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Probiotics

Probiotics are foods, drinks and supplements that contain live bacteria which are beneficial for digestion. If you are looking to take a supplement it can be useful to take a prebiotic with your probiotic! Although this sounds complicated all it means is that the prebiotic 'feeds' the live bacteria making it work more efficiently. There are many different probiotics but the one that is most commonly talked about is Acidophilus.

What is Acidophilus?
Acidophilus also known as lactic acid bacteria, is a probiotic bacterium naturally occurring within the intestines, and helps to maintain the right balance of helpful bacteria within the body whilst boosting the immune system.

Packed full of live pro-biotic bacteria Acidophilus works mainly within the small intestine supporting good digestion, and reducing the growth of harmful bacteria.

Why take Acidophilus?

It has been suggested through Clinical research Acidophilus helps to maintain a healthy bowel within the human body, this is most beneficial to individuals with the following conditions:

  • Colic
  • Stress
  • Allergies and sensitivitiesProbiotics
  • Eczema
  • Hay Fever
  • Crohns Disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome

What are the side effects of Acidophilus?

Acidophilus may cause:

  • Bloating
  • Gas

 If you are currently taking any prescribed medication or have any medical conditions please consult your doctor or consultant, to seek advice before taking any vitamins or supplements.