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Probiotic yogourt

Postby Gord » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:07 pm

...or yogurt, yoghurt, yoghourt, yoghurd, yahourt, or however the heckurt you want to spellort the ****ert.

New study out of a Canadian university on probiotic [insert preferred spelling here]: http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/9/4/400/htm

Summary of conclusion:

...the probiotic dosages contained in most food products are currently too low to provide the benefits shown in clinical trials....

Admittedly, "...there is only a small volume of literature investigating the health benefits of the probiotic strains used in the Canadian food supply. Thus, additional clinical trials, particularly ones that are not sponsored by the food industry, are needed...."

Here is a handy chart in pdf form that lays out how many "doses" of each of the studied probiotic [insert preferred spelling here]s the study found you would need to ingest in order to reap their claimed benefits: http://labbelab.utoronto.ca/wp-content/ ... -Chart.pdf

Based solely on that information, I'm going to suggest my mother switch from Activia to Yoptimal. She won't do it, of course, otherwise I would hesitate before suggesting it to her, because I am of course skeptical of the suggestion I'm going to make. ;) (On the other hand, I'll probably try some Yoptimal myself to see what it's like.)
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Re: Probiotic yogourt

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:09 pm

I'm going to the Satellite of Love and get me some Crobiotics.
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Re: Probiotic yogourt

Postby fromthehills » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:38 pm

The way I understand it, if one takes antibiotics, then tries to build gut bacteria up with probiotics, it's equivalent to cutting down a rain forest and planting corn.

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Re: Probiotic yogourt

Postby salomed » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:57 pm

It depends what type and how much. Lots of fermented foods is very different from a little bit of live yoghurt.
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Re: Probiotic yogourt

Postby Nobrot » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:08 pm

Live yoghurt culture meets hydrochloric acid bath.
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Re: Probiotic yogourt

Postby scrmbldggs » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:24 pm

You gotta think tuff. :dwarf:
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Re: Probiotic yogourt

Postby Lance Kennedy » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:54 pm

I agree with Hills comment.

There are at least 200 species of beneficial bacteria in the human gut. Probiotics normally supply Lactobacillus, and not much else. That may be of minimal value, but it is not going to solve much. If you want to top up your beneficial bacteria, then find a very healthy person who has never taken antibiotics, and eat his/her sh!t. Even then, there is a big risk, since that person might be carrying pathogens.

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Re: Probiotic yogourt

Postby scrmbldggs » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:05 am

:hmm: Based solely on that information, are you going to suggest your mother switch from Activia to YoGord?
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