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Probiotics 4 years 4 months ago #1

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I am looking for a good dairy free probiotic. I have seen good reviews for Align Bifadus but it contains milk. I need to be able to buy it in the UK. Has anybody got any good recommendations?
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Probiotics 4 years 4 months ago #2

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My nutritionist always recommended Biocare probiotics, I had a quick look & they don't seem to contain milk. I can't tolerate probiotics so couldn't say how effective they are..
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Thanks Jodie. I have ordered some to try.
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Have you thought about culturing your own dairy-free probiotic yoghurt or kefir Lily? You can buy start kits online and then once you get it going you just keep topping up with your dairy-free base (e.g. dairy alternative milks) and the beneficial bacteria continue to proliferate. You end up with an endless supply of 'free' probiotics!

Dr. Myhill has some very useful instructions / recipes that you can find - here.
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Probiotics 4 years 4 months ago #5

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Maff, Lily has asked me to post this reply as the system won't let her post atm:

"Thanks for the advice Maff. I have tried Kefir and it was
given to me by Dr Myhill. However it is an acquired taste and try as I
may, I could not acquire it. I actually found it made me feel sick.

I have also tried to make dairy free yogurt from a culture I managed to
buy that was dairy free. It did not work and on enquiring from the
manufacturer it seems that it needs a fair amount of sugar. I avoid
sugar because I am on the stone age diet. Hence I have resorted to
probiotic tablets. I have tried Dr Mercola's brand but am not sure it
works for my candida. Hence I was wondering whether anyone could
recommend a different make.

If anyone has a sugar and dairy free yogurt recipe that would help as
well."
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Probiotics 4 years 4 months ago #6

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Hi Jodie, thanks for posting for Lily (I will look into why you can't post yourself Lily!)

Sorry that my advice wasn't much good as you've already tried my suggestions. I don't really know dairy-free probiotics as well as I should! Have you tried Garden of Life products? I have a feeling they are DF.
My degree dissertation was actually to review the research on probiotics efficacy (albeit for IBS) but I didn't take into account DF or not, just side-effects in general. Align came out as the only product I could reliably recommend as effective but I suspect results were swayed by the fact Proctor & Gamble put a lot of money into research whereas most probiotic supplement manufacturers can't afford to do formal research studies!

I hope someone comes up with some good DF options for you. Hang in there and best wishes.
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