Probiotic help- Q for pd4

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 5/3/2009 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi pd4,



I just bought this probiotic from the heath food store. I had a question. It says on the back that these bacteria are stable at PH3. Im pretty sure my ph is not below 3 or else I would  be very sick. But what does it mean they are stable? What happens to you if your ph was that low.



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.

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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 5/3/2009 12:19 PM (GMT -6)   
The reason why they say that the probiotic is stable at such low pH is because of the acidity of the stomach. This way the pill can get through the stomach into the intestines without killing all the good bacteria of the probiotic. U r right, if ur pH in the body is that low, that would be very bad. But the pH of stomach IS very low for various reasons (killing bad bacteria, activating certain cells to produce different enzymes inthe stomach....)
i hope that ur probiotics work well for u.

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 5/3/2009 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   
The best way to take probiotics is by enema

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 5/3/2009 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
according to the info below it would be best to take probiotics after a high protein meal because it raises the pH:
The pH of the stomach may go as low as 1.0. This is a very acidic level.
Because the pH scale is a logarithmic scale, the pH of the stomach is
hundreds or thousands or millions of times stronger than typical cellular
fluids which are generally close to 7.0 (the neutral level on the pH
scale.)  When food comes into the stomach, the pH may rise to levels in the
3.0 to 4.0 level due to the buffering capacity of proteins.

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   Posted 5/4/2009 12:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hellokitty, looks like Ghena and Cfromutah have pretty much covered answering your question (good thing cuz I haven't been on the site all day until now, almost midnight my time) I would have hated to leave you hanging so I'm glad you got 2 good explanations and I hope your probiotic does you wonders.

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

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