Biotics Research BioDophilus FOS - 4 oz.
Biotics Research's BioDophilus FOS provides a pleasant tasting powder that supplies the probiotics Lactobacillus acidophilus (DDS-I strain) and Bifidobacterium bifidum in a prebiotic base of fructooligosaccharides.
BioDophilus-FOS™ consists of the bacteria Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum, along with fructooligosaccharides (FOS). Both strains of bacteria are characterized as lactic acid bacteria, a type of bacteria that may be found in fermented foods such as yogurt. Well documented scientific research has provided evidence that certain types of lactic acid bacteria, including L. acidophilus and B. bifidum, are essential for achieving optimal health. In fact, lactic acid-producing bacteria have been correlated to the activation of immune factors, and have also been associated with improving the consequences of the Th1/Th2 imbalance, which is associated with autoimmunity.
Microflora of the gastrointestinal tract play a crucial role in the anatomical, physiological, and immunological development of the host, as they serve to stimulate the immune system to respond rapidly to opportunistic organisms, and through bacterial antagonism they inhibit the colonization of the gut by harmful or pathogenic bacteria. B. bifidum is regarded as one of the most common probiotic bacteria in the human body. It is found in the colon, the lower small intestine as well as in breast milk. Likewise, the DDS-1 strain of L. acidophilus has also been correlated to numerous beneficial properties, including:
• Inhibition of gastrointestinal (GI) and urogenital pathogens
• Inhibits the growth of 23 toxin-producing microorganisms
• Produces acidophilin, a natural protective substance
• Supports calcium metabolism
• Provides support for the maintenance of normal, healthy cholesterol levels
• By modifying and improving GI microbial balance, supports healthy skin
• Produces lactase, the enzyme that assists in the breakdown of lactose, important for those challenged with lactose intolerance
Fructooligosaccharides provide a prebiotic effect, as they are metabolized by the intestinal microflora to form beneficial short-chain carboxylic acids, L‑lactate, and other metabolites.