Been Looking For A Suitable Probiotic...what Do You Think Of This?
Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:28 PM
Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:47 AM
I am also curious if there's any info on whether probiotics are like most medications, where your body ends up dependent on them/there's an opposite effect when you go off them, or if they can be safely used to get things better balanced and then discontinued without ending up worse than when you started.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:43 AM
Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:54 AM
Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:40 AM
Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:49 PM
I was naturally introducing gluten to myself all the time, too. Just because it exists naturally doesn't mean it won't cause an imbalance or withdrawal.
Probiotics are like seeds.... you plant 'em and they multiply and grow under the right conditions, so you try to provide an environment to make them happy. Ideally you can get balanced, and not need them daily and wouldn't get worse than when you started. You're naturally introducing bacteria to yourself all the time, accidentally....
That said, I *thought* the 'seed' notion was how they were supposed to work. Seems safest to question whether or not that's what they *really* do *before* I put more stuff into my poor damaged innards, though.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:19 PM
Are all these free of casein and soy as well? color additives and preservatives like the above? I'm looking for something with as little possible as causing reactions in me as possible.
The label (MegaFlora Plus) shows the following symbols : vegetarian, soy free, dairy free, non GMO, and tested free of pesticides and herbicides.
Other ingredients: cellulose and ascorbyl palmitate.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:03 PM
Celiacs have compromised gut flora and so do a lot of poeple without Celiac. It's the way many eat and the type of food they consume. I view these much the same as a vitamin. I have never heard of or experienced myself "overdoing good gut bacteria" so this is essentially a non-worry as many other things can affect gut flora on a daily basis. Medications, alcohol, food......you get the picture. Most Celiacs will never have a perfect gut and I also have fast transit so anything I can do to help things be better, I do. I feel great on these. I know many argue that you should get most of your vitamins and minerals, etc. from your food but that is not always possible. I eat about as healthy as an educated person can but because food travels fast through my gut and I do have full blown Celiac, I have always benefited from supplements. I am also older and that weights in on the decision.
You can always eat yoghurt and kefir to get the needed gut bacteria but you have to eat a good amount and I find the supplements are easier. My gut was way beyond damaged at diagnosis and I tolerated these just fine.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:04 PM
Depending on the probiotic, I would also make sure that during shipping to your home that it would be in a controlled environment. Natren is one of the ones that needs to be refrigerated. Many don't need to be though.
June 2012 positive visual of celiac disease from gastroscopy
Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:57 PM
Intestinal dysbiosis. Suspected damage to my vili (2012). NCGS according to my dermatologist upon seeing my post-wheat rash.
Gluten-free. Sept 2012.
Canola, almonds, soy = evil.
Grain-free, legume-free. December 2012.
No peanuts and tree nuts. February 2013.
Erb-Duchenne palsy from birth trauma.
My body is trying to kill me.
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