Probiotics and Acidophilus

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By Matthew Sun

Probiotics are forms of bacteria which are considered beneficial to the human organism. From research conducted to date, it seems they work in symbiosis with our bodies, to help break down food and toxins, and assist the body in it’s functioning.

Probiotics are know to create several vitamins in the gut, including Vitamin K, Vitamin B (B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, Biotin) and Vitamin A. They also create a lot of other substances that are either harmless or beneficial to human health.

Many people today take probiotic supplements and report good effects from them for a variety of ailments, and assist in the maintenance of overall good health. These claims are also supported by substantial experiments by the scientific community.

Scientific Research and Probiotic Benefits

Bacillus coagulans

Helps with IBS and also increases immune system to fight viruses.

Bifidobacterium animalis

Assist colon health.

Bifidobacterium infantis

Assists bowel discomfort.

Lactobacillus acidophilus

Assists recovery after antibiotics, common in the humans body, used in probiotics.

Lactobacillus johnsonii

Reduces incidence of H pylori-caused gastritis and may reduce inflammation.

Lactobacillus plantarum

May assist IBS.

Lactobacillus reuteri

Good for diarrhea, H. Pylori infection, and gingivitis.

Lactobacillus bulgaricus

Used to make yogurt, good for lactose intolerance but does not survive long in the intestines alone.

Streptococcus salivarius subsp. thermophilus


Works synergistically with Lactobacillus bulgaricus to produce yogurt, and also does not ordinarily populate the human gut.


One of the most common strains of probiotics in the body of humans and mammals, common ingredient in probiotic supplements.

Saccharomyces boulardii

May assist diarrhea.

Lactobacillus rhamnosus & Lactobacillus reuteri

Orally taken may colonize the vagina and aid vaginitis.

Lactobacillus acidophilus & Bifidobacterium bifidum

Helps with C. difficile–associated disease.

Lactobacillus acidophilus & Lactobacillus casei

May assist digestive health, stumilate the immune system, and assist lactose intolerance.

Lactobacillus plantarum & Lactobacillus paracasei

Possibly assist people wit the common cold.

Common Conditions and Probiotics Effects

Certain probiotics have shown they can assist in treating diarrhea Also diarrhea caused by antibiotics has been shown to respond well to Lactobacillus rhamnosus.

Lactose intolerance
Since lactobacillus bacteria converts lactose into lactic acid, they may help people tolerate lactose.

Colon cancer
Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus have shown anti-mutagenic properties and can bind with heterocyclic amines, which are carcinogens created by cooking meat. The link between eating cooked meat and colon cancer is well documented, and switching to a vegan diet would solve this problem for everyone, but unfortunately doctors only seem to make this recommendation after it is too late.

Studies on animals have shown that Lactobacillus can help break down bile in the gut and stop the reabsorbtion of cholesterol. Although certain other studies call this result into question.

Blood pressure
There is some indication that certain strains of Lactobacillus may relieve blood pressure.

Immune function and infections
Some strains of Lactobacillus may stimulate the immune system, and also choke out other unfriendly organisms by consuming their food supply.

Some forms of Lactobacillus help to decrease inflammation in the body via the cytokine function. They can help prevent the reoccurrence of inflammatory bowel disease.

Bacterial growth under stress
A study showed that rate fed probiotics, that were under stress, had less of a chance of unfriendly bacteria latching onto their intestines.

Irritable bowel syndrome and colitis
Bifidobacterium infantis helped women with IBS.
Lactobacillus plantarum, may reduce IBS symptoms.
Bifidobacterium animalis helped people with constipation from IBS.
Maintenance of ulcerative colitis by Mutaflor (E.coli Nissle 1917) .

The Importance of Probiotics After Fasting and Cleansing

After performing certain kinds of colon cleansing and detoxing, especially ones containing bentonite clay, it is important to consume probiotics to repopulate the colon and avoid unfriendly strains taking over.

Although the bentonite clay cleanses are generally the most effective, they do however remove almost all probiotics, and unfriendly organisms from the colon. This is a very useful way to cleanse the colon, but repopulation is important.

The Bio Cleanse Detox Kit has a very good probiotic formula included in the kit.

Vegan Probiotic

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