Gut Bacteria Testings – Part 3: Available probiotics to address test results

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 will call out the real interesting matches:

Bacteria Grouping Name Prescript Assist uBioma Ref Ubiome1 UBiome2 RedLab Ref RedLab1
Streptococcus Streptococcaceae Yes 0.75 -8.22 <1 Low
Corynebacteriaceae Yes (Kurha) 0.14 -24.00 -28.77
Streptococcaceae Yes (Streptomyces) 0.76 -8.23 3.51
Clostridiales Family XI Incertae Sedis Yes (Myrothecium) 2.19 -45.24 -26.99
Pseudomonadales Yes (Acinetobacter, Arthrobacter) 0.01 -7.00
Rhodospirillales Yes(Azospirillum) 0.79 -311.00 -320.00
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
    • Now Foods OralBiotic on Amazon (60 capsule for $14) – Streptococcus salivarius BLIS K12
    • Oragenics Evora Plus Probiotic on Amazon (30 mints for $16) – Streptococcus oralis, Streptococcus uberis, and Streptococcus rattus

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.