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20 Benefits of Taking Probiotics - Lactobacillus Acidophilus Supplements

Updated on August 21, 2016

Probiotic supplements are beneficial for digestive system bacteria, that helps balance the natural digestive activity and enzymes that keep our digestive organs functioning properly. Taking daily probiotic supplements can assist with your overall well-being. It's a friendly bacteria for the digestive system. There are many brands of probiotic supplements, one of the best is by "Nature's Bounty," this brand is stomach friendly. This supplement should contain 100 million organisms. Acidophilus is a friendly bacteria naturally found in the intestines. More than 400 species of bacteria, also named normal flora, living in the adult human digestive system.

Some probiotic supplements will say on the bottle "refrigerate after opening." And for adults taking this supplement, it's recommended to take one (1) tablet a day, preferably with a meal. A good probiotic supplement will state on the bottle: sodium free, no artificial color, no fish, no flavor or sweetener, no wheat, no preservatives, no gluten, no sugar, no soy, no starch, no lactose, and no milk.

Pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, or individuals with medical conditions should consult a doctor before taking probiotic supplements.

Benefits of Probiotic Supplements

  1. Decreases bloating

  2. Assists with digesting food

  3. Helps to clean colon

  4. Destroys parasites in the intestines

  5. Treats minor constipation

  6. Prevents kidney stones

  7. Destroys toxins in the digestive system

  8. Decreases headache episodes and body inflammation

  9. Assists with weight loss

  10. Reduces heartburn symptoms and other digestive symptoms

  11. Reduces sinus, allergies, and asthma symptoms

  12. Builds a healthy immune system

  13. Helps with clear skin and scalp.

  14. Decreases risks of cancer

  15. Assists with lowering moderate high blood pressure

  16. Improves lactose intolerance symptoms

  17. Allows other vitamins to work better

  18. Reduces cholesterol

  19. Assists with reducing symptoms of trichotillomania

  20. Decreases yeast infection symptoms

When taking probiotic supplements, it will work better when eating more fruits and vegetables with every meal throughout your day. And avoid sugary snacks and junk foods often. It's alright to treat yourself to a snack or two, once or twice each month, but avoid making it a habit, in order for the probiotic supplements to show beneficial results.

20 Benefits of taking Probiotics - Lactobacillus acidophilus supplements
20 Benefits of taking Probiotics - Lactobacillus acidophilus supplements

Foods that Contain Probiotics

  • Yogurt
  • Pickles
  • Miso soup
  • Sauerkraut
  • Gouda cheese
  • Sourdough Bread
  • Soy milk
  • Olives
  • Supplements

The key is to improve your diet, engage in physical activity 3-5 times a week, drink 32-64 ounces of water daily, real fruit drinks, and increase fiber intake with your daily meals. Daily probiotic supplements can eventually assist with your overall health when you’re consistent with eating the right foods. If you want to avoid dairy products as a source for probiotics, consume foods that contain probiotics but that aren't dairy. Or for best results, take supplements with probiotics, with your doctor's permission of course.

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    • MsDora profile image

      Dora Weithers 

      2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Ann, thank you for this very informative article. Great that you include the foods that contain probiotics.

    • Ann810 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from Sunny Cali

      Hi Chitrangada, although I stay away from dairy products, probiotics is something I need every week. The probiotics supplements work for individuals that cut dairy products out of diet. Yep pickles are probiotic for replacing bad bacteria in the digestive tract with good bacteria. Thanks

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Great, useful and informative hub about Probiotics!

      I take curd/ yogurt regularly and I love dark chocolates as well. Didn't know about pickles though. Thanks for sharing other details!


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