(Closed) Probiotics?

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Bumping. Surely someone knows something about probiotics!

Post # 4
375 posts
Helper bee

I just started my family on probiotics last month after a really nasty stint with the flu in our household.  My mom has been on probiotics on a daily basis for several years now and after MANY conversations and pleadings on my mom’s behalf, I now have my family on a daily regimine.  My husband and I take Multidophilus and my daughter (18 months old) takes a powdered form called Flora Baby.  We purchased our’s from the health food store in their refrigerated section.

After a month of taking probiotics, our family has seen bowel regularity and less gas and bloating.  I have even experienced appetite normalcy for the first time in a long time (this may be coincidence but I swear, I don’t feel hungry all day long anymore).  It is also said that probiotics can aid in the prevention of illness and I firmly believe this!  My mom developed GERD and IBS in 2004 and since taking probiotics, she’s nearly symptom free!

I’m pleased to see more physicians prescribing probiotics to patients in our hospital.  Quite a few of them are prescribing Florastor for their patients after a round of antibiotics. 

I’m a fan of them and I would definitely recommend them to anyone.  Laughing

Post # 5
165 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I drink Kombucha, and I’ve definitely felt better since I’ve started. 

Post # 6
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I take the Align probiotic, which my gastrointerologist recommended because I had SIBO (got rid of with antibiotics) and constipation (had it my whole life kind of thing). It definitely increases regularity while cutting down on gas and bloating. But i also find that if i don’t take it, then suddenly start taking it, the first movement is sort of, er, intense. I’ts one of those things i have to stick with. Taking a few pills a week in addition to a greek yogurt almost daily still help. When I stop eating the yogurt and taking the probiotics, my GI system rebells BIG time.

Also…what are you eating? Cuz if you’re eating lots of broccoli/beans/veggies/fiber, the gas is likely just that until your body gets used to digesting it. Or lots of sugar-free things…

Post # 7
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

They are worth a shot! My husband starting taking acidophilus capsules to help with excess gas and I think it is helping. The problem isn’t eradicated but it’s much better than it was. Acidophilus is a natural bacteria in yogurt, so eating lots of yogurt can help too. But you have to be careful not to get really sugary yogurt, because the sugar offsets the help of the acidophilus bacteria.  Also look at your diet to see what might be trigger foods for you. For example, my husband has the worst experiences after drinking full-sugar carbonated soda, so he has been drinking less soda as well.

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