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Suggestions

These are suggestions that should be reviewed by a medical professional familar with you before implementing. Use Custom Suggestions to see buying sources. Some suggestions may have adverse reactions with some conditions. The suggestions are built from a logical model using published research on humans and animals. The suggestions may not be applicable to humans.

  • Probiotics Suggested
  • Flavonoid Foods - explore what is in them
  • Click on the substance to see what it modifies. For probiotic sources click here

    Items to increase or take

    Source: Prefered in bulk and organic, with make your own capsules
    SubstanceProbability Estimate
    glycyrrhizic acid (licorice) 0.656
    licorice 0.656
    Slippery Elm 0.656
    triphala 0.656
    lactobacillus rhamnosus (probiotics) 0.503
    lactobacillus paracasei (probiotics) 0.374
    chitooligosaccharides (prebiotic) 0.374
    cinnamon (oil. spice) 0.252
    fructo-oligosaccharides (prebiotic) 0.252
    bifidobacterium longum bb536 (probiotics) 0.252
    camelina seed 0.252
    lactobacillus salivarius (probiotics) 0.252
    ginko 0.252
    rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) 0.252
    galacto-oligosaccharides (prebiotic) 0.129
    Lactobacillus salivarius UCC118 0.123
    manooligosaccharides 0.123

    Why "Source: Prefered in bulk and organic, with make your own capsules". First, few pre-capsulized supplements are organic, most have fillers and the cost per gram as prepared capsules can be 4x to 50x higher than in bulk. Many folks have reported things did not help until they change to a different brand with different fillers.


    Items to decrease or stop

    SubstanceProbability Estimate
    lactobacillus plantarum (probiotics) 1
    inulin (prebiotic) 0.994
    bacillus coagulans (probiotics) 0.748
    saccharomyces boulardii (probiotics) 0.7
    resistant starch 0.626
    lactobacillus rhamnosus gg (probiotics) 0.626
    bifidobacterium pseudocatenulatum (probiotics) 0.626
    bifidobacterium longum (probiotics) 0.503
    saccharomyces cerevisiae (probiotics) 0.503
    ß-glucan 0.503
    vsl#3 (probiotics) 0.374
    sialyllactose (oligosaccharide ) (prebiotic) 0.374
    resistant maltodextrin 0.374
    bifidobacterium adolescentis (probiotics) 0.374
    jerusalem artichoke (prebiotic) 0.374
    chicory (prebiotic) 0.374
    enterococcus durans (probiotics) 0.374
    arabinogalactan (prebiotic) 0.374
    arabinoxylan oligosaccharides (prebiotic) 0.374
    Bacillus subtilis group (Probiotics) 0.252

    Probiotic Mixtures

    See this post on how to add more probiotic mixtures.

    As always, probiotics should be reviewed by a knowledgable medical professional before starting.


    Mixed Impact

    You want the highest NET value (Take - Avoid), when there are several with similar values. Take the one with the lowest avoid value.

    Ideally you want Take/Avoid to be a 2:1 or higher ratio.

    Commercial Probiotic NameNetTakeAvoid
    bravo europe / freeze-dried bravo 19.4 39.4 20
    spain (es) / muvagyn probiotico 11.1 13.5 2.4
    jarrow formulas / fem dophilus 11.1 13.5 2.4
    spain (es) / aquilea intimus 11.1 13.5 2.4
    spain (es) / ns defenbiotic kids 11.1 13.5 2.4
    blackmore (au) / probiotics+ womens flora balance 11.1 13.5 2.4
    Jetson (US) / Mood Probiotics 11.1 13.5 2.4
    optibac / for women 11.1 13.5 2.4
    jarrow formulas / fem-dophilus® 11.1 13.5 2.4
    naturopathica (au) / gastrohealth antacid 8.3 10 1.7
    danactive drink 8.3 10 1.7
    wakamoto (jp) / strong wakamoto w 5.5 6.7 1.2
    optibac / bifidobacteria & fibre 5.6 10.6 5
    optibac / for those on antibiotics 5.5 22.6 17.1
    naturopathica (au) / gastrohealth women’s probiotic with cranberry 5.5 22.6 17.1
    custom probiotics / d-lactate free probiotics powder 5.5 22.6 17.1
    Nu U (uk) /Bio-Cultures Complex 5.6 30.6 25
    nature's bounty / probioti 10 5.6 34.4 28.8
    bio-k+ 2.8 31.1 28.3
    just for tummies / live bacteria 2.8 31.1 28.3
    jamieson (can) / probiotic 10 bcfu 2.8 43 40.2
    bravo europe / starter and complex 2.8 43 40.2
    jarrow formulas / jarro-dophilus® ultra 0.1 59.3 59.2
    optibac / for daily immunity 0 11.8 11.8
    powerlabs (au) / ultra blend 0 15.9 15.9
    jarrow formulas / jarro-dophilus mood 0 15.9 15.9
    spain (es) / ns florabiotic instant -2.7 16.4 19.1
    reg'activ / immune & vitality -5.5 1.2 6.7
    custom probiotics / b. lactis & b. bifidum probiotic powder -5.5 1.2 6.7
    natren / bifido factor -5.5 1.2 6.7
    Pädia GmbH (DE)/Mambiotic Kapseln -5.5 1.2 6.7
    spain (es) / lactanza hereditum -5.5 1.2 6.7
    natren / megadophilus -5.6 9.1 14.7
    quality health(au)/ fridge free probiotic 25b -5.6 9.1 14.7
    bayer / trubiotics daily probiotic -5.6 9.1 14.7
    bioglan bio (au/ happy probiotic 25 -5.6 9.1 14.7
    bioglan (au) / healthy kids probiotic choc balls 50s -5.6 9.1 14.7
    optibac / for every day max -5.6 9.1 14.7
    nature's way (au) / restore probiotic choc balls 60s -5.6 9.1 14.7
    anabolic laboratories / probiotic complete -5.6 9.1 14.7
    quality health (au) / fridge free* probiotic 60s -5.6 9.1 14.7
    solgar / advanced acidophilus plus -5.6 9.1 14.7
    trubiotics / one a day -5.6 9.1 14.7
    naturopathica (au) / gastrohealth probiotic adults 50+ -5.6 25 30.6
    Jetson (US) / Immunity Probiotics -5.6 28.8 34.4
    optibac / for every day -5.5 36.8 42.3
    jarrow formulas / jarro-dophilus eps -8.1 33.4 41.5
    klaire labs / target gb-x -8.2 25.6 33.8
    ecology_allergycare -8.2 25.6 33.8
    blackmore (au) / probiotics+ eczema relief -10.8 18.1 28.9
    jarrow formulas / bifidus balance® + fos -10.8 21.9 32.7
    custom probiotics / four strain lactobacilli -10.9 34.1 45
    bioglan bio (au) / happy probiotic 50 -11 45.8 56.8
    canada (ca) / calmbiotic -11.1 2.4 13.5
    naturopathica (au) / gastrohealth probiotics -11.1 2.4 13.5
    genestra brands® hm -11.1 10.3 21.4
    shin biofermin (jp) /s -11.1 10.3 21.4
    spain (es) / profaes4 viajeros -11.1 10.3 21.4
    spain (es) / profaes4 edad escolar -11.1 10.3 21.4
    speer labs / emuaid first defense -11.1 10.3 21.4
    gnc / ultra probiotic complex -11.1 10.3 21.4
    natren / healthy trinity probiotic -11.1 10.3 21.4
    naturopathica (au)/ gastrohealth probiotic daily care -11.1 18.3 29.4
    solgar / advanced multi-billion dophilus -11.1 22.1 33.2
    solgar / advanced 40+ acidophilus -11.1 22.1 33.2
    cytoplan(uk) /dentavital bifidophilus -11.1 26.2 37.3
    vinco / probiotic eight 65 -13.6 42.6 56.2
    jarrow formula / jarro-dophilus original -13.6 42.6 56.2
    spain (es) / suerobivos -13.9 2.9 16.8
    culturelle / culturelle -13.9 2.9 16.8
    spain (es) / bivos -13.9 2.9 16.8
    spain (es) / kaleidon -13.9 2.9 16.8
    digestive care -13.9 2.9 16.8
    microbiome labs / restorflora -15.5 1.7 17.2
    florastor / florastor -15.5 1.7 17.2
    optibac / saccharomyces boulardii -15.5 1.7 17.2
    organic 3 / yeastbiotic -15.5 1.7 17.2
    vitamin angels / just thrive -16.5 3.5 20
    nature's way (au) / adult vita gummies daily probiotic 80s -16.5 3.5 20
    align / align -16.5 3.5 20
    organic 3 / primal soil -16.5 3.5 20
    reserveage nutrition / beautiflora -16.5 3.5 20
    source naturals / duraflora -16.5 3.5 20
    thorne / bacillus coagulansvet 60 caps -16.5 3.5 20
    enviromedica terraflora sbo probiotic -16.5 3.5 20
    schiff / digestive advantage -16.5 3.5 20
    daiichi sankyo healthcare (jp) / panlacmin tablet -16.5 3.5 20
    corebiotic -16.5 3.5 20
    mwsb / candida yeast support -16.5 3.5 20
    microbiome labs/ megasporebiotic -16.5 3.5 20
    klaire labs / biospora -16.5 3.5 20
    perfect pass / perfect pass probiotic bacillus spore -16.5 3.5 20
    global health trax / threelac -16.5 3.5 20
    bio-botanical research / proflora4r restorative probiotic -16.5 3.5 20
    zint nutrition / probiotic collagen + -16.5 27.3 43.8
    up4 /women's -16.5 27.3 43.8
    custom probiotics / six strain probiotic powder -16.5 35.3 51.8
    fürstenmed / lacto-bifido -16.5 47 63.5
    philips / colon health -16.6 3.6 20.2
    wakamoto (jp) / wakamoto pharmaceutical intestinal drug -16.6 3.6 20.2
    custom probiotics / five strain bifidobacteria -16.6 3.6 20.2
    klaire labs / ther-biotic factor 4 -16.6 3.6 20.2
    blackmores (au) / probiotics + adults daily (90 capsules) -19.3 23.7 43
    blackmore (au) / probiotics+ daily health -19.3 23.7 43
    ferring / vsl#3 -19.4 23.8 43.2
    solaray / mycrobiome probiotic colon formula -19.4 47.6 67
    biospec / probiotic-5 -22 28.4 50.4
    spain (es) / l3.1 -22.1 4.7 26.8
    jarrow formula / ideal bowel support® lp299v® -22.1 4.7 26.8
    Winclove Probiotics / Ecologic®825 -22 40.3 62.3
    renew life / ultimate flora -22.1 56.1 78.2
    bioglan bio (au) / happy probiotic 100 -22.1 56.1 78.2
    garden of life / primal defense -22.1 56.1 78.2
    quantum wellness / restora flora -22.1 56.1 78.2
    organic 3 / primal gut -22.1 56.1 78.2
    blackmore (au) / probiotics+ bowel support -24.9 13.3 38.2
    spain (es) / ultralevura -26.6 4.1 30.7
    spain (es) / axiboulardi -26.6 4.1 30.7
    nature's way (au) / restore probiotic daily health 90s -27.5 13.7 41.2
    naturopathica (au) / gastrohealth fibrepro -27.5 13.7 41.2
    nature's way (au) / restore probiotic 30 billion 30s -27.5 13.7 41.2
    Jetson / FIT -27.6 13.8 41.4
    seed / male version -27.6 29.7 57.3
    lifted naturals / mood boosting probiotic -27.6 29.7 57.3
    young living/life 9 -27.7 37.6 65.3
    up4 / ultra -27.6 49.4 77
    hyperbiotics / pro-15 -27.7 57.3 85
    optibac / for your cholesterol -30.4 6.4 36.8
    ASEA VIA / BIOME -30.4 46.1 76.5
    udo's choice /super 8 gold -30.4 46.1 76.5
    elixa / probiotic -30.4 46.1 76.5
    bioray / cytoflora -30.4 46.1 76.5
    newrhythm / probiotics 20 stains -30.3 57.9 88.2
    spain (es) / vivomixx -30.5 26.2 56.7
    naturopathica (au) /gastrohealth probiotic ultimate daily care 100billion -30.5 42.1 72.6
    nature's instincts / ultra spore probiotic -32 5.2 37.2
    blackmores (au) / probiotics+ immune defence -33.1 14.9 48
    seed / female version -33.1 38.7 71.8
    Seeking Health / Probiota HistaminX -33.2 15 48.2
    organic 3 / gutpro -33.2 15 48.2
    douglas laboratories / multi probiotic 40 billion -33.2 42.6 75.8
    renew life men's probiotic - ultimate -33.2 42.6 75.8
    fairvital / microflora basic -35.9 15.6 51.5
    visbiome -41.4 24.7 66.1
    vita miracle / ultra-30 probiotics -44.2 60.8 105
    up4 / adult -44.3 17.4 61.7
    1 md / complete probiotics platinum -46.9 49.6 96.5
    naturopathica (au) / gastrohealth probiotic dairy free 20 bcfu -49.6 18.4 68
    nature's way (au) / restore probiotic 100 billion -49.7 54.1 103.8
    naturopathica (au) / gastrohealth probiotic dairy free 50 billion -52.4 46.7 99.1
    nature's way (au) /restore probiotic bowel & colon health 30s -60.7 20.8 81.5
    Realdose -70.6 21.5 92.1
    probiotic pur (de) / realdose nutrition -78.9 23.2 102.1
    theramedix / probiotic -93.6 35.8 129.4

    No Known Impact

    These appear to have no known direct impact. There is no reason to discontinue them if you are talking them

    1. activia drink
    2. amy meyers / primal earth probiotic
    3. aor / probiotic-3
    4. bioflorin (deu) / bioflorin
    5. enterogermina
    6. goodbelly drink
    7. hyperbiotics / pro-dental
    8. Jetson / Gut Prep
    9. microbiome labs /hu58
    10. miyarisan (jp) / miyarisan
    11. mutaflor / mutaflor
    12. natren / digesta-lac
    13. natren / life start 2 (goat milk-based)
    14. o'donnell / flora-balance
    15. probiotic 3
    16. spain (es) / alflorex
    17. spain (es) / casenbiotic
    18. spain (es) / gastrus
    19. spain (es) / gum periobalance
    20. spain (es) / reuteri gotas
    21. symbiopharm / symbioflo 2
    22. symbiopharm / symbioflor 1

    Flavonoid Foods Suggested

    These are a net positive impact -- Odds are that the dominant flavonoids are what is helping. They may be in other foods that have not been studied. Explore!

    Contradictory Suggestions

    I have seen lactobacillus rhamnosus gg (probiotics) being a TO TAKE and lactobacillus rhamnosus (probiotics) is to avoid. Why? Different studies have different results. Sometimes it is because of other factors (study done on healthy people in one case, on overweight people in the other case). One study may have measured the bacteria you are high in, the other did not. Similarly, one study may have measured the bacteria you are low in, the other did not. There is a forest of qualifications that are nearly impossibly complex to address, and if you try, it will often lack an objective decision that can be demonstrated ("I think...."). Where there are 'conflicts', my usual advice is to just omit it entirely from consideration. If you are taking it, keep taking it. It not, don't.


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