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Would You Eat These Probiotics?

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Dr Fine was liking the Culturelle Probiotics and I had a very hard time finding Probiotics in my town that I can eat so I ordered those online. The box says there are less than .01 mg of Casein and less than .01 mg of Whey in each capsule. Would you eat them if you were Casien intolerante? So far I have seemed to be sensitive so I have only been looking at the box. :oP

Just thought I'd ask others, what you would do.


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Grain free, casein free, soy/legume free + a bunch of allergies I have had since I was a child (stone fruits, nuts..carrots)

Following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, but no nuts, legumes or casein.

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Nope.

I used Natren. They make a couple of powdered ones which fit my multiple allergy needs. They come to you on dry ice when ordered online. Some bigger health food stores may carry them.

Casein is a genetic allergy similar to gluten. I think it's too serious to take a chance on when you don't have to.

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Nope.

I used Natren. They make a couple of powdered ones which fit my multiple allergy needs. They come to you on dry ice when ordered online. Some bigger health food stores may carry them.

Casein is a genetic allergy similar to gluten. I think it's too serious to take a chance on when you don't have to.

Looks like the Dairy Free Natren are made from Garbanzo beans, which means it is out for me too. I can't do any Legumes.

Thank's for the suggestion though and the reply.

I am wondering about the Probiotics that Dr Fine used himself. Why would he recommend them on his page if they would be bad... He is against Dairy himself. I dunno. I haven't been liking the idea of taking them so far.

I guess the Culturelle has a bacteria that is supposed to be extra good: Lactobacillus GG.

They ship on ice too but are going to stop when testes showed no difference in quality.

But this is just things I have read. I have no idea how true any of it is.

I have to say I am not fond of the idea of taking them... on the other hand there is less than 15 parts per million per capsule..Not sure if I should be scared of that.


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Grain free, casein free, soy/legume free + a bunch of allergies I have had since I was a child (stone fruits, nuts..carrots)

Following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, but no nuts, legumes or casein.

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Why not contact enterolab and ask them about the casein in Culturelle. They have been really nice when I have asked them questions. A casein allergy is similar to gluten, but maybe it doesn't cause reactions at such small amounts. I honestly don't know. But I would choose not to use it at this point for myself.

Sorry about the garbanzo beans! :(

Have you gone online and looked for probiotics without dairy, soy, legumes, etc.? It's worth a look.

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Why not contact enterolab and ask them about the casein in Culturelle. They have been really nice when I have asked them questions. A casein allergy is similar to gluten, but maybe it doesn't cause reactions at such small amounts. I honestly don't know. But I would choose not to use it at this point for myself.

Sorry about the garbanzo beans! :(

Have you gone online and looked for probiotics without dairy, soy, legumes, etc.? It's worth a look.

Yeah, both my husband and I have looked online and all over town. The Probiotics seems to either have legume, casein or gluten in them.

I'll keep on looking. I'll send a little question to EnteroLab too. Good idea. How did you contact them? I haven't been able to find an e-mail adress. I sent another question off today on their hompage/that contact us thingy they have. Did you use that too?


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Grain free, casein free, soy/legume free + a bunch of allergies I have had since I was a child (stone fruits, nuts..carrots)

Following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, but no nuts, legumes or casein.

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I'm dairy free and tried Culturelle last year. It made me incredibly sick. Mostly nausea--I felt awful. Actually, I've never found a probiotic that I can tolerate.


Patti

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I use HMF Forte Human Microflora by Genestra Brands. It costs a fortune, but is guaranteed to be free from sucrose, starch, salt, preservatives, artificial flavors or additives; or any corn, wheat, yeast, gluten, soy, dairy or animal by-products. It is in vegetable capsules.

I got worse when taking other brands, but this one really helps and I don't react to it.


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Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

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I'm dairy free and tried Culturelle last year. It made me incredibly sick. Mostly nausea--I felt awful. Actually, I've never found a probiotic that I can tolerate.

Ugh, that sounds bad. Thanks for letting me know.


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Grain free, casein free, soy/legume free + a bunch of allergies I have had since I was a child (stone fruits, nuts..carrots)

Following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, but no nuts, legumes or casein.

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I use HMF Forte Human Microflora by Genestra Brands. It costs a fortune, but is guaranteed to be free from sucrose, starch, salt, preservatives, artificial flavors or additives; or any corn, wheat, yeast, gluten, soy, dairy or animal by-products. It is in vegetable capsules.

I got worse when taking other brands, but this one really helps and I don't react to it.

Thanks, I'll look into that one.

Where did you read it was free of all of those things? Or did you talk to them? I can't seem to find much ingredients info on it. :P


One Celiac gene and one gluten intolerance gene (HLA-DQ 2,1).

Grain free, casein free, soy/legume free + a bunch of allergies I have had since I was a child (stone fruits, nuts..carrots)

Following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, but no nuts, legumes or casein.

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What I quoted I copied straight from the label.


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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What I quoted I copied straight from the label.

Ok, thanks. I am not doing any Legumes, does it say anything about that at all? I was thinking about the vegetable capsule of if the bacteria were grown from/on a legume..? (Sorry for being so troublesome :P )


One Celiac gene and one gluten intolerance gene (HLA-DQ 2,1).

Grain free, casein free, soy/legume free + a bunch of allergies I have had since I was a child (stone fruits, nuts..carrots)

Following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, but no nuts, legumes or casein.

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You might also check Solaray - they make a dairy free multidophilus that is gluten free as well. I'm not sure about the legume.


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Ok, thanks. I am not doing any Legumes, does it say anything about that at all? I was thinking about the vegetable capsule of if the bacteria were grown from/on a legume..? (Sorry for being so troublesome :P )

You're not being troublesome. I cannot tolerate legumes, either, and I am fine with those pills. But if in doubt, why don't you call them? There isn't a number to call on the container, so you would have to find it on the Internet (or see if they have an e-mail address).


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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I'm dairy free and tried Culturelle last year. It made me incredibly sick. Mostly nausea--I felt awful. Actually, I've never found a probiotic that I can tolerate.

Did you know that it isn't necessarily a bad thing to get sick from taking probiotics? It could mean that you have an overgrowth of bad bacteria and the good stuff is coming in and starting a war. Or it could mean that you're intolerant of something in the formula. When I first went on pro-biotics (can't remember the type the doctor gave me) I was extremely sick for at least 10 days, then it got a little better and I was fine after 3 weeks.


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Diagnosed with Minimal Change Nephrotic Syndrome in 2003. Discovered that going completely gluten-free put me in remission.

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Did you know that it isn't necessarily a bad thing to get sick from taking probiotics? It could mean that you have an overgrowth of bad bacteria and the good stuff is coming in and starting a war. Or it could mean that you're intolerant of something in the formula. When I first went on pro-biotics (can't remember the type the doctor gave me) I was extremely sick for at least 10 days, then it got a little better and I was fine after 3 weeks.

Interesting.

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Thanks Ursula. ;)


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Grain free, casein free, soy/legume free + a bunch of allergies I have had since I was a child (stone fruits, nuts..carrots)

Following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, but no nuts, legumes or casein.

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Both HMF and HLC probiotics are very good. They are both derived from humans and are allergen free. Other probiotics are less potent and may contain allergens. I definitely think that either of the two is you best bet. The HLC Intensive probiotics really helped me out. HLC also has a product called Mindlinx, which has specific bacteria that helps break down gluten and casein, in the case of accidental ingestion. Good luck.

-Brian


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Both HMF and HLC probiotics are very good. They are both derived from humans and are allergen free. Other probiotics are less potent and may contain allergens. I definitely think that either of the two is you best bet. The HLC Intensive probiotics really helped me out. HLC also has a product called Mindlinx, which has specific bacteria that helps break down gluten and casein, in the case of accidental ingestion. Good luck.

-Brian

Thanks for the input. Interesting with the bacteria that could help with accidents.


One Celiac gene and one gluten intolerance gene (HLA-DQ 2,1).

Grain free, casein free, soy/legume free + a bunch of allergies I have had since I was a child (stone fruits, nuts..carrots)

Following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, but no nuts, legumes or casein.

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Both HMF and HLC probiotics are very good. They are both derived from humans and are allergen free. Other probiotics are less potent and may contain allergens. I definitely think that either of the two is you best bet. The HLC Intensive probiotics really helped me out. HLC also has a product called Mindlinx, which has specific bacteria that helps break down gluten and casein, in the case of accidental ingestion. Good luck.

-Brian

Forgive me if this is a stupid question. I went on the Genestra site and read all about the HMF Forte Human Microflora, etc. It sounds impressive. But if it is made from human tissue, from where is that tissue obtained? Need to know. Thanks!

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Did you know that it isn't necessarily a bad thing to get sick from taking probiotics? It could mean that you have an overgrowth of bad bacteria and the good stuff is coming in and starting a war. Or it could mean that you're intolerant of something in the formula. When I first went on pro-biotics (can't remember the type the doctor gave me) I was extremely sick for at least 10 days, then it got a little better and I was fine after 3 weeks.

Thanks Liz--I have heard that, but it just wasn't worth it to me to continue. I'm glad that you were finally able to take them, though :)


Patti

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I may be wrong, but it seems like they would somehow scrape some out of the intestine, and then use that sample to grow more sterile bacteria. But I may be way off on this one.


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A volunteer maybe? I don't know.


Celiac Sprue

Multiple Food Allergies

Diagnosed June 2006

Stopped Eating June 2007

IV Nutrition: 6/27/07 - Present

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