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Lactobacillus acidophilus

Also Known As : Lactobacillus bulgaricus, acidophilus



Lactobacillus acidophilus is a type of bacteria found in the intestines. These are "friendly" bacteria that normally live in our digestive, urinary, and genital systems without causing disease. This bacteria helps the digestive system to break down sugars, such as lactose, into lactic acid. Lactobacillus acidophilus is often sold as an herbal supplement. Some strains of Lactobacilli are used to make cheese and yogurt. These are Lactobacillus bulgaricus.

Health benefits

  • Researchers suggest that L. acidophilus, may lower the risk of getting depression or even help treat symptoms in people with depression. (1) 
  • It may help relieve the effects of lactose intolerance by helping the body metabolize lactose. (1) 
  • Several studies reveal that consuming L. acidophilus and other probiotics may improve symptoms of IBS like diarrhea, constipation, bloating, and other symptoms. (1) 

Selection Guide

Make sure to check the expiry date before buying the supplement.


People with short bowel syndrome might be more likely than other people to develop lactobacillus infections. Also, people with ulcerative colitis that is severe enough to require hospitalization might be more likely than other people to develop lactobacillus infections. (2)

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