Hi...found this on the product....looks perfect as a first choice.
**click on the square to the right of the search arrow in the menu bar of the article....that will bring it to full screen**
I have recently chosen a new probiotic that also has b. longum in it...
The prebiotics allow the probiotics to do their thing....as well, they help in producing butyric acid which aids in the integrity of the mucosal lining of the colon.
Apparently, with the latest FAD (no..I'm not a follower) of reduced grain carbs, there is a higher incidence of loss of butyric acid, therefore leaving the mucosal lining more available for invasion.
Yes, Shaklee is a reputable brand, but with everything, not all agrees with everyone. It's a good first choice, and maybe you can find other probiotics (variety) to add.
keep us posted as to how it agrees with him.
Some probiotics are better taken at night on an empty stomach...others suggest not. I take mine before bedtime.
*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!