Acidophilus (Lactobacillus acidophilus) Overview Lactobacillus acidophilus is a member of the Lactobacillus genus of bacteria. These bacteria can be found in the mouth, intestine, and vagina. L. acidophiluscolonizes most densely in the small intestines, where it helps maintain the intestinal wall healthy and supports overall digestive function.
L. Acidophilus Powder, Strain LA-14
Our probiotic formulations do NOT contain dairy, sugar, gluten, soy, casein, yeast, artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, FOS or any Genetically Modified or engineered ingredients.
Below is a table of all the allergens that are NOT present in any of our probiotic formulations.
GMO status All our probiotic powders do not consist of, nor contain, nor is produced from genetically modified organisms according to the definitions of Regulation (EC) 1829/2003 and Regulation (EC) 1830/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2003.
Dosage and Strorage Tips
Start with one adult scoop (0.8 gram, 224 billion cfu’s) of the probiotic powder first thing in the morning on an empty stomach (30 minutes prior to eating). Dissolve the powder in a glass of de-chlorinated water and drink it. Do this ONCE a day only. Stay at this dosage for about 3-5 days.
If you are not happy with the results, raise the dosage to two scoops a day, one in the morning and one at bedtime. After one week go to three scoops a day if you still are not getting the expected results. The highest dosage we recommend is four adult scoops a day. You can always lower the dosage or stop taking probiotics for a few days. You may also visit our Dosage Suggestions section to more info.
Start with one baby scoop (0.1 gram, 25 billion cfu’s) of the probiotic powder first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Dissolve the powder in a glass of water and drink it. Stay at this dosage for about 3-5 days.
If your child is not getting the expected results raise the dosage to one scoop in the morning and one scoop at bedtime. Stay at this dosage for one week. If you are still not happy with the results go up to 2 scoops in the morning and 2 scoops at bedtime. You can always lower the dosage or stop taking probiotics for a few days. NOTE:
Every digestive system is unique like a fingerprint. You need to find the dosage that best suits YOU or your child. It may be one, two, three or even six scoops a day depending on age and the desired result. This gradual increase in dosage is a good way to find the optimum dosage.
Our probiotic supplements are temperature stable for 2-3 weeks without refrigeration. We have done 2 year temperature stability testing on our probiotics . We overdesign our probiotics so that the loss will not effect the potency indicated on the label. One can travel with our probiotics for 2-3 weeks without refrigeration. It is best however to keep probiotics refrigerated for optimum potency. Below is our 2 year temperature stability study for your information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Why are we called Custom Probiotics?
A. We can make a custom blend of any of the single strains that we carry on the website to be added to any of our formulations.
Q. What are Probiotics and how do they work?
A. According to the currently adopted definition by FAO/WHO, probiotics are: “Live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host.” For more info click here. Probiotics are the “good” bacteria that inhabit the digestive system naturally. Antibiotics, infection, bad diet, and stress negatively affect the intestinal microflora. The proper dosage of probiotics will be of great help in normalizing the flora in the digestive system, and hence improve digestive and immune response.
Q. Do your products contain any dairy or gluten?
All of our products are dairy and casein free, hypoallergenic, and do not contain any artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, sugar, gluten, soy or FOS. They do not utilize milk, milk derivatives, galacto oligosaccharides (GOS) or inulin as added ingredients in the fermentation media.
Q. Should I follow a certain diet while taking probiotics?
A. A lot of our clients have Candida, Autism, food allergies and other digestive issues. Therefore it is best to use a sugar-free and natural food diet with a lot of vegetables, fibers, and some fish and chicken. This is because Candida and bad bacteria grow on sugar. Therefore proper diet and nutrition are very important.
Q. What are cfu’s?
A. Colony Forming Units. It’s the bacterial count of probiotics.
Q. How do I know I’m getting the specified amount of cfu’s?
A. We do independent lab testing on our probiotics to verify the bacterial count at the time of sale. Although the count is higher at the time of production, the count on the label is the count at time of expiration, which is one year from the date of manufacture.
Q. What is a good dosage?
A. Dosage varies from person to person based on the severity of their situation. These dosages vary from 25 billion cfu’s per day up to 800 billion cfu’s per day. Low dosage probiotics will have limited health benefits. You will need a higher potency in order to achieve the desired results. Many of our customers have used other probiotic brands with minimal results due to low potency. Click here for more detailed dosage suggestions.
Q. How would I know whether to get 50 grams or 100 grams?
A. It depends on how much you need and how quickly you will go through it. 100 grams is more cost effective. If one uses one adult scoop (200 billion cfu’s) per day of our probiotic powder, 100 grams will last 4 months.
Q. What time of day should I take probiotics? And can I take them with other medications, vitamins or antibiotics?
A. Probiotics are best taken on an empty stomach first thing in the morning and/or at bedtime. A lapse of 30-45 minutes before or after a meal is also recommended. If you are taking antibiotics you should have a 2-hour gap before or after taking the probiotics.
Q. What is the maximum amount of capsules or scoops I can take a day?
A. Dosage varies from person to person. Depending on the condition, if you are taking our Adult Formula CP-1, 8 capsules is the maximum amount to take a day (equivalent to 400 billion cfu’s). If you are taking our powders, the maximum amount is 4 adult scoops a day (equivalent to 800 billion cfu’s).
Q. How long will a 50 gram or a 100 gram powder last me?
A. 50 grams is equivalent to 60 adult scoops. Each adult scoop measures 0.8 grams (equivalent to 200 billion cfu’s). If you take one adult scoop a day 50 grams will last 2 months while 100 grams will last 4 months. We also include a child scoop measuring 0.1 gram equivalent to 25 billion cfu’s. 8 baby scoops are equivalent to 1 adult scoop.
Large scoop 100 grams (200 billion cfu’s)
Large scoop 50 grams
Small scoops 100 grams (25 billion cfu’s)
2 baby scoops/day
Small scoops 50 grams
2 baby scoops/day
Q. Why do some people get a “die-off” reaction?
A. “Die-off” reaction is due to a “war” between the ingested probiotic good bacteria and the bad bacteria in the digestive system. The more the imbalance of intestinal flora and the higher the dosage of probiotics taken, the higher the “die-off” reaction can be. That is why our dosage protocol is to go up in dosage gradually.
Q. What happens if the probiotics stay out of the refrigerator for a few days?
A. The loss is very minimal. We have done 2 year temperature stability testing on it. We overdesign our probiotics so that the loss will not effect the potency indicated on the label. One can travel with our probiotics for 2-3 weeks without refrigeration. It is best however to keep probiotics refrigerated for optimum potency.
Q. Why aren’t Custom Probiotics enteric coated?
A. The argument for the need of enteric coating is mainly marketing. It is true that in the laboratory one can demonstrate enhanced survival to acidic conditions when you compare powder vs. enterically coated capsules, however the need for that to achieve efficacy is not demonstrated. Our clinical trials have not been performed with enterically coated capsules, however efficacy is noted. Our strains are also pre-selected for excellent acid/bile tolerance and the capacity to survive intestinal transit. And for the last 11 years we have obtained excellent results from all our clients worldwide.
Q. Do probiotics help with parasites?
A. Yes and no. It is best to kill the parasites first with prescription drugs or certain natural foods and supplements. Garlic, papaya seeds, pumpkin seeds, fibers (such as bentonite clay and psyllium husk) are helpful in killing the parasites. A sugar-free diet, junk food-free diet is essential. Normally probiotics are used after parasites are brought under control. Dosage is important. We suggest high dosages of probiotics.
Hi there Harry,
I wanted to share my testimonial with you. I and my family have easily referred at least 20 people to Custom Probiotics.
I was very sick with gut Candida, an ulcer caused by h. Pylori along with a weakened immune system. I was getting sick ALL the time. I had nearly constant nausea and stomach pain. Since starting the probiotics over a year ago I've been diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis which explained my weakened immune system. My mom spent a good amount of time researching natural ways to help me. She found and bought the 11 Strain antibiotic recovery Custom Probiotics for me. I started taking them and within a few days I started feeling drastically better. It was truly amazing.
These probiotics are expensive but for me they have been absolutely invaluable. They've been the single most important thing I've done to regain my health and vitality. Anyone with gut or immune issues should get these. You absolutely will not regret it! I cannot recommend more highly.
Thank you for creating such a wonderful product, Harry! It has helped me so much.
All my best,
After being on your 11 strain probiotic for almost 3 years now I decided to go up higher past 450 Billion as i could not take anymore due to constipation. But then i was able to go up again and all of a sudden the fungus that was in my body for 6 years started coming out!!! Long white strands out of my digestive track in my bowels and peeing out tons of foamy little strands of fungus. It just keeps coming out. I am so happy!!! Your probiotic is the best in the world! I will stay on your probiotic for life but also want to make yogurt as i found the secret to healing all diseases is to take Trillions of probiotic daily.
I have suffered for years with chronic intestinal problems. The doctors answers for all my problems and symptoms was antibiotics. I have had so many rounds of antibiotics it is frightening. In May 2015 I was rushed to the hospital to discover that I had diverticulitis. I was there for four days and they loaded me again with antibiotics, intravenously giving them to me every hour on the hour for four straight days. I am 54 and I own my own business and have to work if I want to eat. My health was exhausting me, chronically bloated, digestive issues, depression from the weight of how my body felt, I always felt sick, and of course I was having major problems having consistent bowel movements. My intestinal issues were truly getting in the way of living a productive life.
I was desperate to find something that could really work to help cure what was happening in my gut. I did not want another round of antibiotics because it was not curing the root problem.
A friend of mine suggested taking custom probiotics and I got them right when I left the hospital. I had taken over the years many other brands of probiotics so I was very sceptical that they would make a difference. I started taking them diligently day and night. I started a regimen of two scoops in the morning and two scoops at night, this was the 11-strain probiotic. Once I was hospitalized and I found out I had diverticulitis I was scared. I do many shows for my business and I rely on this income to survive, if I had another attack during a show I could stand to lose a lot of money. So my motivation for surviving was not just physical but it was economical. In about two months my bowel movements were very regular and there was no bloating. I do watch what I eat, I do not in general eat any sugar and I follow a low food map diet. I always ate pretty well but I am very careful now. Seven months later and I have not had any reoccurrences. I have two to three bowel movements a day, which is great for me, because in the past I was lucky to even have one. If you do not know anything about diverticulitis I will inform you. You have to carry around with you two to three different strains of antibiotics at all times and if you feel a pain starting to arise in your intestines on the left side you must instantly start taking the regimen of antibiotics. This is what I did, and I am no doctor but this worked for me. I had started to have real pain on my left side the exact pain that landed me in the hospital. So instead of taking the antibiotics I doubled my dose of probiotics for 3 days and gratefully my symptoms went away. This is fantastic I did not have to take antibiotics. They are great for curing once I. Awhile problems but taking the two or three times a year for years is just down right MADNESS!
I do not go anywhere without my custom probiotics. I now order the 11-strain and the 6- strain and I take 1 scoop from each bottle morning and night. I am so grateful to take these. I feel great!!!!! I am tired of doctors putting band aids on large problems and I feel like I have taken a huge step forward for being responsible for my own health.
Thank you Custom Probiotics
I wanted to write and let you know that my son who is 5 yrs old has had molluscum on his back for about a year now. I ordered myself the 11 strain powder for candida and so I decided to start him on it as well. After a few doctor’s appointments where they tell me nothing can really get rid of this virus and it can last up to 3 years I figured it can’t hurt to try it. It has been almost a month now and the virus is clearing up. I have included pictures of his back when I first started and what it looks like today. We are so excited we didn’t have to use the prescription that the doctor had given us and potentially burned his skin. So a BIG THANK YOU!! I know that a lot of kids suffer w/this condition, I hope you can put this out there so parents know there is a way to clear it up.
As for me, I have been seeing a specialist for my candida problem for months and nothing seemed to be helping me. It was the worst thing to be suffering with this problem and not having any relief. I call this pro-biotic my “miracle in a bottle”. For the first time in a very long time I am feeling so much better. I have been recommending this to all my friends! Thank you so much.
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