I took E. Coli Nissle in Mutaflor for over a year before the FDA banned sales in the U.S. I found it helpful but not more so than VSL#3DS or Culturelle. Those are my two favorites. Everyone is different so don't worry if a particular probiotic does not seem compatible with every individual.
This is from a very recent thread and may explain why a probiotic that works for one may not work for everyone else:
This article www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110420143620.htm indicates that people may have different gut types, meaning different types of predominant bacteria in their gut.
Male/60 DX ulcerative colitis Feb08, or maybe Crohn's colitis.
No Meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Remission since Mar10. Psyllium seed mixed with VSL3 is very helpful. Food journal instead of SCD.
Lots of fruit & vegetables (but no plums, kale, or carrots), no soda, no gluten, no HFCS, no xylitol or sorbitol, no trans fat, no shellfish, few processed foods, no carrageenan.
Probiotics, fish oil, multivitamin, extra D3, K2, high gamma E, phos choline, magnesium, boswellia, curcumin, glutamine.Nature created all of the locks, therefore Nature has all of the keys