What is Clostridium difficile?
Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, is the name of a Gram-positive bacteria that causes severe diarrhea and other gastrointestinal problems. It commonly occurs to people after taking broad-spectrum antibiotics that wipe out most of the intestinal microbial life. Once this happens, C. diff can grow in the GI tract without competition from probiotics (good bacteria) and produce toxins that cause diarrhea. In a small percentage of the population C. diff comprises a part of the normal gut microbial life and taking antibiotics could allow them to take over the GI tract. Others get infected by C. diff when visiting a hospital or similar facility. Such an infection is referred to as a “nosocomial infection.”
Treatments for C diff
Traditional treatments for C diff infections include antibiotics such as metronidazole and vancomycin. The idea is to eliminate the pathogenic C diff bacteria and to allow the gut to heal itself. However our belief is that it does not make sense to treat a condition caused by antibiotic usage with more antibiotics. To restore the normal probiotic microorganisms in people with C diff a recent study attempted to gauge the efficacy of fecal transplant therapy in C diff. It worked so well that they had to stop the study prematurely!
The idea behind fecal transplants
The idea behind fecal transplants is one of competition. Bacteria normally compete against one another and have evolved different mechanisms to give themselves an edge. Luckily, C diff is not one of those competitive bacteria. They rarely win a bacterial “war” and they usually only infect a person after he or she has undergone antibiotic treatment that has wiped out their normal gastrointestinal flora.
Fecal transplants are known to work for gastrointestinal abnormalities like C diff. In fact, most recipients of fecal transplants recover from C Diff after just one treatment1 2 3. A fecal transplant involves transplanting the microflora from a healthy donor to a recipient. A new method involves taking a patient’s stool sample before antibiotic treatment. If the patient develops C diff then the stool samples are processed into capsule form and consumed by the patient, helping to restore the microflora balance prior to antibiotic treatment.
If you’re considering fecal transplant, there may be a more palatable alternative.
What are probiotics?
Probiotics are known good bacteria and they are much more appetizing than fecal transplants. You can’t choose any probiotic, however. You need one that is powerful and effective. Most probiotics only have one or two kinds of probiotics even though the GI tract is normally teeming with a number of probiotic strains. You need one with probiotics that will survive past the harsh acidic environment of the stomach.
What is Nexabiotic®?
Nexabiotic® is a doctor-formulated probiotic which has 23 different kinds of probiotic strains in one easy to take capsule. At a dose of 34.5 billion organisms all within an acid-resistant vegetable capsule to promote normal gastrointestinal health. Nowhere else can you get a probiotic this diverse and powerful.
What can Nexabiotic® do for C. diff infections?
Single strain (1) and several strain (2-3) probiotics have been studied for efficacy against Clostridium difficile Associated Diarrhea (CDAD) with positive results.1 2 3 Nexabiotic® does not have just 1, 2, or several strains of known good probiotics but is a proprietary blend of 23 different species of probiotics at a dose of 34.5 billion CFUs (Colony Forming Units) per 2 capsules.
Our customers have reported positive results when using Nexabiotic® for C. diff. Your own results may vary and we do offer a full 60-day money back guarantee.
Here’s what customers are saying about Nexabiotic® and C diff:
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I have been using Nexabiotics for years. It is a wonderful product - unmatched quality - and the company does a great job of producing it, shipping promptly, and dealing with questions.
Last year was a hard year for me & my digestive system. I take probiotics and even doubled up on them. But my system was getting worse with the diarrhea, nausea, headaches, etc. I had been to doctors but it was always a virus. I started loosing weight, not wanting to eat, stomach cramps & more diarrhea. I was looking online & came upon this site. After I read what others were saying about Nexabiotic Adv, I tried it. Within 3 weeks I started to feel human again. The diarrhea was getting less & I was not doubled over as I had been with each movement. I started with (1) cap every meal. After two months, I went to (2) a day. I have stayed on that regimen. Then I failed to order.I picked up a good brand in the store until I could order. I will not do w/out because it has made such a difference in my daily life. I hope this product does not change in any way. Once a good thing, keep it that way. So many companies are "improving" on products only to have them not work as good as they did before. Please keep the same ingredients--do not substitute, downgrade--anything in this product!
I suffered from stomach problems for over thirty years. Until I found this product. Finally a probiotics that has completely reversed my symptoms. I took meds for over 15 yrs. since taking this product for the last two years and stopping all the prescription meds, I feel like a new woman. My nails are growing strong again, skin is glowing and my stomach is perfect. I ran out of this once for over a week, and my symptoms returned. Whether it be the additives in our foods and beverages that alters our stomachs, this product is.a must for anyone suffering any and all stomach issues. Try it for six months and you be the judge!*
hello I have been fighting c-diff for over a year and I just ordered this I was hospitalized twice and still could not get rid of it I lost 45 pound and I am asking anyone does this really work it would mean a lot to me to there is something out therei am only 48 years old had c-diff twice in 2004 2005 thank you
MY MOTHER WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR SEPSIS IN AUGUST OF 2014. SHE CONTRACTED EITHER COLITIS OR C-DIFF. WHICHEVER THE CASE SHE HAD HORRIBLE WATERY,BLOODY DIARRIA FOR A WEEK OR SO. IT CONTINUED AS A VERY LOOSE STOOLUNTIL I WAS TOLD BY A C.N.A. ABOUT NEXABIOTIC,WITHIN ABOUT A MONTH ALL OF HER DIARRIA HAD STOPPED! SHE CONTINUES TO USE IT DAILY.ITS BEEN 4 MONTHS NOW WITH OUT ANY RECURRENT ISSUES. WOULD RECOMEND THIS PRODUCT TO ANYONE WITH C-DIFF OR COLITIS! REALLY GOOD EXPERIENCE WITH THE COMPANY AS WELL!
I absolutely love NEXABIOTIC. I had a constant diarrhea for months. Went to GI doctors. None could find the cause of it as all results were negative. They just say: IBS -to put a name for something they have no idea what is the real cause of it. "Just take imodium" I used to take 4 Imodiums a day just to be able to function. I knew it was not IBS, and thank God, I came across your website and EUREKA!!! Found the solution. Huge THANK YOU for such a great product. I took two capsules for a month, then gradually decreased to one. Now one capsule until death do us part. Thank you again! I really can't thank you enough. I give you a thousand stars, the moon.
This product would be better if you would add Stevia and not maltodextrin.
By far definitely the best probiotic ever! Was diagnosed with C-Diff in Oct. last year and read much about taking probiotics. I did lots of research on this and decided to order Nexabiotics. I started to feel great after a week and ordered 6 months of it! I have never felt better with lots of energy, and thank heavens, no more c-diff recurrences. I take 2 every morning, and will continue to for life! Great product!
My daughter referred me to your web site. I have been taking your probiotic and enzyme for 3 months. I ran out about 30 days ago and thought that I would wait until after the holiday because of funds being limited. My finger nails became brittle, dry (won't grow without splitting). The only thing that I can figure out is that I am not taking the supplements. If so,it seems as if my body really needs them.
Benebotics originallt had 30 strains. Now Nexabotics has 19 strains.
Notice which strain they removed. That would be Lactobacillus brevis. Hum...I wonder why.
Well, you can checkout this link to see what this strain (basically)is for.
Hum...makes me wonder, should I look fro a different probiotic.
I am just saying...you be the judge...right.
Well, i called the company, they are to get back at me shortly (today =11-18-13). We'll keep you posted. In the mean time in between time, go ask you own question(s) as this would be the common sense approach about it...right.
Until I get an answer from the company, I gave tthis a 2 star rating...Go Figure!
I'm recovering from C.Diff I got in August and found your web site when searching for help rebuilding my digestive system. I thought, what the heck, I'll try anything trying to feel better. Within 1 week I had my energy and regularity back! Nexabiotics are the best probiotic you can take when recovering from C.Diff that's for sure. I'll take them for the rest of my life there that good!
This is by far the best probiotic supplement I have ever tried. Although I don't yet have the kind of bowel movements I want to have, this product has stopped diarrhea and smelly bowel movements that were due to problems with overgrowth of intestinal yeast.
My Husband one yr ago, almost died from complications of bladder infections going to his kidneys and blood stream. He is 82 yrs old and Doctor put him in a nursing home. I could see he was deterioratig with C Diff, and told the doctor I would take him home and care for him. I found benebiotios on internet, and ordered last fall, and have seen remarkable inmprovement with his colon and no more C Diff. I will not be without this preparation. He is eating regular healthy foods and colon is
acting normal. Barb*
I was taking benebiotics previously and my new order of Nexabiotics is a real improvement. I had a complete colectomy two years ago and only have a small intestine; so probiotics are a nessessity for me. My overall health has improved tremendously.
One year, five bottles, nothing else has worked except
benebiotics. When I stopped taking it life threatening GI C diff killer symptoms kicked back in with a vengence. Nothing else works so I pray that benebiotics is there. GOT GI WOES? TO BENEBIOITCS you must GO
I did my homeworrk before I bought a thing. I read about the benefits of probiotics. I checked out different products on the market by reading their website...then the reviews!!!
I am grateful that I did the footwrok...and purchased the Benebiotics!
I know that my body is also grateful.
I do not have that bulked-up puffy feeling in my lower ab area.
I am regular and feeling excellent!!!
I am 50-plus years young. I work out regularly. I eat very healthy. Yet, I was still feeling sluggish & bloated. I no longer feel that way!
I take one (1) capsule at bedtime...it's a good routine for me.
I am 5'5" 113# and one capsule is enough for me.
I am here on-line to order my 3rd & 4th bottles.
Thank you Benebiotics!!!
I have used this product for over a year and have noticed a definite difference for the better. My immune system is stronger and I feel much better. I will not stop taking this since it works. Thank you for your product.
This is THE best product that I have purchased. Thank you.
I have had alot of trouble with uncontrolable gas and irreguliarity. After two weeks of one pill aday I have very little problem. I would not be without it again. I now donot have to worry.
I've had persistent diarhea since high school. I was diagnosed at age 18 by a gastroenterologist with IBS and off course was told there was no cure. I tried many of the remedies including other probiotics and nothing offered consistent relief. I tried this product and it has made a drastic improvement. Now I am regular 90% of the time where before it was the other way around. I highly recommend Benebiotics!!!*
I'm so happy I ran across Benebiotics! I too also suffered with that beast cdiff after taking really strong antibiotics was looking for a good probiotic . Well look no more! I'm regular for the first time in my life and the energy is unbelievable. I'm cdiff free. Thank you guys so much for this amazing product.
I had been on antibiotics for 15 days,I had a lung infection and wasn't improving,with zpac and other meds,the antibiotics caused a colon infection(CDiff)and I was seriously wasting away.With another type of antibiotics to stop and taking benebiotics I have recovered and feeling 80% better.I ran out of benebiotics last week and I saw such a difference,it truly has helped me to be regular,something I have had problems for years,I will remain taking it for the rest of my life.
I was sceptical on product but I noticed a difference after first month taking only 1 pill a day. It has super bumped up my immune system and I have not gotten sick once.
I am a Celiac and have encountered digestive problems my entire life hich is 63 years. This is the very best solution I have found. I walk 6 miles a day and feel terrific now. I am thankful to all who have developed this fantastic product.
My husband had chronic diarrhea all of a sudden last October for 4
months. The DR prescribed an antibiotic which didn't help much.
We researched his condition and tried several Probiotics: liquids,
and even Align (GI rec.) which helped sometimes off and on; until I
found Benebiotics in a comparison site. I ordered it and within a week
his symptoms improved and he is now taking just 1 tablet instead of
2. It is the perfect combination.
I can't thank you enough for producing your Benebiotics product. It worked like magic on my stubborn GI problem.
I contracted the very nasty bug Clostridium difficile after taking an antibiotic prescribed for dental surgery on June 14, 2011. I had little improvement over the last 8 months, even after seeing 4 general physicians, 2 GI specialist, several lab tests, following very restrictive diets, and trying 3-4 different recommended probiotics. A couple of doctors even said my GI system may not fully recover. My probiotic was running out so as I looked for a different probiotic on the web, I discovered Benebiotics at http://probioticsreviewed.com/compare-probiotics/. I ordered it about 10 days ago on a Friday afternoon and was surprised when it arrived the next day. I started it immediately and after only about 4 days I could tell my system was back to normal. Because it is so reasonably priced ($18/60 capsules on special) and is money-back guaranteed, I ordered 2 bottles. Today I told my GI doctor the good news and he said he would look into it.*
I recently recovered from C.Diff (Clostridium difficile). I was very ill. For those who don't know, C.Diff is a harmful bacteria that can overtake your intestines if you are overprescribed antibiotics. I took Benebiotics along with my doctors treatment and saw amazing results! I showed my doc the Benebiotics bottle because he was going to prescribe me a probiotic and he chose not to and told me to take this instead! I still take it and the gasto specialist told me to continue it for at least 6 months to keep the c.diff from returning. I will probably keep taking it for years to come! I have been regular for the first time since I can remember and feel healthier in general. So glad I foudn this stuff!!
Thank you very much for Benebiotics!! I am just finishing up my second bottle and the change in my life is dramatic. I have suffered from cronic constipation for the last 13 years since having my daughter. I have been to specialists, my family doctor, my gynecologist, allergy doctors, and I have tried every single fiber suggestion known to mankind from yogurt to sprinkling it on my food. I heard of a product out called Align and while researching it on line I came accross a study comparing your product to Align and several other brands of similar product. I decided to try Benebiotics. I saw results within the first couple of days of taking the product and almost 2 months in can say the results continue. The constipation and results of cronic constipation like hemroids are also improving. I just placed my order for 4 more bottles at the discounted price. Thank you!! You are highly recommended to my family and friends.
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