somewhat affordable probiotic for c-diff?

happydays

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May 25, 2011
is there any specific brand you recommend that is maybe somewhat affordable? we get the one from Whole Foods, but those small bottles are astronomical.

thanks.
 

kind2creatures

...elusive dreamer
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is there any specific brand you recommend that is maybe somewhat affordable? we get the one from Whole Foods, but those small bottles are astronomical.

thanks.
I've only used a couple of brands of probiotics, and I don't use them all the time. The one I liked that was reasonably priced is the one from American Health in the strawberry flavor. It shows here from Swanson Vitamins, but I paid more and bought it from a local vitamin store.

http://www.swansonvitamins.com/AM137/ItemDetail

PS: On May 6th, jbo shared with us that the code 1penny can be used on the Swanson site to change the $4.99 shipping to one penny. Not sure if this is still in effect though.
 

jfh

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Summer is not a good time to order probiotics for home delivery. Those mail trucks and postal carrier cars are too hot for probiotics. Many will be lost. UPS trucks are brown and not air conditioned either. In central TX, it is 100F all week, and it is not even summer.

Go local. They typically get their supplies in good condition. If you can find them VSL#3 is best to completely overwhelm the bad bacteria. It contains 250 billion bacteria, where most other brands contain 4 or 5 billion. With this much, you only need one every few days, unless you are on a serious rebuilding protocol. I get mine at People's RX. CVS and Walgreens used to carry it. http://www.vsl3.com/
 

happydays

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Summer is not a good time to order probiotics for home delivery. Those mail trucks and postal carrier cars are too hot for probiotics. Many will be lost. UPS trucks are brown and not air conditioned either. In central TX, it is 100F all week, and it is not even summer.

Go local. They typically get their supplies in good condition. If you can find them VSL#3 is best to completely overwhelm the bad bacteria. It contains 250 billion bacteria, where most other brands contain 4 or 5 billion. With this much, you only need one every few days, unless you are on a serious rebuilding protocol. I get mine at People's RX. CVS and Walgreens used to carry it. http://www.vsl3.com/
good point about home delivery. I did not think of that. I see that some stores nearby carry it.
 

jfh

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Texas, USA
No prescription was needed when I got it from People's RX. I don't see why one would be needed. The bacterial species are not so different from other over the counter probiotics. It just contains much more of them.
 

Arrowwind09

Standing at the Portal
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Oct 16, 2007
Take a look around this site... what is good for crohn's will be good for c diff
but I do not advise using primal defense. I've met too many people who have had problems with it.

This is a good place to order VSL#3.

http://www.crohns.net/

you can also make your own yogurt.. purchase a standard culture then when making it add one opened cap of vsl to it and you will get a more powerful yogurt

vsl is more expensive but for a month or two it will be your best choice.. generally all the products this site recommends are good and have been tested
 

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