Used to re-establish the friendly bacteria necessary for a strong immune system environment within the female organs, intestines and colon. While helping to maintain a healthy and balanced digestive system. This formula also aids in the battle against bacteria, fungus and yeas infections.
ACIDOPHILUS & HELPERSTM contains easily digestible goat's milk enhanced with two species of highly concentrated friendly intestinal flora or bacteria, marshmallow root and chlorophyll from nutrient rich wheat grass. This product solves the problem of how to re-establish healthy flora in the colon and digestive system without resorting to highly allergenic cow's milk. One of the major drawbacks to other acidophilus products is that they contain either a large percentage of allergenic cow's milk or other substances such as pectin which may bind out the beneficial bacteria. These living organisms need milk to keep alive, multiply and produce a healthy non-putrefactive environment in the colon. However, by using goat's milk instead of the often allergenic cow's milk, the lactobacillus organism can be fed milk - the only food it can thrive on. Goat's milk is thought to be less allergenic than cow's milk. Many people and infants who cannot tolerate cow's milk have been successfully placed on goat's milk at their doctor's suggestion. The goat is said to have cleaner eating habits than the cow and is not subject to any of the same antibiotic treated diseases as the cow. Compared to cow's milk, goat's milk like human milk, has a higher ratio of niacin (B3) to thiamin (B1) and riboflavin (B2).
ACIDOPHILUS & HELPERS™ contains 500 million organisms per gram in two of the most important species of the intestinal bacteria known to be friendly to mankind: Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Lactobacillus Bifidus.
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LACTOBACILLUS ACIDOPHILUS and LACTOBACILLUS BIFIDUS, which are bacteria or flora, are found only in healthy colons and form a major line of defense against other unfriendly and unhealthy bacteria and fungi which may try to gain dominance. Where these beneficial flora flourish, the stool is larger, softer and nearly odor free. It is the meat loving E coli bacteria which produce gas, putrid odors and toxins. Adding acidophilus bacteria to the diet tips the scales back toward a non-toxic colon. Simply put, where acidophilus flourishes bad bacteria are outnumbered and reduced. The lactobacillus are the same family of bacteria which often occur in the cultured milk products, yogurt and Kefir so often consumed by old people in Russia and Asia. Lactobacillus bifidus is the species of friendly bacteria normally found in the healthy infant colon. Other species of lactobacillus (except for acidophilus and bifidus) cannot survive the journey down our digestive systems. Many other nutritional products and yogurts contain other species of bacteria which may feed upon the mold present, but offer no advantage to man's digestive tract. Recently, many physicians have recommended using lactobacillus culture in the treatment of candida albicans or yeast infection. Often after antibiotic therapy, the Pill or diarrhea, the friendly intestinal flora dies off and the candida, yeast or fungus starts to grow unchecked in the bowel and elsewhere in the system. To help restore a normal flora balance acidophilus products are often recommended.
On going research is currently investigating the role of fiber in controlling dietary fats and blood sugar levels. These are essential to people dieting in order to prevent hunger binges. (See Dietary Guidelines 1979, jointly published by USDA and USDHEW). Dietary fiber serves as a low calorie method of filling the stomach and may act as a sticky agent to slowly time release sugars into the bloodstream. Also, by absorbing intestinal toxins, fiber may help postpone a drop in blood sugar levels due to the stress of toxins being absorbed in the bowel. This may be important to dieters who experience sudden hunger when blood sugar levels drop. Famous nutritionist Adele Davis recommended milk products in the morning as one of the best methods of stabilizing blood sugar levels throughout the day. However, as discussed earlier, goat's milk is believed to be the best form of milk to consume in the era of livestock overcrowding and antibiotic therapy.
ACIDOPHILUS & HELPERS™ also contains Wheatgrass and Marshmallow Root. They are the prime ingredients which maximize the role of these two scientifically noted (fiber and chlorophyll) elements. These elements are vital for colonic cleansing and stabilizing.
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WHEATGRASS contains another extremely important dietary nutrient (natural plant fiber). This nutrient is richly present in wheatgrass. Without sufficient fiber in the diet, food remains in the colon so long that it begins to putrefy (rot) and forms chemicals highly toxic to the body systems. Fiber helps absorb and move the waste products and toxins quickly through the intestines and out of the body so that their harmful influence is kept to a minimum. Wheatgrass, as a natural fiber source, does not contain the harmful calcium-robbing phytic acid found in wheat bran. Wheatgrass also contains natural chlorophyll which is reputed to be nature's natural deodorizer and antiseptic. Many nutritionally oriented physicians now use wheatgrass in their colon health programs.
MARSHMALLOW ROOT (Althaea officinalis) is a natural ingredient containing 15 - 20% mucilage along with natural sterols and lecithin. It is traditionally considered to be one of the best demulcent (coating and soothing herbs) known to herbology. It was also classified as a diuretic, an emollient (external soothing agent), and vulnerary (promotes healing of cuts and wounds). Marshmallow was said capable of arresting decay, hence the name mortification root.