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Anyone eat the probiotic yogurts??

post #1 of 13
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Well its been two weeks and my stomach has been icky off and on since.
Slept good last night and had a big breakfast so I'm seeing how it will feel today.

I was thinking of trying one of the probiotic yogurts advertised on TV as I've also read that probiotics are something one should include in their diet.

But does anyone eat them and notice a different in their digestive tract??
Any brands preferred over others??
post #2 of 13
I like Lc1 better than actimel!
post #3 of 13
I eat Activia all the time, I found that since I started I do have less gas and bloating which I sometimes get when I eat wheat products. So yes I do think it has improved a bit..
post #4 of 13
I asked my GI doctor about those (like Activia) and he said that i would be a better concentration of probiotics if i just took a pill and stuck with it- so i take Flora Q. You can find it otc at most pharmacies. I take my dose at night- it takes about a month to really get in your system- but it works well once you get used to it. (I have a ton of GI problems, so anything that may help i'm game- i really like this stuff!)

My mom tried Activia for about two months but really didn't notice too much of a difference with it so she stopped. I'd honestly go for a pill over a yogurt if you're in it for the probiotics.

Here's the link for Flora Q!

http://www.floraq.com/
post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
II have a ton of GI problems, so anything that may help i'm game
Me too! Ironically, I can't eat yogurt, it makes me sick. So I tried the probiotic version of cottage cheese. Like some others, I tried it for a few months and didn't notice any difference. So then I tried the pills. Those... Eh, seemed to make me feel different, though not in a way that I would say was better, so it honestly wasn't worth the cost of the pills. I tried those for over 6 months before I stopped.

My latest venture now is with Mona Vie, which I posted about here before I started, but no one replied so I guess it's not very popular! It seems to be about the same as the probiotic pills for me. I feel different, but it's like, both made my "issues" a little more even. Before, I'd get bad spells, but now the spells are fewer, longer, and milder... So, eh, not sure which way is better or worse!

I do recommend you try the pills. They did have an affect on me, the cottage cheese didn't. And, they work for other people. Good luck, whatever you do!!
post #6 of 13
Natural Factors is a great brand for supplements. You should be able to find their probiotics in the cooler section of a health food store (I got mine at Wegmans). When you buy probiotcs, you want to be sure you get a brand that requires refrigeration.
post #7 of 13
Dannon Activia made me feel worse.

If I'm going to eat yogurt I usually get Stonyfield Farms Organic.
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info!! I will try the pill route 1st.
post #9 of 13
I tried those smoothies they make... danactive?

It made me have gross-smelling toots. I stopped but I think that has more to do with the dairy than anything else
post #10 of 13
I've never found a probiotic that requires refrigeration for sale around here so far.. do the ones that don't really not work? I've been trying one, but I haven't been using it long enough to really say if it's helping.
post #11 of 13
I was under the impression that any live culture of the lactobacillis bacteria was a probiotic. Which would mean that any yogurt with a live culture would fit into that category. I thought that Danactive and Activia were just making money off of people who didn't know this.

On the other hand, I have some of the extremely strong probiotics in pill form that I keep in the freezer that are very good. I got them from my chiropractor. I don't take them every day any more though...
post #12 of 13
Probiotic, Immunity Booster drink some Kiefer, comes in nummy flavors & has been around WAY before all those danactive & activa products
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by WELDRWOMN View Post
I was under the impression that any live culture of the lactobacillis bacteria was a probiotic. Which would mean that any yogurt with a live culture would fit into that category. I thought that Danactive and Activia were just making money off of people who didn't know this.

On the other hand, I have some of the extremely strong probiotics in pill form that I keep in the freezer that are very good. I got them from my chiropractor. I don't take them every day any more though...
They have different cultures in them besides just acidophilus.
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