To answer your questions.
I was taking quite a mix of probiotics for about
a month or so - and then I realized its a lot of effort and money. I dont know what effect if any the other pro-Bs had but they gave quite a variety of strains in the begining. So I stopped taking those and only took vsl#3 from then on.
It also doesnt matter what probiotic you take - what really matters is the strains and quantity which is the same in all vsl#3. The quantity is up to you but I think to have an effect you really must take a lot - like 500 billion which is 1 vsl#3 sachet. To put things in perspective, the over the counter probiotics are usually around 10 billion, so youd need 50 of those little pills
Off of 5-ASA (6 years) and 1-day minor flareup since probiotics started.
Probiotics 18 strains (vsl#3 + N.F. Ultimate multi probiotic + Trophic Acidophilus Plus + Nature's Way P. Reuteri + Florastore S. Boulardii) - 500 billion per day. No sugar, Oatmeal in the morning.
L-glutamine, elm powder, vit b & folic acid, 5 g vitamin C, vit D, vit E, Calcium+Magnesium
Post Edited (crazytrain411) : 8/10/2009 6:56:17 AM (GMT-6)