Definition of Acidophilus:

A microflora (good bacteria) that acts as a digestive aid and lives in your intestines helping your body fight disease.

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Canker Sores (Aphthous Ulcers)

...recommendation Lactobacillus Acidophilus
Acidophilus/bifidus consumption has been found to be useful for the prevention of canker sores in some individuals...”

Carbohydrate Intolerance

...the condition
“...Probiotics: Probiotics containing lactobacillus acidophilus can help reduce the digestive discomfort associated with carbohydrate malabsorption...”
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Chitosan a treatment
“...Chitin and chitosan are also now being taken like acidophilus, FOS, and other supplements to speed the transit of foods through the digestive system and to promote the growth of beneficial live bacteria in the intestines...”


...recommendation Probiotics
“A study of hospitalized children showed that a combination of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium infantis was effective in treating acute diarrhea...”


...the condition
“...Lactobacillus acidophilus (3 capsules or 1 tsp daily) and other types of healthy bacteria treat the infection naturally by re-establishing the intestinal flora...”

Grapefruit Seed Extract a treatment
“...Consequently, if this herb is to be used long-term in the treatment of a chronic infection, supplemental acidophilus may need to be taken...”

Helicobacter Pylori Infection

...the condition
“...A 2002 trial demonstrated that a mixed probiotic acidophilus preparation failed to eradicate the H. pylori infection in the patients upon whom it was tried...”


...recommendation Lactobacillus Acidophilus
“Supplementation with Acidophilus (one capsule with meals) helps keep healthy levels of the "good" bacteria in your body.”

Immune System Imbalance (TH2 Dominance)

...recommendation Probiotics
“...Acidophilus – promotes resistance to colonization of candida albicans...”

Lactobacillus Acidophilus a treatment
“Out of the hundreds of strains of bacteria resident in the human gastrointestinal tract, Lactobacillus acidophilus is but one – but an extremely important one...”

Lactose Intolerance

...the condition
“...Adding sufficient acidophilus bacteria or commercial preparations of the enzyme lactose to milk-containing meals will prevent symptoms and improve nutrient absorption for individuals with lactose intolerance, but not...”
...recommendation Lactobacillus Acidophilus
“Adding sufficient acidophilus bacteria or commercial preparations of the enzyme lactose to milk-containing meals will prevent symptoms and improve nutrient absorption for individuals with lactose intolerance, but not...”
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Myeloproliferative Neoplasm

...the condition
“...fatty acids such as fish oil, 1 – 2 capsules or 1 – 3 tablespoonfuls oil, 1 – 3 times daily, to help decrease inflammation and help with immunity; A probiotic supplement containing Lactobacillus acidophilus, 5-10 billion CFUs (colony forming units) a day, when needed for maintenance of gastrointestinal and immune health...”

Poor Small Intestine Health

...recommendation Lactobacillus Acidophilus
Acidophilus is essential in the absorption of nutrients from our food...”

Premenstrual Syndrome

...recommendation Lactobacillus Acidophilus
“Lactobacillus acidophilus has been shown to inhibit the fecal bacterial enzyme, beta-glucuronidase, which is responsible for deconjugating liver conjugated estrogen.”

Probiotics a treatment
“...The most important of these are Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum...”

Soil Based Organisms a treatment
“...Yogurt is an acidophilus based "probiotic"...”

Ulcerative Colitis

...recommendation Probiotics
“...A two-day course of multiple broad-spectrum antibiotics to "decontaminate" the gut is followed by administration of defined strains of E. coli, and Lactobacillus acidophilus to produce a "reflorastation" of the colon...”

Vaginal Itching

...the condition
“...many other things you can try to do to help prevent (and help treat) the vaginal itching from appearing or returning during your pregnancy ... Eat yogurt with live cultures or take lactobacillus acidophilus tablets when using antibiotics...”

Vaginitis/Vaginal Infection

...the condition
“...Acidophilus, "friendly" bacteria, can be reintroduced into the body both systemically, through oral acidophilus, and locally, through the douche...”
...recommendation Probiotics
“Twice-daily vaginal douches, using 2 teaspoons full of acidophilus/bifidus powder in a quart of warm water, will help treat many recurrent vaginal yeast infections...”
...recommendation Ozone / Oxidative Therapy
“...A study showed that the vaginas of 47 of 53 healthy women, but only 30 of 102 women with bacterial vaginosis, contained predominantly L. acidophilus and L. plantarum...”

Yeast / Candida Infection

...the condition
“...Acidophilus supplementation has been shown to be ineffective in candidal infections when used by itself, but can be helpful if a deficiency exists or could be helpful when used in combination with...”
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