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What is Accuflora Probiotics


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Accuflora is a popular brand name probiotic.

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What is Accuflora Probiotics

  1. 1. What is accuflora probiotic? by Probiotics Expert: Dr. Raja
  2. 2. What is accuflora probiotic? • Accuflora probiotic is generally a probiotic supplement that is known for its beneficial effects on the digestive system. • Most of its contents are comprised of the probiotic strain called lactobacillus acidophilus. • Aside from lactobacillus acidophilus, it also contains other 4 probiotic strains like lactobacillus salivarius, lactobacillus rhamnosus, streptococcus thermophilus, and bifidobacterium bifidum.
  3. 3. What do the 5 probiotic strains in accuflora probiotic do? • Lactobacillus acidophilus: These are commonly found at the small intestine. With these, the production of the normal intestinal microflora are aided. Also, these are very beneficial in the digestion of milk. • Lactobacillus salivarius: Mostly found both at the small and large intestines. These provides protection of the intestines by reducing harmful effects of the bad bacteria. • Lactobacillus rhamnosus: Likewise, these are found at the intestines. These can help in strengthening the immune system.
  4. 4. What do the 5 probiotic strains in accuflora probiotic do? • Streptococcus thermophilus: These can also provide support for the body’s immune system. • Bifidobacterium bifidum: These strengthen the immune system by decreasing the harmful impact of unfriendly bacteria. Also, with these probiotic strains, the body is able to produce more B vitamins.
  5. 5. How does accuflora probiotic work? • As the accuflora probiotic reaches the stomach, it has a mechanism which protects itself from the stomach acid. • Then, when they go to the lower part of intestines, they begin to breakdown into pieces. • Lastly, the accuflora probiotic now performs its functions at the digestive system.
  6. 6. Benefits of accuflora probiotic to the body 1. Improves digestive function • Aids in digestion and absorption of foods such as milk, milk products, fast foods • Promotes normal bowel movement • Helps in preventing and treating digestive disorders such as ulcerative colitis & irritable bowel syndrome • Can be beneficial in relieving abdominal pain, cramps and excessive belching/bloating
  7. 7. Benefits of accuflora probiotic to the body 2. Strengthens immune system • Accuflora is known to help good bacteria in fighting the unfriendly bacteria in the digestive system. • Aids in the prevention of respiratory tract infections.
  8. 8. Benefits of accuflora probiotic to the body 3. Promotes better women’s health • There have various studies which have proven the beneficial effects of accuflora probiotics in maintenance of vaginal health. • This is due to the production of lactic acid at the vagina. As a result, this creates an unfavorable environment for the bad bacteria. This makes it essential for the prevention of vaginal-related infections. • Moreover, accuflora can improve the immune system of women who are taking birth control pills, which is a factor that makes them more vulnerable to infections.
  9. 9. Benefits of accuflora probiotic to the body 4. Aids in renal function • There are previous studies which determined that accuflora probiotics may have the ability to reduce and prevent kidney stones. However, the mechanism in which this occurs is still unclear.
  10. 10. Precautions in taking accuflora probiotics • Prior to usage, the doctor should be consulted first to ensure safety of probiotics treatment. • Taking accuflora probiotics may not be advised for people who have certain medical conditions and allergies. • Pregnant women and nursing mothers should seek medical advise first before beginning probiotics usage. • Also, it is not advised to take accuflora probiotics together with health/herbal supplements.
  11. 11. Side effects of accuflora probiotics • In most cases, there are no occurences of side effects with the use of accuflora probiotics. • However, there are some reported cases wherein conditions such as breathing difficulties, hives, swelling of the lips, tongue, face, or throat, are noted.
  12. 12. My Favorite Probiotic • Probacto is the best probiotic that I have ever run into. They use multiple strains and they are spore forming so they can last while not refrigerated. They do not use cheap bacteria, but expensive ones such as B. Subtilis. • Probacto also contains prebiotics to help stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria in your gut. • Probacto contains digestive enzymes to assist in your digestion. • Probacto is enteric coated and made to be slow release so it will release in your gut gradually.
  13. 13. Conclusion • The advances in technology nowadays have provided beneficial discoveries in the field of medicine. For this instance, accuflora probiotics have been able to impact health positively. With its incorporation in treatment of some medical conditions, people are relieved of the harmful and disturbing symptoms. As a result, improved quality of life is achieved for these people through the use of such discoveries in medicine.