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10-14-2008, 07:29 AM
Silly q... but has anyone ever had ADVERSE effects to probiotics?
I have a jar sitting here and I've been scared to take them. lol
Please tell me I'm silly :)
10-14-2008, 07:52 AM
I have never heard of anyone having an adverse reaction. But every BODY is different. I know I sell a lot of them at the health food store. If they are pure (meaning no chemical crap in 'em), you should be fine. Take the lowest dose possible and see how you feel.
10-15-2008, 05:18 PM
YES absolutely YES.,. i did have a terrible reaction to a probiotic ..
it made me feel absolutely awful with headache and many adverse symptoms.
i checked with a doctor who deals with many raw foodists and does fasting and things and he also had a bad reaction when he took this product whilst fasting.
my inner something ( not sure what it was) told me that there were some potentially harmful bacteria in it which were activated by heat..
( i took a vegecap with warm water , and so did the good doctor).
i think some of these probiotics have bacteria in them which might feed best on a meat eaters diet, which is full of disgusting by products, which the bacteria feed upon and multiply..
Apparently the product is found to be useful by a number of people.
In my opinion, i believe that they are good for meat eaters, and perhaps cooked food eaters and SAD eaters, but not for raw foodists.
just my personal experience and thoughts on the matter.
I think you may need an excellent immune system also to deal with the potential pathogenic bacteria..
if you are in excellent health, which i am not, maybe you would not be adversely effected by any probiotic.
for myself, i stick with fermenting my own.
I have very mild tummy rumblings and strangeness when I have anything fermented or probiotics. I am SO much better (actually, great) at digesting ANYthing that is raw as a general rule, but my whole family has a history of digestive issues and ulcers. Case in point: I had an ulcer at 19. Sheesh.
Anyways, I think that it may be best to gradually work your way up from a teeny amount with fermented foods or probiotics. At least for people like me, so maybe that doesn't apply.
As well, I have the very good sense that this tummy rumbling is a good thing rather than harm. I can't tell you for "sure", but I am most definitely my own body's expert at this point!
10-15-2008, 05:31 PM
i did not just have tummy rumblings..
and i use home made kefir and probiotics on a regular basis.
The natural doctor i mentioned who also had a bad effect when taking this product ( which is advertised on the net..not sure i should mention it)..
This doctor suggested i should try to get all the probiotics i should get..
because of all the benefits.
i did not just have stomach rumblings but a terrible headache,,which i seldom get, and just an overall sickness, which i seldom feel.
i have been vegetarian for 38 years and raw for three so my system is pretty clean and sensitive..
this product just knocked me for a loop so to speak.
i think the explanation for it was in my previous posts here.
Wow Alice! 38 years veggie and 3 raw! Sorry for the topic change, but that is wonderful. I hope I can say 38 years veggie soon enough. :)
10-15-2008, 06:46 PM
I'm doing the Living Streams Liquid and it does detox you if you get too much.(headache, achy muscles and joints, sluggishness) I can't imagine a capsule being too strong. :) Start with a small dose and work your way up if your concerned about getting sick. I would recommend a good probiotic to aid in digestion and keep your system running good along with raw foods.
10-15-2008, 07:03 PM
I am thinking that you might not have read my posts as to why i thought it made me sick.. (and also another gentleman who was a naturapathic doctor..it made him sick also..)
please re read what i said.. i did not say that it was too strong.:)
i took the minimum amount and i am taking other probiotics already.
i said i got sick for other reasons which i believe are accurate.
thank you for your attention to the matter.
10-17-2008, 11:56 AM
I'm pretty clueless when it comes to this area, I was wondering if someone could help me :)
I was going to try out some cashew cheese and the recipe calls for 3 probiotic capsules.
Does it matter what type you get?
Are their organic/non organic brands?
I have some of these - would they work?
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