Other name is acidophilus
Bacteria is usually something we try to avoid, but Lactobacillus acidophilus is one type of bacteria we may ant to seek out. It resembles certain bacteria that occur naturally in our bodies. These bacteria inhabit our colon and vagina, playing a important role in digestion and controlling the overgrowth of fungi and other organisms. For some people, taking antibiotics can upset this delicate balance. The reason because, antibiotics cannot distinguish between, good, bacteria and harmful bacteria. When the helpful bacteria diminish the result can be intestinal problems and, for women, vaginal yeast infections. Ingesting acidophilus during and after a course of antibiotics can help restore populations of good bacteria. Helping other ways as well, theses bacteria have been found to reduce the incidence of yeast infections in susceptible women. By helping to break down lactose ( milk and sugar ), acidophilus can make it easier for people who are lactose intolerant to digest milk. It also may help to relieve symptoms of spastic colon. Some studies suggest it may one day be useful in treating or reducing the risk of colon cancer, lower cholesterol levels, boost immunity, and help help in treatment of allergies.
Aids with: canker sores, constipation, diarrhea, gas, urinary tract infections, lactose intolerance, postantibiotic therapy, spastic colon, yeast infections.
There is a precaution, people who have a serious, medically treated intestinal problems should consult their doctor before taking acidophilus.
Acidophilus is sold in capsules, tablets, powders, and liquids. It is also added to some yogurt, krfir, and milk products. Check the labels to make sure acidophilus is listed as a ingredient.