After getting the results aggregated I reviewed the probiotics that I have suggested being beneficial, especially Prescript Assist (which I had recommended solely on the basis that it was effective for IBS).
- I revised my Prescript Assist page so the species and strains and the gut bacteria testing would be better aligned.
- I also added a column to my testing summary.
I will call out the real interesting matches:
|Bacteria Grouping Name||Prescript Assist||uBioma Ref||Ubiome1||UBiome2||RedLab Ref||RedLab1|
|Clostridiales Family XI Incertae Sedis||Yes (Myrothecium)||2.19||-45.24||-26.99|
|Pseudomonadales||Yes (Acinetobacter, Arthrobacter)||0.01||-7.00|
|Propionibacterium||In Securil Probiotics||0.02||-16.00|
This is awesome (and may explain why it works for IBS also).
Other Probiotics for low levels are:
- Mutaflor (E.Coli Nissle 1917) – only source available
- Securil Propio-Fidus Probiotics (for Propionibacterium, only source available
- Align or any other ONLY bifidobacterium probiotics, for example
- 4XProBiotic Caplets on Amazon (84 capsule for $35) – Bifidobacterium infantis, Bifidobacterium lactis, Bifidobacterium longum, Bifidobacterium bifidum. Note: Bifidobacterium infantis is the same species as Align, but not the same strain — it may be effective for IBS (no studies on pubmed)
- Some Oral Probiotics, for example
You may also wish to review my earlier list of non-lactobacillus probiotics.
Time to flip the question?
Traditionally we view illness from bacteria as being caused by too much of some bacteria. After looking at these results, I am tempted to flip the question and ask “Is the illness due to too little of certain essential bacteria?” Think of a city – garbage collectors and cops are essential but only a small percentage of the population. If they are eliminated or no one willing to do that job, the city becomes a very unhealthy place. The same analogy may apply to these bacteria that have had a major reduction in population.