research work, Dr. Shahani has optimized exceptional strains of microorganisms,
the most noted of which is the extraordinary Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1. This specially isolated and
cultured strain of L. acidophilus is grown
and produced under specific conditions, which provide the cultures with
properties of great significance for digestion, nutrition, and physiological
special methods are exclusive to only a few flora products that are among only
a select number of products manufactured at a facility associated with a
university research program.This makes
the L. acidophilus DDS-1 unquestionably one of the finest flora ever produced.
During the past
20 years, as part of an ongoing research program on Probiotics at the
University of Nebraska, more than 200 L. acidophilus products collected from
the United States and abroad were examined. Almost 70-80% of these samples did
not measure up to numerical claims and, in fact, nearly 50% of the samples did
not have even 10 percent of the claimed number of live organisms. Several
samples even showed undesirable or pathogenic organisms present.
In order for any microorganism
to continue to play any beneficial role beyond the period of time of its actual
ingestion, it has to implant itself and multiply rapidly in the gut to avoid
being expunged entirely. They must attach themselves to the human intestinal
cells, or mucosal cells. To achieve this they must first be able to clinch to
the mucosal surface. Second, our immune system must no reject the bacteria off
often raised in the scientific circles is whether the final consumer actually
gets the same nutritional and therapeutic benefits from different products that
are being marketed.
Each microbe is
like an individual and has its own distinct personality. Affection and warmth
are given to those microbes through nourishment and temperature. These
personality traits can be affected if the environment in which they are
produced is no conductive to growth.
acidophilus products available commercially are not prepared alike. The name on
the bottle is meaningless if the bottle does not contain the right L.
acidophilus strain. Many cannot eve survive stomach fluids. Some manufactures
give numbers of live cells at the time of formulation, packaging, or bottling,
but after manufacturing and storage the number of live cells can drop to almost
For the bacteria
to successfully implant itself to the surface of the intestinal wall, they must
be host-specific, in our case human specific otherwise they will pass straight
through the intestines and will not implant. Products like these are considered
a waste of money.
Because L. acidophilus DDS-1 was isolated from
human source, it is exceedingly well accepted by the human body, implanting and
multiplying in the intestinal tract more easily than flora from animal strains
such as those used to make yogurt and some other flora supplements.
inhabitation L. acidophilus must not only be able to tolerate and pass
through the highly acid stomach environment, but also be able to grow and
proliferate at physiological levels of bile salts and adhere to the intestinal
acidophilus DDS-1 is incredibly resilient. Resiliency is crucial because it
determines whether flora supplements are of any benefit at all. Many other
strains are not resilient enough, and do not ensure successful implantation in
the intestinal tract.
DDS-1 can survive in temperatures that will kill many other strains and is
resistant to normal bile salts which normally would break down the fatty cell
membranes of the microorganisms consequently killing them.
DDS-1 has been reported to be highly resistant to several commonly known
antibiotics like penicillin, streptomycin, and Aureomycin. Such resistance is
extremely important because it can be taken even while taking antibiotics.
L. Acidophilus DDS-1 is also highly stable even under adverse
conditions of manufacture and storage. Normally microorganisms such as L.
Acidophilus are affected adversely by heat, moisture or humidity, light and
air. The unique process of manufacturing DDS-1, coupled with the addition of a
suitable cryoprotectantand specially
designed natural stabilizers, protects the microorganisms against humidity
(moisture), light, heat, and oxygen (from air), providing stability unsurpassed
as far as is known.
There are several
different choices when it comes to supplements containing L. Acidophilus, but there is only one L. acidophilus DDS-1.