- What are Probiotics / Acidophilus Used for?
- Why take Probiotics / Acidophilus?
- What is the Best Probiotic formula?
- Where to buy Probiotics?
What is Acidophilus or Probiotics?
Years ago, I discovered a great little secret for keeping your stomach feeling healthy and happy: Probiotics, otherwise known as acidophilus, are known as the ‘good or friendly’ bacteria that aid the immune and digestive system. Unlike antibiotics, which kill bacteria in your body, Probiotics actually colonize your body with these friendly or good bacteria, such as Lactobacillus or Bifidus-Regularis.
Why take Probiotics Acidophilus?
One reason is that you’ve recently taken antibiotics for an infection. Antibiotics, which kill infectious bacteria, can also deplete the body of the bacteria that’s good for your immune system. If you’ve ever had an upset stomach while taking antibiotics, this is probably what caused it. While Yogurt has been a long-time, natural way of filling your stomach with millions of these beneficial bacteria, probiotics offer a much more powerful way. The top brands on the market claim to provide, not millions, but billions of the helpful and effective bacterial agents found in Yogurt. I can claim, first-hand that they really work, but not all brands are created equal. I tried several before discovering one that seems to trump all the others.
What is the Best Probiotics Formula?
About 4 years ago, a Sales Rep at the vitamin cottage recommended Reuteri, by Nature’s Way. You can find it in the refrigerated section of supplements at any good vitamin and health store. For treating most common stomach ailments; IBS, Diarrhea, Constipation, bloating, gas, etc., Reuteri is remarkable. Back when I first tried Reuteri, I was going through a particularly rough time with my digestive system. After several months of this, I actually visited my doctor and had some blood tests done. Though nothing was found, my doctor referred me to a Gastroenterologist for further testing. About a week before my appointment, I was visiting my local Vitamin Cottage, when the thought struck me that I should try Probiotics or acidophilus again to see if it helps. But there are so many brands. Which one would be best? I happened to ask an extremely knowledgeable sales rep, who led me to a refrigerated section of the store, and picked up a bottle of the Reuteri, and said, “This stuff is really amazing”. He recommended starting out with 1 capsule a day, and increasing it to two and even three, after a period of a week. Upon checking out at the cash register, the woman who rang me up, gave her very own endorsement of the product as well. I started taking the Reuteri about a week before my GI appointment. Believe it or not, by the time the appointment I visited the doctor, my symptoms were 90% gone – and this was after several months of problems. The doctor diagnosed me with IBS, and said to keep up with the Probiotics. I replied, ‘not just any Probiotics – Reuteri’!
That was four years ago, and since, then I have never had any long-term problems. When I feel my system acting up, I simply increase my dosage by a pill or two, and it works! Whether you are suffering from IBS, problems with diarrhea, constipation, bloating or even nauseousness, I guarantee that Reuteri will help you.
I should also mention that the price of this product has nearly doubled since I purchased my first bottle. That is testimony to the fact it really works! I have recommended this product to many other friends, co-workers, customers, family members, etc., and have yet to find someone who told me it didn’t help them. Give Reuteri a try – you won’t regret it.