The DDS acidophilus strain is a well researched and highly stable strain of Lactobacillus acidophilus.
In common with most strains of L acidophilus the DDS strain produces enzymes to digest protein, fat, and lactase; produces B vitamins, folic acid and B-12; and produces hydrogen peroxide to fight bacteria and yeast overgrowth. It creates natural antibiotics and supports the gastrointestinal tract and immune system.
So how does this DDS strain differ? It has been in a number of reputable scientific trials and studies, in contrast to many strains in supplements which have not. It is listed as having had "very promising clinical and research studies" by a respected microbiologist (Professor Huffnagle)in the areas of gastrointestinal health and general health. The strain DDS-1J has had good results against Helicopacter pylori1.
Health wise, it will do everything for you that you expect L. acidophilus to do and it will also do a whole lot more.
These are manufacturers who make a product containing this strain.
Multidophilus plus DDS-1 4 90 Capsules Contains over 1 billion each of Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, an unnamed strain of L acidophilus, B bifidum and L bulgaricus.
The only brand I found that said how much of the DDS acidophilus strain you would get in their capsule. In my book - that counts for a lot!
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1. Chatterjee A, Yasmin T, Bagchi D, Stohs SJ. The bactericidal effects of Lactobacillus acidophilus, garcinol and Protykin compared to clarithromycin, on Helicobacter pylori. Mol Cell Biochem. 2003 Jan;243(1-2):29-35.