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Crohns Disease Probiotics
by: Inna

Crohns Disease And Probiotics

Thank you for your question.


Well, FOS or FructoOligoSaccharides /Inulin is a prebiotic. It?s not possible or very difficult to to digest FOS by humans. FOS is widely used
now since it was showing to be the food for the probiotics or good bacteria.


Some experts suggest that FOS can also be the food for the bad bacteria and promote worsening of the intestinal infection (if such exists, and in many Crohns patients it?s the case). It could potentially cause more fermentation and gasses, etc. That?s why many experts question the use or
addition of FOS to probiotics or foods.

This concern is for all patients especially Crohn?s patients or ulcerative colitis or IBS, Celiac patients,etc since gastro intestinal lining is inflamed in all these conditions.

There are some studies that suggest Saccaromyces Boulardi is beneficial for Crohn?s disease and possibly other digestive illnesses. You were looking for 10 billion, so you could use Jarrow formulas (non-dairy, by the way) 2 capsules of 5 billion vegetarian capsules. It?s a high dose of probiotic. I hope you are not planning to use it long term.


But?.if you are taking probiotics without a clue of what?s going on inside, you are doing a quick fix. Most likely a great probiotic like Saccharamyces Boulardi would help, but sometimes you would still need to take Lactobacillus strains of probiotics for your flora. And most of them now with FOS. It?s my opinion only, but if you need a Lactobaccilus probiotic, it?s better to take it with FOS than none at all.


If you are really interested in doing Functional Medicine testing (for what type of gut bacteria or parasites you may have) and/or my consultations let me know and we?ll make an appointment. This way you would not need to
guess anymore. Use CONTACT US box to contact me.

Thank again, many of my readers can benefit from this information.

If you need more information, go to NATURAL SUPPLEMENTS Navigation Bar, click it, scroll down and look for PROBIOTICS link. Click on it for more info.

Sincerely, Inna


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