Best digestive nutritional supplements according to redditors

We found 1,415 Reddit comments discussing the best digestive nutritional supplements. We ranked the 416 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Digestive Nutritional Supplements:

u/y3n0 · 335 pointsr/technology

Here you go.

u/neuenono · 104 pointsr/sex

Eh, I think the key to good stool is soluble fiber (found in apples, oatmeal, psyllium husk, etc), not protein. And a rectal douche can probably clean out the relevant anatomy with less trouble than what you're describing. You're also telling people to shove things in their ass when they're not turned on, which sounds like a bad idea to me.

Here's my typical advice on the subject:
As Dan Savage likes to say: since you wouldn't have oral sex with a mouth full of food, then don't have anal sex with an ass full of poop! Your rectum is the "outbox" of your digestive tract, and it's conveniently about the length of a penis. Whether or not your rectum has stuff in it has a lot to do with diet, with a bit of random chance. You or your partner can put a finger in your ass before going all-in to check the status. If you've had a BM recently and don't feel like you need to go, you're more likely to be in the clear. There are also extra steps you can take to keep clean, though!

Short term prep: anal douche, NOT enema. Anal douching is simply rinsing out your rectum with some water. Since the rectum is about the length of an erect penis, that's the main area you need to worry about. Using a bulb/bottle, rinse with a few ounces of warm water until it comes out clean. The rectum is meant to be empty (unless you need to poop); the rest of your digestive system is not. Do not do an enema to prep for anal sex.

Longer-term prep (at least a day before): eat psyllium husk as your fiber source. For some reason it clumps your stool into the perfect texture so that nothing is left behind. I take it daily and most BMs are followed by one clean wipe. Aim for at least 5 g of husk fiber per day, ramp up to 10 g if you like. Stay hydrated since it tends to soak up water. The easiest fix is to take capsules, though you'll need to take at least a half dozen of them. You can also blend the actual husks into a smoothie as an ingredient. Psyllium husk is also the active ingredient in Metamucil, which is expensive and has a bunch of sugar in it. I've never used that product, but I imagine it's convenient. Other healthy-poop options are apples & oatmeal - these are all good sources of both soluble & insoluble fiber.

u/sttaffy · 73 pointsr/Fitness

Psyllium husk powder
Basically soluble fiber - moves things along in the GI tract and makes for the best poops ever. Learned about it from reddit somewhere and it is awesome. We refer to the period before we were taking it every day to 'the dark times'.

u/kendovzii · 72 pointsr/sex

Same. The more aroused I am the easier it is. The husband is really great at combining foreplay with a gentle push pull motion until he's there. He always waits for me to give the go ahead (usually I just say, "fuck me" or something) before he starts pounding away.

I don't douche, I just pay attention when I poop. If I wipe clean the first time, I consider myself good to go. I am good to go 90% of the time since I take psyillum husk daily (though I dont take as much as it recommends).

Maybe it is because we've been together since highschool, but if I don't feel clean down there I will tell him I destroyed the toilet earlier that day lol.

u/TheResGhost · 70 pointsr/gay_irl

Right? Just take some of these with your other daily vitamins and then you’ll never be dirty again 😇

u/kbrsuperstar · 35 pointsr/xxfitness

Speaking as someone with a ton of digestive issues, here is my advice (which I'm semi-recycling from another comment I made a while ago). Basically, there's no test for IBS; it's kind of a diagnosis of last resort, like, "welp, you don't have stomach ailment X or Y or Z... so it's probably IBS." With that in mind, treatment is super subjective so just try a bunch of things and whatever works for you, you keep.

Anyway, this is what works for me. You could try taking a digestive enzyme to help breakdown what you're eating. These are actually for kids but they work really well for me any time I feel gross. I've also been taking this probiotic for years now -- specifically because it has B. infantis which has been studied to help with IBS because (if I remember right) it improves gastric emptying. You could try a Low FODMAP diet which eliminates any food that can ferment in the gut which can lead to bloating. It's not a permanent diet -- you stop eating anything that could cause upset and then you reintroduce foods to see which ones affect you.

tl;dr try anything you hear works for other people and hopefully some of it works for you

u/PrismaCarnage · 21 pointsr/soylent

I got a bidet. Changed my life, no exaggeration. Wipe first for the big stuff, then use bidet fully, then wipe again one time to get the water off. My toilet paper usage is way down, and my butthole is never agitated and sore.

I also take soluble fiber pills to make it be normal coming out. It's no big deal to me like it is to you. Taking 3-6 of them a day is way easier than trying to incorporate some traditional food into my diet. The fact that it's soluble is fine. There is a definite difference in the solidness due to the fiber pills.

Edit: added a link to the bidet I got.

u/SweetyTart · 16 pointsr/ExpectationVsReality

Everyone should have active charcoal for this very reason. As soon as you eat something questionable or raw like this, pop one or two and you don't have to worry about it anymore. If you take it within 30 minutes you should be ok... After that active charcoal probably won't work. Also works on pets that eat something they shouldn't. So take some random internet strangers advice and add it to your next Amazon purchase.

u/chimeraguy · 16 pointsr/keto

Holy crap, what a coincidence that this thread popped up. Keto has been fucking my stomach up for over a month. I have had the most horrible runny sticky industrial adhesive shit. 3 days ago I just couldn't take it anymore so I bought a 24oz bag of pure Psyllium Husk Powder.

OMG, everything is better now. I have actual turds again instead of just sticky soft serve icecream.

I'll be taking this stuff everyday from now on. This should be part of everybody's basic kit when they start Keto.

u/curseyouroosevelt · 12 pointsr/xxketo

I LOVE gummy bears and missed them terribly on keto...until I found sugar-free fiber gummies. I use a regular multivitamin and have two of these as a "treat." They're two net carbs per two gummies (the picture on Amazon says they're zero carb, but the actual bottle says two. Here's an amazon link for them:

u/zeugma17 · 11 pointsr/ketodrunk

I use activated charcoal. Take about 4 pills just after you start drinking and then another 4 halfway through the night. I’ve never woken up with a hangover after taking it. Just be warned, if you drink enough that you puke, it’s going to be black, and your shit will be almost black for a couple of days.

u/Guyler-R · 11 pointsr/amazonreviews

I did! Their response wasANT very helpful:

"We can see that you’re having an issue with one of our products and would love to help find a solution! Please feel free to contact us directly and one of our NOW Customer Service Representatives ([email protected]) will happily help out."

u/ios_k · 10 pointsr/Weakpots

>Is it a terrible idea to take a laxative and drink mostly water and protein for a day to kind of "cleanse" (read: push all the shit out so to speak)?

this is useless, just add fiber to your diet for intestinal health. I use this. abd anything would work tho.

RAW is: everything except suits + knee wraps.

RAW+ : everything except suits

as /u/lottrbist_ said there are some specifications for the equipment to be considered raw. sbd and rehband sleeves both satisfy those specifications.

u/sean_marris · 10 pointsr/gaybros

Thirded. I love this stuff.

This is the Psyllium Husk that I take:

I find that it works way better than Metamucil or Citrucel. However, you have to be careful when starting a fiber regimen. I currently take 3 pills with every meal, but it is best to start low and increase the amount of fiber you consume over a period of weeks to avoid unwanted bloating and cramping.

u/crazywussian · 9 pointsr/sex

For the lazy
In capsule form
NOW Foods Psyllium Husk 500mg, 500 Vcaps

As I've been reminded, I have not done any dosage research so this first link may work, it may take more, for the true of heart and colon! As always, ask your doctor! Or guess and check, but just know I am not any kind of professional nor do I particularly know what I'm talking about :p

For the true of heart and colon

In powder form
NOW Foods Whole Psyllium Husk, 24 Ounce Bottle

u/Illuminaziland · 8 pointsr/skeptic

> charcoal where it might actually cure something in a therapeutic dose?

First, charcoal does not 'cure' anything, it is sometimes used to bind poisons while they are still in the digestive tract. Second, the amount of activated charcoal in homeopathic medicines does not even come close to being a therapeutic dose, even pure activated charcoal 'supplements' do not even come close. The top hit on an amazon search have capsules with a paltry 560 milligrams, in a bottle of 100. In emergent poisonings the adult dose is 50 to 100 grams of activated charcoal, followed by 2 to 3 more doses of 25 to 50 grams each, you may use as much as 300 grams. The amount in homeopathic "medicines" is several orders of magnitude less than the therapeutic dose. A double of well aged bourbon probably has more charcoal than what you get from a homeopath.

u/oxct_ · 8 pointsr/starterpacks

Psyllium husk is a lifesaver. Take 2 spoonfuls every day and you'll have the perfect poos. Even after a day of beer and fast food I didn't have any problems.

I got this huge thing of psyllium husks for only $16 and it lasts for months on end.

u/nolotusnotes · 8 pointsr/AskMen

This stuff will change your life.

Imagine taking a dump that only takes one wipe. Now, imagine them all being like that.

u/DoctorButthurt · 8 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

A little of this for maintaining healthy vaginal flora might be a good start

u/gyqo0348h · 7 pointsr/Fitness

Probiotic pills. They stopped teh ungodly protein farts like no other

u/[deleted] · 7 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Rephresh from the store is very very pricey, but you can buy femdophilus on amazon, which is basically the same thing, for MUCH cheaper.

u/doodwheresmy · 7 pointsr/AskGayMen

Pure is super overpriced, this does the exact same thing and it’s 15 dollars for almost 80 days of capsules

u/projhex · 7 pointsr/Fitness

If I have to type the same comment 10 times in this thread, I will.

Psyllium Powder. 15g/day.

u/nick_diesel · 7 pointsr/Fitness

It all depends on your tastes. I use apple juice for when I'm only taking fiber (psyllium husks) because it masks the "earth" flavor very well. If I'm replacing a meal, I simply mix it with my meal replacement and drink it all together. I use a larger 24ish oz shaker bottle filled to the brim with milk, almond milk, meal replacement and fiber. It's works wonders when I'm pressed for time in the morning. It won't last as long as something solid but it does the trick.

Psyllium husks can be found on amazon (now foods). It's primarily use is as a fiber, and a byproduct of that is fullness.

Yohimbe is commonly found in weight loss supplements, men's "virility" products, or ways to stay awake. I use it instead of caffeine because caffeine makes me jittery and anxious. Yohimbe does all the good for me and no bad. (also, anecdotal but... It works for bedroom performance pretty well).
Yohimbe "bark" contains yohimbine, the actual chemical. Don't go getting the HCL and put a scoop in your drink, because you'll most likely end up in the hospital. Yohimbine is usually in 5/10mg doses. Tiny amounts. Kills my appetite and hypes me up. Probably my most favored "drug".

Edit: psyllium husks and yohimbe have different purposes, but could be used together or at different times to help reduce hunger. I'm unsure if the fiber would or could affect absorption of yohimbe. Don't take fiber in pill form because you'd end up taking like 20 pills. Just use the powdered type ( and you can probably pick up yohimbe at most drug stores in the vitamin area. If not you can amazon/Google that too.

u/MassivelyMini · 6 pointsr/xxfitness

Sometimes when you cut you eat "volume" type foods, like all the fibrous veggies. Remember too much fiber can back you up.... Which is why some people have problems with quest bars. There are 2 types of fiber.

I take 3 fiber pills in the morning. This keeps me pretty regular, regardless of what I eat. But it has taken trial with my body to figure out what works.

Someone mentioned Smooth Move tea. This is great, but I wouldn't recommend it all the time. Other things that help me go is peppermint tea, or ginger tea (esp if I'm gassy). Kombucha also usually helps. Maybe you could try a pro-biotic. What do you eat at maintenance that you dont eat on a cut? Dairy?? Greek yogurt? Could be something as simple as that....

u/DizzyDoll · 6 pointsr/fatlogic

Psyllium Husk Capsules. They are my IBS life-saver. I get them from Amazon and take 2-4 caps a day. Cannot recommend them enough!

u/Juno_Malone · 6 pointsr/hotsaucerecipes

By lactose, do you mean lactose sugar? Lactose sugar doesn't contain any live cultures (I mean there may be some dormant wild yeast/bacteria in there), so that's just going to add more food for whatever eventually takes hold of your ferment - wild yeast, Lactobacillus on the peppers, etc.

If you mean pitching Lactobacillus cultures, yes that would work and probably help a bit. Something like this would work well (it's what I use for kettle-souring beers), but a healthy ferment consists of several species of Lactobacillus, and you may get less than optimal results relying on a single strain. Some good literature on this available here, but doesn't appear to be full-text :(

Another solid option would be to pitch a little bit of brine from a previous ferment, especially kraut brine which will have a nice mix of all the good Lactobacillus spp.

Liquid whey should work too, but I've never tried it myself.

u/Am3ricanN3ro · 6 pointsr/keto

Viva Naturals Organic Psyllium Husk Powder, 24 oz

I gotchu.

u/mmhmoist · 5 pointsr/entwives

I definitely think if you stopped in January, with beginning to try in May, your system should be clear.

I like to do a natural detox about everything 3 months (when the seasons change), for 3-5 days. You could add several different types of detoxing after you quit smoking to really, really clean up.

I add a spoonful each of bentonite and psyllium husk to a glass of cranberry juice. (It can be any juice, but cranberry is strong - to mask out weird tastes - and it's known for being "good" for feminine issues. And I love the taste.) It's super sugary though, and cutting sugars is a good part of a detoxing, so I'd water it down. Mix everything up well with a spoon, and drink up.

You could also add Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) into your life, if you haven't be acquainted already. It's amazing.
It's can be crazy disgusting at first, but the results are wild. It will absolutely impact your:

  • digestion
  • bowel movements (can cause diarrhea if you take a lot at first; work up to 1 shot glass of it)
  • energy

    It's recommended before you eat in the morning and/or afternoon. A shot every morning will start to make changes within a day. Do half a shot to start, mixed with water. You'll want a chaser of at least more water, if not something juice to get that taste out of your mouth.
    I used to do this as part of a healthy weight loss plan. It helped with my appetite and digestion, and honestly gave me a lot of diarrhea. I realized I was just taking too much, so cut back, and it now really helps if I'm ever constipated. You will likely really want natural and safe ways to help with constipation with your preggers. You will likely be crazy constipated often.

    Lastly, a actual "detox" kit is always good. These are my 2 favorites, but there are more out there that are good. Inner Cleanse is the cheaper (1/2 the cost), and it's gentle. Like ACV, it can cause diarrhea. Read and follow the directions.
    The other one is Raw Cleanse. It's more complicated and I found it pretty gross, but if you can stomach the process (or find a middle ground with it, like adding juice), it's quite effective. Both of these kits are different, but their ingredients have detoxing elements that nothing else so far has offered.

    Also, I recommend drinking kombucha at least weekly. IMHO, this is one of the best brands for kombucha (besides locally made goodness). There are a few other brands that are good, but watch our for the sugar.

    So, if it's not apparent by now, all of these detoxing, in some way, stimulate you to ultimately poop a lot. Trying all these different ways of detoxing will not only detox you up, but you can find one detox that you prefer, and then do that one occasionally. I do a super big detox, as in all the things described above combined, maybe every 18. mos - 2 years, and then just one of those (cranberry juice blend or detox pills) every ~3 months.

    Hope this helps! Congrats on planning a family. <3
u/Just_Call_Me_Kitty · 5 pointsr/Paleo

Okay, I've been product free in the bathroom for nearly a year now. Here's what i do!
I wash my hair with water first. Then if you are still oily scrub a bit with some Dr. Bronners castile soap. I also use Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar mixed 1/3 with distilled water. If I feel fancy I will steep some chamomile or other teas with the water for some added herbal goodness! The pungent scent of the ACV doesn't stick. So after you have dried off you won't smell terrible. Just search around on google and on r/naturalbeauty to find more information on all of this.

I brush with some baking soda from Mountain Rose Herbs and I sprinkle some Activated Charcoal on top of that. Oh and I use Tom's deodorant. Its the only antiperspirant that I've found that works for me. There are also organic options for perfume as well in roll on, spray, or bar scented oils.

Instead of using face cleansers/ pads I use something called the Oil Cleansing Method. It has done WONDERS for my acne. I used to be on on Accutane in high school and it hasn't really improved. You make an oil mixture and just rub it on your face for around 5 mins until you can feel the gunk coming out. Then set a warm, wet washcloth over your face until it cools. Wipe all of the oil off and your good to go! I used ACV afterwards if I need to tone my skin. You can also use this oil mixture as a moisturizer. Grapeseed is a great oil for this because when it dries it doesn't leave your skin looking oily. Essential oils are great for the OCM but not necessary. Tea tree is great with acne, I put a few drops in my palm with my oil before doing the OCM.

The best part about all of these items (ACV, Charcoal, etc) is that they can be used in many ways outside of the bathroom! Including cleaning and personal health.

Just check out r/naturalbeauty its more orientated towards women, but anyone looking to have a natural bathroom regimen could learn a thing or two. All of this sounds crazy to most people, I knowww. But if you have any questions just ask :)

u/UFPD · 5 pointsr/milliondollarextreme

Thank me later when you have no wipers everyday at the same exact time whether you're on an all whey protein or all beef jerky diet.

u/ProfessorDrNoob · 5 pointsr/dankmemes

Use Whole Psyllium Husks. 2 Tablespoons, mix it in water, drink it. Every poop will be a ghost poop.

u/SpaceDog777 · 5 pointsr/grilledcheese
u/ChetBenning · 5 pointsr/youtubehaiku
u/heuyie · 5 pointsr/RedditForGrownups

Completely, late to the party. I recommend taking probiotics! It fixed my constipation! I have a cup of homemade butter milk and also take these probiotics:

PRO-15 Advanced Strength Probiotics recommended by /u/cyanocobalamin

Jarrow Formulas Saccharomyces Boulardii + MOS buy cool ship

u/AlfamaN10 · 5 pointsr/Supplements

I recommend taking a soluble fiber, such as Psyllium Husk or Acaica Senegal!

They expand to ~10x their dry-volume in water (e.g. - in your stomach) & they slow digestion.

Effect: More full + full longer (win + win)

Dosage: I take ~5-10g/Fiber with a meal (this depends on the size of the meal and how much water I'm drinking - bigger meal = more fiber), usually 2x daily. Works great for me and my wife.

Tips: Drink extra water when you take soluble fibers; they absorb a lot of water. I'd recommend ~2oz water/1g of fiber.


Psyllium Husk: NOW Supplements, Psyllium Husk Powder, 24-Ounce

Acacia Senegal: Anthony's Organic Acacia Senegal Powder, 1lb, Batch Tested Gluten Free, Non GMO, Soluble Fiber, Prebiotic

Psyllium Husk: NOW Supplements, Psyllium Husk 500 mg, 500 Capsules

Acacia Senegal: IBS Friendly, Organic Acacia Senegal Fiber Capsules 600 Pack. Natural Soluble Fiber Supplement Pill Promotes Gut Health. Vegan Prebiotic Ideal for Sensitive Stomachs. Stop Diarrhea and Constipation

EDIT: Just to be clear - I do NOT work for any of the above companies nor do I sell their products, so I am NOT trying to endorse any specific products. Just trying to be helpful by adding some links for your reference/to aid your own research.

u/seawolf167 · 5 pointsr/running

Psyllium Husk Capsules

I used to have to run into the woods once a week or so, after I started taking these (1 each night) I only have to meet with the trees once every couple months. Far and away best thing I've done was starting to take these pills.

u/chisquaratops · 5 pointsr/Homebrewing

I use Swanson L. Plantarum pills, 2 pills per gallon. Cheap and easy, works like a charm. Sours to my preference in ~18-24 hours. Lately, after having one batch go a bit too sour, I've been erring slightly on the side of undersouring, and finishing with a small dose of lactic acid to dial in that last bit of punch.


u/starstough · 5 pointsr/Hypothyroidism

Step 1 is get your lab results in your hands.

Post them here, but here are some guidelines: If TSH is over 3, given your symptoms, you need to find a doctor, no matter how many doctors it takes, who will treat you. If it is under 3, this will be way more difficult.

If you can't find a different doctor, the other approach is to demand that your Free T3 and Free T4 are tested along with iron, and vitamins B and D. It would also be worth it to check for TPO antibodies.

If you already know your iron, B and D are low, start supplementing those daily. I also recommend a daily probiotic like Hyperbiotics PRO-15. Magnesium may also help. I trust NOW brand for all my supplements.

If you decide to search for another doctor, take a look at this list of hypothyroidism symptoms. Write down every single one of them that you have as well as the time frame and your current regimen. Bring these to every single appointment until you find someone willing to explore this further, and make it clear that you are willing to explore any possible explanation, even if it isn't thyroid related, but that the thyroid is the obvious first place to look.
[Here are some recommendations current as of March 2015.] (

Even according to those recommendations (which are for non-pregnant asymptomatic adults) They say that they basically can't really recommend anything because they have insufficient data... Frankly, what I would harp on is that you are NOT asymptomatic. You are SYMPTOMATIC. And that always requires further inquiry. Furthermore, these recommendations say to test every 3-6 months if anything abnormal is found, and your doctor wants to only test yearly. Point this out. Also point out that, if she does have your chart, gaining 100 lbs in a year while active is highly suspect. Combined with the depression/anxiety, which aren't usually seen together unless there's something physical going on, says that further exploration is necessary. Point out that blood tests, given your symptoms, are not a risk to her as a doctor. Point out that you are taking responsibility for your own health and deserve to be respected in this.

And if all else fails and you happen to have a few hundred dollars laying around... You can actually request your own blood tests from many labs. It just costs a lot to do that, but you can pick your own tests and take the results to a doctor and see what they make of it.

There is no reason for a doctor to "refuse" to take your situation seriously. Even if it isn't your thyroid, something is going on.

u/oneoffhorsemen · 5 pointsr/Supplements

One which i can recommend from my own personal experience is Flourish Probiotics by Eu Natural. I was having some digestion problems. i was recommended this and after much research settles with it. And glad I did. I will attach a link so you can check it out:

u/finallyoverit · 4 pointsr/stopdrinking

I had the same reaction when I did that math. Eye-opening, to say the least.

For the smoothie, you can mix it up, but I go with this basic scheme every day:

1-2 tablespoons of psyllium husk powder

1-2 tablespoons of ground flax meal

a handful of fresh spinach (trust me, you won't taste it, but it adds a LOT of nutrients)

a cup or so of frozen fruit of your choice. I have used almost everything I can find: pineapple, banana, strawberries, blueberries, apples, pears, peaches, etc. If I can't find it frozen, I buy a bunch of whatever fruit is on sale, cut it up and freeze it myself.

Fill it up with a liquid of your choice to make sure it blends well - I use unsweetened vanilla flavored almond milk because it's low calorie and I'm trying to lose weight, but I've also tried orange juice, drinkable yogurt, kefir, and other such things. You can use whatever liquid you want though.

And that's it. Blend it up into smoothie form and enjoy. One caveat: drink/eat it quickly and with a glass of water - the psyllium husk absorbs a ton of liquid and it can be a little thicker than you want if you let it sit for more than 20-30 minutes. The fiber takes up volume in your stomach as it absorbs water, it keeps you ahem regular, and everything in the recipe is so nutrient dense that it gives your body a lot to chew on, so to speak. A lot of the ingredients for these smoothies come off of this list the ANDI scale which is a rough guide to how much nutrition you get per calorie out of certain foods. Higher scores = more nutrient density = higher efficiency diet.

Disclaimer: if it works for you, awesome! If not, try something else, or meet with a nutritionist. I used the advice of a health counselor service I get through work, but if you go to any Whole Foods, you can schedule an appointment with their "healthy eating specialist" for free, and they can be remarkably helpful.

u/BichonUnited · 4 pointsr/trees

I'm not sure about smoking it, but if you ate it, you can eat activated charcoal:

Activated Charcoal Pills - Just in case...

u/wantingsilence · 4 pointsr/ibs

Fiber can be beneficial for some IBS sufferers - I'm not claiming otherwise.

What I don't like is this company using religion to push it's absurdly overpriced fiber. I don't know exactly what capsule size they're using, so I'll assume size 0 (most common). Size 0 will hold around half a gram, depending.

These thieves sell a 270 capsule bottle for 149$. In other words, approximately 135 grams of fiber at $1.10 per gram.

Now let's compare another brand - 500 capsules at 500 mg each, 250 grams of fiber. Cost is $13.99, or $0.05 per gram.

That's not even the cheapest: if you get plain bulk powder not in capsules, 680 grams for $11.99, or a bit under $0.02 per gram.

Edit: formatting

u/M4A1SD · 4 pointsr/AskMen

> I have extremely irregular bowel movements.

I used to, then I started drinking metamucil every day and have been great ever since.

u/365wong · 4 pointsr/relationship_advice

The bathroom after sex is a big one. If she hasn't done this previously that may be where it started. Also, for the yeast infections start a targeted probiotic like this. This will help over time and should be a part of her routine until her PH balances, switch to scent free soap, laundry detergents, cut down on sugars, alcohol, really anything that yeast thrives on.

Remind her to NEVER douche, or even wash her vagina, it's self cleaning and these things further unbalance her natural PH.

More importantly note that this woman is having sex with you and it hurts her. Take a break from sex. Don't be selfish (not accusing you).

It concerns me that you're not phrasing it "what CAN I do?"...

That's my 2¥ on her health. She should also speak to a new doctor and research the topic independently. Reddit is not a place for medical advice. (Right?)

u/MaximilianKohler · 4 pointsr/ibs

Elimination diet would be a good thing to try.

I experienced something similar recently and these are what help me:

White rice, watery fruits (no bananas & dates), cheese, romaine lettuce, curry powder, and avocados are the main things I've found to be safe. Apple juice fasting also helps me a ton. Olive oil had significant effects as well.

Iron can feed pathogens, so try avoiding foods with it.

u/elokr · 4 pointsr/loseit

You could do what Littlefoodt said, or go the easy way and just buy the pills from Amazon

u/spectre323 · 4 pointsr/Fitness

Best supplement I added was for fiber. Psyllium Husk is amazing. It takes 3-4 days before it starts taking effect but man best dumps ever.

u/NeptunesCar · 4 pointsr/reactiongifs

Alternatively you can try taking Psyllium Husk before you go to bed. I use 3 heaping tablespoons mixed with orange juice (recently switched to lemon juice and water to cut down on the sugar.) I used to have perpetual constipation and mud-shit despite my substantial fiber intake. Now, my shits have satisfying bulk and there's very little wiping involved. The mud-shit is encased in the mucilage formed by the Psyllium Husk; the Husk is not digested and has a purely mechanical action in the body. It is perfectly safe and can also help reduce cholesterol levels.

Such. Satisfying. Shits.

Edit: Use plenty of water/juice when mixing your Husk. Mix with a little liquid initially to form a sludge at the bottom of your glass, then mix with the rest of the liquid. This prevents caking/dust. Good technique with hot chocolate as well. Staying well hydrated throughout the day helps immensely.

u/Zurevu · 4 pointsr/Supplements

I have NOW psyllium husk powder.

It doesn't mix with water as well as Metamucil but it's drinkable.

Metamucil makes plain psyllium husk too but I can't find it online for some strange reason.

u/myreality91 · 4 pointsr/Homebrewing

I get mine from Whole Foods when I travel to the nearest large city.

If you don't have a Whole Foods type place nearby to look, you can order Swanson's probiotic capsules. These are the same lacto strain and will sour the same as Good Belly.

u/psubrew · 4 pointsr/Homebrewing

There is a pure l. plantarum product made by a company named Swanson:

I just had a Berliner this weekend that was made with Goodbelly probiotic drink, which I believe only contains l. plantarum as well. I am currently souring a batch of Berliner with the Swanson product FWIW.

u/arrialexa · 4 pointsr/Nootropics

Have you tried this probiotic before? Lactobacillus rhamnosus is one of the strains in it. I've tried a lot of probiotics and this has been the best one for me.

u/Swift_LawnGnome · 4 pointsr/Anxiety

Would a probiotic supplement such as this one work in the same way?

u/academiamia · 3 pointsr/entwives

Hey! OK. I'll try to give you some insight!
(I'm also detoxing right now, as i'm also job hunting. Yay for us ;)

Are you using anything to help you detox, aka pills or fiber or something?
Here's what I use: (and it's all natural)

Detox Pills


Ultimate Cleanse

For these next two, what I do is mix them together in a glass of cranberry juice in the morning and at night, following the directions on the label of starting small and slowly increasing the amount. For short periods (which I would do right at the beginning, for a few days) you can do use the bentonite like 5 times a day (so use it without the pysllium in the afternoon), then cut back to once in the morning, once at night again.



Both of these combined = a lot of fiber and cleansing. You may get constipated, you may be pooping a lot. I wouldn't recommend doing them both for the first time, at the same time. Try the bentonite and psyllium first, do it for 5 days or so, then the pills.

  1. There isn't a way to really speed up the process, it's more like you just want to hit it HARD. Drink water, no trees or booze, exercise are all great. Employing detox methods like the ones I mentioned above can help kick it in the pants.

  2. I've been able to pass a test within 2 weeks by cutting out all bud and doing this regime + lots of water, general exercise, eating well, etc. I have never been a very heavy smoker (I'm 5'6, 150lb, smoke 1/8th a month). So, take that for what it's worth.

  3. I think less fat = faster metabolism, and less room for stuff to stick around. I know NOTHING, but I'd assume less fat would be a good thing.

  4. While you're at the store getting those awesome detox supplies I recommended or looking on amazon, pick up some melatonin, and maybe some other natural sleep meds. Melatonin is GREAT and has always helped me for short term sleep issues. Other sleep meds should definitely work, especially if you're never used them before. ;)

    Hope this helps girl!
u/KevinLaro · 3 pointsr/Watches

like this Activated Charcoal a "healt suplement "

u/2pedestrian4reddit · 3 pointsr/ankylosingspondylitis

I know this is a bit late to the party but my friend just got diagnosed as well and we went on a day long researching binge. I tried to consolidate everything we found to reference later, so for you and any one else interested here is a wall of text. I hope it helps.

The website has some good background information with a useful guide on where to start. But I was surprised how there was no emphasis on the importance of diet. I found another website called which focuses on diet and the findings of an English doctor named Alan Ebringer. Here's a quick summary of his findings which I haven't found refuted anywhere:

"Ankylosing spondylitis is considered to be a form of "reactive arthritis" following an infection of the terminal ileum and ascending colon by the bowel microbe Klebsiella. Specific anti- Klebsiella antibodies in AS patients have now been reported from 17 different countries: England, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Scotland, Spain, Belgium, Slovakia, Japan, China, Australia, Canada, USA, Mexico, Argentina, and Turkey.
Over 95% of AS patients possess the HLA-B27 antigen whilst it is present only in 8% of the general population. The Klebsiella microbe has molecules which resemble HLA-B27 and this is the reason why AS patients generally belong to the HLA-B27 group.
In addition, the pullulanase molecule of the Klebsiella microbe crossreacts with type I collagen found in tendons and bone and also with type IV collagen found in basement membranes of retina and uvea, thereby explaining the pathological sites of AS."

We all have trillions of bacteria from thousands of different strains in our gut and I bet most everyone has that Klebsiella bacteria. It's only a problem in people who also have the HLA-B27 antigen who then experience an overgrowth of that particular bacteria. Since that bacteria feeds on starches, you can alter your diet to essentially "starve" it out. This is the London AS diet

As you can see, you may have to cut out additional things like dairy, eggs and even some veggies like onions if you don't get relief by sticking to the middle column. As you starve out the Klebsiella bacteria you'll want to actively replace it with beneficial bacteria (probiotics) like the ones found in yogurt(get the plain, unsweetened greek yogurt), Kefir, kombucha or probiotic pills like these.

Additionally, as you cut sugar and other carbs you'll also be starving out the candida yeast that lives in all our bodies. In some people, too high of a candida population can cause a host of issues ranging from hives to arthritis. You may not have any issues with candida, but if you did, they'll start dying out as well (bonus!). Having so many yeast and bacteria dying off can cause problems on their own unfortunately, they release toxins when they die and their little dead cells have to be cleared out by the body. The body can react to this sudden die off and it's called a Herxheimer reaction (or just "herxing"). Herxing can feel like a whole body inflammation/hives/the flu. You're body can normally process the dying organisms along with the toxins fast enough, but drink plenty of water to help yourself out, your kidneys and liver will be working hard and they'll need the water(some tea can't hurt either).

Another interesting thing I came across is leaky gut syndrome. The basic idea is that the lining of the intestines can become too thin, thin enough to allow large, not-yet-fully-digested proteins and other molecules to permeate the gut and enter your bloodstream. Then, your immune system attacks these unknown molecules and the result is a host of inflammatory responses like arthritis and IBS. Incidentally, frequent use of antibiotics can cause work to thin the lining of the intestines, as well NSAIDs.

This stuff is so increadibly complex and interrelated! but also fascinating. The health of your gut and the kinds of bacteria living there can even influence your mood and determine your obesity risk as well.

Fasting also fits into this puzzle. Humans have fasted for religious and health reasons for all of recorded history. Juice fasts and such even had a pop culture resurgence. One of the benefits of fasting is that you starve out the yeast and bacteria since only your own cells have access to any energy (your own fat stores). This allows you to essentially reset your body and repopulate your gut with healthier bacteria. This article references a few scientific studies that seen to back up that idea. A less appealing way to repopulate your gut bacteria would be... However, IBS and colitis are often comorbid with AS so it might be worth considering. It was for some on the forums.

Inflammation seems to be at the intersection of all this. In many ways, inflammation is at the root of all illness. In a sense, you aren’t just your human self, but an ever changing proportion of human cells, bacteria, yeasts, and viruses as well. For long term health you have to keep your non-pathogenic guests in balance lest they bloom and become pathogenic AND maintain an immune system strong enough to evict the active pathogens but not attack your own cells. At the risk of redundancy, I think it’s useful to include this book that covers the importance of that balance and the risk of antibiotics.
A final resource I found was on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, which isn't must different than the London AS diet but the website was very helpful and had a lot of information that was free even though they're trying to sell a book.
AS can seem daunting, maybe I should have led with a positive testimonial from someone who managed to control his AS
Dotyisle’s AS story

Oh, one final thing, exercise as much as you can! I have a book called "The Exercise Cure" and for Arthritis (closest thing in the book to AS) he says those with severe pain should at least do stretching, yoga/swimming/strength exercises like air squats and lunges.

TL;DR: A low/no starch diet will lower the number of harmful bacteria, reduce your inflammation response, and increase the effectiveness of traditional medicines at smaller (easier on the body/less side effects) doses.

u/_uff_da · 3 pointsr/xxketo

I would look into probiotic supplements (I use these, they are a bit pricey, but work well. You can get straight acidophilus really cheap at walmart or a pharmacy as well.

If you are near a Fry's, they have carbmaster which fits into Keto pretty well. I have not found another yogurt that will work with Keto.

u/fingerfunk · 3 pointsr/OpiatesRecovery

Congrats on these next steps! Has a love for listening to music become re-awakened for you too during this? That's how it was for me. Really beautiful. GI issues for me over the various times I quit in past were sometimes good and other times really bad. Working on my gut with probiotics helped a great deal when bad and also taking magnesium to soften things up, although that part hasn't really been a problem as once clean, everything softened up a great deal. heh. Different types of probiotics are released in different parts of the gut. The "pearls" get deep as they are enteric coated. You can buy those anywhere:

u/Nubbies907 · 3 pointsr/TopsAndBottoms

I take the recommended dose every morning. But I would start out with 1 tablespoon to a good pint of water or juice. Do that for a week and then kick up to 2 tablespoons.

From time to time I won't take it for about a week or two just to let everything go back to normal.

These images should give you and idea of what it's about.

I order it from Amazon. But word from the wise, don't waste your time or money with the pills or anything else. Brand is your own choosing, but always make sure it is "Whole Husk". There are also other supplements that I have heard people having better success with as well.

u/JohnnyRockets911 · 3 pointsr/ketochow

It's not a flavoring or syrup per se, it's a fiber supplement. Here's an Amazon link: You can probably find a cheaper generic brand at any grocery store near you.

u/CiggyTardust · 3 pointsr/Nootropics

Yes, here is the probiotic I was taking that I suspect is the issue and here is the yeast based one that I don't think is the culprit as I'd been taking it for a while before starting the aforementioned one. I started taking these supplements to kind of re-balance my system as I also was taking Sovereign Silver daily to help with acid reflux and possible SIBO... I REALLY regret doing any of this right now. Was a bit too cavalier about my microbiome.

u/Fitztastical · 3 pointsr/Fitness

These are what I take with my protein shake every morning. Highly recommend for rocket propelled one wipers.

u/notyet_aTwunk · 3 pointsr/askgaybros

Get a fiber supplement, it keeps you regular and clean. Douching becomes super easy and super fast. I used to take Pure For Men but now I take these Psyllium Husk capsules. I'm currently testing them so I haven't decided wether they're better though.

u/DausenWillis · 3 pointsr/keto

Do you know psyllium husk? There are psyllium husk tablets, and I have found that taking 2 in the morning with a BIG glass of water and 2 right before bed with a BIG glass of water can alleviate both constipation and diarrhea.

Here's an example of what I am talking about:

Yep, the mud butt and shitting bricks can hit you at any time, but it really does get much better over time. I've done keto for well over a year, and now I could be the poster child for the Bristol Scat Scale.

u/Mantttt · 3 pointsr/askgaybros

6 pills a day, averages out to this is 15 bucks for 82 days or something around that lol

u/Lamzn6 · 3 pointsr/HumanMicrobiome

RepHresh Pro-B Probiotic Supplement for Women, 30 Oral Capsules

Ignore what it says on the packaging.

u/funventurewife · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

I've struggled with cycling BV and yeast infections my whole life honestly until a friend suggested a few products to me. More importantly I haven't had a single episode of BV or yeast infection the entire pregnancy thus far!

Figuring out the what was causing it was a huge hurdle, and there's a few products and suggestions out there that you might find will totally help. Figuring out what imbalance (probiotics) you'll need will definitely help! Not sure if this goes against subreddit rules, but killing vaginal bacteria and fighting yeast infections are the worst, it only compounds your problem unfortunately.

It might seem counterintuitive, but taking probiotics (specifically for vaginal/feminine health) was the best thing I ever did. :) Try a product like this - good luck!!

u/pulpybullet · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

A couple years ago I was super stressed at life and doing 2-a-days to try to cope. The combo of stress and too much exercise led to hideous breakouts, which added more stress.

Everyone's skin and bodies are weird and wonderful in their own fun ways, but I went to a derm and my gyno, and this helped:

  • cut out dairy
  • wash face twice a day with Cerave Hydrating Cleanser and a Clarisonic (or just the cleanser if it was a mid-day shower), plus Cerave AM and PM moisturizers
  • changed birth controls (went from Nuvaring to Viorele but IANAD)
  • went on tetracycline for a few months (then had to go on a ~lady~ probiotic supplement for yeast infections/BV)
  • Retin A micro, introduced slowly

    Stuff that didn't work for me at all but sometimes works for other people:

  • drying topicals like clindamycin, BP, SA, tea tree oil, witch hazel, milk of magnesia
  • oil cleansing, coconut oil, washing with just water

    Like I say, this is what worked for me when I noticed what sound like similar symptoms to yours. Check out /r/skincareaddiction, and maybe go see some medical pros if you have the means. Good luck, and keep working out! Like others mentioned, most people don't even notice what other people at the gym look like.
u/dexterduck · 3 pointsr/AskCulinary

Not a strictly culinary answer, but if you aren't able to find a good substitute, consider getting your BF the gift of a good lactase supplement. As a lactose intolerant person, it's a real lifesaver.

u/420greg · 3 pointsr/keto

I take these.

Net 0 carbs. 5 grams - 5 carbs from fiber.

u/jredmond · 3 pointsr/askgaybros

Fiber gummies. 5g fiber per dose, and rather tasty as well.

u/SpaceStationEarth · 3 pointsr/keto

I'll third this comment. Whole Psyllium Husk makes you nice and regular...almost life changing and I'm not exaggerating. It's also good to take with water about 30 minutes before a meal to fill you up before you eat. Though a word of warning, it swells in water...great for filling up your stomach but if you let it sit it will swell up before you drink it and then you'll have to eat it like cream of wheat.

I recommend working your way up from 1 tablespoons to 2 then to 3...if you increase the dose too fast, your body biome won't acclimate properly and you'll get loose shits and instead of nice logs. The cheapest I've found is the Now Whole Psyllium Husk on Amazon.

I also use the Now Probiotic.. I'm now very regular with a good BM or two everyday and no more IBS or hemorrhoids.

u/-Chemist- · 3 pointsr/soylent
u/dustinyo_ · 3 pointsr/leangains

I would also add some fiber for the sake of your bowels but really everyone I know who's tried to do liquid only gives up after a couple of weeks. It sounds really convenient, but you'll be surprised how much you miss real food. All-liquid meals never seem to make you feel full either, even when you're hitting all your macros.

u/fastertoday · 3 pointsr/soylent

I've been making "soft-serve" soylent for a while.
I discovered that adding ground psyllium husk significantly improves the texture.

u/ringold · 3 pointsr/keto

Here's some of the stuff I get/got from Amazon since starting Keto back in Sept of 13.

Almond Flour(5LB) I buy this every couple months -

Quest Bars -

Silicone Molds - ;

Swerve(Conf sugar) -

Zero Carb Protein Powder -

Psyllium Husk -

Silicone Mats -

u/Never_Really · 3 pointsr/diabetes

I take these. I know that because the capsules are going through the stomach, a majority of the pill probiotics get killed off, but I notice a difference when I take them vs. when I don't. Whether it's psychosomatic or not, I like 'em.

I sometimes make my own yogurt with starters from these guys. I used to be on top of the yogurt every two weeks, but it's more like every two months now.

u/FuggyFresh · 3 pointsr/Paleo

I had the same issue and these help a lot. I take one a day on an empty stomach.

NOW Foods Probiotic-10 25 Billion, 50 Vcaps

u/bc219 · 3 pointsr/Microbiome

Ok so I saw on amazon it does list it in their list of bacteria. That is really crazy!!!! I am so curious now that I am determined to find out why it’s there!

DrFormulas' Best Probiotics for Women & Men | Nexabiotic Multi Probiotic with Saccharomyces Boulardii, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, B. infantis, Prebiotic 60 Capsules (Not Pearls)

u/Skinnydogvito · 3 pointsr/Rosacea

I use this one


But I haven't been using it for that long so I can't necessarily recommend it. It came recommended by That site has a good article on probiotics. The top one he recommended more was really expensive. So I thought I'd try this one instead. Plus I wanted pills that were easy to swallow.

I read a study that rosacea sufferers saw improvement with L. paracasei. But overall skin health is improved with other strains. I think the might have a reference to the study.



u/duff78 · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

I use these, you can find them a little cheaper from other sellers if you look. Get 3-4 brews for under $10 and works really well.

Swanson L. Plantarum Probiotics Bowel Regularity, Gas, Bloating, Immune Support, Gastrointestinal Balance 10 billion CFU Supplement 30 Veggie Capsules

u/TarntKarntington · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

Interesting, have you gotten decent tartness from it? I figured it was just a dud.

Never tried good belly but my most recent attempt was with the Swanson's probiotics. I made a starter with three capsules and pitched it into 6 gallons of wort a few days later. 36 hours of recirculating at 85-90F and it was almost too sour but the taste was considerably cleaner than anything else I've tried (Wyeast, Omega, grains). I can't recommend it enough.

u/SheepishWino · 3 pointsr/loseit

Try doing a course of probiotics, you might have a gut flora imbalance. Especially if you've recently taken antibiotics, or if you've ever had any issues with dairy products.

I use these ones

They're less expensive than the ones you'll find at the pharmacy, and there's 15 strains, and a much higher CFU count.

u/SevenElevenHells · 3 pointsr/keto

I've been on these for a while they're my favorite. Absorption matters most imo

Hyperbiotics PRO-15 Probiotics - 60 Daily Time Release Pearls - 15x More Effective than Probiotic Capsules with Patented Delivery Technology - Easy to Swallow Probiotic Supplement

u/PennySun29 · 3 pointsr/Health

Take your probiotics...Multi strands are the best!
Changed my life....!

u/crystamichelle · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

These seemed to help my really stubborn neck breakouts. They were deep and never healed and never seemed to really come all the way to the surface. Curology took care of my face skin, but wasn't working (or not as quickly as I wanted it to) on my neck. I take 1-2 a day when I can remember.

u/faireymagik2 · 3 pointsr/askgaybros

Organic Psyllium Husk Powder; Psyllium Husk Fiber Powder for Baking Keto Bread, Easy Mixing Fiber Supplement for Promoting Regularity, Finely Ground & Non-GMO, 24 oz. (Powder)

u/noturhun · 3 pointsr/keto

You're welcome! Here's the one I use:

u/sleepymoose88 · 3 pointsr/ankylosingspondylitis

I use this one

It has 20 strains and 50 billion CFU if you take 2 pills daily. I may try doing just one pill a day to see if it’s still ok. Probiotics are not cheap.

u/grthlth · 3 pointsr/WomensHealth

D-mannose is a good idea when it comes to urinary tract infections. These are natural sugars that stick to E.Coli which is the bacteria that usually causes the UTIs. It then makes it easy to get rid of by drinking lots of water. So provided you get completely natural products, there is no harm in trying. Another remedy which i can recommend and will help to provide some relief and prevent UTIs from recurring and these are probiotics. Healthy, good bacteria that attack and fight off bad bacteria which are responsible for causing these conditions. You can boost your diet on yogurts, kefir or fermented milk and kombucha; these are rich sources of probiotic.

Other than that, you can also look into probiotic supplements. These are faster acting and much better when it comes to serving as a remedy to UTIs. But like I said earlier, knowing the source of your products are very important. Natural products are less likely to have health complications. I would recommend a brand, Eu Natural. These guys are highly trusted and recommended with natural products and supplements. They also provide Flourish Probiotics. This is a natural combination of good bacteria that will help to fight UTIs and also has some other health benefits. I will attach a link so you can have a closer look.

I hope this info was useful and wish you good luck and health. Remember to drink lots of water. you need it

u/cryospam · 2 pointsr/keto

Hey, I'm like you with that almond flour...

Try swapping 1 TBSP of Almond Flour for 1 TBSP of 0 carb cookies and cream (or any other flavor that goes well with chocolate) protein powder.

Swap 1 TBSP of the Unsweetened Coco Powder for another 1 TBSP of 0 carb cookies and cream protein powder

Swap 2 TSP Coconut Flour for 2 TSP Psyllium Husks.

Go from 1.5 TBSP of splenda to 2 TBSP to retain the sweetness.

You have suddenly made that 7g into like 1.8g and you jacked the fiber up by a LOT...they taste delicious (I double this recipe and eat it for dinner sometimes)

u/byronnnn · 2 pointsr/milwaukee

A few tips, use the Untapped app to find beer. I just did a search for New Grist in Lincoln Nebraska and there was a liquor store called The Still that said they had it. Not sure where you are, but Untapped may be of assistance.

Have you figured out her tolereance? My wife has celiac and she is able to drink a few Modelo Especials or corona’s without issue. They have low ppm of gluten. If your wife is ultra sensitive, then she would likely have an issue. This list is decent to judge.

Side note, my wife has found that when she had a reaction, taking charcoal tablets helps. It doesn’t cure it, but makes the reaction tolerable.

Nature's Way Charcoal Activated; 560 mg Charcoal per serving; 100 Capsules (Packaging May Vary)

u/charmed2 · 2 pointsr/Supplements

Everyone should have activated charcoal on hand, since its not that easy to find when you suddenly need it. Here's some reviews

u/notasinglefaptogive · 2 pointsr/ketogains

That's the thing about living in America (dunno if you live there or not.) ALL fermented foods should have probiotics. But everyone has an irrational fear of getting sick so they kill all the good bacteria.

If you're willing to buy probiotic pills, a 3 month supply of this is what I recommend:

I can tell you they work for sure. It went through the ultimate test of relieving me of my.. ahem... toiletry issues. Always buy probiotics from Amazon. They're way, way overpriced in stores. The one I linked is 90 days for 16 bucks. At the store 30 is 20 bucks.

Food-wise, Activia greek yogurt is good. I'm never sure about saurkraut, so I just pass on it. I can never seem to find organic, unpasteurized.

One of the best is Braggs apple cider vinegar. Has to be organic. Braggs is the most well-known and available brand. Shake it up so the brown sediment at the bottom (those are basically the probiotics) "dissolves" evenly into the liquid, then put two tablespoons into a glass of water and gulp it down. It's also said to aid in fat loss and a lot of celebrities use it for that purpose, but Im not entirely certain if that's true or not.

If you can find organic, unpasteurized pickles, go for it. But chances are due to the laws of the land, you wont have much luck in that department. It's supposed to be really easy to make your own though. And you can even use the leftover juice of storebought pickles if you're lazy.

They also make probiotic teas. This brand in particular has a probiotic that can withstand high temperatures, meaning it wont die off in the hot water. I've used it personally and can tell it works. I'll give ya the Amazon link in case you're interested. Ignore the price tag. It's for a pack of 6. You'll find single boxes of them for like 3-4 bucks at walmart.

u/tynenn · 2 pointsr/keto

I buy mine from amazon, the exact ones I use are:

And also notice that the 2.6 liters is probably a day with no exercise. So if you work out you'll need even more.

u/RussianAsshole · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

You should take probiotics to help with that, they're basically good bacteria that boosts your immune system, helps your digestive track, etc.
Me and A LOT of other people have had a lot less bloating since taking them, it seems. Eating gluten could also contribute to bloating. I take these: probiotics

u/cal_student37 · 2 pointsr/askgaybros

Note that if you buy the pill form the dossage is really low. Each pill is about 1.5% of your daily fiber need so you'd need to take literally a handful each day to have some noticeable effect. The loose form (that you mix in with water) seems to allow you to easily take a bigger dosage.

u/dontdoxmebro2 · 2 pointsr/ShitPoliticsSays
u/cry_me_a_river__ · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

I have read some things about certain kinds of probiotics being good for vaginal health. There are apparently a couple of kinds of good bacteria identified by researchers to be good: Lactobacillus rhamnosus, GR-1 and Lactobacillus reuteri, RC-14.

A product called Femdophilus contains both these kinds of Probiotic and, if the hundreds of Amazon reviews are worth a damn, works really well for some ladies.


Good luck! I know how awful itching down there can be. :(

u/justcurious12345 · 2 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

This is the one I picked:

There are some that look really awesome that say vaginal suppositories right on them, but they're more expensive. With these, I used two pills at bed time for maybe a week or so, and since then I've just used one any time I start to feel itchy. You know that "Is this a yeast infection" stage where you know in a couple days it'll probably be the real deal? That's when I'd insert one just in case, and it worked well for years. I'm dealing with yeast now, but I think it's related to being pregnant and taking antibiotics.

u/bcho86 · 2 pointsr/ketoscience

CT-CV-ICU RN here. First and foremost, please get probiotics on board. Not the generic ones that you will find over the counter in the market, but medical grade probiotics; specifically, VSL#3 which has 400,000,000,000 bacteria per sachet. That may seem like a lot, but your gut (which is now viewed as the 2nd brain now) has trillions of bacteria living within inside you contributing into many things such as vitamin synthesis, maintaining homeostasis, and believe it or not, producing neurotransmitters! When I'm not taking on fresh post-op open hearts, I take septic patients and I commonly see our patients with sepsis being treated with heavy antibiotics, then being discharged with no information to repopulate their microbiome.

To get rid of your Cdiff. Buy VSL#3 and this Jarrow Formulas Saccharomyces Boulardii + MOS, 5 Billion Cells Per Capsule, Promotes Intestinal and Digestive Health, 90 Veggie Capsules

And mix them with Red Mills Unmodified potato starch which acts as food for the probiotics you're consuming. This is a resistant starch meaning your body cannot break this down for sugar.

Also, read up on Butyrate which is the most underrated natural substance our symbiotic friends produce!

u/phantasmagoria4 · 2 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Here is another site with some info from the University of Washington on Boric Acid supplements. I use them about 2x a week to keep YIs at bay. My doctor also just recommended taking a Saccharomyces Boulardii supplement. Basically the Saccaromyces Boulardii are a different type of yeast that "compete" for resources with the type of yeast that cause YIs, and therefore make it harder for the bad yeast to grow out of control.

I hope you get this under control!

u/rharmelink · 2 pointsr/keto

I take two or three psyllium husk capsules per meal, that I get from Amazon.

u/johnny5ive · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

Psyllium Husk works for me.

u/liveinapineapple · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

Buy psyllium husk caps. Trust me. I got these ones a few days ago and they make your shits go smooth as hell, often no wipers. A little fiber (6 caps/day) does a whole lot of good.

u/tuesdayisfortacos · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Mine is in capsule form, so I just swallow it whole. I use this one.

u/Quadrashocker · 2 pointsr/keto

As others recommended, Psylium Husk pills and a probiotic should help with regularity.

u/goose5450 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

These are the ones I get. Again, like most supplements the effects are marginal but I'll take anything I can when it comes to dealing with hunger.

u/sliverdragon37 · 2 pointsr/FODMAPS

I take these (psyllium husk capsules), and it works for me:

u/L4syth · 2 pointsr/jpouch

My first year, I was up 2-3 times a night, and when I mentioned this to my surgeon at the time of my annual check up, he said “take an Imodium before bed.” So I started doing that and got it down to once a night. I’m still up and going once a night, but it’s needing to pee that wakes me up...and it’s just easier to go ahead and evacuate while I’m at it 😉

As for your second question, I soiled myself in the middle of the night 2-3 times in the past 2 1/2 years, but not full on shit myself. When it happened, it was typically the result of being extra reckless with eating/drinking whatever I want, subsequently having a lot of gas churning around while I’m asleep, and my body letting it pass...with me discovering in the morning it wasn’t all gas LOL

Are you taking any fiber supplements like Metamucil? My surgeon recommended I take it with every meal because it slows down the digestive tract, and it really does work. I hate the powder and take the capsules, and because I’m cheap I get a generic from amazon: My surgeon wants me to take it 3x a day (once before every meal) but I’m lazy and typically only do it when eating some I know will mess me up, like salad! It does a good job of firming things up from watery diarrhea to an oatmeal consistency, which means less trips to the bathrooms do leas chance of any gas being accompanied by leakage. Hope that helps!

u/MisterAnd0 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I had the same problem once I increased my protein intake to 1.5g/lbs of BW. I then started to take some psyllium husk capsules before meals and the problem was solved.

u/Natriana · 2 pointsr/fasting

I suffered really horrible diarrhea during my first 3 day fast, to the point that I couldn't trust if it felt like I just needed to pass gas o.O Someone mentioned taking psyllium husk to help regulate your system. I've been using that the last three days and I've had zero diarrhea and two regular bowel movements. Here's what I'm using (I've used it regularly in the past to help lower cholesterol too):

u/ClimbOnGoodBuddy · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I have basically the same exact story as you, also 6ft, 210 lbs, 20ish % bf. I ordered only to realize that their serving size was way smaller than I thought. They work fine, but it means taking 6 in the morning first thing and 6 at night before I go to bed, with a lot of water with each serving. It comes out to ~4g of fiber a day.

The recommended amount appears to be ~30g a day, so I don't know if this is actually helping or if it's just a placebo. I just realized that I didn't really answer your question, but this is what I've been doing.

u/chadnik · 2 pointsr/vegan

I can't tell if this is a compliment because of the resourcefulness of making almond milk or an insult because I mentioned the holiest of holies, the ghost wipe

u/tardust6 · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Hi, I used to have the same problem with yeast infections. I use feminine probiotics (which are good for your stomach too!) that help break down my production of yeast. Here's some on amazon, but you can find them in like target/walmart in the womens feminine aisle.

When I have an itching problem, I would use the restroom frequently throughout the day, even if I didn't feeling like going and just felt a little moist down there. I carried baby wipes in my purse to clean up down there. I use summer eves feminine wash in the shower and try best not to get shampoo or body soap down there to effect it.

I avoid certain foods and drinks. Anything that contains a lot of yeast, I cut back on them, replacing bread with salads and healthy food (though I still eat bread daily, just not as much all the time). I definitely had to quit drinking beer, after drinking beer, it made my sweat smell yeasty like bread. My boobs smelled like hot crossed buns when I drank beer frequently.

TL;DR: Take the feminine probiotic pill each day, eat yogurt each morning, avoid bread/beer/yeasty-things, wipe up when feeling moist down there, summers eve in shower. Also, wipe up good after sex, but don't clean inside your vagina though.

u/elbowstoopointy · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Congrats! Reminds me of when I finally banished the repeat bacterial vaginosis from hell I had on and off for YEARS. Every time I went to the doctor I would get a script for antibiotics that resulted in a yeast infection that would cause BV and start the cycle all over again.

Then finally after seeing a thread on using probiotic supplements I gave it a try and it was almost instant relief. This stuff is a miracle. Makes me kinda mad that doctors don't at least suggest some of these options! Taking some OTC probiotics or changing your TP is a lot easier and cheaper than tests and medications.

u/cg037 · 2 pointsr/xxketo

I dunno, I haven't experienced YI on keto. But, when I was pregnant (and not keto), I got them more often than I would've liked. [This probiotic] ( was a game changer for me.

I started taking one every morning and it cleared up the one I was experiencing in 3 days. Never got another yeast infection again after i started taking it every day.

u/navyjeff · 2 pointsr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

Try some of these. They might work for you. At least now I can eat pizza, and if I happen upon some cream, it's not the end of the world.

u/Church_of_Cheri · 2 pointsr/loseit

I'm Lactose intolerant, as well as having issues with FODMAPs (short chained carbohydrates), which I think is very similar to what you have. I also have lots of allergies, including oral allergy syndrome and can't have uncooked greens of any time, plus lots of other foods that have fiber. I'm now on the Keto diet and loving it! I'm good with almost all the foods, and finding out a lot more about lactose intolerance. For example, harder cheeses and higher fat milk products like heavy cream, have very little if any lactose in them and I can eat them. I also didn't know there is lactose in wine, that was heartbreaking. Also, if you're out to eat or possibly have lactose, these help a lot, they're the only ones that work for me. Best of luck!

u/brian21 · 2 pointsr/lactoseintolerant

I will very very very strongly recommend Schiff's Lactose Defense Probiotic. Lactaid did not work for me, and I can eat half a pizza with this without issue. Sold at Amazon, Walmart, Walgreens, and probably more.

u/aipotsyd · 2 pointsr/90daysgoal

May I suggest a probiotic for your lactose intolerance. It's something you take daily, but I find it works much better than taking lactase with each dairy consumption. Plus, I find it to be much cheaper if you're planning on having dairy daily anyway. I will warn you though, that you should wait 3 or 4 days after starting before consuming dairy and those first few days were filled with bloating and gas (though not as bad as eating dairy without anything).

u/gcalpo · 2 pointsr/Cooking

I take it one step farther and take lactose pills from "Dietary Advantage" that are basically bacteria-on-a-pill (oversimplification) that help you digest lactose all day. One pill in the morning and no worries the rest of the day.

Edit: I have a subscription from Amazon for the 3-packs (96 doses total) I think this was the most cost-effective solution and I don't have to remember to stock up.

u/socphd · 2 pointsr/InfertilityBabies

Razz! You're here, this is excellent.

OK, I have some limited info that might be helpful regarding your questions. First of all, don't force yourself to eat things that are unpalatable. Try to substitute, if you can, with other vegetables, and realize that baby is getting what s/he needs from you, especially if you're taking a prenatal. I really, really enjoyed peanut butter and crackers. Like, in a big way. Two jars a week.

I cry at commercials and maudlin thoughts now. So, no, crying at a meal seems perfectly normal. It'll pass.

When I heard the heartbeat for the first time, I just remember thinking, Thank God! No more IVF for a while! It wasn't until she really looked like a human at 12 weeks that I got more attached. And, frankly, I only really thought of her as a real person when I could start to feel her moving (around 19-21 weeks). Whatever you're feeling is OK. Be patient with your post-infertility PTSD, if you think you might have a little. That's what we're all here for.

Um, regarding the Crinone - yeaaaah, never saw black. BUT, I did some googling, and some other boards that shall remain nameless seem to say that it's old stuff that is a week or two old that is just discharging. So, seems harmless.

Two pieces of unsolicited advice? Take lots of naps and eat lots of Fiber Gummies ( so you stay regular. I swear by those damn sugar-free bears.

u/Jon-W · 2 pointsr/keto

Vitafusion sugar-free Fiber Gummies. 5g of soluble fiber per serving, and less than 1 gram of sugar alcohols. They seem to work pretty awesome!

u/kikimonster · 2 pointsr/keto

5 grams of fiber seems a little low.

I try to get a couple of these every meal. Especially ones that don't have much veggies.

u/b1ackcat · 2 pointsr/keto
u/PrinceAli132 · 2 pointsr/fitmeals

I don't have experience with it but look into Psyllium Husk Powder. I found one on amazon.

1 tablespoon (9g) = 30 calories = 8g carbs with 7g of fiber.

I've incorporated fiber via beans, lentils and low carb tortillas (90 cals with 15g of fiber).

u/apexidiot · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

NOW Supplements, Psyllium Husk Powder, 24-Ounce

u/IkeKim · 2 pointsr/omad

Hey, thanks for that! The only thing that I can give you in return is that my Doc told me to mix some fiber w/ my Orange Juice at the end of my OMAD dinner and forget about bloating and cholesterol. Enjoy yourself.

u/PROPHYLACTIC_APPLE · 2 pointsr/sex

Along with all the other great advice, what's your diet like? Maybe try adding a little bit of fiber, specifically psyllium husk:


It'll make you more regular and make things stick little less.

u/_ilovetofu_ · 2 pointsr/soylent

Psyllium Husk is also great for added fiber.

u/Pimplicate · 2 pointsr/ketorecipes
  • 150 g blanched almond flour (1.5 cup )
  • 6 tbsp psyllium husk powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1.5 tsp salt (I use .5 tsp of salt, this is WAY too much)
  • 4 egg whites
  • 120 ml boiling water
  • oil for frying (about 1-2 tbsp)



    I've tried multiple recipes for tortilla wraps, and this held up the best. I make a batch every week or so and use it to make turkey wraps for lunch every day.
u/UnlikeSpace3858 · 2 pointsr/keto

You need to take psyllium husk powder daily. Try a Tbsp blended in a low carb protein powder shake, or mix it with a packet of Natural Calm magnesium citrate before bed.

u/jandpinc · 2 pointsr/askgaybros

Sorry, yeah, it's a powder.

u/Craigasaurous · 2 pointsr/ketorecipes

BBQ Pulled Pork and “Cornbread” Waffles Yields 4 Servings

u/ReallyJeff · 2 pointsr/shittingadvice

Four 500 mg caps is only 2 grams! Get some bulk psyllium ( and take at least a 9 gram Tablespoon once a day.

u/geftsnowball · 2 pointsr/ketorecipes
u/RobotPigOverlord · 2 pointsr/hamsters

I had a hammy that had something very similar, poked her cheek with a piece of hay she stole from my guinea pigs, and it formed an abcess that required antibiotics and surgery. Make sure to give your hammy probiotics to replace any of the intestinal flora that the antibiotics kill off. This is a good one , mix half a capsule with a mashed blueberry or sprinkled on veggies they like. DMG is also a really helpful supplement (it boosts the body's immune response to infection), 0.1mL once a day would be the dose for a hamster, its tasteless so it mixes well with food or medicine.

u/viatessblog · 2 pointsr/ibs

I have had a lot of luck making my own yogurt out of coconut milk (canned, ingredients are just coconut + water) and NOW Foods probiotics. Here's a recipe.

You're not alone in using products every other day even if you're supposed to take it daily. I've done that with a lot of stuff, including the homemade yogurt.

Lately I've needed to add protein to my diet and haven't had any sensitivity issues to the probiotics in this powder. I know it's a big commitment to buy something that processed that your body might hate though.

Good luck shitting!

u/axcho · 2 pointsr/soylent

I've tried this enzyme supplement and this expensive probiotic with some success. Looks like this and this are the most popular on Amazon though, from NOW Foods (a good brand), and cheaper.

u/nothrowingawaymyshot · 2 pointsr/loseit

A good majority of people do not get enough fiber intake in their day. I know it's not easy, but it might help to find a few fiber sources that you enjoy eating as that will help you out tremendously.

If you're getting the right amount of water per day, getting in the right amount of fiber, and limiting your food intake 3-4 hours before going to sleep, that will help you with regularity in a big way.

Also are amazing.

u/Sohailk · 2 pointsr/gainit
u/itsmyotherface · 2 pointsr/Pets

I have a cat with IBD, and he has problems with chronic diarrhea/colitis symptoms.

I give him two dietary supplements. One is human grade, one is pet-grade.

Pet grade: Honest Kitchen Perfect Form. This is mainly a fiber supplement, but it also contains slippery elm bark, which works as a lubricant in the digestive tract, which reduces irritation and inflammation. I dose according to the instructions on the can. A $14 can lasted me a full year with daily use.

The human grade: Jarrow S. Boulardii. This is not a pro-biotic, but is a dietary yeast. The whole idea behind this is that your cats gut may not have a proper amount of good gut bacteria. The dietary yeast creates an explosion in good gut bacteria, which reduces inflammation.

I dose this at a near-human dose of 1 pill per day (and they are horse pills even for people), so a $40 bottle lasts 6 months. This is more than you would typically use on a pet---you'd only be using about half a pill. Problem with this stuff is that the MOS is bitter, so most cats won't eat it, you have to pill it. (Some cats are weird, like mine. He'll eat it.) Ideally, you'd buy a $10 bag of size 3 gelatin capsules and re-capsule it. The cat should get 1-2 per day. Warning: it WILL make your cat gassy and give them tummy rumbles until their body adjusts.

For this product, there is also a stop-diarrhea protocol which essentially calls for giving them a dose of this stuff every 4 hours for 24 hours, then dosing 2x/day, until the cat is stable enough to go to once a day.. I did do it after my cat had a particularly bad setback, and it worked.

I have been able to back off the use of these two products in recent weeks. My cat is currently stable using medication and prescription food, so I have been able to reduce the supplements. Ideally, I'd want to wean him off the steroids, but the supplements aren't miracle workers.

I have also tried Nexabiotic, but found that it was not strong enough to do any good for my cat.

The only vet-grade probiotic my vet stocks is Forti-Flora, and it simply didn't work. I found these supplements through a feline IBD support group. My vet had never heard of their use before, but since the ingredients couldn't hurt, she was all for trying them.

u/thinkstopthink · 2 pointsr/Psoriasis

Hmm, is there a direct correlation between specific strains and Th cells? This appears to be similar, but not the same...

u/lordkiwi · 2 pointsr/Health

if your just taking a bottle of acidophilus you may not be getting the verity you need try something like

and lots of phylium fiber to inulin fiber. So basically Metamucil regular and Metamucil clear

u/nashbar · 2 pointsr/fermentation

Here’s the bacteria I’m using

I treat this like yeast in that I make a starter and pitch the bacteria. 100g of malt extract, 1kg of water and 5 capsules of bacteria.

Mash normal for a wort and drop temperature to 40-50C and pitch the bacteria starter. It takes 24-36hr to get the pH down to 3.4-3.5ish.

Then I boil the wort again to kill the bacteria, cool and pitch my yeast.

u/storunner13 · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

Your 6-row malt is not necessary as you're using malted wheat (which is enzymatic).

Skip the protein mash. I would also recommend against souring the mash, especially if you're not using a lactobacillus culture. This method is hit-or-miss with results, and you will be more likely to have a better product if you lauter and pitch a pure lacto culture into your kettle.

If you have a health foods store, you may be able to find goodbelly. Use the straight shot if you can, or use the juice (peach mango orange would be a good option). I'm not a huge fan of goodbelly, but lots of other homebrewers swear by it.

Otherwise, the health foods store might have lactobacillus plantarum capsules.

u/Brite_No_More · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I used this to sour my berliner. used 10 capsules for a 5gal batch at 100f, left it for ~4 days and it got down to 3.1ph. plantarum works at lower temps than a lot of lacto, so while it could take longer, it will still chug along at room temp and get you where u want it eventually :). oh, and its prime, so you can likely get it before your brewday if you order now!

u/wees1750 · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

Swanson Probiotics. These are the exact ones I ordered from Amazon and were recommended to me somewhere (either here, or Milk the Funk... I can't recall).

I did a 1L 1.040 starter with DME and 10% apple juice and used two capsules. Seemed to work so far!

u/taintedbloop · 2 pointsr/CBD

Many probiotics often contain prebiotics as well. There is also a popular train of thought among the probiotic community that they need to be encapsulated so they don't get killed by the acid in your stomach. They get released slowly over many hours after passing through the stomach.

Here is an example of a probiotic with many strains and contains prebiotics (often in the form of some type of fiber, in this case FOS or Fructooligosaccarides) and they also are time release like I mentioned before. That product is currently the best seller on amazon for probiotics. Slightly pricey, but if it works, totally worth it.

u/hopeitwillgetbetter · 2 pointsr/fasting

Please specify which brand of probiotic supplements so I can stay away from it. Early this year, I did a half-bottle of:

Stopped because I decided that the prebiotic route made far more sense, i.e. up my vegetable intake.

I feel angry that this happened to you.

u/aliciacary1 · 2 pointsr/AutoImmuneProtocol

I use this one. The girl who write The Healing Kitchen recommended it.

u/zapfastnet · 2 pointsr/keto

In addition to what others have suggested I would say consider adding some 10% Plain Greek yogurt to your diet to nudge your gut flora in the right direction. Also consider taking a coated probiotic

edit to fix link ---I stuck a cat video in there at first by mistake

u/bearable_lightness · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Are you taking a probiotic? I've been taking this one since starting doxy, and I've been able to avoid the (very common) GI problems doxy's known for. If you are taking one, you may want to double check that you're taking enough, consider adding plain yogurt, etc. I take 2-3 capsules/day and have also tried to drink more water. Hope you feel better soon!

u/Johnny_Poppyseed · 2 pointsr/tifu

That is more than a nervous tummy. I know it's a pain in the butt (lol) but go see the specialist.

You could have something serious like colon cancer for all you know. Or if it isnt that serious, they might have some proper medication for you. Look into probiotics and fecal-transplants. They are making a lot of advancements in treating this sort of thing.

Good luck.

Edit: try these in the meantime. Good quality probiotics. Worked surprisingly well for me (didnt have as severe issues as you tho. Really, see the dr)

u/dying_skies · 2 pointsr/Kratom_Info_Exchange

Buy some psyllium husk you can get a pound or two for like $20 take 2 grams per day, and you won't have any constipation issues which it sounds like is your problem. Been taking 10 grams of kratom per day for over 3 years once I started doing that didn't have any more issues.

Psyllium Husk Powder; Psyllium Husk Fiber Powder for Baking Keto Bread, Easy Mixing Fiber Supplement for Promoting Regularity, Finely Ground & Non-GMO, 24 oz.

u/manosarriba · 2 pointsr/xxketo

So I was just thinking about poop today because, mannnn. When I eat psyllium husk I just have like, THE MOST satisfying poops ever.

[This] ( is the brand I use, I ate waffles yesterday for dinner.

u/spiciernuggets · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

> have added sugar?

What kind of monster would add sugar to something like this...

anyways... this is what I have used for quite some time

u/yourfuneralpyre · 2 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

Want to add fiber to your diet? I was taking psyllium husk powder for a while as a fiber supplement. It has a grain flavor and the texture isn't the best but it's pretty cheap and it works.

This is not the kind I was taking but it's similar. 24 ounce would last a long time. Make sure you mix with a full glass of water and it does get stuck pretty well to whatever you mix it in, so I recommend using (and reusing) a plastic cup and spoon until they get too gross. Then throw away. You can add it to other foods too, but I prefer just chugging it. I would take 1teaspoon a day.

The reason I don't take a fiber supplement anymore is because I eat plenty of fiber now, but this stuff really works!

u/BADangerzone · 2 pointsr/NoFap

Your gut biome. The intestinal flora. Probiotics. Start taking a good one would by mynsuggestion. I take this one by the handful atm since my biome was DESTROYED by antibiotics a while back.

NewRhythm Probiotics 50 Billion...

They help to fight off bad critters and make a happy belly. Also, look up on instagram ‘medical medium.’ He’ll make you rethink things a little 👌🏽👍🏽

I hope this helps 🗿

Ps. If you get them, start lightly. A little may go a long way. Everyone responds different so just put your toes in before you jump in. I’m a really extreme case...and crazy cuz of it🙋🏻‍♂️

u/Infamy444 · 2 pointsr/soccer

I'm thinking something more like this

u/spider_sauce · 2 pointsr/adhd_anxiety

Pick Any that are highly reviewed, have a wide variety of strains, have a high count, and seem high quality. This one looks pretty good. Some suggest refrigeration so just check it out on the label.

u/unoriginalopinion · 2 pointsr/Accutane

When I asked my sister-in-law, who is a natural wellness coach, about probiotics she said I didn't have to necessarily take the refrigerated ones, but did recommend two specific brands: these and these.

u/vitohlth · 2 pointsr/nutrition

I think this is indeed a very good question. The gut is generally considered as the center of the immune system and hence a favorable gut flora will go a long way to boost the immune system and improve overall wellness. When it comes to gut bacteria, a safe and natural way to replenish the good bacteria is to take probiotics. And some sources are yogurts, kefirs, kombucha and all that or probiotic supplements. I have used one and I can recommend it; Flourish Probiotics by Eu Natural. Hence to balance gut flora and boost your immune system. i will attach a link so you may check it out. :

u/exicom · 2 pointsr/Lyme

I have used Flourish Probiotics by Eu Natural. These are actually probiotic supplements. i had a really bad case of stomach problems with nausea and lack of appetite. I was recommend this and did some research before deciding to go in for it. Basically, this is a natural combination of healthy bacteria that helps to support digestion, urinary tract and gut health. The brand Eu Natural is actually highly recommended when it comes to natural products. I will attach a link so you can read more into it. But definitely a go for me:

Good luck

u/kindRosy · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

well I got rid of mine using probiotics. Did some research online and after recommendations I was convinced these healthy bacteria were what I needed. Started out with yogurts, they seemed to help so I moved on to probiotic supplements which were safe during pregnancy. The one I used was Flourish Probiotics by Eu Natural which is a natural probiotic supplement made from healthy, good bacteria. It is what stopped my morning sickness. basically what I know of probiotics is that they are healthy bacteria that are great to get rid of conditions like UTIs, support healthy pregnancy, digestion and gut flora. Did the trick for me and I would recommend. I will attach a link so you can read more into it:

And try to get lots of rest. Good luck

u/fleshturd · 1 pointr/IWantToLearn

Psyllium husks, my friend... Psyllium husks.

u/kellogn2 · 1 pointr/shittingadvice

I should probably make a throwaway but fuck it. I bought Psyllium Husk at Haggen (my semi-local grocery store) and you can also buy it on Amazon.

u/SnapshillBot · 1 pointr/EnoughTrumpSpam
u/HereBeBeer · 1 pointr/keto

Try this. Makes pooping fun! I mix/sprinkle this on just about anything.

u/CalmTraining01 · 1 pointr/NaturalBeauty I was using these capsules and taking out the powder to make my own mask for the night. Do you think it's better if I just get a mask that already contains activated charcoal instead?

u/shortygotsnacks · 1 pointr/OkCupid

I think your teeth are fine! Like other said, there's always Invisalign to straighten them.

For whitening, I like to use natural stuff like Activated Charcoal. You break open the pills onto a small dish, wet your toothbrush, brush for about 2-3 minutes. There's really not much of a taste and you get to look like a crazy person with black stuff in your mouth. Rinse and repeat once a week. Whitens little by little over time.

u/joooooolieee · 1 pointr/bonnaroo

Activated charcoal tablets- ever seen those $10 hangover cure juices from fancy juice bars? This is what’s in them. It helps filter toxins and undigested alcohol from your liver! Pop a couple before sleeping, a couple more in the morning, drink lots of water.

Nature's Way Charcoal Activated; 560 mg Charcoal per serving; 100 Capsules (Packaging May Vary)

u/right4keto · 1 pointr/zerocarb

Here's the recipe for re-mineralizing tooth powder:

1.) Use a plastic Tupperware container, don't use anything metal to stir or store the powder (bentonite clay can pull things from metal). Square and shallow seems to work best.

2.) 1/4 - 1/2 cup of Bentonite Clay (depending on the size of your container), this is the brand I use.

3.) 3 - 6 capsules of [activated charcoal] ( - great for whitening - can stain grout so be careful when using! Just gently twist the capsule and dump the contents in with the clay.

4.) Clove and/or cinnamon to taste - optional.

5.) Mix ingredients with a plastic spoon or just put the lid on and shake gently!

How to use:

1.) Dip dry or damp toothbrush in coconut oil - I try for a pea sized amount sometimes more.

2.) Dip coconut oil covered brush in tooth powder, just enough to cover, tap your toothbrush on the edge to remove excess.

3.) Brush. I find it works better for me to spread the tooth powder around on my teeth before turning on my electric brush. Again the charcoal can stain grout, towels, etc. so be careful!

If you don't like or have coconut oil you can always just dip a damp toothbrush in the powder and brush with just that!

As for whitening my husband and I both saw a lot of improvement. He's an ex-smoker and it got rid of the tobacco stains on his front teeth after a month or so of twice daily use but YMMV.

u/anbeav · 1 pointr/ibs

I take Nature’s Way

Nature's Way Activated Charcoal; 560 mg Charcoal per serving; 100 Capsules

u/peaksy · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Activated Charcoal - Take one of these capsules apart and make a paste. Apply it to the bite and let it dry. I do it right before jumping in the shower because this stuff gets everywhere, but it works really good.

u/Ooglemuffin · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction it's not a whitening strip but they are AMAZING!!!! Open the capsule and rub onto teeth then spit out. Doesn't damage your teeth or gums and you'll see results in about 5 minutes. It won't hurt you if swallowed either though. Doesn't stain stuff. Plus waaay cheaper than the standard whitening strip.

u/lizzehness · 1 pointr/IBD

I buy these, they have helped me so much. Amazon has the best price, I've looked.

u/-JeniGoat- · 1 pointr/AskDocs

It sounds a lot like when my son had viral meningitis from the description of your headache, which can be caused by entero virus (which is a stomach virus). So you never actually vomited or had diarrhea? Most doctors will tell you not to eat anything if you can't stop vomiting. That gives your stomach a chance to settle down so that you don't get dehydrated throwing up all your fluids. Even though yogurt is great because it has probiotics in it which you need, dairy is hard on your stomach when you have a stomach virus. I think you should follow the BRAT diet at this point. You can buy little probiotic pearls at the store if you want to help replenish your good bacteria.

If you start to feel super sick to your stomach again. I have this "drink" that I make for my family that is pretty pungent, but I swear it stops the nausea and settles the stomach every single time! I mix one tablespoon of honey into two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. I like to use Braggs brand but I've used generic brands before and it seems to work just as well. Then I either mix in 4 tablespoons of water or apple juice. It's pretty strong but I always tell everyone to hold their breath and drink slowly. It sounds gross but it truly helps. I hope you this helps and that you feel better soon!

u/DaveIsMyBrother · 1 pointr/Health

You have my sympathies...all the sympathies.

A couple of things to help keep things in perspective if you can stand a little Polyanna: Thank goodness both the Lyme disease and H. Pylori are actually treatable. It totally sucks that you are going through this, and it sounds like the next few weeks are going to be quite miserable.

But I'm really, really glad that are treatments available.

So, my brother was advised to take probiotics after some nasty cat bites (long story). There are a bunch of different types: acidophilus is the stuff I use after a course of antibiotics and told him to get that. It comes in a lot of varieties. He opted for the cheaper, compressed pill type. After a couple of weeks of uncomfortable intestinal issues, he decided to get the stuff in pearl form.

I'm giving you the link so you know what to look for. I've found them at CVS and Walgreen's, for about US$5 to $10 and they don't need to be refrigerated. The store brands work just as well as the fancy brands. But the pearls are definitely superior to the compressed tablets that you can get in the vitamin aisle. (Which are about $5 for 300 or something crazy like that. Not worth it; they don't work when you're trying to rebuild intestinal flora from hefty antibiotics.)

Good luck. I hope these couple of weeks go by really quickly.

The only other ideas I have for you is to add things to the BRAT stuff to make them more flavorful. Like, cinnamon to the applesauce? (Applesauce, by the way, has always been a cure for constipation for me. So I've wondered about this component of that diet.)

How about adding a lot of salt to the rice? I'd suggest soy sauce, but that contains gluten. You could try to get some Bragg's Liquid Aminos, which is a not-too-terrible substitution for soy sauce. You can find it a Whole Foods. Or maybe herbs?

You can also turn the rice into a sweet dish. I know that dairy is very difficult to digest, but you could add some sugar or brown sugar and a little maple syrup to it. Eat it like oatmeal. Say, what about a little oatmeal, or polenta? Small amounts, of course. I know that some people who have a gluten intolerance cannot eat oatmeal either, so be careful. But if you can keep the polenta down (another name for cornmeal mush--super cheap and really easy to make!) it should be ok for you. You can dress that up like oatmeal.

Are there different varieties of crackers that you can stomach? Can you try an egg?

Seriously, good luck.

u/TheRedPillOfNoFap · 1 pointr/NoFap

Take any of those pills (maybe both) once a day in the morning, they should help you:

u/SpacemanSpiff__ · 1 pointr/askgaybros

This is all you need (not necessarily this exact product, but psyllium husk in general). Do a couple spoonfuls in water once or twice a day. It's the same stuff as the capsules you linked, but if I did the math right, the capsules are $1.70/oz whereas the loose whole husks are $0.66/oz.

u/pm079 · 1 pointr/vegetarian

So if you're trying to add mass/strength, your biggest concern with going vegetarian is probably going to be getting enough protein. I try to take in like ~200g/day. You can calculate what you need here.

I personally get most of my protein from protein shakes. I use pea protein exclusively, this brand. Unfortunately, it comes from China but I can't pass on the price point. I also add peanut flour, cocoa powder, bananas, flax seed meal (good source of omega-3's), psyllium husk fiber (helps to slow down digestion of protein), BCAA's, creatine, and beta-alanine all in almond milk. The reason for some of those supplements can be found here.

Thanks to the fiber and the flax seed, it gets super thick almost like pudding if you let it sit. Usually, I'll mix in cold brewed coffee to get the consistency I want. It's really good. I drink like ~48 ounces a day, every day. Still have yet to get tired of it.

As far as recipes go, I try to eat high protein meals usually with beans/legumes and quinoa. I use tofu or tempeh as meat substitutes quite a bit too. I eat a lot of chili and curries. My instant pot (pressure cooker) is always getting used.

I also supplement with this multivitamin.

In response to the anti-protein focus comment, I guess I would say that I eat at a calorie deficit so it's hard to hit my protein targets unless I supplement. However, you should still count your macros at least at first to make sure you're getting in the range of where you should be.

u/penoi · 1 pointr/keto

Me too! I like the orange flavor.
This one.

u/TheDudeFromOther · 1 pointr/Frugal




Quick oats

Oat bran


Wheat germ

Chia seeds

Note: You can adjust the serving size to something more realistic for your uses to get an idea of how much you should add. Most of those sources are roughly equal from a fiber/calorie perspective. One standout is the chia seeds.

Yes, I'm stubborn. If food is not a good enough solution, you can sprinkle some of this stuff on your pizza and donuts.

To your health!

u/TooBlue2 · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

Has she been tested for bacterial vaginosis? It cane seem like a YI when it's really BV.

She can also try fem dopholus which is probiotics for females. Its supposed to help encourage her natural good flora to grow to keep away the bad.

u/FelidarSovereign · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

I second this. At one point I got a vaginal strep infection from a guy going down on me before he was showing symptoms of strep throat. Once the infection had run it's course I couldn't seem to get the smell or texture of my discharge to return to normal. I went back to the doctor several times to get tested for anything else and they told me I was normal. After getting fed up with no results I tried oral probiotics as a last resort. I was so skeptical I thought it was a waste of my money, but I had to be able to say I'd tried it before I moved on to something else. They made my vagina smell and feel AMAZING. It only took a few days and I noticed a difference in smell, texture, even some minor itchy irritation that I had just gotten used to went away. I was floored that taking a pill once a day could do so much for my poor vagina. The link is the brand I tried so I can't speak for other varieties, but holy shit if something so simple can fix her troubles why not try it?

Edit: forgot link -_-

TLDR: I highly recommend oral probiotics.

u/sheissugarysweet · 1 pointr/sex
u/deangelyn89 · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

Happy to! This is what I buy from vitamin shoppe since I am paranoid the ice packs might not be enough for Amazon shipping sometimes unless it's fast and you double check how the seller ships it. The bacteria die if not kept cold.

Read reviews and search Google for more info first. I like that it's all natural and won't cause any wonky side effects.

EDIT: they're selling 120 for 50 bucks and if you only take as needed it will last a long time. I use it to "reset" my healthy Flora and it usually sustains itself until I make another change and my body rebels against me

u/jackdaw838 · 1 pointr/Candida

What kind of probiotics would you recommend? I still have a week left of Bacillus coagulans, it hasn't been working for awhile so I was thinking of switching to S. boulardii + MOS. I also have Advanced Multi-Billion Dophilus.

u/publicpretender69 · 1 pointr/Candida

> look for an S Boulardii specific probiotic

Could you get this from Amazon and still have it work? I'm talking about the Jarrow brand you mention, this one. Does it have to remain cold like (seemingly) most probiotics or does this work at room temp?

u/outerspace · 1 pointr/Bio_Hacking

> What kind of nootropics are you taking?

My current stack is listed here. I'm extremely happy with my supplement selection.

> And what/how much pro/prebiotics?

I take one of these a day.

> Not sure a number, but I think an average amount per day?

I removed almost all carbs and processed foods from my diet, and it's honestly been the most important improvement to my mental health compared to anything else. Less brain fog, more motivation, more mental clarity, better sleep, etc.

I generally eat a lot of vegetables, coconut and avocado oil, eggs, lots of nuts and seeds, coconut water and chicken broth, variety of meat including fish, and berries (the least sugary fruits) and dark chocolate for treats. No gluten and very little dairy (fan of expensive cheese, not the cheap stuff).

/r/keto /r/paleo /r/intermittentfasting

u/musicfanatic85 · 1 pointr/ResearchingDepression

That's great. Glad the prebiotics are helping you. I looked into probiotics and used them as well, and for some reason, Saccharomyces Boulardii seems to be different than the rest. Kind of like the Michael Jordan of strains. Also, I noticed that it's not usually included in most multiple probiotics. The reason I brought it up to you is because I see lots of people with SIBO saying, it's gone!!! and if you see anyone talking about stomach upset, it's usually ones that contain MOS giving upset. This is MOS and if you look at the 3rd paragraph you'll see it stated there.


Check out this one for instance and check the reviews

u/DaBubbas130 · 1 pointr/UlcerativeColitis

Jarrow Formulas Saccharomyces Boulardii + MOS, 5 Billion Cells Per Capsule, Promotes Intestinal and Digestive Health, 90 Veggie Capsules

I’m currently taking this probiotic and it’s reviews are incredible for people with IBS/UC. I have issues with inflammation and fistulas and have noticed a difference when taking this. I definitely recommend researching and trying it.

u/allieneedsboats · 1 pointr/ibs

I have tried so many supplements, probiotics, digestive enzymes and prescription medications that it's ridiculous. Lomotil helps a tad but not enough, and it's not something I want to take every day. But then someone on here suggested Saccharomyces Boulardii (I take this one and it has made a world of difference. Thank you, whoever you were, for the suggestion. Finally I can keep food inside me long enough for it to do some good.

u/crapopolis · 1 pointr/keto

Been taking psyllium husk powder for a year; keto for three days. A bit of keto flu, but no trouble in the brown department.

u/ThreeFingeredTypist · 1 pointr/amazonreviews

It was psyllium husk capsules Now brand. I was thinking of switching from the powder I currently use.

If texture doesnt bother you get the powdered kind from walmart - 100% psyllium husk equate brand. I take 2 tsp at night (directions say more often but...) and I poop nice and clean every morning. Comes out solid, quick, one wipe and done. Very cost effecient but the texture isn't great. Kind of like drinking sand? (See reviews) Took a few days of use to see the full effect but no cramping or any negative side effects. I have had the same tub for 2 years - the capsules wouldn't last nearly as long.

Where I took the screenshot

u/Mistahpro · 1 pointr/keto

There are capsules they sell but its the same thing, Just the powder in capsules :)

u/oced2001 · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

I swear by these. I have the most satisfying shits of my life after discovering this.

u/cremestick · 1 pointr/MMJ

OP have you tried taking fiber supplements, such as psyllium huskor bentonite clay? These seem to really help push things through while keeping it solid.

u/HomeWorldPrince · 1 pointr/askgaybros

My life changed when I started using fiber pills. I personally use these, Psyllium Husk Capsules, to help keep things solid and stay "cleaner." Give it a shot!

Also, don't sweat it too much. A good top shouldn't worry too much about it being squeaky clean up there. All you can do is try your best to prepare and whatever happens, happens.

u/funnynickname · 1 pointr/Fitness
u/olafurherbal · 1 pointr/ibs

Hi Julie,

It took me over a year to alleviate most of my constipation but all the above definitely helped.

-Slippery Elm - 1 Capsule 2x a day - taken between meals. Good for calming inflammation in stomach and helps repair and coat the stomach lining. Also helps with constipation and diarrhea. Makes a big difference on settling down stomach and soothing stomach pains. It can lower blood pressure.

-Psyllium Husk - 1 Capsule 2x a day (for moderate to severe constipation) - taken between meals. A gentle insoluble fiber and really does a good job of moving things along.

-Marshmallow Root - 1 capsule 2x a day - taken between meals. Similar to Slippery Elm benefits. Very good for stomach lining. It can lower blood pressure.

-Magnesium Oil Spray - Good for calming the body and for aiding digestion. I do 6-8 sprays on my stomach and chest before bed. Helps constipation and aid digestion.

-Triphala - Generally good for digestion. Helps fight H Pylori and helps with Detoxification. I take 1/8 to 1/4th tsp every night. Mixes in water.

-Tulsi (Holy Basil) - Good for all around health and promote energy and sleep. I take 1/8 tsp every night. Mixes in water.



They've been pivotal in restoring more balance to my stomach, digestion, and overall health.

I've resolved on taking three different probiotic products because variety can help crowd out H Pylori and heal your stomach overall.

-Custom Probiotics - 11 Strain Probiotic Powder - 100 Gram
It seems expensive but it's super cost efficient and lasted me about year which is amazing.
For dosage, I only use the small plastic spoon that it comes with because the standard dosage of "260 billion" per day seems a little too intense to me.
I started with taking 25 billion (one small plastic spoonful) per day mixed in water. Stomach upset and gas is normal at the beginning stages so starting small helps your stomach get acclimated to the new strains.
I'm up to 100 billion per day (4 small plastic spoonful) now, 30 minutes to 1 hour before a meal.

-Renew Life Extra Care Probiotic - Ultimate Flora - 150 billion - 30 Capsules
This probiotic is amazing for adding tremendous amount of variety to the strains in your stomach. It also contains "L Reuteri" which is effective in reducing and suppressing H Pylori.
Whenever I start a new bottle, I start with approximately 1/4 capsule (I open up the capsule and pour some it's contents in water) for the first week and move up to 1/2 capsule till the end of the bottle. Makes it last longer and because I'm already supplementing with another probiotic.

-Bronson Saccharomyces Boulardii - 20 Billion - 180 capsules
Good for restoring balance to gut biome. I start out with half a capsule (approx 5 billion) in water at mealtime, once per day.


Timing of Probiotics


This was a super tricky thing to figure out. A lot of conflicting reports on what time you should take it, with food, without food, at bedtime, or first thing in the morning.

Here's the best two times that have worked for me. I go back and forth to accommodate schedule changes if need be:

  1. 30 Minutes Before Breakfast - Custom Probiotics and Renew Life mixed in water.
    Take S Boulardii with other food enzymes. Make sure to take herbal antibiotics at another meal time.

  2. 30 Minutes Before Dinner - Custom Probiotics and Renew Life mixed in water.
    S Boulardii with other food enzymes. Make sure to take herbal antibiotics at another meal time.
u/Bear_teacher · 1 pointr/askgaybros
u/nightmares_in_wax · 1 pointr/keto

Psyllium Husk capsules are great for promoting bowel movements. You can also get psyllium husk in powder form but I think it's way easier to take a couple capsules with a glass of water. Friendly tip - start slow and only take one or two per day, and drink plenty of water.

u/the_last_hairbender · 1 pointr/ems

Buy yourself some Fiber Supplements

My poops are all sub-minute affairs now.

u/Thaatguyy789 · 1 pointr/askgaybros

Eating more fiber , and by extension taking a Fiber pill (and drinking lots of water) can help you to "pass more matter" therefore there's less left behind and therefore less mess . A lot of people use "Metamucil " or "Pure For Men" or even switch to a higher fiber diet . Fiber will NOT take place of douching 100% but it can help a lot . You should give it a shot . I use this one it's much cheaper than the other brands . Just make sure you drink a LOT of water often and read the package to see how many to take

NOW Supplements, Psyllium Husk 500 mg, 500 Capsules

u/BradChesney79 · 1 pointr/EatCheapAndHealthy

If you are looking for what I consider no calorie, high fiber yet no gassy side effects, and you are already getting enough nutrients-- I've been taking psyllium powder caplets and they work great as an inert filler. I take three in the morning with my breakfast and three pills in the evening with my dinner.

It keeps me from snacking because I don't feel hungry.

It is a byproduct ground up and shipped here from India. I get my caplets of the stuff from Amazon ( ).

u/2Broton · 1 pointr/AskMen

Not when you're taking these bad boys.

^^^I ^^^still ^^^check

u/Volgin · 1 pointr/gay

try Psyllium husk if you haven't already

this stuff on amazon is cheap and just check the reviews, you know it works:

>Recently I embarked on a journey for the holiest of holies. The holy grail of bowel movements.

You can also try the Metamucil Psyllium wich has different stuff but costs a whole lot more.

You can also time your bowel movements, have intercourse in between them.

I also don't do full enemas since they bring the stuff that isn't well formed yet from deep in the intestine, I only use a few ounces of water to dislodge stuff and repeat 3-4 times until its clean.

u/monkeybearUrie · 1 pointr/offmychest

I am very sorry you have to go through this :( If it makes you feel any better, I feel your embarrassment. I have sweating issues. I sweat more than most people and pretty much no deodorant works for me. I've even tried prescription antiperspirant that burnt my armpits. It embarasses me greatly but isnt enough to be a medical condition.. so. You're not alone. Anyways! Back to you!

Did you know they make fiber pills?

NOW Psyllium Husk 500 mg,500 Capsules

I bought those a month ago and I've been taking 6 a day. 3 with lunch and 3 with dinner. It helps you poop and when you wipe, your butt is pretty much already clean. You do have to drink a bottle of water with them though or risk constipation. For me, I just take the pills and down the water as fast as I can. I HATE drinking water but these pills make me drink more than ever.

Some tips that have helped me drink more water: invest in a 32oz water bottle. When you wake up, down a standard size (16oz) bottle of water. When you're at work, drink a full 32oz bottle of water. After work, drink another standard size bottle of water. Drink more if you can but if not, this should be plenty to sustain your body. I drink flavored water in my 32oz bottle at work to encourage me even more.

Also, have you heard of PooPourri? I haven't used it, but maybe you should look into it! I've heard nothing but rave reviews. You spray it into the toilet before you go and then after you flush, it makes the room smell amazing.

u/ibs_sucks · 1 pointr/ibs
u/Lyxh · 1 pointr/askgaybros

Even better than an enema (and safer/healthier) are fiber tablets like these. If you take these things consistently you'll be much cleaner down there. The fiber binds together your poo so you can evacuate it more easily when you go #2 without leaving any residue behind. Trust me, it works.

u/badtzmartin · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Take about a dozen Psyllium fiber pills before you eat. Seriously. Your poop will be much harder and leave (hopefully) zero acidic residue on your posterior.

u/solidus-flux · 1 pointr/leangains

I buy the generic stuff too. It's totally fine.

These are the ones I get. 500 caps for the price of 240 caps of metamucil at the drug store. Free shipping if you have prime / live in the US, etc. Hope this helps.

u/ayemateys · 1 pointr/migraine

Hey there, I found relief for this annoying eating every 3 hours merry go round so I thought I’d check back in....I ordered these fiber pills from Amazon as suggested from my doctor after complaining to her about the whole situation, explaining my diet and also (this may be TMI) complaining a bit about side effects from taking my daily migraine preventives (little stomach aches in mornings).

I NO LONGER have to eat every 3 hours and eat when I am hungry like a normal person as long as I take 3 pills with each meal with a nice big glass of water. It has become such a relief to not be constantly worried and stressed about eating all the time!!

u/pervypirate · 1 pointr/sex

Hijacking because this is the top comment. My wife went from grudgingly occasionally allowing anal, to demanding it, begging for it, wanting to be butt fucked nearly ever time we have sex. The biggest change was the lube we used, after years of using cheap grocery store (like KY) and cheap Adam and Eve junk we finally found a great lube that works. Sliquid Sassy this stuff is amazing, water based so it's safe for condoms and toys, glycerine free so it won't get sticky, and it washes away pretty easily.

Other than the HUGE improvement that the lube made, I would suggest good digestive care, use a Fiber supplement Psyllium Husk is easy and cheap if you don't mind fairly big pills.

Finally, butt hygene, we use a bidet in our home, it's weird at first but once you get used to it you will never want to go back to TP again. Wife also uses an enema bag to clean up before a full blown butt fuck session. I can't speak to that except to say that we have never experienced any "accidents" after she's used the enema.

Good luck, the wife is totally into butt stuff all the time and now has literal SCREAMING orgasms from it. Wishing the same to you!

u/JDawgSabronas · 1 pointr/Fitness

If fiber isn't included in my total carb intake, I'm going to have a hard time bringing my total carbs down to 25g a day! :-(

Thanks for the husk advice - will something like this do?

u/blairewilde · 1 pointr/Healthyhooha

Sorry to hear you are experiencing this, I know it can be extremely frustrating. Two things that I found helpful were Boric Adid suppositories and probiotics. I linked to the ones that I used but there are so many other options out there for these products. I am not a fan of consistent use of antibiotics because eventually our bodies can develop resistance to them, so please be careful with them.


Boric Acid

You put the suppository in your vagina (usually at night) and symptoms cease sometimes within a day, but you should experience improvements within a couple of days. No odor, no itching, etc. I have heard of women who use these and their BV/yeast problems stop permanently. My period really messes with my ph balance, so I usually use them the last couple days of my period and then will use one if I ever have any symptoms come back. I experienced recurring BV since puberty, about 10 years, and this is the one thing that has brought instant, consistent relief without other negative side effects. I have heard of some people not having as much success, or even their own negative side effects, so I would look into that as well for you to balance the potential risk vs, potential benefit. Some literature on this method: 1, 2, 3.



Before using the Boric Acid, I used probiotics and found them to be very helpful but not as comprehensive as the BA suppositories. Within a week, many of my symptoms would cease, including any odor or itching (a very rare symptom for me), however my discharge would still seem a little off.


Before making another trip to the doctor, I would strongly suggest purchasing one of these! I also will second looking into what you are eating and how it might be impacting you. Wishing you luck!

u/redfoxxx26 · 1 pointr/running

I take a regular multivitamin, extra B vitamins and probiotics. In my experience, your lady parts will thank you for the probiotics, especially if you are running very long distances. My doc recommend this one for me and it has been working great.

u/StLRedditGirl · 1 pointr/Herpes

Hmm. Well the only advice I can give, outside of another doctors apt for a second opinion, is what's worked for me for reoccurring bv. I started taking 800 mcg Folic Acid and a probiotic vaginal supplement.

The probiotic can be found at Walgreens and other such places. There are also vaginal probiotics that require refrigeration which also work. I stopped with this eventually because I can't get it where I currently live but kept up with the folic acid and still haven't had an issue since.

u/beanmachine7 · 1 pointr/lactoseintolerant

Try giving these a shot once. I use to to be the same way with taking a lot of pills. I take 1 of these before i have dairy and im good to go for quite a bit. I can eat a whole pint of ice cream or a large pizza on just 1 pill. You sometimes might have to take 2 depending on how much dairy but its pretty easy to judge and obviously varies for everyone. I found these about 6 years ago and they have been very consistent. You can find them cheaper in most local stores rather than amazon.

u/ImaCrayon · 1 pointr/biology

Hey, I'm extremely lactose intolerant so feel free to ask me any questions. Having a stomach ache within 20 minutes of diarrhea seems pretty reasonable. And typically if your diarrhea is extremely watery and runny its typically from the milk. I think as soon as your body realizes it can't digest the lactose it begins to just dump it from your system.

If you want some good solutions, I've been taking these pills for a year now and they work great, you can take 1 every other day and you don't need to worry about dairy

u/reverendfrag4 · 1 pointr/food
u/Schnick1 · 1 pointr/keto

I've always been a little iffy when it came to lactose products, so when I started Keto Chow with heavy cream I was taking Digestive Advantage Lactose Defense just in case. Turns out it wasn't necessary. Cheeses and other ket-friendly dairy products are pretty low in lactose anyways. I really think all the carbs in my old diet was the root cause of my digestive issues and probably had little to do with lactose.

u/oldmanmagic54 · 1 pointr/funny

You don't have to be lactose intolerant. Simply buy this and take 1 pill per day. After 6-8 weeks you should no longer be lactose intolerant.

I was lactose intolerant for nearly 40 years. Went through a box of lactaid a week. I stumbled upon those probiotics last July. I took them daily for 3 months, and after 2 months I was cured. I haven't taken them at all in the last 3+ months and I am still cured! Best $30 you'll ever spend.

u/p0tent1al · 1 pointr/Paleo

Why didn't you take lactase to help with the process of drinking milk?

u/silly-hats-only · 1 pointr/keto

These are the gummies.

u/EdithMcrotch · 1 pointr/Fitness
u/Meicyn · 1 pointr/gaybros

Alternative, more expensive, but far tastier option:

I eat the gummy vitamins too. So delicious. I may be spoiling myself.

u/aignam · 1 pointr/keto

Vitafusion Fiber Gummies! Nutrition facts here.

For those too lazy to look, a serving is 2 gummies. Each serving has 10 calories and 5 g of total carbohydrates (5g of soluble dietary fiber + <1 gram of sugar alcohols, more specifically, xylitol).

u/omg-onoz · 1 pointr/keto

I don't know what to tell you. I haven't had any real problems with this. If I've had a tad too much meat/cheese sometimes I'll take a few Fiber Gummies before bed. But if the psyllium isn't working for you I can't imagine why these would... I agree with the other posters. Doctor time!

u/jiji_wild · 1 pointr/keto

Vitafusion Fiber Gummies:

They are also good when you crave something sweet... 2 little gummy cubes have 5 grams of fiber and no sugar. And if you go overboard on them, you will pay dearly. They are "self limiting" :D

u/Skivvy9r · 1 pointr/nutrition

Psyllium husk powder One tablespoon (or so) a day. Available from Amazon

u/chronofreak25 · 1 pointr/ketorecipes

That sounds great. I'm gonna try ordering this and trying it in both recipes.

I also realized i misspelled recipes in the title.....posting late causes some issues haha.

u/TrekkieTechie · 1 pointr/soylent

Hey, this is the recipe I started with!

The flax is definitely terrible. I considered it undrinkable. I replaced it with this and found it much more manageable.

More recently I reworked the recipe to eliminate the flax altogether, replacing it with psyllium husk powder, and my DIY is now silky smooth.

u/6-8_Yes_Size15 · 1 pointr/Fitness

I but this on amazon.

It tastes like shit, especially if you don't mix it up really well, but I gag it down every other day.

u/NismoPlsr · 1 pointr/spicy

This has been on my wish list for a while now, but haven't given a try yet.

u/unforgiven60 · 1 pointr/keto

Yes it happened to me. I say "happened" because I have found a solution.

A little background first. I have had "watery stool" pretty much all of keto (~18 months) and before I started Keto when I was eating badly. I don't know if it is due to some form of IBS (probably) or whatever, but it wasn't so bad that I just had to get it checked out.

I started IF this year and I noticed that after every meal (only 2 meals) I had pure water coming out of my ass almost. Like clockwork. I do eat veggies some and am not doing a full zero carb diet or anything. But I did notice that I wasn't getting much soluble fiber (veggies seem to be mostly insoluble which doesn't slow down the works).

Anyway, I was tired of this pattern messing up my plans of having to actually go places and do work after lunch (but I wanted to keep fasting). Anyway, did some reading and decided to try a fiber supplement first. I had some old fiber I had in my desk from early in Keto. I had trouble mixing it and I didn't like the taste, so I gave up on it early on, plus it didn't help. Anyway, I still didn't like it and it barely helped.

Long story short, I came upon Psyllium husk powder link and tried it. I've been on it about a month now maybe.

After some experimenting with dose timing, I started taking one TBSP mixed in about 32oz of water WITH or a few mins BEFORE my meal. I also mix it with crystal light so it doesn't taste like I'm eating mud. With the crystal light, it's honestly no issue to drink it. DRINK IT FAST THOUGH! If you wait too long, this stuff will turn into a sludge and it becomes much harder to drink.

It may take some time for your body to adjust to this, in terms of changing your bowel, but it has for me. I stopped having to go in the afternoon after lunch. I pretty much go one time after dinner now. The stool is more firm but still not hard. I would describe it as "fluffy". Much more pleasant experience.

Someone else said "more fat" but I think it's the fat the caused my problem. This stuff, when taken with a meal, seems to soak up some of that stuff in your stomach, intestine and keeps the liquid from flowing down so fast. After you've been on it a while, it finally starts to work thru your full digestive system and regulates everything.

I haven't noticed that many side effects. The only ones I've seen are I've started farting again (whether this is bad, only others can say) and once in a while, I will get some stomach rumbling as things settle after a meal or approaching my daily movement. Nothing painful, but I can usually tell when things are ready to move. I don't really see this as a negative either.

Anyway, maybe you should check it out. I read that you should get 25-35g of fiber a day, and especially on keto, I was getting nowhere near that. Especially soluble since it comes mostly from fruit. With 2 doses of this a day, I can get pretty close to the goal.

I'm not guaranteeing results, it just worked for me. For about $20 (counting buying the crystal light) it's probably worth trying. Also something to consider, there is some buzz around gut bacteria and things like that. While I don't know all that much about it, some of the beneficial bacteria that feeds off carbs likely dies out when on keto. This stuff can rekindle some of that bacteria and theoretically re-balance that system. Probably should do some of your own research if you want to know more. I'm no expert.

EDIT it also helps you feel quite full after you drink it, so it can help you possibly cut down on the calories in your meals and make hitting macros more attainable.

u/ryeguy · 1 pointr/Fitness

Here's what I got. There are other sized bags (10lbs even) on there too, as well as powder and capsules.

u/sylect · 1 pointr/ketorecipes

Not really, and it's FANTASTIC for so many recipes because of how it works

Now Foods Psyllium Husk Powder, 24-Ounce

u/TheDoktorIsIn · 1 pointr/Fitness

I got this not too long ago and it's great. I add it to my shakes when I think of it, 8g carbs 7g fiber. 2 shakes a day means half my fiber right there.

u/Back-in-the-Saddle · 1 pointr/Fitness

Hi, I'm late to the party on this thread so I hope someone gets a chance to read this. Cravings have always been a big problem for me so I do a lot of things. In general I try eat a near ketosis diet (/r/keto for more info) staying away from fast absorbing carbs in general keeps my appetite down. Next biggest thing I do is I buy bulk Psyllium fiber and gluccomannan and put them in a nice easy open container and spoon out a teaspoon with meals and a tablespoon with very low fiber meals (it's mixed in water and then you have to drink it really fast). This helps me from over eating. I also do lots of things like drink water when I'm hungry and leave raw whole walnuts and almonds in jars on my counter so I'm tempted to eat a few throughout the day. Another thing that helps with the cravings is baby carrots a little more expensive by I don't have to get a knife and cut carrots up which makes me eat more. I also throw a few carrots on the side of my plate with every meal. In general as well I try to eat tons of healthy fats through out the day. I like avocado, tuna, I'll have some coconut oil in my protein shakes as well. I've found if I skip meals I then over eat on the next meal which causes insulin spikes which set me up for a three day roller coaster of overeating so I don't skip meals! Hope this helps!

Edit: I also supplement with cod liver oil which I think seems to help!

u/gobol · 1 pointr/Fitness

I usually do 15g twice a day. Usually every 12 hours. 6:30 AM when I eat breakfast, keeps me full until I eat again later. Then again around 6:30 PM after my last meal. I never really get super hungry on huge deficits during a cut.

u/blurfocus · 1 pointr/keto

Looks like you have thoroughly researched keto.

Avoiding heavily processed foods is generally a good thing. Of course, time and budget may limit some people's ability to do it.

Losing 10+ pounds has a huge positive influence on your health. This positive influence may outweigh the negative influence of a few extra nitrates. As you near your goal weight, it may make more sense to focus more on avoiding processed foods.

I've lost 45+ pounds in six months even though dairy is a fairly big part of my diet. I eat heavy cream, cheese, homemade yogurt (low-sugar, high-fat), and butter. If you limit your dairy intake to dairy from grass-fed cows, you'll even increase your intake of omega 3 fatty acids which is a good thing.

With dairy, let your diet progress guide your intake. As the saying goes, your mileage may vary.

Add potassium, magnesium, and sodium to your list of supplements to keep your electrolytes balanced. Also, take a B12 / folic acid supplement to keep levels of homocysteine under control. Fish oil is more effective per gram than flaxseed oil. Read this link for details

1 gram of net carb to get 3 grams of fiber sounds like too much. For example, psyllium powder has 7 grams of fiber for every gram of carbs.

Also, magnesium supplements will help to keep you regular. I don't supplement with extra fiber and seem to do okay. Again, different people may have different results.

Raw vegetables are better. As for cooking, steaming is probably better than boiling since fewer vitamins and minerals would be leached out. However, heat is the thing that denatures water-soluable vitamins. This link has some useful information. It claims that the fat-soluable vitamins aren't damaged as much by heat -

Nutrition labels can be misleading because any carbs / serving that are less than 1 gram are rounded down to 0. The calories per serving can help you to work backward and discover the amount of calories that may be due to carbs. Protein has 4 calories per gram and fat is 9 calories per gram (MCT oil is 7 calories per gram). Take the calories per serving and subtract 4P and 9F to find the calories due to carbs. Divide the result by 4 to find the grams of carbs. Of course, protein and fat grams are rounded as well which will affect the result.

Some people report no problems with artificial sweeteners. Some can't tolerate them at all. Some are okay with some, but not others. Try to see what works for you. Best is to avoid them altogether if you can manage to do so.

Good plan to avoid exceptions. They will derail you if you let them.

u/msangeld · 1 pointr/ketorecipes

I don't know what difference it makes but I use now foods psyllium husk powder. Also my food processor has a dough hook and I mix the dough in it before baking.

u/Tryingtobeok · 1 pointr/keto

poop powder

Drink the amount it says in some water, tastes like absolutely nothing...I go at least twice a day.

u/not_sure_what_totype · 1 pointr/OkCupid

Ever try Psyllium Husk

u/Well_thatwas_random · 1 pointr/Fitness

I was taking this

Now I go to my local health food store and they have it in one of those plastic containers that I can weigh out my own bag. It's cheaper and saves on shipping.

u/Billmarius · 1 pointr/kratom

Have you tried taking Psyllium Husk before you go to bed? I use 1 heaping tablespoon mixed with orange juice. I used to have perpetual constipation and mud-shit despite my substantial fiber intake. Now, my shits have satisfying bulk and there's very little wiping involved. The mud-shit is encased in the mucilage formed by the Psyllium Husk; the Husk is not digested and has a purely mechanical action in the body. It is perfectly safe and can also help reduce cholesterol levels.

When I say a lot of liquid I mean a lot, like, find the biggest glass you own (maybe plastic to compensate for the vigorous stirring without cracking glass) put the heaping tablespoon in the bottom and stir vigorously as you pour.

After a while I was going through too much orange juice, so I switched to adding a glug of straight lemon juice to the bottom with my Husk and pour water whilst stirring vigorously. It basically tastes like pulpy lemon water which is not the best flavor but if you give it a go and see what kind of awesome shits you're capable of you'll commit to this unpleasant moment in your evening and it'll become part of your life. The days that I plow through half a pizza, for example, and don't drink my Husk I revert to shit that looks like it was extruded from the Soft Serve machine.

u/Malatesta · 1 pointr/leangains

Brand/type does matter. I've had the whole husk kind--the one where it's kind of grainy and that thickens a little (absorbs water), but the NOW Foods powder one definitely act differently being a finely milled powder like GlycoMaize. Check the reviews and you'll see people talking about slamming 'em down fast otherwise they get too thick to drink.

u/PcIqArzl · 1 pointr/Fitness

Add this shit to your diet before you go to bed and you will have no problem getting to the gym to shit before you lift.

u/dimmak · 1 pointr/AskReddit

The first 15 seconds to Colon-Blo is pretty accessible and the song itself does a fantastic job of promoting fiber and recommending that one avoid dismemberment.

Here all the lyrics to help sing along:
>Sticking to the walls of your insides
A corrosive enzyme lives and breathes
only to be excreted
with help of fiber and balanced diet

>Tilting equilibrium
makes way for nausea
Rectal muscle gives way
flooding down your leg

>Enhanced nutrition
sliding right through the body
No time to digest
Colon bursts out the chest

>Sickening stench
of methane and bile
Colon blows like a rubber hose
the sweet odor invades your nose

>Trying to grab your gasmask
sometimes an uneasy task
when your pubis is dismembered from your abdomen

u/Astald_Ohtar · 1 pointr/Health

Or make your own by fermenting food, a jar full of salted(Sea salt) water and the vegetable of your choice, leave it 3 days in the dark area and enjoy.

But it is not enough, the balance of your gut bacteria thrives on your diet, so you should reduce your carbohydrate intake to a minimum and focus on vegetables , fruit (with low glycemic index like kiwi ) , seeds , nuts and meat.

u/-kodoku- · 1 pointr/ibs

I'm sorry you're going through this, OP. I have terrible constipation as well and the bloating is one of the worst symptoms for me. It's such an uncomfortable feeling. I'm by no means cured, but I've tried several things that have really helped. Especially with my bloating. I recommend looking into these.


NOW Probiotic: This is one of the best probiotics in my opinion and is a must if you have IBS. I take one capsule 30 minutes before eating and it helps reduce my stomach pan and improves my digestion. This is one of the things that has made the most difference.


Chamomile: I take this after I finish eating. It settles down my stomach and reduces the likelihood of me experiencing stomach pain after eating. I take it not just after eating, but also whenever my stomach acts up. It almost always relieves any sort of stomach discomfort I'm experiencing. Chamomile is particularly good for improving digestion, reducing gas and bloating, and promoting smoother and more frequent bowel movements. If you experience any anxiety, which is pretty common among people with IBS, chamomile can really help with that as well. It's a mild sedative and is very calming. It's useful for lowering anxiety as well as improving sleep issues like insomnia.


High Absorption Magnesium: Most people have some level of magnesium deficinecy. People often don't eat foods that are high in magnesium and to make matters worse, things like sugar, caffeine, and certain medications, can lower your magnesium levels. Magnesium is a very important mineral and getting enough magnesium can help you feel less constipated and help you have smoother bowel movements. It's also good for lowering anxiety as well.


NOW Candida Support: It's believed that some some people with IBS may have candida overgrowth. CO can contribute to IBS symptoms. This supplement does a good job of managing this. I take 2 capsules with a meal.


Senna: Senna is a mild, but effective herbal laxative. I take one capsule 2 to 3 times a day and I've been having bowel movements a lot more often and I'm not as constipated. My doctor had me on Miralax previously, but I switched to senna because Miralax was too strong and harsh. It would help me poop, but I would poop too much. So much that it was even painful. Senna is far less harsh.


Triphala: I take triphala right before bed and I'm usually able to have a bowel movement once I wake up the next morning. It helps the liver and kidneys do a better job of detoxifying the body. It may help kill certain bacteria that could be contributing to your IBS. It seems to work because I noticed that all my acne cleared up and my skin looked so much smoother when I started taking triphala.


Besides these supplements, a diet change can lower the chance of your IBS symptoms triggering. I personally like a gluten-free diet because it's not as strict and difficult to follow as some other IBS diets. Gluten is one of my biggest bloating triggers and avoiding it when I can really helps.

u/womeninlove · 1 pointr/AskDoctorSmeeee

Yes, I take a probiotic (this one) almost everyday when I remember. These days I don't always remember, but I was much better about it while I was recovering from the effect of so many antibiotics on my digestive system.

u/SummerMournings · 1 pointr/vegan

This is the one I usually use. I've tried others as well and they all seem to work about the same. I try to buy whichever one has the most strains of probiotics. This one has 10 strains and is vegan friendly!!

u/aliseafit · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I was on long term antibiotics and had issues with some of the same symptoms no matter how careful I was with my diet. After ending my prescription, every food felt like a trigger and I didn't see much of an improvement until I went on a probiotic for a month. I'd definitely recommend trying it - what do you have to lose?

Here's the one I had good results with: [LINK]

Another change I made in conjunction with the probiotic was consuming more prebiotic foods and cooking all (well, 90%) of my vegetables.

u/Trub_Maker · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I use this one off amazon. Cheap, great smooth flavor and long shelf life. 1 Tablet per gallon of wort.

u/Rhiow · 1 pointr/keto

I started taking this about a week and a half ago:

I am keeping it refrigerated. Thoughts? Garden of Life has a lot of offerings it seems, is there one you are talking about specifically?

u/mattyb65 · 1 pointr/Fitness

Sounds like you're eating something that doesn't agree with you. What are you eating more of these days? What kind of protein (im assuming youre taking protein powder) are you using? Anyways, I'd recommend you try this and/or this.

u/nobaraotome · 1 pointr/loseit

I got them from my local Kroger, and they're made by Northwest Naturals. Here's an Amazon link to them. I like the way they taste, personally. They're sugar free and fruit flavored. They're fairly soft and thus easy to eat.

u/GeekingThomas · 1 pointr/keto

Fiber supplements. Little gummie things. I chew on 4 of them while I am making dinner. I'd rather get it naturally but it is one of those things I feel I need more but there is no way I could stuff it into one meal so I use them. I could probably do without it but I like my fiber so I'd rather use a supplement than adjust to less.

u/wang-bang · 1 pointr/nutrition

Sugar free gummy bears gives people the shits/excessive farting. They're infamous for it:

> In short, I did indeed have increased regularity, but I had the horrible side-effect of increased gas to boot. So much so that I started using Gas-x and Beano to fix the issue, which didn't work. I couldn't for the life of me figure out what was making me soooooo very gassy until I read the label which warned of the possible side effect. The product label recommends reducing the number of gummies, but I found ONE was one to many. They went into the garbage, and my gas issues went the way of the dinosaurs.

Stop eating them and my guess is that you'll be fine

u/someredditorguy · 1 pointr/keto

Everyone's talking vegetables or tortillas. Why is there no mention yet of fiber supplements? The best I had before was Cirucel, in powder -mixed-with-water form. That seemed to be a good one. That gets tedious though, and I've switched to these fiber gummies. They taste like gummy bears, and I take two a day and stay pretty regular. (I buy them at Sam's or Costco)

u/dankwank · 1 pointr/TopsAndBottoms

Relatively new to bottom here. I just stopped eating fast food and take these fiber chewables, getting cleaned up had been a breeze.

Edit: link to fiber gummies

u/ByePolarCoordinates · 1 pointr/BipolarReddit

The thing that's helped me most with my IBS-C is a recent switch to a different probiotic - Nexabiotic. It has some well-researched strains not usually found in standard ones and has made me regular for the first time in my life. Previously, I was lucky if I went once a week.

u/themadh · 1 pointr/todayilearned

Which probiotic did you use? I had good results with this one which had like 23 strains

u/disbooya · 1 pointr/Microbiome

Anyone have a suggestion for products available in the US for something comparable?

This has both, but also lots of other stuff:

u/US_vs_Them · 1 pointr/floxies

Looking through my notes, these are the three I've taken post-floxing, all of which have caused flare ups:

  • [Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics Original Formula]( /ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
  • Nexabiotic
  • VSL#3

    The last time I took a probiotic was about a year ago (Dr. Ohhira's), and it caused my joint inflammation to get worse, especially in my left knee and ankle, and it hasn't gotten better since. This has made me fearful of taking any other probiotics, but I'm realizing now that the reaction indicates that something's out of balance that will likely need to be addressed for my health to return.
u/Geop84 · 1 pointr/Supplements

As a fairly recent probiotic convert, I think they're a major facet of health that people neglect.

iLLyNoiZe has a solid bit of info. I'd also recommend reading the strains within certain probiotics. The approach here is that you can find what in particular you need. Specific strains have specific things they target, and getting a feel for these can help you troubleshoot any problems (or possibly narrow things down if you need to switch brands for any reason). This is more of a longer-term recommendation, of course! Good to make note of stuff that works, I figure.

Just for curiosity's sake, I'm using this stuff:

... although, based on Labdoor info, I'm probably going to switch over to this (or Garden of Life) once my bottle runs out:

u/sonicyute · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Hopefully I can answer your questions! Berliner Weisse is one of my favorite styles. MTF is a great resource, so definitely check that out.

  1. Use a good calculator to figure out how big of a yeast starter you need. There are plenty of guides online. You shouldn't need a starter for your bacteria if the pack isn't old. If you can't get your hands on OYL-605, you can use GoodBelly Probiotics, which you can find at most health stores or even Whole Foods. The mango kind will impart the least amount of flavor to the beer. 8-10 oz per 5 gal of beer is enough. You can also use Probiotic pills to sour. Again, no starter necessary, just pull apart a few pills (4-5 is plenty) and dump the powder into the fermenter. Whatever you use, I recommend that it contains L. plantarum.

  2. You can buy lactic or phosphoric acid from a homebrew store and a calculator like Bru'n water to figure that out. However, I never bother with this step. Sours usually have terrible head retention, and I don't mind it.

  3. The last few times I've made a Berliner, I just sour for 24-48 hours in my fermenter, then pitch yeast. As long as you pitch a healthy bacteria starter, you shouldn't have to worry about pathogenic aerobic bacteria joining the party.

  4. Yes, that is kettle souring. I don't because I'm lazy and have separate cold-side equipment for my sours. The advantage of this technique is that you don't need to worry about the bacteria getting onto your equipment and infecting clean beers. Someone who runs a production brewery or a brewpub would be more concerned with this, since they are likely using the same fermentation, lines, and kegging equipment for all their beers.
u/Livingthedream_ · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

It's made in Boulder, CO so you might be able to get it in grocery stores in Montana. Or you can order these from Amazon.

Make a starter with 5 capsules. Ideal lacto pitching rates are 100-125 billion cells per 5 gallons.

u/ApolloMac · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I'm about 3 weeks into fermentation of my first kettle sour attempt. I used Swanson L. Plantarum capsules, 10 of them, rather than goodbelly. They worked really well, as I was down to 3.5 pH after about 16 hours @ 95F (I had pre-soured to 4.5 with lactic acid).

Depending on your culture of lacto, I have heard it can take as much as 72 hours, especially if you are trying to go really low with the pH. But going beyond 3 days is sketchy IMO. I'm just learning the kettle sour process myself but I wouldn't want to leave my wort more than 1-2 days before boiling and pitching yeast.

My guess is your goodbelly shots did not have enough lacto in them, so it was just a really slow start. Pitching more next time would probably be safe. The capsules worked great though, if you want another method to try. I don't know if the flavors are different between the capsules and goodbelly, they might be, but the simplicity was key for me. I would guess any differences are minimal.

By the way, make sure to keep your lacto no hotter than 100. It can actually do just fine in the 80s or even at room temp. The quickest pH drop supposedly happens right around 95 though. Source:


u/catnamedbear · 1 pointr/TrollXChromosomes

PRO-15: #1 Recommended Best Probiotic Supplement: 60 Once Daily Time Release Pearls - 15x More Effective than Capsules with Patented Delivery Technology - Easy to Swallow - Promotes Digestive Health

These are what I get

u/HiyaGeorgie · 1 pointr/IAmA

Oh man I have so many questions I'd like to ask you but I'll keep it limited:

  • Could you tell me what you think about probiotics needing to be shipped in ice packs, and kept refriderated?
  • What are your thoughts on this brand (pro-15), and its delivery method being so effective that it only needs a 5 billion count? It has been working wonderfully to for me which is all that matters I suppose.
  • I'm obsessed with having perfect bowels since I have had symptoms of IBS in the past. I believe that a probiotic, well timed fiber (metamucil), and glutamine have been my fix. Fiber used to not work very well for me, but now that I take it with dinner, or right after, instead of right before bed, it works extremely well. Is there any reason why timing might matter so much with fiber? Also I lift weights so I eat a lot of food. Every morning i have a perfect but huge and long bowel that requires zero wiping, and then 20 minutes later I have another nearly perfect bowel but requires wiping. (I also have one more bowel at night) I picture my body only able to fuse so much poop in the chamber so it hast to leave a bit of a mess "on deck", and then once the main chamber empties, the other poop "on deck" comes down and doesn't have time to solidify as much. Is this how the body works? I'm wondering if there is a way to only have one bowel in the morning instead of 2?
u/brainjacked · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

A regiment of apple cider vinegar twice a day, Pro15 probiotic and CandidaFX helped me with Candida.

As for your stack, optimal cognitive function is complex and depends on the right balance of various neurotransmitters. Increasing activity in 1 system (e.g. dopaminergic) allows you to influence the balance towards that system and any benefits that might have e.g...

  • Increasing cholinergic activity, in my experience, improves deep thought, decision making and patience but hinders my ability to focus and immediate motivation.
  • Increasing dopaminergic activity improves energy, motivation and focus but decisions are made faster (less thought out), I lose time over-focusing on unimportant things and it makes me very impatient and irritable.

    In your stack you are increasing activity in all the brain's major systems, which in my experience results in monkey mind/scatterbrain, not superbrain. Everybody's brain chemistry is different. To start, perhaps you should try focusing on each system, 1 by 1, to get to know YOUR brain and how you respond, what supplements/dosages are most effective, etc instead of trying to guess based on what you read on here from quackdocs like me.
u/rebarex · 1 pointr/Health

When I started taking probiotics, I was attempting to combat what I was convinced was a yeast overgrowth. So I used one that had 50 billion colonies. I bought it at Whole Foods, and I think the brand was "every day value 365".

After a month and a half, when my rash went away, I downgraded and now take this one, which is only 5 billion colonies.

u/sleeperinutah · 1 pointr/Parenting

Here's a decent Wikipedia about intestinal flora:

Then there's this about gut bacteria and weight:

For many reasons, probiotics can be a good idea. Without treading into "giving medical advice on the Internet" I will say this:

In children, we see significant GI issues in these cases almost always: after antibiotics, with poor diet, poverty, obesity, parental/sibling obesity and more. When I say "significant GI issues" I mean the kind of back-up and constipation that is noted as severe on X-ray.

Emphasis: this is even in the presence of a daily bowel movement & 99% of the time the child/parent has absolutely no idea.

I take these:

I have no relationship with the product, it's just what we're taking right now.

u/nutrop · 1 pointr/Probiotics

I finally checked out your site. I had no idea there were supposed to be side effects when taking probiotics. I never had sides when I took a multi-strain probiotic:

I think it was because it was a time-release probiotic.

u/WithLinesOfInk · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I think the probiotics are the most important aspect, but I like doing the yogurt too because it's good for me and there's a chance of getting even more active cultures into your system. It seems the whole "eating yogurt keeps your vagina healthy" thing has been debunked, though. But definitely do your research. Typically, the cheaper the probiotics, the less effective they are- you want a probiotic that is verified to work (quality assurance from FDA and FAO on supplements isn't very heavily enforced) and has more that 4 strains.

Bio K worked the best for me, but they're stupid expensive.

We just finished a bottle of this which I liked pretty well.

Here are some of the most common/helpful strains to look for:

  • Bifidobacterium lactis HN019. This strain helps modulate some aspects of the immune system in older people (it's sold as an ingredient for dairy and supplement products).
    Lactobacillus reuteri ATCC55730 (available in BioGaia Gut Health * products).
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) (in Danimals drinkable yogurt and Culturelle capsules).
  • Lactobacillus casei DN-114 001 (in DanActive products).
  • Bifidobacterium lactis Bb-12 (available in Yo-Plus yogurt, LiveActive cheese).

  • S. cerevisiae (S. boulardii) (found in Florastor powder and Lalflor capsules.
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) (in Danimals drinkable yogurt and Culturelle capsules).
  • Lactobacillus casei DN-114 001 (in DanActive products).
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus CL1285 plus Lactobicillus casei Lbc80r (available as BioK + CL1285 fermented milk, BioK + CL1285 soy milk, and capsules).
u/jander99 · 1 pointr/soylent

Grab some of this too. Make sure your entire GI track is taken care of.

Question: Have you been approved to do this by your doctor? Not that I want to discourage you in any way, just wanting to provide that check that you no issues with what might be a rapid change in metabolism.

u/amdexn · 1 pointr/WhereIsAssange

Incoming OT tangent: There is a large body of medical research showing the positive effects of micro-nutrient and gut-flora supplementation. In fact, it's been going mainstream for a while now, and no longer something reserved for alternative-medicine junkies. Just talk to any nutritionist; hell, every single one of my friends who are into athletic training / lifting weights takes a full suite of supplements.

If there is a single supplement I would recommend to the uninitiated, it would absolutely be probiotics! If you've never tried a probiotic supplement before, I encourage you to dig into the massive body of medical research regarding the importance of gut health! I challenge you to try a probiotic supplement for 30 days and see for yourself! You will wonder how you ever lived without it! :)

u/aiccia · 1 pointr/Vitiligo

the candidiases fungus thrives on sugar and basically you cut out all sugar(processed and unprocessed), dairy and grains. This means you just eat meat and vegetables.

Here is a detailed list of what to eat and not to eat

For probiotics I got caprylic acid and this probiotic.

Today I ordered this. I'll let you guys know how it goes.

u/legoscpr · 1 pointr/Supplements

Thanks for the detailed the response.

These are the ones I ended up going with

Just wondering, how many of these should I be taking daily, and for how long? 1 daily for 2 months? Not sure, what's your general idea on this?

u/allergicaddiction · 1 pointr/Accutane

Hi, I also ended accutane early due to similar side effects (not hair thinning, though).

I want to tell you that it isn't the end of the world and that you should now seek alternative and healthier ways to fight acne. I haven't been on accutane in over three months and my big cystic acne has also stopped forming on my face about 2 months ago.

Here are some things I researched and arrived upon:

/r/skincareaddiction - great subreddit for skincare. Please do yourself a favor and subscribe and start with their basic skincare routine on the side or ask for help.

probiotics - our gut flora has a lot to do with our mental health and our skin. Here is one that a redditor found to help with cystic acne:

Evening Primrose Oil also helps and these pills can be found on Amazon.

Drink plenty of water, lots of green tea (reduces free radicals)

Avoid dairy. So no chocolate, cream, cheese, milk, ice cream,

I feel like some acne can't be stopped since the cysts are just too big and too aggressive. I suggest you pick a mild and gentle skincare routine and follow it until your face can handle more. DO NOT NUKE YOUR FACE SINCE YOU ARE COMING OFF OF ACCUTANE.

Good luck and know that there are other ways to combat acne. If you say it wasn't too bad before, then I'm sure you'll find that these healthier ways work for you.

u/Evesore · 1 pointr/IBD

A lot of people are are going 10+ times and worried about shitting their pants; going once a day is like the holy grail of treatment. So to answer your question no, that is not something I have ever heard an IBD patient be alarmed about, more like wished for.

Your diet will have a large impact on consistency. If you want thicker stool is my favorite product. There is also a negative correlation between high fiber and colon cancer.

u/GeneralMalaiseRB · 1 pointr/tifu

A few months ago I started consuming 2 tablespoons of Psyllium husk. That's the primary ingredient in that gritty Metamucil powder. But I don't like the flavorings and sugar and other bullshit they put in it, so I found just straight-up Psyllium husk powder. It's still kinda yucky, and you gotta mix it into your juice or coffee and just swig it down. But man... I've never had such consistent or easygoing bathroom time in my life.

This is the one I am using currently.

u/sesquipedalian158 · 1 pointr/breastfeeding

My doc didn't make a specific recommendation, but I'm using one that's got several strains in it as opposed to a single strain one (i.e. one that is exclusively L. acidophilus). I ordered this one: [Check this out: NewRhythm Probiotics 50 Billion CFU 20 Strains, 60 Veggie Caps...] ( because it contains a good variety including several types of Bifidobacteria, which KellyMom says is useful for preventing thrush.

u/ctrl_alt_delimeat · 1 pointr/keto

Not that these can cure it, but they may help symptoms till you can get a game plan or find a good doctor to help. Hopefully adding good bacteria with probiotics can take up more real estate then the bad guys and feeding the good bacteria with a prebiotic soluble fiber like psyllium husk can help them thrive. Cutting out the sugar should hinder the bad bacteria food source. Just something to try for cheap till you can figure some fix out.

u/aliciaLAC · 1 pointr/PCOS

I do take probiotics but I don't find that it particularly helpful with PCOS.

u/EnvironmentalHouse2 · 1 pointr/lactoseintolerant

If your gut health isn't as good as it should be you can have some negative side effects such as bloating and gas. As your body adjusts to the bacteria, you should see an ease in those negative symptoms. I would recommend trying to get pre and probiotics from a range of foods as well as trying a probiotic. Fermented foods such as sauerkraut and kimchi have a plethora of beneficial bacteria. With yogurt, make sure that the brand is low in sugar. Sugar feeds the unhealthy stuff, like candida further causing digestive discomfort.

Here is a probiotic that is cost effective, without any added fillers..

u/donwolf2019 · 1 pointr/ibs

I am not surprised to see this. Though this is not the product I used, probiotics are really great when it comes to providing relief from digestive problems. Mine was called Flourish Probiotics by Eu Natural. A natural combination of good bacteria. This one

u/coolcrem · 1 pointr/Healthyhooha


I have used and would recommend Flourish Probiotics by Eu Natural. I will attach a link so you can check it out. 18 potent strains, 14 billion CFU. It is a completely natural supplement from a brand I trust. I will attach a link so you can check it out:

u/Maxyhealth · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

Hey there,

My wife was using probiotics to help with the nausea. Her's was really bad too. Couldn't keep anything down. After seeing some relief from yogurts, she started on prbiotic supplements and these are what got her through. Was a great help. I will attach a link so you can read into it:

This is a natural probiotic supplement that is safe to be used during pregnancy and actually quite highly recommended for dealing with the nausea. Has a bunch of other health benefits too.

I hope that helps. Good luck on the cruise :) enjoy

u/greenangels2019 · 1 pointr/Hypothyroidism


Sorry about that. One of the best remedies that will provide relief from bloating and I would advise you to try are probiotics. These are good bacteria that can help digestion and metabolism, hence providing relief from bloating, constipation, diarrhea, nausea and almost anything related to digestion. In fact, probiotics balance gut flora and help to fight bad bacteria that make us sick. As a result, boosting our immune system. When it comes to taking probiotics, you can either include them in your diet by eating some yogurts or kefir. Or, you may also take probiotic supplements which are richer in the good bacteria. I can recommend Flourish Probiotics by Eu Natural. ( )

This is a natural probitoic supplement that is from a reliable brand and one of the highest recommend probiotics. Check it out.

u/SeanyD72 · 0 pointsr/kratom

I use green. It took about a week to for the constipation to start. I take Psyllium Husk Caps , which are basically ground up mushrooms in capsule form. They work really well for me.

Here is a link:

NOW Supplements, Psyllium Husk 500 mg, 500 Capsules

u/_Primo · 0 pointsr/intermittentfasting


I do 20:4 and I notice that my "poops" vary from day to due (like others have said due to the fiber that I'm eating, and also due to how hydrated that I am). Sometimes I don't poop until I'm in my next feeding window the next day. Psylllium husk tabs are great, along with a bunch of water. These Tabs on Amazon aren't that bad of a deal!!

u/PM_ME_UR_REDDIT_GOLD · 0 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

I take the capsules, easy-peasy and no calories wasted on stuff that tastes bad. The mix with water stuff is truly hateful.

u/breathfromanother · 0 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

This article recommends a specific probiotic since gut flora bacteria is different than bacteria found down there. Also, they're oral, and not suppository.

u/slavik0329 · 0 pointsr/UlcerativeColitis

Even better than Visioniome and requires no refrigeration.

u/Raewynrh · 0 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

Just take a probiotic! They're inexpensive and way more effective than eating yogurt/ fermented foods alone. (You should still eat those foods and avoid heavily processed and sugary foods though!)

I get this one on Amazon.. It's NOT the cheapest but it is super effective. You can get cheaper ones and it will still make a difference.

u/_latch · 0 pointsr/Nootropics

I don't see this mentioned often enough, but I recommend taking a daily probiotic. I recommend this one. You can find many studies linking gastrointestinal health to mental health, and they did wonders for my anxiety.

u/ZeusThunder369 · -6 pointsr/lowcarb

I don't know what kind of diet that is, but it isn't low carb. It sounds like she is trying to do a 0 carb diet instead of a low carb diet. Avoiding all grains is great, and seeds aren't all that important. Veggies, nuts, and fruits should NOT be avoided though.

"Low" should be less than 50 carbs a day. If one really wants to go extreme with it, less than 30 could work. Also, she knows that carbs from dietary fiber don't "count" right?

If she insists on not eating any of the above things at all, then she'll just have to go with artificial fiber supplements. I suggest these. I just take two a day, but if I was literally not eating any vegetables, fruits, or nuts then I'd probably have 8 a day.