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Probiotics and Acidophilus : It's billions of organisms ! These come in pill form, liquid form or even chewable tablets to promote intestinal health. They support microflora balance and are an excellent source for your digestive system ! They help stimulate growth of beneficial bacteria in the digestive and intestinal tracts, they help encourage proper nutrient absorption and they promote overall immune health.
The beneficial effects that Acidophilus has on digestive health, can help reinforce a healthy immune system and keep an overall good digestive health maintained.
Acidophilus probiotics are considered beneficial by many people since they are considered "good" bacteria. They are believed to promote healthy digestive tracts by:
- Keeping the growth of "bad" bacteria suppressed
- Improving the function of the immune system
- Protecting the digestive tract
- Producing necessary vitamin K
There are a variety of different reasons that people take probiotic acidophilus but mainly it is to help with various bowel and digestive problems. The bacterial equilibrium in the colon can get out of balance for a variety of different reasons. This state of unbalance is called dysbiosis and can be the result of various causative factors including: not enough fiber, the use of antibiotics, feeding infant formula, and ingesting toxins from the environment.
Once probiotic acidophilus is ingested, the microorganisms colonize the intestines and go to work. They will remain there until destroyed by a variety of different factors. There is no "recommended dosage" or FDA regulations for taking acidophilus probiotics since these bacteria normally live within the intestinal tract.
Why Use Probiotic Acidophilus?
People take acidophilus probiotics for a variety of different reasons. Some of the more common reasons include the following:
- Digestion Troubles
- IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Bowel Irregularities (diarrhea & constipation)
- Crohn's Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Vaginal Yeast Infections
- Immune Support
- Cold Prevention
- Lactose Intolerance
- Canker Sores
- Bacterial Overgrowth in the Small Intestines
- Colon Cancer Prevention
Is Probiotic Acidophilus OK for Kids to Take?
Absolutely! Healthy digestion is just as important for children and adults alike. In fact, probiotics are often given to domesticated animals such as cats and dogs to help with their digestion problems as well.
If your child has been given antibiotics for an infection, is important that you replenish the good bacteria. An acidophilus supplement work great to assist with replenishing the numbers and they are safe to take.
What are the Sources of Probiotic Acidophilus?
You can get probiotic acidophilus in a variety of different forms including capsules, tablets, liquid, or powder form. You can find drinks that contain acidophilus in many health food stores and some grocery stores locally and online. Probiotics are also found in food products such as yogurt and sauerkraut. The number of microorganisms will vary for each product and manufacturer. Make sure to check that the product contains "live" cultures.
So go ahead … Enjoy that bowl of Greek Yogurt and add some colorful berries to the mix !