Learn More About Our Inflamed Gut Probiotics
Inflamed gut probiotics in all their forms have many different uses and effects. The use of probiotics for soothing or aiding the gut and helping other conditions is something that can be debated.
- Are they good?
- Are they a waste of money?
- Do they work?
- Don’t we have enough bacteria, how does it even get from my stomach to my guts anyways?
Yes, some probiotics work better than others and the effectiveness and outcomes can be dependent upon the person. Especially what the person is afflicted with.
It’s quite common for the individual’s body to have much to do with the effects of most “natural” remedies. Both perceived effects and actual effects.
How the inflamed gut probiotic supplementation takes effect? What the outcomes are and how long it takes? These are all factors when supplementing with probiotics.
Inflamed Gut Probiotic Supplement Options
There are many companies selling probiotics of all kinds. Some have great marketing while others have great products.
Some companies have both and some have a weird packaging but what’s inside works like gangbusters. It depends on what you need, how severe your condition is and if you have a condition. The testing things under the advice of a doctor to see that what is available to you actually works.
Make sure that if you are testing probiotics and other supplements, consult your doctor or primary care physician
Types Of Probiotic Strains
According to Probiotics.org here are the most widely researched probiotic strains for inflamed guts:
Most Researched Strains
2nd Most Researched Probiotic Strains
The Two Most Popular And Well Known Strains
Lactobacillus. This may be the most common probiotic. It’s the one you’ll find in yogurt and other fermented foods. Different strains can help with diarrhea and may help with people who can’t digest lactose, the sugar in milk.
Lactobacillus species produce hydrogen peroxide which inhibits the growth and virulence of the fungal pathogen Candida albicans in vitro and in vivo. Following antibiotic therapy, certain Candida species can suppress the regrowth of Lactobacillus species at body sites where they cohabitate, such as in the gastrointestinal tract.
Bifidobacterium. You can also find it in some dairy products. It may help ease the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and some other conditions.
Effectiveness of Inflamed Gut Probiotic Supplements
From Medline.gov they have laid out a list of potential effective applications of inflamed gut probiotic supplements
Likely effective for…
- Diarrhea in children caused by a certain virus (rotavirus)
Possibly effective for…
- Preventing diarrhea caused by antibiotics
- Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
- A condition associated with an increased risk for developing allergic reactions (atopic disease)
- Treating vaginal infections caused by bacteria (bacterial vaginosis)
- Preventing diarrhea due to cancer treatment (chemotherapy)
- Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection
- High cholesterol
- Colic in babies
- Treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Inflamed mouth sores from cancer treatment (oral mucositis)
- Inflammation of an artificial rectum surgically created in people with inflammatory bowel disease (pouchitis)
- Lung infections
- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
- Preventing diarrhea due to traveling
- Treating a bowel condition called ulcerative colitis
Possibly ineffective for…
- Treating diarrhea caused by the bacterium Clostridium difficile
- Crohn’s disease
- Dental plaque
- Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in babies born prematurely
- Ear infection
- Vaginal yeast infections after taking antibiotics
Insufficient evidence to rate effect for…
- Common cold
- Cystic fibrosis
- Dental cavities
- Stomach pain
- Lactose intolerance
- Skin rash caused by sun exposure (polymorphous light eruption)
- Growth of bacteria in the intestines
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Pneumonia in people on breathing machines in the hospital
- Weight loss
- Boosting the immune system
- Canker sores
- Fever blisters
- Lyme disease
- Other conditions
Are Probiotics For Your Inflamed Gut Even Safe?
According to Wikipedia:
Meaning, yes they can be taken and yes they may have adverse side effects that are not completely known yet. Or those side effects could be very bad, like invasive infection and resistance to antibiotics. Where antibiotic strains can be helpful in replacing destroyed gut bacteria colonies when antibiotics are introduced.
Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are the two most widely used and understood. They are also the most likely to be safe.
What Inflamed Gut Probiotic Supplements Are Great?
Probiotic blend ………………………………………………………….. 50 billion CFU
Lactobacillus plantarum (Lp-115)
Lactobacillus acidophilus (La-14)
Lactobacillus rhamnosus (Lr-32)
Bifidobacterium lactis (Bl-04)
Bifidobacterium longum (Bl-05)
Serving Size 1/4 Teaspoon
Amount Per 1/4 Teaspoon
Probiotic Blend 640 mg*
Lactobacillus rhamnosus 24.0+ billion CFUs*
Bifidobacterium bifidum 20.0+ billion CFUs*
Lactobacillus acidophilus 12.0+ billion CFUs*
Lactobacillus casei 10.0+ billion CFUs*
Lactobacillus plantarum 8.0+ billion CFUs*
Lactobacillus salivarius 8.0+ billion CFUs*
Bifidobacterium longum 4.0+ billion CFUs*
Streptococcus thermophilus 4.0+ billion CFUs*
Lactobacillus bulgaricus 4.0+ billion CFUs*
Lactobacillus paracasei 2.0+ billion CFUs*
Bifidobacterium lactis 2.0+ billion CFUs*
Bifidobacterium breve 2.0+ billion CFUs*
*Daily Value not established
Other Ingredients: Inulin base derived from chicory root and InTactic™ proprietary polysaccharide complex. –
Important to not with these is that they are dependent on refrigeration! They must be shipped on ice, dry ice.
Caring For Probiotics
Probiotics do expire and a best practice is to check the expiration dates before purchase. If purchasing online, be wary of expirations and check with customer service while also being aware of shipping and maintenance as in refrigeration requirements.
Some probiotics are shelf stable like acidophilus and others require constant temperature control well below room temp. If the probiotic is allowed to warm, the viability is reduced greatly and you won’t get any real effect from taking the pills or powder.
Use of probiotics will not hurt you unless you have a serious condition. With that condition, be careful of probiotics and any medicines or supplements you take. Consult with your doctor and list to your body.
If you’re a healthy individual and want to supplement with inflamed gut probiotic type supplements, do so with caution. Listen to your body and your wallet. Do your research and use probiotics that make you feel better and at your best health.
Supplement and pay attention, listen to your physician and be the best and healthiest version of yourself possible!