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Custom Probiotics?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 11, 2013 at 1:08 AM

Does anyone have experience with Custom Probiotics? I was thinking of buying their 11 strain powder, but it is costly so I was hoping someone could share how it was for them.

It claims 208 billion CFU per scoop, but it is a powder so how effective will it actually be in helping my gut flora?

Thanks

I will be making home made goat milk kefir, but I just want to speed up the process of restoring my flora, since I'm not sure how much kefir I can tolerate.

3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

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on March 11, 2013
at 02:05 AM

If you're having lots of grains after a while, you can share with others, or eat them, until you're back to the desired amount of grains for the amount of milk you ferment every day. Usually 1 tablespoon is good for 1 cup of kefir.

3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

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on March 11, 2013
at 02:03 AM

Yes, as long as Cultures for Health is real kefir grains and not powder, it will work. They have a tutorial on their youtube channel. Also, make sure the milk is not hot, it has to be either room temperature, or cold, from the fridge. You will also need 2-3 PLASTIC strainers, PLASTIC spoons, and a few glass mason jars. Never touch the grains with your hands, never let them touch metal. Don't wash them more than once a month. Ferment them for 24 hours if you're lactose intolerant. You can put them in the fridge with lots of milk for up to a month, if you're going to travel away.

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on March 11, 2013
at 01:52 AM

I will be using cultures for health milk kefir and low heat pasteurized goat milk, will that work? Thanks for the info about goat milk, I just preferred the taste so I figured I would use it, but knowing it's gentler on the gut is helpful :D

3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

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on March 11, 2013
at 01:52 AM

Kefir is much more potent than any pharmaceutical probiotic solution, no reason for probiotics, IMHO.

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on March 11, 2013
at 01:51 AM

I will be making goat kefir! But I am willing to spend a bit more money if it means improving my gut flora faster.

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3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

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on March 11, 2013
at 01:38 AM

Or, you can make your own home-made goat kefir, which has many more types of bacteria & yeasts (up to 45 different species), and it's got 5 trillion alive bugs per cup (instead of having many of them dead, as it's normal for factory probiotics). Yogurt has about 1 trillion per cup, and only up to 6 species usually.

As long as you're not horribly dairy intolerant, 24 hours of fermentation will remove most lactose (kefir comes with enzymes to digest the very little that remains, and builds tolerance over time), and the goat/sheep milk part ensures that you're getting the much gentler casein A2, same like the human milk (our cows are selected, they're the only mammals to produce the inflammatory A1). It has to be home-made, the factory ones have lots of lactose, much fewer bacteria species, and no yeasts at all. I usually suggest to Paleo people who are not very intolerant to go for home-made goat kefir, even if they're not doing any other type of dairy.

3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

(11697)

on March 11, 2013
at 01:52 AM

Kefir is much more potent than any pharmaceutical probiotic solution, no reason for probiotics, IMHO.

34997c76c8ce232f28942f233e180f18

(608)

on March 11, 2013
at 01:51 AM

I will be making goat kefir! But I am willing to spend a bit more money if it means improving my gut flora faster.

3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

(11697)

on March 11, 2013
at 02:05 AM

If you're having lots of grains after a while, you can share with others, or eat them, until you're back to the desired amount of grains for the amount of milk you ferment every day. Usually 1 tablespoon is good for 1 cup of kefir.

3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

(11697)

on March 11, 2013
at 02:03 AM

Yes, as long as Cultures for Health is real kefir grains and not powder, it will work. They have a tutorial on their youtube channel. Also, make sure the milk is not hot, it has to be either room temperature, or cold, from the fridge. You will also need 2-3 PLASTIC strainers, PLASTIC spoons, and a few glass mason jars. Never touch the grains with your hands, never let them touch metal. Don't wash them more than once a month. Ferment them for 24 hours if you're lactose intolerant. You can put them in the fridge with lots of milk for up to a month, if you're going to travel away.

34997c76c8ce232f28942f233e180f18

(608)

on March 11, 2013
at 01:52 AM

I will be using cultures for health milk kefir and low heat pasteurized goat milk, will that work? Thanks for the info about goat milk, I just preferred the taste so I figured I would use it, but knowing it's gentler on the gut is helpful :D

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F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

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on March 11, 2013
at 01:43 AM

I've bought the 11-strain twice. My friend with digestive stuff swears by the 4-strain so he recommended it to me. I didn't notice any big diff for my IBS, but then my gut is notoriously difficult to improve. So don't take it as a slight to the product!

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on March 11, 2013
at 04:40 AM

you can also consider www.syontix.com. They have good pro and pre biotics.

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