Acidophilus Pearls

Enzymatic Therapy Acidophilus Pearls are a very popular, small, easy to take capsule. These acidophilus supplements come in 4 different enzymatic therapies.

  • Acidophilus Pearls
  • Pearls Immune
  • Pearls YP
  • Pearls IC

Enzymatic Therapy advertising states these pearls give you the goodness of yogurt in a capsule! Now without knowing the strains of probiotic in them that's hard to comment on - but as both Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are such good bacteria I'm sure that they do.

Certainly a lot of people love them.

A big plus for many people is the small size of the "pearl" which makes swallowing easier. They are so small - about a quarter of an inch round - that you can just swallow it down with a mouthful of food. Don't bite them as they come with a coating that allows the beneficial bacteria to survive their journey through to the intestine.

You can buy acidophilus pearls here.

In each of these supplements is Lactobacillus acidophilus as well as various types of Bifidobacteria and as these are the most numerous type of bacteria in the human intestines, even without knowing the strains, one could reasonably assume that these four products would do you good and not do you any harm.

Acidophilus Pearls get excellent reviews from Amazon customers which is a good sign. They're obviously helping many folk with gastrointestinal problems.

They are all dairy free, yeast free, wheat free and gluten free.



Product Name Bacteria Quantity cfu
Acidophilus Pearls Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium longum 1 billion
Pearls Immune Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus plantarum, Bifidobacterium lactis, Bifidobacterium longum 1 billion
Pearls YP Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus rhamnosus 1 billion
Pearls IC Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium breve, Bifidobacterium lactis, Bifidobacterium longum 1 billion


Reviews of Acidophilus Pearls

Sometimes there is nothing quite so helpful as reading about someone else's experience.

Lisa said:

'I've been taking them for about 2 1/2 weeks now and I LOVE THEM!!! I was always bloated and gassy and now, nothing! I'm so regular, no constipation, or anything. I feel like a new person. Thanks!'

There is a VERY interesting review on the Amazon page - Deanna September 20, 2008 - who wrote, and I quote - "have spent years battling with doctors over what 'disease' I have..Crohn's/IBS/Celiac?? I suffered greatly for over 25 years with raging bouts of cramps and diarrhea. If I took Lomotil or Immodium, they would either not work or cause constipation and even more bloating and gas." You can read her full testimonial but to cut a long story short, she began taking these Acidophilus Pearls and, again in her own words, "After so many years of suffering, I'm simply flabbergasted that something this simple (and cheap) would solve both our problems so quickly. We found that it took about a week for optimal results. "

A number of woman have found Acidophilus Pearls very helpful against yeast infection. "... after 2 weeks my yeast infection did die down" and "Whenever I feel a yeast infection coming on, I swallow two a day for a while, and it seems to do the trick." However it hasn't worked for everyone - "I haven't seen any change in my problems with yeast infections"

And a number about dairy intolerance - "I can tolerate dairy more than I could before. I was vegan and more so because, the dairy did not agree with me than for other reasons. Now, if I want to have a pizza I can" and "Within 15 days I am all better! I still can't beleive it. I am eating pizza and ravioli."

Crohn's disease - "started working after 4-5 days. They don't cure Crohn's but they sure help. I am regular now and go to the toilet once a day every morning. I tolerate high fiber foods and milk products a lot better now." And "started taking an Align probiotic in the morning and a Pearls probiotic in the evening (plus watching my diet and taking fish oil supplements). Since making that change, I have had no problem with my Crohn's at all."

Mixed bag on IBS - some negative: "I am now into my third week and still no results" and "These may be good for people with MILD issues, but not for those with bad IBS; the kind where you plan your daily activities around the availability of restrooms. ALIGN works much better, although it is quite expensive."

But also some positive reviews for IBS - "would recommended this product to any one who is diagnosed with IBS"

After antibiotics - "These little pills not only completely normalized my digestive system, they also made a significant improvement in my skin!"

Bloating and "big stomach" - "after a couple of weeks that my stomach was smaller and that I never bloat anymore" and "a top-notch anti-indegestion, gas, and bloating product"

Look - they don't work for everyone - nothing does - but with around 800 reviews and still on a four and half star average these Acidophilus Pearls have a huge fan base. Most of the reviews are coming from Amazon verified purchasers which is always a good sign.

And one thing everyone agrees on you won't find a better price for these pearls than at Amazon.


Acidophilus Pearls

This popular product claims to "support the overall health of the intestinal tract".

I'm assuming that Enzymatic Therapy Pearls popularity means that many people find it does just that.

Acidophilus Pearls contains 1 billion colony forming units of unspecified strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium longum.

Lots of people use them when traveling because they're small (about the size of a pea) and don't need to be refrigerated and many of these travelers are getting good results at avoiding stomach problems.

Some women find Acidophilus Pearls helpful to prevent yeast infection after taking antibiotics.

Reviews indicate they are also helpful for people that fluctuate between diarrhea and constipation. Recommended to a colon cancer survivor by his surgeon. Numerous reviews on helping with gas and bloating.

Lactobacillus acidophilus has been revered as a health enhancing bacteria for more than a century and is found in the gastrointestinal tract, the mouth and the vagina.

Lactobacillus acidophilus produces lactic acid and hydrogen peroxide which make your intestinal tract less desirable to pathogens.

Taken by mouth L acidophilus has helped some women with vaginal infections although there are other Lactobacilli species that are much more beneficial for that. It also produces Vitamin K and anti-microbial substances.

L. acidophilus produces lactase which is the enzyme that breaks down the sugar in milk. This is why yogurt can often be eaten by lactose intolerant people.

Bifidobacterium longum is often the most numerous bacteria in the human intestinal tract. It helps keep the digestive system in good order, blocks the growth of harmful bacteria, and boosts the immune system.

Acidophilus Pearls also contains palm oil, gelatin,vegetable glycerin, soy lecithin and pectin.


Pearls Immune

Each capsule contains 1 billion colony forming units of unspecified strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus plantarum, Bifidobacterium lactis and Bifidobacterium longum.

This product also contains Lactoferrin which has antimicrobial properties against bacteria,virus and fungi. It helps the immune system by preventing free radical damage and increasing the natural killer cell activity.

Pearls Immune also contains palm oil, gelatin,vegetable glycerin, soy lecithin and pectin.

It is sugar, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, salt, artificial coloring, artificial flavoring and preservative free.


Pearls YP

Pearls YP (Yeast Balance) have got some good reviews on Amazon for complaints such as BV, yeast infection and urinary tract infections. Seems to be a good one for the ladies.

It contains 1 billion colony forming units of unspecified strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus plantarum and Bifidobacterium longum . These are the same bacteria as the Acidophilus Pearls but in twice the number.

It also contains vegetable oil (palm and coconut), gelatin, vegetable glycerin, soy lecithin, and pectin.


Pearls IC

The product claim for Pearls IC (intensive care) is "long term colon health" and "maximum control of gas bloating and occasional constipation".

Pearls IC contains 1 billion colony forming units of unspecified strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Bifidobacterium longum, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium lactis, and Bifidobacterium breve.

I'm hampered by not knowing the strain but some strains of L rhamnosus and B lactis have a very good track record with diarrhea in children. And L acidophilus, L longum and L breve are all in a popular probiotic supplement (but in much higher dose and combined with other bacteria) that has been proven to help with various intestinal troubles such as chemo induced diarrhea, pouchitis and ulcerative colitis.

So these lactic acid producing bacteria come from the right families for intestinal health but without studies done on the product no firm conclusions can be made.

Certain strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus, L rhamnosus and B lactis taken together can improve immune function.

One billion colony forming units does not sound a lot considering there are six different types of bacteria in Pearls IC.

Having said that, it has over 150 reviews on Amazon and clearly has found favour with many people.

Also contains palm oil, gelatin, vegetable glycerin, soy lecithin, and pectin.


Where the Pearls loose a little shine

Although each of these 4 Acidophilus Pearls contain different beneficial bacteria, without knowing what strain the bacteria are it is hard to know exactly HOW beneficial they are. Probiotics must be identified by strain so, for me, one major improvement of this product would be to name the strains.

That said, these four products from Enzymatic Therapy look useful with some people having a VERY positive result with them.

L acidophilus is sometimes incorrectely written as acidophilis, acidopholus, acidophillus or acidopholis - all wrong, I'm afraid! Remember, there are no double consonants and it has 2 "eyes" (i) - that's how I remember the spelling.