A probiotic is defined as a live microbial product, which is beneficial to the host, by contributing positive bacteria to the micro-flora of the gastrointestinal tract. Probiotic contain naturally occurring, beneficial lactic acid bacteria that are present in the gastrointestinal tract of healthy human beings and animals. These bacteria participate in a variety of positive, health promoting activities in human physiology. Probiotics are regarded as 'friendly Bacteria' that inhabit the intestinal tract and contribute to good health by improving nutrition and protecting against disease. Some of the positive attributes are:
- Enhanced digestive function.
- Maintenance of microbial balance.
- Protection against pathogenic bacteria.
- Production of necessary vitamins and growth factors.
- Enhanced immune response.
Olympian Labs L. Acidophilus is formulated in a proprietary LiveBac® technology. Each tablet contains 1 billion viable colony-forming organisms. This formulation is stable at room temperature and does not need refrigeration. Formulation also includes other healthy organisms such as L. Bulgaricus, B. Bifidum, and S. Thermophilus. The amount of the active colonies at the time of manufacturing is not as important as is the stability of organisms over time.
LiveBac® is a trademark of Nutraceutix, Inc.