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?
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.
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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.
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!