MAXGXL does strengthen immune system by dramatically raising your glutathione levels, with increases up to 292%.
"Modern research has shown that individuals who have low levels of glutathione are susceptible to chronic illness . <!--Read more about the direct effect of glutathione and human disease by CLICKING HERE. -->Decreased levels of glutathione can be brought about by continual stress upon the immune system. As we now know, a lowered immune system can bring about illness and disease. This is a ferocious cycle. While you need glutathione for a productive immune system, a weakened immune system hampers the production of glutathione.*"
I do not believe in the theory of "IBD is nothing but due to overactive immune response or crazy crappy immune system".
Since there is no known cause of IBD, including colitis, that whole idea of suppressing the immune system to me sounds absolutely insane.
In fact I have read the Russian study that took a few people with ulcerative colitis who did not respond at all to any drugs, including immunosuppressants and steroids and put the on immunostummulats and 90% of them went into remission.
That is a prove to me we have this disease because our immune system is too week not to crazy overactive and attacking our bodies. I do not believe our bodies are that stupid or we all would die long time ago with dinosaurs.
Chelated multi-minerals are the easiest form of minerals to be absorbed by the body and minerals from the clay we do not absorb but in a very small amount. The only thing I know for sure when I take 2 capsules of chelated multi-minerals after a meal I seems to feel better. After I take clay I feel my GI system is soothed and calm.
Prednisolone. Since you still have mucus and urgency your colon is not completely healed by prednisolone. I think Mutaflor can help to calm your irritated colon. In your place I would stop all dairy for 2 weeks and see if mucus will stop. You might be dairy sensitive and not know it. I know when I stopped eating cheese I feel better.
I did not take clay for a few months while eating a lot of raw salads with greens, tomatoes with lemon juice or balsamic vinegar. I believe clay was protecting my GI system by neutralizing some of the acid and when I stopped the clay the acid plus rough greens scraped the walls of the colon which was not 100% healed.
That is my theory.
I know many people think I am crazy believing that colitis is caused by too high stomach acid going from a stomach into small and than large intestines and even into low colon. Maybe it is a crazy idea. But for me eating any kind of acidic food like citrus fruits, tomatoes, vinegar....every single time gave me pain, cramps and sent me to the bathroom....
And every time when have this problem I take something alkalizing like clay, activated charcoal or just water with baking soda, the pain decrease, the cramps calm down and I feel better. By the way, the pain I feel is not in my stomach but in my intestines, low abdominal area.
I do not have explanation of this I just know how I feel and what helps me personally.
Since I am doing better without any drugs, I believe I am onto something here. I do not deny that there are different causes of colitis and in my case it could be the too high stomach acid. By the way, in Russia if a person have some type of digestive disorder the first test doctors do is checking the stomach acidity to see if it is too high or too low because too high stomach acid can cause not only stomach ulcers but ulcers in duodenum (the first section of the small intestine ) and cause diarrhea and nausea. In many cases IBS is caused by too high stomach acid too because excessive stomach acid will push the food through GI system much faster....
Best wishes to you.