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Probiotics

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by livingwithcfids, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. livingwithcfids

    livingwithcfids

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    Which do you take? (or pre-biotics) Any preference over a particular strain or culture?


    I just bought some Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Bifidobacteria (Bifidus Balance) both were refrigerated, as these two were pretty popular in my grocery.
    Thanks!
     
  2. livingwithcfids

    livingwithcfids

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    Off topic but my vitamin D 25 hydroxy total use to be 12 when normal was 30-80 ng/mL
    and now .....25-OH Vit D Total=122!

    reference ranges:
    <21 ng/mL Deficient
    21-29 ng/mL Insufficient
    30-80 ng/mL Optimal
    >80 ng/mL Possible Toxicity

    Also I was taking 20,000-25,000 IU Vit D3 daily
     
  3. suzanne

    suzanne Senior Member

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    My dr reckons it is important to get a probiotic with lactobacillus rhamnosus.

    Also important to take saccharomyces cerevisiae (boulardi) if you have got candida problems as it crowds out the yeast.
     
  4. searcher

    searcher

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    I have had good luck with Align, which is Bifidus infantis. It also has some good research behind it.
    20-25K a day of Vitamin D is a lot- I think the recommended maximum you should take daily is 4-5K IU (once your levels get down to optimal.)
     
  5. Waverunner

    Waverunner Senior Member

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    :D Honestly, stop taking so much Vitamin D. While the body can downregulate how much Vitamin D it uses from sun exposure this is hardly possible from supplements. 25,000 per day is too much. While Vitamin D definitively is important, too much is detrimental. 20,000 IU per week should be enough.
     
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  6. Nielk

    Nielk

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    The first good step you took was to get it from the refrigerator section since I was told recently that those are much more efficient because they are live.
    This is a very difficult thing to advise because we all are different and our bodies react differently.
    I was recently on antibiotics and steroids. A practitioner advised me on rebuilding my gut as follows:

    1- take Bio-K plus (which come in individual little bottles and you drink it) for 5 nights before bed
    2- Jarro-Dophilus from Jarrow: 2 in the morning and 2 after supper
    3-Saccharomyces Boulardii+Mos from Jarro: 1 at night

    I can't tell you yet if this is working. I'm just wondering out loud, how can one really tell because you don't know how you would have felt without it.
    Nevertheless, this is what was recommended for me.
     
  7. livingwithcfids

    livingwithcfids

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    Here is what i'm currently taking. Are you familiar with these? What else should i include?
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  8. Sallysblooms

    Sallysblooms P.O.T.S. now SO MUCH BETTER!

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    I use Ther-biotic. It has to stay cool also. It is the one my doctor suggested.
     
  9. GhostGum

    GhostGum Senior Member

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    Have used Garden of Life primal defense ultra for years now on and off and always found it helpful. In the past 6 months have also started using more and more spirulina and a spirulina chlorella barley mix, mostly straight spirulina though, like 80%, all is very good for gut health.

    Around the time I started using spirulina actually my improvements seemed to become much more steady and is also around the time I started going for walks, after about 9 years; but I had been making slow progress for a couple of years along with taking many other supplements so it could be coincidental.
     
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  10. *GG*

    *GG* Senior Member

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    I don't agree. I take about 10,000/day and have my blood levels checked regularly and my levels are under 70 to 80!

    GG

    PS Is it really known "this is hardly possible from supplements". I read a lot on Vitamin D, and have not read that. I wonder if it is known?
     
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