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The role of bacteria - lactobacilli in the body
The concept of prevention and treatment of infectious diseases of the digestive system by bacteria called probiozą (pro - in the direction, bios - life). Introduced in the interwar period, the pharmaceutical preparations containing live cultures of lactic acid bacteria - Lactobacillus and cidophilus have failed because they are not resistant to hydrochloric acid which occurs in the stomach and bile salts in bile secreted by the liver. They also have limited ability to adhere to the intestinal epithelium and, consequently, does not colonize the gastrointestinal tract. Served, however, in the form of yogurt or sour milk may have beneficial effects on the body, lowering blood cholesterol, by inhibiting its absorption from food. Or for some people, to a large extent, to reduce or remove the symptoms - nausea, cramps, bloating and diarrhea, associated digestion of milk sugar contained in milk, caused by a deficiency of the enzyme - lactase. Sour milk products containing lactic acid bacteria can be treated effectively threatening diarrhea in infants, caused by infection with bacteria from the group - Salmonella (typhoid fever) and Shigella (bacillary dysentery). It was also shown that the efficacy of fermented milk (yogurt) may be even greater than that of strong antibiotics such as neomycin.

Only recently started to produce pharmaceutical preparations containing live cultures of lactic acid bacteria in the form of protecting them from hydrochloric acid, their documented Acid and żółciooporności. This type of bacteria is often referred to as probiotics, and made preparations based thereon - probiotics. Today we know that their medicinal properties are associated not only with species of bacteria, but also with specific strains within those species. Therefore, it is necessary to carefully selected by the producers of these strains of probiotics to create a prophylactic and therapeutic preparations.

Probiotics delivered to the body, in a positive way improve the balance of intestinal microflora and the physiological functions of the gastrointestinal tract. Consuming them strongly positive impact on our health.

The criteria to be met by probiotics:
  • should come from the normal microflora of the human body,
  • microorganisms must be safe for people and to have clinically confirmed positive effects on human body
  • should be resistant to stomach acid and digestive enzymes and bile,
  • should have the ability to colonize the human gastrointestinal tract and permanent adhesion to the intestinal epithelium
  • must produce substances that inhibit growth of pathogens that cause intestinal infections, diarrhea, or tooth decay,
  • it is also necessary to improved rather than worsened the taste of food products that enrich.


Currently, one of the most preferred bacterial strains for the production of probiotic is Lactobacillus casei. This bacterium from the human gastrointestinal tract, is resistant to the action of stomach acid, bile salts, and shows a greater ability to adhere to intestinal epithelial cells than other strains of bacteria. So has the capacity of permanent colonization of the gastrointestinal tract. L. casei produces substances that inhibit the development of many of our health-threatening bacteria, including strains of Clostridium Pseudomonas, Staphylococcus and Enterobacteriacae. This does not inhibit the development of other types of lactic acid bacteria

The population of intestinal bacteria is ten times larger than the size of our cells in the body and consists of 400 different strains. It is easy to realize the importance and impact that microorganisms can have on our health. In the final section of the large intestine and excrement - or stool, is about one trillion different bacteria in one gram of colon contents or feces. Calculated that the average healthy human colon is about 1 kilogram of bacteria. These bacteria belong to different species, not just those that harm, but those that heal. Fifty percent of fecal mass is formed from living microorganisms. Factors stabilizing the proper multiplication of bacteria in the gut are - soluble and insoluble fiber, which are the backbone building blocks of plants.

Lactic acid bacteria - Lactobacillus acidophilus colonize the human intestine and adult intestine Biphidobacterium small children on a diet of milk and adults consuming milk. Disorders in the quantitative composition of these beneficial bacteria to our health for pathological strains of the genus - Proteus, Clostridium, Staphylococcus, Escherichia coli, Salomonella, Shigella may present with abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, bloating, diarrhea or constipation stool. Some strains of these bacteria can produce toxins, causing the death of the mucosal cells lining the intestinal wall from the inside to form erosions and some may produce carcinogenic compounds. A good example is the bacterium Helicobakter pylori, whose metabolic activity leads to chronic gastritis, duodenal ulcers and in a few cases of gastric cancer.

Most bacteria lactobacilli exhibits antagonistic activity against certain pathogenic bacteria. Particularly active in the production of antibacterial substances in relation to the strains of bacteria that cause food poisoning shows producing Lactobacillus acidophilus: acidolinę, acidofilinę, laktacynę and laktocydynę. Thanks to these properties govern the composition of bacteria acidophil gastrointestinal microflora. Their antibacterial activity was used in medical practice. Preparations containing probiotic exhibit antitumor activity of the liver and large intestine, secreting substances protein - sugar (glycopeptides). Probiotic preparations for the operation it is also used in the treatment of neuromuscular disorders - psychological distress and associated liver cirrhosis (hepatic encephalopathy). This is a consequence of ammonia toxicity in the body that attracts a result of inability to neutralize the ammonia by the liver. They have the ability to inhibit the growth of pathological bacteria and fungal decay, contribute to the detoxification of metabolic products released by neutralization by ammonia and free phenol. It gets to be beneficial therapeutic effects in patients with diarrhea and purulent inflammation of the colon. Having a positive effect on the immune system, stimulating the immune response, or intensifying, thus increasing its resistance to pathogens. Assist the treatment of bronchial asthma, infectious diseases, respiratory diseases, allergic skin inflammation, fungal infection and urinary tract infections. Are involved in the production of vitamins - B1, B2, B12, nicotinic acid, folic acid, digestive enzymes, lactic acid, acetic, propionic and butyric acids and fatty acids, which are an energy source for cells throughout the colon and body. Stimulating peristalsis, facilitate digestion and absorption of nutrients and prevent constipation stool. Reduce the absorption of fatty compounds in the intestine, thus lowering overall cholesterol levels.

Unfavourable changes in the composition of intestinal microflora may result from:
antibiotics, sulfonamides and chemical pharmaceuticals, acute and chronic infectious diseases,

  • use of drugs that affect the quantity and acidity of gastric juice secreted,
  • taking hormonal preparations and gestegenów as contraceptives,
  • changes in diet on wysokowęglowodanową,
  • penetrate the gastrointestinal tract large amounts of pathological bacteria from the outside, weakening the immune system in acute and chronic diseases,
  • Interaction between bacteria,
  • emotional stress
  • X-ray irradiation,
  • hemioterapii in the process of cancer treatment.

The use of probiotics is becoming a very important part of a balanced diet. They can sometimes replace the function of antibiotics in the treatment of infectious diseases. It highlights in particular their selective bactericidal action, without fear of overdose and the unwanted side effects. They are used prophylactically, but mainly as a corrosion inhibitor before the so-called gut. dysbakteriozą - mutual unbalance the equilibrium composition of the bacterial flora of the colon. As a medicinal preparations may be useful in treating disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. They are not drugs in the strict sense of the word, because you can also buy them in stores. There are also medical preparations of oral or vaginal, also available at pharmacies without a prescription. May include in its composition varying number of active bacteria and vary their type, used to produce the product. The capsule may contain one - from 2 billion to 2 trillion bacteria. The type strains used determines the manufacturer of the drug. Choosing the product should be guided by the guidelines for their use.

Description of the Polish production of preparations available in pharmacies

Package includes 100 caps
Composition 1 capsule contains live cultures of acidophilus bacteria Lactobacilhus - 2 billion is necessary for the protection of beneficial intestinal bacteria, as well as reduce the risk of toxins in the gut.
Application - digestive problems, parasitic infections, promotes proper digestion, relieves abdominal pain (on a permanent basis indicated in children), anti-colic in infants (given a breastfeeding mother), eliminates bad breath, reduces body odor and foot effectively fights thrush, including genital (vaginal yeast, vaginal discharge, infertility, diseases of the ovaries, uterus and prostate), a highly indicated in pregnancy as a disease prevention prohibited and intoxication, enhances immunology, administered after antibiotic treatment, hormonal (oral contraceptive) , steroids and other drugs in chemotherapy, and that is required for all types of allergies, asthma, diseases of eyes, ears, sinuses, chronic colds in the upper respiratory tract and inflammation of the throat and enlarged tonsils, in diseases of the n of nutrients due to intestinal diseases (celiac disease, Crohn's disease - Crohn's disease, ringworm and parasites), and the excessive hair loss, while severe poisoning and diarrhea.
Dosage: prophylaxis - 1 capsule per 25 kg body weight / day, a healing caps per 10 kg body weight / day before meals.
Note - if diarrhea should take Acidophilus for 5 - 6 days to return to the normal intestinal flora. During treatment for serious fungal każenia (dermatological or gynecological problems), you should take Acidophilus combination with local treatment and continue for several months.

Form - 30 Tablets
Description - This robiotyki microorganizmy, which have a beneficial effect on the human body by providing an appropriate balance microflora inhabiting the digestive tract. Bion 3 is an innovative combination of three live cultures of probiotic bacteria (Lactobacillus gasseri, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium longum) with a comprehensive set of vitamins and minerals.

Form - capsules 20 pcs.
Ingredients - 1 capsule contains 1600 million strains LA-5 Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium BB 1912.
Action of freeze-dried capsules contain strains of probiotic bacteria constitute a dietary supplement in order to: ensure the correct state of microflora and processes occurring in the gastrointestinal tract, the recovery of bacteria during and after antibiotic treatment, improve bowel motility, alleviation of diarrhea of ??infectious and likely to occur when travel and related her diet, and in the presence of low immunity.
Indications - to prevent the adverse effects of antibiotics on intestinal bacterial flora, the prevention of gastrointestinal rozstrojowi as a result of travel and changes in diet and environment, complementing the body's bacterial flora.
Dosage - 1-3 capsules daily.
In order to prevent adverse effects of antibiotics on intestinal bacterial flora, 2-3 capsules per day shall be three hours after taking the antibiotic. Probiotic shall be for a week after the antibiotic treatment. During the trip three times a day, one capsule. Start taking two days before the scheduled departure and finish in two days. In children, the contents of the capsule can be dissolved in a little warm water.
Warnings - Not exceed the recommended daily servings for consumption. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet.

Colon C
Form - 180g
Composition - Colon C - is made from natural ingredients, to facilitate peristalsis. Daily dose of Colon C provides an adequate amount of fiber and provides przyjznych intestinal bacteria. Provision of probiotics in the diet is an important element supporting the stability intestinal environment.
Ingredients - plantain psyllium seed husks (Plantago psyllium), fructooligosaccharides, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus bifidus plantain psyllium seed husks provide fiber. It is insoluble plant fiber, which swells in the digestive tract. By increasing the volume, it stimulates the intestinal wall and move the work contained in their masses. The presence of fiber in the intestine promotes the development of friendly bacteria that affect the proper functioning of the whole organism. Fructooligosaccharides (prebiotics) in Colon C, are 100% plant origin. Research conducted in the U.S. and Japan have shown that fructo-oligosaccharides added to the diet alter the intestinal flora and increase the population of bacteria of the genus Lactobacillus.
How to use - It is recommended to use Colon C, 25-30 minutes before a meal. Before use, shake the container to thoroughly mix ingredients. 2 heaped teaspoons (10 grams) per day - one before breakfast and another before dinner. Mix with water or fruit juice and drink immediately. It is important to drink an extra glass of the preparation of water or juice. After two weeks of preparation can be reduced by half.
General - Colon because C is not absorbed by the body, it can be used daily. Adapting to the amount of daily needs, we provide our body with adequate amount of fiber.
Fluid intake - drink a day should be at least 250 ml of water or fruit juice for every 5g Colon C.

Indications: Support the body's natural immunity, prevention and treatment of diarrhea in antibiotic therapy (as a protective drug against nadkażeniami fungal and bacterial infections and gastrointestinal tract to facilitate the repopulation of the physiological bacterial flora), in the case of an increased risk of allergic reactions. Dosage: Oral. Infants and children up to 3 years of age - 1 capsule / sachet dziennie.Dzieci over 3 years of age - 2 capsules / sachets dziennie.W case of allergic reaction to medication administered for 6-8 weeks in order to assist the resistance - the 4-8 weeks and throughout the duration of diarrhea or antybiotykoterapii.Kapsułki may be swallowed whole with a glass of cold or lukewarm liquid (water, milk), or the content kapułki scatter and dissolve in cold or summer flows (water, milk or hypoallergenic recommended by doctor). The contents of the capsule can also be dissolved in the downloaded breast milk. The preparation should be consumed immediately after przygotowaniu.Zawartość sachet should be dissolved in cold or summer flows (water, milk or hypoallergenic recommended by your doctor). Sachets are indicated in particular for breastfed infants because it contains an additional source of carbohydrates, increasing the energy value of the child's diet. The preparation should be consumed immediately after przygotowaniu.Lek store from 5 to 22 o C. There is no need to store in the refrigerator.

Form - 10 capsules.
Composition - 1 capsule or a sachet contains 250 mg of lyophilized yeast strain Saccharomyces boulardii.
Indications - used for acute bacterial diarrhea, without blood running in the faeces and no significant reaction of the general, in addition to hydration in adults and children. Prevents the diarrhea associated with the use of antibiotics. Used as a supplement to antibiotic therapy in recurrent Clostridium difficile infections. Prevention of diarrhea occurring in enteral nutrition.
Action - Oral przeciwbiegunkowy measure. Sacharoimces boulardii is resistant to gastric juice and intestinal juice, immune to most antibiotics and sulfonamides. Preparation works in the intestine. It exerts antibacterial activity against Candida albicans and inhibits the effects of bacterial toxins. Produces B vitamins: vitamin B1, vitamin B2, pantothenic acid.
Application - a drug is administered orally, but in order to obtain the best effect should be avoided immediately after meals. The capsules should be swallowed with a drink płynem.wody capsule or sugar water, stir and drink.
Dosage - Adults and children orally 1 - 2 capsules or sachets per day. The capsules should be swallowed with liquid contents of the sachet should be mixed with a small amount of liquid and drink. Not recommended for use directly after meals. It should not be mixed with too hot fluids and food, or with alcohol. In the enteral nutrition treatment should be added to the mixture of food during its preparation.
Should not be administered concurrently with antibiotics, antifungals, and quinolones.

Form - 20 Capsules
Action - Fisioflor is a preparation containing seven strains of live cultures of bacteria (probiotics), which support the operation and restore the balance of bacterial flora in the gut, which ensure the proper functioning of the gastrointestinal tract. These bacteria prevent the development of micro-organisms, stimulate the immune system, improving peristalsis and digestion. Product composition of the concentrate supplements chicory root, which, thanks to the natural content of inulin acts as a prebiotic, which is a natural breeding ground for bacteria, which stimulates the development of friendly intestinal bacteria. No need to refrigerate.
Fisioflor is the largest commercially available dose of the bacteria in a capsule - 10 billion live bacteria cells. The daily dose provides up to 20 billion live bacteria. In order to maximize the action of microorganisms, Fisioflor, thanks to a special manufacturing technology consisting of the closure in the microcapsules, overcomes the barrier of gastric and retains the ability to reach the intestine unchanged.
Application - gastrointestinal infections, changing environmental conditions, change in diet, stress. It is recommended to be used preventively during antibiotic treatments, in order to protect against the effects of changes in bacterial flora. Can be used in children over 2 years old.
Dosage - recommended to take 2 capsules daily, preferably in the morning for a period of 8-10 days.
Adverse events - no.

Form - 12 lozenges
Composition - freeze-dried lactic acid bacteria Lactobacillus bulgaricus 7.6 x 106th Excipient: pectin.
Dosage - 2 - 4 tablets per day.
Storage - Store at 15 ° C-25 ° C. Preparation should be stored out of reach of children.
Indications - Lactoflor Bio Plus is recommended as preparation needed during the trip and the associated changes in diet - in functional disorders of the gut, in the acidic stomach, constipation stools, for people with elevated cholesterol levels, to assist the digestion of lactose, during and after treatment antibiotics to restore proper intestinal flora.

LaciBios femina
Form - 10 capsules.
Composition - Each capsule contains 5 billion (5 x 109) CFU of bacteria following 2 strains - Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1 Tim 50%, Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14TM 50%.
Dosage - orally, 1 capsule per day.
Storage - in a dry place at 6 - 8 ° C. Preparation should be stored out of reach of children.
Application - during and after antibiotic treatment to restore the proper bacterial flora of the vagina, bacterial infection as an auxiliary in the vagina, an adjunct at the secondary and recurrent bacterial and fungal infections of the genitourinary system, after surgery within the genitourinary system, for women in menopause for women attending the Swimming Pool, frequent travelers.

Form - 10 capsules.
Composition - One capsule contains 3 billion (3 x 109 CFU) of lactic acid bacteria strains of the following 5 - Lactobacillus acidophilus LA 5 20%, Lactobacillus delbrueckii ssp, bulgaricus LbY27 20%, Lactobacillus paracasei CRL 431 20%, Bifidobacterium animals BB 12 20% Streptococcus thermophilus StY31 20%.
Dosage - 1 capsule per day. Product can be used in children over 2 years old.
Use in Children - 1 capsule per day. Mix the contents of the capsule in sweetened, warm water or administered in the diet.
Note - it is advisable to take the preparation during a meal or 30 minutes. after a meal.
In the period of antibiotic preparation should take 3 hours after taking the antibiotic and continued for another week after antibiotic treatment.
Storage - in a dry place at 6 - 8 ° C. Preparation should be stored out of reach of children.
Indications - during and after antibiotic treatment to restore proper intestinal flora, in functional disorders of intestines, constipation stools, for people with elevated cholesterol levels, an adjunct in the states of lactose intolerance, diarrhea supportive of travelers.
Note - the product contains milk and its derivatives.

Form - 20 capsules. Capsule - not less than 100 million of lactic acid bacteria, Lactobacillus plantarum, lactose.
Action - its beneficial effects Nutriplant owes the presence of lactic acid bacteria - Lactobacillus plantarum, which regulates digestive counteract the change in composition of bacterial microflora protect it from drożdżycami and fungi. Nutriplant is a natural formulation available in a convenient form to receive the capsule. Nutriplant contains lactic acid bacteria Lactobacillus plantarum, which are characterized by high, reaching 75% survival in the gastrointestinal tract. Thanks to the ease of Lactobacillus plantarum colonizing the digestive tract, eliminating it undesirable bacterial microflora. Lactic acid bacteria influence extremely beneficial for our body - improving digestive protect him from many diseases. Increase the absorption of nutrients through our intestines, reducing blood cholesterol levels, reduce the activity of enzymes associated with the formation of tumors and stimulate the immune system. Improve peristalsis and most importantly, create a hostile environment pathogenic bacteria fouling, staphylococci and even salmonella. Quickly rebuilds the intestinal microflora after antibiotic treatment, relieving pain caused by chronic gastrointestinal disease, protect against fungi and drożdżycami digestive tract, relieves the discomfort caused by hyperacidity, flatulence and constipation, restores microflora after sterilization gastrointestinal tract, such as after surgical operations, improves peristalsis, prevents diarrhea .

Composition - Lacidofil in capsules is freeze-dried powder of the bacteria Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus rhamnosus. Each capsule contains 2 billion live cells, lactose, whey, and ascorbic acid.
Action - Lactobacillus acidophilus inhibits the growth of pathogenic microorganisms in the intestine, lowers cholesterol, reduces lactose intolerance, enhances the immune response against pathogens, digestion detoksyfikuje metabolites, initiates a reaction against the development of cancer through the release of cytokines and TNF-u. Lacidofil used in people suffering from dysbakteriozę and the first positive signs of his actions are visible after 2 - 3 days. Administered the drug for about two weeks, there has been so total intestinal colonization by bacteria.
Dosage - Lacidofil can be used in infants, children and adults. The capsules are easy to use in adults or older children. But we can not as such given the drug, eg to infants. In this case Lacidofil capsule can be opened and the contents mixed in sweetened water or given in the diet.
Medical - children and adults 1 - 2 capsules 3 times daily. Infants: 1 - 2 capsules daily, mix the contents in sweetened water or given in the diet.
Prophylactically - children, infants, adults -1 capsule a day with a meal or 30 minutes after a meal.
Application - help indigestion, abdominal pain and bloating caused by harmful bacteria, relieves constipation, maintains or restores the normal bacterial flora of the gastrointestinal tract, especially during or after antibiotic therapy, protects against gastrointestinal bacteria and horobotwórczych tanks, used to treat diarrhea and inflammatory bowel disease.

Inumax (prebiotic)
Form - 60 capsules.
Composition - Active ingredient: Inulin (soluble dietary fiber) 500 mg vitamin (vitamin B1, B2, B6, B12, folic acid, niacin).
Dosage - 3 capsules per day.
Storage - Store at 15 ° C-25 ° C. Preparation should be stored out of reach of children.
Action - stimulates the growth of friendly intestinal bacteria, and limits the growth of harmful intestinal flora, intestinal flora responsible rebuilds after antibiotic treatment (prebiotic effect), positively influences the metabolism of lipids (fats), helps weight loss, prevents constipation, lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease CVD, a positive effect on bowel functions, supplement vitamin deficiencies.

Form - 10 Capsules
ProBacti4 Enteric capsules contain the formula four strains of lactic acid bacteria which restores normal bacterial flora in the gastrointestinal tract.
Composition - One capsule contains 3 billion lactic acid bacteria following four strains: Lactococcus lactis PB 411 50%, Lactobacillus casei PB 121 25% Lactobacillus acidophilus PB 111 12.5% ??Bifidobacterium bifidum PB 211 12.5%.
Action - Lactic acid bacteria prevent the development of negative microorganisms and fungi. Enhance immunity and accelerate defecation. They are particularly recommended for: treatment antybiorykowej, weakening the body, infections, allergies, indigestion, hyperacidity, rozwolnieniach, travelers diarrhea, constipation, flatulence. Modern, fully natural Enteric coating, which are covered with a capsule ProBacti4 you take them at any time of day and provides 10-times more probiotic ability to survive in stomach acids than the normal capsule.
Dosage - 1 capsule per day with a glass of water at any time of day.

Biodiesel Balance (CaliVita)
ProbioBalance is a new supplement which provides for maintaining a healthy balance of intestinal microflora and the proper functioning of the gastrointestinal tract, the result also supports the immune system. ProbioBalance is a comprehensive formula that contains a 4 billion of three different species of probiotic bacteria: Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Bifidobacterium longum. ProbioBalance, in addition to natural bacteria, has been enriched with prebiotics (fructooligosaccharides - FOS). Prebiotics are resistant to digestion of food ingredients that are a perfect breeding ground for the probiotic microflora (especially when lacking the appropriate nutrients). The most commonly used are fructooligosaccharides, belonging to the group of carbohydrates (oligosaccharides). Fructo-microbial colonies protect against damage and stimulate their development.
Directions: 1 tablet daily between meals
One capsule contains probiotic cultures - 4000000000
Fructooligosaccharides - 25 mg

Form - 20 Capsules
Composition - the preparation of a new generation, contains freeze-dried capsules, three strains of lactic acid bacteria. Thanks to special technology of drug production bacteria safely pass through the acidic environment of the stomach. This medicine is to regenerate and restore normal development possibilities of the intestinal flora lowers the pH in the digestive tract by producing lactic acid and prevents the settling and development of pathogenic microorganisms. The composition of bacteria in Trilac has been carefully selected. Lactobacillus acidophilus colonizes and multiplies in the small and large intestines creating favorable conditions for the development of Bifidobacterium bifidum. Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus is not a natural constant intestinal flora, but it is important to the human gut environment. Because it produces a natural antibiotic properties of compounds. All three of these bacterial strains in Trilac, produce, lactic acid, which lowers the pH in the digestive tract and prevents the growth of pathogenic microorganisms.

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