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Definition of the noun acidophilus

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  1. a bacterium that is used to make yogurt and to supplement probiotics

Alternative definition of the noun acidophilus


  1. A nickname for Lactobacillus acidophilus, one of the bacteria commonly used in fermenting yogurt.
  2. The “good bacteria” found naturally in the human stomach and intestines.

Phrases with acidophilus

  1. acidophilus milk
  2. Acidomyces Acidophilus
  3. Chironomus Acidophilus
  4. Thiobacillus Acidophilus
  5. lactobacillus acidophilus
  6. Sulfobacillus Acidophilus
  7. Species Chironomus Acidophilus
  8. Species Thiobacillus Acidophilus

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for acidophilus

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Google previewEssentials Of Food Science (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Acidophilus is a general name for a group of probiotics, often added to milk or sold as a capsule, which contains one or more of the following bacteria that aid in digestion: •Lactobacillus acidophilus•Lactobacillus casei (C)•Lactobacillus...

Google previewFundamentals of Food Biotechnology (2014)

by Byong H. Lee

acidophilus is a gram-positive, catalase-negative, rod-shaped bacterium, no gas from glucose or g1uconate, thiamine not required with adolase activity. It is facultative with best growth obtained in the absence of excess oxygen and with energy obtained through homofermentative metabolism of a variety of carbohydrates to mainly D-lactic acid. The optimum growth is between 35 and 38 ∘C, but grows at 45∘C with no growth at below 15∘C. This became an advantage when this ...

Google previewThe Psychobiotic Revolution (2017)

Mood, Food, and the New Science of the Gut-Brain Connection by Scott C. Anderson, John F. Cryan, Ted Dinan

acidophilus is the most popular bacteria in probiotic and psychobiotic formulations. It has a long history of safety and is found in fermented foods such as yogurt, sauerkraut, and kefir. It helps to prevent diarrhea and is useful in treating small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). It not only lowers inflammation but also increases opioid and cannabinoid receptors, acting as an analgesic and mitigating gut pain.18 L. acidophilus is a potent fighter against Campylobacter jejuni, ...

Google previewExtremophiles:Applications in Nanotechnology (2016)

by Sonia Tiquia-Arashiro, Debora Rodrigues

Lactobacillus acidophilus Lactobacillus acidophilus is a species of gram positive bacteria in the genus Lactobacillus. L. acidophilus is a homofermentative, microaerophilic species, fermenting sugars ...

Google previewBeneficial Microbes in Fermented and Functional Foods (2014)

by Ravishankar Rai V, Jamuna A. Bai

acidophilus is a Gram-positive, catalase- negative, rod-shaped bacterium, with no gas from glucose or gluconate, and thiamine is not required with adolase activity (Gilliland 1996). It is facultative with the best growth obtained in ...

Google previewEat This Because I Said So (2008)

by Chris Kitchen, Bev Hansen, Jane Thiel

Yogurt is packed full of live cultures called “acidophilus”. Acidophilus is a group of probiotics (or healthy bacteria) that aid ...

Google previewEXTREMOPHILES - Volume III (2009)

by Charles Gerday, Nicolas Glansdorff

acidophilus is a thermo-acidophile, though it is more thermophilic (maximum temperature +70 °C) and less acidophilic (pH limit +2) than the former bacterium. Phylogenetically, H. acidophilus is distant from all other acidophiles, being located in a deep-branching division of the domain Bacteria, close to the extremely thermophilic neutrophile Aquifex pyrophilus. 4.3. Iron- and Sulfur-Oxidizing Autotrophs 4.3.1. Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans At. ferrooxidans is the ...

Google previewThe Pocket Guide for HIV and AIDS Nursing Care (2007)

by Ansie Minnaar, Candice Bodkin

Acidophilus is an essential non-pathogenic bacteria that lives in the digestive tract. Acidophilus is vital for digestive function and aids with absorption. HIV and AIDS patients are susceptible to oral and oesophageal candidiasis. Acidophilus may prevent candiasis. Co-enzyme Q10 is a vitamin-like substance.

Google previewTwenty-First-Century Herbal Health and Wellness (2012)

by Robert C. Buchanan

Acidophilus is a probiotic pectin which is a vital friendly bacteria needed to strengthen the intestinal tract, which will fight against bad bacteria caused from a poor diet. It is beneficial for supporting a favorable healthy environment for nutrients as well as encourages intestinal micro-flora balance. It will also promote healthy function and strengthen the entire intestinal system, as well as help break down the nutrients you eat, in the healthiest possible way. ALPHA LIPOIC ...

Google previewThe Hot Detox Plan (2017)

Cleanse Your Body and Heal Your Gut with Warming, Anti-Inflammatory Foods by Julie Daniluk

Lactobacillus acidophilus is an important probiotic that can decrease polyps (which can be a precursor to cancers), adenomas and colon cancers. Since the digestive tract is an important component of the immune system ...

Google previewNatural Solutions to IBS (2013)

by Marilyn Glenville

Lactobacillus acidophilus is the main species of beneficial bacteria that colonizes the small intestines while the bifidobacterium are the main beneficial inhabitants of the large intestines. Unfortunately, the levels of these beneficial bacteria can be easily altered by certain factors. Taking certain drugs such as antibiotics, steroids, the Pill or HRT will reduce the levels of 'good' bacteria and a diet high in fat, sugar, alcohol and too little fibre will also do the same. Stress can alter this delicate ...

Google previewThe Probiotic Promise (2015)

Simple Steps to Heal Your Body from the Inside Out by Michelle Schoffro Cook

acidophilus is a strain of bacteria that is commonly found in yogurts with live cultures. It ferments milk sugars, known as lactose, along with many other sugars and carbohydrates. It also helps to break down gluten, a specific type of protein found in wheat, oats, rye, and many other grains.2 It is important to replenish L. acidophilus during and after antibiotic use. Lactobacillus brevis—The Booster of Anticancer Compounds L. brevis tends to adhere well to the intestinal walls, which means ...

Google previewCandida Albicans (2016)

Natural Remedies for Yeast Infection by Leon Chaitow

acidophilus is the presence in the intestine of a nonresident organism, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, one of the yogurt-making bacteria, together with Streptococcus thermophilus. Thus, supplementation with L . bulgaricus will have a prebiotic, or bifidogenic, effect in supporting the function of the normal flora.

Google previewLower Blood Pressure Without Drugs (2009)

by Roger Mason

Acidophilus is a pro-biotic supplement for all ages. Our digestive systems are generally in poor shape from our diet and life style.

Google previewPharmacy & Federal Drug Law Review: A Patient Profile Approach (2010)

by David C Kosegarten, Douglas J Pisano

II and III Lactobacillus acidophilus is an active culture that has ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Food and Nutrition (2014)

by David A. Bender

See also MILK, ACIDOPHILUS; PROBIOTICS. acidosis An increase in the acidity of blood plasma to below the normal range of pH 7.35–7.45. Respiratory acidosis is due to impaired exhalation of carbon dioxide; metabolic acidosis is due to overproduction of acids. See also ALKALOSIS; KETOACIDOSIS; LACTIC ACIDOSIS. acids, fruit Organic acids such as citric, malic, tartaric, etc., which give the sharp or sour flavour to fruits; often added to processed foods for taste. acidulants ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Dairy Sciences (2011)

acidophilus. in. Fermented. Dairy. Products. and. Human. Health. Eli Metchnikoff, a Nobel Prizewinning Russian scientist, is credited with initiating the concept of the benefits of ingestion of lactic acid bacteria in human health. This concept has given rise to a new field of research termed as ' probiotics'. The most accepted definition of probiotics is “live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host”. Many strains of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of AIDS-Related Terminology (2012)

by Jeffrey T Huber, Mary L Gillaspy

acidophilus: Bacteria most commonly found in yogurt that , when ingested, helps restore "good" bacteria that are essential for the digestive process, yet may be compromised or even eliminated by antibiotics taken either indiscriminately or over a long period of time. Also promotes the prevention of candidiasis, or thrush. acidophilus milk: Milk fermented by lactobacillus acidophilus ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Alternative & Complementary Medicine (2010)

Subjective health care viewed with an objective eye by Joseph Segen

acidophilus. see Lactobacillus acidophilus. aconite. Herbal medicine Aconitum napellus, friar's cap, monkshood, wolfsbane Given aconite's toxicity, it is not used in herbal medicine; in homeopathy, the concentration of aconite is extremely low Toxicity Anxiety, blurred vision, burning, cardiac arrhythmias, chest pain, diaphoresis, dyspnea, headache, hypotension, hypothermia, impaired speech, muscular weakness, nausea, paresthesias, vertigo, vomiting, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Dietary Supplements (Print) (2004)

by Paul M. Coates, M. Coates Paul, Marc Blackman, Marc R. Blackman, Gordon M. Cragg, Mark Levine, Jeffrey D. White, Joel Moss, Mark A. Levine

acidophilus and bifidobacteria strains in humans may remain stable lifelong. With lac- tobacilli particularly, some succession of strains may be caused by transient species derived from food or from the oral cavity.[2] Multiple combinations of lacto- bacilli and bifidobacteria abound in the intestinal tracts ...

Google previewThe Daily Telegraph: Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals& Herbal Supplements (2012)

by Sarah Brewer

Lactobacillus acidophilus) naturally found in the vagina which help to keep diseasecausing organisms such as Candida at bay. An inborn error of biotin metabolism may also be involved. Some women suffer repeated bouts, which may be due to slightly reduced levels of iron needed by white blood cells to make the chemicals used to destroy opportunistic infections such as these. This can be diagnosed ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements (2004)

by Tova Navarra

acidophilus ( Lactobacillus acidophilus) A bacterium occurring naturally in the intestines that assists in the digestion of proteins, reduces blood cholesterol levels, fights fungal infections and augments nutrient absorption and distribution. Acidophilus also helps the body combat ...

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