Many studies have demonstrated that the proliferation of healthy intestinal flora in the bowel provides many benefits for overall health. A bowel colonized with friendly flora will maintain a proper pH, will utilize the vitamins, minerals, and proteins present, will stimulate the formation of antibodies which support a strong immune system, and will bind the toxic elements in fecal material.
Within minutes of a rectal infusion of these friendly flora, they coat and begin colonizing the intestinal mucosa, creating a barrier against invasion by disease causing bacteria. They compete with undesirable organisms for available nutrients, and increase production of lactic acid and short chain fatty acids, which increases absorption of essential nutrients. They reduce oxidation, deconjugate bile acids, and degrade bacterial toxins. They also produce their own antibiotic substances such as acidophillin, bifidin, and hydrogen peroxide. In short, bowel reflorastation provides a veritable army, many billions strong, of microscopic regulators to help restore and protect whole body balance.
Here’s what they do:
Lactobacillus Acidophilus: stimulates peristalsis, produces DL-lactic acid which is bacteriostatic to pathogens, including yeast, produces antibiotic substances antagonistic to toxic bacteria, relieves GI distress caused by bloating, colitis, constipation, diarrhea, enteritis, flatulence, and itching. It also assists in producing lactase and digesting nutrients.
Lactobacillus Brevis: Enhances the body’s immune defense by increasing the natural ability to produce alpha interferon, Natural Killer cell activity, and enzyme activity.
Lactobacillus Rhamnosus: Produces L (+) lactic acid, which is ten times more prolific than L. acidophilus. It acidifies and protects the small intestines against toxins, creates the anaerobic condition conducive to successful colonization of bifidobacteria, prevents and inhibits growth of uropathogens, including candida, e-coli, hemophilus vaginalis and trichomonas vaginalis.
Lactobacillus Salivarius: Normalizes the intestinal pH, completes the breakdown of undigested proteins, renders putrefying pathogens inert, reduces constipation, effects of food poisoning, intestinal blockages, malabsorption and bowel transit time. It increases pancreatic function, produces and utilizes vitamins, helps produce lactase, and stimulates the formation of antibodies.
Lactobacillus Sporogens: Produces L (+) lactic acid, survives gastric acidity for a very favorable proliferation rate, reduces “nonspecific vaginitis”, reduces diarrhea, maldigestion, ammonia production in, and absorption through, the gut. It facilitates ammonia excretion from the gut, and facilitates ammonia excretion from the blood into the gut. It helps decrease serum lipid levels of hyercholesterolemic patients.
Bifidobacteria: Produces L (+) lactic acid and acetic acid, produces formic acid from fermentable carbohydrates, reduces putrefaction , balances acidity of small and large intestines, inhibits toxic bacteria and ammonia production, produces B vitamins and corrects vitamin K deficiency, reestablishes healthy vaginal flora.