Community Blog & Forums

What immediate effectsa can I expect when I begin taking large doses of acidophilus?

Please consider registering
guest

Log In Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —

  

— Match —

   

— Forum Options —

   

Minimum search word length is 4 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Topic RSS
What immediate effectsa can I expect when I begin taking large doses of acidophilus?
January 24, 2011
1:18 pm
renewlifesupport
Admin
Forum Posts: 357
Member Since:
March 23, 2010
Offline

Hi Leslie,

Because you have been taking probiotics for 15 years, you may not have noticed how they were "working."  Probiotics help to improve the balance of gut bacteria, which can have many far-reaching beneficial health effects. Relief of digestive discomfort, and support of natural defenses are the main benefits of probiotics.  When taking a higher dose of probiotics, you may notice these effects are even greater.  With age, bifidobacteria levels decline, so replenishing them with probiotics helps to maintain intestinal balance.

As with any medications, please consult with your doctor or pharmacist about any interactions of probiotics with medications. 

January 18, 2011
5:10 pm
Leslie Ann Farrar
Guest

I have taken acidophilus (about 15 b) for years - probably 25.  And I never did notice any actual effects on my body or it's functions when I began taking it.  Now, I am taking much higher doses of acidophilus ( 80 b in UltimateFlora Critical Colon and 50 b in Ultimate Flora Vaginal Support) and am wondering what effects I should expect or see as a result.  I mean, will I have more bowel movements or will they be different in consistency?  Will I have more energy?  Will I be able to sleep better or longer?  Or will I instead, have so much energy that it will disrupt my sleep patterns? 

I am post-menopausal, do not take HRP (I'm prone to blood clots so NO estrogen of any sort - not even soy products or natural phyto-estrogens) and I have mild ulcerative colitis, for which I have been taking no medication (due to an allergic reaction) but will soon be taking a new colitis medication called Lialda (mesalamine).  Since I don't know what to expect from the acidophilus before taking the new colitis meds, it seems that if I have any reaction to the colitis meds, I won't know if it's the mesalamine or the acidophilus. 

I also have asthma, for which I weaned myself off all medication about 3 months ago.  I currently take levothyroxine (.88) for hypothyrhoidism and 40mg of simvastatin for high cholesterol.  I take no other prescription meds and very few OTC drugs, i.e. pain killers or antacids, etc. 

I do not eat wheat, flours or sugar (except in fruit) and I eat only chicken, turkey or fish for protein.  For grains, I eat brown rice and occasionally Basmati rice and/or brown rice cakes.  Occasionally I eat plain, no fat yogurt and hard boiled eggs.  I eat no ther dairy products - no milk, cheese, butter, ice cream, etc.  Usually I eat egg white omelettes with stir-fried veggies for breakfast and fish or fowl with a salad for lunch and dinner.  My downfall is not enough exercise.  I live in a very snowy climate and the YMCA is 50 miles away.  So I don't go as often as I need to nor do I feel "safe" walking outside in the snow. 

I don't mean to go on and on but I know that everything can affect how our bodies process what we put in them. 

I'd appreciate any feedback I can get about the effects of probiotics on my body and my "systems."  Cool

Forum Timezone: UTC -4

Most Users Ever Online: 68

Currently Online:
5 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

barrasujiiikk: 371

onlinedrugwwassaaaz: 27

davidJones: 25

Ferdinand: 16

stock209: 8

reliables: 5

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 126

Members: 3964

Moderators: 0

Admins: 5

Forum Stats:

Groups: 1

Forums: 12

Topics: 593

Posts: 1089

Newest Members: coolbabe, pisces12, ingaudiofran, Womanofthetides, lbkelevi, nccioniblai

Administrators: psapio: 10, tfritz: 6, renewlifesupport: 357, acurcione: 0, mjohnle: 0

‡These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The material on this page is for consumer informational and educational purposes only, under section 5 of DSHEA.

Disclaimer: Nothing in this website is intended as, or should be construed as, medical advice. Consumers should consult with their own health care practitioners for individual, medical recommendations. The information in this website concerns dietary supplements, over-the-counter products that are not drugs. Our dietary supplement products are not intended for use as a means to cure, treat, prevent, diagnose, or mitigate any disease or other medical or abnormal condition.

Copyright © , Renew Life Formulas, Inc., leading provider of quality probiotic supplements.

To top