Help with Probiotics... What do you take???

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idlehunters
idlehunters Member Posts: 1,787 Member
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
I want to start taking Probiotics...NOW...or sooner. I won't be seeing a specialist for another 3 weeks for help on that. I want to start NOW...not in 3 weeks. Can those of you who are on regular Probiotics tell what you take..and how much? I checked out the PB8 capsules but there was so many different kinds... like veggie???...I didn't know EXACTLY what I need to be looking for. Any suggestions would be highly appreciated. Thank you in advance!

Jennie

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  • farmgal
    farmgal Member Posts: 22
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    My husband has been taking
    My husband has been taking Flora Q, recommended to him by all three doctors (surgeon,cancer doctor and his radiation doctor)
  • idlehunters
    idlehunters Member Posts: 1,787 Member
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    farmgal said:

    My husband has been taking
    My husband has been taking Flora Q, recommended to him by all three doctors (surgeon,cancer doctor and his radiation doctor)

    OK....
    Thanks farmgal! Will look into that.

    Jennie
  • abrub
    abrub Member Posts: 2,174 Member
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    I was advised to take 40
    I was advised to take 40 billion units of probiotics daily, which combined Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium lactis. I bought any ones I found with at least those two strains in them.
  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028 Member
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    Whatever is in Activia....lol!
    Sorry, Jennie....I keep life simple....and tasty!!!! ROFL!

    Hugs, Kathi
  • Kathryn_in_MN
    Kathryn_in_MN Member Posts: 1,252 Member
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    Probiotics
    My brother-in-law is a chiropractor into wholistic health. He sent me probiotics after my dx. The oncology dietician told me not to take them during chemo, as there were too many bacteria types and too high of counts. She told me instead to eat organic Greek yogurt, and recommended a few brands. I took her advice for a while, but after several tx, and getting thrush every cycle, I finally went against advice and started taking probiotics again. I did tell my doctor so they know I do take them.

    When I ran out I bought a different brand at GNC, similar bacteria types and counts. But it dind't work as well for me. My sister sent me more of the ones I had last year, and they really do make a difference for me in controlling diarrhea, and thrush.

    The brand is Ortho Biotics.
    http://www.naturalhealthyconcepts.com/ortho-biotic-60-p-probiotics.html
  • thxmiker
    thxmiker Member Posts: 1,278 Member
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    Ortho Molecular - Ortho
    Ortho Molecular - Ortho Biotics

    There are 7 microbes in our digestive system. This has all 7 Probiotics and is medical grade. This is a Probiotic made in the USA and is of high quality. (I sound like I work for them.) Trader Joes also has a good Probiotic that is made in the USA. Made in the USA is important to assure quality.

    Best Always, mike
  • idlehunters
    idlehunters Member Posts: 1,787 Member
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    thxmiker said:

    Ortho Molecular - Ortho
    Ortho Molecular - Ortho Biotics

    There are 7 microbes in our digestive system. This has all 7 Probiotics and is medical grade. This is a Probiotic made in the USA and is of high quality. (I sound like I work for them.) Trader Joes also has a good Probiotic that is made in the USA. Made in the USA is important to assure quality.

    Best Always, mike

    Thanks so much you guys!!!
    Had to laugh Mike cause you did sound like their rep..LOL! I am ON IT!!!!

    Jennie
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,044 Member
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    DA
    I take Digestive Advantage-IBS.

    *Hugs*
    Gail
  • coolvdub
    coolvdub Member Posts: 408 Member
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    tootsie1 said:

    DA
    I take Digestive Advantage-IBS.

    *Hugs*
    Gail

    Here is what I was using
    Jennie,

    I was using Jarro-Dophilus EPS which are made in Canada. My sister recommended them because her friend who also had CRC used them with much success. I haven't needed them lately but they did work well. They have 8 strains of bacteria and 5 billion organisms per capsule. As a side note they are vegetarian if that matters to you or others. I got mine from the Vitamin Shoppe. Happy Holidays.

    Don