Affected by the new crown epidemic, immunity has become a hot word in recent years, and consumers are becoming more and more aware of improving immunity.
As demand for immune-boosting products rises, food manufacturers have the opportunity to innovate in immune-supporting ingredients and flavors, and some foods featuring raw ingredients such as probiotics and vitamin C are welcome.
When improving immunity has become the mainstream of market consumption, the nutrition and health product industry has begun to upgrade and restructure, and new opportunities have emerged. Probiotic products and vitamin products also stand out in popular categories and marketing topics.
DOSFARM recently launched two new products: Orange Flavor Sugar-Free Bubble Candy with Vitamin C and Passion Fruit Flavor Sugar-Free Bubble Candy with Lactobacillus Acidophilus.
Vitamin C, also known as L-ascorbic acid, as a water-soluble vitamin necessary for the human body, helps to improve the function of the body’s immune system and participates in the synthesis of collagen, intercellular substance,s and neurotransmitters.
With the substantial growth of the immune health food market in recent years, the demand for vitamin C has also soared. “The sharp rise in vitamin C consumption is mainly due to the outbreak of the epidemic. So far, the market for vitamin C has grown by nearly 70%.” Toby Cohen, chief growth officer of Fangwei Company in the United States, said. After the epidemic, the development trend of the food and beverage industry is obvious, healthy products will become a rigid demand, and vitamin products have also become a new outlet in the food industry. Therefore, under this market trend, we have launched orange-flavored sugar-free Bubble candy containing vitamin C to meet the needs of consumers.
And probiotics are also becoming popular dietary supplements. Interestingly, each probiotic has a different effect on the human body. Lactobacillus acidophilus is one of the most common types of probiotics and can be found in fermented foods, yogurt, and supplements. The World Health Organization defines probiotics as “live microorganisms that, when applied in moderate amounts, provide health benefits to the host”.
So what are the specific benefits of Lactobacillus acidophilus to human health?
Here are 6 ways Lactobacillus acidophilus can benefit your health:
(1) Good for gut health.
The human gut is lined with billions of bacteria that play an important role in health. Lactobacilli are generally very beneficial for gut health. They produce lactic acid, which prevents harmful bacteria from colonizing the gut. They also ensure that the intestinal mucosa remains intact. Lactobacillus acidophilus may increase the number of other healthy bacteria in the gut, including other lactobacilli and bifidobacteria. It also increases levels of short-chain fatty acids that promote gut health, such as butyrate.
(2) Can help prevent and reduce allergic symptoms.
Allergies are common and cause symptoms such as a runny nose or itchy eyes. Fortunately, there is some evidence that certain probiotics can reduce some allergy symptoms. One study found that drinking a fermented milk drink containing Lactobacillus acidophilus improved symptoms of Japanese cedar pollen allergy. Likewise, taking Lactobacillus acidophilus for four months reduced nasal swelling and other symptoms in children with perennial allergic rhinitis, a year-round disease that causes hay fever-like symptoms.
(3) It can promote weight loss.
The bacteria in the gut help control food digestion and many other bodily processes. Therefore, they can affect your weight. There is some evidence that probiotics can help you lose weight, especially if you eat more than one at the same time.
(4) It can improve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
Data show that irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects up to one in five people in some countries. Symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, and abnormal bowel movements. Although little is known about the causes of IBS, some studies suggest it may be caused by certain types of bacteria in the gut.
Therefore, many studies have examined whether probiotics can improve their symptoms. In a study of 60 patients with functional bowel disease, including IBS, taking Lactobacillus acidophilus in combination with another probiotic for one to two months improved swelling. A similar study found that Lactobacillus acidophilus alone also reduced abdominal pain in IBS patients.
(5) Can help prevent and relieve cold and flu symptoms.
Healthy bacteria such as Lactobacillus acidophilus can boost the immune system, which can help reduce the risk of viral infections. In fact, some studies show that probiotics can prevent and improve symptoms of the common cold. Several of these studies examined the effect of Lactobacillus acidophilus on colds in children. In a study of 326 children, Lactobacillus acidophilus probiotics reduced fever by 53%, cough by 41%, and antibiotic use by 68%.
(6) It can help prevent and reduce eczema symptoms.
Eczema is a condition in which the skin becomes inflamed, causing itching and pain. The most common form is called atopic dermatitis. Evidence suggests that probiotics can reduce symptoms of inflammation in adults and children.
One study found that giving pregnant women and their babies a mixture of Lactobacillus acidophilus and other probiotics during the first three months of life reduced the prevalence of eczema by 22 percent by the time the babies turned one.
A similar study found that Lactobacillus acidophilus combined with conventional medical therapy significantly improved symptoms of atopic dermatitis in children.
Besides food, the best way to get Lactobacillus acidophilus is directly through supplements. Many L. acidophilus probiotic supplements can be used alone or in combination with other probiotics.
In conclusion, Lactobacillus acidophilus is a probiotic that is normally found in the human gut and is essential for health. Because of its ability to make lactic acid and interact with the body’s immune system, it can help prevent and treat symptoms of various diseases. To increase L. acidophilus in your gut, try a L. acidophilus supplement, or a product that contains L. acidophilus, like our new passion fruit flavored sugar-free Bubble sugar.
In addition to the nutritional value mentioned above, the unique bubbly taste of sugar-free bubble sugar is also very noteworthy. Our product manifesto is “creative effervescent, effervescent candy”. We are committed to integrating the two characteristics of “healthy” and “delicious” into our products so that more consumers can feel the pleasure brought by delicious candies while maintaining the concept of healthy eating.
If you are interested in the DOSFARM Sugar-Free Bubble Candy mentioned above or want to customize other flavors or candy products with other healthy ingredients, please feel free to contact us!