In an attempt to decrease plasmablasts (the big problem in MS CSF) produced in the mucosal lining of gut even after rituxan b-cell depletion, I decided to give Yakult/l casei shirota a try. I didn't expect to feel a thing from it as I'm feeling pretty good lately and the only reactions I've ever had from probiotics were super-regularity (from a blend) and herxes (from l plantarum). BUT, there was a significant improvement in leg/hand sensation after the first dose. The next day, I took it again and the improvements continued. I don't know why its doing it...maybe a decrease in BAFF/plasmablasts (don't even know if it will do this...l casei is supposed to decrease the BAFF inducing gene and BAFF enhances b cell differentiation and plasmablast survival), maybe an increase in NK cells (which can ameliorate MS and are lower during relapse), doubtfully instantly improved nutrient absorption, who knows? It's just pretty cool.
Thought I'd throw that out there in case anyone is looking to experiment. I'm guessing l casei is in the good fmt poo.
Will update if things suddenly go the opposite way...like Manning's first play in the Superbowl.