Did not wait out the initial breakout. Took probiotics for three days and contiuned breaking out extremely bad for the week following. The probiotics I took were coated to reach the small intestine, were refrigerated and the culture count was in the billions. When I eat probiotic yoghurt I do not experience breakouts, or when I take antifungal/anti-microbial substances. Just from the probiotic supplements.
it's such a dilemma when you're breaking out on probiotics :/ i've had digestion problems ever since i was young and can trace that back to multiple courses of antibiotics. i just know that my gut is the answer to my acne problems... and yet i'm breaking out from probiotics when i finally get to taking them. UGH. did the probiotic yogurt do anything for you?
Probiotics do not work for every one specifically some strains. Get it from natural sources as much as possible.
hmm, i've been told this before. i read somewhere that a cup of water kefir only provides bacteria count in the millions, whereas something like VSL 3 gives you 450 billion per satchet. Did you personally experience success with natural probiotics?
I've been taking a powdered probiotic (not in capsules) and have not been breaking out. When I started, however, I did have some problems with it, both instestinal and on the skin (not too severe though), which led me to quit. I decided to start taking it again (+ water kefir grains) and it seems to be working quite well, but it's still too soon to tell. I'd say you should try less intense probiotics, isn't VSL medical grade stuff?
Please keep us posted!! how long have you been taking them so far? And to answer your question, I gave a jarrow 10 billion count brand a good few weeks to no avail, which is why I opted for VSL 3. Even then I am taking about 1/3rd of a satchet per day...
Some people say they break out from the foods and not the supplements. Others say the opposite. I can only think that it has to do with what strains of bacteria are new to their intestines, and how damaged their intestines are in the first place.
I have always broke out pretty horribly from probiotic supplements, but I seem to be able to eat kimchi just fine. I don't know if this is because I started with kimchi in very small amounts. I'd have maybe a spoonful with a full plate of regular food. Over time, I've ramped it up to about three spoonfuls per plate of food, and sometimes more than one per day, too. I'm getting ready to begin experimenting with water kefir and am going to start the same way: very slowly. Maybe one spoonful at first, gradually working up to where I can actually drink a whole glass of it as if it were a soda or something.
I'll let you guys know what happens. My kefir should be ready to go later this week.
Awesome, please keep us posted! Do you have preexisting digestion problems?