Live microbes which one takes in capsule form as a food supplement. Acidophilus is the main bacteria strain found in probiotics, the most important of which is Lactobacillus acidophilus. Probiotics encourage the growth and colonization of healthy bacteria in the intestines. Healthy gut flora is essential to proper digestion and can be beneficial in treating acid reflux.
A good probiotic should contain at least 5 billion microorganisms in each capsule. Acidophilus is the most common strain, however, there are many other beneficial bacteria. The better probiotics contain FOS (fructooligosaccharides), which is a probiotic enhancer in the form of carbohydrate food helping to increase their numbers in the body. In treating acid reflux, digestive enzymes should be taken in conjunction with probiotics. Good quality yogurts and buttermilk contain acidophilus.
Probiotics in combination with Digestive Enzymes is one of the most important natural remedies for the treatment of acid reflux.