Lactobacillus Acidophilus is the most commonly known probiotic bacterium.
Although commonly found in commercial yoghurts, the form of Lactobacillus Acidophilus in those products does not really constitute a probiotic since the cultures in common yoghurt often do not survive stomach acids and bile.
Found in the small intestine where it produces at least four powerful antimicrobial compounds, or antibiotics, including acidolin, acidophilin, lactocidin, and bacteriocin.
Benefits of Lactobacillus Acidophilus
- Increase immunity to pathogenic bacteria, yeasts and fungi such as Candida albicans, Salmonella, E. coli, and Staphylococcus aureus.
- Prevent multiplication of other organisms, which helps to control intestinal infections, in turn reducing the likelihood of diarrhea, along with other infectious diseases.
- Assisting lowering of serum cholesterol.
Lactobacillus Acidophilus is part of the beneficial bacteria found in Tony Sfeir’s Digestive Boost.