Acidophilus and IBS – the bacteria that’s typically found in yogurt which helps to support your intestinal tract.
What is Acidophilus?
The species name for this is Lactobacillus acidophilus and it is the ‘good’ bacteria that exists in the stomach and intestines. Adding supplements of acidophilus would only help to ensure that the beneficial bacteria is balanced with the yeast counts in your body.
Candida is a condition that exists when the ‘good’ bacteria has very low counts and the yeast starts to proliferate beyond control resulting in many health issues such as severe allergies to food due to the leaky gut syndrome.
When to Use Probiotics
It is very important nowadays to supplement your diet with acidophilus after you are treated with antibiotics. The antibiotics produced now, can be far more concentrated and can literally wipe out all the good and bad bacteria in your intestines.
The whole idea of antibiotics is to defeat the ‘bad’ bacteria but in fact the antibiotics simply wipes out all the bacteria in your stomach and intestines. Thus, there exists many common and severe side effects when taking antibiotics.
If you have the stomach flu, it is still a good idea to supplement your system with acidophilus after you recover to ensure that your levels of ‘good’ bacteria are sufficient to keep the ‘bad’ bacteria and yeast levels in check.
Where to Find Quality Acidophilus Products
Regular usage of acidophilus supplements can help with IBS symptoms such as bloating and digestion problems. It is best to select a high quality powder form of acidophilus found at your local alternative health care clinic. If that cannot be purchased, this would be my second recommendation. Otherwise, the capsule form would still suffice.
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