Lactobacillus acidophilus is a lactic acid bacterium with a tendency to metabolize carbohydrates into lactic acid. These probiotic bacteria generate additional benefits in their hosts such as regulating immune system functions.
History of Lactobacillus acidophilus
Curiously, the name used for lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM comes from the fact that this bacterium was isolated and characterized in the Food Microbiology research laboratories at North Carolina State University, which is why its acronym is NCFM.
This strain of lactobacillus NCFM was isolated from a human source in the 70s and since then it has been one of the most important for the benefits it offers to those who consume it.
Benefits of Lactobacillus acidophilus
These are some of the benefits that several researchers have shown that the consumption of lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM can offer you to prevent and help in the treatment of some illnesses:
- Bloating and abdominal distension
- Abdominal pain and discomfort
- Avoid constipation
- Stop diarrhea
- Reduce flatulence
- Reduction of flu symptom length
- Immunomodulatory effects
- Improve insulin sensitivity
When consumed in a live, metabolically active state, Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM also can implant itself in vaginal, nasal, and oral mucous membranes. It therefore further protects against external pathogens by preventing them from entering the body.
Benefits of probiotics in women
Also, one of its effects on women is:
- Decrease urinary tract infections.
- Fight fungi such as Candida albicans.
- Protects you from getting infections and fungi in public bathrooms, swimming pools, and locker rooms.
As you can see this strain is ideal for the whole family, to keep them protected against pathogens and improve their digestion safely and effectively.
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Where can I get lactobacillus acidophilus?
In XAVIAX products you can find the live and metabolically active lactobacillus acidophilus in the C+A that is added with agave inulin as a prebiotic, type 2 collagen, and cranberry extract as an antioxidant.
The recommendation is to consume at least 1 per day and combine it with 2 other types of products to have strong results in general wellness.