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Please be lyme
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Can anyone recommend a Probiotic brand? And is the "Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS- 1" strain all it's cracked up to be?

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a ONE STRAIN probiotic won't cut it.

I like www.theralac.com (Theralac) and VSL#3 DS .. you can get the second one by prescription.

I just found out I'm intolerant of dairy, so now I'm taking Ultimate Flora's dairy and gluten free formula.

It's best to take AT LEAST 100 billion CFU's per day.

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I also like theralac, and also the Genestra/Seroyal brand probiotics.

They are all human derived strains of bacteria,
which not all probiotics are.

I'm not really sure where they get the ones that aren't (and not sure I want to know!).

Human derived strains adhere to our GI tracts better which is what my daughters stool test verified.

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I wouldn't take one strain, I read that "Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS- 1" is a MUST and was wondering if that is just hype.

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I have been using Ultimate flora 100 billion a day. I just got VSL 3. Now I am taking that 2 x a day. Is that enough ?

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i take a ton and it doesn't seem to hurt.

florastor (jarrow brand cause it's cheaper)
critical care
theralac

in the morning i take phillips colon health and some other stuff. they are only 5-10 billion, sometimes even less.

i get diahrrea when i take too much so i know it's time to back off.

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It may not be the best, but I take green vibrance... it's good stuff, I like it.
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I tried a bunch of them, including VSL #3. The only thing I've found that works for me is Ultimate Flora (100 billion).

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Ultimate Flora is good too!

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My doc recommends all of the above, but says Prescript-Assist Pro from Researched Nutritionals is the cheapest and best.

Made from dirt (basically) so it doesn't have to stay in the fridge. Lots of different strains, too. Costs about $20 a month to take the equivalent of 200 cfu's a day. (I'm not affiliated with this company)

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Thanks, ralphi! I'm interested in this one since I am now dairy free.

It's been difficult to find a high quality dairy free product that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. (and then it's usually a low CFU count!)

I've been using Jarrow Allergen Free. (taking 4-5 a day)

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I have taken a few different types of probiotics and the only one that has really worked for me is VSL#3. I get it at my local Costco. I had to call around to ALOT of places before I could find it locally. It does cost about $48.oo a bottle. There are 60 pills in the bottle and currently I only have to take one a day.

Recently my LLMD told me that I can try to get it through a presription. So they gave me a script to use the next time I get some. But I only have to buy a bottle every other month. But when I was on a heavy load of antibiotics I took 2 a day.

You probably already know this, but do not take your probiotic close to your antibiotic. Take it at least 1 our after you take your antibiotic or the antibiotic could kill all the good guys in the probiotic.

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Welcome, Lymetoo! If you order from their website they'll ask your doc's name, but I've seen it other places online with a google search.
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theralac and critical care ultra flora

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Thanks again, ralphi!

tiffagoo... the prescription version is REALLY REALLY cheap if you have good insurance.

Each packet contains 900 billion CFU's!!!

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How do you judge if a probiotic is working for you? Just curious.

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I judge by my GI symptoms calming down. Also, a good probioitc gives me a clear head, I think because all of the good bacteria are supposed to be producing important things for us, like b vitamins, immune substances, etc.

I just tried VSL#3 ... stuff is awesome!

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