- Helps regulate the intestinal tract.
- Supports the digestive, immune and intestinal systems.
- Promotes healthy bacteria colonies in the gut.
How It Works:
Acidophilus is a strain of Lactobacillus, a symbiotic, homo-fermentative, lactic acid-producing microorganism. Friendly bacteria help keep in check other microbes that produce toxins that may be absorbed into the bloodstream. As long as all of these different species work in harmony, dangerous types are kept in small enough numbers that they, too, are often beneficial! This illustrates one of nature's ironies: what is harmful in one amount may actually be healthful in another amount.
Acidophilus and all other helpful bacteria are often destroyed by antibiotics. Supplementation can reintroduce them, creating an optimal balance. Each capsule contains a minimum of 100 million organisms, freeze-dried to maintain viability. Probiotics are well absorbed in the diet and can be taken between meals to maximize absorption. Best if stored in a freezer or refrigerator.
Take 1-2 capsules daily with a meal.
While the discovery and naming of individual probiotic strains is fairly new, the concept of eating fermented food goes WAY back. By about 500 A.D., Koreans had found a new technique to preserve food for winter: burying jars of cabbage, cucumber or radishes mixed with strong spices. Known as kimchi, this fermented food is one of many that offers health benefits for the immune system. Fermented foods have grown in popularity.
For some of us, capsules are much easier to swallow than kimchi, sauerkraut and fermented drinks. L. acidophilus is probably best-known for being an ingredient in many dairy products. In fact, the Lactobacillus genus is widely used in making cheese and yogurt. It creates bacteriocins, which help prevent food spoilage.
Acidophilus was Nature’s Sunshine’s first probiotic supplement. It has been popular for nearly three decades!