View Full Version : Will probiotics (sp?) make you poop...alot?

Joe Hart
01-30-2008, 12:17 PM
So I started taking some probiotics and I am pooping like a goose. I have not found anything here that might explain the effects of probiotics (other than promotes good digestion) unless I am digesting food quicker and getting rid of it just as fast. Is this a common thing or could it something else? I did eat some blue berries lately.

On a side note...How long does it take for nutirents (good and bad) to enter the blood stream?

Nothing like potty talk, reminds me of when my kids were still in diapers.

Garrett Smith
01-30-2008, 01:13 PM
What I've noticed with patients is that when they start probiotics (and it's something they have been in need of for a while), their BM frequency tends to swing to the other side of the pendulum. Constipation will go to frequent and looser, diarrhea will go towards what those used to it seems like mildly constipated.

Over time, nearly all of them have their pendulum swinging "reduce", as in they come towards what most regard as normal in consistency and frequency.

Troy Archie
01-30-2008, 04:55 PM
Probiotics have become pretty much the only must have supplement for myself. I notice a considerable benefit with bowl and immune functions while taking them.

Mike ODonnell
01-30-2008, 06:25 PM
Yes you will poop...but it will even out. Think of it as finally cleaning out your dirty gym locker from HIgh school....some nasty stuff may come out...but it should be ok after a while.

Chris Rice
01-31-2008, 04:38 AM
What pro biotic products do you all like best?

John Alston
01-31-2008, 06:01 AM
Yeah, what are you guys using?

Pooping is awesome.

Suzanne Buffie
01-31-2008, 06:56 AM
I use In Liven. The bacteria are a super colony because they stressed to be resistant to harmful conditions that they may encounter while trying to get to your colon ( ie. Chlorine, fluoride, extreme acidic conditions). They bacteria are mixed with 26 certified organic superfoods (so they are fermented superfoods & the bacteria are fed and happy).

I have tried many other brands of probiotics for our patients and I find In Liven to be far superior, so I sell it....

Garrett Smith
01-31-2008, 10:02 AM
The only probiotic I have people use is the Essential Formulas (http://www.essentialformulas.com/) Probiotics 12 Plus *Professional Formula*. There is a "regular" formula, I do believe (and patients have told me) that the professional version is stronger/better. Probiotic-based products is all that Essential Formulas does.

The professional formula is cultured for 5 years (regular for 3 years), no refrigeration necessary, and each pill is individually blister sealed. I joke that the probiotics I use are cultured/fermented longer than the wine most people drink is.

If anyone wants some, PM me.

Tony Ferous
01-31-2008, 05:28 PM
Try 'stacking' probio's with hemp protein, im sure you'll then know the meaning of big poop!

Chris Forbis
02-02-2008, 03:33 AM
Try 'stacking' probio's with hemp protein, im sure you'll then know the meaning of big poop!

And a big cup of strong coffee...

Nikki Young
02-02-2008, 01:29 PM
I use grainfiels liquid probiotics. I get something diferent with every order i place, just to vary it up so i don't get bored with the taste of one. These guys also make the liquid probiotics for BED. So i also get of those products too, innergy biotic is the better tasting in my opinion, although i feel better when taking the fermented spirulina.. even though it tastes awefull.


Neal Winkler
04-03-2008, 09:06 PM
What's the word here on hydrochloric acid? I was thinking of trying some to see if I need it, by testing whether or not I get the burning sensation.

Steve Liberati
04-04-2008, 04:51 AM
Recently started drinking lots of raw kefir milk and inititially experienced the transitional stage common with the introduction of probiotics. However, never experienced this initial onslaught while taking the supplements so now I question whether supplements are as effective as real food.

Mike ODonnell
04-04-2008, 08:42 AM
I need to invent a coffee probiotics blend....buy 3 bags and get your very own toilet seat with handles.

Neal Winkler
04-04-2008, 03:42 PM
HCl... *whimpers*

Dave Van Skike
04-09-2008, 10:15 AM

Are you making your own kefir ore do you have a local source? The stuf i make is good enough but I'd like to find a different starter.

Steve Liberati
04-09-2008, 12:42 PM
Hey Dave,
Kelly Moore was kind enough to send me a small bag of kefir grains.
As they continue to multiply I can gladly send you some if you like.
Just contact me via pm or email with your address.

Yael Grauer
04-09-2008, 04:42 PM
I like Standard Process or Garden of Life or Primal Defense for probiotics, but right now I just got fermented cod liver oil to kill two birds with one stone. http://www.greenpasture.org/products/fermented-oil I also eat fermented veggies I make myself.

Garrett Smith
04-09-2008, 05:35 PM
How's the taste of the fermented CLO? I'm curious...I've heard others say it is quite wretched.

Fermented CLO is likely what many of our parents and grandparents were given, thus the reactions I get when I tell people I'm going to suggest they get on CLO (I have to assure them it is nothing like what they had as children...).

Yael Grauer
04-09-2008, 09:11 PM
You know, I actually bought the pills. I don't do the massive quantities of CLO some people do... and when I had the liquid to put in smoothies I noticed I wasn't very consistent about it. I do eggs for breakfast more often than smoothies these days so I just pop the pills after my homeopathic remedies and crystal salt sole water and before the Bioplasma. I've got a whole morning routine going.

William Yundt
04-10-2008, 08:20 PM
How do you know when you are consuming enough or too many probiotics? Are there any clear indicators? Also, is there even such a thing as too many probiotics or do you simply stop realizing a benefit and start wasting your money?

Garrett Smith
04-11-2008, 06:48 AM
I don't know that one could overdo probiotics, or if it happened, it would be easy to fix. I'd guess that loose bowels would be the first indicator.

More probiotics (especially in supplement form) than one needs would likely be wasted $$, for sure. How to figure that out, I'm not sure. A lack of any GI symptoms and regular, soft bowel movements would be a good start.

Cultured foods, which someone would have consumed & spent $$ on anyway and containing both "food" value and probiotics are a great way to maintain gut health after gut flora is well established.

Or one can do an "intermittent" form of probiotic supplementation, ie. taking a large dose every several months.

Michael Miller
04-12-2008, 03:07 AM
That fermented CLO sounds like a good choice, and like Yael said, you could kill two birds with one stone!

I do wonder about the effectiveness of the probiotics comming in that form though. I know i have helped alot of people get rid of stomach aches, diarrhea, gas, bloating etc with doses of New Chapters "All Flora" every half hour until the symptoms were gone (usually30-90 mins). Maybe it's good to keep a separate jar on hand just for those instances.

Heard alot of good things about these but never tried them myself.

On a side note, the company "iherb" is probly one of the best companys i have ever found to buy supplements from...everything that i have purchased in the healthfood stores were usually much much higher. For instance, a 1 month supply of the "All Flora" usually costs me 26-$28...at iherb it's $18!

Liz Neufeldt
06-17-2009, 05:42 AM
I typically just take the amount of probiotic recommended on the package. Sometimes when I know I am out of whack, I've been on an antibiotic, or there are some nasty bugs going around, I'll take an extra dose or so for a short period of time. I don't know that taking an excessive amount of probiotics long-term will really do much good though either. I think it's more important to make sure you have a good brand instead, since some don't deliver many live cultures. I like the Kal Acidophilus Probiotic (http://www.seacoastvitamins.com/product_info.php?products_id=2599). It has 5 different strains, and is prepared to ensure that the cultures reach your intestines alive.