Spotlight on Shakeology ingredient: Lactobacillus acidophilus which is beneficial bacteria that you definitely want living inside your small intestine. It produces the natural antibiotic Acidophilin and inhibits the growth of 23 toxic producing micro-organisms, reduces overgrowth of pathogens in your digestive tract and relieves Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s disease, and gut dysbiosis.
Lactobacillus acidophilus –it’s a mouthful to be sure, but this particular probiotic and its other helpful associates in the tiny microscopic world of beneficial “germs” have become buzzwords in the mainstream media because they can fight infection and enhance your immunity.
Lactobacillus acidophilus, also known as L. acidophilus, is a beneficial bacteria that you definitely want living inside your smallintestine.
It is very acid-resistant and tolerates bile quite effectively. Besides nestling into the mucosal lining of your small intestine, you’ll also want L. acidophilus “colonizing” and protecting the lining of your vagina and cervix, (if you have them) and your urethra. In these places acidophilus will work to produce lactic and other organic acids inhibiting the adherence and multiplication of pathogenic microbes.
It competes against or “antagonizes” an array of pathogens including Escherichia coli (E. coli, the cause of “Montezuma’s Revenge”), Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella (common causes of food poisoning), Candida albicans (yeast infections and syndromes), and other pathogens such as Shigella, Clostridium, Listeria, and Helicobacter species.