Yes, that is what I've heard too, from Jini Patel- that the spores are nearly impossible to kill, even with super heavy-duty antibiotics, & that they can possibly cause health complications. But, when you try to actually find any concrete research on this, nothing! Absolutely nothing. There are a lot of positive reviews & info on the SBO's, which seem to mostly be from companies that sell them. And to be fair, a decent amount of alternative therapy magazines & such also claim their greatness. I do wonder if the claims that Jini Patel & Natasha Trenev have made are biased- I wish they would quote some actual studies! Because in Jini Patel's case, apparently she originally raved about
Primal Defense, then switched gears abruptly & made the spore claims, & now backs Natren's products. I think unless I do find some concrete evidence, then I'll stick with the Primal Defense- although I do plan to check out if my local health food store carries Natren. I may give them a try & see if I notice a difference between the 2. It's a little crazy- while doing probiotic/SBO research, I uncovered some info about
how probiotics can actually be dangerous in immune-suppressed individuals! Yah, a VERY small # of people have had some pretty scary results, from weird bacterias colonizing their bodies & going haywire. So again, you have to take internet research with a grain of salt. Anyone else? Give me some feedback, people! And thanks princesa- I knew you'd chime in!
diagnosed with UC '02
Asacol- 8 tabs/day
Remicade-10mgs/kg- since 4/07
Primal Defense Ultra