Lactobacillus — it proves that ‘germs’ are sometimes good for you.
Lactobacillus acidophilus is one of several types of
‘probiotic’ bacteria that live in the human intestines and assist in
the digestion of proteins. Lactobacillus species are used in
the production of sourdough bread, yogurt, cheese, sauerkraut,
pickles, beer, wine, cider, kimchi, chocolate, and other
If the body is deficient in Lactobacillus, the result can be
- gas, bloating
- constipation or diarrhea
- poor absorption of nutrients
- overgrowth of Candida — a very unpleasant condition.
When consumed as supplements, probiotic bacteria tend to optimize their populations in the intestines, enabling them to displace
disease-causing bacteria and yeast that might otherwise gain a foothold.
As a supplement, Lactobacillus has several useful properties:
- It is antifungal.
- It may reduce blood cholesterol levels.
- It can increase the absorption of nutrients.
- It improves the digestion of lactose in milk.
Using this lactobacillus supplement is like being able to eat a whole package of fresh yogurt simply by taking one little
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is one of several intestinal ‘probiotic’ bacteria that assist in the
digestion of proteins and inhibit pathogenic organisms. Lactobacillus
has antifungal properties, may reduce blood cholesterol levels,
increases the absorption of nutrients, and improves the digestion of
lactose in milk.
Consuming probiotic bacteria as supplements
or in cultured yogurt tends to optimize their populations in the
intestines, enabling them to displace disease-causing bacteria and
yeast that might otherwise gain a foothold. Less-than-optimal
Lactobacillus concentrations can result in gas, bloating, constipation
or diarrhea, poor absorption of nutrients, and overgrowth of Candida.