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prayerworks
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Hi everyone. A friend of my recommended the following probiotic to me. It sounds impressive, but I wondered if anyone here has ever had any experience with it.

Dr. Ohhira's Probiotic Professional Formula OMX 12

http://www.crohns.net/Miva/productinfo/whatsinOMX.shtml

I am currently taking 1 -2 capsules of Theralac daily and I am not sure if it's enough to protect against C. Diff.

I am taking Zith and Rifampin.

Let me know your experience if you have tried Dr. Ohhira's probiotic please.

Many thanks.

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sammy
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VSL#3 is excellent. 225billion in 2 capsules! They also have powder packets that you can mix in smoothies or drinks that are higher doses if you would prefer that.

Your doctor can write an RX for VSL#3 DS and some insurance companies will cover the double strength version 900billion per packet! Mine won't cover it because it is considered a supplement.

Many doctors use these for patients with ulcerative colitis and crohn's. These probiotics are actually backed by scientific research.

Here is the website:
http://www.vsl3.com

You also need to take Florastor or S. boulardii 2 capsules daily to protect against c.diff. This is a friendly/helpful yeast not killed off by antibiotics.

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Agree with Sammy...

I take VSL#3 DS presription strength packets and Florastor daily.

I use to buy regular strength VSL3# for $50/bottle, but when GI acted up I would up my dose.

I finally asked my LLMD for a script and sure enough my BCBS convered it for $35 a 30 packets a month.

When GI issue improve I think I'll be able to do only a half packet per day and get more milage.

Shop around for Florastor... prices range from $35 to $49 for 50 capsules.

gmb

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Ohira's was like drinking water for me.

Theralac is much better. I get even more mileage out of Custom Probiotics.

Also .. you can buy NOW brand saccromyces boulardii very cheap from Swanson's. Same as Florastor.

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I could not tolerate the VSL#3DS due to dairy and corn allergy. There is dairy and corn in the powder form - trance amounts but if you are sensitive it might be an issue for you.

I too like the Custom Pro.'s as well as Metragenics Ultra Flora (Dr. H. recommended)and Healthy Trinity 3.

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use it, love it
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I couldn't take the VSL anymore either due to the dairy.

Ohira's tastes good! That was the only plus I found. I liked chewing the caps. The CFU count is not very high.

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prayerworks... if you take Ohira's .. then continue taking Theralac too .. or if you want to save money...buy the Custom Probiotics.

http://www.customprobiotics.com/custom-probiotics-adult-formula-cp-1.htm

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