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(1) A popular term for yogurt bacteria, which help restore normal GI-tract flora, after its alteration by antibiotics; acidophilus also may be useful in managing mucocutaneous candidiasis.
(2) Lactobacillus acidophilus, see there.


The bacteria called Lactobacillus acidophilus that is usually found in yogurt.


n Latin names:
Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus bulgaricus; part used: entire organism; uses: stimulates growth of bacteria in digestive tract; treats urinary tract infections, yeast infections, thrush in babies; also claimed to encourage nonspecific immunity and to prevent cancerous growths in breast and colon; precautions: lactose intolerance. Also called
Bacid, Lactinex, MoreDophilus, Probiata, Probiotics, Superdolphilus, or
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For instance, if one ingests a high dose of acidophilus today and a stool sample is taken a week or two later, slightly different acidophilus strains will be found than originally ingested.
acidophilus ATCC 43121 assimilating 52 and 56 [micro]g/ml, respectively after which there was a decline in the reduction.
acidophilus or EGF in addition to lansoprazole, compared to those not receiving either probiotic or EGF after pre-treatment with PPI (group 8).
In the study, the modified Lactobacillus acidophilus entered the gut, which is akin to a battlefield of friendly fire with immune cells attacking the intestine.
Effects of live cultures of lactobacillus acidophilus (strains np45 and np51) and propionibacterium freudenreichii on performance, carcass, and intestinal characteristics, and escherichia coli strain o157 shedding of finishing beef steers.
Acidophilus, one form of the Lactobacillus family, is primarily found in the small intestines.
It contains lactobacillus acidophilus, two other species of friendly bacteria, and fructooligosaccharides (FOS)-fruit and plant derivatives which help to promote a healthy environment for probiotic flora to flourish.
acidophilus had no effect on global IBS symptoms, no effect on cramping, and no effect on flatulence, but did appear to reduce bloating.
The L acidophilus group is less incriminated as a human pathogen and is divided in two subgroups (L acidophilus, which includes L acidophilus, L amylo-vorus, L crispatus, L gallinarum, and L gasseri, which includes L gasseri and L jensenii).
The breast feeders harbor more of the beneficial, food-digesting bacteria, such as acidophilus and bifidus, as well as less of the coliform Escherichia coli and other germs that can make infants sick.
The mints have a special coating that helps absorption of Lactobacillus acidophilus (bacteria which are important for digesting food as well as maintaining health) into the gut to help ensure the bacteria survive.