Suggestions to counter the impact of nimodipine (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
inulin (prebiotic) ; 0.602
arabinoxylan oligosaccharides (prebiotic) ; 0.577
resistant starch ; 0.502
resveratrol (grape seed/polyphenols/red wine) ; 0.438
lactulose ; 0.398
ketogenic diet ; 0.393
almonds/ almond skins ; 0.358
red wine ; 0.343
sesame cake/meal ; 0.328
daesiho-tang ; 0.328
Slippery Elm ; 0.318
saccharomyces boulardii (probiotics) ; 0.313
pomegranate (fruit, juice etc) ; 0.313
navy bean ; 0.303

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. Pädia GmbH (DE)/Mambiotic Kapseln : impact 2.6
  2. spain (es) / lactanza hereditum : impact 2.6
  3. enterogermina : impact 1.3

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
nature's way (au) /restore probiotic bowel & colon health 30s 40.9 87.3 46.4
naturopathica (au) / gastrohealth probiotic dairy free 50 billion 39.9 99.7 59.8
naturopathica (au) / gastrohealth probiotic dairy free 20 bcfu 37.6 77.4 39.8
probiotic pur (de) / realdose nutrition 35.6 82.9 47.3
naturopathica (au) / gastrohealth fibrepro 34.1 48.8 14.7
nature's way (au) / restore probiotic daily health 90s 34.1 54.1 20
nature's way (au) / restore probiotic 30 billion 30s 34.1 54.1 20
blackmore (au) / probiotics+ eczema relief 32.3 45.1 12.8
theramedix / probiotic 32.1 109.1 77
jarrow formulas / bifidus balance® + fos 31.3 65.8 34.5
Realdose 29.7 77 47.3
blackmores (au) / probiotics + adults daily (90 capsules) 26.8 59.4 32.6
blackmore (au) / probiotics+ daily health 26.8 59.4 32.6
blackmores (au) / probiotics+ immune defence 26.9 66.7 39.8
blackmore (au) / probiotics+ bowel support 22.5 64.7 42.2
lifted naturals / mood boosting probiotic 20.2 68.4 48.2
naturopathica (au) / gastrohealth probiotic adults 50+ 17.2 36.3 19.1
up4 /women's 17.1 57.6 40.5
zint nutrition / probiotic collagen + 16.7 51.7 35
nature's instincts / ultra spore probiotic 16.3 21.1 4.8
custom probiotics / four strain lactobacilli 16 51 35
spain (es) / ultralevura 15.6 18.5 2.9
spain (es) / axiboulardi 15.6 18.5 2.9
microbiome labs / restorflora 14.5 17.8 3.3
florastor / florastor 13.8 14.5 0.7
optibac / saccharomyces boulardii 13.8 14.5 0.7
organic 3 / yeastbiotic 13.8 14.5 0.7
optibac / for those on antibiotics 13.2 23.1 9.9
naturopathica (au) /gastrohealth probiotic ultimate daily care 100billion 13.2 64.2 51
Jetson / FIT 12.5 27.9 15.4
biospec / probiotic-5 11.6 42.2 30.6
optibac / for every day 10.8 59.6 48.8
optibac / for every day max 10.1 25.3 15.2
optibac / for your cholesterol 9.5 29.3 19.8
spain (es) / l3.1 9.5 30.6 21.1
optibac / bifidobacteria & fibre 9.5 33.9 24.4
vinco / probiotic eight 65 9.4 66.2 56.8
spain (es) / ns defenbiotic kids 9.1 21.6 12.5
quality health(au)/ fridge free probiotic 25b 8.8 20.7 11.9
young living/life 9 8.8 70.2 61.4
jarrow formula / jarro-dophilus original 8.6 64.7 56.1
custom probiotics / d-lactate free probiotics powder 8.4 29.5 21.1
seed / male version 7.7 70.6 62.9
natren / megadophilus 7.5 13.4 5.9
CustomProbiotics.com / L. Acidophilus Probiotic Powder 7.5 13.4 5.9
quality health (au) / fridge free* probiotic 60s 7.5 13.4 5.9
bioglan bio (au/ happy probiotic 25 7.5 18.7 11.2
bioglan (au) / healthy kids probiotic choc balls 50s 7.5 18.7 11.2
nature's way (au) / restore probiotic choc balls 60s 7.5 18.7 11.2
solgar / advanced acidophilus plus 7.5 18.7 11.2
naturopathica (au)/ gastrohealth probiotic daily care 7.5 22.2 14.7
bio-k+ 6.6 33 26.4
1 md / complete probiotics platinum 6.3 90.6 84.3
spain (es) / muvagyn probiotico 6.1 15.6 9.5
spain (es) / ns florabiotic instant 6 20.5 14.5
CustomProbiotics.com / L. Rhamnosus Probiotic Powder 5.7 9.7 4
jarrow formulas / jarro-dophilus mood 5.8 18.3 12.5
visbiome 5.7 57.2 51.5
bayer / trubiotics daily probiotic 5.5 14.1 8.6
trubiotics / one a day 5.5 14.1 8.6
custom probiotics / six strain probiotic powder 5.5 62.3 56.8
spain (es) / vivomixx 5.1 52.6 47.5
symbiopharm / symbioflo 2 4.9 5.3 0.4
anabolic laboratories / probiotic complete 4.9 16.1 11.2
just for tummies / live bacteria 4.7 33.7 29
microbiome labs/ megasporebiotic 4.4 9.9 5.5
Jetson (US) / Mood Probiotics 4.4 18.3 13.9
up4 / adult 4.4 55.9 51.5
powerlabs (au) / ultra blend 4.1 21.3 17.2
cytoplan(uk) /dentavital bifidophilus 4 39.6 35.6
jarrow formula / ideal bowel support® lp299v® 3.5 23.3 19.8
CustomProbiotics.com / L. Plantarum Probiotic Powder 3.5 23.3 19.8
activia drink 3.3 11.9 8.6
bravo europe / freeze-dried bravo 3.3 33.7 30.4
nature's way (au) / adult vita gummies daily probiotic 80s 3.1 4.6 1.5
align / align 3.1 4.6 1.5
source naturals / duraflora 3.1 4.6 1.5
thorne / bacillus coagulansvet 60 caps 3.1 4.6 1.5
schiff / digestive advantage 3.1 4.6 1.5
daiichi sankyo healthcare (jp) / panlacmin tablet 3.1 4.6 1.5
ferring / vsl#3 3.1 49.3 46.2
jarrow formulas / jarro-dophilus eps 3.1 53.9 50.8
bioglan bio (au) / happy probiotic 50 2.9 66.9 64
vitamin angels / just thrive 2.4 6.6 4.2
organic 3 / primal soil 2.4 6.6 4.2
reserveage nutrition / beautiflora 2.4 6.6 4.2
enviromedica terraflora sbo probiotic 2.4 6.6 4.2
corebiotic 2.4 6.6 4.2
klaire labs / biospora 2.4 6.6 4.2
perfect pass / perfect pass probiotic bacillus spore 2.4 6.6 4.2
global health trax / threelac 2.4 6.6 4.2
bio-botanical research / proflora4r restorative probiotic 2.4 6.6 4.2
CustomProbiotics.com / B. Longum Probiotic Powder 2 8.6 6.6
naturopathica (au) / gastrohealth probiotics 1.8 4 2.2
reg'activ / immune & vitality 1.6 2.9 1.3
naturopathica (au) / gastrohealth women’s probiotic with cranberry 0.9 37.4 36.5
udo's choice /super 8 gold 0.9 75.5 74.6
amy meyers / primal earth probiotic 0.7 3.3 2.6
microbiome labs /hu58 0.7 3.3 2.6
wakamoto (jp) / strong wakamoto w 0.6 5.9 5.3
CustomProbiotics.com / L. Gasseri Probiotic Powder 0.4 5.9 5.5
solgar / advanced multi-billion dophilus 0.5 34.8 34.3
solgar / advanced 40+ acidophilus 0.5 34.8 34.3
spain (es) / suerobivos 0.2 10.8 10.6
culturelle / culturelle 0.2 10.8 10.6
spain (es) / bivos 0.2 10.8 10.6
spain (es) / kaleidon 0.2 10.8 10.6
digestive care 0.2 10.8 10.6
genestra brands® hm 0.2 31.2 31
spain (es) / profaes4 viajeros 0.2 31.2 31
spain (es) / profaes4 edad escolar 0.2 31.2 31
ASEA VIA / BIOME 0.2 86.2 86
CustomProbiotics.com / B. Lactis Probiotic Powder 0 5.3 5.3
canada (ca) / calmbiotic 0 8.6 8.6
Nu U (uk) /Bio-Cultures Complex 0 34.3 34.3
CustomProbiotics.com / L. Salivarius Probiotic Powder -0.7 4.6 5.3
organic 3 / gutpro -0.7 61.6 62.3
CustomProbiotics.com / L. Brevis Probiotic Powder -1.1 0.2 1.3
o'donnell / flora-balance -1.3 1.3 2.6
optibac / for daily immunity -1.3 11.2 12.5
jarrow formulas / jarro-dophilus® ultra -1.3 74.6 75.9
seed / female version -1.3 78.3 79.6
CustomProbiotics.com / B. Breve Probiotic Powder -1.9 0.7 2.6
bravo europe / starter and complex -2 54.1 56.1
miyarisan (jp) / miyarisan -2.2 3.3 5.5
organic 3 / primal gut -2.4 100.1 102.5
CustomProbiotics.com / B. Infantis Probiotic Powder -2.7 2.6 5.3
spain (es) / alflorex -2.7 2.6 5.3
natren / life start 2 (goat milk-based) -2.7 2.6 5.3
quantum wellness / restora flora -2.6 93.3 95.9
mwsb / candida yeast support -3 10.6 13.6
gnc / ultra probiotic complex -3.1 24.6 27.7
mutaflor / mutaflor -3.3 2.6 5.9
klaire labs / ther-biotic factor 4 -3.3 25.7 29
jamieson (can) / probiotic 10 bcfu -3.3 47.5 50.8
up4 / ultra -3.8 80.7 84.5
Jetson / Gut Prep -4.1 4 8.1
Seeking Health / Probiota HistaminX -4.4 49.1 53.5
renew life / ultimate flora -4.4 85.4 89.8
nature's bounty / probioti 10 -4.9 45.3 50.2
garden of life / primal defense -4.8 88.9 93.7
shin biofermin (jp) /s -5.1 20 25.1
natren / healthy trinity probiotic -5.1 20 25.1
solaray / mycrobiome probiotic colon formula -5.1 81.6 86.7
bioglan bio (au) / happy probiotic 100 -5.1 87.3 92.4
bioflorin (deu) / bioflorin -5.5 4 9.5
CustomProbiotics.com / L. Casei Probiotic Powder -6.6 9.9 16.5
jarrow formulas / fem dophilus -6.6 18.7 25.3
spain (es) / aquilea intimus -6.6 18.7 25.3
blackmore (au) / probiotics+ womens flora balance -6.6 18.7 25.3
optibac / for women -6.6 18.7 25.3
jarrow formulas / fem-dophilus® -6.6 18.7 25.3
aor / probiotic-3 -6.9 12.5 19.4
CustomProbiotics.com / L. Paracasei Probiotic Powder -7.2 5.3 12.5
naturopathica (au) / gastrohealth antacid -7.2 5.3 12.5
danactive drink -7.2 5.3 12.5
custom probiotics / five strain bifidobacteria -7.3 21.1 28.4
philips / colon health -8.1 20.5 28.6
wakamoto (jp) / wakamoto pharmaceutical intestinal drug -8.1 20.5 28.6
klaire labs / target gb-x -8.1 46 54.1
nature's way (au) / restore probiotic 100 billion -8.8 102.3 111.1
ecology_allergycare -10.3 39.2 49.5
custom probiotics / b. lactis & b. bifidum probiotic powder -10.6 11.2 21.8
speer labs / emuaid first defense -10.5 24 34.5
renew life men's probiotic - ultimate -10.7 77.7 88.4
douglas laboratories / multi probiotic 40 billion -11.5 83.8 95.3
elixa / probiotic -11.4 89.1 100.5
spain (es) / gastrus -12.3 9 21.3
spain (es) / reuteri gotas -12.3 9 21.3
spain (es) / casenbiotic -12.3 9 21.3
CustomProbiotics.com / L. Reuteri Probiotic Powder -12.3 9 21.3
spain (es) / gum periobalance -12.3 9 21.3
customprobiotics.com / B. Bifidum Probiotic Powder -12.5 6.6 19.1
natren / bifido factor -12.5 6.6 19.1
fürstenmed / lacto-bifido -12.6 73.9 86.5
vita miracle / ultra-30 probiotics -12.5 107.6 120.1
Winclove Probiotics / Ecologic®825 -14 67.8 81.8
bioray / cytoflora -14 86.5 100.5
hyperbiotics / pro-15 -14.3 104.9 119.2
fairvital / microflora basic -15.4 50.8 66.2
newrhythm / probiotics 20 stains -15.8 106.3 122.1
Jetson (US) / Immunity Probiotics -29.3 48.8 78.1

No Known Impact

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

  1. CustomProbiotics.com / L. Bulgaricus Probiotic Powder
  2. CustomProbiotics.com / L. Lactis Probiotic Powder
  3. CustomProbiotics.com / S. Thermophilus Probiotic Powder
  4. goodbelly drink
  5. hyperbiotics / pro-dental
  6. natren / digesta-lac
  7. probiotic 3
  8. 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!

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
thiamine hydrochloride (vitamin B1) 1
vitamin b3 (niacin) 1
Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B-12) 0.985
retinoic acid (Vitamin A derivative) 0.97
Arbutin (polyphenol) 0.97
diosmin (polyphenol) 0.97
folic acid (supplement Vitamin B9) 0.97
Hesperidin (polyphenol) 0.97
pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6) 0.97
Guaiacol (polyphenol) 0.97
N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) 0.97
caffeine (coffee or non-herbal tea) 0.94
vitamin b7 biotin (supplement) (vitamin B7) 0.94
luteolin (flavonoid) 0.91
melatonin supplement 0.881
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 0.881
aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) 0.761
garlic (allium sativum) 0.343

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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