@OnionSoup You’re actually supposed to. It helps keep healthy bacteria in your gut and prevents you from getting diarrhea or yeast infections. A lot of the times antibiotics will kill good bacteria that your body needs.
noted this in the reviews (just an FYI, not a criticism)
“The amount of sweetener is below amounts generally associated with common side-effects for malitol, but if you are sensitive to sorbitol or xylitol, then this may be problematic for you as malitol is in the same classification as a refined sugar alcohol, with the same noted side effects (or back-side effects, as the case may be)”
I may take these for an extra six months. I noticed the little trick you pulled: one bottle lasts a person an entire month, and 12 bottles last TWO people until the end of the year. It’s just me and my kitty here, and I don’t think he’d especially like them. Therefore, I will take them all myself and hope I don’t die from rancid probiotic stuffs. That would be sooo sad.
Apparently, there are no proximity benefits from the mathematics department of your local school either. 33.6 billion is about 5 times 4 billion??? Some people should be banned from the use of numbers! Like government officials who round 1.8 billion dollars to 2 billion. If they have no use for that crummy 200 million dollars, I will happily take it.
@dave I did that indirectly when telling my wife about it. I said 12-pack and my wife was like “that doesn’t sound like very many”, and I went “well, 12 bottles, not just 12 pills. And there’s apparently 4 billion in each serving, so now it sounds like a lot more than 12.”
@growyoungagain Bacillus coagulans produces lactic acid and, as a result, is often misclassified as lactic acid bacteria such as lactobacillus. In fact, some commercial products containing Bacillus coagulans are marketed as Lactobacillus sporogenes or “spore-forming lactic acid bacterium.” Unlike lactic acid bacteria such as lactobacillus or bifidobacteria, Bacillus coagulans forms reproductive structures called spores. Spores are actually an important factor in telling Bacillus coagulans apart from lactic acid bacteria.
@TheMeerkat work on the microbiome suggests there are 30+ normal strains of various bacteria supporting different digestive, absorptive, and metabolic pathways, so supplementing just one is likely not to be optimal.
When ingredients list “natural flavors,” is that actually something they add to the product or are they just saying that no flavors are added so the taste you get is from the other ingredients naturally?
@support It means the flavors come from natural sources, but they do not have to list the exact sources to maintain trade secrets. (For example, if there was vanilla flavor, it would have to come from vanilla bean extract, not vanillin to be a natural flavor.)
@alose@support in the US, natural flavor means that the source chemical was natural but you are permitted to chemically alter it. Basically, MDMA could be considered a natural flavor under US law since it can be made from sassafras root bark.
The only effect you are likely to get from this is the placebo effect. That said the placebo effect can be very powerful assuming you also get any appropriate medical treatment. Paying $2 a bottle for a placebo is a lot better than paying $20 a bottle for it.
I’m surprised no one is mentioning that probiotics die in the harsh acids of the stomach. I have read numerous articles on how you need to take probiotics in enteric coated capsules so that they are released in the intestine. I suspect the effects of these are the same as eating a jujube.
@Fuzzalini people are now able to do fecal transplants orally. It takes like 30 capsules, though. I just figured if those critters were able to survive, these gummies might have a fighting chance. The microbiome in our gut is a miraculous, wonderful thing.
@4771cu5 I would not be surprised if the fecal transplants are in enteric capsules. Even my fish oil is in enteric capsules. My best friend works for the premier pharmaceutical grade supplement company (you can only buy them through doctors) and all of their probiotics all come in enteric capsules. They wouldn’t do that without a reason.
@cinoclav@RiotDemon Should have Snoped it first. Instead the local radio station morning show did a bit on Beaver flavorings and coincidentally this product showed up on Meh. I couldn’t resist posting and now I’m embarrassed.
@aetris@growyoungagain From my personal experience, topics researched on Mayo that I’m already familiar with have been pretty accurate. Enough so that I give them the benefit of the doubt on topics unknown.
@aetris@cinoclav@growyoungagain The stuff they cite is peer reviewed in, mostly, tier one (eg A) journals. I it is one of the more reputable sites out there for “alternative” approaches and whether or not there is credible science either supporting or not supporting claims.
@aetris@cinoclav@Kidsandliz From personal experience of being both a patient and working at Mayo they were very consevative in the treatments that they used. They would wait for rsearch that would come from the East and West coasts and then maybe embrace a new treatment modality etc. I agree that they do a pretty good job online in taking on pseudoscience or alternative therapy topics. This is a more recent development in part because they have given themselves the title “Destination Medical Center”