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Why Take Primadophilus?

Why Take Primadophilus?

Friday, February 7th 2003

Prescription drugs, especially antibiotics taken to "kill off' bacterial infections, aren't selective and destroy the essential beneficial bacteria in the intestines. Long-term antacid use, a diet high in refined sugars and low in fibre also reduces their numbers. The first sign of the "die-off' of beneficial bacteria can be oral or vaginal thrush, yeast overgrowth such as candida albicans, a persistent nappy rash, bloating and chronic flatulence. Later, malabsorption of minerals and a lack of B vitamins might present themselves. Symptoms could then include anaemia, low energy, muscle spasms and a weakened immune system. More serious problems such as irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, diverticulitis, Crohn's disease and chronic fatigue syndrome may occur and the addition of Primadophilus may be beneficial together with Colostrum capsules.

Primadophilus - the patented enteric coated difference
Acidophilus and other beneficial bacteria live in the intestines rather than in the stomach. The patented enteric coating on Primadophilus capsules makes them unique. The capsule has to withstand stomach acidity for over two hours so that it passes intact into the alkaline environment of the intestines where it must dissolve in less than 45 minutes to allow the bacteria to start colonising. Only one capsule per day is generally needed although more can be safely used.

Why refrigerate?
Because Primadophilus contains live active bacteria that must be kept dormant until needed, they must be refrigerated. At room temperature all probiotics slowly die reducing their effectiveness.

Reproduced unabridged from the February/ March 2003 issue of Health and Herbal News, with the kind permission of Health and Herbs International Ltd.

Footnote from Ideal Health:

The following products are all useful for intestinal health and balance:

Broad Spectrum Enzyme
Digest Spectrum
Formula 825
IBS Support
Internal Cleansing Program
Kolorex Capsules
Primadophilus Bifidus
Primadophilus Child
Primadophilus Reuteri Capsules
Super Thisilyn - Advanced Detox Formula
Thisilyn Cleanse With Herbal Digestive Sweep
Thisilyn Cleanse With Mineral Digestive Sweep
Thisilyn Daily Cleanse
Thisilyn Digestive Cleanse

Related health information can be found here:

Antibiotic Use
Bad Breath
Food Poisoning
Fungal Infections
Skin Problems
Tired and lacking energy?
Weak immune system?

Related articles can be found here:

Benefits of Friendly Bacteria
Colostrum Benefits Active People Too
Colostrum sports nutrition
The Benefits of Primadophilus Reuteri

If you need help or advice, you are welcome to email our naturopathic team with your health question.

Disclaimer: The health information presented here has been written for the New Zealand health consumer. It is of a general nature and is only intended to provide a summary of the subjects covered. The information is not intended to be comprehensive or to provide medical advice to you. While all care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information, no responsibility or liability is accepted, and no person should act in reliance on any statement contained in the information provided. All health ailments should be treated by a qualified health professional.


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