What You Should Know
Acidophilus Peals are a probiotic supplement that is to aid in your digestive system, which, in turn, is to aid in your overall health.
Acidophilus are actually bacteria that support a healthy gut environment. The purpose of the Acidophilus Pearls are to give you easy access to that bacteria in a pearled-capsule that survives the acid in your stomach to move on to your intestines where they are to do their work in helping to eliminate occasional gas, constipation, and symptoms of lactose intolerance. Lactose Intolerance is the inability to breakdown the sugar in your system. This can be genetic or a result of aging and not producing the same levels of the bacteria that break lactose down. Since probiotics do not permanently reside in the body, daily and regular consumption is essential for it to work. These probiotics goals are to fix onto the intestine wall where they can multiply and work to enhance the immune system response. The proprietary blend of bacteria in this supplement claim to be able to affect the body’s microflora( which are bacteria that ferment in the gut to prevent foreign bacteria from remaining) so that the gut can operate at optimal levels.
List of Ingredients:
Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium longum (these are both live microbial food supplements that are non-toxic.) Other Ingredients: palm oil, gelatin, vegetable glycerin, soy lecithin, and pectin.
This supplement does not contain any of the following: Artificial flavoring or coloring, corn, dairy products, gluten, preservatives, salt, sugar, wheat, or yeast.
Acidophilus Pearls are made by Enzymatic Therapy. This company was founded in 1981. On their website the company lists a various number of non-profit things that it’s involved in and claims a genuine respect and care for the consumer.
The capsules themselves claim to contain 2 different live cultures that support your digestive system. The makers of Acidophilus Pearls claim to have an encapsulation process that protects the live bacteria and give them a shelf life of 18 months, which means you do not have to refrigerate the probiotic the way you would have to with other brands.
- You can purchase the Acidophilus Pearls in almost every major grocery chain in the United States.
- You can take the Acidophilus Pearls in place of eating yogurt, which is beneficial if you don’t like yogurt or you are lactose intolerant, yet need the benefits of the bacteria.
- There are no artificial ingredients in the product.
- You cannot purchase directly from the Enzymatic Therapy Labs website.
- It’s another supplement that you have to take orally. This can be a disadvantage if you already take a lot of vitamins.
- Lots of other research states that probiotics need to be refrigerated, period.
We wonder how well the probiotics found in Acidophilus Pearls hold up when not refrigerated. Studies indicate that for cultures such as these to be effective, they must be stored at temperatures much lower than those found in store shelves or warehouses.