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Probiotics for Ulcerative Colitis

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Probiotic Strains for UC (staring system) 

  • Lactobacillus Rhamnosus GG (Culturelle) ⭐⭐⭐
    • As effective as mesalazine in maintaining remission
    • More effective for preventing relapse than mesalazine 
    • Source
  • Visbiome (VSL #3) ⭐⭐⭐
    • This study showed: At 6 weeks, 33% of the probiotic group achieved a 50% decrease in UC activity (10% in controls), 43% achieved remission (16% controls)
    • Another study: Remission maintained at 1 year in 85% of probiotic group, (6% controls)
  • Lactobacillus plantarum 299v (Biome Restore) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
    • Well-absorbed, resists stomach acid and bile 
    • One study showed a 31% remission vs 15% and 24 of the 39 participants saw a 50% reduction in symptoms

Criteria:

  • Strain name listed
  • Evidence for condition is satisfactory 
  • Evidence for symptom improvement in condition is satisfactory 
  • Evidence for resisting stomach acid/bile allowing colonic penetration 
  • Evidence for sustaining remission in condition 
  • Affordable 
  • Easily accessible