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The Gut Institute BIFIDO|MAXIMUS Histamine-Free and D-Lactate Free Probiotic Blend 200 B CFU Daily for Microbiome Management (TWO MONTH SUPPLY)

BIFIDO|MAXIMUS

2 Month Supply
ULTRA POTENCY
DELIVERS 200 BILLION CFU DAILY
Streptococcus-Free
Safe for FODMAP-Intolerances and Allergies
$ 100.00 $ 120.00
NOTE: The iApothecary is undergoing upgrades and we will be up again in about two days Nov 10th or 11th. Thank you for your patience.

Trouble beating:

  • Brain Fog?
  • Bloating?
  • Breakout Blemishes?
  • Body Fat?
  • Blasted Moods?

Our BIFIDO|MAXIMUS probiotic powder will also support people with Histamine, D-Lactate, Gut Dysbiosis and Candida Overgrowth issues.

Our most effective, special, dairy-free probiotic formulation containing five superior strains of freeze-dried, friendly microorganisms that specifically target and help the small and large intestines, improving the intestinal microbiome and digestive processes. This special blend supports the health and replenishment of the ancestral core microbiota and re-colonization of GI tracts.

BIFIDO|MAXIMUS probiotic powder created at The Gut Institute aids in support of a healthy gut and mouth microbiome. The effects of pathogenic microorganisms can take a toll on our health. With the overuse of antibiotics, loss of the ancestral core microbiota is inevitable as documented in recent microbiota studies. Their loss leads to overgrowths of fungi, yeasts, Candida and toxic bacteria such as Streptococcus, E. coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus, Citrobacter, Klebsiella, Proteus and Enterobacter. Nearly all of these harmful strains secrete histamine and other toxins which destroy our health. Research has strongly proven that a healthy core microbiota not only inhibits the growth of toxic microbes but also supports reversal of human disease.

DESCRIPTION

High Count, multi strain probiotic powder with 200 billion cfu’s/scoop (0.8 gram).

INGREDIENTS

  • Bifidobacterium longum (40%)
  • Bifidobacterium bifidum/Bifidobacterium infantis (20%)
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus (20%)
  • Lactobacillus salivarius (10%)
  • Lactobacillus gasseri (10%)

ALLERGEN FREE

  • DAIRY/CASEIN FREE
  • GLUTEN FREE
  • STREPTOCOCCUS FREE
  • We do not utilize milk, milk derivatives, galacto oligosaccharides (GOS) or inulin as added ingredients in the fermentation media.

Our probiotic formulations do NOT contain dairy, sugar, gluten, soy, corn, casein, yeast, artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, FOS or any Genetically Modified or engineered ingredients.

DOSAGE SUGGESTIONS: Dosages vary from person to person. One scoop daily (200 Billion CFU) or two scoops daily (400 Billion CFU). People with sensitive and tender tummies (severe gut dysbiosis) may consider starting low dose (1/16th scoop=12.5 billion) and increasing very slowly.

MAINTENANCE SUGGESTIONS: One scoop 3 times per week Monday/Wednesday/Friday.

We also include a child scoop measuring 0.1 gram equivalent to 25 billion CFU’s (8 child scoops are equivalent to 1 adult scoop)

This probiotic supplement is temperature stable for 2-3 weeks without refrigeration

How long will a 50 gram powder last?

  • One bottle (50 grams) is equivalent to 60 adult scoops
  • Each adult scoop measures 0.8 grams (equivalent to 200 billion cfu’s)
  • If you take 200 Billion CFU daily (one adult scoop a day), one bottle will last 2 months.
  • If you take 400 Billion CFU daily (two adult scoops a day), one bottle will last 1 month.
  • Maintenance: If you take one scoop 3 times per week, one bottle will last 4 months.

STORAGE / TEMPERATURE STABILITY

Our probiotic supplements are temperature stable for 2-3 weeks without refrigeration. We have done 2 year temperature stability testing on our probiotics . We overdesign our probiotics so that the loss will not effect the potency indicated on the label. One can travel with our probiotics for 2-3 weeks without refrigeration. It is best however to keep probiotics refrigerated for optimum potency. Below is our 2 year temperature stability study for your information.

ULTRA POTENCY 200 BILLION  COLONY FORMING UNITS (CFU’S) PER SCOOP VERIFIED BY INDEPENDENT LABORATORY TESTING.

Probiotics play a key role in human nutrition and health in balancing the intestinal microflora naturally and improving digestive, urogenital and immune systems. Factors that affect the intestinal and vaginal microflora negatively are: antibiotics, infection, poor diet and stress.

Please note that Custom probiotic formulations are very high in potency and purity. They are acid resistant and naturally survive the stomach and intestinal tract.  We guarantee 200 billion CFU’s per scoop (0.8 grams) at the time of expiration. Our Custom probiotic powders are also much higher in potency than what we say on the label. Please check our latest Independent Lab Test Results
Our probiotic formulations do NOT contain dairy, sugar, gluten, soy, corn, casein, yeast, artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, FOS or any Genetically Modified or engineered ingredients. They do not utilize milk, milk derivatives, galacto oligosaccharides (GOS) or inulin as added ingredients in the fermentation media.

You can travel with our probiotics for 2-3 weeks without refrigeration with very minimal loss of potency.

OTHER USES

  • Oral-mouth microbiome: Leave in mouth for 30 to 60 seconds before swallowing. Leaves a smooth, plaque-free taste in the mouth. It is great to use after oil-pulling. Consider for history of Strep infections, periodontal disease, cavities, and oral thrush.
  • Protection against gastroenteritis in foreign countries: As extra fortification, take with you during travel to foreign countries. BIFIDO|MAXIMUS may be stored at room temperature for 2 to 3 weeks.
  • Protection against losing native gut flora: With use of antibiotics, Lyme disease treatment, Helicobacter pylori treatment, parasite elimination, heavy metal chelation, consider 400 billion CFUs (two scoops) daily.
  • Vaginal microbiome: Supports a healthy vaginal microbiome and resilient vagina, the channel of all life.
  • Colon and rectal microbiome: Apply as an enema
  • Lacto-fermented vegetables and yogurt (goat, cow, coconut milk): As a starter culture, you can amplify both flavors and protective flora.
  • Friendly bacteria for our friendly pets (dogs, cats, hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs, farm animals): Sprinkle on food or water. Our dog Henry, half-terrier/half-chihuahua mix, loves Custom probiotics. Every time he hears the BIFIDO|MAXIMUS jar open, he runs over like a mad dog and laps up every drop of BIFIDO|MAXIMUS in his water bowl! Picture: Henry at the beach at Klamath, summer 2015.

BENEFITS OF BIFIDOBACTERIUM LONGUM:

  • Reduces gluten related gut inflammation (enteropathy)
  • Reduces iron overload in gut inflammation (animal study)
  • Healthy mothers and healthy babies have abundant levels compared with babies with colic, atopy, asthma, celiac disease and allergies
  • Healthy adults and children have abundant levels compared with adults and children with colorectal cancer, diverticulitis, adenomas, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel disease (IBS, IBS-C, IBS-D), Helicobacter pylori, gastritis, celiac disease
  • Healthy adults and children have abundant levels compared with adults and children with obesity, diabetes Type 1 and Type 2, metabolic syndrome, fatty liver/NASH
  • Associated with health and longevity: centenarians have abundant levels
  • Avoid gut disruptors which lowers Bifidobacterium longum: sugar, antibiotics, drugs (NSAIDs, Accutane, Proton Pump inhibitors, H2 Blockers, Corticosteroids/Prednisone), low fiber diets, high sugar diets, high refined starch diets, raw potato or maize starch (HAM)/RS Type 2)

RELATED TOPICS:

Probiotics and Autism

Some children in the Autism spectrum have high D-Lactate in their system, that can cause some neurological issues.  Our D-Lactate free probiotic strains will be a safer formula.  The majority of Autistic children have gut flora imbalances and toxicities.  Since there is a gut-brain relationship, normalizing the gut flora have direct effect on their cognitive abilities, eye contact, behavior, stool and agitation.

Our D-Lactate Free probiotic powder will also benefit people with Histamine and SIBO issues.

For further information please review the Autism section on the Custom web site.

Candida and Probiotics

Candida is a fungus that normally inhabits the mouth, throat, gastrointestinal tract and vagina. Under normal conditions, candida exists within us in a healthy balance, and the body’s immune system keeps it from spreading.  When your immune system is strong, candida yeasts presents no problem.  But, if you have a poor and sugary diet, nutritional deficiencies, exposure to toxins and stress and/or take antibiotics or other medications the good bacteria that prevent fungal infections from developing can get knocked out.  Candida yeasts then multiply and further weaken the immune system.

Symptoms of Candida
Feelings of frustration and loneliness are common when dealing with a yeast overgrowth because Candida is evasive to much of the medical community. Here are some of the common symptoms:

  • Gas, bloating and indigestion
  • Bowel irregularities, constipation or diarrhea
  • Food cravings especially for carbohydrates or sweets
  • Mood swings or depression
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Menstrual problems and PMS
  • Dry, itchy skin or hives
  • Finger or toe nail fungus
  • Vaginal yeast infections
  • Itching or redness in body creases
  • Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia
  • Weight imbalances (over or under-weight despite diet)
  • Premature aging
  • Chemical sensitivity (especially colognes or fabric dye)
  • Jon

    Hi Grace, will you be shipping to Australia and what is the estimated delivery timeframe?

    • DrGracePharmD-Gut_Goddess

      Jon, Yes not until Friday and delivery is 7-8 days or earlier for Australia via Priority USPS $40 to 100 depending size of box, weight, where in Australia.

      • sallycinnamonau

        me too, can you tell me cost to Sydney, Aus. thanks 🙂

        • DrGracePharmD-Gut_Goddess

          $18 (for one, more for extra dep on weight)

          Thank you for your patience! We are still undergoing upgrades…

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  • Karen Edscorn Board

    What are the inactive ingredients in the probiotic powder? (Need to calculate out carbs for child on Ketogenic diet for seizures)

    • DrGracePharmD-Gut_Goddess

      Hi Karen

      I’m sorry the manufacturers has not specified except that it is totally free of potential allergens

      None of the below
      — dairy
      — sugar
      — gluten
      — soy
      — corn
      — casein
      — yeast
      — artificial colors, flavors, preservatives
      — FOS/inulin
      — Genetically Modified or engineered ingredients.

      • Karen Edscorn Board

        Thank you Grace. I did see what was NOT in it (all good), but need to know if it has rice flour or other carb. I have contacted the manufacturer directly, and waiting for answer.

        • Karen Edscorn Board

          My son’s dietitian contacted the manufacturer for D-Lactate Free, and it is carb-free. Since you didn’t know about the other product that makes up the BM (and no info here on manufacturer), we just ordered the D-lactate Free from Custom Probiotics. It does seem to be helping. His ketones are higher (good for a kid on ketogenic diet), so that suggests less gut inflammation, better absorbtion of nutrients and fats.

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  • Karen Edscorn Board

    Is the Bifido Maximus the same as the D-Lactate Free Probiotics, or is this 2 separate products?

    • DrGracePharmD-Gut_Goddess

      B|M is partly the D-lactate free one but contains other strains that are super immuno protective and fat burning — L gasseri and B longum

      • Karen Edscorn Board

        The D-Lactate Free also has B longum.

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  • Ginger

    I’m just so happy that you called your probiotic “BM.” (Giggle) So many missed opportunities for great names with other probiotic brands. 🙂 I appreciate that it’s d-lactate free too. After the next pay day cycle, I’ll be looking to make an order.

    • DrGracePharmD-Gut_Goddess

      Hey Ginger, The store (hopefully) will be fully upgraded next wk and let me know if you are still eager to try, if not.

      • Ginger

        I am ready to try it! I get paid Tuesday, so I’m going to do some Christmas budgeting and then look into this. Thanks!

    • DrGracePharmD-Gut_Goddess

      Hey Ginger, The store (hopefully) will be fully upgraded next wk and let me know if you are still eager to try, if not.

  • Frank Wilson McColl

    What is the dose for a baby under 1?

    • DrGracePharmD-Gut_Goddess

      The baby dosages are not established. What my best friend dose for her baby when she was < 1 yr old was to dip her wet finger into powder and let the baby suckle the coated finger.

    • DrGracePharmD-Gut_Goddess

      The baby dosages are not established. What my best friend dose for her baby when she was < 1 yr old was to dip her wet finger into powder and let the baby suckle the coated finger.

  • Samantha Rodes

    I’m trying to order this and one, it’s asking for my apt/ suite when I don’t love in one (I leave this blank but it’s forcing me to fill it out), and two, the order is telling me there is something wrong with the merchant; I’ve spoken with my bank and everything is fine with my card.

    • DrGracePharmD-Gut_Goddess

      HI Sam

      I put a note at the top above the pricing — the website is still being upgraded (took break with holidays). Thank you for your patience! Would love your thoughts after you try B|M.

      • Samantha Rodes

        Oh God I hope it will be ready for soon! I’m dying to find my holy grail probiotic.
        Could you tell us more about L Gaseri in particular, why you chose it, and the benefits of its inclusion? All I know about it is its affects towards weight balance

        • DrGracePharmD-Gut_Goddess

          Exactly — L gasseri helps fat burning by sealing the gut and other multiple mechanisms!

          • Samantha Rodes

            I actually ordered this last week through th custom biotics website (I spoke on the phone and they gave me th exact formula).
            Acne is calming down a bit, but I wonder if I’m going through some die off- despite taking ebzymes, now I’m seeing undigested food particles. There’s a bad smell too. It’s going away now little by little, and I wonder if it’s just the probiotic working? The other thing too is at night only I get really drowsy after eating- I don’t have an adrenal problem to my knowledge. Currently using GI Microb X (3 cap at night away from probiotics) as well. Otherwise, I’m pretty happy so far with Bifido Max- high dose is what my body likes, and now I know that I’ve kicked my SIBO to the curb. No more intolerances to FODMAPS or ferments! Just wondering if yeast or something else caused the constipation though.

  • Rhett Shipp

    Any thoughts on probiotic use while fasting? And fasting in general. I’m considering a 7 day water fast. During that time I’d take a high quality multivitamin…and maybe I should take a probiotic and fiber supplement to keep from doing too much damage to my guy microbes.

    • DrGracePharmD-Gut_Goddess

      For some fasting can hurt because only mucin is available for the gut flora and many opportunistic strains rely on mucin. Would love to hear how your experiment goes. Are you doing testing CDSA or uBiome pre- and post intervention? On the other hand, ancestrally, between meals and perhaps seasonally during periods of low resources, humans fasted and were likely well adapted.

  • Philip Clax

    HI Dr Grace. I have histamine intolerance/mast cell activation, as well as suspected SIBO & Candida (ate sugar for a long time!) I have to avoid FODMAPS. I’m very curious about this probiotic, have you had any feedback from people with histamine issues? All probiotics I’ve tried made me feel worse with intolerable side effects. Prescript Assist was the most benign, although it still made me feel weird. I’ve been trying to locate the most “friendly” probiotic for my situation because I don’t fancy going down the fecal transplant route just yet! 🙂 oh, I also suspect I have excess Mercury so no doubt that plays a part for me.

    • DrGracePharmD-Gut_Goddess

      Yes, histamine overproducers are doing very well.

      The product is awesome because it fills in what is ancestrally missing from suboptimal diets, including even low fiber Paleo diets or VLC/ketosis. how can we rebuild what is extinct? It’s very difficult particularly if a keystone strain like Bifidobacterium longum is missing which prefers to ferment mucin or oligosaccharides — and is easily reduced by gut disruptors (antibiotics, sugar, high refined carbs, raw potato starch RS2, maltodextrin food additives, etc).

      What I love about B|M is that people report less allergies, less arthritis and less bloating almost immediately in less than 2-4 weeks. Probiotics help prevent excessive ‘dumping’ of histamine by stabilizing mast cells despite exposures to primed allergens (gluten, dairy, dander, nuts, eggs, enteric gut flora (good/bad ones), yeasts and candida overgrowths, etc).

      Try it… our product is one of the highest concentrations of Lactobacillus rhamnosus which in a new study ‘Probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1-supplemented yoghurt reduced the bioaccumulation of mercury and arsenic in pregnant women and children.’

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26123785

      Benef Microbes. 2015 Dec;6(6):841-7. doi: 10.3920/BM2015.0022. Epub 2015 Jun 30.

      Probiotic lactobacilli: a potential prophylactic treatment for reducing pesticide absorption in humans and wildlife.

      Trinder M1,2, Bisanz JE1,2, Burton JP1,2,3,4, Reid G1,2,3.

      Abstract

      Numerous pesticides are used in agriculture, gardening, and wildlife-control. Despite their intended toxicity to pests, these compounds can also cause harm to wildlife and humans due to their ability to potentially bioaccumulate, leach into soils, and persist in the environment. Humans and animals are commonly exposed to these compounds through agricultural practices and consumption of contaminated foods and water. Pesticides can cause a range of adverse effects in humans ranging from minor irritation, to endocrine or nervous system disruption, cancer, or even death. A convenient and cost-effective method to reduce unavoidable pesticide absorption in humans and wildlife could be the use of probiotic lactobacilli. Lactobacillus is a genus of Gram-positive gut commensal bacteria used in the production of functional foods, such as yoghurt, cheese, sauerkraut and pickles, as well as silage for animal feed. Preliminary in vitro experiments suggested that lactobacilli are able to degrade some pesticides. Probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1-supplemented yoghurt reduced the bioaccumulation of mercury and arsenic in pregnant women and children. A similar study is warranted to test if this approach can reduce pesticide absorption in vivo, given that the lactobacilli can also attenuate reactive oxygen production, enhance gastrointestinal barrier function, reduce inflammation, and modulate host xenobiotic metabolism.

      • Philip Clax

        Thanks Grace 🙂 I’d definitely like to try this…I was wondering if I can use other prebiotics with it other than prephage, since I can’t afford that right now? (I.e. Something like psyllium husk)

        Thanks again!

  • Samantha Rodes

    Hello again Grace! Researching away, and have a couple questions-
    1) What foods do the strains B Longum and L Gasseri favor specifically? I imagine each strain favors a particular food more than others
    2) I’m currently researching Elixa and how some people have cured or started the path for curing their dysbiosis by carpet bombing with extremely high doses of probiotics (up to the trillions). How is this possible without including antimicrobials and no fodmap diet?
    3) Is the fodmap diet outdated then? I’m seeing people stick to it for months even years, taking a ton of supplements and detoxing up the wahzoo without any progress. Is the fodmap free diet possibly cutting off the foods that our good guys need to survive?

    • DrGracePharmD-Gut_Goddess

      Hi Sam
      1) B longum favors healthy mucin and oligosaccharide; L gasseri not sure but most Lacto favor degradation of simple glycan carbohydrates (lactose, oligosaccharides)
      2) No I never use VSL or elixa because they are streptococcus containing which 100% of everyone with dysbiosis appears to react to silently or not silently (eg develop 2nd or 3rd autoimmunity disorder)
      3) I concur! sad, eh?

      • Samantha Rodes

        Awesome. Thanks!
        More thoughts-
        1) As a phasing program, similar to your 7 steps, would this particular order be good for rehabilitating a dysbiotic (or what I call a ‘chaotic’) gut-
        Phase 1- Diet. Of course fine tuning, but generally speaking, cutting out processed foods, inflammatory foods, potential alergens, etc.
        Phase 1.5- Deficiencies. Magnesium, Vitamin D, protein/fat/carb, etcetera. I would see getting adequate Magnesium a big one.
        Phase 2- Elimination- I see this as a case-dependent phase. Some people may not do so well, whilst others need it ASAP to clear the way for the next phase. De-weeding. Some of the best microbials I’ve seen are: olive leaf, garlic, oil of oregano, oregano grape, echinacea, and berberine. Any one of these, or a combination (at least 2) seems good. Length wise, I’m not sure.
        Would 2 weeks suffice?
        Phase 2.5- Motility. This might need to be taken indefinitely, or until the body is retrained. Good supplements for MMC might be Iberogast or MotilPro, or natural prokinetics such as D-Limonene, Ginger, Cayenne, or Trikatu.
        Phase 3- Reinoculation- Initially, high-dose probiotics; 1 week, 2 weeks, or a month. HIGH CFU DAILY. Also includes dietary probiotics (kefir, fermented foods, etc). I would also add a SBO in conjunction with this.
        Phase 4- Maintenance- Learn to allow the system to settle itself out. By now, the imbalanced microflora has started to get a blueprint towards what it needs from having weeded out the bad guys, introduced the good guys, and established a custom tailored diet that works for overall optimal health as well as bacterial longevity.
        So, tampering down on intake of supplemental probiotics. Alternate on and off of both lacto-bifido and soil based organisms.
        Option A) One day lacto-bifido, next day soil based, and repeat.
        Option B) 3-4 Days a week of BOTH lacto-bifido and soil based supplementation.
        Always giving space between days of supplementation. 1-2 days is good.
        I think this will really train someone to remember that they’re not alone; that the beneficial bacteria have needs and a particular diet of their own to address.
        Phase 5- ‘Check Up’ or ‘Rejuvenation’. Done every season (ie, every 3 months- once in spring/winter/summer/fall) of 1-2 weeks of high dose CFU’s combined with Soil Based, simple diet (no detox or starvation; just keep things simple), and a microbial balancing herb like berberine. This just gives the system a chance to rest and reboot. Very good to establish more mindfulness and respect for the gut ecology.

        Those are my thoughts. I’m tempted to test it out on myself n=1 style, as I believe I have an IBS/IBS-C dominate constitution that especially needs Phase 5 sessions to sort of ‘check in’ and see how things are going. I’ve tried many things (Iberogast, high CFU, soil based, berberine/garlic/antimicrobials) but in separate periods, never combined. I’m convinced that all need to be combined in order to work.

      • Jason

        Hi Grace,

        You have mentioned several times how streptococcus is not a good idea to supplement with. Could you talk/ write about this sometime in the near future (or provide links to info). I just ordered Bifido Maximus. I look forward to getting off my DS VSL #3 and replace it with this product. Thanks for everything you do!

        • DrGracePharmD-Gut_Goddess

          Jason,

          Please let us know how the transition works. I suspect your health will amplify by 100 to 200 fold ahah.

          Strep is a cheap probiotic hence it is found in many yogurts and commercial probiotic products. S thermophilus is a high lactase producer however so do many good lacto/bifido and soil probiotic strains and help to support lactose tolerance.

          With dysbiosis, certain pathogens overgrow including pathogenic alpha, beta and gamma hemolytic Strep. Those with immunoreactivity develop antibodies against both commensals and pathogens including Strep. What I see is those on VSL or Elixa who might tend to produce these antibodies (which is likely a great majority of ill/sick/unwell individuals) end up with gut damage and inflammation a few days or 1-2 wks after beginning these high dose Strep products. Initially because it is the first time the gut gets good amounts of bifido/lacto, they actually may feel well!

          • Jason

            Wow. I have always wondered why VSL#3 “cured” me completely for 2 weeks (no more fatigue, insomnia, and gut issues). Then I got 40% of my symptoms back. Hopefully BM will do the trick. However, it has been “shipping” for 10 days now. Is there something wrong with my order?

          • Jason

            Just started Bif. Max on Sunday February 12th. Taking Bf. Max upon waking and then Neem/ Allimed/ and Magnesium before every meal. I plan on adding iberogast soon. Hopefully this will beat out the improvements I had on the above + VSL #3!

          • Josh Finlay

            Did you have any improvements on BM, Jason?

  • Princ

    Hi, can you confirm the strains used? E.g. Bifidobacterium longum BB536

    • DrGracePharmD-Gut_Goddess

      They are generic B longum 😉 (not BB536)

  • Mike Robins

    hello is your formulation different than the one sold by custom probiotics? they look the same- please clarify thanks so mcu

  • Samantha Rodes

    What do you know about L Fermentum? Is it a good strain to supplement with? I Can’t find too much info about it.

  • Cassandra

    Hello Grace! I have quite a few issues with digestion. I currently take VSL#3 4 times per day. I recently listened to your Sigma Nutrition Podcast and am rethinking what I currently take. What would be the differences/benefits of taking these probiotics vs. VSL #3. Thank you!

    • Samantha Rodes

      I believe Grace has advised to avoid Streptococcus strains as well as high lacto in certain cases of dysbiosis, as those with it tend to have gut profiles that are already high in those bacterial species. Don’t quote me on it. But I believe that’s what she was insinuating.

      • Cassandra

        Thank you!
        Have you tried these probiotics? I was thinking about getting them and the ULTRA INFLA-ZYM FORTE. I’m currently take VSL#3 and Activated Charcoal.

        • Samantha Rodes

          Sorry to get back so late- yes, I have tried The BM probiotic. It’s very good for acne in particular. I’m still treating my chronic constipation, but this probiotic is a definite, important item in my toolbox.

      • DrGracePharmD-Gut_Goddess

        THx Sam~!! YES 😉

    • DrGracePharmD-Gut_Goddess

      Thank you for listening Cassandra. I love Danny — I learn so much from him and his work!

      Personally I’ve had a ton of people come to me with issues and even new onset autoimmunity with two things:
      (1) potato starch or antibiotics (both lower gut diversity particularly the protective native human flora (see other posts) and (
      2) VSL#3 or elixa — both are high dosage Streptococcus containing probiotics

      Have you had much antibiotics, Strep infections, skin disorders or gut dysbiosis? If yes, then it is likely your gut already harbors a high concentration of strep and these are the particularly nasty strains of Strep and may even be producing anti-Strep antibodies which may be triggered to be disease causing

  • saross

    What is it about this probiotic that makes it d-lacate- and histamine-free?

  • Jacob Benson

    The instructions say to dissolve this in a glass of water, but no matter what I do it just seems to clump up. What am I doing wrong?

    • DrGracePharmD-Gut_Goddess

      Yea ~ This is an issue — I make “probiotic soup” for the puppy a couple of times per month (filtered water + couple adult scoops B|M probiotic) and it won’t all dissolve even with vigorous mixing. For myself, I just take 1-2 scoops straight up in mouth and chase with a little water to moisten the powder which prevents it from snorting up the sinuses. This is painful LOL. Would love to hear what works for you. Some people enjoy mixing into coconut milk or almond milk too

      • Jacob Benson

        That wasn’t nearly as awful as I was expecting. Thanks for the quick response.

  • Vinh

    Hello Dr Grace,
    Can I still order The Gut Institute BIFIDO|MAXIMUS Histamine-Free and D-Lactate Free Probiotic now because I saw the note that said: “The iApothecary is undergoing upgrades and we will be up again in about two days Nov 10th or 11th.” – Does this have something to do with ordering? Thank you so much!

  • Vinh

    Hello Dr Grace,
    Can I still order The Gut Institute BIFIDO|MAXIMUS Histamine-Free and D-Lactate Free Probiotic now because I saw the note that said: “The iApothecary is undergoing upgrades and we will be up again in about two days Nov 10th or 11th.” – Does this have something to do with ordering? Thank you so much!