I was asking about
the strains since it seems that some have been linked as important in regards to UC and I only noticed help once I started taking those strains and in large (50 billion and more quantities)
Heres some info from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Probiotics
Bifidobacterium lactis - Immune stimulation
Lactobacillus acidophilus - prevents bacterial overgrowth in small intestine <- I can see why this is important
Lactobacillus casei - immune stimulation, reduction of duration of winter infections, H. pylori eradication
Lactobacillus plantarum - IBS, used post-operative, immune stimulation <- this one is important for UC included in 299V preparation
Lactobacillus rhamnosus - Immune stimulation, prevents diarrhoea
Lactobacillus salivarius - positive effects with intestinal ulcers and inflammation <-Good
Streptococcus thermophilus - positive effects with intestinal ulcers and inflammation <- very good (included in VSL#3 preparation)
It also seems many of these strains work as a team. I am taking all of these strains and more, I would recommend to anyone who is finding Probiotcs dont work that they try another Probiotic with these strains.
Thanks for all your feedback everyone, you guys are much nicer and informative than those stiffs at http://www.ulcerativecolitis.org.uk who ended up deleting my posts cause I was aking too much.. sigh
Here is what you guys told me so far:
kops2da - you seem to be taking a single strain Bifidobacterium infantis- Align claims that this strain is crucial in a health gut flora
Judilyn - L. acidophilus, L. rhamnosus and L. reuteri - I must admit I have never heard of L. reuteri nor ahve I seen it sold anywhere. Where did you get this strain???
mh53mike - you are taking VSL#3. That one has 8 strains Bifidobacterium breve, Bifidobacterium longum, Bifidobacterium infantis, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus paracasei, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Streptococcus thermophilus. Many of the ones I listed up there.
Probiotic - you seem to have quite a good variety with Primal Defence - Lactobacillus plantarum, Bacillus subtilis, Lactobacillus brevis, Bifidobacterium breve, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Lactobacillus paracasei, Lactobacillus salivarius, Lactobacillus casei, Bifidobacterium lactis Bifidobacterium longum, Lactobacillus acidophilus , Lactobacillus rhamnosus. How many billion are you taking daily? You also have 1 I never saw sold where I live - Bacillus subtilis.
Me - same as mh53mike and also included Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Lactococcus Lactis, Lactobacillus salivarius and Lactobacillus Helveticus.
With so many beneficial strains I think the best is to go for variety.
Waiting to see if I'm cured
Probiotics 14 strains (vsl#3 + ultimate multi probiotic) - 475 billion per day. Pre-biotics 1x a day. No sugar.
L-glutamine, elm powder, vit b & folic acid
Post Edited (crazytrain411) : 11/19/2008 9:59:59 PM (GMT-7)