Acidophilus supplements reintroduce beneficial bacteria back into the body that are destroyed by processed foods or the taking of antibiotics. The human body is a delicate machine that is supposed to be perfectly balanced by the production of good bacteria and the destruction of harmful bacteria. A good example of this is yeast. The body is supposed to produce a certain amount of yeast but also a certain amount of lactase to destroy yeast. An imbalance can result in the condition known as Candida, or yeast infection. Acidophilus helps to replace the beneficial bacteria that prevent infections, fatigue, and allergies that can result from their destruction.
Keeping constipation and diarrhea under control.
Counteracting lactose intolerance by its association with lactase.
Reduction of bad breath.
Reduction of internal gas.
Cholesterol control by promoting normal absorption of dietary fats.
Suppression of candida yeast.
Suppression of a number of intestinal disorders.
Prevention of intestinal contamination from infectious organisms common in some foreign countries.