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Re: PROBIOTICS...Any Thoughts??

Although I take Align every day, I think adding potato starch to my diet has actually done the most for helping my digestion.

 

I have been able to eat a raw salad again - something I really missed.  

 

 

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Re: PROBIOTICS...Any Thoughts??

My gastro doc recommends Florastor.  I take one twice a day.  Works well for me.

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Re: PROBIOTICS...Any Thoughts??

I once tried activia yogurt and it made me very bloated and gassy. I have had digestive issues recently, just had a colonoscopy that was fine. I tried Lessmans probiotics and my symptoms are gone. The change in the way I feel on the probiotics is significant and for the better. 

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Re: PROBIOTICS...Any Thoughts??

I am 68 and have been to specialists since I was 14 because I could not have a regular bowel movement.  Four different doctors in all.  Different things were tried, had all the tests.  Two winters ago I got a serious sinus infection.  Before leaving the Urgent Care, since I was traveling, I asked the female Doctor for a script incase I got a Yeast infection.  She told me to take 2 Gummie Probiotics a day, 2 billion CPU per serving.  I get the local drug store brand.  This actually helped me.  I sleep with this bottle in my bed, so I take them first thing.  I have had no problems just feel much better being able to go to the bathroom daily!  Worked for me.  We are all different.

 

 

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Re: PROBIOTICS...Any Thoughts??

I don’t take them in pill form. I just eat yogurt. It’s helped my stomach issues tremendously. 

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Re: PROBIOTICS...Any Thoughts??

I have a very "active" disgestive system ... I stay far away from probiotics!

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Re: PROBIOTICS...Any Thoughts??

I decided to send the Lessman digestive package back. I was getting worse. Like Neetgal, I take the gummies. I don't know if they do any good, but at least they don't hurt me.

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Re: PROBIOTICS...Any Thoughts??

@KentuckyWoman 

 

Here's what I think about an industry, which has made billions of dollars from consumers, who have been gullible enough to believe that probiotics are necessary for their very existence.  Hogwash!

 

Humankind has existed for how many tens of thousand of years???  And, done so without daily doses of probiotics.

 

There may be an exception, if one's gut has been decimated of flora through a disease process and, therefore, requires re-population.  Otherwise, I wouldn't waste my $$$.

 

My ancestors, for the most part, lived to ripe old age, with the exception of my mother, who refused a 3rd heart valve replacement and so expired at the age of 67.