Okay, so what is this Lactobacillus Acidophilus? No, we are not talking about an ancient Roman dairy and citrus farm. We are speaking of one of the most important and powerful immune supporting probiotics in your body. This “beneficial” bacteria is a powerful soldier in your never-ending quest to support your immune system.
A Closer Look at This Microscopic Gut Health “All-Star”
Lactobacillus acidophilus, also known as L. acidophilus, is known for its resistance to acid. It is also known for its ability to tolerate the bile that can reside in your intestinal tract. L. acidophilus combats against an array of potentially dangerous pathogens.
L. acidophilus does an outstanding job imbedding itself in the mucous lining of your small intestine. It also thrives (by colonizing – hence the acronym CFU, or “colony forming units” noted in billions on product labels) in the lining of your urethra and, for women, in the vagina and cervix. In these important areas of the body, L. acidophilus creates organic acids that may inhibit the growth of the pathogens noted above.
Where Do I Find Lactobacillus Acidophilus?
Lactobacillus acidophilus can be found naturally in many yogurts, and in fermented products like pickles, cheese and some soy products. Because many individuals do not digest yogurt and other dairy products well, a probiotic supplements makes good sense, especially to those who desire or require digestive and immune support but struggle with digestive issues.
It is not uncommon for individuals that suffer with digestive challenges to desire additional probiotic support. In these cases, added support from a properly formulated probiotic supplement, with a validated delivery system, may be recommended. The Probulin Daily Care Probiotic, Probulin Women’s Health Probiotic and the Probulin Colon Support each contain powerful combinations of beneficial probiotic bacteria such as Lactobacillus bacteria.
Sometimes medications we take, the food we eat, and the lifestyle we live may have a dramatic effect on the balance of beneficial probiotic bacteria that resides in our digestive system. The consumption of a probiotic supplement daily will help to support and maintain digestive balance and health.