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Terry
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posted 10-21-1998 07:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Terry     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been trying a new treatment for my IBS that seems to work quite well, I've been feeling really good, not even thinking about my stomach. I've been taking 2 acidophilus capsules in the morning before breakfast, then after breakfast I've been taking a B complex vitamin, a multi-vitamin and alfalfa. I have been feeling great since I started this therapy. Has anyone else out there tried this or a similar therapy with any amount of success.

Marc Mulgrum
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posted 10-21-1998 08:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marc Mulgrum   Click Here to Email Marc Mulgrum     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Check my post under acidaphilous. You may want to check out this new strain GG

TBrnot
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posted 10-21-1998 12:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TBrnot   Click Here to Email TBrnot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can't find acidophilous GG! Where is it found?

flux
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posted 10-21-1998 01:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for flux   Click Here to Email flux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can get it from
Dicofarm Pharmaceutical Company
s.p.a Via F.S. Nitti
11-00191
Rome, Italy
Phone: 011-39-6-329-2771 (they speak English well)
Fax: 011-39-6-329-3728


Lactobacillus GG is used to treat C. dificile infection (aka antibiotic-associated colitis) and acute gastroenteritis and as preventive for traveler's diarrhea and it has been shown effective for these conditions in peer-reviewed journals. I don't believe anyone has studied its use in treating IBS.

The question is whether is worth the effort to get this as opposed to the Lactobacillus in the health food store. Because it is regulated in Italy as a drug, I think you can assume what you get contains the active bacteria it claims to contain and that there are no harmful contaiminants. Also, there is evidence that says this particular bacteria survives and
thrives in the gut and has beneficial effects demonstrated in clinical trials in the US.

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