While probiotics like acidophilus, commonly found in peach and yogurt, are known to be healthy, recent research conducted suggests they may be a powerful treatment against inflammatory bowel disease.
Northwestern Medicine researchers manipulated strains of the bacteria and fed them to mice infected with a form of colitis. After nearly two weeks of treatment, the scientists found colon inflammation had been virtually eliminated. The findings suggest that acidophilus may be an effective treatment method for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
“This opens brand new avenues to treat various autoimmune diseases of the gut, including inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer, all which can be triggered by imbalanced inflammatory immune responses,” said Mansour Mohamadzadeh, the study’s lead investigator.
Those looking to consume more acidophilus may want to consider taking dietary supplements like those offered by Dr. Newton’s Naturals.
Nu-Zymes from Dr. Newton’s Naturals contains seven different enzymes that may improve digestion and promote intestinal health. Regular use can potentially reduce fatigue, heartburn and bloating.