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Body Biotics

There is not much information on some probiotics so I wanted to make sure I wrote a review for a product we’ve found that works. Getting something free from additives for my son was very important because he’s sensitive to many additives.

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His first encounter with probiotics was with Garden of Life RAW Kids. He had a really bad reaction to it, which I now think is the reason he had such a horrible reaction to black beans and cinnamon. He likely has salicylate and oxalate issues and all the fruits and veggies in the probiotic tipped him over the edge. At first I thought it wasn’t truly dairy-free, I wrote the manufacturer and they never replied. I also suspected it might be the Inulin, which I’ve read many people have issues with. I wanted to be safe rather than sorry, so I narrowed down my choices to GutPro, Custom Probiotics, Prescript Assist and Body Biotics.

I ended up trying Body Biotics because there was a free trial of 14 capsules at the time. Within a short amount of time, my son started having regular, formed stools… which he’s never had in his life. Before this, he constantly cycled through loose stools and constipation. I was a believer, so I signed up as a Preferred Customer and ordered 4 bottles.

What is in Body Biotics? It has the regulars: L. Acidophilus, Bifidobacterium Bifidum, L. Lactis, L. Casei, L. Rhamnosus, and L. Plantarum. It also has “soil-based organisms” (SBOs)–B. Subtilis and B. Lichenformis which do major work in the gut, but do not colonize and therefore need to be replenished for life. The prebiotic is a blend of humic and fulvic acids, which contain 23 amino acids and many micronutrients.

From Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS book), 2nd ed., pg 249-250, “B. subtilis is a spore-forming microbe and is resistant to stomach acid, most antibiotics, temperature changes and other influences. It has strong immune-stimulating properties and is considered particularly effective with allergies and autoimmune disorders. It produces a whole host of digestive enzymes, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and other active substances…We humans used to consume soil-based bacteria in large amounts when we were drinking water from wells and streams.”

From GAPS book, pg 297, “Fulvic acid…is produced by bacteria in soil. It can ensure a very high absorption rate for a supplement the natural way. It also has good chelating properties for heavy metals. Soil bacteria in your probiotic will provide your gut with this acid.”

Overall, I do think this probiotic is a really good one. We have limited funds and if I could only afford one supplement, this would likely be it. It does cause a die-off reaction, so start with a small dose. My only wish is that they would sell a powdered version as well.

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Sally Robertson on Body Biotics

Tuesday 13th of January 2015

I really appreciate your comments on Body Biotics. It seems like it has been very helpful to children who are struggling with the same issues as your son.