3 times a day..
What is the recommended product of probiotics..Atleast the one GI's prescribe.....

Please advise.........Thanq u all...

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   Posted 10/28/2008 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Mine has acidophilus, rhamnosus and reuteri. I take 10 billion a day.
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   Posted 10/28/2008 8:36 PM (GMT -6)   
The higher the content the better, compare what you're taking to VSL 3 for example, which researchers have discovered as being super affective for IBDers, it's content is enormously high...I don't think acidophilus alone is adequate.

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   Posted 10/28/2008 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I try to eat the homemade yogurt from the Specific Carbohydrate Diet.  One cup has 700 billion bacteria.  That's the highest amount I've seen yet, and it only makes me feel better.  I don't think you can overdo it.

Katie, 30.   Chicago 'burbs.
DX:  Pancolitis as of 9/08 (Proctitis as of 1/08)
Current Treament:  Asacol 1200 MG 3X daily, Cortenama 100 ML nightly, Iron 325 MG 2X daily, Zoloft 50 MG daily, Bentyl 20 MG as needed, Multivitamin.
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   Posted 10/28/2008 8:58 PM (GMT -6)   
There don't seem to be any hard and fast rules- we are all so individual in our reactions to, and benefits from, probiotics. But generally the stuff in drugstores are low-potency junk, mostly just filler. There are of course many higher quality probiotic brands off the top of my head including for example: Garden of Life Primal Defense;; Nature's Way; Trenev; Pro-bio; Culturelle; and VSL-3. Currently for example I use Primal defense, Pure Encapsulations brand Sachoromyces Boulardi, Nature's Way Reuteri, Pro-bio inulin free, and Culturelle, mixing and rotating them around from day to day. But you kind of have to do a bit of trial and error. SCD yogurt is terrific if you can tolerate it, as Kiss520 pointed out.

Pancolitis 20 years ago, full med-free remission 10 years,
Flaring/simmering on and off ever since
10 20 17.5 15 12.5 10 mg 8 7.5 20 mg pred, 100 mg Imuran
Probiotics (Primal Defense and others), TSO, hookworm
Turmeric/circuminboswellia, fish oil, many vits/minerals
Lower-carb version of Specific Carb Diet (SCD), Remicade next

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