I recently bought the Bifido Factor non-dairy powder on Jini's recommendation. I found the taste/texture mildly unpleasant - kinda like drinking water with some gritty bread crumbs in it, LOL - but not too bad. I've had to take stuff that tastes alot worse. I only tried it for a few days before my c-scope, but it didn't seem to help me much. I guess I need to give it a longer trial and maybe experiment with the lactobacillus product next. That said, Natren is known to produce excellent products and Natasha is probably one of the most knowledgeable folks on probiotics.
Before trying the Natren, I'd been using Custom Probiotic's six strain powder blend with very good results. CP is recommended by alot of folks on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. Harry, the owner and chemist, is also very knowledgeable and will be happy to give phone consultations. I attribute my years of remission, in large part, to his formula.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
C-scope confirmed UC diagnosis 9/18/2007
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine, back on a pred taper for first flare in years
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. About to start George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.