Suggestions to counter the impact of nifurtimox (prescription)

US These are suggestions that should be reviewed by a medical professional familar with you before implementing. 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.

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Items to increase or take

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Source: Prefered in bulk and organic, with make your own capsules
SubstanceProbability Estimate
resveratrol (grape seed/polyphenols/red wine) ; 1
sesame cake/meal ; 0.84
almonds/ almond skins ; 0.84
magnesium ; 0.72
daesiho-tang ; 0.72
navy bean ; 0.64
lactulose ; 0.613
raffinose(sugar beet) ; 0.56
laminaria digitata(oarweed - seaweed) ; 0.56
arabinoxylan oligosaccharides (prebiotic) ; 0.52
inulin (prebiotic) ; 0.48
jerusalem artichoke (prebiotic) ; 0.4
soy ; 0.4
pediococcus acidilactic (probiotic) ; 0.4
green-lipped mussel ; 0.36
galacto-oligosaccharides (prebiotic) ; 0.32
wheat bran ; 0.32
chondrus crispus (red sea weed) ; 0.32
fructo-oligosaccharides (prebiotic) ; 0.32

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.

Positive Impact

These have good impact with NO KNOWN RISK of bad impact. These should be your first choice

  1. reg'activ / immune & vitality : impact 0.7
  2. florastor / florastor : impact 0.7
  3. optibac / saccharomyces boulardii : impact 0.7
  4. organic 3 / yeastbiotic : impact 0.7
  5. CustomProbiotics.com / B. Breve Probiotic Powder : impact 0.7
  6. Pädia GmbH (DE)/Mambiotic Kapseln : impact 0.7
  7. spain (es) / lactanza hereditum : impact 0.7

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
jarrow formulas / bifidus balance® + fos 11.8 25.7 13.9
naturopathica (au) / gastrohealth fibrepro 8.6 18.5 9.9
nature's way (au) / restore probiotic daily health 90s 8.6 21.1 12.5
nature's way (au) / restore probiotic 30 billion 30s 8.6 21.1 12.5
blackmore (au) / probiotics+ eczema relief 7.9 16.5 8.6
symbiopharm / symbioflo 2 4.9 5.3 0.4
optibac / bifidobacteria & fibre 4 13.2 9.2
blackmores (au) / probiotics + adults daily (90 capsules) 3.9 24.4 20.5
blackmore (au) / probiotics+ daily health 3.9 24.4 20.5
bayer / trubiotics daily probiotic 1.3 4.6 3.3
trubiotics / one a day 1.3 4.6 3.3
anabolic laboratories / probiotic complete 1.3 5.3 4
blackmores (au) / probiotics+ immune defence 1.3 24.4 23.1
spain (es) / ultralevura 1.1 2 0.9
spain (es) / axiboulardi 1.1 2 0.9
CustomProbiotics.com / B. Infantis Probiotic Powder 0.6 1.3 0.7
spain (es) / alflorex 0.6 1.3 0.7
natren / life start 2 (goat milk-based) 0.6 1.3 0.7
CustomProbiotics.com / L. Gasseri Probiotic Powder 0.7 2 1.3
spain (es) / muvagyn probiotico 0.7 4 3.3
natren / megadophilus 0.7 4 3.3
CustomProbiotics.com / L. Acidophilus Probiotic Powder 0.7 4 3.3
quality health (au) / fridge free* probiotic 60s 0.7 4 3.3
optibac / for those on antibiotics 0.6 5.9 5.3
bioglan bio (au/ happy probiotic 25 0.7 6.6 5.9
bioglan (au) / healthy kids probiotic choc balls 50s 0.7 6.6 5.9
nature's way (au) / restore probiotic choc balls 60s 0.7 6.6 5.9
solgar / advanced acidophilus plus 0.7 6.6 5.9
Jetson / FIT 0.7 7.3 6.6
Thryve Inside/ L.Reu,Rham,Casi; B.Lactis 0.6 29.9 29.3
naturopathica (au) / gastrohealth probiotics 0.4 1.3 0.9
powerlabs (au) / ultra blend 0.2 5.5 5.3
naturopathica (au) / gastrohealth probiotic dairy free 20 bcfu 0.2 27.3 27.1
microbiome labs / restorflora 0 0.7 0.7
nature's instincts / ultra spore probiotic 0 0.7 0.7
CustomProbiotics.com / L. Rhamnosus Probiotic Powder 0 2 2
CustomProbiotics.com / B. Lactis Probiotic Powder 0 2.6 2.6
quality health(au)/ fridge free probiotic 25b 0 6.6 6.6
Sanogermina / AB-Kolicare -0.6 2 2.6
CustomProbiotics.com / B. Longum Probiotic Powder -0.6 2 2.6
optibac / for every day max -0.6 8.6 9.2
naturopathica (au) / gastrohealth probiotic adults 50+ -0.7 9.9 10.6
optibac / for every day -0.7 17.8 18.5
nature's way (au) /restore probiotic bowel & colon health 30s -1.1 29.3 30.4
activia drink -1.3 4.6 5.9
spain (es) / ns defenbiotic kids -1.3 6.6 7.9
just for tummies / live bacteria -1.4 12.5 13.9
spain (es) / l3.1 -1.8 13.4 15.2
mutaflor / mutaflor -2 2.6 4.6
HLH BIOPHARMA(DE) / LACTOBACT ® AAD -2 7.9 9.9
bio-k+ -2 11.9 13.9
miyarisan (jp) / miyarisan -2.2 3.3 5.5
naturopathica (au)/ gastrohealth probiotic daily care -2.2 5.3 7.5
theramedix / probiotic -2.4 40.5 42.9
canada (ca) / calmbiotic -2.6 2 4.6
jarrow formulas / jarro-dophilus mood -2.6 4 6.6
Jetson (US) / Mood Probiotics -2.7 4.6 7.3
CustomProbiotics.com / L. Casei Probiotic Powder -2.7 5.9 8.6
custom probiotics / d-lactate free probiotics powder -2.6 6.6 9.2
Thryve L.PCasei Th1, L.PCasei Th2,L.Ferm IBF1, L.acidoph -3.3 7.9 11.2
bioflorin (deu) / bioflorin -4 2.6 6.6
optibac / for daily immunity -3.9 4 7.9
naturopathica (au) / gastrohealth women’s probiotic with cranberry -4 13.4 17.4
mwsb / candida yeast support -4.7 2.6 7.3
CustomProbiotics.com / L. Paracasei Probiotic Powder -4.6 3.3 7.9
naturopathica (au) / gastrohealth antacid -4.6 3.3 7.9
danactive drink -4.6 3.3 7.9
spain (es) / gastrus -4.7 4.8 9.5
spain (es) / reuteri gotas -4.7 4.8 9.5
spain (es) / casenbiotic -4.7 4.8 9.5
CustomProbiotics.com / L. Reuteri Probiotic Powder -4.7 4.8 9.5
spain (es) / gum periobalance -4.7 4.8 9.5
shin biofermin (jp) /s -4.7 5.9 10.6
natren / healthy trinity probiotic -4.7 5.9 10.6
jarrow formulas / fem dophilus -4.6 6.8 11.4
spain (es) / aquilea intimus -4.6 6.8 11.4
blackmore (au) / probiotics+ womens flora balance -4.6 6.8 11.4
optibac / for women -4.6 6.8 11.4
jarrow formulas / fem-dophilus® -4.6 6.8 11.4
bravo europe / freeze-dried bravo -4.6 9.9 14.5
naturopathica (au) / gastrohealth probiotic dairy free 50 billion -4.6 33.2 37.8
customprobiotics.com / B. Bifidum Probiotic Powder -5.3 2 7.3
natren / bifido factor -5.3 2 7.3
aor / probiotic-3 -5.3 6.6 11.9
gnc / ultra probiotic complex -5.3 7.9 13.2
custom probiotics / b. lactis & b. bifidum probiotic powder -5.9 4 9.9
philips / colon health -5.9 5.3 11.2
wakamoto (jp) / wakamoto pharmaceutical intestinal drug -5.9 5.3 11.2
Nu U (uk) /Bio-Cultures Complex -6 7.9 13.9
cytoplan(uk) /dentavital bifidophilus -5.9 9.9 15.8
HLH BIOPHARMA(DE) / LACTOBACT ® FORTE -6.6 5.9 12.5
genestra brands® hm -6.6 9.9 16.5
spain (es) / profaes4 viajeros -6.6 9.9 16.5
spain (es) / profaes4 edad escolar -6.6 9.9 16.5
blackmore (au) / probiotics+ bowel support -6.6 13.9 20.5
up4 /women's -7.1 16.7 23.8
jarrow formulas / jarro-dophilus eps -7 22 29
custom probiotics / five strain bifidobacteria -7.3 5.9 13.2
optibac / for your cholesterol -7.7 6.8 14.5
zint nutrition / probiotic collagen + -7.7 14.7 22.4
jarrow formula / ideal bowel support® lp299v® -8.3 6.2 14.5
CustomProbiotics.com / L. Plantarum Probiotic Powder -8.3 6.2 14.5
HLH BIOPHARMA(DE) / LACTOBACT ® LDL-CONTROL -8.3 6.2 14.5
spain (es) / suerobivos -8.5 0.7 9.2
culturelle / culturelle -8.5 0.7 9.2
spain (es) / bivos -8.5 0.7 9.2
spain (es) / kaleidon -8.5 0.7 9.2
digestive care -8.5 0.7 9.2
spain (es) / ns florabiotic instant -8.6 2.6 11.2
klaire labs / ther-biotic factor 4 -8.5 7.3 15.8
speer labs / emuaid first defense -8.6 8.6 17.2
custom probiotics / four strain lactobacilli -9 12.1 21.1
ecology_allergycare -9.2 13.9 23.1
nature's bounty / probioti 10 -9.3 17.8 27.1
biospec / probiotic-5 -9.7 8.1 17.8
probiotic pur (de) / realdose nutrition -9.7 17.4 27.1
Realdose -10.4 16.7 27.1
klaire labs / target gb-x -10.6 15.8 26.4
visbiome -11 18.7 29.7
jarrow formula / jarro-dophilus original -11.6 20.7 32.3
vinco / probiotic eight 65 -11.6 20.7 32.3
jamieson (can) / probiotic 10 bcfu -11.9 12.5 24.4
lifted naturals / mood boosting probiotic -12.3 18.7 31
solgar / advanced multi-billion dophilus -12.5 10.6 23.1
solgar / advanced 40+ acidophilus -12.5 10.6 23.1
HLH BIOPHARMA(DE) / LACTOBACT ® OMNI FOS -12.6 14.5 27.1
bravo europe / starter and complex -12.5 15.2 27.7
naturopathica (au) /gastrohealth probiotic ultimate daily care 100billion -12.5 18.7 31.2
spain (es) / vivomixx -12.9 16.1 29
seed / male version -13.6 21.6 35.2
up4 / adult -15 15.4 30.4
ferring / vsl#3 -14.9 16.1 31
custom probiotics / six strain probiotic powder -14.9 16.1 31
bioglan bio (au) / happy probiotic 50 -14.9 24 38.9
HLH BIOPHARMA(DE) / LACTOBACT ® METABOLIC -15.6 20.7 36.3
young living/life 9 -16.3 17.4 33.7
Seeking Health / Probiota HistaminX -16.9 12.1 29
OMNi-BiOTiC®/ TRAVEL -17 20 37
Jetson (US) / Immunity Probiotics -17.2 22 39.2
organic 3 / gutpro -17.6 16.1 33.7
HLH BIOPHARMA(DE) / LACTOBACT ® 60PLUS -17.6 17.4 35
seed / female version -17.8 24.2 42
fairvital / microflora basic -18.3 18.9 37.2
udo's choice /super 8 gold -18.3 21.3 39.6
1 md / complete probiotics platinum -18.3 25.3 43.6
jarrow formulas / jarro-dophilus® ultra -19.6 24 43.6
ASEA VIA / BIOME -20.2 25.3 45.5
Winclove Probiotics / Ecologic®825 -22.2 23.3 45.5
up4 / ultra -22.2 26.6 48.8
HLH BIOPHARMA(DE) / LACTOBACT ® PREMIUM -22.8 22.7 45.5
douglas laboratories / multi probiotic 40 billion -22.9 27.3 50.2
renew life men's probiotic - ultimate -23.5 25.3 48.8
renew life / ultimate flora -23.6 26.6 50.2
bioglan bio (au) / happy probiotic 100 -23.5 27.3 50.8
quantum wellness / restora flora -23.5 28.6 52.1
fürstenmed / lacto-bifido -24.2 23.3 47.5
garden of life / primal defense -24.2 26.6 50.8
organic 3 / primal gut -24.2 31.2 55.4
OMNi-BiOTiC®/ 10 AAD -24.9 23.3 48.2
solaray / mycrobiome probiotic colon formula -24.8 24 48.8
bioray / cytoflora -24.9 26.8 51.7
elixa / probiotic -25.5 28.2 53.7
nature's way (au) / restore probiotic 100 billion -26.2 34.1 60.3
hyperbiotics / pro-15 -26.8 34.8 61.6
vita miracle / ultra-30 probiotics -28.8 34.1 62.9
newrhythm / probiotics 20 stains -29.7 34.1 63.8

Negative Impact

  1. Jetson / Gut Prep
  2. o'donnell / flora-balance
  3. CustomProbiotics.com / L. Salivarius Probiotic Powder
  4. wakamoto (jp) / strong wakamoto w
  5. vitamin angels / just thrive
  6. organic 3 / primal soil
  7. reserveage nutrition / beautiflora
  8. amy meyers / primal earth probiotic
  9. enviromedica terraflora sbo probiotic
  10. corebiotic
  11. microbiome labs/ megasporebiotic
  12. klaire labs / biospora
  13. microbiome labs /hu58
  14. perfect pass / perfect pass probiotic bacillus spore
  15. global health trax / threelac
  16. bio-botanical research / proflora4r restorative probiotic

No Known Impact

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

  1. align / align
  2. CustomProbiotics.com / L. Brevis Probiotic Powder
  3. CustomProbiotics.com / L. Bulgaricus Probiotic Powder
  4. CustomProbiotics.com / L. Lactis Probiotic Powder
  5. CustomProbiotics.com / S. Thermophilus Probiotic Powder
  6. daiichi sankyo healthcare (jp) / panlacmin tablet
  7. enterogermina
  8. goodbelly drink
  9. hyperbiotics / pro-dental
  10. natren / digesta-lac
  11. nature's way (au) / adult vita gummies daily probiotic 80s
  12. probiotic 3
  13. schiff / digestive advantage
  14. source naturals / duraflora
  15. symbiopharm / symbioflor 1
  16. thorne / bacillus coagulansvet 60 caps
  17. Thryve/Ken's Recommendations
  18. Tryve/Ken's Recommendations

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!

Flavonoids Suggested

These are a net positive impact -- see what foods they are in (the higher the better!)

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
Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B-12) 0.72
thiamine hydrochloride (vitamin B1) 0.68
luteolin (flavonoid) 0.68
diosmin (polyphenol) 0.68
folic acid (supplement Vitamin B9) 0.68
Hesperidin (polyphenol) 0.68
retinoic acid (Vitamin A derivative) 0.68
aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) 0.68
vitamin b3 (niacin) 0.68
vitamin b7 biotin (supplement) (vitamin B7) 0.68
Arbutin (polyphenol) 0.68
pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6) 0.68
Guaiacol (polyphenol) 0.68
N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) 0.68
melatonin supplement 0.64
caffeine (coffee or non-herbal tea) 0.64
garlic (allium sativum) 0.52
lactobacillus rhamnosus gg (probiotics) 0.52
syzygium aromaticum (clove) 0.52
lactobacillus plantarum (probiotics) 0.507
triphala 0.493
galla chinensis (herb) 0.453
thyme 0.44
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 0.44
high-fat diets 0.427
turmeric (curcuma longa, Curcumin) 0.4
vegetarians 0.4
oregano (origanum vulgare, oil) | 0.4
bifidobacterium bifidum (probiotics) 0.36
Sumac(Rhus coriaria) 0.307

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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