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Probiotics--Flora Source?

Posted by Nutmeg on July 28, 2003 at 23:47:05:

I know there are new products coming out all the time. Is Flora Source still considered one of the best probiotics? I'm getting low and need to buy more. Any suggestions for where to order it, preferably west of the Rockies for faster transit in hot weather?

I no longer have candida, just LGS which I'm working on, and want to continue encouraging friendly sorts to live in my digestive tract. I'm on a maintenance dose of 6 Primal Defense daily.

Thanks for any recommendations,
Nutmeg



Re: Probiotics--Flora Source?

Posted by Helping You on July 29, 2003 at 00:17:52:

In Reply to: Probiotics--Flora Source? posted by Nutmeg on July 28, 2003 at 23:47:05:

As far as probiotics go, Flora Source is definitely a good one, but it doesn't work for everyone. I am finding whole food probiotics to be much more effective. Primal Defense is the only supplement that meets that criteria. If you can't afford it, try eating more lactofermented foods. It is just too difficult to know weather or not you are taking a probiotic that has live organisms by the time it hits your mouth. whole food probiotics are not a problem because they are grown on their natural environment--food. I hope that helps

-HY



Re: Probiotics--Flora Source?

Posted by cindy on July 29, 2003 at 09:30:39:

In Reply to: Probiotics--Flora Source? posted by Nutmeg on July 28, 2003 at 23:47:05:

I use iflora which I think is flora source, seems great!

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Re: Probiotics--Flora Source? (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 29, 2003 at 10:41:10:

In Reply to: Re: Probiotics--Flora Source? posted by Helping You on July 29, 2003 at 00:17:52:

Thanks, HY.

Namaste`

Walt

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Re: Probiotics--Flora Source?

Posted by marker on July 29, 2003 at 10:41:34:

In Reply to: Re: Probiotics--Flora Source? posted by Helping You on July 29, 2003 at 00:17:52:

Hi,

My Dr. told me an easy way to detect whether or not a probiotic will be effective for you. Take a one time triple, or quadruple dose. If you experience upset stomach, gas, or bloating, than this particular probiotic will be effective for you. I have tested numerous probiotics, and was suprised to find most did not phase me. The two that did work (for me) were iFlora, and Kyo-Dophilus.

Take Care



Re: Probiotics--Flora Source?

Posted by W on July 29, 2003 at 13:23:45:

In Reply to: Re: Probiotics--Flora Source? posted by marker on July 29, 2003 at 10:41:34:

That's an interesting idea. Just checking - are you sure that's safe to do?



Re: Probiotics--Flora Source?

Posted by marker on July 29, 2003 at 15:00:18:

In Reply to: Re: Probiotics--Flora Source? posted by W on July 29, 2003 at 13:23:45:

W,

I had no real problem with the high dose. I had a bloated feeling for about an hour. Perhaps, someone on this board has a different take, or experience. I imagine one could accomplish the same by taking increasing doses, up until the triple, or quadruple dose - and watching your symptoms as you step up. This may be a better way to avoid a negative reaction.

Take Care

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Re: Probiotics--Flora Source?...for HY...

Posted by Nutmeg on July 30, 2003 at 13:09:03:

In Reply to: Re: Probiotics--Flora Source? posted by Helping You on July 29, 2003 at 00:17:52:

Hi HY,

Are you saying that once we drop back to a maintenance dose of Primal Defense, that we don't need to supplement with regular probiotics? I took lots of PD (18/day) for months, maybe even a year or more, then cut back to 6/day and added the Flora Source to repopulate with other friendlies. I never felt like the Flora Source did much, but I don't generally have dramatic results from any supplement. It did have to travel quite a distance to get to me, and although I got it during mild weather, it was not packed with ice. I don't think I have candida anymore, just some dysbiosis and the remnants of LGS hanging on for several years now that I would like to resolve once and for all. Maybe I should try marker's test of taking 3-4X the regular dose at once.

Also, I know you are referring to fermented vegetables and fruit chutneys, etc., but does Perfect Food count as a lactofermented food? What about Goatein?

Thanks,
Nutmeg



Re: Probiotics--Flora Source?...for HY...

Posted by Helping You on July 30, 2003 at 22:50:48:

In Reply to: Re: Probiotics--Flora Source?...for HY... posted by Nutmeg on July 30, 2003 at 13:09:03:

Perfect Food does count as a lactofermented food but you should try to add a small amount of "real" fermented food to each meal as well.

The only time that a "regular" probiotic might be needed, is when you have a deficiency of probiotics and not a poor balance of flora. In the case of probiotic deficiency, it's best to try the whole food probiotics but if that doesn't work, taking a probiotic LIKE Flora Source can help but finding a product that works for everyone is difficult if not impossible. You will have to experiment. I have heard a lot of good things about OMX at www.crohns.net and "Friend For Life". Let me know if these works for you

-HY


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