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Acidophilus and Other Probiotics
Supplement Forms/Alternate Names
- B. bifidus
- L. acidophilus
- L. bulgaricus
- L. casei
- L. gasseri
- L. reuteri
- L. plantarum
- L. sakei
- Lactobacillus GG
- Lactobacillus LB
- S. salivarius
- S. thermophilus
- Saccharomyces boulardii
Principal Proposed Uses
Other Proposed Uses
- Allergic Rhinitis
- Behcet’s Syndrome
- Canker Sores
- Colds (Prevention)
- Colon Cancer (Prevention)
- Constipation (Chronic)
- Diverticular Disease
- High Cholesterol
- Immune Support
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease ( Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease )
- Liver Disease
- Milk Allergies
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Vaginal Infection
- Ventilator-associated Pneumonia
- Yeast Hypersensitivity Syndrome
What Is the Scientific Evidence for Acidophilus and Other Probiotics?
Other Forms of Diarrhea
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Actimel with L. paracasei (L. casei) , Streptococcus thermophilus , and Lactobacillus bulgaricus
- L. plantarum HEAL 9 plus L. paracasei 8700:2
- Lactobacillus rhamnosus strain GG
- L. rhamnosus plus Bifidobacterium lactis Bb-12
- Lactobacillus acidophilus plus Bifidobacterium bifidum
- L. acidophilus plus L. casei
Supplementation for Infant Growth and Development
Interactions You Should Know About
- If you are taking antibiotics : It may be beneficial to take probiotic supplements at the same time, and to continue them for a couple of weeks after you have finished the course of drug treatment. This will help restore the balance of natural bacteria in your digestive tract.
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- Reviewer: EBSCO CAM Review Board
- Review Date: 12/2015
- Update Date: 07/06/2016