Friday, March 6, 2020

Quackery Exposed: All Star Probiotics

There is a company called All-Star Nutrition that markets pro and prebiotics to treat autism. This is what they say:

"We don't listen to so-called experts that tell us there's nothing we can do to help our kids. We are parents who never give up. we are motivated by helping our kids reach their potential and will do whatever it takes to help them.
"Because we're fighting against large food and chemical companies, we do things differently. We do things smarter. We pull techniques from other industries and disciplines. We sacrifice. We use nutrition and supplements to provide the foundation our children need to reach their potential. We do the hard things that others aren't willing to do.
"If you talk with your doctor or look in traditional textbooks, they'd tell you what we're doing is impossible. Yet it's happening. Every single day."

To those of us who are aware, this is the same hype that most quackery uses. They think they know better than doctors.

Probiotic Revolutionary Bio-Heal

S. Boulardii, L. Acidophilus, B infantis, L. Casei

uses: diahrea, rotaviral diarrhea
Possibly effective for acne, diarrhea in people taking antibiotics, diarrhea caused by bacteria clostridium difficile infections, helicobater pylori infections, diarrhea related to HIV, and travelers diarrhea. 

Side effects:
children- possibly safe for children when taken by mouth appropriately. Diarrhea in children should be evaluated by a healthcare professional before using S. Boulardii. 



L. Reuteri

Uses: improve digestion, treat diarrhea
Side effects: stomach gas, bloating, rare serious allergic reaction

L. Plantarum

uses: stomach pain, hay fever, diarrhea, eczema, allergies, overgrowth of vaginal bacteria, diarrhea caused by cancer drug treatment, colic, constipation, digestive tract infection, high cholesterol, mouth swelling, airway infections, rheumatoid arthritis, IBS

Side effects: when taken by mouth, it is likely safe. Side effects include gas and bloating.

B. Bifidum,  B. Longum, B. Breve  (listed as different ingredients but the same thing)

Uses: constipation, helicobacter pylori infection, IBS, pouchitis, airway infections, diarrhea, 

Side Effects: it is likely safe for adults and children. In some people, they might experience upset stomach and intestine, causing diarrhea, bloating and gas. 

B. Lactis, Lactis

Uses: diarrhea, IBS, eczema, yeast infections, lactose intolerance and UTI

Side Effects: stomach gas, bloating, signs of infection (high fever, chills, persistent cough), a serious allergic reaction is rare. 

L.Rhamnosus

uses: balance bacteria and yeast, IBS, UTI, lactose intolerance, etc. 

Side effects: stomach gas or bloating. Serious side effects include high fever chills and persistent cough. A rare serious allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness and trouble breathing 


Is it actually for autism?

No. Not that autism needs to be cured, which it does not. After researching all these probiotics, these are all for digestive issues. These probiotics have heavy side effects. No one should be taking anything without the direction of a doctor. Do not take a chance with your health or your child's health. If you think your child or you have a problem with your digestion, discuss with your doctor before taking someone's medical advice who denounces the experience and training fo a doctor. 

Source:

webmd.com



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