Definition of Lactobacillus:

A genus of gram-positive, acid-resistant bacteria in the Lactobacillaceae family.  We know of lactobacillus because of its use in making yogurt and the conventional wisdom of taking it in one form or another after antibiotic therapy, but it is an integral part of the colon and mouth flora, and is the critical acidifying agent in vaginal flora.  There is a growing body of rather ignored data showing the value of regular consumption of a lactobacillus-containing food in immunosuppression, slow virus, and candidiasis conditions.

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Atrophic Gastritis

...the condition
“...Lactobacillus gasseri was the only one among several organisms administered that was successfully implanted in healthy and atrophic gastritis individuals.”

Bacterial Dysbiosis

...the condition
“...Exposure to antibiotics or a diet depleted of soluble fiber may create an absolute deficiency of normal fecal flora, including Bifidobacteria, Lactobacillus and E. Coli...”
...our question about Proton pump inhibitor use
“...produce a more alkaline environment that is unfriendly to acid-tolerant bacteria such as Helicobacter pylori, may actually allow the overgrowth of other types of bacteria in the stomach, including Lactobacillus, Enterobacter, Staphylococcus and Propionibacterium which can result in inflammation, gastritis and ulceration...”
...recommendation Arabinogalactans
“...The effect is to increase good bacteria such as bifidobacteria and lactobacillus, while decreasing bad bacteria.”
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Canker Sores (Aphthous Ulcers)

...recommendation Lactobacillus Acidophilus
“...Topical use, by chewing lactobacillus tablets several times each day, may also reduce the soreness in some cases...”

Carbohydrate Intolerance

...the condition
“...Probiotics: Probiotics containing lactobacillus acidophilus can help reduce the digestive discomfort associated with carbohydrate malabsorption...”


...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...”

Gastric/Peptic/Duodenal Ulcers

...the condition
“...These include Lactobacillus, Enterobacter, Staphylococcus and Propionibacterium...”

Giardiasis Infection

...recommendation Probiotics
“...For example, Lactobacillus johnsonii strain La1 has demonstrated the ability to produce substances that inhibit growth of G. intestinalis in vitro...”

Immune System Imbalance (TH2 Dominance)

...recommendation Probiotics
“The specific bacteria that help balance a TH2 dominant immune system are ... Lactobacillus Plantarum and L casei – potent inducers of IL-12 and IFN-gamma...”
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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...”

Myeloproliferative Neoplasm

...the condition
“...selenium; Omega-3 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...”

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...”

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...”

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

...recommendation Cranberry Juice
“...Another 50 drank a preparation of Lactobacillus, while the final 50 women were given no treatment...”

Vaginal Itching

...the condition
“...There are 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...”


...related topic
“...Vaginosis: A vaginal infection characterized by a smelly discharge and the presence of Gardnerella, Mycoplasma, or other anaerobic bacteria, with the lack of Lactobacillus species.”

Vaginitis/Vaginal Infection

...the condition
“...Instead of the normal predominance of Lactobacillus bacteria, increased numbers of organisms such as Gardnerella vaginalis, Bacteroides, Mobiluncus, and Mycoplasma hominis are found in the vagina in women with BV...”
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