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In Topic: People Who Break Out From Probiotics

16 July 2014 - 05:04 AM

A little update: Everything's going well. The skin on my upper back and neck are now as smooth as my under-forearm. Really weird sensation to feel that. Still haven't got used to it yet.

Face is all the same tone now, aswell. Never really noticed I had varying skin colour in my face (e.g. slight bits of redness or irritated looking skin) until it went away..

:)


In Topic: People Who Break Out From Probiotics

16 June 2014 - 10:44 AM

500 CFU's?? Holy that's a lot. I remember having diarrhea after just taking 10 billion CFU's. This stuff would kill me...

 

Yeah if you got diarrhoea maybe it was from inulin/FOS in your supplement.


Half the reason I went with Elixa (the other half was that it was high dosage) was that it contained NO inulin/fos/similar fibre. They always talk about inulin/FOS feeding the good bacteria and all this stuff (e.g. 'maximises the effect by 1000x!') but for me it just gives me massive bowel discomfort. And it's obvious why really: if it feeds bacteria and you have an excess of bad bacteria in your gut that are gives you problems... then supplying more food for them to ferment is just going to aggravate the condition. It's not like these oligosaccharides can selectively only feed good bacteria (although some places claim they do, i have had first hand pain/bloating that begs to differ!!).

 

Example: I took one which was a mix of psyllium, FOS/inulin and probiotics. I never have problems with psyllium or probiotics but that one gave me terrible pain and bloating. (bloating within a few hours and then deep abdominal pain after about 10 hours for another 12+ hours).

 

Not had problems with this Elixa brand and i've taken quite a few. (i'll also add that I would get diarrhoea pretty easily by, for example, drinking milk. They've actually HELPED in that regard i'd say.)

I'd be interested to see how it works for several people. I've only read 5-10 reviews of it so far and i guess it is quite new.


In Topic: People Who Break Out From Probiotics

14 June 2014 - 10:23 AM

Hey Paige,
I'm confident I've given this an extremely thorough trial since it has been atleast 10 weeks. Despite it recommending just to take it once, the positive results made me super motivated just to see how how i could really take it, or if there are diminishing returns.

I took about.. 4 boxes in the past 2 months, i'd say.. My skin is great. No seb derm anymore and my oiliness has gone from total oil slick to a barely noticeable (healthy looking) sheen. It's not dried out and it's not oily. It's just about perfect while i eat healthily and a little touch of oil when i eat greasy foods for a few meals in a row. I'm very happy. I look forward to seeing more out of this brand because it only seems to have popped up recently, atleast in my country... Website is www.elixa-probiotic.com or just google/ebay search elixa probiotic, if you want to read some of the more in-depth explanations. It's a purple box.

Hope it can help you. I'll come back and post another update if i remember in a few months because i'm going to get a couple boxes right now, before i go on travels. (Sorry, i'm in a rush!)


In Topic: People Who Break Out From Probiotics

06 April 2014 - 12:15 PM

Probiotics were the silver bullet that cleared my skin completely.

I wonder whether people breaking out from them may be taking probiotics containing additional ingredients such as inulin/fructooligosaccharides. That would explain breakouts.


Probiotics on their own will mostly do nothing good or bad. That's because they are far too low dose. You need a much higher dose for them to work. Only one brand worked for me... and when it worked, it freakin' worked good!

It's what got me back interested in this forum because i'm now fascinated by all things to do with the microbiota!

The probiotics I took didn't have any of that stuff in it. Just curious, though, what is the brand that you take?

 

A really high strength one I found called Elixa. It's a three day program in a little purple box. I'll do a sort of write-up/review on here after another week or so of observing the effects :)

Their website has alot of extra info on it if you're interested. It's best thing since sliced bread as far as i'm concerned ;)


In Topic: People Who Break Out From Probiotics

04 April 2014 - 07:49 AM

Probiotics were the silver bullet that cleared my skin completely.

I wonder whether people breaking out from them may be taking probiotics containing additional ingredients such as inulin/fructooligosaccharides. That would explain breakouts.


Probiotics on their own will mostly do nothing good or bad. That's because they are far too low dose. You need a much higher dose for them to work. Only one brand worked for me... and when it worked, it freakin' worked good!

It's what got me back interested in this forum because i'm now fascinated by all things to do with the microbiota!