It is thought that IBS could be caused by the over use of antibiotics and medical drugs which tend to kill off good bacteria as well as the bad; which could leave us with some serious health problems and depleted immune systems.
Not all good bacteria are created equal…
Most people know that good bugs are needed in order for the digestive system to do its job, and a lot of us supplement our diet with microbial yoghurt having seen the ads for the good bacteria they contain. Are we supplementing with the best ‘strains’ of bacteria? Is there enough bacteria in the yoghurt to make the supplementation worthwhile? Well, we know that the problems are growing, so perhaps not…
Since the late 1950’s a Doctor Shahani, who attend the University of Nebraska found a sturdy bacteria called Lactobacillus acidophilus – which he named DDS-1 strain, (Department of Dairy Science Number One strain) which showed superior growth and nutritional viability compared to other strains, and has since this time, worked with the strain to help it reach its full potential. A recent study (2012)* showed that DDS-1 strain Lactobacillus acidophilus actually reaches the colon and persists long enough to achieve its function in the digestive process.
Supplementing ones diet with a strain such as DDS-1 Lactobacillus acidophilus, in a strong enough dose, could well be the way to go. One can eat oats to help feed the good bugs that are in our digestive tract and help them to grow and proliferate; and many fruits are also considered ‘prebiotic’ and of course should be eaten as part of our healthy diet, but there may well be times when we are not able to keep to the healthiest eating habits, and that is where we can supplement our diet, and supplement with ‘attitude’.
The DDS-1 Lactobacillus acidophilus is used in the MicroLife range of beneficial bacteria products by G&G Vitamins. MicroLife Triplex is probably the strongest bacterial product on the market today – definitely lots of ‘attitude’.
Enjoy the rest of your day 🙂
Nancy – The Natural Choice blogger
* Study: “Comparison of the Colonization Ability of Autochthonous Strains of Lactobacilli in the Human Gastrointestinal Tract” by Steven A. Frese, Robert W. Hutkins and Jens Walter. Study carried out at the University of Nebraska.