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Acidophilus Vs Candida
Regardless if antibiotics or a person’s diet causes Candidiasis, the fact of the matter is that a Candida overgrowth needs to be treated. Acidophilus supplements are often used to help clear up Candidiasis and related infections. Acidophilus is “good bacteria” that is naturally found in the small intestine, and exists in certain notorious foods we ingest. The gut requires a certain quantity of acidophilus in order to maintain good health.
Acidophilus maintains a balanced gut flora by keeping harmful bacteria under control. It assists in protein digestion, a process that inhibits pathogenic organisms with the natural antibiotic substances lactic acid, enzymes and hydrogen peroxide. Acidophilus also produces B vitamins and has an antibacterial effect that can aid in the detoxification of harmful substances.
Research has found that Acidophilus offers the body many benefits including:
Since many of us have poor diets, acidophilus supplements are often recommended for both children and adults to take. However, there are different brands of acidophilus on the market, and not all products are alike.
Keep the following in mind when looking for the best acidophilus products:
- Freeze dried – This method improves the stability of the product
What about yogurt and acidophilus milk? Although most yogurts on the market contain “active bacterial cultures” in their ingredients, as does fortified milk with acidophilus, they are often not a significant source of acidophilus. Furthermore, when yogurt is left to sit on shelves for days, it begins to produce acid that kills the bacteria.
When should acidophilus be administered? It should be taken once daily, but should be taken more often by people with digestive disorders, when on antibiotics, or when curing a yeast infection (speak to your doctor about recommended dosage at these times). It is best to take it in the morning, on an empty stomach, before meals.
What is the recommended dosage? For the average adult taking acidophilus products with 1 -2 billion CFU, 2 capsules or tablets are recommended per day. The recommended dosage for children is determined by the age and body weight of a child. Note. It’s always best to speak to your doctor and carefully read all instructions before taking any acidophilus supplement.
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