I grabbed my American Gut
data and loaded it on to MG-RAST
and had it do metagenomes analysis of my sample. It allowed me to get more information all of the way down to the strain level.
I was then able to compare my sample to strains in 16 probiotics (Align, CUSTOM PROBIOTICS Adult Formula CP-1, Culturelle, Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics 12+, Jarro-Dophilus EPS, Jarrow Formulas SACCHAROMYCES BOULARDII+MOS, Mutaflor, Natren Healthy Trinity,Nature's Bounty Ultra Strength Advanced Probiotic 10 – 20 Billion, Natural Factors Double Strength Ultimate Multi Probiotic, Prescript
-Assist, Primal Defense, Sustenex, Udo's Choice Super Bifido Plus Probiotic, Ultimate Flora Critical Care 50 Billion, VSL#3).
I had four of the strains in my sample: Bacillus pumilus, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactococcus lactis, and Pseudomonas fluorescens.
It's been almost four years since I last took probiotics but I have had plenty of antibiotics since then.
I plan to load up on probiotics for about
a month and then in a few months submit a new sample for analysis. This will allow me to check to see if any take up residence.