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probiotics - specifically Theralac

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 29, 2011 at 2:57 AM

Hi, anyone have any experience with this? It's supposedly acid-proof which makes sense if we want it to get to the back end of our digestive tract. Curious to find out what people think about it.

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on May 30, 2011
at 06:49 PM

hi, yeah I eat raw saurkraut, a ton of raw cultured butter, some raw yogurt, and a ton of raw eggs. I wouldn't have thought I needed any supplements but I seem to be doing better with them. That being said once I go through this bottle I don't know if I'll get more.

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on May 16, 2011
at 08:54 PM

Thanks, I have enjoyed the product so far. I do have a question that may better be answered here... The fact that the pills are resistant to stomach acid makes a lot of sense to me, however how do the capsules get opened in the small or large intestine? thanks

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on May 14, 2011
at 01:11 AM

For what it's worth Ive been taking theralac for a couple weeks and it's definitely not hurting anything and seems to be helping.

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on May 13, 2011
at 08:47 PM

I am also wondering if anyone has had experience with Florastor? My son's doctor recommended it when he contracted a stomach virus.

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on September 20, 2011
at 04:49 PM

Hi Jeff- sorry it took me this long to answer your question.... I misplaced this link. Anyway, the acid proof delivery system includes sodium alginate- a derivitive of seaweed. When it hits the stomach acid, it is transformed into alginic acid which forms a gel barrier around the live probiotics. Once it empties into the small intestine, which is more or less pH neutral, it transforms back into sodium alginate and allows the probiotics to be released. Hope this helps. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance. (I'll make sure to earmark this site!) Sincerely, Sarah MSI

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on May 30, 2011
at 06:28 PM

You guys using the supplement or other proBs, do you also eat fermented veg like kimchi sauerkraut etc? Just wondering. I eat a lot of fermented veg so I've never taken the supplements but I wonder of I might do both nthanks.

Sorry to ask a question in the answer box but I wanted to address all the commenters.

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

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on May 30, 2011
at 06:49 PM

hi, yeah I eat raw saurkraut, a ton of raw cultured butter, some raw yogurt, and a ton of raw eggs. I wouldn't have thought I needed any supplements but I seem to be doing better with them. That being said once I go through this bottle I don't know if I'll get more.

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on May 16, 2011
at 05:35 PM

Hi Jeff- my name is Sarah and I work for Master Supplements, Inc.- the manufacturer and distributor of (among other products) Theralac. If you have any specific questions about Theralac, I would be happy to answer them for you. I can be reached at (800) 926-2961 ext 3 M-F 9-5 EST. I am on the phone a lot so if you reach my voicemail do not be discouraged- I always return my calls promptly. scb

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on May 16, 2011
at 08:54 PM

Thanks, I have enjoyed the product so far. I do have a question that may better be answered here... The fact that the pills are resistant to stomach acid makes a lot of sense to me, however how do the capsules get opened in the small or large intestine? thanks

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on April 29, 2011
at 06:41 PM

I use Theralac and Truflora... I woul say they are a very good probiotic and definitely help digestion. I made huge improvements with them after a round of antibiotics.

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