@HealingMyself I realize this reply is like a year in coming, but I know in my case, I have self-diagnosed and seen a trusted health-care provider throughout that period of time and nothing worked for me quite like taking "stacks" as I call them. I took a daily Enzyme with Lunch and Dinner, some L-Glutamine after each meal, and took the Critical Care 50 billiion first, waited 2 months, and then took the 200 Billion critical care, waited a month, and then took the 80 billion Critical Care. Having said all of that, I still take the daily enzymes, but I've seen an 80% reduction in dairy intolerances, a significant increase in my body's ability to break down complex foods, as well as "rough" foods like tomatoes, lima beans, and other husked or seeded foods. I've also not been sick from anything outside of my body (viral or bacterial disease as opposed to allergic reactions) since I started taking the 50 billion 7 months ago. I'm positive my gut experienced recolonization, despite skeptical or incomplete medical datum that says this cannot happen. I have no other explanation, and I do not take the probiotics right now, and I have not permanently altered my diet to accomodate "better" living. I still eat moderately healthy, but in my case, with a high metabolism, I can eat most anything I want anyway, although I don't. So, I would take them in stages, and give your body time to adapt to new growth, as well as working on "repairing" the lining of stomachs with L-Glutamine or Renew Life's Intestinew product which contains L-Glutamine and other good substances.
Mine stayed with me, and I've got my wife taking them now too, and they are staying with her too! Now, for my grandparents to start taking them..
March 23, 2010
Soluble fiber sources (such as oats, legumes, flax, almonds, and yes—chicory) act as prebiotics in the gut, which means they help nourish beneficial probiotic bacteria so they can thrive and multiply to support optimal digestion and health.
Chicory is used widely as both a coffee additive and a coffee substitute, and while it does typically retain a significant amount of its naturally high inulin content even when brewed as coffee, we also recommend adding other sources of soluble fiber to your diet, including:
- Oats/oat bran
- Legumes, beans & peas
- Barley, rye, flax, chia seed
- Nuts (such as almonds & Brazil nuts)
- Broccoli, carrots, onions and root vegetables
- Berries, grapes, plums, prunes, bananas, apples and pears
Keep in mind that most experts recommend eating between 25 and 35 grams of dietary fiber every day, but most Americans only average between 10 and 12 grams daily!
December 8, 2010
March 23, 2010
Most of our probiotic strains are resident strains, meaning they are native to the human digestive system. Transient strains of bacteria pass through the digestive tract and confer health benefits while they are there. Both types of bacteria are helpful, so although our formulas consist primarily of resident strains, we do include some transient strains as well.
Whether a probiotic colonizes in the gut is totally dependent upon whether there is adequate space and nutrients available to it. In most of our probiotic formulas we also include a source of fiber called FOS (fructooligosaccharide). FOS is a long-chain polysaccharide that helps to feed good bacteria in the gut. Typically if there is enough fiber in the diet, probiotics are able to colonize much more easily. Hope this helps!
May 9, 2010
There are lots of different probiotics on the market and some colonize in the gut, and some do not and are quickly eliminated from the body... I need to add some serious probiotics to my regime, but I am wondering if Critical Care 200 billion recolonize in the gut, or if the daily 50 billion do for that matter either...? Do all of your probiotics colonize in the gut, only some, or none of them? Is that why it is recommended to take the daily 50 billion... because it doesn't "stay" with you?
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