Has anyone tried Ultimate Flora critical care probiotics

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   Posted 10/9/2007 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
I just came back from Whole Foods and picked some enteric coated probiotics--Ultimate Flora Critical Care.  I have tried the VSL 3 and Culturelle powders.  I get a lot of bloating from them, as well as looser stools.  I thought that I would try enteric capsules that are not as potent for a trial.  One capsule has around 50 billion cultures.  I would love to hear from anyone who has had any experience with these. 
red plum

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   Posted 10/9/2007 4:13 PM (GMT -6)   
These were the first probiotics that I ever tried. I felt they helped me, but not really sure if it was them or my meds as I had just been diagnosed. They didn't cause any negative effects...I didn't have any bloating or looser stools or anything. I took them b/c they have more cultures than most of the probiotics out there, but they were really expensive at the local health food store ($36/30-pill bottle) so I switched to a different probiotic. Make sure you keep them refridgerated.

p.s. - I forgot to mention I took them once a day before bed...not sure that the time of day matters, but the bottle said to take between meals.

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Post Edited (Sara14) : 10/9/2007 8:19:11 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 10/9/2007 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
The bloating could have been caused by some of the bad bacteria dying off. I can't think of the name right now, but it is a reaction that makes the condition appear worse and should only last a short while (should be a couple days or as long as a week). However, the best remedy, as you appear to be doing, is to reduce the amount you intake and work your way up. Let us know how that product works for you.
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On Lialda (2/dy), probiotics, Oriental Medical Tea & Prescribed Diet, Greens+, Fish Oil

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