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#1 Old 03-31-2007, 11:03 PM
 
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I know probiotics are supposed to be very helpful at restoring a healthy balance of bacteria in the body, but the wierd thing is every time i start using it..i seem to develop cold-type symptoms...no fever or anything, but i get kind of flemy & sinusy. Has anyone experienced this?
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#2 Old 04-01-2007, 02:44 AM
 
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I know probiotics are supposed to be very helpful at restoring a healthy balance of bacteria in the body, but the wierd thing is every time i start using it..i seem to develop cold-type symptoms...no fever or anything, but i get kind of flemy & sinusy. Has anyone experienced this?



Were you taking them with dairy, e.g. yoghurt? Pathogenicity is an absolute quality that probiotic bacteria don't possess. Unless they acquired some funky new DNA...
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No, i just take them with water. I've been looking into it a little and think what i've been experiencing may be detox symptoms....so, i guess i will resume taking them and see what happens...
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maybe you are allergic to an ingredient.
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No, i just take them with water. I've been looking into it a little and think what i've been experiencing may be detox symptoms....so, i guess i will resume taking them and see what happens...



a lot of probiotic tablets are made with dairy...so that could still be a problem.



i was also recently reading that if people have a certain defective protein even "good" bacteria can sometime be harmful.



unless you were recommended them by a doctor, you can probably just stop taking them.
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i was also recently reading that if people have a certain defective protein even "good" bacteria can sometime be harmful.





Hmm, this is what i would be afraid of...but how would i know i have that defective protein? I'll check into it. Thx!
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Hmm, this is what i would be afraid of...but how would i know i have that defective protein? I'll check into it. Thx!



i think it would require more than it would be worth to find this out.
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maybe you are allergic to an ingredient.



That's why I asked about dairy...



What kind of organism are you taking? If in doubt just eat some sauerkraut instead of taking a probiotic.
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That's why I asked about dairy...



What kind of organism are you taking? If in doubt just eat some sauerkraut instead of taking a probiotic.





i actually meant something less obvious. i, for example, am allergic to a lot of things, and you find them in the weirdest places. some vitamins use onion starch as a filler (i'm allergic to onions) but it says, 'vegetable starch'. i'm allergic to rice, and rice starch is in a lot of foods - especially in things i use because i am a celiac. but yes - dairy, too.
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#10 Old 04-04-2007, 10:08 PM
 
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Hi,



In reply to feeling ill when you begin your probiotic regime, please know this reaction can be common. Probiotics add healthy bacteria, as you know, but they also push through toxins as a form of detox.



Is your probiotic made with certified organic whole food sources? If not, you could be having a chemical reaction or allergy. I highly recommend finding a probiotic that is created with an all natural or organic fermentation process and is rich with amino acids - especially the 8 essentials.



If you would like more information on probiotics, let me know. I would be happy to send you a CD I have that has great information on how they work inside the body, why they are so vital with today's low nutrient food supply and how the right probiotic can replace all the supplements in your cupboard.



I don't think I can post my website on here (where I host a plethora of information on this) ... but please reply if you are interested and hopefully I will catch the post!



Blessings,

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I've known many kids that get extra phelmy when they consume milk products and some probiotics do contain milk ingredients.



I give it to my dd all the time and never had a problem with them.
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