CHF #35 and 35C
Acidophilus—scientifically referred to as Lactobacillus acidophilus– is a “beneficial” or “friendly” bacteria known as a probiotic, which literally translates to “pro life.” Acidophilus exists naturally in the body, primarily in the digestive system as well as the vagina and mouth. It helps maintain an acidic environment in the body which can prevent the growth of harmful bacteria that can cause disease. It is thought to benefit health, since it produces vitamin K and lactase. Acidophilus has been used for the purpose of promoting bowel health and to prevent infection in the digestive tract and vagina. It’s also used to treat or prevent vaginal yeast infections, yeast infections of the mouth, diarrhea caused by taking antibiotics and urinary tract infections. It may work by helping the body maintain normal consistency of bacteria in the stomach, intestines, and vagina.
Human beings are not born with acidophilus, but it eventually makes its way to our intestines and the vagina, according to the NYU Langone Medical Center. It is available in capsule and tablet form. Powder or liquid forms may also be available. Acidophilus is also commonly used in foods, like many cheeses, yogurts, and other dairy products as it is added to both of them to aid in the fermentation process. It is also found in miso and tempeh.
Bio Mechanics Clinic and Country Health Store has specially formulated our acidophilus to provide you with not just an isolated bacteria like acidophilus, but with many bacteria’s providing a balance in which they may be found naturally in the body. Available forms are: CHF #35 capsule or #CHF 35C Chewable.