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  • bethanyrc
    I've heard a lot of buzz recently about probiotics and good gut health having a role in MS. Does anyone take a high potency probiotic like visbiome? I'm trying to decide if its something I want to pursue.
  • maria1
    i read that is used to treat IBS, colitis and other extreme gut disturbances. It is an agressive expensive treatment. If you are having those problems then it may be useful, but, if not, if you have been on antibiotics and want to replace the good bacteria that has been destroyed there are less expensive options. And if you simply want to support good gut health you can visit a health food store and get a bottle with at least fourteen strains. Money is always an issue for all of us. You can also grow your own such as yogurt without sugar(sugar kills good bacteria) or fermented vegetables.  Eliminating waste is a very important function for good health along with proper nutrition. Walking also stimulates the gut to aid in elimination.
  • waltzing_matilda

    Probiotics are tricky for several reasons.  Fiddling with the human microbiome is a fairly new activity.  In fact, no one really knows what a "normal" microbiome is supposed to look like.  You may notice that different probiotic supplements you find in stores list different bacteria.  What works?  What doesn't?  Will the bacteria in the product survive the highly acid environment of the stomach and make it to the intestines to do their work?  If they do get to the intestines, will they starve?

    I suggest talking to a doctor about this.  It's a complex question and there is no clear answer yet.

    By the way, I take forti-flora, not because I believe it will help but because hey, if it might help I will throw it at the wall and see if it sticks.  Forti-flora is the brand I've seen prescribed by doctors at my job most often.