How Acidophilus Works

Those asking, “What is acidophilus?” have a variety of pleasant surprises ahead. Our family has found this friendly bacterium to help overcome staph infections, strep throat, abscessed teeth, an abscessed ulceration of the cornea, flu and stomach viruses, colds, whooping-cough, tetanus, botulism, and salmonella. We have found those uses in addition to the commonly known effects of acidophilus in reducing gas and bloating, stomach cramps, indigestion, gut rot, constipation, and acid reflux. Certainly, we could go on about dozens of other reasons you need these bacteria in your body.

What does acidophilus do?

Acidophilus works to build a healthy flora in your intestines. Most people who know about acidophilus think it only serves the purpose of aiding digestion. However, your whole life depends on your ability to digest food. People would not have to take so many vitamins and minerals if they could adequately access the God-given nutrients locked up in the whole foods we can eat. A poor digestive system will not access the healing properties of most foods. L. acidophilus bacteria, however, works with your body to digest the food you eat.

Scientists think of your gut as your second brain. People with sluggish digestive systems have sluggish minds. People with healthy bacteria in their intestines will thrive with alertness and endurance as they put to use the miracle nutrients in natural food.

What does acidophilus do for disease?

As we add content about diseases and sicknesses we have conquered, we will explain the dosages we use for certain symptoms. Often we use a whole tablespoon of acidophilus three times per day until the condition improves. We have taken this much for over a week at times for serious situations. Once, my wife had to take one tablespoon (12 billion CFU’s) every hour.

Think of disease as bad armies invading your body. When you take probiotics, such as acidophilus, you are deploying good armies to fight off the bad. My wife’s aunt beat of a horrible Candida-like yeast infection with high doses of acidophilus and a couple other supplements. We will not tell you how much to take, but from experience we know what works for us. Our midwife, a chiropractor, and a few other informed people have helped educate us on the disease-fighting properties of lactobacillus acidophilus. Post your experiences in the comment section below; we would love to know how this bacterium has made your life better.

What is the best kind of acidophilus?

We have tried several brands and have found NOW Foods’ acidophilus to be the best product for the money. Put it in the fridge as soon as you get it (it will survive the shipping time until then). We usually buy a dozen bottles at a time. We have found this to be one of the most useful health products for fighting a lot of issues with our children and ourselves. We have shopped around and found one of the lowest prices for acidophilus and all the other top-quality NOW Food products right here.

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  1. adn 

    Wow this is a great resource.. I’m enjoying it.. good article

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