Probiotic Question

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   Posted 4/13/2009 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone have any input on the best probiotic on the market?  Also, any suggestions on the topic in general.
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   Posted 4/13/2009 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   


There are soooo many different probiotics that you can take.  You have to try one (or 10) to see what works best for you.  I take one called Jaro Dophilous whic has 3.4 billion CFU (live bacteria) and 6 different strains.  I get mine from a local whole foods store and its only about $10 for 100 capsules (i take 1 a day).

I've heard that there is one called Align??? that is apparently very good but you have to buy it online and it is very expensive.

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Asacol - 2 x 3 day (waiting for results)
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Jaro - Dophilus Probiotic (3.4 Billion) - 1 a day
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   Posted 4/13/2009 10:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree that you have to use trial and error to find the best one, which I know is a big pain to do! Culturelle was first choice and didn't see any reason to continue. I just bought "Colon Health" at the grocery store tonight and we will see how that goes. Originally I heard that they must be refrigerated to be effective but now I am finding evidence that it is ok to buy shelf stable products. Good luck
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   Posted 4/14/2009 11:13 AM (GMT -6)   
It took 3 or 4 tries before I found the one that works better for me. I order mine online and it's called Pro-Bio. I like it because it doesn't have to be refridgerated for one and can last 6 months on the shelf. I never had an issue with this one while the other ones I tried gave me horrible painful gas.
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   Posted 4/14/2009 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Natren's probiotics are often considered the "gold standard" as the Trenev family has been formulating probiotics for generations.

In my experience, the cheaper, drugstore brands did nothing for me. The ones that have worked for me are the more expensive brands - Natren and Custom Probiotics - that do require refrigeration.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine. Probiotics, l-glutamine, vitamin D and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Mostly grain-free and dairy-free diet. Long-term remission with only minor blips.

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