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Hellokitty
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   Posted 4/27/2009 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   

I really think that I need to be taking a  probiotic. The only problem is that I’m lactose intolerant. Is there a vegan probiotic made, if so where can I order this.   


Female 32 years old
 
Diganosed ulcerative colitis November 2007
Present medication- 1/2 X 500mg pentasa in the morrning= 250g pentasa (I reduced this to see how my diet will effect me) and 1 X250g Asacol every other evening
Diet- experimenting with raw foods diet. given up wheat and dairy, occasionly eat fish. Raw foods diet is 80% raw foods.
 
Other medical problems- Born with asthma- no medication taken for this.


pb4
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   Posted 4/27/2009 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, the one I use called Primadophilus Reuteri made by natures way actually aids with lactose intolerance (I can swear by that cuz I was severely lactose intolerant myself and had to rely on lactaid products but not anymore) and it also aids with high cholesterol (fine to take even if you don't have that issue) and for women, vaginal health (I used to be prone to frequent yeast infections, I'm very sensitive down there but have not had a single yeast infection since using the primadophilus every day for the last 5 yrs now)...infact for me I haven't had proctitis issues since using this probiotic (could be coincidence I don't know) this is the longest I've ever gone without proctitis acting up on me.

It has guaranteed intestinal release, only one/day is needed but the only downside is it must be kept cold (even should be in a fridge at the store you buy it from).

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My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


pb4
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   Posted 4/27/2009 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I just wanted to add that probitoics should be continued daily and indefinitely even in remission. Also, whenever you happen to be on antibiotics, always take your probiotics at least 2 hours after you're finished taking your antibiotics for the day otherwise the antis will just kill off the pros. The primadophilus is also very affordable compared to many other brands, especially since with some of the other brands you're required to take up to 4/day which can make a bottle of 60 caps at around 30.00 very expensive at taking 4 caps/day...in Canada I pay 29.00 for 90 caps (lasting 90 days).

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My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


Hellokitty
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   Posted 4/27/2009 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Interesting how Canada is cheaper than the US. I will look for it in the UK. It might be expensive over here. I bet I can’t get it with the NHS.
Female 32 years old
 
Diganosed ulcerative colitis November 2007
Present medication- 1/2 X 500mg pentasa in the morrning= 250g pentasa (I reduced this to see how my diet will effect me) and 1 X250g Asacol every other evening
Diet- experimenting with raw foods diet. given up wheat and dairy, occasionly eat fish. Raw foods diet is 80% raw foods.
 
Other medical problems- Born with asthma- no medication taken for this.


AMK77
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   Posted 4/27/2009 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I highly recommend "GoodBelly" probiotic drinks. They come in a 4 pack. The Blueberry Acai flavor is my favorite. They have 20 Billion Live and Active cultures per serving. They are dairy-free, soy-free, wheat-free and vegan.
31 yr old female currently breastfeeding (weaning so I can start 6mp)
Mild Pancolitis
I've had UC since 2000 but was in remission for most of those 8 years med free
Cannot tolerate mesalamine - starting 6mp soon


pb4
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   Posted 4/27/2009 5:24 PM (GMT -6)   
The only preservative the primadophilus has is a little potatoe starch (listed on my bottle). I'm glad you're looking into starting a probiotic they've really helped me and many others as well.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


mudua
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   Posted 4/28/2009 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
It's best to try differebt probiotics to see which one is best for you. Probiotics are much more effective when taken as an enema

Hellokitty
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   Posted 4/29/2009 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Primadophilus Reuteri, hmm can't find this in the uk. Do they sell this at whole foods in the US. The vegan one our heath food shops sells is Aodophilus Plus. £14.39.
Female 32 years old
 
Diganosed ulcerative colitis November 2007
Present medication- 1/2 X 500mg pentasa in the morrning= 250g pentasa (I reduced this to see how my diet will effect me) and 1 X250g Asacol every other evening
Diet- experimenting with raw foods diet. given up wheat and dairy, occasionly eat fish. Raw foods diet is 80% raw foods.
 
Other medical problems- Born with asthma- no medication taken for this.


Hellokitty
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   Posted 4/29/2009 1:51 PM (GMT -6)   

Ive found these, but what is the difference, are they any good.

 Advanced Acidophilus Vegicaps 50 Vegicaps E16
Advanced Acidophilus Vegicaps: 50 Vegicaps Probiotics, digestive aids, digestive aids uk, her Advanced Acidophilus Vegicaps: ACID RESISTANT, DAIRY FREE, SUITABLE FOR VEGANS Solgar Advanced Acidophilus Plus Vegicaps:



 Advanced Acidophilus Vegicaps 100 Vegicaps E18
Advanced Acidophilus Vegicaps: 100 Vegicaps digestive aids, digestive aids uk, herbal digestiv Advanced Acidophilus Vegicaps: ACID RESISTANT, DAIRY FREE, SUITABLE FOR VEGANS Solgar Advanced Acidophilus Vegicaps:


 Advanced 40 Acidophilus Vegicaps 60 caps E27
Advanced 40+ Acidophilus Vegicaps: 60 caps Probiotics Advanced 40+ Acidophilus Vegetable Capsules A non-dairy formulation designed specifically for mature adults, providing specially cultured strains of L. acidophilus, L. paracasei, B. lactis, and S. thermophilus ACID RESISTANT · DAIRY-FREE · Solgar Advanced 40+ Acidophilus Vegicaps:



 Advanced 40 Acidophilus Vegicaps 120 caps E29
Advanced 40+ Acidophilus Vegicaps: 120 caps Probiotics, digestive aids, digestive aids uk, her Advanced 40+ Acidophilus Vegetable Capsules A non-dairy formulation designed specifically for mature adults, providing specially cultured strains of L. acidophilus, L. paracasei, B. lactis, and S. thermophilus ACID RESISTANT · DAIRY-FREE · Advanced 40+ Acidophilus Vegicaps:


Female 32 years old
 
Diganosed ulcerative colitis November 2007
Present medication- 1/2 X 500mg pentasa in the morrning= 250g pentasa (I reduced this to see how my diet will effect me) and 1 X250g Asacol every other evening
Diet- experimenting with raw foods diet. given up wheat and dairy, occasionly eat fish. Raw foods diet is 80% raw foods.
 
Other medical problems- Born with asthma- no medication taken for this.


gaff
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 442
   Posted 4/29/2009 2:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I take Natren Healthy Trinity dairy-free probiotics. They work!!!
gaff
left-sided UC since 11/05
 Rowasa, Colazal, Calcium, Centrum
Natren Healthy Trinity Probiotics


Sara14
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   Posted 4/29/2009 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
AMK77 said...
I highly recommend "GoodBelly" probiotic drinks. They come in a 4 pack. The Blueberry Acai flavor is my favorite. They have 20 Billion Live and Active cultures per serving. They are dairy-free, soy-free, wheat-free and vegan.


I just tried this brand about a week ago and I love it! I only saw the GoodBelly juice, not the 4-packs, where I shop. It's in a quart carboard container. I had a mango flavored one that was really good.

Have you had luck with this helping your UC?
25 years old; diagnosed March 2007;
Currently: persistant rectal inflammation
Asacol, 4 tabs, 3xday; Rowasa nightly; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin; Primadophilus Reuteri; sublingual allergy drops; Ortho Tri-Cyclen


AMK77
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   Posted 4/29/2009 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Sara14 said...
AMK77 said...
I highly recommend "GoodBelly" probiotic drinks. They come in a 4 pack. The Blueberry Acai flavor is my favorite. They have 20 Billion Live and Active cultures per serving. They are dairy-free, soy-free, wheat-free and vegan.


I just tried this brand about a week ago and I love it! I only saw the GoodBelly juice, not the 4-packs, where I shop. It's in a quart carboard container. I had a mango flavored one that was really good.

Have you had luck with this helping your UC?


I haven't seen the quart size, I'll have to look for those! I've been drinking GoodBelly for about 6 weeks. According to my GI my colitis is not active. I'm sure it's not completely due to GoodBelly but I'm going to sure keep drinking it! I drink a shot of GoodBelly along with a shot of fish oil every day. I think it's good for my UC and my overall health.
31 yr old female currently breastfeeding (weaning so I can start 6mp)
Mild Pancolitis
I've had UC since 2000 but was in remission for most of those 8 years med free
Cannot tolerate mesalamine - starting 6mp soon

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