Acidophilus is a general name for a group of gut-friendly bacteria that help in the digestion and play a very important role in maintaining the well-being of digestive system. This group contains probiotics such as Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium, Lactobacillus casei, Streptococcus salivarius and Lactobacillus Bulgaricus.
Lactobacillus acidophilus, also known as “acid-loving milk-bacterium” is a true species of acidophilus family that ferments sugars into lactic acid. L.acidophilus occurs naturally in animal as well as human gastrointestinal tract. This species is known to exhibit healthy probiotic characteristics. Not only does it facilitate small intestine to complete the natural process of digestion effectively, but it also protects against diarrhoea and constipation.
Moreover, it also helps in the production of vitamin K and lactase. A recent research has revealed that Lactobacillus acidophilus helps produce bacteriocins such as acidophilin, acidolin and lactocidin. Bacteriocins are proteinaceous compounds produced by a particular strain of bacteria to inhibit the growth of closely related bacterial strains. L.acidophilus is added to many dairy products and supplements to enhance the nutritional value.
Optibac Daily Wellbeing Probiotics/Prebiotics Healthy Immune System is an effective probiotic supplement on the market that makes an expert formula of six different probiotic strains particularly Lactobacillus acidophilus, combined with food for the probiotics to flourish (prebiotics). It helps maintain immunity, overall digestive health and energy levels on a daily basis. This supplement promotes a healthy balance of acidophilus bacteria throughout the entire intestinal tract. Optibac promotes a healthy digestion in the different parts of the small and large intestine or colon.