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
- 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
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: 08/2013 -
- Update Date: 00/60/2014 -