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The full Latin name for Acidophilus is Lactobacillus acidophilus which means acid loving bacteria, bacteria that thrive in acidic conditions. There are about 400 different types of such bacteria. These are good and friendly bacteria unlike bacteria which many of us think of in a negative connotation. These bacteria as well as yeast live in our intestines (called flora). These bacteria and yeast constantly compete for the space in intestine and keep each other in check. Sometimes, however, during the illness or the use of antibiotics, the level of bacteria is depleted causing yeast to overgrow, thereby creating a health problem.
Many scientists recommend Acidophilus during antibiotic therapy since the therapy can often suppress beneficial bacteria and trigger the growth of yeast infections. Acidophilus may also function as an effective immunity enhancer and may suppress the toxic effects of carcinogens.
Acidophilus works as a natural antibiotic agent and accelerates the production of acids in the intestinal track thereby creating a favorable environment for the friendly bacteria which may have been flushed off during illness such as diarrhea.
Acidophilus is used by many people in connection with digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, gas and flatulence, vaginal yeast infections and other related disorders, urinary tract infections and even to combat bad breath. Additionally, Acidophilus assists in the production of niacin, folic acid and B vitamins during the digestive process.
DrugNatural™ features several nutritional supplements that contain acidophilus for the promotion of a healthy digestive process. Some examples are Enterogenic Concentrate, GastroCleanse with psyllium husks and Ultra D Tox.
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