Ive heard it is a natural substitute for nexium and other
I don't know if acidophilus can actually substitute Nexium or other medicines for heartburn, GERD but it can be used to help the condition.
L. acidophilus is normally found in the human alimentary tract. Consequently, the oral administration of products containing L. acidophilus may be useful in the management of a variety of conditions associated with altered GI flora. Their beneficial effects may be related to the ability to suppress the growth of pathogens. Acidophilus also has been reported by laboratory findings to suppress the growth of C. pylori, implicated in acid-peptic disease. More clinical trials are necessary to validate these findings. The ingestion of yogurt products has been associated with decreases in the concentration of several fecal enzymes that have the capacity to convert procarcinogens to carginogens in the colon. This suggests that the consumption of Lactobacillus-containing products may have beneficial effects, although no further data are available to support this hypothesis.
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