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Bastric Bypass patient - which probiotic formula is best for me?
March 18, 2011
9:32 am
Forum Posts: 356
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March 23, 2010

Hi Lyza,

It's a great idea to take a more potent probiotic and one with many strains.  Probiotics can be very helpful for constipation and other digestive issues plus, as you might already know, a few years ago a study came out that found that gastric bypass surgery patients lost more weight after surgery than those who didn't take a probiotic supplement. 

For your situation, I would suggest a probiotic with high amounts of Bifidobacteria.  Bifidobacteria is best because it is the bacteria that is most native to the bowel and is best for lower digestive issues, like constipation.

We have a great line of probiotics called Ultimate Flora, each product contains at least 10 strains of bacteria, many are high bifido and we guarantee the potency of the products until time of expiration not time of manufacture.  Often for bowel issues we'll suggest a product with a higher dose and 60% or more Bifidobacteria cultures like the Ultimate Flora 50 Billion or our Ultimate Flora BifidoMax Critical Colon 80 Billion.

It sounds like you're very aware of those things which tend to cause constipation, like dehydration, iron supplements, etc so be sure to keep up with the magnesium, try to reach 25-35 grams of fiber per day and stay hydrated.

Good luck and thanks for your interest in our products, 

March 16, 2011
10:21 pm

I had Gastric Bypass weight loss surgery 10 years ago & lost 130 pounds. I've kept most of it off (+/- 20 pounds).  Since it is a malabsorptive procedure, I am vigilant about taking the required vitamin, calcium citrate, and iron supplements as recommended by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Since I take 1,500 mg of calcium (500mg 3x day) and an iron supplement for anemia, constipation can creep up if I slack on hydration and magnesium oxide supplementation.

I take a probiotic with 5 strains of active cultures, but only 1 billion live bacteria at the time of manufacture per the label. As I understand the use of probiotics, I know I need more than 5 strains and far more live bacteria to be most effective.


Which of the Renew Life probiotics are best for my situation?


Thank you in advance!

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