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Does anyone here take Probiotics? Not necessarily to cure acne but just for overall health. I think I would benefit by taking some but am not sure what brand to use or if there are different kinds. If anyone has any suggestions or can tell me what they use and where they get it that would be great. Especially if it's something I can pick up at a grocery store or a drug store. Thanks!

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I recently picked up some by Garden of Life called 'Primal Defence'. I've only taken it for 3 days so I can't really tell you much more about them. They're pricy, though. I chose them because they're considered to be high quality and don't require refrigeration.

I've never looked for probiotics at drug stores, to be honest. In general I like to pick up supplements (anything from protein to vitamins) at specialized stores like Vitamin Shoppe (although I avoid GNC if I can). The selection is worth it to me.

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I went to Mothers for my probiotics.

Name: Jarro-Dophilus EPS

4.4 billion organisms per capsule

Enteric Coated

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My approach (morning):

(revised as of June 12th, 2007)

Clean my face with Clarisonic using Avalon Organics Cleansing Gel

Take Supplements:

-Probiotics

L-acidophilus 1.150 Billion

L. rhamnosus 1.150 Billion

L. rhamnosus (Type B. Bifidus) 775 Million

S. lactis 275 Million

S. thermophilus 150 Million

Bifidobacterium longum 275 Million

B. bifidum 275 Million

-Quantum-Rx Greens Mix Capsules- 1440mg Daily

-Saw Palmetto 320mg

-MSM- Name: Super Good Stuff

1000mg, vegetarian, pharmaceutical grade

-Fish Oil-Name: RxOmega-3 Factors

EPA:400mg / DHA 200mg

Night:

Clean my face with Clarisonic using Avalon Organics Cleansing Gel

Use the Beautyskin Lamp for 15 minutes.


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I have a friend who swears by them. I've been meaning to try them for a month or so, but they are very expensive, so I haven't gotten around to it yet.

I've never heard of ones that you don't have to refridgerate though. Do they work as well, do they have a shorter shelf life? I wonder how that works...


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I recently picked up some by Garden of Life called 'Primal Defence'. I've only taken it for 3 days so I can't really tell you much more about them. They're pricy, though. I chose them because they're considered to be high quality and don't require refrigeration.

Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

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I recently picked up some by Garden of Life called 'Primal Defence'. I've only taken it for 3 days so I can't really tell you much more about them. They're pricy, though. I chose them because they're considered to be high quality and don't require refrigeration.

I've never looked for probiotics at drug stores, to be honest. In general I like to pick up supplements (anything from protein to vitamins) at specialized stores like Vitamin Shoppe (although I avoid GNC if I can). The selection is worth it to me.

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I recently picked up some by Garden of Life called 'Primal Defence'. I've only taken it for 3 days so I can't really tell you much more about them. They're pricy, though. I chose them because they're considered to be high quality and don't require refrigeration.

I've never looked for probiotics at drug stores, to be honest. In general I like to pick up supplements (anything from protein to vitamins) at specialized stores like Vitamin Shoppe (although I avoid GNC if I can). The selection is worth it to me.

Thanks for recommending Vitamin Shoppe!! I had not thought about that store! There is one in my town and I can probably find both the fish oil and probiotics that I want there, along with other good stuff.

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I'm also taking Primal Defense. Kinda hard to tell if it's helping or not. My idiot derm put me on tetracycline for 4 years straight and he wrecked my digestive system so i figured a probiotic supplement wouldn't do any harm.

I would definitely look for them in a specialized store. The brands you find in pharmacies are usually low quality and most of the probiotic are dead by the time you buy the product.

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what exactly do probiotics do?


supplements:

2 grams omega-3 fish oil

2x 30 mg zinc picolinate with 2mg copper

2x borage oil

3x probiotics (1 billion acidophilus each)

Diet:

2 teabags of green tea (1 after lunch, 1 after dinner)

2-4 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Physically:

wash face twice a day with mild cleanser

Exercise everyday with either cardio, weight lifting or both

apply apple cider vinegar at night

Thinking about / planning to perform a liver cleanse/detoxification, try cod liver oil, try digestive enzymes


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what exactly do probiotics do?

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I'm also taking Primal Defense. Kinda hard to tell if it's helping or not. My idiot derm put me on tetracycline for 4 years straight and he wrecked my digestive system so i figured a probiotic supplement wouldn't do any harm.

I would definitely look for them in a specialized store. The brands you find in pharmacies are usually low quality and most of the probiotic are dead by the time you buy the product.


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Mandy's regimen

Finacea

Aspirin Masks often

Controlling Insulin Levels

Lots of supplements

my story

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