By nature, I’m a sceptical kind of guy. I am usually very hesitant to try anything which I feel has no scientific basis. Despite this, I have tried a variety of substances over my 3+ years with PFS. None have provided me with any benefit with the exception of my most recent experiment - taking a probiotic intended to be used by women for ‘flora balance’. It contains Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Lactobacillus reuteri in equal proportions.
The benefits it provides are absolutely material, and certainly not a placebo effect. My brain fog completely subsides, my emotions return, as does a zest for life. Libido soars, and my erections are rock solid - perhaps even better than those which I routinely achieved pre-PFS.
I have been hesitant to write this post, lest the effects wear off and it turns out to not be of much use long-term. This has proven to not be the case.
When I take a half-capsule of the powder (I dispose of half of it to bring down the count to 650 million of each kind of bacteria), within three hours I notice a benefit. The benefit persists for two days.
If I take them daily for a week, it causes my digestion to get unsettled, and four days to return to normal upon cessation.
I don’t understand the mechanism behind this. I have heard that l. reuteri may boost T levels.
I was hoping those with a strong biological background regarding our condition, such as @awor or @axolotl, could provide some insight as to why I am experiencing such profound benefit from something which seems so innocuous and pedestrian.