Today, we will begin exploring lactobacillus family; particularly the strain l. acidophilus. The good bacteria in this his family dwell in our digestive tract, as well as our genital and urinary systems in a symbiotic relationship with our bodies. This family of probiotics is commonly used to treat diahrrea, but has many other uses such as treating general digestive issues, skin conditions and urinary or vaginal infections.
The first ingredient Vibe features from this genus of beneficial bacteria is l. acidophilus. These probiotics live within the mucosal lining of the small intestine, as well as the vagina and cervix (if you have one). L. acidophilus can ensure proper nutrient absorption and support overall digestive function. This strain has shown to be extremely effective in alleviating diarrhea and relieving discomfort from gas and cramping. One study found that ingesting the combination of L. acidophilus and B. bifidum (another strain include in Vibe probiotic beverages) help modulate the response of microflora in the intestines to the effects of antibiotics. This strain also reduces the growth of pathogens in the digestive tract, including Escherichia coli (E. coli, the cause of “Montezuma’s Revenge”), Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella (common causes of food poisoning), Candida albicans (yeast infections and syndromes), and other pathogens such as Shigella, Clostridium, Listeria, and Helicobacter species.
This strain also produces lactase, the enzyme that breaks down the sugar in milk. (People who are lactose intolerant don’t produce this enzyme). It has also shown to decrease the frequency of vaginal yeast infections and urinary tract infections. There has also been some evidence that L. acidophilus can be successful in treating respiratory infections like sinusitis and bronchitis. L. acidophilus is very beneficial to the human body because of its wide range of benefits. Here at Vibe Probiotics we believe that this is the most important strain in the Lactobacillus family!
Check back soon for a new blog on the benefits of Lactobacillus bulgaricus