Probiotics: Lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidum Bifodobacterium

Intestinal disorders are increasingly common. Colon cancer is one of the leading causes of death among the population. Consider the benefits probiotics can provide for the health of our digestive system and especially the colon.

Description of probiotics
Lactobacillus acidophilus is the dominant bacteria in the small intestine, where it does most of digestion, while Bifidobacterium bifidum lies in the large intestine where waste is processed to be evacuated. Both are considered probiotics, which singnifica "for life" and are very necessary in maintaining intestinal health and general as they are the first line of defense of our body against potentially harmful microorganisms that are inhaled or ingested . The balance of our bacterial flora can be altered during periods of stress, poor diet, and drug consumption, and consequently can produce a range of disorders such as diarrhea, cramps, gas, heartburn and infection.

Properties of probiotics
• Probiotics produce lactic acid and acetic acid which create a pH alteration works as an antiseptic and digestive system while minimizing the spread of harmful organisms by competing for nutrients and lodging in the intestinal walls, thus are ideal during treatment with antibiotics, corticosteroids, and the contraceptive pill, as these may allow the emergence of infections such as candidiasis.
• They improve digestion by aiding in the production of digestive enzymes.
• They are essential to maintaining overall health. The gut flora affects immune system function, cholesterol metabolism, carcinogenesis and aging therefore a contribution of all the health benefits probiotics general responsiveness, as it ensures the balance of it.

Therapeutic use of probiotics

Imbalance of intestinal flora associated with:
• Stress.
• poor or unbalanced diet.
• Advanced age
• Use of antacids, antibiotics, oral contraceptives and other medications.
• Diverticulosis.
• Ulcers.
• Candidiasis.
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
• Pancreatic insufficiency.
• Food allergies / intolerances such as lactose intolerance. Lactase, an enzyme that digests lactose, is produced from Lactobacillus acidophilus.
• urinary tract infections. If not reset the balance of intestinal flora are recurrent infections.
• Cancer prevention and treatment. Lactobacillus acidophilus shows an antitumor activity, reducing tumor proliferation especially in the intestine, vagina and bladder.

Recommended dosage of probiotics

• 4,000 to 10,000 million live bacteria acidophilus and B. bifidum, a day.
• Fasting is advised (with juice, milk or water) and / or at night before bed.
• Wait at least 2 hours after taking antibiotics.
• Do not drink hot beverages.
• It may be advisable to take probiotics with prebiotics (FOS: fructo-oligosaccharides) when there are major digestive problems due to an alteration of intestinal flora (Candida, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, etc.) as prebiotics serve as food for Probiotics and assures greater proliferative capacity and survival. Beneficial bacteria are then better able to compete with harmful bacteria resulting in better bowel function.
• The bacteria must be surrounded by an array of an acid stable polysaccharide to protect bacteria from the highly acidic conditions of the stomach and can arrive in perfect condition to its place in the intestine.

Possible side effects of probiotics

• Probiotics are very safe and not associated with side effects when following the recommended doses. It can take up 10,000 million of these bacteria to therapeutic level, but higher amounts may cause mild gastrointestinal upset.

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The care of the colon (large intestine). Its importance to health
Constipation. Causes, effects and treatments and remedies with natural medicine
* Candida albicans: Food and drugs
* Candidiasis (Candida albicans) and natural treatments
* Candidiasis (Candida albicans). Symptoms and effects
* Causes of Candidiasis (Candida albicans)

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