Probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri biofilms produce antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory factors www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2180-9-35.pdf
The above made me start to look for reuteri to try.. but then as I was going through the probiotics bottles reading the bacteria listed I kept seeing numbers after on some - like L. Reuteri HA-188 or different numbers. So I came home and re-looked at the paper and it was a different strain (I think). Now I am coming across these numbers like L. reuteri ATCC 6475 in the above.
Been sitting here trying to digest and make sense of it. And thinking wait a minute - we're all running out buying this stuff (probiotics in general to try) and there's a chance it's doing zero for us as the papers suggest if we are buying the wrong strain... or worse maybe having a negative effect.
Also there was a similar thing to L. plantarum - A specific strain having positive effects - so off I go to look and see if I can find it (no luck) - come home, read the paper closely again and it turns out they genetically engineered this strain to to express more of whatever was providing the "health" benefit.
Aside from confusing, this whole monkey'ing around with gene expression and bacteria and so on makes me nervous. Or hesitant.
It's to the point where one doesn't know what to think anymore.
Diagnosed Crohns-Colitis about
8 years ago - Past Meds: Antibiotics, Prednisone, Methotrexate, Remicade - Current Meds: No meds at the moment -Trying Amino Acid Balancing Therapy Actually achieved full clinical remission for about
2 years using Remicade, Diet (SCD) and Exercise
“The only person you're destined to become, is the person you decide to be"... wise words