“Digestive Health” is the name of the product we take. The recommended dose is 2 capsules a day. It’s best to call the company and ask Chris (the one who always answers the phone) about dosage but here is what they have told me…It depends on the severity of your symptoms and there is really no such thing as overdose. They are organically plant based so therefore your body responds to them as a food. You can experiment to see how many pills a day you need.
With an infant you can give a half of a capsule before every feeding. If they need more you can give the other half after each feeding. But for some babies a total of just one pill a day might be enough. Chris has recommended starting with a fourth of a capsule a day and increasing slowly as needed due to possible temporary side effects. Read Side Effect of Probiotics and Enzymes. I would start with giving a fourth a pill in the morning for several days and then adding in a fourth a pill in the evening. If you notice no side bad side effects, then you can start adding in a fourth or half a pill a day until your baby is comfortable. It is best to spread them out throughout the day as much as possible. It is better to not give in a bottle with milk because the enzymes will mostly be used up to digest that one bottle instead of helping build up the system. Plus some say that they clog the nipple. But if that is the only way that it works to give it, it will still help. The better way to give it is to open the capsule, mix it with water, a little formula, or breastmilk and give it with a dropper. With an older child you can mix it with juice or a spoonful of food.
For an adult you can take one or 2 pills each time before you eat and one in between meals. It is best to space the pills out as much as possible. Taking some on an empty stomach will help build up the system faster. If you are treating upper GI problems it will relieve pain quicker to open the capsules, mix with a little water and let it slower run down your throat. This allows the probiotics to coat the throat and esophagus. For some people they will start feeling better within days or weeks but for some it can take up to 60-90 days to see results. Once a person starts feeling better they can taper off to one or 2 pills a day.
Your pancreas will start working better again so you can try stopping the pills but you may start slowly noticing symptoms coming back. As was stated earlier, our pancreas has a hard time making enough enzymes for our diets today.
One breastfeeding mom just told me that she was taking 3 pills a day without much results so she upped it to taking 6-8 pills a day. 2 with each meal and one with all snacks. THEN she started to see results!! 🙂
Another mom who’s baby is formula fed, said that she’s gotten awesome results from giving her baby 1/4 pill before each feeding. She opens the pill, mixes it with 1 tsp of water, then divided between 4 syringes (like these on Amazon). This makes it faster to administer and easier for taking with you in your diaper bag. This way is not necessarily recommended by the Core Health Products company because the enzymes are activated by nutrients and even water has nutrients. But this mom has found it to work very well!!
A mom with a toddler has found that 1/2 pill 3 times a day works wonders!
For school aged children, a pill at breakfast and supper seems to work well but for some it works better to have one with each meal.
Most adults will find one pill with each meal beneficial but some will add in one with each snack or 2 with each meal.
There is no “one dose fits all” because we are all made up differently and some of our bodies are doing a better job of making digestive on its own and our diets vary greatly among us.
Remember…. there is no rush to see how fast you can build up your dose. Stick with “low and slow”! Be patient, it can take weeks and sometime months to see results. But if you are not afraid of the side effects, you can certainly go with greater quantities at a faster pace. 🙂
I would love it if some of you moms that have tried the probiotics and enzymes would write on here how soon they took effect and how much you give a day.
To learn more about the symptoms our children suffered from and what we found to help tremendously with their reflux and digestive problems, go to my Home Page!
Martha Koehn, wife to Russ and mom to Quinton, Jackson, Shiloh, and Branson
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