Healthy Gut equals Healthy Immune System
February 10, 2011
We use probiotics on the advice of our MD for our son with Short Bowel Syndrome (no small intestine.) Along with improving stool quality and reducing stool frequency, we have found that using probiotics have improved our family's immune system. We are sick less often and for a shorter duration than before. Now, after 7 years of daily probiotic use, our children have never had "stomach flu." We initially used this particular product when our son was on antibiotics several years ago. It contains l. casei, a strain well studied for its use against c diff (a common bacterial infection following antibiotic use) as well as h. pylori (suspected in some ulcers of the GI tract.)
Pros:Gentle, lower priced than other options in this line. Strains are well studied.
Cons:Lower potency: we have to take 2-3 capsules to get the equivalent amount of beneficial bacteria in other probiotics.