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Please suggest good Probiotics to boost the immune system

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Please suggest good Probiotics to boost the immune system

Having gone through several rounds of antibiotics, I am looking to build up the good bacteria in my body and boost the immune system. I heard that probiotics is one way of doing so.

Searching the web, I came across this brand and product: http://www.renewlife.ca/products/ultima ... e-support/

Has anyone used this and can comment on it? Are there others that are better?

Thanks
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I would suggest you go visit a Naturalpath doctor.

They would be very good at finding out what you need and recommend things. Some work insurance also covers this.

If that's too expensive, go to the Naturalpath school. Their clinic is cheaper like $30/ visit. 1 hr long.
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my naturopath sells me NFH branded products
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Try Bio K. At the very least, get some Danactive drinks, they are clinically tested. If you are still on antibiotics, makes sure no antibiotics 2 hours before/after.
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Dec 9th, 2018 9:26 am
Having gone through several rounds of antibiotics, I am looking to build up the good bacteria in my body and boost the immune system. I heard that probiotics is one way of doing so.

Searching the web, I came across this brand and product: http://www.renewlife.ca/products/ultima ... e-support/

Has anyone used this and can comment on it? Are there others that are better?

Thanks
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Align is fine for your purpose.
hightech wrote:
Dec 17th, 2018 8:01 am
I ended up taking extra strength Align. Thanks everyone
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hightech wrote:
Dec 17th, 2018 8:01 am
I ended up taking extra strength Align. Thanks everyone
Try BioGaia next time you're in Costco.
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hightech wrote:
Dec 9th, 2018 9:26 am
Having gone through several rounds of antibiotics, I am looking to build up the good bacteria in my body and boost the immune system. I heard that probiotics is one way of doing so.

Searching the web, I came across this brand and product: http://www.renewlife.ca/products/ultima ... e-support/

Has anyone used this and can comment on it? Are there others that are better?

Thanks
food for thought: https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/09 ... your-guts/
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Instead of taking a pill why not try "the old school" and eat foods to diversify your gut.

Stuff like Yogurt, Kefir, fermented Kimchi etc. I know there are articles that kind of refute these foods but I think they may come from the pill people.

Beyond probiotics, how bout eating more fibre, etc.

A simple pill is not the way to go in my opinion. If it were that simple, we'd all be living forever.
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try jarrow probiotic 30 or 50 billion
they work well
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Watch the netflix show "A User's Guide to Cheating Death" and watch the "Germs" episode. It debunks probiotic supplements. Premise is your body has a natural equilibrium and trying to add stuff to you gut biome via probiotics is myth. Host goes on a trial by taking all sorts of supplements to boost his level of probiotics in gut and it did nothing in the end.

Scientists and doc's on show actually stated that after taking antibiotics that it is actually bad to take probiotics as they may actually delay gut bacteria from returning to normal.
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You know that is only a TV show, right? Do you know the sample size of the "test" that the "scientists and docs" are referring to? I mean, fecal transplant may be a better option if you want a more natural way. I would treat any TV show as another piece of info but always get your answer from medical professionals.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3278944/
dbracer wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 4:56 pm
Watch the netflix show "A User's Guide to Cheating Death" and watch the "Germs" episode. It debunks probiotic supplements. Premise is your body has a natural equilibrium and trying to add stuff to you gut biome via probiotics is myth. Host goes on a trial by taking all sorts of supplements to boost his level of probiotics in gut and it did nothing in the end.

Scientists and doc's on show actually stated that after taking antibiotics that it is actually bad to take probiotics as they may actually delay gut bacteria from returning to normal.
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Gut biome changes with what you eat.

Eat less processed food = better balance. Try eating yogurt, sauerkraut, sweet potatoes, potatoes, etc.
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dbracer wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 4:56 pm
Watch the netflix show "A User's Guide to Cheating Death" and watch the "Germs" episode. It debunks probiotic supplements. Premise is your body has a natural equilibrium and trying to add stuff to you gut biome via probiotics is myth. Host goes on a trial by taking all sorts of supplements to boost his level of probiotics in gut and it did nothing in the end.

Scientists and doc's on show actually stated that after taking antibiotics that it is actually bad to take probiotics as they may actually delay gut bacteria from returning to normal.
Yikes Netflix’s...

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