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Acidophilus (Lactobacillus Acidophilus) AR
Acidophilus is a probiotic bacteria which is commonly found in yogurt. Probiotic bacteria survive digestion in the stomach and help maintain the balance of ‘good bacteria’ in the lower parts of the intestinal tract. A good balance of ‘friendly’ bacteria in the intestine reduces the risk of health problems.
As the name indicates, they are substances that are added to food to improve its appearance or to preserve its taste and quality. Additives have been used for centuries and some of them are natural such as vinegar, salt and vitamin C. Food additives are listed on the food labels in the ingredient list and can be identified by numbers. The addition of additives to foods is normally regulated by recognized agencies such as the Unites States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Anemia indicates a decrease in the number of red blood cells (RBC) in the blood or less than normal amount of haemoglobin in the RBC's. Haemoglobin transfers oxygen from the lungs to all body cells where it is used to produce energy and give the skin its healthy color. So when a deficiency exists, less oxygen is transported to body cells which will make us feel unpleasant symptoms such as tiredness, pale skin, less concentration and headaches.
Antioxidants are compounds that help to protect the body against damage caused by free radicals. The body produces its own antioxidants and they are also found in foods such as fruits and vegetables, tea, coffee and dark chocolate. Common antioxidants are vitamins C, E and A and phyto chemicals like polyphenols. Eating a diet rich in antioxidants is beneficial for health and well being.
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Vitamins are essential micronutrients that are used in the body for a variety of processes. They are classified into two groups - fat soluble and water soluble. The fat soluble vitamins are vitamins A, D, E and K. The B group vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B12), folate, biotin and vitamin C are water soluble vitamins.