Lactobacillus Acidophilus is a bacterium that occurs naturally in the stomach and intestines and is responsible for the conversion of sugars, via fermentation in the gut and mouth to lactic acid.
Acidophilus is commonly found in fermented milk products like yogurt or kefir, as well as in things like tempeh and miso. Lactic acid bacteria like acidophilus are some of the most common types of bacteria used as probiotics and will help to colonize your digestive tract with these beneficial bacteria. Boosting the probiotic community in your body can help heal your gut and lead to a whole host of beneficial effects, like enhancing immune system activity, fighting inflammation, preventing infection, and promoting healthy digestion. Some of the specific, research-based acidophilus benefits in the U.S. are lowering cholesterol, treating diarrhea, fighting vaginal infections or improving symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
(source: pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, the national library of medicine).
In addition to the well-known vitamins for building up the immune system (vitamin C, vitamin D etc.), the positive supply of the intestinal flora is unfortunately all too often forgotten. The intestine plays a central role in the body’s defenses!
The intestinal flora can be optimized and “built up” again by ingesting good bacteria.
These are abundant in various foods, such as in fermented products, like Kefir, German Sauerkraut or Japanese Miso. However, often enough this amount is not sufficiently. Especially in stressful times, in the cold season or while taking antibiotics a supplementation can be essential for our body.
Probiotics tablets contain large amounts of lactic acid bacteria that survive gastric acid and can thus reach the intestines directly. Here they are continuously helping to build up a healthier intestinal flora and thus bring the immune system back in balance.