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Streptococcus thermophilus

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What is Streptococcus thermophilus?

Streptococcus thermophilus is a bacterium that is frequently used in the production of yogurt, cheeses, and other dairy products. It is used to help break down the sugar in milk, also known as lactose, into lactic acid, which is what gives yogurt its characteristic sour taste and texture.[1]

There are trillions of bacterial cells in your intestines, which play an important role in keeping you healthy. They break down food, prevent harmful bacteria from taking over the gut, and even help the body absorb some key nutrients.

When the balance of healthy microorganisms in the body is thrown off due to poor diet, illness, or even antibiotic use, probiotic supplements can be used to help restore balance. 

Probiotics, like Streptococcus thermophilus, are live microorganisms that help to keep the gut and the rest of the body working well. This particular probiotic is known to have a wide range of health benefits.

Streptococcus thermophilus Benefits and Uses

Streptococcus thermophilus supplements are used for many reasons. Many people find that using Streptococcus thermophilus supplements are effective in promoting healthy bowel movements, especially in people with certain types of chronic diarrhea.

Antibiotics don't just kill the harmful bacteria that are causing an infection; they also destroy the beneficial organisms living in the gut. Streptococcus thermophilus use after or during antibiotic treatment can help to keep the gut colonized with healthy bacteria and promote normal bowel movements.

In addition, the ability of Streptococcus thermophilus to break down lactose makes it easier for some people with lactose intolerance to digest dairy products.[2]

Streptococcus thermophilus probiotics have many other benefits, including:

  • Promoting digestive functioning
  • Helping to reduce the symptoms of diarrhea
  • Aiding in improved digestion of lactose
  • Promoting immune system functioning
  • Improving probiotic flora in the gut[3] [4]

Streptococcus thermophilus Side Effects/Overdose

There are some side effects that have been associated with the use of probiotics and Streptococcus thermophilus. These side effects may include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Rashes

While they might be uncomfortable, these side effects are usually minor and disappear within a week or two after you start taking probiotics. In fact, these symptoms can mean that the beneficial organisms are actually colonizing your gut.

Streptococcus thermophilus Overdose

There is virtually no risk of overdosing on Streptococcus thermophilus or other probiotics. Starting on too high of a dosage can make it more likely that you will have stomach discomfort. If you find that you are having side effects, try decreasing your dosage until your body adjusts and then increase the dose slowly. Make sure to stay hydrated by drinking enough water throughout the day as well.

People who are immunocompromised should consult a physician before taking probiotics.

Buy Streptococcus thermophilus

DrFormulas™ is proud to offer pure Streptococcus thermophilus in many of their digestive health supplements. The DrFormulas™ Nexabiotic® Advanced Multi-Probiotic features 23 different strains of probiotics, including doctor recommended Saccharomyces boulardii, Bifidobacterium infantis, and Lactobacillus acidophilus, for an incredible total of 17.25 billion CFUs per capsules at the time of manufacture. This combination of high quality probiotics has been shown to promote a healthy digestive balance and boost your immune system.

All DrFormulas’ products are made under FDA Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) guidelines so you can be assured that the probiotic you are taking is safe and effective.

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