How Does Acidophilus Work To Protect the Colon?

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Date: August 22, 2011 12:42 PM
Subject: How Does Acidophilus Work To Protect the Colon?

Acidophilus is a general name for a group of probiotics which are naturally occurring bacteria in the human digestive tract, especially the small intestine. Acidophilus is a good/friendly bacteria that is also referred to as a microflora or probiotic. It is naturally found in the body and is the kind of bacteria helps in better digestion of food in the body. The amount of friendly bacteria in the bowel is mostly relative to a persons’ health. The first acidophilus introduced to us was when we were still infants, and is from the colostrum in the mother’s milk. The colostrum provides friendly bacteria for the development and strengthening of the infant’s immune system.

Digestion and assimilation are aided when proper amounts of acidophilus are present. It’s best to be assimilated to the body at the infantile stages so it can pass easily through the stomach and can easily adhere to the walls of the intestines. This is done with more ease because the digestive juices of the stomach are underdeveloped at that time. This is the main reason why women should breast feed their newborn to create this acidic condition within the infant. Milk from animals creates mucous which is alkaline. This brings about health problems at an early age.

Cleansing To Protect

In the body resides both good and bad bacteria, this is most true for your digestive system. Some bacteria can cause bloating, stomach cramps, and diarrhea. It can even lead to serious illnesses if not minded. Good bacteria such as acidophilus, has been proven to help our digestive tract by helping regulate bowel movements and kill bad bacteria. According to the American Cancer Society, it may even help prevent colon cancer by helping to protect our colon cells’ DNA. Probiotics which is the other name for Acidophilus is the type of bacteria that help keep the digestive tract balanced. These probiotic benefits extend to the colon, which is in charge of eliminating waste from the body after it has been processed. When acidophilus enters the colon, it aids in the increase of the number of short-chain fatty acids. These fatty acids help the cells lining the colon in increasing the amount of magnesium and calcium absorbed. This helps improve our bowel movements. When food absorption in the colon is efficient, the growth and spread of bad bacteria is prevented. Colonies of bad bacteria thrives most in colons that are full of waste from undigested food. This putrefactive bacteria then releases the gases that causes bloating and even bad breath.

Further Protection

Acidophilus also has been found to protect us from Escherichia Coli (E-Coli), which is one of the established causes of cancer forming in the colon. A normal healthy individual should have 85% lacto-bacillus and 15 % coliform bacteria in the colon. Other possible illnesses that Acidophilus can protect us against are Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Hemorrhoids(portion of the colon and the rectum are backed up),and Colitis which is Inflammation of the colon.

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