Over 3 billion living microorganisms per capsule, non-dairy, Freeze-dried. Each capsule contains over three billion† viable L. acidophilus with additional L.bulgaricus and S. thermophilus in a base of carrot juice powder. These friendly bacteria are necessary for the maintenance of a normal, healthy digestive tract.
The term acidophilus is used to describe a number of bacteria which help in human digestion. These bacteria include L. acidophilus, L. casei, L. bulgaricus, among others. Lactobacilus acidophilus is one of the bacteria found in these mixtures, but the term acidophilus usually refers to a combination of L. acidophilus with other beneficial bacteria.
Acidophilus is touted for its many health benefits, some of which have been known about for thousands of years. The bacteria is found naturally throughout the human body, and most likely made its way into a food long ago, beginning a cycle of natural fermentation which people eventually learned to artificially duplicate.
Acidophilus is a general name for dried or liquid, live cultures of lactobacillus bacteria (L.bacteria), which sour milk and are considered "friendly" organisms in the intestinal tract. Although most are milk-based, nondairy versions using carrot juice are available.
Acidophilus is a live culture. Once it is introduced it should establish itself and compete with less desirable flora such as candida or yeast. Begin by adding Acidophilus daily for one week as directed 5 billion twice per day then discontinue. Supplement once per month thereafter.
When to take acidophilus?
You can take acidophilus any time of the day or night.
Acidophilus what is it used for?
It is used to help restore the balance of friendly bacterial found in the intestinal tract. An imbalance occurs from overuse of antibiotics.
How long can you take acidophilus?
You can take it continually for a life time or for as short a time as you wish. The longer you take this friendly bacteria, the more benefits you will experience from its continued use.
How much acidophilus should you take?
Anywhere from 1 million to 10 Billion live cells per serving is fine for continual use.
How long does it take for acidophilus to loose it's affect if not refrigerated?
Acidophilus is good for 7 – 8 days unrefrigerated then you must refrigerate to sustain potency.