Welcome to my Cytoplan Acidophilus Plus Review. Acidophilus Plus is a probiotic capsule supplement. I received a bottle of Cytoplan Acidophilus Plus from Talk Health Partnership in exchange for a 100-300 word review. I’m under no obligation to post here, but because I’m finding these beneficial, I am sharing my review with you too. This post covers four key areas:
- What are Probiotics
- About Acidophilus Plus
- My Acidophilus Plus Review
- About Cytoplan
What are Probiotics?
The gut microbiome contains different strains of bacteria. Some bacteria are beneficial, some are harmful. Probiotic bacteria, often called “friendly bacteria” are essential to our wellbeing. Our gut bacteria can suffer imbalance or damage. This can happen due to stress, sickness, antibiotics, too much alcohol etc. Probiotics help to restore the natural balance of beneficial bacteria in your gut.
Probiotics may also help to increase immune cells in gut lining and reduce inflammation. Unfortunately, there isn’t much scientific research on this at present. Probiotic supplements are popular though, so increasingly there is more research into their health benefits. It’s important to note, research studies use different probiotics to those in supermarket yogurt or supplements. Also, not all of the studies are done on humans.
Many people with conditions such as IBS however, find probiotics are beneficial. For further information on this visit the NHS website. Probiotics can aid digestion and help maintain gut health, this is explained well by Harvard Medical School.
About Cytoplan Acidophilus Plus
Cytoplan Acidophilus Plus is a probiotic supplement containing nine different strains of bacteria. Specifically, they are: Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactococcus lactis, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus plantarum, Bifidobacterium breve, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium longum and Streptococcus thermophilus.
This blend of strains is particularly good for two reasons. First, it’s the ideal range for those aged 4 years to early 40s. Second, it works throughout the whole digestive tract (both small and large intestine). The strains are antibiotic resistant and able to survive the challenges of stomach acid and bile within the digestive tract. They are also stable at room temperature so they do not require refrigeration. This supplement is free from: GMO, gluten, wheat, soy, added sugar, flavourings and colourings.
Cytoplan Acidophilus Plus Review
I really like that this supplement comes in a vegetable cellulose capsule shell. This makes it easy to swallow. It also reduces the need for binding agents and other fillers which I don’t always tolerate. They are convenient to take because they come in a handy sized tub and don’t need refrigerating. Another plus for me is that it’s the ideal blend for my age group and has 9 different strains. Health benefits are strain specific, so I feel I’m maximising the benefits.
To ensure I fully felt the impact, I didn’t take a probiotic for two weeks before starting these. I take two a day, 30 mins after lunch and have just finished the bottle. Within a few days, I was less bloated. I also found that these support my bowel in its regularity, making it less sluggish. After about a week, it feels as though food travels a bit faster through my digestive system. As someone who has coeliac disease this is a great outcome!
It’s my first time taking a Cytoplan supplement and I’d consider taking others. The website is very informative and I’m impressed by the dedication to scientific selection of the best ingredients. Currently, there is a 3 for 2 promotion across their products. Cytoplan is a UK company but I can’t find any information about where the supplements are made. I checked both the website and the probiotic bottle. This isn’t a deal-breaker for me, but it does make me wonder why it’s not mentioned?
Cytoplan was founded in 1990 by nutrition scientists. They work closely with Doctors and scientists to produce products which are highly bio-effective. To ensure biological effectiveness and safety, they select nutrients in the same form as those found in food. This applies particularly to Cytoplan’s Food State and Wholefood supplements. A charitable organisation owns Cytoplan and regularly donates supplements to charities.