What Probiotic Should I Use? (needs to be vegetarian friendly)

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    11j11
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    Hi All,

    I recently started the probiotic stage of the diet and bought these: http://www.hollandandbarrett.com/pages/product_detail.asp?pid=682&prodid=723

    I thought I’d checked all of the ingredients properly but today I thought I’d double check and came across Maltodextrin (which I didn’t know was bad until I googled it).

    Now I am wondering which probiotic to go with?

    Do people recommend these: http://thecandidadiet.com/healthy-origins-probiotics.htm ?

    They contain silica, isn’t that bad for you? (don’t they have it in those ‘keep dry’ packets that say DO NO INGEST?

    Best Wishes

    J

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    raster
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    #93127

    11j11
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    Thank you for your reply.

    However, they only seem to sell these in the US. The only other place I can buy them from is ebay and I don’t trust buying something like this through ebay (rather than a company).

    Do you have any other suggestions?

    #93128

    11j11
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    Is there anything wrong with Healthy Origins Probiotics?

    They sell those here in the uk and they’re more affordable (important for a student).

    #93129

    raster
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    There is a website in the UK that carries HMF neuro:

    http://www.thecandidadiet.com/forum/yaf_postst4774_HMF-Neuro—greenbodies-co-uk.aspx

    There are a few problems with your probiotic. First off, it contains only 2 billion cfu probiotic per capsule. Ideally, you need 30-90 billion cfu probiotic per day to get better.

    It also only contains 4 strains of bacteria, and we recommend taking one that has more strains (megaflora contains 14 strains).

    Renew life is a widely available brand in the US and is a good general standard to go by. I believe it is likely available in the UK.

    What we recommend is a probiotic that contains either DDS-1 (mentioned in the earlier post) or HMF (human micro flora).

    If you want to save money, you can make homemade kefir, coconut water kefir, etc. This basically involves mixing sugar and water or milk together and letting it ferment. The bacteria grows and you drink the kefir after draining, and then you grow some more. Kefir contains many more strains than what is found in any probiotic.

    Probiotics are the single most important thing you need to get better.

    -raster

    #93132

    11j11
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    Thank you for your help.

    I just found somewhere that does the Megafood probiotic!!! And not toooo expensive either.

    So that’s one thing down.

    Could you point me towards the Kefir making resource?

    Also, if possible, could you send me you and able’s candida treatment?

    When it comes to making Kefir, because there is sugar involved, is it easy to make a mistake and end up with sugar in your Kefir?-(obviously this is bad).

    Lastly, do you have any suggestions for multivitamins? I have just been checking ingredients and found that my solgar multivitamins (which I thought were supposed to be one of the best/most trustworthy brands) have titanium dioxide in them, which I have just found out is listed as potentially carcinogenic!!

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    I looked at titanium dioxide on wikipedia:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanium_dioxide

    and it’s used pretty widely within many products that we use. Its a possible carcinogen but not a verified one. I would only be worried about it if you worked at a titanium dioxide production facility! I personally would place it in the same realm as plastics which we cannot avoid…

    There are some good kefir making resources on youtube. You can learn how to make it, store it, etc. If you do a forum search, you should find some links as well hopefully. If you ferment the kefir longer it will have less sugar. This is a low sugar diet and so you cannot avoid sugar completely.

    Here’s our forum protocol:
    http://www.thecandidadiet.com/forum/yaf_postst1334_From-Able-and-Raster-The-Protocol.aspx

    and here’s a vitamin link:
    http://www.thecandidadiet.com/forum/yaf_postst1173_Vitamins-Minerals-Herbs.aspx

    We don’t recommend multi-vitamins because you could become deficient in certain minerals or vitamins because there is not one that is 100% DV, they all contain more or less than that usually. Even though its more expensive, I have found that its a better experience.

    -raster

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    11j11
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    Oki koki,

    Thank you again.

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