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My journal of my battle with Crohns disease. I have had Crohn's diagnosed since September 2007. In that time I've been through two surgeries, two colonoscopies, and tons of good and bad times. I want to share my experiences with this disorder and hope to hear some feedback from time to time.

New Probiotic

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Taking probiotics has been going well, so I thought I would start looking for something with better quality ingredients. The current brand I have mentions that it has around 6 billion CFU. The refers to the number of bacteria you are getting.  The newer bottle has 40 billion CFU!

I picked up this one from Amazon. It is manufactured by Bio Schwartz. There are also enough for a month. It was prime day and the price was good. The packaging was very bright and interesting. I get drawn in easily by bright colors. :)   This one mentions that it was allergen & gluten free.  Has 100% natural ingredients and a very high potency.  The high amount of bacteria helps it survive stomach acid and make it down to your intestines. Which is what you want in a probiotic. After taking a look at the reviews, I thought why not. 

The bacteria strains listed are Lactobacillus Acidophilus (La-14), Bifidobacterium Lactis (Bl-04), Lactobacillus Plantarum(Lp-115), and Lactobacillus Paracasei (Lpc-37).  I haven't done much research into the best bacteria to take, so if you may know, feel free to share.

I don’t feel much different from the last one to this new one. But, It’s only been a few days.
Still trying to do the right thing and restore that natural flora to my gut.

If you are looking for a probiotic, I definitely recommend talking to your GI. They may have samples.  I remember when mine first brought it up, he gave me a ton of Align samples.  Look around online, and read Amazon reviews.  You will find positive and negative one, which just reminds me that certain things may work for some and not for others.  There are other brands on Amazon that have more bacteria and cost less like this NewRhythm Probiotic.

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