A good probiotic: Lactobacillus Rhamnosus

Lactobacillus Rhamnosus appears to be a good one to included. It is well studies with over 1000 studies on PubMed. It is known to Decreases eczema incidence, Decreases GABA (A-alpha2) mRNA expression in the prefrontal cortex and amygdala but increases it in the hippocampus (should reduce brain fog), decreases respiratory tract infections (and thus may reduce CFS coughs), decreases Streptococcus, decreases stress hormones. For digestive issues, this alone performs better than then VSL#3 for preventing UC relapses and decrease symptomsfor IBS. Lastly, it has strong anti-oxidant activity.

Does this sound like a good probiotic to include?

  • Lactobacillus Reuteri and Lactobacillus Rhamnosus mixture is available (unfortunately, also includes L acidophilus).
  • Pure L. Rhamnosous is available in the US.

Note: I try to avoid any probiotic mixture containing L acidophilus because it shifts E.Coli populations in the wrong direction. If you must use such, use them for 2 weeks at a time followed by Mutaflor for 2 weeks (to restore E.Coli levels).