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i took my 1st probiotic pill last night. should i have bad gas?

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  • i took my 1st probiotic pill last night. should i have bad gas?

    Im not talking bad gas im saying room clearing butt burps of death here. So loud my neice thought it was storming out and so rank i have to check my shorts to make sure i didnt shit myself.

    Also the directions said to take 1 pill with a light meal but i IF and only eat once a day between 4:30 and 6:300. Does this matter taking it with such a large meal?

  • #2
    im kind of worried here.

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    • #3
      i've heard of this before, so don't worry. what's in your probiotic?
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      • #4
        I have issues taking most probiotics also. Check your bottle. Does it contain FOS or inulin (food for the friendly bacteria)? If so, you could have issues absorbing fructose. Do you get gas when eating fruits like apples & pears? How about onions?

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        • #5
          Glad you posted. I bought some but havent taken them yet. Keep forgetting.
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          • #6
            I don't know why it would say to take it with a light meal...probiotics should be taken on an empty stomach. Could be a bad batch? Were they refrigerated when you bought them? If not, I wouldn't take them.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by tradawg View Post
              I don't know why it would say to take it with a light meal...probiotics should be taken on an empty stomach. Could be a bad batch? Were they refrigerated when you bought them? If not, I wouldn't take them.
              These are by renewlife and dont have to be refridgerated. I threw the box away so im unsure if it has inulin in it and i do get gas from apples but not other fruits.

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              • #8
                If it doesn't have to be refrigerated, then it's not a good probiotic. They probably don't contain any viable microorganisms.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tradawg View Post
                  If it doesn't have to be refrigerated, then it's not a good probiotic. They probably don't contain any viable microorganisms.
                  Inaccurate.

                  Freeze dried probiotic organisms are inert until they make contact with a suitable environment to awaken and begin their processes. QC testing has proven that freeze dried probiotics do indeed remain viable.

                  Many of these same cultures are used from that freeze dried state to make yogurts and cheeses. If they weren't viable freeze dried, this would not be possible.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by cori93437 View Post
                    Inaccurate.

                    Freeze dried probiotic organisms are inert until they make contact with a suitable environment to awaken and begin their processes. QC testing has proven that freeze dried probiotics do indeed remain viable.

                    Many of these same cultures are used from that freeze dried state to make yogurts and cheeses. If they weren't viable freeze dried, this would not be possible.
                    Meh, I disagree. Just because they're freeze dried doesn't mean they don't need to be refrigerated. At 70degF viability decreases 10-15% per month. Above 80degF, the loss is more than doubled. Non-refrigeration for a short period of time will not produce a significant reduction in number of organisms - however long term optimal storage conditions are 2-4degC (36-39degF).
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Europeanson7
                      What brand do you use?
                      I rotate so I get different strains.
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                      • #12
                        Gas could mean your gut flora is changing. Gas could also mean you're not digesting the pill properly. If the directions said to take it with a light meal, it's possible there could be a coating that's meant to dissolve in your stomach (acidic). When food gets into your small bowel, they're in a world of alkalinity. A stomach full of food is not going to have a very low pH. Maybe the pill is not dissolving properly?

                        Other things to consider: as someone else suggested, does the probiotic contain FOS or inulin? Fructo-oligosaccharides are short chain starches indigestible to us but very digestible for certain types of bacteria and can be gas causing. If you have the correct type of flora in your gut, it's supposedly a beneficial prebiotic (feeds the good microbes) but if you have the wrong flora in your gut, such as Klebsiella spp. it can end up causing very serious problems.

                        In terms of my own experience with probiotics: I am allergic to cow milk but added plain sheep yogurt into my diet about a year ago. Man, did I get gas for about two weeks. Thought I would have to stop eating it, but then the gas just stopped. A similar thing happened when I started eating fermented sauercraut, but for that the gas only lasted about a week. In retrospect, I figure the gas was from the new bacterial tenants moving in.
                        Last edited by Alice; 05-20-2012, 07:36 PM.

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