Acidophilus

The Five Best Brands of Acidophilus

by in Acidophilus, Constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Reader Questions June 13, 2008

Q. What brand of acidophilus do you recommend? A. Recently independent laboratory testing on acidophilus products revealed some alarming issues with quality control. The problem with finding a good quality acidophilus product is all in the packing and refrigeration. Delivering actual live cultures in capsule form appears to be more difficult then one might think, […]

Lactobacillus Acidophilus/Bifidus

by in Acidophilus, Kitchen Sink February 20, 2008

Commonly known as “friendly flora” or “probiotics”, Lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidus species are microorganisms that live in the human intestinal tract. These “good” bacteria assist with digestion of food and produce natural antibiotic substances. They also play a role in normal immune function, cholesterol metabolism, digestion and absorption, and cancer prevention. Interestingly, when adequate fiber […]