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Potent Probiotic ?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 09, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Hi,

Can someone please recommend a potent probiotic supplement that will help replenish my gut flora? I was looking into VSL#3 and Klaire Labs Ther-Biotic under the recommendation of someone here.

I want something that will replenish my gut flora not something that will only help my digestion in the short term.

Any recommendations/experiences are greatly appreciated.

And yes, I understand fermented foods are better than a supplement, but I want something to add into my diet.

Thanks

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on October 23, 2012
at 11:41 PM

nursling, no i have not. i still take them anyways though.

76211ec5301087de2588cfe3d6bccba9

(1178)

on October 23, 2012
at 09:35 PM

have you acually noticed a difference? I haven't found anything change in any of the probiotics I've tried...and I've tried many...

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on October 10, 2012
at 12:11 AM

no, i actually just got it at target. they sold me a 20 day supply for $94. you have to call ahead of time and ask someone to order it for you. i had previously always ordered the regular VSL from them and then one day, the pharmacist said she had a few boxes of VSL DS already in stock. i've just been getting DS ever since.

34997c76c8ce232f28942f233e180f18

(608)

on October 09, 2012
at 08:51 PM

same question as above ^?

0a9ad4e577fe24a6b8aafa1dd7a50c79

(5150)

on October 09, 2012
at 06:46 PM

Did you have to go to your doctor to get a VSL-DS prescription?

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3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

(11697)

on January 16, 2013
at 10:00 AM

Instead of going for a probiotic, where more than half of the microbes exit the factory dead, go for some home-made goat kefir (must be home-made for the advertised potency). Way more microbes/yeasts in there (5 trillion per cup, instead of a few dead billion in a capsule), and they are the kind that actually colonize the human gut (yogurt and probiotic pills don't).

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34f00c7b4e5738cf04ead1a012a14ed1

(996)

on January 16, 2013
at 05:57 AM

I take Garden of Life Raw probiotic. It was the highest potency multi-strain probiotic Whole Foods had to offer, though I'm not sure where it ranks compared to other brands. I had some digestive issues that paleo never cleared up, (I suspect leaky gut, though I was never diagnosed.) and after about a week of taking the probiotic my digestion was much better. Also helped me with my dairy intolerance. (hooray!)

As to whether it actually colonized my gut or not - I had to be on antibiotics 2 weeks ago for an inner ear infection that wasn't going away on it's own, and never once had tummy troubles while on it. (I didn't take the probiotic during my antibiotic course) I think having somewhat stabilized my digestive bacteria beforehand definitely helped. I am back on the probiotics now that my antibiotic course is finished, and I feel just as good as if I never had to take any antibiotics.

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C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on January 16, 2013
at 02:23 AM

I bought the yellow JARROW probiotics formula bottle. And I LOVE it.

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74786bbe8254844304a33943290c4d6d

on December 19, 2012
at 01:54 AM

I keep reading very, VERY good things about Natren. Not cheap though!

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089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on October 09, 2012
at 12:46 PM

i alternate between renew life probiotics and VSL. renew life is better quality than VSL since it is pure probiotics- no fillers and sweeteners. VSL uses cornstarch, silicon dioxide, and maltose in their products.

however, VSL has a higher amount of probiotics pure sachet. i just finished a box of the VSL DS which is 900 billion per sachet. i don't think you can beat that amount.

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on October 10, 2012
at 12:11 AM

no, i actually just got it at target. they sold me a 20 day supply for $94. you have to call ahead of time and ask someone to order it for you. i had previously always ordered the regular VSL from them and then one day, the pharmacist said she had a few boxes of VSL DS already in stock. i've just been getting DS ever since.

34997c76c8ce232f28942f233e180f18

(608)

on October 09, 2012
at 08:51 PM

same question as above ^?

0a9ad4e577fe24a6b8aafa1dd7a50c79

(5150)

on October 09, 2012
at 06:46 PM

Did you have to go to your doctor to get a VSL-DS prescription?

76211ec5301087de2588cfe3d6bccba9

(1178)

on October 23, 2012
at 09:35 PM

have you acually noticed a difference? I haven't found anything change in any of the probiotics I've tried...and I've tried many...

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on October 23, 2012
at 11:41 PM

nursling, no i have not. i still take them anyways though.

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