Probiotics and Lactic Acid

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 09, 2013 at 10:45 PM

I'll keep this as precise as possible.

My job involves me being on my feet for 9 hours of the day and working with many cleaning chemicals. Once i began to eat more paleo and cut our dairy and white carbs I knew I had to start taking probiotics. I began drinking Kombucha tea and over the next couple days began getting really sluggish and slow, my legs would kill like the day after the most intense workout of your life. When i stopped drinking the tea it went away. (Recently i've tried saurkraut with the same results). My limited research has led me to believe that probiotics can cause lactic acid, which explains the pain and tiredness I was feeling.I obviously want to be taking probiotics but am concerned with this. Could there be a possibility that since I do work with chemicals and even though I wear a mask and gloves, it could be depleting my immune system? Or is this more common than I think?

Thanks guys!



on January 13, 2013
at 05:18 PM

Can you explain that in retard terms for me? Whats the proper test I should ask my doctor for? How do i get more Q10? Whats an example of how I can fix this? Thanks!



on January 10, 2013
at 03:10 AM

Q10 and L-carnitine......I should have said....my bad



on January 10, 2013
at 02:49 AM

Lactic acid is cleared by high dose ubiquinol.....tells me your diet is low in Q10 or your plasma has a low zeta. I bet your HDL is low too. You also might want to look at your B12 and homocysteine levels because the fast acting non 02 ATP phosphocreatine system might be way overworked. The methylation of guanidinoacetate to form creatine consumes more methyl groups than all other methylation reactions combined in the human body. This can cause serious muscle fatigue quickly. I see it in a lot of paleo people with low Q10, DHA and iodine levels.See my top ten paleo supplement blog 4 details



on January 10, 2013
at 12:18 AM

I would encourage a little starch consumption with each meal. The muscle fatigue will go away most likely.

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on January 10, 2013
at 12:52 AM

As far as lactic acid in home ferments causing muscle soreness or fatigue....no. Have a read http://www.active.com/mountainbiking/Articles/It_s_not_about_the_lactic_acid__Why_you_re_still_sore_after_yesterday_s_ride

Heck if anything its an added fuel source.


on January 10, 2013
at 01:47 AM

You produce less CO2 on a low carb diet compared to the same energy expense on a mixed or high carb diet. I don't think it has any practical relevance for your case.


on January 10, 2013
at 12:34 AM

I was drinking a daily homemade kombucha. I seemed I too have had some leg achines and sluggishness as well. I also just recently had some routine labs done. My CO2 was low at 19. My doctor suggested it was probably because I was hyperventilating during the blood draw, which of course I wasn't. Wasn't anxious at all. Anyway, I have been wondering if it is the lactic acid in the kombucha which could account for this acidosis. Hmmm

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