Detailed Info On Probiotic Bacterial Strains

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crazytrain411
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   Posted 12/23/2008 12:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Some people may wonder what bacterial strains to take and what has been proven out there. I found a very informative article with info about all the probiotic studies.
http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=539443

The data here is the Reference (No.), the number of people in the study, if the disease was active or not and Treatment Duration and Effect

Chrons
Malchow 1997 (40) 28 adults Active Prednisolone+‘E. coli vs placebo’ 12 months Reduced relapse rate (64%-33%)
Guslandi 1999 (37) 10 adults Inactive S. boulardii+mesalazine 6 months Only 1 relapse
Mattila-Sandholm 1999 (39) 20 adults Active L. salivarius UCC118 10 days No remission, ↑ quality of life
Gupta 2000 (36) 4 children Moder. active L. GG 6 months ↓ Intestinal permeability, clinical disease activity
Guslandi 2000 (38) 32 adults Inactive ‘S. boulardii+5ASA’ vs 5-ASA 6 months Reduced relapse rate (38%-6%)
Prantera 2002 (41) 37 adults After ‘curative’ resection L. GG vs placebo 12 months Similar endoscopic recurrence
Ulcerative colitis
Bennet 1989 (42) 1 adult Active Antibiotic+faecal enema Once Induced remission
Kruis 1997 (43) 108 adults Inactive E. coli vs mesalazine 12 weeks Similar relapse rate
Kordecki 1998 (46) 19 adults Active L. plantarum (9 active/10 inactive) ? 6 of 9 patients treated with active form: in remission
Rembacka 1999 (45) 116 adults Active E. coli vs mesalazine 12 months Similar remission and relapse rates
Venturi 1999 (47) 20 adults Inactive Multispecies (VSL#3) 12 months 75% still in remission and changed faecal flora
Kruis 2001 (44) 327 adults Inactive E. coli vs mesalazine 12 months Similar relapse rate

So it seems like
S. boulardii+mesalazine kept remission
L. salivarius UCC118 improved quality of life
S. boulardii+5ASA’ was better than just 5-ASA
Antibiotic+faecal enema seemed like a killer combo for 1 guy
E. coli was determined to be just as effective as mesalazine in multiple trials
L. plantarum got 6 of 9 people in remission
VSL#3 was tested on poeple who were intolerant to 5-ASA and 15 of 20 remained in remission
VSL#3 eliminated replases in 85% of people with pouchitis
Off of 5-ASA (6 years) and 1-day minor flareup since probiotics started.

Probiotics 18 strains (vsl#3 + N.F. Ultimate multi probiotic + Trophic Acidophilus Plus + Nature's Way P. Reuteri + Florastore S. Boulardii) - 500 billion per day. No sugar, Oatmeal in the morning.
L-glutamine, elm powder, vit b & folic acid, 5 g vitamin C, vit D, vit E, Calcium+Magnesium


mumbles
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   Posted 12/23/2008 4:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been on VSL#3 for about a month, haven't seen any drastic results. How long does it normally take?
Asacol-2400 mg
Aloe vera gel-4 ounces twice daily
4 VSL#3
Canasa


crazytrain411
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   Posted 12/24/2008 10:21 PM (GMT -6)   
well they said the duration of that trial was 12 months.
Off of 5-ASA (6 years) and 1-day minor flareup since probiotics started.

Probiotics 18 strains (vsl#3 + N.F. Ultimate multi probiotic + Trophic Acidophilus Plus + Nature's Way P. Reuteri + Florastore S. Boulardii) - 500 billion per day. No sugar, Oatmeal in the morning.
L-glutamine, elm powder, vit b & folic acid, 5 g vitamin C, vit D, vit E, Calcium+Magnesium

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