Probotics- Any good recommendations?

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   Posted 1/7/2009 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
My doctor gave me Align to try the other day. I don't know if its as good as other probotics out there. I am looking for a good probotic that I can find in a health food store. Any recommendations? Also, what about Vitamin D? Any suggestions? Thanks!
Colazal 750 mg 3x3 daily
6-MP 50 mg (2) daily
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   Posted 1/7/2009 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't buy anything from health food stores since even with a docs discount, I still end up paying 10$ more on everything. If you get stuff online I'd recommend Dr ohhiras probiotics. I tried align for two months.
Vit D: Now Foods, Vitamin D-3, Highest Potency, 5,000 IU, what i use.

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   Posted 1/7/2009 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   

Just my experience.  Align works for me - been using it for months.  I tried Digestive Advantage and Primal Defense - could never adjust to them and they did not bulk up stool like Align.  I do believe everyone has to find the one that works best for them.


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
 Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only 2 cm. left to heal in rectum - going to try Proctofoam first.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
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   Posted 1/7/2009 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I like Primadophilus Reuteri made by natures way (google for more info).

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   Posted 1/7/2009 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I really like Florastor. It is expensive though.

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6 Asacol Daily
Fish oil, multi-vitamin, B complex, Mag Oxide, Calcium, Vit C, Vit E, Multi-vit

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   Posted 1/7/2009 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
all the stuff in my sig. its keeping me in remission.
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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   Posted 1/7/2009 8:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Bifidus, bifidus, bifidus. Get a reputable product and hit it hard in the billions. The B. longum strain is particularly helpful. Take with a fiber supplement on empty stomach for better results. The bacteria ferment the fiber and release helpful polysaccharides and acidic goodies for all to share.

I consider high Bifidus doses one of my staple products for achieving and maintaining remission.
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   Posted 1/7/2009 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I like Culturelle. It's available at walmart, cvs, and walgreens. I buy from iHerb when I can - better prices.

I have also used Pro-Bio.
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
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Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 100mg, Aciphex, Forvia, and a probiotic
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   Posted 1/7/2009 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   
My Pharm recomended Floragen3 Just started it today, so I can't coment on it success. I can only say I trust this guy and he has never steered me wrong yet.
38 yr old male, NE Ohio
diagnosed in aug 2008
30 mg predisone, 9 balsalazide, rowesa enema, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol, 2 probiotic, 2 aloe vera
gluten intolerance... attempting to live no/low gluten
update: down to 25 mg pred a day as of 12/25/08
update: down to 20 Mg pred a day as of 1/7/09

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