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Uses Of Lactobacillus acidophilus

Updated on April 3, 2011

Probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus

Lactobacillus acidophilus is the most commonly used probiotic. . Lactobacillus acidophilus inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria. It helps in breaking down of food particles and helps in production of lactic acid and hydrogen peroxide and other byproducts and lactobacillus turns the digestive tract into a hostile environment to prevent harmful bacteria. Lactobacillus acidophilus produces lactase breaking down lactic acid which helps in intolerance of lactose.

Patients who are suffering from diarrhea is given Lactobacillus acidophilus as a supplement. Lactobacillus acidophilus is also used in treatment of urinary tract and vaginal infections. The probiotic lactobacillus acidophilus is taken for replacement of friendly bacteria killed by antibiotics. Lactobacillus acidophilus is also used for prevention of bad bacteria and for better digestion of food. For diarrhea caused by infections and antibiotic use in children, Lactobacillus acidophilus is widely used.

Prevention of vaginal yeast infections is one of the uses of lactobacillus acidophilus. This probiotic is also used in treatment of bladder infections. It is also known to reduce the pain caused by stomach infections. Lactobacillus acidophilus is also considered to be supportive in the treatment of pneumonia and sinusitis. Lactobacillus acidophilus is available in concentrated form of freeze-dried powders, granules, and capsules. In market, Lactobacillus acidophilus is available in the form of liquid. Lactobacillus acidophilus is taken by mixing with water, milk, or any juice.

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      Emily 

      7 years ago

      Great article, thanks, helped me a lot with my homework on useful micro organisms

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      Jenny 

      8 years ago

      Its a good bacteria.

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      William Green 

      8 years ago

      it works.

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      Patrick 

      9 years ago

      Lactobacillus acidophilus? isn't that a bacteria, and shouldn't the introduction of it to your body be considered carefully. Your article sounds a little frightening. many use one natural solution to fight natural biological problems, but this almost always results in bad side effects.

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