12 POINTS ON LACTOBACILLUS ACIDOPHILUS
- Lactobacillus bacteria are a group of aerobic, long
slender rods which produce large amounts of lactic acid
in the fermentation of carbohydrates.
- Daily dietary intake of Lactobacillus acidophilus
helps maintain healthy bacteria in the intestinal tract.
(Some problems from lack of “healthy” bacteria in the
intestinal tract due to the proliferation of “unhealthy”
bacteria are constipation, irritated colon and diarrhea.
Acne, eczema and fever blisters may also be caused by
- Lactobacillus acidophilus is essential to help
synthesize and assimilate necessary vitamins in the
- Lactobacillus acidophilus has been found to help
lower cholesterol levels in the blood stream.
- Lactobacillus acidophilus has been known to help
detoxify toxic and hazardous material found in the diet.
- Lactobacillus acidophilus aids in producing enzymes
which help the digestibility of food.
- Lactobacillus acidophilus improves the digestibility
of feed for animals and has been tested and used as a
- Lactobacillus acidophilus helps maintain the pH level
of the intestine by producing lactic acid from
carbohydrates thus preventing an increase of pH which
could then allow the proliferation of sensitive microbes
which could produce various toxic substances harmful to
the health of the body.
- Lactobacillus acidophilus helps to replace normal
healthy bacteria in the gastro intestinal tract after
oral antibiotics have been administered. Oral
antimicrobial drugs suppress the drug susceptible
components of fecal flora (L. Acidophilus) and thus
allow, through increased pH, drug resistant strains to
become predominant, resulting in loss of benefits derived
from normal bacterial activity.
- There is no known toxicity from ingesting too large a
dose of Lactobacillus acidophilus.
- Lactobacillus acidophilus in the intestinal tract are
small in number compared to other organisms. It is,
therefore, essential that the human body be assured a
maintenance of the proper level of this particular
culture by daily ingestion of Lactobacillus acidophilus.
- Lactobacillus acidophilus is, therefore, justified as
a supplemental dietary substance especially in these days
when stress, uncertainty and unhealthy pollution of air,
water and food predominate.
The provided information is for educational purposes only and not to be considered medical advice.
Please consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.