Do the owners have a problem with leonardite ? This was the question...
Leonardite is the prebiotic in Prescript Assist, which contains soil organisms. It is also used in organic agriculture. I've seen some claims that leonardite only feeds the soil based organisms and that soil based organisms actually feed on the overgrown species in SIBO.
We consider buying some leonardite for our gardens and trying to use it as a prebiotic. I may add small amounts to multi-serving recipes for example sth like a smoothie that lasts more than a week.
I used rifaximin and I'm still sure I'd benefit from reducing the small intestinal bacteria...
Other things I may do include using interfase / interfase plus, monolaurin (lauricidin), betaine hcl + pepsin supps to increase my stomach acid.
Any recommendations ? I know I can use Prescript Assist that contains the probiotics but it seems there may be some problems with the probiotics:
Also, it's a waste of money if the claims are true, I can do the same and grow a better garden at the same price...
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Well, try it and see, n=1 and all that, but who knows what's in there?
For all you know there may be contamination from lead back when leaded gasoline was legal, or arsenic from pesticides used on old cotton fields depending on the source.
EDIT: From wikipedia: "Leonardite can be added directly to soils to reduce the take-up of metals by plants in contaminated ground"
That means it readily absorbs heavy metals and what you buy may already contain lead.
And it's possible that the bacteria in there might not all be beneficial, but some or most certainly will be.
[In terms of your question, I may have accidentally deleted your original question yesterday when I was purging all the spam; the 1st thing I do when I wake up is go through all the spam here and delete it at a fairly fast pace, perhaps I wasn't fully awake and deleted yours too... My apologies.]