Last Modified on Jul 11, 2014
Acidophilus (Lactobacillus acidophilus) is bacteria that occurs naturally in our small intestines, and is referred to as a probiotic species (good germ), that helps us maintain intestinal health and aids in our digestion. Acidophilus is popular among digestive supplements, as it is a natural part of our digestive system and can be replenished by eating yogurt with live cultures of acidophilus, and even some kinds of cheese.
Acidophilus is very useful for those with lactose intolerance. When your body's digestive enzymes have trouble breaking down lactose, the result can be discomfort, cramping, and diarrhea. Acidophilus can aid in providing additional enzymes to help break down lactose. Along with lactobacillus acidophilus, there are other species of probiotics or good bacterias along with acidophilus, such as lactobacillus bifidus, which is the dominant bacteria in the guts of newborns and very helpful in breaking down breast milk and other forms of dairy.
Holistic Treatment Using Acidophilus
On this page are numerous uses for acidophilus and other probiotics, submitted to us by our Earth Clinic readers. In particular, we find that acidophilus is useful in curing bacterial vaginosis, bad breath, boils, cold sores, and even sore throat. In addition to these cures, there are also a number of discussions and even a recipe for homemade yogurt. Let us know how you use acidophilus remedies, and how they worked for your better health!
Acidophilus is one of the more popular treatments for Bacterial Vaginosis.
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[YEA] My friend who sells herbs and vitamins noticed my bad breath and told me how to cure it. He said my small intestine was in need of good bacteria so he put me on Acidophilus (___, 8 billion) per day and now I not only never have bad breath, my gums no longer bleed and hurt and it is helping me with my fight with Candida. I won't go without the Acidophilus ever again!