Autism Treatment – Using Probiotics in Autism Treatment

Posted on 12 September 2010 by admin

Let me talk about probiotics specifically with respects to general probiotics and what are considered to be treatment specific probiotics. There are many different probiotic products on the market. For example New Beginning carries something called Probiotic Support Formula, Klaire Labs carries Therbiotic Complete, Kirkman labs carries Multi-Flora Spectrum and there are other variations. But in essence those are three major, all around, multi-floral probiotics with a number of different good bacteria in those. The way I look at those probiotics is those are very helpful for just the overall health of the digestive system. So, you could consider those to almost be like a multi-vitamin for the digestive tract, Probiotic Support, Therbiotic Complete or Multi-Flora Spectrum.

Then you start getting into more treatment specific probiotics. And these are things that are used to actually specifically treat a particular disorder. For example, Culturelle, Culturelle is a particular type of probiotic called acidophilus GG and it specifically goes after clostridia bacteria. Three Lac, a lot of people use Three Lac because it is very helpful against yeast. You wouldn’t use Three Lac specifically as an all around, long term type of probiotic for just general immune, digestive support. You would use Three Lac specifically to help attack yeast.
VSL #3 is a very high potency probiotic and it is primarily used to help degrade oxalates, it also has some effectiveness against clostridia as well but the majority of the time it is used as part of a low oxalate type program. Another remedy that is used is something called Saccharomyces Boulardii and Saccharomyces Boulardii actually is a yeast and it is specifically used when you have candida overgrowth because it will actually attack candida. It can also be used when you are using antibiotics to help prevent against yeast overgrowth. And Saccharomyces Boulardii does as well have some effectiveness against clostridia.

So there are a lot of other probiotics, I just wanted to give you a highlight. So you have your multi-floral probiotics, which are immune enhancing, digestive health enhancing and then you have your treatment specific probiotics that I just mentioned.

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