gosh, i haven’t posted in like 4 years. too busy getting sicker, lol. would be funny if it weren’t so true.
i’ve tried everthing under the sun over the last 20 years to battle my candida/leaky gut/sibo/cfs. i think i’m so loaded with all these bugs and toxins that nearly everything i do to kill, replenish, or detoxify sends my health into a tailspin. i keep researching and experimenting because i’m still unwilling to throw in the towell. so i found a very old post of mine (2005) from another website where i recommended and reported amazing success from Primal Defense:
“I highly encourage you to take Primal Defense by Garden of Life. Also, eliminate all carbs as much as possible. Not feeding the yeast is actually the best way to kill it in conjunction with probiotics. I don't believe in herbals such as garlic and oregano oil since they have antibiotic properties. My symptoms that have completely went away or nearly so were headaches, fatigue, digestive problems, athlete's foot, low sex drive, skin problems, hypotension, sweats, heart palpitations, swollen extremities, low body temperature, hair falling out, bloodshot eyes, allergies (food & environmental), anxiety, depression, sleep problems, muscle and joint pain, etc....”
if i recall correctly, i relapsed 6 months later and have never achieved those results since. i know that Garden of Life has since removed B. Licheniformis from the formula and wonder if that’s why it isn’t as effective for me now. it still helps somewhat but not like i remember and i suspect it’s because of the missing ingredient plus my system is so shot that the lactos and bifidos also in the product might be hindering me.
So all that prompted my search for a probiotic formula that is 100% soil based. and i found Megasporebiotic https://microbiomelabs.com/products/megasporebiotic it sounds great but i’m pissed there are only like 2 places to buy it on the web or you have to hook up with a practitioner that sells it. i want it sold on Amazon or in stores!! found something that is apparently a sister product, though not as potent and is 1 strain less (missing the B. Licheniformis), and it is on Amazon. Just Thrive http://thriveprobiotic.com/faqs-2/ it arrived last night. i took 1/2 a capsule after my meal as recommended and noticed nothing. then woke up in the middle of the night and took the other 1/2. this morning i feel ok which is my regular crappy self, if not a tad bit achey. i was scared i would wake up nauseous or with anxiety which always happens if my body gets overwhelmed. guess that still could happen...
well, wish me luck and chime in if SBO’s have helped you or not.