1. ProBio Gold 20 Billion CFU multi- we initially used this, it made a great difference because my girls were really low on beneficial bacteria. But after extended use, it doesn’t seem to be as effective and cause constipation for my girls. Contains 4 types of Lacto, 1 type of Bifido and 750 million CFU strep
All of the probiotics have been helpful and effective in some manner with my girls. There is no real favorites here as rotating it seems to work best for my girls. Currently we just started using New Beginning’s Probiotic, there doesn’t seem to be any amazing improvements, but neither is there a bad reaction. Most kids are ok with strep strains in the probiotic blend, however this is child-specific. For my girls, it seems that continued use of Probio Gold and Therbiotic Complete has built-up the strep levels to the point where it affected them, usually tummy ache, constipation, irritability etc. The strep strain here is Streptococcus Thermophilus which is actually a good probiotic, but some children may not be able to tolerate prolonged dosages of it. When first starting biomed without a DAN doctor, you can choose Probio Gold as it is GFCF, has a good range of probiotic strains, it is high potency and it is easily accessible from our specialist retailers in Jakarta and Singapore or to purchase online. 20-25 Billion CFU is a good amount for ASD kids. However, if your DAN Doctor carries a range of Klaire Labs products, then I would recommend Klaire Labs Therbiotic Complete. Klaire Labs products can only be ordered by a doctor, if your DAN doctor does not carry this or if you do not have a DAN doctor, you can try to persuade a local doctor to help you order this from http://www.klairelabs.com directly. However, if you suspect that strep might be an issue, then please find alternative types.
It is recommended to rotate probiotics, by rotating I mean finishing 1 bottle, and for the next bottle to purchase a different type. Not rotate on a daily basis. I would not recommend New Beginnings Probiotic for beginners to biomed as your child may probably not be ready for anti-fungals just yet. However, once you are ready for anti-fungal treatment, then you may try this. Again, this is dependant on whether your child can tolerate S.Boulardii. For higher potency probiotics – VSL#3 is a very high potency multi-flora formulation usually to treat severe gut issues such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. It is also beneficial for those diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and with high oxalates. Please use this under the supervision of a medical doctor.
There are other probiotic in the market, do not limit yourself only to my list. There is no perfect probiotic that I’ve found (so far) it’s best to rotate and observe which ones is more suitable for your child. Probiotics is high on my list of essential supplements for both my girls.