I came across this article awhile ago while looking for CFS recovery stories. I decided what the hell if probiotics worked for this lady I've got nothing to loose. https://www.healthrising.org/blog/2016/01/07/probiotics-cure-my-chronic-fatigue-syndrome/
Before I started on the Joshua Leisk protocol I was taking b1 b6 and I then added solar ray 24 strain 30 bill cfu probiotic. One capsule per day. I noticed results within a week. I had been suffering with gastrointestinal upsets at night and a general discomfort. Would wake me up in the middle of the night and then I'd have abdominal pain and diherrea or if not just pain.
Surprisingly I noticed the solar ray caused these issues to disappear within about 3 to 4 weeks and it gave me a solid energy boost. From the moment I took it throughout most of the day. I was quite happy with it
Then I started on Josh's protocol. So sort of got side tracked.
Recently I bought a new probiotic pure encap 4 strain 10 billion cfu. I gradually started to deteriorate. Assumed it was to do with something else. But then after getting bad gastro issues last week. I realised it was because the pure encap probiotic didn't have neatly enough strains nor cfus. I increased to 30 to 50 bill cfu and combined two other probiotics and a few days later started to feel a lot better.
Carol's article links to her blog where she goes into more detail but sadly her blogs no longer active. She basically went into remission taking 50 strains of bacteria and over 150 billion cfus per day. Most of her food intolerances resolved and she could eat most foods again.
So yes I think this study might be onto something.
I've tried lots of other probiotics and got nowhere at all. It wasn't until I took the solar ray I noticed any difference. It seems 5 strains is too little to have an effect and 14 strains (biokult) is useful but it's still not enough.
I also noticed biokult quickens my heart rate, increases my body temp and makes me sweat a bit. I think this must be immune activation and some sort of die off effect prob bacterial. But on its own it's no good. It's also lethally expensive compared to solar ray.
I intend to try garden of Life next.