Acidophilus is a bacteria from the Lactobacillus family, they are found naturally in the gut and help and assist with maintaining and aiding a healthy digestion.
There is evidence to suggest that when taken in food or supplemental form acidophilus may help you maintain healthy intestinal flora and combat health problems such as, Candida overgrowth, antibiotic-associated thrush and travellers diarrhoea.
Maintaining healthy intestinal flora can help combat harmful bacteria that can cause infections.
Lactobacillus acidophilus is a common ingredient in many probiotics, however it can vary in strength and is available in different strains each having different properties and potency, there is some evidence that it may be beneficial for for conditions like IBS.
There is a great deal of research and scientific human clinical studies to back up the claims that lactobacillus acidophilus survives in the stomachs acidic environment.
When purchasing acidophilus it is important to check what strains are in the product and not just purchase generic items.
High quality acidophilus products such as LB17 by Osumex or 55 billion by Trace Minerals research are available in England from the Nova Detox website.
Both are very strong with billions of live bacteria in each capsule, combined with other important probiotic species for maximum benefit.
Probiotic formulas that contain acidophilus as an ingredient in combination with other probiotic species and strains are best as they work in combination to help restore bowel flora and intestinal health.
Where to buy acidophilus
If you want to buy probiotic supplements that contain the gut-friendly bacteria acidophilus take a look at the products available in our store.
The Lactobacillus acidophilus species can be found in most of our gut friendly probiotic products, plus food form dietary support and bowel health products.
The products are available as acidophilus capsules or baby and child friendly formulas in a sachet.