youre wasting your time--you cannot compare apples and oranges--the supps with LACTO bacilli MAY indeed clot milk but those with more BIFIDO wont --they cant they dont digest milk
and youre working at room temperature which can handicap some lacto bacilli
I'm under the impresson that we need predominatly acidophilus, and certainly multiple strains of those and other probiotics, such as bifido.
Not having a science background, yet trying to get what you say (thank you for making it more clear for my Lyme brain!) after the testing, my horse sense derives from thinking that those samples that were custard-like showed activity.
OK. By what you said above, the acidophilus (lactobacillus acidophilus) may indeed clot milk. Yes. Room temperature may handicap some acidophilus. How come? What would "handicap" them? Being a "rough" testing process, to be sure, wouldn't it be best to go with the acidophilus that was custard-like rather than chance using the product that may have been "handicapped" by the room temperature?
You mentioned that those with more bifido won't. If I remember right, the Renew Life (they make several probiotics products) had acidophilus and bifido, though I don't know in what percentages.
I just made a visit to my store across town. I'll have to check the labels for those I'v already tested, to find the percentages of acidophilus to bifido.
and you cant tell even IF it clots that the activity is enough to make more inside your tummy
It's a rough test, but I know of no other way. Other than to hire a lab to check each bottle I buy. It's mostly about what can happen enroute and in the store, from the point of vew of the consumer.
For example, I had tested two big bottles of Country Life ACIDOPHILUS (Lactobicillus acidophilus,) 250 count, same product, same expioration date, same refrigerted shelf, in the same store. One passed very well and the other failed badly.
often the NON clotting ones are more "viable" meaning better able to make more inside you
unless you plate and grow them and after a set period of growth COUNT the reproducing ones--you cannot tell anything except which may be better able at making you home made yogurt
"Count the reproducing ones." You mean, using research methods, count the ones actually reproducing, vs what you said before about--what substance?--making it custard-like, depending on an added ingredient?
sorry dear but its like a lot of things--a crap shoot-- if you take it, and it seems to help continue...otherwise change brands and try to stick with encapsulated like pearls by any company--they seem to be best to hold up longest
Yes, more horse sense! Good 'ol horse sense (where's a horsey smiley when you need one?)Enzymatic Therapy Pearls
were a disaster for me and I used them every day (one or two per day) for a good while--many, many months--before I started Lyme treatment. Yet, the cheap ones that are often on sale--Country Life Acidophilus--as long as the bottle passes my test each time, do work and I can see the difference, compared to others that passed my test.
Of the products I've tried (what's available to me in my neck of the woods) that's the cheapest and the best.
as for the expense of Kefir-- a small price to pay for ME. 50-75 cents a day... I know some still smoking--wonder what THAT costs!!!
last I bought them enzymatic therapy pearls cost me about $28 for 90 and at 2 per day thats 62 cents a day compared to my kefir at 50-75 cents
Ohhhhhhhhhhh! Boy can I save you some moola. Country Life, with 250 count in one bottle, $9.99, taking 4 capsules a day (less now is needed than before) makes it (almost 4 cents apiece) almost 16 cents per day. With one or two capsules from other brands, for variety and bifido.
Thanks for your effort to make all of this more understandable ... and questionable.