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Are these safe to take while nursing? If so which ones do you recommend? Thanks!
Yes, indeed, not only is it safe to take Vidazorb®, numerous studies show that the healthier the mother’s microbiota the healthier the child.
The mother’s body provides the beneficial bacteria to the child both at birth and while breast feeding. Indeed, the breast experiences physical changes to make sure the infant gets as much of the mother’s bacteria as possible. Not only does this colonize the infant’s gut but it also helps in the rapid development of a strong immune system. By taking Vidazorb® probiotics you’ll be helping your body provide those benefits to your child.
Now, which formula to take. That is very hard to say with any confidence as so many variables need to be considered. For example, did you deliver your child via C-section or was it a “natural” childbirth? What is the state of your own gastrointestinal health? Are you under a lot of stress? Those sorts of questions would need to be answered to make an informed decision and it could change overnight.
Let me recommend that you take Vidazorb® Plus for a month and then, after you’ve been taking it for two or three weeks, introduce Vidazorb® Belly Boost™ into your regimen. Depending on how you feel, take from three to six tablets a day. Don’t forget, you want to share the benefit of these bugs while you can. If you decide to use just one formulation, try Vidazorb® Plus.
Vidazorb® isn’t a drug and no one can say, “Take this formulation for that problem in this amount.” The body and the bugs just don’t work in such a manner that a statement like that can be absolutely true—though I wish I could.
Thank you for your interest in Vidazorb® and I wish you and your child health and happiness.
Are these vitamins? Also, can I take Vidazorb together with other vitamins or antibiotics?
Jennifer, probiotics are definitely not vitamins; however, it is recommended that you add them to your vitamin regimen as Vidazorb® probiotic bacteria formulations tend to increase your body’s absorption of the very vitamins and minerals you are taking.
As for taking Vidazorb® while taking antibiotics you pose a different question. You definitely should take them before you began taking an antibiotic course of therapy and for several weeks after you finish. Remember to complete the prescription. However, taking Vidazorb® while at the same time taking antibiotics can result in you wasting your money. Depending on the antibiotic that has been prescribed the Vidazorb® probiotic bacteria could be wiped out daily. Remember, antibiotics can kill our bacteria indiscriminately as they seek to destroy a particular pathogenic bacteria. See what your doctor thinks. And if the antibiotics cause diarrhea then I recommend you take Belly Boost™ early and often.
Can I take Vidazorb on an empty stomach?
Yes, Vidazorb® can be taken on an “empty” stomach with no harm or distress. We recommend people take it with meals because it helps to remind them to take at least one tablet three times a day. Parking it next to meals sort of acts as a string around the fork.
There is some discussion in the literature that taking probiotics with a meal also helps buffer it when in contact with stomach acids. I’ve noticed no difference and usually take my daily doses between meals but who knows. The bugs like to be mysterious and they are very difficult to assess and analyze. That’s why it took us seven years to create our formula. For all the good they do us probiotic bacteria are really quite uncooperative outside the gut.
Thank you for your interest.
What age do children have to be to take Belly Boost? I want to give it to my 11 month old son.
There really is no age restriction. If he cannot easily chew Belly Boost, you can just crush it and give it to him with a drink or in his food.
I really like eating an Activia with my breakfast. Am I getting enough probiotics from eating one tub a day?
Thanks for your question, Nick. This is actually something we get asked a lot. Many yogurt products like Activia contain less that 1 billion colony forming units (CFU’s) and, while this may sound like a large amount, your recommended daily dose is upwards of 30 million CFU’s (about 30 tubs of yogurt!). Vidazorb® has up to 10 billion CFU’s per tablet, which means you only need 3 tablets a day. You might also be happy to know that Vidazorb® does not need to be refrigerated, while all yogurts need the cold to keep their bugs alive.
I have been using Vidazorb for the past 10 months with great success. However, during the past month I have had a very difficult time with my digestive health and have been unable to go to the bathroom at least once per day. This is very disturbing as I have been incredibly happy with the success of taking Vidazorb. Can you please explain why the chewable tablets are no longer working? Is it possible that your body gets used to the tablets and after a while stop working?
It is hard to speculate on what could be happening to you/in you at this time. All things, especially in the realm of gut micro flora, are possible.
However, it is unlikely that your body has somehow “adjusted” to the probiotic strains in Vidazorb and has gone back to its prior, unsatisfactory, state. It would be more likely that some stress or pathogen has asserted itself and the dosage of Vidazorb you are taking is insufficient or inadequate or, simply, unable to help regardless of the amount.
Stress is tough on the gut. It may simply be the result of holiday madness, good or bad, that is disrupting things. Your immune system could be fighting the flu or some other ‘bug’ and that has set things back. It is so very hard to say what to do not knowing the cause.
Yes, you could stop for a while and see what happens. I don’t know, that could help but for the life of me I don’t know why. Or you could take more Vidazorb and see if that helps though constipation is a tough symptom to resolve with probiotics. Remember, though good bugs are essential and necessary they are not medicine. You might have a condition that requires a doctor’s intervention. Too, you could be developing something like Celiac disease and Vidazorb has been able to help you up to this point but now the malady has reached a level beyond which Vidazorb can’t be as useful as it has been these last ten months.
So, you see, I can’t be of much use here as I don’t have an answer. Variables are the challenge we face when creating a useful probiotic supplement to begin with. Without knowing so much more about your situation I really can’t offer a useful suggestion.
Be patient. Continue to monitor your concern and distress. Consider seeing a good gastroenterologist and then see a different one if you’re not satisfied with the results of your original appointment. Doctors, too, deal in an art form though they are often loath to admit it.
I certainly wish you the best and regret I couldn’t be more of more help to you at this time.
Thank you for your attempt in trying to help answer why I am not having the same positive reaction to Vidazorb. I do believe that you are on the right track when you say that something might be upsetting the balance in my digestive system. I have been suffering from stomach discomfort for a while now, I am not sure why. I will consult a doctor to see if they can help me identify the problem.
By the way, I am regular again
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