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triathlongal
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Okay, well I switched over to a new high quality powder probiotic (Custom Probiotics) about a week ago.

Went from taking about 50 billion to 260 billion then jumped to 520 billion. Now I am bloated like a freakin balloon. Like huge in my gut and it is very uncomfortable - gross....

What would you make of this bloating? Too much pro.'s? yeast die off? just not right for my system?

Is it possible to take to high of a dose? Any thoughts/suggestions would be appreciated!!! TG

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Could be too much. Back down to 100 billion CFU's a day and see how you feel.

With quality probiotics, you don't need so much.

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I use Custom Probiotics and think they are excellent. I only take 3 a day though of the 50 billion count. Can't even imagine that you would need 520 billion. Ditto to what Lymetoo said

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triathlongal
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Thanks. The instructions say 1-2 scoops which equals 260 - 520 billion.

I was actually feeling better when I was taking the "childs" dose of 25 - 50 billion but thought I should try the adult dosage.

I will back it down and see what happens.

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I talked to Harry from Custom, and he said even if you are used to taking high dosages of probiotics, that you should start with the child's dose, and increase every 3 days until you feel good. You might want to call Harry and ask him. He is always so nice, and helpful too.
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I use VSL#3 double strength at 900 billion and never had a problem with bloating except when the yeast flares due to eating bad or die off. The probiotic itself should not make you bloat that I am aware of. But I could be wrong.

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http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/main-lowcarb-lobby/517069-probiotics-bloating.html

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quote:
Originally posted by Kerry23:
I use VSL#3 double strength at 900 billion and never had a problem with bloating except when the yeast flares due to eating bad or die off. The probiotic itself should not make you bloat that I am aware of. But I could be wrong.

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I agree. I take two of those packets a day. My bloating comes from improper intake of foods!!! [tsk]

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Lymetoo: What do you mean by improper intake of foods??
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There is a product in some probiotics usually labeled or referred to as FOS. It has a long name that I can't begin to remember (might be listed that way too).

It is a food that the probiotics feed on, a sweetener sometimes used in other products. It has been known to cause major bloating, gas, etc.

I looked it up... Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) also sometimes called oligofructose or oligofructan.

If this isn't the case with your probiotic, the other concern is milk based probiotics.

I drink milk like it is going out of style (no allergies to it), yet milk based probiotics make me NOT happy. Not everyone will have a problem with it, but it is a thought to consider.

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quote:
Originally posted by jedidano:
Lymetoo: What do you mean by improper intake of foods??

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Eating sugar, starches, white foods, etc.

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