Medical journal article on probiotic use

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by beth0818, Nov 10, 2005.

  1. beth0818

    beth0818 New Member

    i know many of us take probiotics so i thought i would post this tidbit i just read in a medical journal at work. apparantly, there are different types of probiotics that treat different problems. here is a list from the journal

    Lactobacillus GG - acute viral diarrhea, antibiotic
    associated diarrhea, food allergy

    Saccharomyces boulardii - lceratice colitis, Crohn's
    disease

    E. colli nissle - ulceratice colitis

    Lactobacillus acidophilus - nectrotizing enterocolitis

    VSL #3 (eight probiotic bacteria) - pouchitis
  2. PVLady

    PVLady New Member

    I don't quite understand. Are these different brands of probiotics to use for medical conditions? Are these sold individually?
  3. beth0818

    beth0818 New Member

    i take acidophilus, so i think they are different tpes, not just different brands. like there are different types of positive bacteria that treat different problems. judt like there are different types and antibiotics that trat different infections.
  4. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    With several strains is usually sufficient for maintaining a healthy gut. Good probiotics deliver the bacteria to the gut and do not break down in the stomach.

    Love, Mikie
  5. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    I've been taking probiotics for so many years now that I figure my gut is in pretty good shape except for the diverticuli found in my last colonoscopy.

    Love, Mikie