Has anyone tried a probiotic supplement that contains Lactobacillus plantarum 299v?
I've found a supplement that contains 10 billion of lp299v that i want to try. I'm curious to hear about your results!
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on January 09, 2015
at 01:57 AM
Sauerkrauts, apple cider vinegar and cured olives all help, at a fraction of the cost (I even blend a few grams of vinegar mother in my smoothies). They may not have 299v, but what is the advantage of this particular strain over others?
on January 09, 2015
at 12:19 AM
(I typed up this reply days ago but a PaleoHacks bug prevented me from logging in.)
Instead of buying a possibly expensive supplement, why don't you just buy a GoodBelly fermented drink at Sprouts Market or so? I believe they advertise 20 billion of that exact probiotic in each serving. I've tried it twice. I did not experience any noticible changes, even when I completed a carton of the coconut drink in a single day.
Honestly if you want to take a probiotic that actually has a tangible result, out of the dozen or so I have tried the only one that ever did anything was Prescript Assist. The Paleo Heads all seem to agree on that particular one as well. You can find a link and drescription here: justinreinhart dot com slash paleo (PaleoHacks won't let me post the link without more reputation and it even deleted my post because of my attempt. Thank christ I had this all on clipboard. PaleoHacks, your indeptitude as eningeers has almost prevented me TWICE from helping. Get it together guys.)
Personally, Prescript Assist settled my stomach a lot when I was starting to have frequent bouts of unexplained diarrhea. Anecdotally it also helped my dad with his sinuses (He's always walking around unable to breathe through his nose. He said he helped.) Robb Wolf called Prescript Assist the last piece of a puzzle for solving some of his stubborn stomach fat, if I remember correctly. Anecdotal stuff is fun isn't it?
Don't expect miracles. But it is a product worth your money to try for digestive problems. I can't say the same for any other probiotic.
on February 18, 2014
at 08:06 PM
I tried one made by Jarrow. Didn't notice any positive or negative effects to be honest. I was using it to help with gut problems (bloating) and GERD that was linked to the gut problems. I didn't really see the effect of it myself.