I started taking large doses of probiotics after reading a book called The wonder of probiotics by John R. Taylor and Deborah Mitchell. I started to do the Flora Blitz. This involves taking high doses of probiotics for 5 days then reducing the amount and taking them for another 5 days, again reducing to a lower level and then onto a maintenance level.
I started to takes Udo’s Super 8, these contained more bacteria than recommended in the book. I am taking one with each meal and Im not going to reduce them until the entire bottle of 30 is gone. I also started taking FOS. FOS is supposed to be a prebiotic which creates a friendly environment for the good bacteria. However I noticed that i started to get diarrhea and suspected that this was due to the FOS as it is fibre. I found an interesting article about FOS and as a result I will not be taking it anymore. It suggests that it also creates a friendly environment for the bad bacteria too! Yikes!!! Going straight home to bin every bit of FOS whether is true or not I aint taking any chances! Still taking the probiotics though.
Here is a link to the article: