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Does anyone supplement their diet with probiotics? Thoughts?

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Yes, but not via supplements. There are lots of regular foods that are probiotic. Sauerkraut, Kimchi, pickles, olives. Anything fermented (not alcohol) or pickled have beneficial biota.

JackPedigo Level 9 June 13, 2018

Loaded with salt, the things you aware?

@AnneWimsey Not necessarily. Sauerkraut and Kimchi only have a spoonful for a large batch. Sometimes life's about trade-offs.

@JackPedigo i now have to carefully watch my salt intake......all labels on every type of sauerkraut ( I love sauerkraut!) Indicate a half cup has almost 50% of daily allowed salt amount....that is a Huge problem!

@AnneWimsey Okay, I checked and Bubbies has only 13% of daily amount. I often make my own, it is easy., just a bit of massage work. We once took a class in Lacto-fermentation andstarted making our on. []

@JackPedigo thanks for the info...i will hope that is a brand in this area....should I be looking for a refrigerated product, or?

@AnneWimsey It is refrigerated and a national brand. I find it in the local co-ops. They have a variety of products.

@JackPedigo thanks!


Yes I take a probiotic and it has helped. I did have to try several brands before I found one that worked. Friend badgers me to eat yogurt but it has too much sugar in it and I don’t like it anyway. Bleh!

kltuckmn Level 7 June 13, 2018

There are several strains of bacteria so maybe you just had to find the one that best suited your needs before you found one that works.


Yes and I noticed I'm losing weight that I plateaued on before. I also noticed I'm not having as much heartburn. I use the probiotic gummies, as well as vitamins, because my dietary habits are not as nutritional as they SHOULD be

I just really like gummies and that is what keeps me from skipping, no judging lol


The fanatic health/diet/foodie people I know say that you need to make your own sauerkraut, kimchi, etc because commercial products will have been processed to kill a lot of the probiotics in order to extend shelf life and make supply logistics easier. They also recommend raw dairy as a probiotic. And to stay away from foods with lots of preservatives because preservatives kill microorganisms, on purpose in your food but consequently in your gut as well.

Jagnostic Level 6 June 14, 2018

I eat yogurt all the time?

Etre Level 7 June 13, 2018

I drink Kefir everyday. It cured my acid reflux without side effects of antacids or acid blockers

Jagnostic Level 6 June 13, 2018

I used to. I didn't see much of difference except that it helped more with digestion.

Alexcaelum Level 3 June 13, 2018

Sometimes I supplement with thoughts.

rainmanjr Level 7 June 13, 2018

Sapphire and Tonic. That's as pro biotic as it gets ?

jwd45244 Level 7 June 13, 2018

I do as I just am getting over H. Plyori and need to get my gut in balance after a double antibiotic treatment.

grammy Level 4 June 13, 2018

Not I.

JanGarber Level 7 June 13, 2018

Yeah, there are so much crappy chems in our food these days that i think nature needs a bit of a helping hand.

StJohn Level 6 June 13, 2018

Yes I use them daily, in different forms. Probiotics are the best thing you can do for your body. 70% of your immune system is in the gut so if it is balanced (good/bad bacteria) your health will benefit. Also there are connections to be made with brain, heart and gut. They all contain neurotransmitters, so it all ties in. Prebiotics are also a helpful addition. They actually feed the good bacteria which in turn enables them to multiply.


It takes a lot to make a difference

KJThomas Level 6 June 13, 2018

I take them and they seem to help.

Ohub Level 7 June 13, 2018

I eat a lot of sauerkraut and fermented garlic.

PBuck0145 Level 7 June 13, 2018

I take supplements and drink kombucha and feel like they keep my septic system in order. I do find, however, I can't go off them for a few days and then try to start them back up at the same level without my body overreacting for a week or so.

GwenC Level 7 June 13, 2018

I took them for a month before travelling to Guatemala with the thought that it would help as a prophylactic against travelers D. I think it did.

MrLink Level 8 June 14, 2018

I take them because they help with digestion. Expensive beneficial germs smile002.gif

hitch22 Level 3 June 14, 2018

Kombucha & yogurt are consumed I will accept no supplements.


Yes I do. Make my own milk keffir from raw milk. Proven to keep gut bacteria healthy. If taking any sort of antibiotics take organic yogurt or organic probiotics. Offsets the bad effects of the antibiotic in your gut.

Alfie1608 Level 1 June 14, 2018
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