Reddit reviews: The best probiotic nutritional supplements

We found 730 Reddit comments discussing the best probiotic nutritional supplements. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 224 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Probiotic Nutritional Supplements:

u/-kodoku- · 1 pointr/ibs

I'm sorry you're going through this, OP. I have terrible constipation as well and the bloating is one of the worst symptoms for me. It's such an uncomfortable feeling. I'm by no means cured, but I've tried several things that have really helped. Especially with my bloating. I recommend looking into these.


NOW Probiotic: This is one of the best probiotics in my opinion and is a must if you have IBS. I take one capsule 30 minutes before eating and it helps reduce my stomach pan and improves my digestion. This is one of the things that has made the most difference.


Chamomile: I take this after I finish eating. It settles down my stomach and reduces the likelihood of me experiencing stomach pain after eating. I take it not just after eating, but also whenever my stomach acts up. It almost always relieves any sort of stomach discomfort I'm experiencing. Chamomile is particularly good for improving digestion, reducing gas and bloating, and promoting smoother and more frequent bowel movements. If you experience any anxiety, which is pretty common among people with IBS, chamomile can really help with that as well. It's a mild sedative and is very calming. It's useful for lowering anxiety as well as improving sleep issues like insomnia.


High Absorption Magnesium: Most people have some level of magnesium deficinecy. People often don't eat foods that are high in magnesium and to make matters worse, things like sugar, caffeine, and certain medications, can lower your magnesium levels. Magnesium is a very important mineral and getting enough magnesium can help you feel less constipated and help you have smoother bowel movements. It's also good for lowering anxiety as well.


NOW Candida Support: It's believed that some some people with IBS may have candida overgrowth. CO can contribute to IBS symptoms. This supplement does a good job of managing this. I take 2 capsules with a meal.


Senna: Senna is a mild, but effective herbal laxative. I take one capsule 2 to 3 times a day and I've been having bowel movements a lot more often and I'm not as constipated. My doctor had me on Miralax previously, but I switched to senna because Miralax was too strong and harsh. It would help me poop, but I would poop too much. So much that it was even painful. Senna is far less harsh.


Triphala: I take triphala right before bed and I'm usually able to have a bowel movement once I wake up the next morning. It helps the liver and kidneys do a better job of detoxifying the body. It may help kill certain bacteria that could be contributing to your IBS. It seems to work because I noticed that all my acne cleared up and my skin looked so much smoother when I started taking triphala.


Besides these supplements, a diet change can lower the chance of your IBS symptoms triggering. I personally like a gluten-free diet because it's not as strict and difficult to follow as some other IBS diets. Gluten is one of my biggest bloating triggers and avoiding it when I can really helps.

u/paisleyblack · 7 pointsr/relationship_advice

So first and foremost it’s cool to talk about that stuff. I think it’s valuable and important. I wouldn’t worry too much about how she’ll feel about it, let’s focus on the delivery and also some aspects neither of you many know about.

  1. You BOTH should drink more water. It helps with bodily fluids and is also just good for you! A good way to start is by having a big glass of water first thing when you wake up. You’ll find yourself after a few days of doing this WANTING more water. It’s weird, but true.

  2. The pH level in a vagina is really important to keep balanced. It’s meant to be at a high acidity which is why sometimes you’ll get a weird coppery taste when eating a woman out. It’s meant to be acidic in order to keep it clean, so it’s naturally going to be somewhat bitter to the taste buds. With that being said, creams and soaps can throw off the pH balance and make the vagina itchy, dry, and very uncomfortable. Instead, try these things:

    • Recommend a probiotic for vaginal health.

    Renew Life Women's Probiotic - Ultimate Flora Women's Care, Probiotic Supplement - Gluten, Dairy & Soy Free - 90 Billion CFU - 30 Vegetarian Capsules https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CCCNISU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_WkYSDbYG7PWY4

    • Use a flavored water-based lube. Put some on her, and go to town! It will help with the acidic taste and smell as well.

    Wet Lube 1oz Sampler Assortment Bundle (Warming Fun Flavors 5 Pack) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TBBB15Z/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_JlYSDb6BFT3FW

    • Is she on birth control? Some forms of bc will mess with ones hormones more than others - worth looking into!

    • Does she use tampons? Make sure she’s using ones with organic cotton. Chemicals found in specific tampon brands can mess with the pH balance as well which can cause odors.

    Cora Organic Cotton Tampons with BPA-Free Plastic Compact Applicator; Chlorine & Toxin Free - Variety Pack - Regular/Super (36) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06ZYRXLNV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_HmYSDbZSY7YY0

  3. Please understand that while she may have some odors and tastes that aren’t the most desirable, you may have to be open to the fact that SHE may have dealt with some odors and tastes from you too. :) Be open minded and discuss with her that you just want to make your sex life as enjoyable as possible for BOTH of you.

    Good luck! 💦
u/grthlth · 3 pointsr/WomensHealth

D-mannose is a good idea when it comes to urinary tract infections. These are natural sugars that stick to E.Coli which is the bacteria that usually causes the UTIs. It then makes it easy to get rid of by drinking lots of water. So provided you get completely natural products, there is no harm in trying. Another remedy which i can recommend and will help to provide some relief and prevent UTIs from recurring and these are probiotics. Healthy, good bacteria that attack and fight off bad bacteria which are responsible for causing these conditions. You can boost your diet on yogurts, kefir or fermented milk and kombucha; these are rich sources of probiotic.

Other than that, you can also look into probiotic supplements. These are faster acting and much better when it comes to serving as a remedy to UTIs. But like I said earlier, knowing the source of your products are very important. Natural products are less likely to have health complications. I would recommend a brand, Eu Natural. These guys are highly trusted and recommended with natural products and supplements. They also provide Flourish Probiotics. This is a natural combination of good bacteria that will help to fight UTIs and also has some other health benefits. I will attach a link so you can have a closer look.


I hope this info was useful and wish you good luck and health. Remember to drink lots of water. you need it

u/punkbananas · 15 pointsr/AskWomen

I mostly take what you expect: a portable charger, calling cards (assuming I have to call internationally), credit card and cash, essentials (makeup/hygiene care/hair products/etc), a good pair of sneakers and my favorite heels, etc.

If you're going somewhere with the intent of swimming then a full body swimsuit is necessary in my books. Regardless of how much sunscreen I use I will end up like a tomato without one. This is the one I bought. I got my first one last summer and got six uses out of it with no complaints. I'll probably buy another one this year to be on the safe side but the quality is great (especially for the price). I think it's cute, a lot cuter than many "regular" suits, and it's definitely comfortable.

Other useful items I try to bring:

  • Soap Sheets: They dissolve with a bit of water and come in handy for laundry. No TSA worries here!

  • A bra stash: I would've never personally bought this for myself, at least not initially, but it was a brilliant gift from my mother when I went away to school. There's a slew of reasons why you may not want to carry a purse or wallet. This will be your saving grace. It's not like the majority of us haven't done this anyway....

  • Compression Socks: Long flights will typically cause your extremities to swell up but no more! This is a serious, serious lifesaver on long trips. I learned this the hard way on my flight to Japan.

  • Probiotics: I know that sounds crazy. I KNOW. However, I've never gotten sick from a flight OR experienced much jetleg while having these in rotation five days prior to flying, during, and after. Worth it.

  • Diva Cup: You should be using these anyway during menstruation, but if you aren't, then while traveling is a great way to start. You won't have to worry about pads or tampons anymore. It's also a lot healthier and easier!

u/thinkstopthink · 2 pointsr/Psoriasis

Tell me about it—I didn’t even get a chance to ask a couple of questions! I’m calling the insurance company and complaining. Not that that will do anything!

Unreal. 35 years old and you are told you are SUPPOSED to ache. What bullshit.

Well, today I had an orthopedic doctor look at my knee, and, surprise, there is a small tear in the meniscus… but that isn’t the problem. I have patellar tendonitis. He poked and prodded, asked questions, and got it figured right away. Had me get on the table and showed me some stretches to do at home, ordered me some physical therapy, and answered my short list of questions. He also said don’t waste my time with chondroitin or glucosamine, but that I should try some SAMe as it does well for orthopedic issues. Well, at least not all doctors suck.

I hear you. Doctors have an unwarranted god status. I could list a whole slew of incompetent doctors (and dentists!) I’ve had. Don’t get me started.

I have a bottle of probiotics ordered:


It includes two of the strains that I’ve read about that help with depression. Thank you for the offer to send me your probiotic—let me try this one out and I’ll let you know. I guess I wonder how you really know it is working?

Well, I know one thing for sure, if I have more that one or two drinks, my mood is definitely worse the next day or two. And, I don't recover very easily like the good old days of drinking... Certainly seems like dumping a bunch of alcohol in your gut isn’t a good idea, but I don’t know if it makes it past the stomach. A small amount of red wine is supposed to be good for you. Maybe there is a strain of bacteria from France that does good thing with a regular feeding?? :)

Glad the exercise reduction is working for you. I sometimes overdo it… more must be better, right? But no rest for the muscles, no growth.

Yeah, I hear you. The financial bit always messes with my sleep. I live in a fairly noisy neighborhood, but with the earplugs and fan running, I’m generally good. Except for now as part of the Remeron withdrawal is disturbed sleep. I stay asleep all night, but feel like crap in the morning. And the day is a bit of a slog. I can tell I’m not getting good sleep. Chemical sleep just isn’t very good.

I fly to NM in three days. Looks like it is pretty warm there. Yeah, I hear you about that… my friends have a farm in Vermont and when I sleep there I sleep like the dead!

I’m just so very tired of all these ADs and crap. Like I said previously, I’ve only gotten off them when I was in ketosis, so that’s the way I’m heading…

u/WithLinesOfInk · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I think the probiotics are the most important aspect, but I like doing the yogurt too because it's good for me and there's a chance of getting even more active cultures into your system. It seems the whole "eating yogurt keeps your vagina healthy" thing has been debunked, though. But definitely do your research. Typically, the cheaper the probiotics, the less effective they are- you want a probiotic that is verified to work (quality assurance from FDA and FAO on supplements isn't very heavily enforced) and has more that 4 strains.

Bio K worked the best for me, but they're stupid expensive.

We just finished a bottle of this which I liked pretty well.

Here are some of the most common/helpful strains to look for:

  • Bifidobacterium lactis HN019. This strain helps modulate some aspects of the immune system in older people (it's sold as an ingredient for dairy and supplement products).
    Lactobacillus reuteri ATCC55730 (available in BioGaia Gut Health * products).
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) (in Danimals drinkable yogurt and Culturelle capsules).
  • Lactobacillus casei DN-114 001 (in DanActive products).
  • Bifidobacterium lactis Bb-12 (available in Yo-Plus yogurt, LiveActive cheese).

  • S. cerevisiae (S. boulardii) (found in Florastor powder and Lalflor capsules.
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) (in Danimals drinkable yogurt and Culturelle capsules).
  • Lactobacillus casei DN-114 001 (in DanActive products).
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus CL1285 plus Lactobicillus casei Lbc80r (available as BioK + CL1285 fermented milk, BioK + CL1285 soy milk, and capsules).
u/kindRosy · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

well I got rid of mine using probiotics. Did some research online and after recommendations I was convinced these healthy bacteria were what I needed. Started out with yogurts, they seemed to help so I moved on to probiotic supplements which were safe during pregnancy. The one I used was Flourish Probiotics by Eu Natural which is a natural probiotic supplement made from healthy, good bacteria. It is what stopped my morning sickness. basically what I know of probiotics is that they are healthy bacteria that are great to get rid of conditions like UTIs, support healthy pregnancy, digestion and gut flora. Did the trick for me and I would recommend. I will attach a link so you can read more into it: https://www.amazon.com/Flourish-Probiotics-Women-Lactobacillus-Saccharomyces/dp/B07KFPCCLP

And try to get lots of rest. Good luck

u/Maxyhealth · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

Hey there,

My wife was using probiotics to help with the nausea. Her's was really bad too. Couldn't keep anything down. After seeing some relief from yogurts, she started on prbiotic supplements and these are what got her through. Was a great help. I will attach a link so you can read into it:


This is a natural probiotic supplement that is safe to be used during pregnancy and actually quite highly recommended for dealing with the nausea. Has a bunch of other health benefits too.

I hope that helps. Good luck on the cruise :) enjoy

u/vitohlth · 2 pointsr/nutrition

I think this is indeed a very good question. The gut is generally considered as the center of the immune system and hence a favorable gut flora will go a long way to boost the immune system and improve overall wellness. When it comes to gut bacteria, a safe and natural way to replenish the good bacteria is to take probiotics. And some sources are yogurts, kefirs, kombucha and all that or probiotic supplements. I have used one and I can recommend it; Flourish Probiotics by Eu Natural. Hence to balance gut flora and boost your immune system. i will attach a link so you may check it out. :

u/CumStainedButthole · 5 pointsr/Bombstrap


One a day vitamin, 10,000iu of vitamin D a day, magnesium, celery extract, L-citrulline, L-arginine, carditone, super greens, 150mg Test-E weekly, half a mg of arimidex a week, 150mg Test E 250mg Test P and 400mg Tren A during blasts. Nolva on hand if needed.

Solgar - Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 10,000 IU 120 Softgels https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004TBXGS4?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

Vibrant Health - Green Vibrance, A Comprehensive, Restorative, Advanced Daily Superfood + Vegan D3, 60 servings https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XCNXDHF?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

Carditone 120 Caplets 60 X 2 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010OLC6ZQ?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

Natural Factors - Celery Seed Extract, Circulatory Support, 120 Vegetarian Capsules https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EDJN330?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

NOW L-Citrulline 750 mg, 180 Veg Capsules https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003O1GK6A?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

Bronson Magnesium Complex Maximum Coverage 300 Mg, Non-GMO, Gluten Free and Soy Free Formula, 250 Tablets https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0006ZRW50?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

NOW L-Arginine 1000 mg, 120 Tablets https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0013OVX3U?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

Order whatever one a day you want.

u/dreiter · 1 pointr/nutrition

For probiotics, Dr. Patrick swears by VSL #3 but it is quite expensive and seems like it might actually be too strong for some people. Labdoor has ranked some popular options. I don't put too much trust in their scoring system but you can create a free account and read through the reports of ones you might be interested in. I have an n=1 experience with a family member taking Garden of Life Primal Defense and doing quite well with that.

For prebiotics, the standard recommendation is to get enough fiber and to include some fermented foods in your diet such as kimchi, sauerkraut, kefir, or kombucha.

u/starstough · 5 pointsr/Hypothyroidism

Step 1 is get your lab results in your hands.

Post them here, but here are some guidelines: If TSH is over 3, given your symptoms, you need to find a doctor, no matter how many doctors it takes, who will treat you. If it is under 3, this will be way more difficult.

If you can't find a different doctor, the other approach is to demand that your Free T3 and Free T4 are tested along with iron, and vitamins B and D. It would also be worth it to check for TPO antibodies.

If you already know your iron, B and D are low, start supplementing those daily. I also recommend a daily probiotic like Hyperbiotics PRO-15. Magnesium may also help. I trust NOW brand for all my supplements.

If you decide to search for another doctor, take a look at this list of hypothyroidism symptoms. Write down every single one of them that you have as well as the time frame and your current regimen. Bring these to every single appointment until you find someone willing to explore this further, and make it clear that you are willing to explore any possible explanation, even if it isn't thyroid related, but that the thyroid is the obvious first place to look.
[Here are some recommendations current as of March 2015.] (https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/RecommendationStatementFinal/thyroid-dysfunction-screening#consider)

Even according to those recommendations (which are for non-pregnant asymptomatic adults) They say that they basically can't really recommend anything because they have insufficient data... Frankly, what I would harp on is that you are NOT asymptomatic. You are SYMPTOMATIC. And that always requires further inquiry. Furthermore, these recommendations say to test every 3-6 months if anything abnormal is found, and your doctor wants to only test yearly. Point this out. Also point out that, if she does have your chart, gaining 100 lbs in a year while active is highly suspect. Combined with the depression/anxiety, which aren't usually seen together unless there's something physical going on, says that further exploration is necessary. Point out that blood tests, given your symptoms, are not a risk to her as a doctor. Point out that you are taking responsibility for your own health and deserve to be respected in this.

And if all else fails and you happen to have a few hundred dollars laying around... You can actually request your own blood tests from many labs. It just costs a lot to do that, but you can pick your own tests and take the results to a doctor and see what they make of it.

There is no reason for a doctor to "refuse" to take your situation seriously. Even if it isn't your thyroid, something is going on.

u/sonicyute · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Hopefully I can answer your questions! Berliner Weisse is one of my favorite styles. MTF is a great resource, so definitely check that out.

  1. Use a good calculator to figure out how big of a yeast starter you need. There are plenty of guides online. You shouldn't need a starter for your bacteria if the pack isn't old. If you can't get your hands on OYL-605, you can use GoodBelly Probiotics, which you can find at most health stores or even Whole Foods. The mango kind will impart the least amount of flavor to the beer. 8-10 oz per 5 gal of beer is enough. You can also use Probiotic pills to sour. Again, no starter necessary, just pull apart a few pills (4-5 is plenty) and dump the powder into the fermenter. Whatever you use, I recommend that it contains L. plantarum.

  2. You can buy lactic or phosphoric acid from a homebrew store and a calculator like Bru'n water to figure that out. However, I never bother with this step. Sours usually have terrible head retention, and I don't mind it.

  3. The last few times I've made a Berliner, I just sour for 24-48 hours in my fermenter, then pitch yeast. As long as you pitch a healthy bacteria starter, you shouldn't have to worry about pathogenic aerobic bacteria joining the party.

  4. Yes, that is kettle souring. I don't because I'm lazy and have separate cold-side equipment for my sours. The advantage of this technique is that you don't need to worry about the bacteria getting onto your equipment and infecting clean beers. Someone who runs a production brewery or a brewpub would be more concerned with this, since they are likely using the same fermentation, lines, and kegging equipment for all their beers.
u/greenangels2019 · 1 pointr/Hypothyroidism


Sorry about that. One of the best remedies that will provide relief from bloating and I would advise you to try are probiotics. These are good bacteria that can help digestion and metabolism, hence providing relief from bloating, constipation, diarrhea, nausea and almost anything related to digestion. In fact, probiotics balance gut flora and help to fight bad bacteria that make us sick. As a result, boosting our immune system. When it comes to taking probiotics, you can either include them in your diet by eating some yogurts or kefir. Or, you may also take probiotic supplements which are richer in the good bacteria. I can recommend Flourish Probiotics by Eu Natural. ( https://www.amazon.com/Flourish-Probiotics-Women-Lactobacillus-Saccharomyces/dp/B07KFPCCLP )

This is a natural probitoic supplement that is from a reliable brand and one of the highest recommend probiotics. Check it out.

u/oneoffhorsemen · 1 pointr/AskMedical

To say a particular food would not be so correct. Every system reacts to various food differently. For example, someone might be lactose intolerant, others can have a bad reaction to chili or to chocolate even. You have to try keeping records or paying close attention to what you eat and how it reacts with your system.

One thing I can advise you and which has helped me a lot are probiotics. These are friendly bacteria that support digestion and help to alleviate various digestive problems. Yogurts and kefir are rich in probiotics but for more immediate results, i would suggest you try probiotic supplements. I have used Flourish Probiotics by Eu Natural. It is a combination of healthy bacteria that has been clinically tested and has proven to support digestive health, urinary tract and gut as well. I will attach a link so you may check it out and read more:


Good luck to you

u/HiyaGeorgie · 1 pointr/IAmA

Oh man I have so many questions I'd like to ask you but I'll keep it limited:

  • Could you tell me what you think about probiotics needing to be shipped in ice packs, and kept refriderated?
  • What are your thoughts on this brand (pro-15), and its delivery method being so effective that it only needs a 5 billion count? It has been working wonderfully to for me which is all that matters I suppose.
  • I'm obsessed with having perfect bowels since I have had symptoms of IBS in the past. I believe that a probiotic, well timed fiber (metamucil), and glutamine have been my fix. Fiber used to not work very well for me, but now that I take it with dinner, or right after, instead of right before bed, it works extremely well. Is there any reason why timing might matter so much with fiber? Also I lift weights so I eat a lot of food. Every morning i have a perfect but huge and long bowel that requires zero wiping, and then 20 minutes later I have another nearly perfect bowel but requires wiping. (I also have one more bowel at night) I picture my body only able to fuse so much poop in the chamber so it hast to leave a bit of a mess "on deck", and then once the main chamber empties, the other poop "on deck" comes down and doesn't have time to solidify as much. Is this how the body works? I'm wondering if there is a way to only have one bowel in the morning instead of 2?
u/allergicaddiction · 1 pointr/Accutane

Hi, I also ended accutane early due to similar side effects (not hair thinning, though).

I want to tell you that it isn't the end of the world and that you should now seek alternative and healthier ways to fight acne. I haven't been on accutane in over three months and my big cystic acne has also stopped forming on my face about 2 months ago.

Here are some things I researched and arrived upon:

/r/skincareaddiction - great subreddit for skincare. Please do yourself a favor and subscribe and start with their basic skincare routine on the side or ask for help.

probiotics - our gut flora has a lot to do with our mental health and our skin. Here is one that a redditor found to help with cystic acne: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JEKYNZA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Evening Primrose Oil also helps and these pills can be found on Amazon.

Drink plenty of water, lots of green tea (reduces free radicals)

Avoid dairy. So no chocolate, cream, cheese, milk, ice cream,

I feel like some acne can't be stopped since the cysts are just too big and too aggressive. I suggest you pick a mild and gentle skincare routine and follow it until your face can handle more. DO NOT NUKE YOUR FACE SINCE YOU ARE COMING OFF OF ACCUTANE.

Good luck and know that there are other ways to combat acne. If you say it wasn't too bad before, then I'm sure you'll find that these healthier ways work for you.

u/tardust6 · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Hi, I used to have the same problem with yeast infections. I use feminine probiotics (which are good for your stomach too!) that help break down my production of yeast. Here's some on amazon, but you can find them in like target/walmart in the womens feminine aisle. http://www.amazon.com/RepHresh-Probiotic-Feminine-Supplement-30-Count/dp/B001FOPQQS

When I have an itching problem, I would use the restroom frequently throughout the day, even if I didn't feeling like going and just felt a little moist down there. I carried baby wipes in my purse to clean up down there. I use summer eves feminine wash in the shower and try best not to get shampoo or body soap down there to effect it.

I avoid certain foods and drinks. Anything that contains a lot of yeast, I cut back on them, replacing bread with salads and healthy food (though I still eat bread daily, just not as much all the time). I definitely had to quit drinking beer, after drinking beer, it made my sweat smell yeasty like bread. My boobs smelled like hot crossed buns when I drank beer frequently.

TL;DR: Take the feminine probiotic pill each day, eat yogurt each morning, avoid bread/beer/yeasty-things, wipe up when feeling moist down there, summers eve in shower. Also, wipe up good after sex, but don't clean inside your vagina though.

u/iLLyNoiZe · 2 pointsr/Supplements

Garden of Life ftw. I'm not a doctor, but I have family members that are. Can't give you medical advice, but there can be a plethora of things that are giving you the issues you mentioned, most common things based off what you said is heart burn or GERD (google it). I'd recommend you see a GI doctor, they'll probably recommend doing a scope or something, or may just start you on PPI's like omeprozole, zantec or something. Keep in mind the things you eat and see if they make things worse. Like if you eat a tomato, drink coffee or OJ, or anything citrus or spicy, does that make you burp and give you heartburn? If so, you probably have acid reflux which is pretty common.

Uncommon things- H. Pylori, ulceration, etc etc

All that on the side, I religously preach about probiotics to everyone I know having gut issues. It's not a miracle cure, but definitely helps if you have an imbalanced diet. Since I started probiotics, I seldom take any kind of acid reflux medication unless I know I'm going to be eating food or drinking that might fuck with my gut, but even when I don't take it and eat/drink things that might affect me, I don't have symptoms as often.

u/DejaElectra · 6 pointsr/SexWorkersOnly

No problem! Always happy to help.

I take Renew Life Women's Probiotic - Ultimate Flora Women's Care, 90 Billion CFU I get it off amazon and it's "shelf-stable" so it doesn't need to be refrigerated. This stuff has changed my life, my skin cleared up and my stomach problems are basically gone and I have an immune system of steel, it also helps keep the lady bits healthy. If that one is too pricy they have a similar one with fewer cultures and strains +click here+ I used to take that but I'd say "upgrading" was totally worth it!

Let me know if you want any more info :) stay healthy and happy!

u/pulpybullet · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

A couple years ago I was super stressed at life and doing 2-a-days to try to cope. The combo of stress and too much exercise led to hideous breakouts, which added more stress.

Everyone's skin and bodies are weird and wonderful in their own fun ways, but I went to a derm and my gyno, and this helped:

  • cut out dairy
  • wash face twice a day with Cerave Hydrating Cleanser and a Clarisonic (or just the cleanser if it was a mid-day shower), plus Cerave AM and PM moisturizers
  • changed birth controls (went from Nuvaring to Viorele but IANAD)
  • went on tetracycline for a few months (then had to go on a ~lady~ probiotic supplement for yeast infections/BV)
  • Retin A micro, introduced slowly

    Stuff that didn't work for me at all but sometimes works for other people:

  • drying topicals like clindamycin, BP, SA, tea tree oil, witch hazel, milk of magnesia
  • oil cleansing, coconut oil, washing with just water

    Like I say, this is what worked for me when I noticed what sound like similar symptoms to yours. Check out /r/skincareaddiction, and maybe go see some medical pros if you have the means. Good luck, and keep working out! Like others mentioned, most people don't even notice what other people at the gym look like.
u/outerspace · 1 pointr/Bio_Hacking

> What kind of nootropics are you taking?

My current stack is listed here. I'm extremely happy with my supplement selection.

> And what/how much pro/prebiotics?

I take one of these a day.

> Not sure a number, but I think an average amount per day?

I removed almost all carbs and processed foods from my diet, and it's honestly been the most important improvement to my mental health compared to anything else. Less brain fog, more motivation, more mental clarity, better sleep, etc.

I generally eat a lot of vegetables, coconut and avocado oil, eggs, lots of nuts and seeds, coconut water and chicken broth, variety of meat including fish, and berries (the least sugary fruits) and dark chocolate for treats. No gluten and very little dairy (fan of expensive cheese, not the cheap stuff).

/r/keto /r/paleo /r/intermittentfasting

u/bcho86 · 2 pointsr/ketoscience

CT-CV-ICU RN here. First and foremost, please get probiotics on board. Not the generic ones that you will find over the counter in the market, but medical grade probiotics; specifically, VSL#3 which has 400,000,000,000 bacteria per sachet. That may seem like a lot, but your gut (which is now viewed as the 2nd brain now) has trillions of bacteria living within inside you contributing into many things such as vitamin synthesis, maintaining homeostasis, and believe it or not, producing neurotransmitters! When I'm not taking on fresh post-op open hearts, I take septic patients and I commonly see our patients with sepsis being treated with heavy antibiotics, then being discharged with no information to repopulate their microbiome.

To get rid of your Cdiff. Buy VSL#3 and this Jarrow Formulas Saccharomyces Boulardii + MOS, 5 Billion Cells Per Capsule, Promotes Intestinal and Digestive Health, 90 Veggie Capsules https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0013OVW0E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_26TCzbRMFMBAT

And mix them with Red Mills Unmodified potato starch which acts as food for the probiotics you're consuming. This is a resistant starch meaning your body cannot break this down for sugar.

Also, read up on Butyrate which is the most underrated natural substance our symbiotic friends produce!


u/batsinhats · 1 pointr/sex

I've heard about this problem before, of things getting a bit off after receiving semen. I have also heard of people using capsulized boric acid to treat mild BV (search for it in /r/sex, pretty sure I read about it here initially) -- but not Vitamin C.

Anyway, you may be getting into a cart before horse thing. Not all bad smells are going to be a result of BV, and you could potentially do more to avoid the presumed microbial imbalance that is resulting in the smells.

I've been seeing someone with a vasectomy, and having seen this issue pop up in /r/sex before, I was a little nervous about getting smellz down there as a result. What I have been doing is the following:

  1. I always pee after sex because I'm a little UTI prone. So still pee after sex, but before that
  2. I use a clean finger to kinda clear out as much excess cum as a I can so it's not just around in there
  3. No vaginal funk
  4. Never hurts to take a good probiotic every day, I've been taking this one touted for vaginal health. Pricy but I have a long history of antibiotics use that had kinda messed up my colon microbes so I find it worthwhile to invest in good probiotics.

    I imagine that other aspects of bodily chemistry (his and yours too; not sure how BC might affect your vaginal microbiome) so your mileage may vary. But I would try sticking a finger in there to clear it out before you stick Vitamin C in there?

    PS Link to use on boric acid for BV, from University of Wisconsin: http://www.uwhealth.org/healthfacts/obgyn/7683.pdf

    Not saying this is what you "should" be doing, just that this may be what was meant instead of Vitamin C.
u/dylanfox · 1 pointr/Nootropics

The probiotics I use are expensive but worth the price imo. If you look in the comments a reviewer left some helpful information about different types of priobiotics on the market and the benefits of each. This one is my favorite though. Hope that helps!

u/AlexTakeTwo · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I’m two months into a probiotic from RenewLife and I really like it. On my second month I switched to their “women’s” formula and it seems a little more improved than the regular one. I have some pretty weird GI issues anyway, but the probiotic has definitely helped my digestive system feel more “normal” than it has for a while.

RenewLife is easy to find either online, at Whole Foods, or I saw them at a Kroger store the other day. I order mine from Amazon, they don’t require refrigeration but I do once I open the bottle. This is the one I use and like. I put it on Subscribe & Save for extra convenience.

u/Justsoundsnasty · 2 pointsr/rheumatoid

I have had tremendous success and relief since I started taking probiotics.

I take this one: http://www.amazon.com/Garden-Life-Primal-Defense-Capsules/dp/B000GWG8FS

It has many cultures in it, which I have read is beneficial. Some brands tout that their product has millions of cells, but a variety of cultures has proven to be effective, in my experience.

Best of luck!

u/lordkiwi · 1 pointr/askscience

I am quite positive that some nutrients are more biologically available due to the action of intestinal bacteria however I cant remember which ones. I think you should first define the weight your talking about. I think it this case you could have weight gain from fluid retention from swelling and inflammation, weight loss from fluid loss from diarrhea. you can have both going on at once. Weight loss as in the release or storage of lipids by fat cells can also be influenced by gut bacteria. Bacteria can interfere with the response to leptin causing weight gain. Now your question about disrupting. There are big issues with that. There are hundreds of different bacteria and yeast in your system some are beneficial some are pathogenic some others are beneficial until there are to many then they become pathogenic. Not to mention disrupting the bacteria with anti-biotics can lead to a Yeast imbalance as like candida are not bacteria but fungus. Yeast imbalances are also not simple to treat because yeast are more like animals then they are like bacteria anti-fungal agents are as toxic to people as they are to yeast. If you want to effect your gut balance with out doing something radical I suggest you try a month or two of something like http://www.amazon.com/Now-Foods-Candida-Veg-capsules-180-Count/dp/B000E7R3FY Candida support. Its more of a yeast suppresent then having anything strong enough in it to kill them outright. Take http://www.amazon.com/NOW-Foods-Probiotic-10-Billion-Vcaps/dp/B002S1U7RU/ref=sr_1_1?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1395925153&sr=1-1&keywords=now+probiotic Probiotics to increase the quantity of supportive strains and prebiotic fiber to feed the probiotics http://www.amazon.com/Optimum-Nutrition-Fitness-Unflavored-6-87oz/dp/B004B8F85Y/ref=sr_1_4?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1395925221&sr=1-4&keywords=sports+fiber

u/ctrl_alt_delimeat · 1 pointr/keto

Not that these can cure it, but they may help symptoms till you can get a game plan or find a good doctor to help. Hopefully adding good bacteria with probiotics can take up more real estate then the bad guys and feeding the good bacteria with a prebiotic soluble fiber like psyllium husk can help them thrive. Cutting out the sugar should hinder the bad bacteria food source. Just something to try for cheap till you can figure some fix out.



u/Church_of_Cheri · 2 pointsr/loseit

I'm Lactose intolerant, as well as having issues with FODMAPs (short chained carbohydrates), which I think is very similar to what you have. I also have lots of allergies, including oral allergy syndrome and can't have uncooked greens of any time, plus lots of other foods that have fiber. I'm now on the Keto diet and loving it! I'm good with almost all the foods, and finding out a lot more about lactose intolerance. For example, harder cheeses and higher fat milk products like heavy cream, have very little if any lactose in them and I can eat them. I also didn't know there is lactose in wine, that was heartbreaking. Also, if you're out to eat or possibly have lactose, these help a lot, they're the only ones that work for me. Best of luck!

u/shawnshine · 2 pointsr/Probiotics

Omg, same!

I’ve been on these for four months now, and for someone with IBS, they’ve been fucking amazing. I’m reacting to less foods now (I’m gluten and dairy intolerant). I’m super regular. Bathroom time is a breeze. And I feel less “inflamed” overall, fwiw.

I’ve had IBS for a decade, and must have tried hundreds of probiotics, probiotics, HSO’s... I’m shocked that these have worked so well and haven’t pooped out on me yet (pun intended).

Anyhoo, THESE are the ones OP is referring to. Hope they help others as much as they’ve helped me and my happy tummy!

u/Juno_Malone · 6 pointsr/hotsaucerecipes

By lactose, do you mean lactose sugar? Lactose sugar doesn't contain any live cultures (I mean there may be some dormant wild yeast/bacteria in there), so that's just going to add more food for whatever eventually takes hold of your ferment - wild yeast, Lactobacillus on the peppers, etc.

If you mean pitching Lactobacillus cultures, yes that would work and probably help a bit. Something like this would work well (it's what I use for kettle-souring beers), but a healthy ferment consists of several species of Lactobacillus, and you may get less than optimal results relying on a single strain. Some good literature on this available here, but doesn't appear to be full-text :(

Another solid option would be to pitch a little bit of brine from a previous ferment, especially kraut brine which will have a nice mix of all the good Lactobacillus spp.

Liquid whey should work too, but I've never tried it myself.

u/Root4789 · 2 pointsr/glutenfree

yes antibiotics can really mess up your system than what issues you had before taking them. And can i ask what made you need to take antibiotics for? and it will mess up your gut heath you need to rebuild the good gut bacteria you can start with pre and probiotics and other good gut heath foods and when you eat gluten foods what happens to you? also either when you wake up or just in the day is your tongue covered in white stuff? also if you can try to stay away from foods and things that have high fructose corn syrup and carrageenan in them here is a few things to help get you started






good luck hope that helps also up up and away

u/exicom · 2 pointsr/Lyme

I have used Flourish Probiotics by Eu Natural. These are actually probiotic supplements. i had a really bad case of stomach problems with nausea and lack of appetite. I was recommend this and did some research before deciding to go in for it. Basically, this is a natural combination of healthy bacteria that helps to support digestion, urinary tract and gut health. The brand Eu Natural is actually highly recommended when it comes to natural products. I will attach a link so you can read more into it. But definitely a go for me:

Good luck

u/ChillaximusTheGreat · 1 pointr/Nootropics

Sure, I am sure there's better. I started taking this company's probiotics and it literally cured my diverticulitis...so I bought their vitamin

garden of life - vitamin code


I forgot to mention this, my sister has mthfr gene mutation and thinks I might as well. So she takes this and I just bought it also

Thorne methylfolate (sp?)

Also thanks a ton for helping!

u/blairewilde · 1 pointr/Healthyhooha

Sorry to hear you are experiencing this, I know it can be extremely frustrating. Two things that I found helpful were Boric Adid suppositories and probiotics. I linked to the ones that I used but there are so many other options out there for these products. I am not a fan of consistent use of antibiotics because eventually our bodies can develop resistance to them, so please be careful with them.


Boric Acid

You put the suppository in your vagina (usually at night) and symptoms cease sometimes within a day, but you should experience improvements within a couple of days. No odor, no itching, etc. I have heard of women who use these and their BV/yeast problems stop permanently. My period really messes with my ph balance, so I usually use them the last couple days of my period and then will use one if I ever have any symptoms come back. I experienced recurring BV since puberty, about 10 years, and this is the one thing that has brought instant, consistent relief without other negative side effects. I have heard of some people not having as much success, or even their own negative side effects, so I would look into that as well for you to balance the potential risk vs, potential benefit. Some literature on this method: 1, 2, 3.



Before using the Boric Acid, I used probiotics and found them to be very helpful but not as comprehensive as the BA suppositories. Within a week, many of my symptoms would cease, including any odor or itching (a very rare symptom for me), however my discharge would still seem a little off.


Before making another trip to the doctor, I would strongly suggest purchasing one of these! I also will second looking into what you are eating and how it might be impacting you. Wishing you luck!

u/rbetters · 1 pointr/ibs

If you're at all interested, this is the probiotic I used that helped out a lot. Of course, it's different for everyone, but it's worth a try if this doesn't work out for you! Best of luck?

u/storunner13 · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I would pick something other than the lacto at your LHBS.

  • L. brevis from White Labs or The Yeast Bay
  • L. plantarum/brevis from Omega

    My first pick would be Lacto brevis, and then I'd pick L. platarum from probiotic capsules over omega. You can look for other sources here:


    I'm not a huge fan of Goodbelly, though others love it.

    Doing a starter for lacto is A-OK. I usually keep a jar in my fridge.
u/MyDeLoo · 1 pointr/answers

I've had good luck with probiotics. There is a probiotic subreddit on here; you might want to check it out. Also: plain yogurt (no sugar added), high-fiber vegetables and fruits like carrots and apples. Avoid sugar, nuts, and cheese. Drink a lot of water. You might try stool softeners when you're feeling really bad - they're gross to use but they work quickly. I noticed someone here suggested prunes. I wouldn't recommend dried fruit - it just bloats you even more in my experience.

I used to be severely constipated and doctors were extremely unhelpful. I had to find a treatment on my own, and taking acidophilus for a month did the trick for me. You should ideally take probiotics every day. I just ordered this (see link). It has great reviews, but it's expensive. You don't need to spend that much - get a cheap bottle at a drugstore and try that first. Health food stores often have supplement clerks who can give you some advice about what's best for your condition, and which products are most popular. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IO9PMDO/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

One more thing: A lot of people believe mental illness can be triggered by gut flora that's out of balance. I think there's probably some truth in that. It's something I'm still learning about, though.

u/spider_sauce · 1 pointr/adhd_anxiety

I would add,

  • taking a good probiotic has proven very beneficial to me. Also eating a lot of fermented foods. Fat fat Real yogurt, kefir, organic saurkraut, kimchi, Real pickles and olives, homemade kombucha. Most of the bodies seritonin release is controlled by the gut biome. Get that in order and your mood regulates and you'll feel better in general. Plus fixing general digestion issues.

    *Avoiding nsaids like aleve and ibuprofen can help heal the gut too. Use heat and cold for pain, and physical therapy. failng that, tylenol when really needed.

    I use-
    Renew Life Adult Probiotic - Ultimate Flora Probiotic Extra Care, Shelf Stable Probiotic Supplement - 50 billion - 60 Vegetable Capsules https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001LIW11Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_ex1TfxoDz7Pd2
u/dexterduck · 3 pointsr/AskCulinary

Not a strictly culinary answer, but if you aren't able to find a good substitute, consider getting your BF the gift of a good lactase supplement. As a lactose intolerant person, it's a real lifesaver.

u/itsmyotherface · 2 pointsr/Pets

I have a cat with IBD, and he has problems with chronic diarrhea/colitis symptoms.

I give him two dietary supplements. One is human grade, one is pet-grade.

Pet grade: Honest Kitchen Perfect Form. This is mainly a fiber supplement, but it also contains slippery elm bark, which works as a lubricant in the digestive tract, which reduces irritation and inflammation. I dose according to the instructions on the can. A $14 can lasted me a full year with daily use.

The human grade: Jarrow S. Boulardii. This is not a pro-biotic, but is a dietary yeast. The whole idea behind this is that your cats gut may not have a proper amount of good gut bacteria. The dietary yeast creates an explosion in good gut bacteria, which reduces inflammation.

I dose this at a near-human dose of 1 pill per day (and they are horse pills even for people), so a $40 bottle lasts 6 months. This is more than you would typically use on a pet---you'd only be using about half a pill. Problem with this stuff is that the MOS is bitter, so most cats won't eat it, you have to pill it. (Some cats are weird, like mine. He'll eat it.) Ideally, you'd buy a $10 bag of size 3 gelatin capsules and re-capsule it. The cat should get 1-2 per day. Warning: it WILL make your cat gassy and give them tummy rumbles until their body adjusts.

For this product, there is also a stop-diarrhea protocol which essentially calls for giving them a dose of this stuff every 4 hours for 24 hours, then dosing 2x/day, until the cat is stable enough to go to once a day.. I did do it after my cat had a particularly bad setback, and it worked.

I have been able to back off the use of these two products in recent weeks. My cat is currently stable using medication and prescription food, so I have been able to reduce the supplements. Ideally, I'd want to wean him off the steroids, but the supplements aren't miracle workers.

I have also tried Nexabiotic, but found that it was not strong enough to do any good for my cat.

The only vet-grade probiotic my vet stocks is Forti-Flora, and it simply didn't work. I found these supplements through a feline IBD support group. My vet had never heard of their use before, but since the ingredients couldn't hurt, she was all for trying them.

u/Blais_Of_Glory · 0 pointsr/pharmacology

I've tried almost every probiotic I could get my hands on and to be honest, the only one that has actually helped were the ones that are refrigerated made by Garden of Life RAW. I have been using RAW Probiotics Ultimate Care by Garden of Life for about a year or so and it drastically improved my IBS and I know this is gross but I rarely have diarrhea anymore. Here's the Amazon Smile link. The only problem is because it needs to be kept refrigerated, I buy mine from a local health food/supplement store and it costs about $53 for a 30 day supply. Buying it online seems to be much cheaper but the problem is that you have to pay for overnight shipping and an ice pack so it actually ends up being about $55-65 depending on which vitamin website you check out. I've looked all over and can't find it anywhere cheaper than just getting it from my local store and that way I know it was kept cold so the good bacteria stay alive. I actually found a test that anyone can do on any probiotic to see if it works or not, and it's a great test because it shows how many probiotics are out there that claim to be great and really don't do anything and are a complete waste of money. From what I've learned, avoid any probiotics that aren't refrigerated. If buying a probiotic, chances are you will need to avoid Walmart and local grocery stores and go to an actual health food and supplement shop and check in their refrigerated section. I tried almost every "probiotic" sold at Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens, and my local grocery stores and none of them did anything. It was a huge waste of time and money. So going to your local vitamin/supplement shop and finding their refrigerated section is usually the best way to go unless you like wasting money.

Here are the links that show you how to test your own probiotics at home to see if you're wasting your money or taking a good product...

u/catnamedbear · 1 pointr/TrollXChromosomes

PRO-15: #1 Recommended Best Probiotic Supplement: 60 Once Daily Time Release Pearls - 15x More Effective than Capsules with Patented Delivery Technology - Easy to Swallow - Promotes Digestive Health https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JEKYNZA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_PFGtxbSWN448P

These are what I get

u/DesertBreeze · 2 pointsr/sex

Has she ever tried a change in diet (low carb/low sugar) and/or probiotics?

As for probiotics, a cheaper option are these two (they are the same brand--the difference is the first one does not have to be refigerated):



and more expensive ones that are popular:



There are reviews there that say it cured their yeast problems.

If she is willing to try the probiotics, you should couch PIV sex for maybe a month or two and see how she is feeling on the probiotics.

If she is able to receive oral or be stimulated with your fingers (not in her vagina) without pain, then maybe ask her if you both can concentrate on each other through oral and manual stimulation while hopefully the probiotics help start to keep the yeast at bay (hopefully it will work).

The fact she can't enjoy PIV probably lowers her sex drive so maybe if you can both concentrate on pleasing each other in other ways, her libido might start coming back again.

But in the end, you would be justified in ending the relationship so that you can find a partner you can have sex with.

u/Skinnydogvito · 3 pointsr/Rosacea

I use this one https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0050FKPU0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


But I haven't been using it for that long so I can't necessarily recommend it. It came recommended by simpleskincarescience.com. That site has a good article on probiotics. The top one he recommended more was really expensive. So I thought I'd try this one instead. Plus I wanted pills that were easy to swallow.

I read a study that rosacea sufferers saw improvement with L. paracasei. But overall skin health is improved with other strains. I think the simpleskincarescience.com might have a reference to the study.



u/axcho · 2 pointsr/soylent

I've tried this enzyme supplement and this expensive probiotic with some success. Looks like this and this are the most popular on Amazon though, from NOW Foods (a good brand), and cheaper.

u/heuyie · 5 pointsr/RedditForGrownups

Completely, late to the party. I recommend taking probiotics! It fixed my constipation! I have a cup of homemade butter milk and also take these probiotics:

PRO-15 Advanced Strength Probiotics recommended by /u/cyanocobalamin

Jarrow Formulas Saccharomyces Boulardii + MOS buy cool ship

u/MaximilianKohler · 4 pointsr/ibs

Elimination diet would be a good thing to try.

I experienced something similar recently and these are what help me:



White rice, watery fruits (no bananas & dates), cheese, romaine lettuce, curry powder, and avocados are the main things I've found to be safe. Apple juice fasting also helps me a ton. Olive oil had significant effects as well.

Iron can feed pathogens, so try avoiding foods with it.

u/ApolloMac · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I'm about 3 weeks into fermentation of my first kettle sour attempt. I used Swanson L. Plantarum capsules, 10 of them, rather than goodbelly. They worked really well, as I was down to 3.5 pH after about 16 hours @ 95F (I had pre-soured to 4.5 with lactic acid). https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BZ3YWXC/

Depending on your culture of lacto, I have heard it can take as much as 72 hours, especially if you are trying to go really low with the pH. But going beyond 3 days is sketchy IMO. I'm just learning the kettle sour process myself but I wouldn't want to leave my wort more than 1-2 days before boiling and pitching yeast.

My guess is your goodbelly shots did not have enough lacto in them, so it was just a really slow start. Pitching more next time would probably be safe. The capsules worked great though, if you want another method to try. I don't know if the flavors are different between the capsules and goodbelly, they might be, but the simplicity was key for me. I would guess any differences are minimal.

By the way, make sure to keep your lacto no hotter than 100. It can actually do just fine in the 80s or even at room temp. The quickest pH drop supposedly happens right around 95 though. Source: http://www.milkthefunk.com/wiki/Lactobacillus#Commercially_available_Lactobacillus_strains_and_their_pH_change_over_time


u/beanmachine7 · 1 pointr/lactoseintolerant

Try giving these a shot once. I use to to be the same way with taking a lot of pills. I take 1 of these before i have dairy and im good to go for quite a bit. I can eat a whole pint of ice cream or a large pizza on just 1 pill. You sometimes might have to take 2 depending on how much dairy but its pretty easy to judge and obviously varies for everyone. I found these about 6 years ago and they have been very consistent. You can find them cheaper in most local stores rather than amazon.


u/doodlydoodles · 1 pointr/breastfeeding

My 5 week old had green poops for almost two weeks. I added a probiotic and boom yellow and seedy again. She seems happier and has an easier time pushing gas out as well.

I purchased this:

BioGaia Probiotics Drops With Vitamin D for Baby, Infants, Newborn and Kids Colic, Spit-Up, Constipation and Digestive Comfort, #1 Pediatrician Recommended Probiotic for Colic, 10 ML, 0.34 oz, 1 Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NAG7AF4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_yAKxCbDNK6CET

u/Daft-Pretty-boys · 4 pointsr/kratom

I really like taking it when I’m at work but I tend to sleep way to much on the weekends. I wonder if that’s because of the Kratom.

Do you take on an empty stomach or after a meal? Also, you should try taking two teaspoons of Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar before.

I usually take two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar before my Kratom first thing in the morning, eat my breakfast Taco when I get to work, and then at 10am drink my Joe Rogan Green Kale Shake to maximize my mood. It’s fucking amazing. Your body will thank you for drinking the shake by boosting your mood.

The only thing I can compare the shake to is the feeling you get after two beers but without the cloudy feeling. Just talkative and in a good mood.

Edit: I also take Probiotics to help with absorption and constipation.

If you’re not paying attention to your guy flora, it’s no wonder you’re depressed.

u/brainjacked · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

A regiment of apple cider vinegar twice a day, Pro15 probiotic and CandidaFX helped me with Candida.

As for your stack, optimal cognitive function is complex and depends on the right balance of various neurotransmitters. Increasing activity in 1 system (e.g. dopaminergic) allows you to influence the balance towards that system and any benefits that might have e.g...

  • Increasing cholinergic activity, in my experience, improves deep thought, decision making and patience but hinders my ability to focus and immediate motivation.
  • Increasing dopaminergic activity improves energy, motivation and focus but decisions are made faster (less thought out), I lose time over-focusing on unimportant things and it makes me very impatient and irritable.

    In your stack you are increasing activity in all the brain's major systems, which in my experience results in monkey mind/scatterbrain, not superbrain. Everybody's brain chemistry is different. To start, perhaps you should try focusing on each system, 1 by 1, to get to know YOUR brain and how you respond, what supplements/dosages are most effective, etc instead of trying to guess based on what you read on here from quackdocs like me.
u/donwolf2019 · 1 pointr/ibs

I am not surprised to see this. Though this is not the product I used, probiotics are really great when it comes to providing relief from digestive problems. Mine was called Flourish Probiotics by Eu Natural. A natural combination of good bacteria. This one

u/cry_me_a_river__ · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

I have read some things about certain kinds of probiotics being good for vaginal health. There are apparently a couple of kinds of good bacteria identified by researchers to be good: Lactobacillus rhamnosus, GR-1 and Lactobacillus reuteri, RC-14.

A product called Femdophilus contains both these kinds of Probiotic and, if the hundreds of Amazon reviews are worth a damn, works really well for some ladies.


Good luck! I know how awful itching down there can be. :(

u/chisquaratops · 5 pointsr/Homebrewing

I use Swanson L. Plantarum pills, 2 pills per gallon. Cheap and easy, works like a charm. Sours to my preference in ~18-24 hours. Lately, after having one batch go a bit too sour, I've been erring slightly on the side of undersouring, and finishing with a small dose of lactic acid to dial in that last bit of punch.



u/Raewynrh · 0 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

Just take a probiotic! They're inexpensive and way more effective than eating yogurt/ fermented foods alone. (You should still eat those foods and avoid heavily processed and sugary foods though!)

I get this one on Amazon.. It's NOT the cheapest but it is super effective. You can get cheaper ones and it will still make a difference.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/steroids

I always do some research and find the best quality while still being a decent price. I can't imagine paying 5x as much is really gonna make the quality that much better if at all. Seams to me the ones that are stupid high priced only have better looking packaging.

Anyway, this is what I got and it seams to work just as well or better than any other brands I've tried. Make sure you're taking it on an empty stomach and letting it dissolve before you eat.

NewRhythm Probiotics Link

u/bc219 · 3 pointsr/Microbiome

Ok so I saw on amazon it does list it in their list of bacteria. That is really crazy!!!! I am so curious now that I am determined to find out why it’s there!

DrFormulas' Best Probiotics for Women & Men | Nexabiotic Multi Probiotic with Saccharomyces Boulardii, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, B. infantis, Prebiotic 60 Capsules (Not Pearls) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0050FKPU0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_ktxGDbN9C49SD

u/musicfanatic85 · 1 pointr/ResearchingDepression

That's great. Glad the prebiotics are helping you. I looked into probiotics and used them as well, and for some reason, Saccharomyces Boulardii seems to be different than the rest. Kind of like the Michael Jordan of strains. Also, I noticed that it's not usually included in most multiple probiotics. The reason I brought it up to you is because I see lots of people with SIBO saying, it's gone!!! and if you see anyone talking about stomach upset, it's usually ones that contain MOS giving upset. This is MOS and if you look at the 3rd paragraph you'll see it stated there.


Check out this one for instance and check the reviews

u/cg037 · 1 pointr/xxketo

I am not on keto for this reason, but I got recurring yeast infections throughout my pregnancy, UNTIL I started taking these:


After 2 days, my current YI was gone, and I never got another one again.

It is a MIRACLE PILL and I don't say that lightly. Most people in the reviews agree.

u/babyelephants2 · 1 pointr/clothdiaps

I think dstam has a really good point. Antibiotics kill the good gut flora and make it much easier for yeast to get out of balance. It sounds like you're doing all the right things with the wash routine. As long as it's okay with your Pediatrician I'd also give your LO some probiotics. I used these because my Dr. also recommended vit D for our baby so it was nice that it was both in one jar: http://www.amazon.com/BioGaia-ProTectis-Drops-Vitamin-D3/dp/B00NAG7AF4/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1451501959&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=gaia+probiotics

u/duff78 · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

I use these, you can find them a little cheaper from other sellers if you look. Get 3-4 brews for under $10 and works really well.

Swanson L. Plantarum Probiotics Bowel Regularity, Gas, Bloating, Immune Support, Gastrointestinal Balance 10 billion CFU Supplement 30 Veggie Capsules https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BZ3YWXC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_BE4vCb9SZXJGJ

u/youaretherevolution · -2 pointsr/Fitness

The growth hormones and high does of antibiotics that are fed to cows scare the crap out of me. If you're going to eat yogurt, I would make sure it's organic to protect yourself. Oh and do try to eat plain yogurt with as little sugar as possible, like everyone else said.

Personally, I stay away from dairy, so here is how I get the same nutrients:

Yogurt contains cultures of healthy bacteria (called probiotics) which your body does not produce on its own. This bacteria helps your digestive track break food down, among other things. You can gain the same benefit from taking a probiotic supplement. I take this one because it is the most potent. Pay attention to how many billion bacteria are in each pill when you are comparing prices. FYI - If you ever take an antibiotic, it kills a lot of that good bacteria in your gut while it's killing the bad stuff, so make sure you take a probiotic supplement then especially.

As far as protein, there are other, more complete ways for you to get protein. I recommend quinoa which is a grain-like crop that tastes like a nutty rice. The reason why quinoa should be a staple of your diet is it contains a complete set of the 8 amino acids your body needs (and again, does not produce). Not all proteins have this distinction.

Here's a good recipe for quinoa.

If you have any other questions about yogurt, let me know.

u/RobotPigOverlord · 2 pointsr/hamsters

I had a hammy that had something very similar, poked her cheek with a piece of hay she stole from my guinea pigs, and it formed an abcess that required antibiotics and surgery. Make sure to give your hammy probiotics to replace any of the intestinal flora that the antibiotics kill off. This is a good one , mix half a capsule with a mashed blueberry or sprinkled on veggies they like. DMG is also a really helpful supplement (it boosts the body's immune response to infection), 0.1mL once a day would be the dose for a hamster, its tasteless so it mixes well with food or medicine.

u/aliseafit · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I was on long term antibiotics and had issues with some of the same symptoms no matter how careful I was with my diet. After ending my prescription, every food felt like a trigger and I didn't see much of an improvement until I went on a probiotic for a month. I'd definitely recommend trying it - what do you have to lose?

Here's the one I had good results with: [LINK]

Another change I made in conjunction with the probiotic was consuming more prebiotic foods and cooking all (well, 90%) of my vegetables.

u/plobo4 · 2 pointsr/CrohnsDisease

Saccharomyces Boulardii has been a god send for me. I've been taking it for 3 years now and I'm basically symptom free. I would definitely give it a shot. You can order it straight off amazon.


u/TooBlue2 · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

Has she been tested for bacterial vaginosis? It cane seem like a YI when it's really BV.

She can also try fem dopholus which is probiotics for females. Its supposed to help encourage her natural good flora to grow to keep away the bad.

u/SevenElevenHells · 3 pointsr/keto

I've been on these for a while they're my favorite. Absorption matters most imo

Hyperbiotics PRO-15 Probiotics - 60 Daily Time Release Pearls - 15x More Effective than Probiotic Capsules with Patented Delivery Technology - Easy to Swallow Probiotic Supplement https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JEKYNZA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_vNKOzbN30KCKP

u/365wong · 4 pointsr/relationship_advice

The bathroom after sex is a big one. If she hasn't done this previously that may be where it started. Also, for the yeast infections start a targeted probiotic like this. This will help over time and should be a part of her routine until her PH balances, switch to scent free soap, laundry detergents, cut down on sugars, alcohol, really anything that yeast thrives on.

Remind her to NEVER douche, or even wash her vagina, it's self cleaning and these things further unbalance her natural PH.

More importantly note that this woman is having sex with you and it hurts her. Take a break from sex. Don't be selfish (not accusing you).

It concerns me that you're not phrasing it "what CAN I do?"...

That's my 2¥ on her health. She should also speak to a new doctor and research the topic independently. Reddit is not a place for medical advice. (Right?)

u/cookiesncereal · 1 pointr/ibs

Right now i'm taking align because my doctor recommended it - I have been on it for about 3-4 weeks now and I haven't really seen much improvements. I was taking some other probiotic before that for a month but didn't see too much improvement either.

I just purchased https://smile.amazon.com/Garden-Life-Whole-Probiotic-Supplement/dp/B000GWG8FS?_encoding=UTF8&keywords=probiotic&qid=1486688706&ref_=sr_ph_1_s_it&sr=sr-1&th=1 one because it was cheaper and not sure if it would help or not. I used also eat LOTS of greek yogurt (which I haven't been eating recently) as well.

I don't eat beans too much these days but do eat a lot of broccoli/cauliflower/etc and what not. I'm trying to cut them out of my diet for obvious reasons.

u/twobeees · 4 pointsr/AutoImmuneProtocol

Some probiotics have PRE-biotics in them (bacteria food) and can feed the good bacteria (and yeast) in the probiotics or the bad bacteria (and yeast) possibly already in your gut. There are different types of pre-biotics, some that are more likely to be fermented (form gas) than others and some that are more likely to feed the good guys or the bad guys.

I've been sensitive to pre-biotics for awhile now, but recently found the probiotic Seed to actually have non-fermentable pre-biotics and I don't get any reaction from them, while still feeding the good bacteria.

So pay attention to the type of probiotics your taking and also the type of prebiotics in there. And you can find some without any prebiotics as well.


Some probiotics I've found w/o probiotics:

Saccharomyces Boulardii (good yeast)

A blend of hearty spore-forming beneficial bacteria

Powders & capsules of more traditional prebiotics (Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus species)

u/amdexn · 1 pointr/WhereIsAssange

Incoming OT tangent: There is a large body of medical research showing the positive effects of micro-nutrient and gut-flora supplementation. In fact, it's been going mainstream for a while now, and no longer something reserved for alternative-medicine junkies. Just talk to any nutritionist; hell, every single one of my friends who are into athletic training / lifting weights takes a full suite of supplements.

If there is a single supplement I would recommend to the uninitiated, it would absolutely be probiotics! If you've never tried a probiotic supplement before, I encourage you to dig into the massive body of medical research regarding the importance of gut health! I challenge you to try a probiotic supplement for 30 days and see for yourself! You will wonder how you ever lived without it! :)


u/coolcrem · 1 pointr/Healthyhooha


I have used and would recommend Flourish Probiotics by Eu Natural. I will attach a link so you can check it out. 18 potent strains, 14 billion CFU. It is a completely natural supplement from a brand I trust. I will attach a link so you can check it out:

u/taintedbloop · 2 pointsr/CBD

Many probiotics often contain prebiotics as well. There is also a popular train of thought among the probiotic community that they need to be encapsulated so they don't get killed by the acid in your stomach. They get released slowly over many hours after passing through the stomach.

Here is an example of a probiotic with many strains and contains prebiotics (often in the form of some type of fiber, in this case FOS or Fructooligosaccarides) and they also are time release like I mentioned before. That product is currently the best seller on amazon for probiotics. Slightly pricey, but if it works, totally worth it.

u/navyjeff · 1 pointr/reactiongifs

Falanor, I'm in the same boat as you. I found out I was lactose intolerant about 11 years ago, but I couldn't even eat cheese or yogurt. My friends used to say I was more like "lactose xenophobic". Anyway, I found these pills some years back, and they let me tolerate some cheese and some yogurt. You might give them a try.


You should be able to find them at a local supermarket for ~$8/box.

u/ImaCrayon · 1 pointr/biology

Hey, I'm extremely lactose intolerant so feel free to ask me any questions. Having a stomach ache within 20 minutes of diarrhea seems pretty reasonable. And typically if your diarrhea is extremely watery and runny its typically from the milk. I think as soon as your body realizes it can't digest the lactose it begins to just dump it from your system.

If you want some good solutions, I've been taking these pills for a year now and they work great, you can take 1 every other day and you don't need to worry about dairy


u/soayherder · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump


Everidis :) It's working pretty well for us - started him on it at about 2 weeks or so, he's 6 months now.

u/BADangerzone · 2 pointsr/NoFap

Your gut biome. The intestinal flora. Probiotics. Start taking a good one would by mynsuggestion. I take this one by the handful atm since my biome was DESTROYED by antibiotics a while back.

NewRhythm Probiotics 50 Billion... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071DZQLPQ?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

They help to fight off bad critters and make a happy belly. Also, look up on instagram ‘medical medium.’ He’ll make you rethink things a little 👌🏽👍🏽

I hope this helps 🗿

Ps. If you get them, start lightly. A little may go a long way. Everyone responds different so just put your toes in before you jump in. I’m a really extreme case...and crazy cuz of it🙋🏻‍♂️

u/brian21 · 2 pointsr/lactoseintolerant

I will very very very strongly recommend Schiff's Lactose Defense Probiotic. Lactaid did not work for me, and I can eat half a pizza with this without issue. Sold at Amazon, Walmart, Walgreens, and probably more.

u/deangelyn89 · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

Happy to! This is what I buy from vitamin shoppe since I am paranoid the ice packs might not be enough for Amazon shipping sometimes unless it's fast and you double check how the seller ships it. The bacteria die if not kept cold.


Read reviews and search Google for more info first. I like that it's all natural and won't cause any wonky side effects.

EDIT: they're selling 120 for 50 bucks and if you only take as needed it will last a long time. I use it to "reset" my healthy Flora and it usually sustains itself until I make another change and my body rebels against me

u/kilroy123 · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Lots of things. Taking good probiotics, the ones that don't need to be refrigeratorated are best. Eating lots of fermented foods. Eating lots of veggies raw.

I take these: http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Formulas-Dr-Ohhiras-Probiotics-Original/dp/B00141B7SS

u/hyene · 1 pointr/FODMAPS

S. Boulardii has been excellent for me, and is much cheaper than VSL 3. also cut dairy out of my diet last year. between S. Boulardii and cutting dairy out, symptoms have improved quite a bit. just have to get a bit better at managing my eating habits....


u/psubrew · 4 pointsr/Homebrewing

There is a pure l. plantarum product made by a company named Swanson: https://www.amazon.com/Swanson-Plantarum-Support-Billion-Drcaps/dp/B00BZ3YWXC/ref=sr_1_4_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1500557987&sr=8-4&keywords=Lactobacillus+Plantarum+299V

I just had a Berliner this weekend that was made with Goodbelly probiotic drink, which I believe only contains l. plantarum as well. I am currently souring a batch of Berliner with the Swanson product FWIW.

u/allieneedsboats · 1 pointr/ibs

I have tried so many supplements, probiotics, digestive enzymes and prescription medications that it's ridiculous. Lomotil helps a tad but not enough, and it's not something I want to take every day. But then someone on here suggested Saccharomyces Boulardii (I take this one http://www.amazon.com/Jarrow-Formulas-Sacharomyces-Boulardii-Capsules/dp/B0013OVW0E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1426438763&sr=8-1&keywords=saccharomyces+boulardii) and it has made a world of difference. Thank you, whoever you were, for the suggestion. Finally I can keep food inside me long enough for it to do some good.

u/En_lighten · 1 pointr/Supplements

If you check out the following amazon.com link and go to the Top Review (Titled Garden of Life Raw Probiotics Ultimate Care 100 Billion vs Nine Leading Probiotics), it has a pretty exhaustive explanation of what to look for on the market.


u/TotoroTomato · 1 pointr/February2018Bumpers

Other replier is correct, probiotics promote healthy gut bacteria. Adults sometimes take these too, especially if they have taken broad-spectrum antibiotics, wiping out some of their good bacteria along with the bad and causing digestive problems.

Babies only start developing gut bacteria after they are born (breast milk contains it to help them!) and the probiotics are meant to help with that process. There are some studies demonstrating their effectiveness.

We are using these ones: https://www.amazon.com/Biogaia-Protectis-Baby-Drops-Vitamin/dp/B00NAG7AF4/ref=sr_1_5_s_it?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1520727672&sr=1-5&keywords=biogaia%2Bbaby%2Bprobiotic%2Bdrops&th=1

u/redfoxxx26 · 1 pointr/running

I take a regular multivitamin, extra B vitamins and probiotics. In my experience, your lady parts will thank you for the probiotics, especially if you are running very long distances. My doc recommend this one for me and it has been working great.

u/unoriginalopinion · 2 pointsr/Accutane

When I asked my sister-in-law, who is a natural wellness coach, about probiotics she said I didn't have to necessarily take the refrigerated ones, but did recommend two specific brands: these and these.

u/viatessblog · 2 pointsr/ibs

I have had a lot of luck making my own yogurt out of coconut milk (canned, ingredients are just coconut + water) and NOW Foods probiotics. Here's a recipe.

You're not alone in using products every other day even if you're supposed to take it daily. I've done that with a lot of stuff, including the homemade yogurt.

Lately I've needed to add protein to my diet and haven't had any sensitivity issues to the probiotics in this powder. I know it's a big commitment to buy something that processed that your body might hate though.

Good luck shitting!

u/polakfury · 2 pointsr/ibs

what are your symptoms . And s boulardii is really good for infection

I would totally recommend this yeast for sibo/ candida and other infections. Check it out

u/elbowstoopointy · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Congrats! Reminds me of when I finally banished the repeat bacterial vaginosis from hell I had on and off for YEARS. Every time I went to the doctor I would get a script for antibiotics that resulted in a yeast infection that would cause BV and start the cycle all over again.

Then finally after seeing a thread on using probiotic supplements I gave it a try and it was almost instant relief. This stuff is a miracle. Makes me kinda mad that doctors don't at least suggest some of these options! Taking some OTC probiotics or changing your TP is a lot easier and cheaper than tests and medications.

u/Trub_Maker · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I use this one off amazon. Cheap, great smooth flavor and long shelf life. 1 Tablet per gallon of wort.

u/PennySun29 · 3 pointsr/Health

Take your probiotics...Multi strands are the best!
Changed my life....!

u/Suzukirider · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I live in Portland so I've actually had that ex novo one, checked untappd and I gave it a 3.5. I really wish I could get a bu weisse de garde beer but at home. I've also been looking into this product Renew Life Ultimate Flora Extra Care Probiotic 50 Billion (Formerly Critical Care), 60 Count https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001LIW11Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_nFoJybAXPF0QY that has a few more bugs in it. Maybe get more complexity? Random question, you headed to the stout bout today at baerlic?

u/womeninlove · 1 pointr/AskDoctorSmeeee

Yes, I take a probiotic (this one) almost everyday when I remember. These days I don't always remember, but I was much better about it while I was recovering from the effect of so many antibiotics on my digestive system.

u/mattyb65 · 1 pointr/Fitness

Sounds like you're eating something that doesn't agree with you. What are you eating more of these days? What kind of protein (im assuming youre taking protein powder) are you using? Anyways, I'd recommend you try this and/or this.

u/_latch · 0 pointsr/Nootropics

I don't see this mentioned often enough, but I recommend taking a daily probiotic. I recommend this one. You can find many studies linking gastrointestinal health to mental health, and they did wonders for my anxiety.

u/aipotsyd · 2 pointsr/90daysgoal

May I suggest a probiotic for your lactose intolerance. It's something you take daily, but I find it works much better than taking lactase with each dairy consumption. Plus, I find it to be much cheaper if you're planning on having dairy daily anyway. I will warn you though, that you should wait 3 or 4 days after starting before consuming dairy and those first few days were filled with bloating and gas (though not as bad as eating dairy without anything).

u/Livingthedream_ · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

It's made in Boulder, CO so you might be able to get it in grocery stores in Montana. Or you can order these from Amazon.


Make a starter with 5 capsules. Ideal lacto pitching rates are 100-125 billion cells per 5 gallons.

u/aliciaLAC · 1 pointr/PCOS

I do take probiotics but I don't find that it particularly helpful with PCOS.

u/mr_bacon_pants · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Fucking lowlives. Sorry your mom got scammed. These are just general supplements that won't really do anything compared to a healthy diet. I wouldn't recommend buying them all. Maybe a multivitamin and fish oil, or a b-vitamin if she doesn't eat meat. Otherwise, they're likely a waste of money.

Here are some supplements I've taken that look like basically the same thing, though I don't see Amway's nutritional facts (with the list of ingredients) so I just have to go by the marketing nonsense on their site to guess at what all is in each.

Also, /r/supplements is great for questions like this.

  1. just looks like a multivitamin
  2. a superfood powder
  3. cal-mag + d
  4. fish oil
  5. digestive enzyme
  6. b vitamins
  7. vitamin c complex
  8. green tea
  9. green tea with coenzyme q10. not sure about a supplement for that
  10. probiotics
  11. chondroitin, glucosamine, boswellia, and hyaluronic acid complex. you can find supplements and creams with these ingredients.
u/evilcounsel · -8 pointsr/soylent

I think every item produced by Vibrant Health does -- for example see this product's ingredient listing.

My feeling is that if I'm digesting something multiple times a day, I should be able to see exactly what it's composed of. Everything else I eat, I know the composition... what not something that I'd plan on using as a staple of my diet. And, generally, I find that "proprietary" means the product is loaded with cheap ingredients and dusted lightly with the more expensive ingredients.

u/Quadrashocker · 2 pointsr/keto

As others recommended, Psylium Husk pills and a probiotic should help with regularity.

u/wrothish · 2 pointsr/Paleo

Probiotics are frequently taken by people who have IBD, and I've taken quite a few. Dr. Ohhira's is well-regarded from everything I've read over the years and it's part of my my go-to regimen when I start to have symptoms or when someone in my family takes antibiotics.

If you also want to consume yogurt, you could try it in conjunction with a capsule probiotic, then go dairy-free if you prefer when your innards are feeling better.

u/Lamzn6 · 2 pointsr/Healthyhooha

RepHresh Pro-B Probiotic Supplement for Women, 30 Oral Capsules https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001FOPQQS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Qn-MDb77YHX2R

If you’ve been on antibiotics a lot, your microbiome might be impaired. This has helped me with UTIs along with another wonderful product called Ellura.

But you should listen to everyone else about trying a different kind of dildo.

u/Johnny_Poppyseed · 2 pointsr/tifu

That is more than a nervous tummy. I know it's a pain in the butt (lol) but go see the specialist.

You could have something serious like colon cancer for all you know. Or if it isnt that serious, they might have some proper medication for you. Look into probiotics and fecal-transplants. They are making a lot of advancements in treating this sort of thing.

Good luck.

Edit: try these in the meantime. Good quality probiotics. Worked surprisingly well for me (didnt have as severe issues as you tho. Really, see the dr)


u/legoscpr · 1 pointr/Supplements

Thanks for the detailed the response.

These are the ones I ended up going with https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00JEKYNZA/ref=mp_s_a_1_5_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1496609874&sr=8-5&keywords=probiotics.

Just wondering, how many of these should I be taking daily, and for how long? 1 daily for 2 months? Not sure, what's your general idea on this?

u/kbrsuperstar · 35 pointsr/xxfitness

Speaking as someone with a ton of digestive issues, here is my advice (which I'm semi-recycling from another comment I made a while ago). Basically, there's no test for IBS; it's kind of a diagnosis of last resort, like, "welp, you don't have stomach ailment X or Y or Z... so it's probably IBS." With that in mind, treatment is super subjective so just try a bunch of things and whatever works for you, you keep.

Anyway, this is what works for me. You could try taking a digestive enzyme to help breakdown what you're eating. These are actually for kids but they work really well for me any time I feel gross. I've also been taking this probiotic for years now -- specifically because it has B. infantis which has been studied to help with IBS because (if I remember right) it improves gastric emptying. You could try a Low FODMAP diet which eliminates any food that can ferment in the gut which can lead to bloating. It's not a permanent diet -- you stop eating anything that could cause upset and then you reintroduce foods to see which ones affect you.

tl;dr try anything you hear works for other people and hopefully some of it works for you

u/arrialexa · 4 pointsr/Nootropics

Have you tried this probiotic before? Lactobacillus rhamnosus is one of the strains in it. I've tried a lot of probiotics and this has been the best one for me.

u/blurfocus · 1 pointr/keto

Some people rave about the pork clouds.


Some other ideas:

u/oldmanmagic54 · 1 pointr/funny

You don't have to be lactose intolerant. Simply buy this and take 1 pill per day. After 6-8 weeks you should no longer be lactose intolerant.

I was lactose intolerant for nearly 40 years. Went through a box of lactaid a week. I stumbled upon those probiotics last July. I took them daily for 3 months, and after 2 months I was cured. I haven't taken them at all in the last 3+ months and I am still cured! Best $30 you'll ever spend.

u/jander99 · 1 pointr/soylent

Grab some of this too. Make sure your entire GI track is taken care of. http://www.amazon.com/PRO-15-Recommended-Probiotic-Supplement-Technology/dp/B00JEKYNZA

Question: Have you been approved to do this by your doctor? Not that I want to discourage you in any way, just wanting to provide that check that you no issues with what might be a rapid change in metabolism.

u/dontwantcelibacy · 1 pointr/AskDocs

I haven't been using soap anywhere near there.

I'm on this probiotic: Renew Life - Ultimate Flora Probiotic Women's Care - 50 billion - 60 vegetable capsules https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0042KULCG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_jf0XBb6R7JKQ8

u/bearable_lightness · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Are you taking a probiotic? I've been taking this one since starting doxy, and I've been able to avoid the (very common) GI problems doxy's known for. If you are taking one, you may want to double check that you're taking enough, consider adding plain yogurt, etc. I take 2-3 capsules/day and have also tried to drink more water. Hope you feel better soon!

u/Schnick1 · 1 pointr/keto

I've always been a little iffy when it came to lactose products, so when I started Keto Chow with heavy cream I was taking Digestive Advantage Lactose Defense just in case. Turns out it wasn't necessary. Cheeses and other ket-friendly dairy products are pretty low in lactose anyways. I really think all the carbs in my old diet was the root cause of my digestive issues and probably had little to do with lactose.

u/justcurious12345 · 2 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

This is the one I picked: http://smile.amazon.com/Jarrow-Formulas-Fem-Dophilus-Capsules/dp/B0013OUK3E?sa-no-redirect=1

There are some that look really awesome that say vaginal suppositories right on them, but they're more expensive. With these, I used two pills at bed time for maybe a week or so, and since then I've just used one any time I start to feel itchy. You know that "Is this a yeast infection" stage where you know in a couple days it'll probably be the real deal? That's when I'd insert one just in case, and it worked well for years. I'm dealing with yeast now, but I think it's related to being pregnant and taking antibiotics.

u/jackdaw838 · 1 pointr/Candida

What kind of probiotics would you recommend? I still have a week left of Bacillus coagulans, it hasn't been working for awhile so I was thinking of switching to S. boulardii + MOS. I also have Advanced Multi-Billion Dophilus.

u/publicpretender69 · 1 pointr/Candida

> look for an S Boulardii specific probiotic

Could you get this from Amazon and still have it work? I'm talking about the Jarrow brand you mention, this one. Does it have to remain cold like (seemingly) most probiotics or does this work at room temp?

u/Geop84 · 1 pointr/Supplements

As a fairly recent probiotic convert, I think they're a major facet of health that people neglect.

iLLyNoiZe has a solid bit of info. I'd also recommend reading the strains within certain probiotics. The approach here is that you can find what in particular you need. Specific strains have specific things they target, and getting a feel for these can help you troubleshoot any problems (or possibly narrow things down if you need to switch brands for any reason). This is more of a longer-term recommendation, of course! Good to make note of stuff that works, I figure.

Just for curiosity's sake, I'm using this stuff:

... although, based on Labdoor info, I'm probably going to switch over to this (or Garden of Life) once my bottle runs out:

u/wees1750 · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

Swanson Probiotics. These are the exact ones I ordered from Amazon and were recommended to me somewhere (either here, or Milk the Funk... I can't recall).

I did a 1L 1.040 starter with DME and 10% apple juice and used two capsules. Seemed to work so far!

u/Infamy444 · 2 pointsr/soccer

I'm thinking something more like this

u/p0tent1al · 1 pointr/Paleo

Why didn't you take lactase to help with the process of drinking milk?


u/myreality91 · 4 pointsr/Homebrewing

I get mine from Whole Foods when I travel to the nearest large city.

If you don't have a Whole Foods type place nearby to look, you can order Swanson's probiotic capsules. These are the same lacto strain and will sour the same as Good Belly.

u/sesquipedalian158 · 1 pointr/breastfeeding

My doc didn't make a specific recommendation, but I'm using one that's got several strains in it as opposed to a single strain one (i.e. one that is exclusively L. acidophilus). I ordered this one: [Check this out: NewRhythm Probiotics 50 Billion CFU 20 Strains, 60 Veggie Caps...] (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B071DZQLPQ/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdo_t1_kVPKAb3326AHE) because it contains a good variety including several types of Bifidobacteria, which KellyMom says is useful for preventing thrush.

u/capitan_jackie · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

First I agree with everyone here that you should confirm that you indeed have a UTI and its not something else. That said I used to get recurrent UTI's and there was a point I had a standing prescription for antibiotics. It was the worst - what helped me was this probiotic and of course keeping up with the Azo cranberry. Havent had one in like 4 years phew. Again do not take antibiotics at will and without supervision - antibiotic drug resistance is a real danger. Also cleaning up my diet helped. Hope you feel better!

u/Never_Really · 3 pointsr/diabetes

I take these. I know that because the capsules are going through the stomach, a majority of the pill probiotics get killed off, but I notice a difference when I take them vs. when I don't. Whether it's psychosomatic or not, I like 'em.

I sometimes make my own yogurt with starters from these guys. I used to be on top of the yogurt every two weeks, but it's more like every two months now.

u/DaBubbas130 · 1 pointr/UlcerativeColitis

Jarrow Formulas Saccharomyces Boulardii + MOS, 5 Billion Cells Per Capsule, Promotes Intestinal and Digestive Health, 90 Veggie Capsules https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0013OVW0E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_IXZUAb1W7A8GX

I’m currently taking this probiotic and it’s reviews are incredible for people with IBS/UC. I have issues with inflammation and fistulas and have noticed a difference when taking this. I definitely recommend researching and trying it.

u/gcalpo · 2 pointsr/Cooking

I take it one step farther and take lactose pills from "Dietary Advantage" that are basically bacteria-on-a-pill (oversimplification) that help you digest lactose all day. One pill in the morning and no worries the rest of the day.

Edit: I have a subscription from Amazon for the 3-packs (96 doses total) I think this was the most cost-effective solution and I don't have to remember to stock up.

u/SummerMournings · 1 pointr/vegan


This is the one I usually use. I've tried others as well and they all seem to work about the same. I try to buy whichever one has the most strains of probiotics. This one has 10 strains and is vegan friendly!!

u/Astald_Ohtar · 1 pointr/Health

Or make your own by fermenting food, a jar full of salted(Sea salt) water and the vegetable of your choice, leave it 3 days in the dark area and enjoy.

But it is not enough, the balance of your gut bacteria thrives on your diet, so you should reduce your carbohydrate intake to a minimum and focus on vegetables , fruit (with low glycemic index like kiwi ) , seeds , nuts and meat.

u/crystamichelle · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

These seemed to help my really stubborn neck breakouts. They were deep and never healed and never seemed to really come all the way to the surface. Curology took care of my face skin, but wasn't working (or not as quickly as I wanted it to) on my neck. I take 1-2 a day when I can remember.


u/breathfromanother · 0 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

This article recommends a specific probiotic since gut flora bacteria is different than bacteria found down there. Also, they're oral, and not suppository.


u/FuggyFresh · 3 pointsr/Paleo

I had the same issue and these help a lot. I take one a day on an empty stomach.

NOW Foods Probiotic-10 25 Billion, 50 Vcaps https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002S1U7RU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_coVhyb57AV1MP

u/TarntKarntington · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

Interesting, have you gotten decent tartness from it? I figured it was just a dud.

Never tried good belly but my most recent attempt was with the Swanson's probiotics. I made a starter with three capsules and pitched it into 6 gallons of wort a few days later. 36 hours of recirculating at 85-90F and it was almost too sour but the taste was considerably cleaner than anything else I've tried (Wyeast, Omega, grains). I can't recommend it enough.

u/ByePolarCoordinates · 1 pointr/BipolarReddit

The thing that's helped me most with my IBS-C is a recent switch to a different probiotic - Nexabiotic. It has some well-researched strains not usually found in standard ones and has made me regular for the first time in my life. Previously, I was lucky if I went once a week.


u/phantasmagoria4 · 2 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Here is another site with some info from the University of Washington on Boric Acid supplements. I use them about 2x a week to keep YIs at bay. My doctor also just recommended taking a Saccharomyces Boulardii supplement. Basically the Saccaromyces Boulardii are a different type of yeast that "compete" for resources with the type of yeast that cause YIs, and therefore make it harder for the bad yeast to grow out of control.

I hope you get this under control!

u/StLRedditGirl · 1 pointr/Herpes

Hmm. Well the only advice I can give, outside of another doctors apt for a second opinion, is what's worked for me for reoccurring bv. I started taking 800 mcg Folic Acid and a probiotic vaginal supplement.

The probiotic can be found at Walgreens and other such places. There are also vaginal probiotics that require refrigeration which also work. I stopped with this eventually because I can't get it where I currently live but kept up with the folic acid and still haven't had an issue since.