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Re:How to restore gut flora 9 years 4 months ago #7

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Hi guys,

I've just completed a systematic literature review on the efficacy of probiotics in IBS for my bachelor's degree dissertation. Some of the studies looked at VSL#3.

It seems it IS capable of altering the composition of the gut microflora (at least during continuous use) and is most effective at reducing flatulence and improving bowel habits.

Just thought I'd pass on what I'd found ;)
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Re:How to restore gut flora 9 years 4 months ago #8

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Excellent!! Can you please define \"continuous use\" and also dosages used?

Contemplating trying this probiotic - Heck I've tryed every other :laugh:
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Re:How to restore gut flora 9 years 4 months ago #9

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Hi Sammy,

By \"continuous use\" I just mean that the benefits disappear soon after you stop taking it - so you need to use it continuously to get the benefits.

The dosage in the study I reviewed used 1 sachet per day = 450 billion bacteria.

This is generally the case with most probiotic products at the moment unfortunately. They're not very good at forming colonies and multiplying by themselves in the gut.
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Re:How to restore gut flora 9 years 4 months ago #10

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Ahh,thanks Maff!
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Re:How to restore gut flora 9 years 4 months ago #11

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So that means that when you've had your intestinal flora altered or wiped by antibiotics and what not, it can never be restored. Unless you take probiotics continuously.

Wow. Yeah probiotics maker are very discreet about \"continuous\" use.
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Re:How to restore gut flora 9 years 3 months ago #12

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Thanks Dechen. \"Wiped\" hey. As a 13 year old kid a couple of ignorant doctors put me on back to back courses of augmentin lots and lots, i took so much that after a few weeks it felt like all my intestines were twisting up in knots and the pain was unbearable, lower back stomach lower stomach etc.

And of course, thats when all my GI/CFS/LGS problems srated :(

Have tryed sooo many probiotic's(including Human Probiotic Infusions)that i am skeptical of probiotics in general.

Only effective substances that have helped IN THE PAST was MORE antibiotics(keflex) - funnyly enough :whistle: (also garlic tabs some what)

Off topic, will try VSL#3 in a few weeks and will report back here on the out come etc
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