Shaklee Prebiotic and Probiotic

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tmom
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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 6/18/2009 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone had success with the above mentioned product. My mom's cousin had real intestinal problems although she was never diagnosed with anything specific. She had to wear Depends wherever she went to avoid an accident. After being on this supplement for 2 weeks she has had no problems at all. I started my son on them today but was wondering what anyone knew about this. I believe Shaklee is a reputable brand - don't want to give my son just anything off the shelf without knowing the manufacturer, etc.  Thanks for any help!

quincy
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   Posted 6/18/2009 11:50 PM (GMT -6)   
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.
 
quincy


*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/supplementsProbiotics....(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 !!!
 


ickypoo
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 224
   Posted 6/19/2009 4:45 AM (GMT -6)   
My only concerns about the product is that it does not list the strains for the two species used - that would be good to know. It also seems to be on the low side in terms of quantity. They list 250 million (I assume they mean cfu's). It is my understanding that 1 billion cfu's are deemed the minimal amount needed to have any therapeutic value. The brand I take lists 5 - 10 billion cfu's per strain.
Diagnosed with UC in 1990.
Current Meds: Sulfasalizine (2 g) (1 g), Rowasa (now and then), Folic Acid (1 mg)
Supplements: fish oil, flax oil, glucosamine, CoQ10, fiber, aloe vera juice, probiotics.
Other: Raw Milk for breakfast. Currently exploring a raw milk fast one day/week.


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
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   Posted 6/19/2009 2:45 PM (GMT -6)   
It states the active probiotics in the article I posted....

One can always increase...

It's a good start, and one can always add to or change....

quincy
*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/supplementsProbiotics....(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 !!!
 


ickypoo
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 224
   Posted 6/19/2009 4:10 PM (GMT -6)   
quincy said...
It states the active probiotics in the article I posted....

One can always increase...

It's a good start, and one can always add to or change....


No argument from me on the last two points.

While the article does list the species, it doesn't list which specific strains of each species are being used - at least I didn't see them. For the "Lactobacillus acidophilus" for example, is it super strain NAS, NCFM, or something else? I personally would like to know this given that some strains may not be as effective as others. Would help me sort out what works from what doesn't.
Diagnosed with UC in 1990.
Current Meds: Sulfasalizine (2 g) (1 g), Rowasa (now and then), Folic Acid (1 mg)
Supplements: fish oil, flax oil, glucosamine, CoQ10, fiber, aloe vera juice, probiotics.
Other: Raw Milk for breakfast. Currently exploring a raw milk fast one day/week.


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30596
   Posted 6/19/2009 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I sent a query to the company...hope I get a response..

q
*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/supplementsProbiotics....(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 !!!
 

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