Posted on Mar 18, 2008
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I started doing research on probiotics after my 2 ½ year old spent December and January throwing and having diaherra from a stomach virus she picked up at preschool. After reading about the many benefits of probiotics, I thought everyone could use a probiotic in their life, so why not give it a try, what else have we got to lose. I purchased these basically for my daughter, however, after getting them I noticed they are soft gel capsules and unfortunately aren’t all that toddler friendly, even to chew, they don’t taste all that well. I started cutting the capsules and putting them in her applesauce. You would not believe the amount of mucous that starting coming out of her in her stool, it was to put it mildly, disgusting, however, made me so happy that all this junk was coming out of her poor intestines. I breastfed for a year, she was never sick once during that entire time, but from one year until now at 2 ½, she’s been sick so much with stomach issues. I can say it’s been about 8 weeks since she’s been on probiotics and she’s doing fantastic. I think this is the longest stretch she’s gone. She started getting a cold this weekend and it lasted 2 days, which is unheard of with her. She’s catching on to the applesauce, so I’ve been supplementing with the children’s Wakunaga probiotic I purchased from iherb on those days I can’t get the Ohhira one in her. I also started her on Symbiotics Colostrum Pineapple Chewables about 2 weeks ago after doing some research on Colostrums (those are delicious), I’ve been taking those too.
At the same time I started my daughter on the probiotic I started taking them as well. I did the 1 week loading phase and seemed okay, had a lot of gas, some constipation, but otherwise, all was well. Week 2 was a different story, I was so sick; I was dizzy, tired, and emotional like you wouldn’t believe, had diaherra one day and constipated the next, just felt terrible, like I was in a haze. I was about to stop taking them and did some research and found on Ohhira’s website something called the Healing Crisis http://www.omx2u.com/hc.asp, I found out that what I had going on was called the Herxheimer Reaction, which I was so glad to have found out that it’s actually a good thing. I stuck with them and by week 3, I was a new person. I too have not been sick and everyone I work with has been off with terrible colds and I can say I’ve never felt better.
These are amazing, truly, everyone should be on these.