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What do you know about intestinal bacteria? If you think they are dangerous little organisms which threaten your health and well-being, keep reading.
In 1935 the first results of clinical trials showed acidophilus normalized bowel function in patients with chronic constipation. There’s one class of bacteria which are like the white knight: ready and waiting to come to your rescue and help your body become and stay healthy.
It’s known by different names: L. Acidophilus, Probiotic and “friendly” bacteria, which provides a clue to its merit.
Overseas Knowledge Of Acidophilus
Lactobacillus Acidophilus has long been used overseas in Japan and Europe. People in those countries have been more accepting of using healthy bacteria to supplement their daily diets. The United States has been behind, because many of us think of the word “bacteria” as negative. Therefore manufacturers have been hesitant to add Lactobacillus Acidophilus to their products. Fortunately, things are changing.
You can now find many dairy products labeled with the benefits of these “friendly” bacteria.
Lactobacillus Acidophilus Production
Lactobacillus Acidophilus is a good bacteria that is present in everyone’s digestive system. It can also be found in certain dairy products and freeze dried in capsule and tablet form in grocery and health food stores.
Manufacturers can grow cultures of Lactobacillus Acidophilus in milk or milk-free products. These cultures can then be freeze dried and formed into tablets. This can be a tricky process as the finished product must contain living Lactobacillus Acidophilus.
Manufacturers have to take many precautions as high temperatures and contact with high oxygen levels can kill the bacteria. As a result, many manufacturers will start out with higher levels than needed for the product to be effective, to account for the loss during the manufacturing process.
Benefiting Your Small Intestines
Lactobacillus Acidophilus’ main function is to inhabit the small intestines. This “friendly” bacteria will colonize in the small intestine taking up space and not allowing any harmful bacteria to congregate there. When harmful bacteria is allowed to colonize in the small intestines, illnesses such as Diverticulitis, bacterial overgrowth, infection of the intestinal lining and more can occur.
A Powerful Immunity Booster
In addition to taking up space and not allowing bad bacteria to congregate, Lactobacillus Acidophilus will also produce substances which enhance the body’s immunity. While breaking down food, Lactobacillus Acidophilus produces hydrogen peroxide, lactic acid and many more byproducts.
These byproducts make the environment in the body’s digestive system hostile to undesirable bacteria. Therefore the bad bacteria are unable to survive, providing a healthy atmosphere and helping safeguard against illness.
Acidophilus and other probiotics can tune up your intestinal function, counteract antibiotic damage, and stimulate the immune system to function better when you are relatively well. When you are ill, they can also contribute significantly to improving health problems associated with indigestion, diarrhea and colon and liver cancer.
It sounds strange that something produced by dairy products can actually help ease symptoms of lactose intolerance; in fact Lactobacillus Acidophilus can do just that. When digesting foods, Lactobacillus Acidophilus produces a byproduct called lactase. This is the enzyme which will break down lactose. People who are lactose intolerant lack this enzyme and therefore are unable to break down lactose in their foods.
By adding Lactobacillus Acidophilus to their diet, they can break down lactose and get relief from their symptoms. This enables them to enjoy a diet with dairy products which offer multiple health benefits such as stronger bones and teeth, helping their heart and may assist in losing weight.
Lactobacillus Acidophilus Helps Prevent Yeast Infections
Along with all the digestive benefits of Lactobacillus Acidophilus, it can also help women who suffer from yeast infections. A yeast infection is caused by the presence of a fungus called Candida albicans.
This fungus becomes present when there is a decline of Lactobacillus Acidophilus in a women’s system. This decline can be caused by use of spermicides, contraceptive creams and antibiotics taken orally. Lactobacillus Acidophilus kills the Candida albicans fungus, helping prevent yeast infections.
Summary of Benefits:
- Lactobacillus Acidophilus helps to boost your immunity.
- Restoring Lactobacillus Acidophilus in your body is important during and after internal cleansing.
- Lactobacillus Acidophilus can relieve symptoms associated with lactose intolerance by producing lactase.
- Yeast infections can be eased and prevented by using Lactobacillus Acidophilus.
- Puristat’s Colon Cleanse is one of the few colon cleanses that includes Lactobacillus Acidophilus in the formula to help restore a healthy bacterial balance during and after the cleanse.